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  • Valentine Sponge Painting

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    Valentine’s Day is tomorrow but there’s still time for a some Valentine sponge painting fun with your little one.  You probably even already have all the necessary materials kicking around the house. As a bonus you can turn these into adorable kid made Valentine’s for your tots to pass
  • 10 Stay at Home Date Night Ideas

    Stay at Home Dates
    What can I say, hubby and I like date night. Before kids we went out a lot. Oh how I miss that! But, we’ve been trying to carry on with our date night traditions even with two little ones. More often then not that means in-house date nights so
  • Chocolate Dessert Cups with Fresh Berries

    The other night the hubs brought home some to-die-for Godiva chocolate dessert cups filled with berries. The first thing I did was thank him and promptly eat said dessert. The second thing I did was begin to plot how I could recreate this chocolate berry goodness myself. Making the

Fun and Learning with Mickey’s Magical Math World

Needless to say it’s busy around here and sometimes (and I’m just gonna be honest here), the only way to keep my no-longer-napping-somedays 3 year old sitting in one spot and quiet long enough for me to really

Paper Plate Spiders

Well hello there! Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? Mr. C started preschool this fall and he subsequently has pretty much stopped napping so I guess that’s sort of the same thing

Toddler Trail Mix

Mr. C has just started preschool. The highlight? Snack time of course. It’s all about the snacks! At open house the school gave students an adorable little canvas bag with their name on it that they are

Uncommon Goods

If you were one of my best friends you can bet that on more than one occasion we’d be headed out together for a little retail therapy. (At the very least we’d be chatting about our latest and

Cake Boss

My husband has become our own personal “cake boss” of sorts.It all started rather innocently after binge watching Cake Boss episodes on Neflix last winter. Around the time of Little E’s first birthday to be precise. The

Back to School Snacking With Nature Box

My oldest is picky. I mean really picky when it comes to food choices. Over the years I’ve learned the best way to get his buy in in regards to healthy eating is to simply let him

Making Road Trips Easier

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign withPollinate Media Group™ and Wet-Nap but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #showusyourmess We love a good summer road trip. Dad works long hard

Back to School Shopping with Kohl’s Disney Jake & Sofia

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Kohl’s. I received a promotional item to facilitate my review. All opinions along with my shopaholic tendencies are all my own.  It’s no secret I love

Felt Silly Faces Busy Bag Activity

I recently came across this Felt Caterpillar Busy Bag tutorial from Toddler Approved. I instantly knew I needed to do something like it for my guys! They just looove googly eyes and the creations her kids made from that busy bag

A Perfect Movie Night

Ok seriously, what makes up the perfect movie night? Good company, maybe some good wine (for Mom & Dad) and of course good popcorn (ie. not burned).  Movie night isn’t the same without the popcorn. Some things just