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  • Halloween Tea Light Holders

    Halloween Tea Lights
    Alrighty friendlies,  only a couple of days left until Halloween and I’ve got one more craft/activity for you. These Halloween tea light holders are made from upcycled baby food jars. They were as much fun for me to make as they were for my 9 year old. He thought
  • Halloween Glitter Garland

    Halloween Glitter Garland
    We are still cranking out the Halloween projects around here. With only a week left until Halloween we are out to make the most of it. It’s one of my favorite themes of the year for projects! In fact I hope to bring you a few more before the
  • Monster Stew – A Halloween Sensory Bin for Baby

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    We are cramming in all the Halloween fun we can possibly have over the next week and a half and sharing it with you.  I hope that maybe you might find some inspiration for some “spooky” Halloween fun with your littles ones too! Like I have said before. Mister

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

Play Dough Cupcake Factory

I honestly love making homemade gifts when it seems like a good fit.  I find it’s a lot easier to do when the kiddos are younger than when they are older so I try to take advantage

What Will I Do if I Can’t Tie My Shoe? | Summer Book Exchange

Summer Reading. Those two things go hand in hand don’t they? That’s why when the Love Books Summer Book Exchange showed up on my radar I couldn’t help but want to participate. What is the Love Books Summer