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  • DIY Reindeer Ornament

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    When I told you I was obsessed with homemade Christmas ornaments I wasn’t joking around. I’ve got one more DIY ornament for you before the big day. I think this one is my favorite this year!  I am head over heels in love with the way our Reindeer Ornaments
  • Fine Motor Filled Christmas Ornaments

    Filled Christmas ornaments. Fun & festive activity for fine motor skills practice.
    Making Christmas ornaments has long been a Christmas tradition for our family. I made ornaments every year as a kid and these days I am thoroughly enjoying making ornaments every year with my own kids. Today I’m sharing with you some super simple fun filled Christmas ornaments that Mr.
  • Decorating (foam) Christmas Trees

    We are currently hooked on foam shapes over here. Not to mention a little someone has discovered that he loves using glue.  I’ve typically used glue dots in most of our projects up to this point (or glue & a paintbrush) because I just could not fathom dealing with

Vtech InnoTab Max Review

Our family was provided with a Innotab Max from Vtech in order to facilitate this review.  I’m gonna be honest. My four year old loves his screen time. I think when used wisely screen time can really

Aromatherapy Bags Gift Idea & Coupon Code

I had a chance to connect with a old friend this summer that is doing something rather cool so in support of her and her self-made small business, Sacred Space Aromatherapy Gifts,  I thought I would share it with

Popcorn & Peanuts (The Movie)

I can’t believe Halloween is finally upon us! Are you ready? I think we are. We have been up to our ears in Halloween festivities and traditions for the last week or better. We’ve visited the pumpkin

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Triple Play #TriplePlay10

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Club of America.I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’ve already shared with you that we’ve been making some

My Little Photographer | Vtech Kidizoom Action Cam Review

One of the best ways to get my kids on board with my photography obsession is to let them participate. That can mean a lot of things but it definitely means  letting them do more than just be

Taking Care of You (& Me)

We’ve been making a lot of lifestyle changes around here and I’ve been trying to figure out the best way to begin sharing it all with you because I really do want to share. (I mean craving kale

A Party & Party Tips with Play All Day Elmo

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central forHasbro and Playskool. I received product samples and a party stipend to facilitate my review, as well as a promotional item to thank me for my

Bead Apple Tree Craft for Kids

Hello September! Although the weather would argue differently (um,  90+ degrees today thank you). Fall is essentially here as far as we are concerned. The kiddie pools are put away, and the fall decorations are calling to

Whole Wheat Rotini w/ Roasted Zucchini – #FallForFlavor

This post is sponsored by Mezzetta Napa Valley Homemade pasta sauces. That said, my love for pasta sauce and wholesome real food is all my own. With school starting and fall knocking on the door, our routines

7 Ways to Keep Your Child’s Birthday Simple & Fun

I feel like we’ve had birthday after birthday this summer and most recently Mr. C turned four.  Four!  I can not believe it! It’s so cliche but time really does fly. We have had our share of