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  • Play Dough Cupcake Factory

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    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 while I can.  Recently we put together this little play dough cupcake factory
  • Sound Bottles

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    Earlier this week I shared with you that I was taking part in the 6 Days of Sensory Play for Kids blog hop. Well we are down to the last couple of days and today I’m back to share with you on the topic of Auditory Sensory Play. Today
  • Sea Life Play Dough Imprints

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    My (now almost 3yr old) Mr. C was so taken with making imprints and star shapes in the play dough from our red white & blue play dough last week that I thought I would capitalize on his interests for a few more activities. One of which turned out

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  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV 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