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  • 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 as falling off the face of the earth right? Ok, I know
  • 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

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

Summer Memories at the Fishing Hole #HelloSummerFun

I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for my participation My boys

It’s a Tie-Dye Sleepover Party! {Tie-Dye Pillow Cases}

This post is brought to you buy I Love to Create and Blueprint Social I always seem to have an over abundance of party ideas for the little kids but the big kids…..well not necessarily so much.

UncommonGoods Kid Quotes Contest

Kids say the most adorable things don’t they? I continually tell myself I’m going to start keeping a record of all the cute & funny things that my kids come up (like how Little E calls lady bugs “Happy

Self Portraits of Mom ( A Mother’s Day Tradition)

I decided to take on a little personal photography project this Mother’s Day.  The idea was to get in at least one photo a day for the 10 days leading up to Mother’s Day. If you have been following

Spring Shopping with Carter’s

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. Ah, spring! I thought you would never get here.