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  • Fall Harvest Sensory Bin

    Fall Harvest Sensory Bin
    I have a confession to make. I love sensory bins. Mr. C however, can often take them or leave them. Sometimes what I think is sure to be a great hit, he will look at briefly, play with for 5 seconds and then move on. This happens with sensory
  • Play Dough Turkeys

    Play Dough Turkeys
    I am still desperately trying to get back on track after the hectic week we had last week and the time change this past weekend. Part of returning to ‘normal’ around here and returning to some reasonable semblance of a schedule means getting back to our afternoon invitations.  Our
  • Fall / Thanksgiving Memory Match Game

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    I don’t know about you, but we’ve spent the last few days trying to recover from Halloween and now the time change. I won’t complain though because it’s been mighty dark in the morning around here and I’m welcoming the daylight with my morning coffee. While I’m busying picking

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.

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