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  • Green Week Highlights & Some Ice and Water Play

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    You may have seen in a previous post that I’ve been focusing on a color of the week with our little Mr. C who is 20 months old.  As we start out every color week, we go on a little scavenger hunt around the house collecting items in the
  • Upcycled Milk Jugs

    In the interest of going greener I’ve been trying to think of ways to reuse a lot of stuff that we would otherwise toss. As I was washing some milk jugs out for recycling the other day, a couple of ideas came to me. Now I happened to use
  • Ice Ice Baby

    I’m often inspired by the everyday simple things when it comes to thinking up activities for the babe. This time I was inspired by how much fun the munchkin man was having sticking his fingers in his grandmother’s water glass and playing with the ice cubes. I wanted to

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

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