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  • DIY Craft Stick Easter Puzzles

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    We are less than a week from Easter and we are busy doing all of our last minute crafting and planning this week. To be honest though with the weather turning nicer I’m pretty much ready to be done with all the holiday activities and get on with living
  • Decorating Minecraft Easter Eggs

    DIY Minecraft Easter Eggs
    This post is actually part of something new we are taking part in. These Minecraft Easter Eggs were brought about specifically for the Tinkerlab Creative Challenge. First, what is the Tinkerlab Creative Challenge you ask?  Well to quote Tinkerlab it’s a bi-monthly challenge that ” invites children to create,
  • Plastic Egg Scoop Activity

    Egg Scoop
    My two little guys (13 months & 2.5 yrs)  are starting to interact more. I will often catch them playing side by side. I can tell they are trying. Little E tries his best to follow C around the house. It’s so cute. I could watch them all day.

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

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 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