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Friday, October 19, 2018

Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots Blog Hop

A very big crafty hello and welcome to our very special blog hop collaboration with 
Pretty Pink Posh & Glue Dots! 

    We are going to bring you a fun blog hop where there are PRIZES from both companies up for grabs, along with inspiration and videos. The crafters involved in this hop are going to bring you an array of projects, coloring inspiration and a variety of ways to have fun with both Pretty Pink Posh; Glue Dots collectively. 

Here's a sneak peak of the fun I had with Pretty Pink Posh and Glue Dots, but there's so much more!

We have a super talented line up ahead.... 

Friday, September 21, 2018

Have a Norse Day Treat Bag Topper; Pink and Main Blog Hop with Glue Dots

Yay for another Blog Hop! This time it's with Glue Dots and Pink and Main. LOVE their cute cute stamp sets! I had so much fun with this little stamp set and couldn't decide which cute stamps I wanted to use from them all!

Keep reading to see how I started mine. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

Glue Dots ® and Whimsy Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome to the fun today at a Glue Dots and Whimsy Stamps Blog hop. If this is your first landing site, head on over to Glue Dots here to see so many other blogs and fun ideas!

Join us from August 27h through August 31st for a fun joint blog hop between Whimsy Stamps and Glue Dots. Our teams will be sharing lots of beautiful projects featuring products from both of these companies. And we will have lots of prizes hidden along the hop as well as a grand prize valued at $100! 

To enter into the giveaways, you just need to comment on EACH blog throughout the hop. Then for the grand prize after you have commented on all stops along the hop, enter your name and email in the linky tool at the last stop. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Monday, September 3rd. Good luck and have fun!

Make sure to scroll down to see the fun I had with Whimsy stamps too!

Friday, August 24, 2018

Healthy Kids Snack Fun

Well, I don't know about you, but my kids are already back to school and everyday they come home and the first thing I hear is, "What's for snack?" I start to hate those words. lol So today I have something fun to help out with those snack ideas. AND all you need is a white plate (found mine at a local dollar store) and a sharpie. That's it! 

Here you go! 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Couple years off

Hello for anyone still out there! haha I ended up taking a couple years off of blogging due to a difficult pregnancy, new baby, move to a new to us, but a fixer-upper house, yada, yada, yada...if you follow me on other social media, you have probably seen that I still have posted here and there on my Instagram and FB sites and still enjoy creating! While my focus isn't blogging in my life still right now, I did want to post things here and there too again. So here I am!

here's a fun little Father's Day Gift idea that you can have done in no time! So cute and super easy!

All you need is a jar of nutella, a little paper and gluedots, and some string and pics of your little loved ones!

Throw it all together and you get Adorable!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Papercrafting Fun and Blog Hop with Cardmaker

I'm so excited to be part of a fun Halloween Blog Hop with CardMakers blog and Glue Dots today! 

With Halloween just around the corner, you can find all kinds of fun cards and papercrafting on this blog hop! AND there's even a giveaway you can enter on GlueDots blog too! 

BUT, before you start checking them all out...I want to share with you the fun I had papercrafting and dressing up this little treat to give away. It was so easy and fun and fast too!

Have you seen the fun ways people dress up cupcakes? That's what got me started on this project, but then I adapted it to work not only with cupcakes, but with cookies, or mini donuts too! So fun and you can change it up!

Here's what you'll need:

Monday, October 10, 2016

No Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas; DIY Bubble Gum Machine Pumpkin

 Do your kids have pumpkin decorating contests at their school? Ours do in a few grades. My daughter made a minion a couple years ago. And this year my first grader brought home a pumpkin from her field trip to the pumpkin patch and got to decorate it (without any carving). She had all kinds of ideas and even drew them all out, but this is the one she chose. 

I love that it was easy enough that she could do almost all of it herself!
She was so proud and LOVES it!

Here's how we made it. We actually already had everything we needed at home to make it too! Super simple!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

How to Relax and Enjoy that Road Trip (Plus a Travel Center Tutorial & 25+ Game/Activity Ideas!)

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What do you think of when you hear the word "road trip"? Do you groan and remember being stuck in a car for what felt like forever? OR do you get excited and start planning right away? I have to say that I have felt some of BOTH of these emotions. BUT...over the years, as we have traveled literally from the South to the North on both sides of the country, I have come to feel excitement all of the time now. Most of this is due to figuring out how to make road trips successful and making everyone in the car happy. And today I'm going to share all of my great tips with you to do just that!

Plus I have over 25 game and activity ideas for many different ages that you can play in the car...including a tutorial to make this fun and easy DIY Travel Activity Center.  

It's magnetic and keeps everything in one place and from falling all over the floor. So keep reading to see How to Make Your Road Trip a Happy One For Everyone.

The key is to prepare!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Childrens Books and Crafts Round Up; Goodnight Moon and DIY Children's Moon Nightlight

I'm excited to share today's post with you today. I love reading and want to instill that in my kids, so today I am sharing a favorite Children's book of ours for our littles and a craft to go along with it.  AND my little post is just part of 50+!!! posts on the same thing. Lots of lots of great books and crafts are being shared this week. I gotta say, I'm so happy that I was invited and signed up to be part of this big round up months ago, With everything being "out of whack" in my life recently, this has been great to still do with my kids. Read It, Make it Book + Craft over at Emma Owls here

AND it's perfect timing, with the summer months coming up! These will be great little afternoon time  filling helpers!

I honestly had a hard time choosing what book to do a craft on, so we've actually done a few lately. I posted one we have done in the past here with the book: There's a Monster at the end of this Book. It's still a favorite book of my kids and one I remember as a kid too!

But today, I chose a "classic" Goodnight Moon. It's one of those books that you read to your kids when they are really young, but that my 16 year old can still remember the words to! I love that! I love this book! It's so simple and yet the kids just love it!

And for the craft, I thought, what better than to make a fun little moon themed night light that the kids can take to bed after reading the book before bed?! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Seasons of Life and Balancing it all

It's been awhile since I've been on here. I've still been pretty active on my FB and Instagram sites, but real life has taken over for me the last few months. And I've decided that's ok. It's all about seasons of life and balancing and right now, in this season, it's all I can do to get through some days and get my kids fed. Not necessarily the funnest and most glamorous of times for me (haha), but needed right now.

I announced that I was pregnant last fall and was sick. A lot! So, I've been pregnant and sick before, but nothing like this. It usually goes away by week 16 for me, and frankly it has not gone away this time. I am not sure I would have had more kids (or at least this many!) if every pregnancy was like this. It's like having the flu for 9 months! I've always had some issues like bad acid/heartburn when pregnant and my leg going numb when I am up very long, rashes, etc. But on top of that, I recently discovered that for the first time, I have gestational diabetes and low iron, so now my days seem to revolve around 1) my family (getting kids fed and to school and HW done), laying down constantly bc that's the only way I feel halfway normal still, trying to keep up with laundry, dishes, etc. and now 2) eating...I feel like I have to think about it lol I have to get up and check my blood sugar (and my fasting levels are always high!) So that kinda stresses me just to check my blood sugar, but I try not to stress, bc that also raises them! Ugh! Then I count carbs and protein levels of everything I eat all day. I time myself when I eat to when I have to again check my blood sugar levels, and then need to snack in between each meal and make sure I get ENOUGH carbs in...and this all while still not feeling well and really, just wanting some dang pizza! lol I am sure many others have gone through the same, and really this is a minor complication in pregnancy, compared to so many others. This isn't a sob story. I'm just saying it's affected my everyday. Thus, the lack of posts. :)

Anyway, I'm on the downhill at 31 weeks tomorrow! Yay! And still enjoy creating and can't wait to do more of it again soon! It's just as much fun while you are feeling sick. haha So thanks to all that have asked how I have been and have kept in touch through FB and Instagram.

Check back this week though, bc I have a couple of fun posts coming up!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Easy Peasy Bunny Cake

I remember making these fun bunny cakes when I was a kid, and now I get to help my own kiddos make them. They're so easy and turn out so cute and fun!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

100th Day of School; Dress up like you are a 100 years old day

This week my daughter's class celebrated the 100th day of school. They were all told that they could dress up the way they think they will look when they are 100 years. I gotta say...I had a ton of fun with this and can't stop cracking up at all of my daughter's facial expressions in these pics! haha My younger daughter said, "I didn't know it was Old Lady's Day!" Bwahaha!

We decided to look together to see how we could easily make her look 100 without going out and buying much. This is what we came up with and we loved it!

We picked out a loose fitting dress and sweater for her to wear.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

"I will walk by Faith..." Word Art

If you know me at all, you know I love word art. I have several up in my house and am always adding to them. In fact, I am in the middle of creating a "new wall full of word art" in my living room right now. And this new one I just finished is perfect to add to the wall!

I love anything funny, uplifting, thought provoking, encouraging, family related when it comes to quotes, sayings, and more. AND then...I love to turn it into word art to hang. And this one is no exception. It's perfect for an everyday reminder for me.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Valentine Gifts Galore; Day 5: Hot Air Balloon Valentine

Well, today is our last day of a week filled with DIY Valentine ideas. Which one has been your favorite so far? 

I've saved the best for last, because today's is just as easy and soooooo cute and fun and sure to catch some eyes. I love this one for teachers, kids, or your loved one. It's so fun and so easy! 
It's my favorite one this week!

It's a hot air balloon valentine that is so easy to make! 
All you need is:

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine Gifts Galore; Day 4: Star Wars YODA Valentines

If you love Star Wars, hang on to your hat, because I have a fun one for you today!

We have a house of Star Wars fans, so I wanted to come up with something simple to do with Star Wars. This YO-DA one for me is perfect! Whether you add it to a box of candy hearts OR throw a chocolate heart on top of the paper, it's so fun and easy peasy! 

Just copy and paste the image below, crop it to the size you want, and print.