Grandma’s Granola & NatureSmart Gummy Vitamins

Homemade Granola with Blueberries

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by NBTY through their partnership with Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by Circle of Moms by POPSUGAR to write a post about NatureSmart Vitamins, all opinions are my own.   Grandma's are the best, wouldn't you agree?!  They know just how to make everything seem so special and spoil you with lots of love.  I have lots of fond memories about my grandma's from my childhood, but recently there is one particular memory that stands out.  It … [Read more...]

Be Awesome T-shirt

Gold Be Awesome Shirt

The start of a new school year is upon us and soon my kiddos will be back in school and not nestled under my protective wing of motherhood.  Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for them to soar, but sometimes I'm overcome with anxiety and wonder "Will they make friends?"  "Will they be a good friend?"  "Are they going to succeed?" And then I remember that they are destined for great things...go and Be Awesome little ones! While thinking of projects for our Cricut Design Space Star challenge I … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Wooden Bracelets

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Last month was the kick-off of the all new Cricut Design Star competition.  What's that you ask?  It's a challenge composed of extremely talented and extraordinary bloggers, all looking to claim the title as the next Cricut #DesignSpaceStar.  Last month my Home State Burlap Canvas was chosen as one of the top 10 projects and while I didn't win it was exciting to see one of my team members we are team #4), Lia Griffith take home the top prize for Round 1!  This month our team was challenged to … [Read more...]

Snack Time Tic Tac Toe

Snack Time Tic Tac Toe California Raisins

Learning makes you hungry...at least that is what happens when my kids have been in school all day.  Before we've even walked in the door and unpacked backpacks they are asking for a snack.  And I'm always looking for healthy snacks that will keep them satisfied but won't ruin their appetite before dinner.  This year with a little help from our sponsor California Raisins and our free Snack Time Tic Tac Toe printable, you can make snack time healthy and fun! Raisins were always one of my moms … [Read more...]

The Creative Collection Link Party

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Hey Y'all, who's ready for the weekend!?!  In case you missed it, this week we shared lots of back to school ideas and a to die for dip that you simply must try. Hatch Chile Queso Dip, "Dinner is Our Treat" Teacher Gift, After School Routine Printable, 5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season Once again we are totally IMPRESSED with all YOUR fabulous projects and recipes linked up at last weeks The Creative Collection Link Party! Thanks so much for linking up with us each … [Read more...]

Cork Board Vase Teacher Gift

A+ Teacher Gift Cork Board Vase

My kids are counting down the days until school starts.  They can't wait to meet their new teacher, see their friends again and tell everyone about their summer trips!  Our Michaels Makers challenge this month is all about getting ready to go back to school!  And I'm excited to share my Cork Board Vase which is perfect as a back to school teacher gift. Not only will your new teacher love it, this project is so simple you can throw it together in less than 10 minutes!  That's right in less … [Read more...]

Hatch Chile Queso Dip

Hatch Chile Queso Dip by Giggles Galore

August is Hatch Chile month and for a limited time we can get our fix for these special peppers that we all love!  Fire-roasted, stuffed or sauteed this versatile pepper will give any recipe a spicy punch of that south-of-the-border flavor.  My husband is a big fan of these peppers and I love using them in recipes to kick things up a notch, like this Hatch Chile Queso Dip.  A combination of creamy Queso and a hearty dip this recipe will be a crowd pleaser! This month Market Street is … [Read more...]

Meet the Teacher Gift Idea

Meet the Teacher Dinner Is Our Treat Gift Card Printable

My sister is a kindergarten teacher so I know first hand how much work and effort go into getting the classroom ready for the start of a new school year.  I admire teachers and think they have one of the toughest jobs in the world.  Which is why I like to give my kids teachers tokens of appreciation all throughout the year.  I know first day of school gifts are seen by some as overkill or "sucking up" but I believe it's a great way to say "thank you" and start the year.  I put together this very … [Read more...]

Creating an After School Routine + Free Printable

My After School Routine Chart by Giggles Galore

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Del Monte, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #DelMonteBTS  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV My twins are starting kindergarten this year and while I'm a mess of emotions (excited, nervous, sad, elated) I can't wait to celebrate this big milestone with them.  I'll admit I'm probably more excited than anything, but I am going to miss them all day!  What I'm more nervous about is juggling … [Read more...]

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

5 Tips for a Stress Free Back to School Season

The start of a new school year can be an exciting time, but it can be a bit stressful too.  Let's face it driving around town to find all of the necessary school supplies, finding the perfect back to school clothes for picky kids, all while trying to make it fun and memorable can be a challenge.  But the beginning of each school year is important because it sets the tone for your child's progress and enjoyment throughout the year.  Let these 5 tips for a stress free back to school season and our … [Read more...]