Ombre Painted Corkboard

Today was my kid's first day of school and I was a mixed bag of emotions.  On one hand I'm super excited for them to head back to school and for all of the adventures, growth and learning they will do this year.  On the other hand I am going to miss the carefree days of summer and all the laughter and memories we made.  One thing is certain I'm not quite ready for all the paperwork, schedules and homework!  In an attempt to start the school year off organized I created this … [Read more...]

Back to School Picture Holder

Back to school is fast approaching for us, and I always try to get first day of school pictures of each of my boys before I send them off. Sometimes I’m really prepared and have a printable sign for them to hold...other times, I quickly snap a pic with my cell phone and hope for the best. But, then I have mom guilt and feel bad because there isn’t a whole lot of fanfare and hoopla about their first day of school.  No matter which type of photo I get they will look great displayed on this … [Read more...]

Magical Llamacorn Birthday Party Ideas

Bursting with sparkles, glitter and cuddly creatures this party is sure to be a whole LLAMA magical fun!  What do you get when you combine two of the hottest party trends, a magical Llamacorn Birthday Party full of whimsy, sparkle and fun!  This party is perfect for kids of all ages and I'm sharing all the party ideas and details to create this one-of-a-kind celebration on Oriental Trading Fun365. You may be wondering,  what the heck is a Llamacorn?  It's what you get … [Read more...]

S’mores Bar Party Ideas for National S’mores Day

It's no secret that I'm a fan of celebrating anything and everything from birthday parties to the silly national this or that celebrations. But every now and then one of these national celebrations grabs my attention and we go big, especially when it involves s'mores!  S'mores are a summer favorite and each year this popular campfire treat is recognized and celebrated on August 10th.  To help you celebrate this delicious, gooey treat I'm sharing a few of my favorite S'mores Bar Party … [Read more...]

DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch

The other day I shared a colorful Back to School Notebook Paper Canvas Tote Bag I created for teacher gifts for my kids new teachers.  While I'm still not ready to think about heading back to school,  I was inspired to create another super easy teacher gift that is the perfect compliment to the canvas tote bags, a DIY Painted Notebook Paper Pencil Pouch. These super cute and simple notebook paper pencil pouches could be filled with teacher supplies and given as a teacher gift or you … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Bingo

This post is sponsored by Welch’s® Fruit Snacks. I am being compensated for this post. All comments and opinions are my own. A new school year will be starting soon, and everyone in our house is looking forward to heading back to school.  It may sound crazy, but my kids actually love the start of a new school year.  They look forward to finding out who their new teachers will be, seeing what friends they will have in class, and of course all of our fun back to school … [Read more...]

Back to School Picnic Party Favor Bags

I think one of my favorite parts about starting a new school year is the tradition of kicking the new school year off right with a Back to School party!  I love a good excuse for a celebration of any kind, but I have a special soft spot for our back to school parties.  I love getting our friends together and seeing everyone excited about the start of a new year.  This year we are kicking things off with a Back to School Picnic party.  And, as we all know every good party … [Read more...]

Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. For me, the summer is all about creating special memories with my family.  Some of my favorite summer memories include baking with my mom and lemonade stands!  Nothing is quite as quintessential as an adorable lemonade stand, sticky fingers and sweet smiles.  I’m combining my favorite summer memories and making an extraordinary summer treat with my kids.  These strawberry lemonade … [Read more...]

Free Owl Lunchbox Notes and School Snack Ideas

I was asked by Carusele to participate in the #SimplyNice campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own. Does anyone else get excited about the start of a new school year?  I honestly love this time of year, and not just because the kids go back to school and I don't have to entertain them all day long!  I love the fresh start of a new school year, and the way it forces us back into a routine after the laid back summer months.  I look … [Read more...]

Tart Cherry Lemonade Smash

This post is sponsored by ©Knudsen and Sons, Inc., all opinions are my own. The days are getting longer, the temperature is getting hotter and fruit is in season, that can mean only one thing - it's summer! This time of year means we will be spending lots of time outdoors. Whether we are swimming at the pool, hosting a backyard BBQ or enjoying a simple picnic, my family loves soaking up summer fun with good food, great friends and refreshing summer drinks, like this refreshing Tart Cherry … [Read more...]