Welcome to the Neighborhood Gifts

When we first bought our first house as a married couple I was so excited about moving in and meeting neighbors, finding new friends and building a community.  I guess I had grand illusions of living on the same street As Leave it to Beaver, I thought people would be dropping by with plates of cookies and we would be hanging out on the front porch sipping tea.  But, it didn't work quite like that and I was a little disappointed.  Which is why I decided to make an effort to be the "welcoming … [Read more...]

DIY Mardi Gras Masks

My parents were always looking for fun and educational adventures to take us on and one year that lead us on an adventure to New Orleans for Mardi Gras.  We saw dazzling floats, picked up beads from the street and ate the best food.  Maybe that's why I am so nostalgic about Mardi Gras, that is of course, the kid-friendly version.  To celebrate my kids and I made DIY Mardi Gras Masks.  Make some Jambalaya and grab a King Cake or some cupcakes from the store and have a family friendly dinner … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Parfaits

This dessert is definitely something to talk about!  That's right these Conversation Heart Parfaits are easy to make, just in time for a sweet Valentine's Day treat everyone in your family will love. Did you know that these sweet little confections were first invented in 1866 and have been one of the best selling candies for Valentine's Day ever since?  Even if you aren't a big fan of these little candies I bet you can recall digging through a box trying to find the perfect saying to … [Read more...]

Valentine Bingo In a Jar Gift

I'm back today with another easy and fun Valentine's Day idea you can put together in less than 1o minutes.  My Valentine Bingo In a Jar Gift is a fun and creative way to spread some love on heart day!  You could make one of these sweet jars and have it waiting for your kids when they wake up on Valentine's Day, or make some up and deliver them to friends so they can play a sweet game of bingo with their family. Either way these simple gifts in a jar are sure to make the kiddos in your life … [Read more...]

Berry Sweet Valentine Printable and Gift Idea

Valentine's Day is almost here and if you are looking for an easy and delicious gift idea then I've got you covered with our Berry Sweet Valentine Printable and Gift Idea. My sister told me she needed a gift idea for her schools secret valentine exchange and so I started thinking about what I would like to receive to help me get through the day with a classroom full of 5 and 6 year olds and only one thing came to mind...chocolate!  I picked up a bunch of red berry baskets on clearance at … [Read more...]

The Boxtrolls Movie Night and Edible Popcorn Boxes

"This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Universal Pictures, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BoxtrollsFamilyNite http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV” I can't think of a better way to start the weekend than cuddling up on the couch with my kiddos for family movie night.  It's the perfect way for us to unwind from a busy week and it's an easy and inexpensive way to create wonderful memories together.  I'm always looking for new … [Read more...]

Valentine Marshmallow Necklace

Do you remember making cereal necklaces as a kid?  Or did you always beg your mom to buy you one of those candy necklaces at the store? Then I bet you and your kids will absolutely love making a Valentine Marshmallow Necklace!  This is a sweet little something to keep, or give away to your special Valentine, and of course anything you can make, wear, and eat for a snack later on is a winner in my book! My kids loved being able to create their own one of a kind Valentine Marshmallow Necklace … [Read more...]

Denim Placemat with Pocket – Michaels Make Market

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Michaels, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. #MadeWithMichaels Last night I had the opportunity to attend a craft night at the new Michaels Store in Southlake and we got a sneak peek of all the new changes coming to the stores.  Including the new Make Market line for DIY project and home décor ideas – all made with simple, on-trend surfaces and textures like chalk, denim, galvanized, burlap and cork.  This year one of the hot new craft trends is … [Read more...]

Glam Oscar Party Ideas

When I was younger I always wanted to be an actress.  Maybe it was my flair for drama, but I loved everything about the movies, theater and the Hollywood stars.  I wanted to live that life.  Fast forward a few years, and while I would still love to see my name in lights, be on TV and famous, for now I'll have to settle with living vicariously through the happenings in Hollywood.  Which is exactly why I love award season and will be planning a few parties to take it all in!  I've partnered with … [Read more...]

Rainbow Loom Valentine

If you are looking for an easy last minute valentine idea that doesn't involve candy then I have you covered.  My girls still love making Rainbow Loom bracelets and we have a growing collection of these goodies stashed in every corner of their room.  Last year in an attempt to clear out some of their inventory I made Rainbow Loom Valentine, which I originally shared on My Daily Bubble, but I thought I would post them here for all of you just in case you have a rainbow loom fanatic. Simple … [Read more...]