Embroidery Hoop Teacher Gifts

An apple for the teacher? Well, a few apples and a pencil?! It’s almost the end of the school year, which means Teacher Appreciation Day is right around the corner. There are many amazing teachers in my life, family members, friends and many who have blessed my own children. One of the longest known icons relating to a teacher is an apple. I took this simple icon and made a few fun and easy teacher gifts. Hi Alison here, and today I’d like to share these cute apple and pencil embroidery hoop … [Read more...]

Bee Mine Valentine Tote Bag

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and with it comes clever messages and sweet treats. There are so many cute sayings for Valentines, like “You Rock,” “You Are So Berry Nice,” “Donut Go Breaking My Heart,” and “You’re the Bomb!”-- the list goes on. Hi, Alison here, and today I’m taking my love of flower making, plus pom-poms and putting a fun twist on “Bee Mine” with this DIY Valentine tote bag. It’s perfect for kids to collect their valentines in or a great gift for friends and … [Read more...]

Kid-Friendly Halloween Party Ideas

Jess from Celebration Stylist, here to bring you my Kid-Friendly Halloween party. I love creating fun and easy kid’s holiday parties. Perfect for so many different Halloween events. It’s great for right before you go Trick or Treating, a Pumpkin Decorating Contest, or just a Halloween themed party. My daughter is only 2 and a half and she’s already totally into holiday parties. This one is easy to put together but super fun for the kids. You can even have them help you set up! I started … [Read more...]

Halloween Safety Tips for Tweens

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love planning Halloween parties like my Mad Scientist Ice Cream Lab, or our spooky Murder Mystery dinner party and I love creating one of a kind costumes for my kids, like my famous DIY Octopus costume. Halloween is an exciting night full of fun and candy, who doesn't love that! But, it can also be a scary night if you aren't prepared.  I've teamed up with my friends at Verizon to share 5 simple Halloween Safety Tips for Tweens that … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Countdown

“Trick or Treat, Trick or Treat, Trick for Treat for Halloween! Better give a treat that’s good to eat if you want to keep life serene!” I loved that Disney song as a little girl, it always made me look forward to Halloween. All the fun activities, like apple picking, decorating and pumpkin carving. There’s the excitement of making your own costume, hayrides, corn mazes and of course, the candy--lots and lots of candy. There’s so much excitement, kids can hardly wait. Well, why … [Read more...]

How to Build a LEGO Ninjago Zip Line

This is a sponsored  post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros. Ent. I have been compensated to provide my honest opinion about "finding your inner ninja" and all opinions, text and photos are all mine. My son has been obsessed with building with LEGO® since he was young.  He can spend hours sitting at his LEGO table creating and building imaginary cities. Every birthday or Christmas the only thing on his wish list is a a new LEGO® set and if he ever has extra spending money he begs … [Read more...]

Table Talk Conversation Cards and Summer Flavors at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen

Let's talk. I mean seriously, let's really talk. You know how hectic life gets. And even though summertime means the kids are around more and logically you should be able to get in more quality family time, you sometimes find that instead of having real conversations your verbal interactions are often characterized by imperative sentences. You know..."Close the door." "Pick up your toys." "Don't talk to your sister like that. "Quite whining." Instead of talking WITH your family, you end up … [Read more...]

25 Carrot Themed Recipes and Crafts for Easter

Easter is just a month away, and I am so excited. I love Easter and all of the traditions that go with it, like Easter egg hunt parties, new Easter outfits for church, and confetti egg!  There are so many ways to celebrate Easter, and many of us like to gather with our loved ones, feast on delicious food, have egg hunts with the kids, and just be together. Inspired by the Easter bunny himself, and his favorite food I have rounded up 25 Carrot Themed Recipes and Crafts for Easter.  … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Cupid Floats and Love Notes

My kids love any excuse to celebrate, especially when it comes to holidays.  Around here we like to find fun, creative and silly ways to make these simple celebrations extraordinary.  I have learned over the years that it truly doesn't have to to be elaborate to be memorable. Celebrate Valentine's Day with your little sweethearts and make these fun and tasty Valentine's Day Cupid Floats and Love Notes. I love entertaining and throwing parties, but nothing beats celebrating life's little … [Read more...]

30+ Kids Valentine Printables

With Valentine's day being just a week away, I thought I would put together 30+ Kids Valentine Printables for my readers! If you're a procrastinator like me, that's ok.  I have you covered with lots of adorable ideas and free printables, all you need is a little bit of time and a printer.  It is a great way to spend an afternoon with your children, and the best part is that the Valentines are semi-homemade. It'll show there was a lot of love put into them. ALL the printables here are FREE and … [Read more...]