String Cheese Dress Up Family Challenge

String Cheese Dress Up

As a child, I used to love playing dress up. Some days I would be a doctor, Laura Ingles Wilder, or a referee. I would even dress up my puppy. Now that I have children of my own, I make a point to provide dress up materials so they can experience the wonders of imagination. The other day, my oldest son, E, asked to dress up our birds like…

Continue reading

5 Super Cool Hawaiian-Themed String Cheese Wrappers

Hawaiian String Cheese Wrappers

I have been compensated for this post. All opinions are mine alone. Growing up I used to love luaus and Hawaiian party themes. Grass skirts, surf boards, coconuts, pineapples…just thinking about Hawaii warms me up and make me feel like I was on vacation. I wanted to bring a little…

Continue reading

Coffee, Canvases, (and Cupcakes!) Party

Coffee and Canvas Party Cover

Coffee.
It’s what makes the world go ’round. Or…at least it seems that way sometimes. When I think of coffee, I think art, socializing, relaxing, baked goods (you know, because pastries and cakes just go with coffee!) When I heard of the NEW Dunkin’ Donuts’ VANILLA CUPCAKE flavored coffee….oh. my. goodness. Party in my mouth. I had to share with others.

Continue reading

Love Bug Bookmark Craft

Love Bug Bookmark Vday

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Something I love to do for Valentine’s Day is give my time and love to my children and to others. A great way to give some of your time and bond with your children for the holiday is to do crafts together. I…

Continue reading

Great Ways to Use Your Smartphone On the Go

Smoother Trips with Your Smartphone

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #DataAndAMovie #CollectiveBias Oh, what would I possibly do without my smartphone?? Seriously, I use it for everything. I can almost hear you agree with an “Mmmmhmmm. Same here. Same here.” As a busy…

Continue reading

I Never Meant to Start Blogging, But…

Blogging Beginnings

I’m glad I did.   When I tell people about all the amazing opportunities I have had blogging while staying at home with the kids, the natural question that follows is, “how did you get started?” Sometimes it is a “why did you start a blog?” from those who are considering…

Continue reading

Quick and Simple Lemon Pastries Recipe

Lemon Pastries

There is no denying it. I have a sweet tooth…a special craving just for baked delicacies. Now, I’ll admit, I tend to use boxed mixes in all my cakes and cut corners wherever I can in other baked goods then add my own twist. No, I am not terrible at…

Continue reading

LEGO Education Build Me “Emotions” Review

LEGO Education Build Me Emotions Set

I received product to conduct this review. All opinions are mine alone. My oldest son, E, has an extreme love of LEGO building bricks and his little brother, S, is beginning to follow in his footsteps. They really have a knack for building things, from following the instructions to branching…

Continue reading

Ocean-Themed Birthday Party Theme

Ocean Themed Party

I received product to facilitate this party. All opinions and ideas are my own. Ohhh the wondrous ocean. It’s so magnificent and colorful. The diversity of creatures and plants is astounding to me. When I realized my kids share the same fascination and love for the ocean, I was ecstatic.…

Continue reading

Ama-Zing Ways to Serve Craisins

Recipes Using Craisins Header

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BetterWithCraisins #CollectiveBias A recipe I was making called for dried cranberries, so I headed to the store to buy some Craisins® Dried Cranberries. Okay, so I buy these every now and then and…

Continue reading

Conversation Starter Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Conversation Starter Hearts

…and Ways to Use Them! Something that I really struggle with is socialization. In person, I am usually very awkward and have no clue how to start or continue conversations with people. If you were around last year, you may have read my post “Not Loving Valentine’s Day? Consider This….”…

Continue reading