DIY Fall Simmer Pot

make your home smell just like Fall!!

I know the official start of fall was a few weeks ago, but it is just finally starting to feel like it here in Central California – brisk mornings, leaves changing, scarves and sweaters… I love everything about it!!   Nothing has made me happier lately than curing up with a blanket and coffee in Read more…


How To Make An “I-Spy” Bottle

with two versions so both big and little kids can play!!

A few weeks ago I posted about these Calm Down Sensory Bottles I made for the kiddo and they reminded me of another brilliant toddler activity I made long before the blog was even an idea…   Maybe I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember those I-Spy books as a kid? Colorful pages filled with Read more…


How To Make a Big Sister Tool Kit

all the essentials needed for becoming a sibling!!

A few weeks ago, our good friends received a call they had been waiting almost a year and a half for – it was from their adoption agency informing them that they had been matched with a beautiful baby girl.   Words cannot explain how overjoyed I was to hear the news. Not just because Read more…


How To Make a Calm Down Sensory Bottle

to help tame those toddler tantrums

So lately we have been battling toddler tantrums in a pretty hard core way.   My son is what you could call stubborn, or strong willed, a little dramatic even. I get it because his father and I are both the exact same way so genetically it was bound to happen – there was really Read more…


Grande Fakeuccino – Gift Card Holder

throwback to the cutest way to give the gift of caffeine!

Teachers are kind of like moms in the sense that they take care of tiny humans all-day and run on pure adrenaline and caffeine. So it’s no surprise that Starbucks gift cards are my go-to gift of choice – especially as a quick and easy back-to-school gift for my son’s teachers!!   While I am Read more…


Fourth of July Confetti Launchers

for a safe and sane celebration!!

My absolute favorite part of the Fourth of July is the fireworks – it always has been. I’m always awe struck by the vibrant burst of colors against the night sky, and then the graceful decent it has back down to reality. Its relaxing and calming and beautiful…   …at least until you have kids! Read more…


Easter Sugar Cookie House

One of my favorite activities around Christmas time is decorating gingerbread houses – probably because it’s an activity that allows me to be creative and eat cookies and candy in the process.   Its also a really fun activity for kids – guys I’m telling you it keeps them busy for a really, really long Read more…


Giant Yard Marshmallow Peep

an easy Easter DIY

Easter is our holiday – meaning we host it for the entire family. We’ve divvied all of them up and somehow we ended up with the most fun holiday…especially with kids. Don’t ask me how, because I don’t know, but I am NOT giving it up, ever!!   I know, I know, many of you Read more…


Thanksgiving Photo Scavenger Hunt

with free printable

  As a kid, I remember always wanting to be in the kitchen, where the action was, on Thanksgiving!   I wanted to “help” so badly, but since my “helping” actually slowed down the process I was rarely given a job other than the boring ones – peeling potatoes, setting the table, you know the Read more…


Bugs & Kisses Halloween Treat Bags

plus a free printable

So I signed up to bring classroom treats for the school Harvest Festival – that means 14 of the same Halloween themed treat.   Making 14 of anything can be challenging so I knew I needed something super simple but still extremely cute.   I decided treat bags were the way to go and I Read more…

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