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…


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…


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…


DIY Spider Web Welcome Sign

that all your neighbors will be talking about!!!

I don’t know about you but I love decorating for Halloween – but not in the scary, gory, my kid is going to have nightmares for a week sort of way. I need toddler friendly décor because I’m not dealing with sleep issues over a holiday, if I can help it!!   I wracked my Read more…


Toilet Paper Roll Bats

a fun, quick and easy Halloween craft!!

If you are looking for a fun, quick and easy Halloween craft then look no further – toilet paper roll bats are it!!   Stuff these guys with candy for a classroom Halloween party, hang them from the ceiling, or string them together and make garland like I did. No matter how you decide to Read more…


String Art Tutorial

the perfect DIY project for that major WOW factor!!

Have you heard of string art?   It is a really neat and super easy DIY that you can make in less than a day. I have made all kinds – words, sayings, images, even monograms!!   Each time I make one I get tons of compliments and every piece becomes an amazing focal point Read more…


Giving Social Media as a Gift

how-to give an Instagram account in a fun & different way

Kid’s and social media is a touchy subject – everyone seems to have their own opinions on when, and where, and how. Ultimately the decision lies with the parents but that’s another post for another time.   Once you decide your child is responsible enough to get on social media, then what? It’s kind of Read more…

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