Fourth of July Accessories for Babies

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I find it SO fun to accessorize a baby. To start, they look precious. And perhaps more importantly, they don't typically tear or rip something off, unlike a toddler!The Fourth of July is the perfect occasion to doll up your baby girl or boy with some adorable festive accessories. Here are a few of my favorites!EtsyIf you give yourself enough time to get an order in … [Read more...]

How to Make a 4th of July Fruit Hat

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This is a sponsored post.4th of July is right around the corner and we have a great party centerpiece for you today! If you are hosting a BBQ or 4th of July party, this Uncle Sam Fruit Hat will be a hit with both kids and adults.This is another great Marzetti® brand creation. If you missed our first three DIY produce projects, you can see them here, here, and … [Read more...]

DIY Father’s Day Gifts

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Sure, you can buy a gift for the dad (s) in your life - but why buy when you can DIY?Just to disclose where I'm coming from - I love to DIY but I'm not all that handy, so I'm on the 'beginner' side when it comes to this. I tried to choose tutorials that weren't too intimidating on my level.So here's six DIY tutorials that would make great Father's Day gifts!Beer … [Read more...]

13 (Totally Doable) DIY Wall Art Ideas

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I have a very lonely empty hallway in my house that is just longing for some wall art. I have a few family photos I want to put up and some interesting pieces I've collected from here and there, but it needs something else. A little pizzazz. But I sincerely do not have the time or talent to pull of some super intense DIY Wall Art a'la Martha Stewart. So I searched high and low … [Read more...]

8 Adorable Father’s Day Crafts

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Today I've rounded up 8 adorable Father's Day crafts that your kids will love to make and dads will love to receive! The best part is not that they are cheap, easy and clever, but that they all double as gifts. Take a look, pick your favorite and get to crafting!Trophies From Elementary Art Fun. These trophies are so good, they almost look like the real thing. Dad will … [Read more...]

Review: Melissa and Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit

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I don't know many mamas who aren't huge fans of Melissa & Doug products. This company is just full of fabulous toys that last for ages and have tons of learning opportunities. Our most recent favorite is the Melissa & Doug Fashion Design Activity Kit. You may recognize something similar from your own childhood - I know I had one like it! I know I spent many hours … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Crafts

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Happy Memorial Day weekend, friends! We hope you are enjoying celebrating with family and friends - and, more importantly, remembering those who died serving our country.I've gathered a few quick crafts that you can do today with your family to celebrate the holiday and honor our country's brave men and women who gave their life for us. Let me know what you … [Read more...]

DIY Puzzle From Leftover Art Projects

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If you have a preschooler in your midst there is no doubt in my mind that your home is overflowing with art projects. Ours is! Probably 10+ new things a week! We display many of my daughter's treasures, but at some point, it comes time to memorialize them with Artkive and stealthily move them into the recycling bin. I know that if I don't sort them now, I'll forever clutch … [Read more...]

10 Homemade Ideas For National Teacher’s Week

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Did you know it's National Teacher Appreciation week? There's still time to whip up a quick gift to show your favourite teachers how much you adore them! Here are 10 homemade ideas for you and your children to give their favorite teachers!Bundt Cakes From Eighteen 25. If you're a baker, whip up these bundt cakes or pick them up from your local bakery if you're not! … [Read more...]

10 Never Fail Toddler Crafts

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My son absolutely loves cutting and pasting and painting. We could do toddler crafts all day and night, and he would still ask for more. Me? I run out of ideas pretty quick. Never fear! Baby Gizmo to the rescue!Check out this fabulous list of never fail toddler crafts.Celery Paint Stamping Wooly Lamb Spring Art ProjectWinter WalrusLeaf Tracing and … [Read more...]

May Day Bouquet Craft Project

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In many cultures, May Day is celebrated with parties and food to welcome the beginning of Spring. It's not a huge holiday here in the US, but May 1st does allow for a few fun traditions. One of which I'm excited to introduce you to today!It all started years ago with my grandma. Due to her Swiss and German heritage she was much more familiar with the excitement of May Day … [Read more...]

5 Ideas for Stay-at-Home Moms on Take Your Daughter to Work Day

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As a stay-at-home mom, it's easy to think that Take Your Daughter to Work Day on April 23rd might not "work." But there's no reason to skip this opportunity to educate your daughter about one of the toughest jobs in the world, and maybe even have some fun while you're at it.Here are 5 ideas for stay-at-home moms on Take Your Daughter to Work Day1) … [Read more...]

DIY Bubble Bath With Essential Oils

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Rub-a-dub-dub ... we're adding bubbles to our tub!Evening baths just aren't the same in our house without a dose of bubble bath. The kids love adding it to the water and swirling it around; I love the calm scent it gives to the bathroom. We pretty much all think bubbles in the bath are fabulous!Here's the problem though - cheap bubbles aren't the healthiest. They're … [Read more...]

Easy Upcycled Garden Ideas for Spring

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Spring has sprung and it's time to give the garden some attention. Looking for some interesting upcycled garden ideas? Well, we've got you covered. This spring your garden will blossom and bloom with upcycled, earth friendly surprises in every corner. Make markers for your garden out of scrabble tiles and paint sticks.Make little seedling planters out of toilet … [Read more...]

How to Make a Produce Robot

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This post is sponsored by Marzetti.We've talked about my New Year's Resolution to eat more healthy and lose some weight. Yes, it's the end of March and I'm still talking about it because I'm still going strong. Three months might not be anything to some people but for me to cut out the baked goods and ice cream is HUGE!! It's definitely a struggle so I'm going to … [Read more...]