Easy Homemade Popcorn!

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Some of the ingredients in microwave popcorn bags is just yucky. Which is what made me decide to check out how to make popcorn myself. Thankfully, it's 10x easier than I ever imagined. And WAY yummier!First up, you don't need a popcorn machine! Such good news for me because we don't have a pantry and I don't have room for extra appliances. This recipe only requires a large … [Read more...]

To The Mom Who Takes Over Her Preschooler’s Crafts

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I'm a little confused. I just got back from a mommy and me session for 3-5 year olds, in which the kids were making a really sweet keepsake gift their Daddies for Father's Day. Except that out of everyone there, I think 40% were kids were making the gift, while the other 60% were the moms.I had to double, triple check- did I walk into some kind of parallel universe … [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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

10 Ways to Decorate with Instagram Pictures

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If you're like me, your Instagram pictures reflect some of the sweetest moments and memories your family has shared. It may seem silly, but Instagram pictures really do serve as a sort of time capsule, perfectly capturing that moment in time. Plus, with the fabulous filters, each photo is turned into an amazing piece of art. Well, why not use those artistic Instagram pictures … [Read more...]

8 Valentine Gift Ideas For Your Child’s Classmates

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Valentine's Day is one of my favorite times of year. I love all things love, plus my birthday is the day after, so it's always been a holiday I look forward to!If you've got kids in school that need to bring gifts to their classmates, you're in luck. Today we're rounding up some fun, delicious, and clever ideas to make the day extra special for the littles one!Tic Tac … [Read more...]

DIY Gel Sensory Bag

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As a new mom, I was on the hunt to meet other moms with babies around my son's age.  I joined a play group over this past summer that has been awesome so far. The babies range from 6-18 months, but my son seems to be on the younger end of the group. We recently did a busy bag exchange and I wanted to share with you how it went!So, a busy bag is intended to be something … [Read more...]

DIY Craft: How to Make Paper Snowflakes

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It's all the rage in the grade schools this winter to make paper snowflakes. Not just the simple cut a flat snowflake out of a sheet of paper type but an elaborate 3D craft that kids like to hang around the house as decoration. While these snowflakes look complicated, my 9 year old daughter showed me how simple they really are to make. She even taught her 7 and 5 year old … [Read more...]

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Toddlers

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Now that we have a toddler in the house, holidays are beginning to be exciting again. Kids are so magical in the way that everything is always exciting to them. So since little E is really starting to understand the fun of certain activities, I thought it would be super fun to celebrate New Year’s. Problem is-there is NO WAY he will make it to midnight…heck, I don’t know if I … [Read more...]

DIY Pom-Pom Drop for Toddler Fine Motor Skills

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I'm always looking for easy ways to help my toddler develop his fine motors skills.  I wanted to share a mini-project that I recently assembled that does an excellent job at addressing just that.Hold onto your hats... this one's a doozy.  First, you'll need a package of pom poms.  They can be purchased at any craft store or even a dollar store.I used an empty bread … [Read more...]

Beados Review by Kids (VIDEO)

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Another new product has attacked our TV and infiltrated all the commercial breaks during kids' programming this holiday season. Beados is not necessarily a brand new product because it came out earlier this year, but they sure are doing a push to get our kids' attention. It's like I can hear the commercial echo in my head. Oh wait, maybe that is just my kids repeating it all … [Read more...]

Homemade Cinnamon Christmas Ornaments

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Our tree is simple and sweet this year - white lights, a ribbon garland and homemade cinnamon ornaments. These ornaments are the perfect Christmas craft and ensure that your home will billow the scent of Christmas all December long!Earlier this week my daughter and I mixed the cinnamon dough in our trusty KitchenAid and spent about a 1/2 hour rolling and cutting hearts, … [Read more...]