DIY Ruler Growth Chart

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I can barely believe it, but my baby boy is turning 4 next week! He is growing so fast, I don't know what to do with myself. I've been meaning to get a growth chart for a while now, but all the ones I really like are way out of my budget. Nothing sparks a crafty fire like a lack of funds. I scraped together some supplies, got organized during nap time, and cranked this baby … [Read more...]

Mom Hack! 4 FREE, Simple DIY Car Trash Cans

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I can't adequately explain to you the disaster that is my car. Well, maybe I don't have to. I mean, after all, you're a mom. You get it. Food wrappers, toys, shoes, crumbs, craft projects, hair bands, and everything in between. With three little ones riding in back, I just end up with so much trash. I used to just have one large trash can in the back, but that doesn't … [Read more...]

The Easiest DIY Silhouette Wall Art EVER

EASIEST DIY Silhouette Wall ArtEVER

So I'm not the craftiest tool in the shed. And I really don't have much time to spare (I mean, who does?). I keep seeing these cute Silhouette Wall Art ideas, and I just can't help myself. My kids are at a super adorable stage right now, and their little profiles must be preserved. As the resourceful mom I am, I figured out how to make... The Easiest DIY Silhouette Wall Art … [Read more...]

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...]