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DIY Paper Heart Wreath

DIY Paper Heart Wreath

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, a paper heart wreath is a fun craft for mama and little ones! I made this one with my toddler, and I’ll be making another with my preschooler next week! I used one-sided scrapbook paper squares, so that means one side of the paper is plain white. I’d recommend using double-sided [...]

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

When I was a child, we always had at least one dog. I loved playing ball with them, snuggling with them, hiking with them, really doing anything at all with them. Some of my happiest childhood memories included our dogs. Late in 2006, I moved into my first apartment on my own. Shortly after, I [...]

DIY Family Toy Story Costumes

DIY Family Toy Story Costumes

We love dressing up for Halloween as a family. We let my son choose his costume then my husband and I base ours on the theme of his. This year he wanted to be Woody from Toy Story. His costume was on sale for cheaper than I could buy the parts to make it so [...]

DIY Halloween Alien Crash Yard Decor

DIY Halloween Alien Crash Yard Decor

Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love creating costumes and festive decor. This year I wanted to do something different for our Halloween yard. Our neighborhood is full of mostly very young children so I didn’t want anything too scary but still keep the spooky Halloween vibe. I decided it’d be fun to turn my [...]

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

DIY Outdoor Chalkboard

Have we all seen the DIY chalkboards on Pinterest? Yes. Do we pin them and write in the comment box “Totally doing this for _____, so cool!” I know I did! So I decided on a long weekend to actually start AND complete a pinterest project. No excuses! I knew that some of the projects [...]

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

Fun and Educational Mailbox Activity

As a stay-at-home-mom, I’m always looking for something easy to break up the monotony of our day/week. Bringing in a little fun learning at the same time is always a big bonus. I love this mailbox activity because it’s fun for kids, easy for parents, and can be educational in any way you choose. It [...]

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

DIY Cake Smash Photo Session

Shortly before little dude turned a year old, I was introduced to the ‘cake smash’ photo session. I loved the idea and started to research my area for a photographer who offered this type of session. I found two professional photographers in my area, neither of which charged under $200 for the session. I’ve heard [...]

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

Alphabet Writing Activities for Preschoolers (Hands On and Fun!)

I believe the best way to teach a child is to make sure they’re having too much fun to notice they’re learning. For toddlers, playtime is learning time. I’m always looking for toddler activities that are as fun and engaging as they are educational. I’ve compiled a list of the top 10 activities that my [...]

DIY Fabric Prints

DIY Fabric Prints

I had a set of four 11×14, blank canvases sitting in my closet from a DIY project I gave up on last year. I wanted to create some artwork for my soon-to-be-born son’s nursery. I remembered these canvases and went about coming up with some ideas on what to put on them. Given my background [...]

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

I need to have a calendar within sight while I’m working and planning my family’s life. I’m a very visual person and need to physically see the days ahead of me. If I don’t write down appointments, trips and events, they will disappear into the vast, empty space that is my pregnancy and mommy brain. [...]