5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

5 Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids

Spring is here! The icy Hell that was the winter of 2014 is on its way out, and that means it's time for Spring arts and crafts activities. For a day filled with laughs and quality time, you can't beat making something with the kids. Post contains affiliate links, all opinions are my own. Spring Arts and Crafts Activities for Kids of all Ages Paper Plate Anything When it comes to getting … [Read more...]

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

How to Craft More Efficiently with Cricut Explore

I have never known how to craft. That might sound strange, but I always thought crafting and DIY projects were part of an inherited gene that I just didn't receive. My sister is quite crafty, and so is my mom. I received a Cricut Explore for review purposes; all opinions are my own. This wireless design-and-cut system can make anyone a crafter. I know it has for me! How to Craft More … [Read more...]

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay Sweetworks Prize Package Giveaway

DIY Owl Cake #CakeMyDay

I was inspired to make an Owl Cake based on the Owl Cake recipe in the book, Cake My Day. You will have to buy the book to see their version but in this post I will share mine. This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Sweetworks. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. DIY Owl Cake I have never been all that creative when it … [Read more...]

DIY Valentine’s Day Coffee Spoons with Printable Tags

DIY Valentine's Day Chocolate Dipped spoons with printable gift tags

My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is all the chocolate. It comes in all forms and it doesn't even matter if I'm single or not. It simply makes everything wonderful. Combining chocolate with my other favorite vice--coffee--is just a set up for greatness. Chocolate dipped spoons are the ultimate way to stir your coffee into a heavenly concoction. I am using affiliate links in this post, but … [Read more...]

Baby DIY Christmas Cards with Wee Can Too

Baby DIY Christmas Cards with Wee Can Too

I love DIY projects, but since bringing home a baby last spring – it has been hard to keep up with projects and a baby. Which is why it is SO fun to find ways I can teach our little guy to be creative. Wee Can Too makes this endeavor easier for me by creating safe products for us to use. I received a set of their Baby Finger Paints in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. DIY Christmas … [Read more...]

Big Hero 6 Comic Comes to the Big Screen

Big Hero 6 Comic Comes to the Big Screen

The Big Hero 6 comic book series is making its big screen debut, in the new Big Hero 6 movie, and I am so totally stoked about it. I'm an uber geek with strong comic book hoarding tendencies and a love of movies based on those comic books, so this is my dream come true. Get Into the Big Hero 6 Mood with Some Great Activities The Big Hero 6 comic has been one of my favorites for a long time, so … [Read more...]

DIY Sudsy Lemon Soap Recipe

DIY Sudsy Lemon Soap Recipe and Palmolive Sweepstakes

Lemon is one of my favorite scents. It's fresh, clean, crisp, and energizing. When I was asked to choose a project to make with Palmolive, I went straight for the Sudsy Lemon Soap. This post is sponsored by Lunchbox, but all opinions are my own. Now that we have three dogs, keeping the house smelling fresh is even more challenging. Plus, with Franklin being a puppy, we are still cleaning up … [Read more...]

DIY Mini Aquarium Craft for Kids

DIY Mini Aquarium for kids

While planning Chesney's Underwater themed birthday party I was trying to find a fun DIY craft that fit the theme, didn't cost a fortune, and doubled as a party favor. I'm so sick of goodie bags filled with candy! I'd rather invest that money in something of actual value. Baby Marimos While exploring different options on Etsy—I freaking love Etsy—I stumbled across these adorable little creatures … [Read more...]

Create Custom Valentine’s Day Cards #OkayToCry


I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Cardstore.com. I received complimentary cards and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Create Custom Valentine's Day Cards Cards are the perfect way to express your feelings at any time, but especially on Valentine's Day. My husband and I get in the bad habit of not telling each other how we … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Gift – Succulent Terrarium

DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium

I am a huge fan of Pinterest, but instead of just pinning things, I try to make the things I see! I had seen some small succulent terrariums on Pinterest, and decided that might just be something I could handle. Thanks to The Succulent Source, I was outfitted with a variety of succulents for some DIY Christmas gifts. DIY Christmas Gift - Succulent Terrarium I write about my DIY home renovation … [Read more...]

DIY Haunted House Halloween Candy Craft

Halloween Candy Craft DIY #HersheysHalloween

It is my pleasure, more my sweet tooth's pleasure, to bring you this post about a fun Halloween Candy craft.  This post is sponsored by Global Influence with products provided by Hershey's. Halloween Candy Craft   After receiving what the kids have deemed our best doorstep delivery to date—an enormous box of Hershey's Halloween treats—we put together a fun little DIY craft.  Adam is … [Read more...]

Get Crafty with the Lowest Prices of the Season at Michaels

michaels lowest prices of the season

I have been feeling the urge to get crafty lately.  I was eager to partner with Michaels on this post to help share their Lowest Prices of the Season sale.  All opinions are my own. I am not the most crafty person in my family.  I do believe that all those genes were reserved for my sister, Shelley.  They totally skipped me and I can usually accept that.  But...lately I have been seeing these … [Read more...]

Fun Things for Kids to Prevent Summer Brain Drain

fun things for kids to do to prevent summer brain drain #MSIsummerbrain

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.  It is my pleasure to bring you fun things for kids to do over summer break.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. Do you find that your kids' minds turn to mush after summer break? I know mine does if I let it be inactive for too long.  Sheesh, it only takes one long weekend and I feel like I don't … [Read more...]

Kefir Probugs and DIY Upcycling Craft Ideas

DIY Craft idea with Probugs Carton

Upcycling, craft ideas and yummy summer treats all in one?!  Yep.  I was so excited to have the chance to work on this campaign for Frozen Kefir Probugs™.  We have already been enjoying Probugs™ in our lunches but hadn't tried the Frozen Probugs™ yet.  They are a lot like the push-ups I remember from the ice-cream man as a kid but these are healthy frozen summer treats!  The packaging they come in … [Read more...]

Spring Time Art and Education with ItsyKits

Spring Time Art and Education with ItsyKits

The past few months have been pretty chilly here in Michigan. So chilly, in fact, that we've not been able to start playing outside just yet and it's the beginning of April! I was thrilled when we received an ItsyKit for review to help occupy my son while we are still doing inside activities. After we experienced the joy of an ItsyKit I know it is something we could do year-round! I personally … [Read more...]

Printable Valentine’s Day Craft: Hearts For You

Printable Valentine's Day Craft

There is only a couple of weeks until Valentine's Day, do you know what you will be gifting? We have a really cute idea to share with you that won't take much effort at all. All you will need is a few basics and the free printable Valentine's Day Tags below to create a clever little craft that your friends or your children's friends will smile about. We used Peeps Hearts for the sample craft, … [Read more...]

Save on Crafts with Michaels Weekly Interactive Ad

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Crafts are a great hobby for kids and adults, but the supplies can be expensive.  It's important to watch for the best savings and deals so you can stock up.  Michaels, the best place for all-things crafty, has a weekly interactive ad that updates every Sunday. Crafts at Michaels This week you can find several items offered at a BOGO (buy one, get one free) savings.  There are 25 different … [Read more...]

Lion Brand Yarns Gift Set Sweepstakes


SWEEPSTAKES: Lion Brand Yarns Gift Set Sweepstakes AllFreeCrochet and Lion Brand Yarns have teamed up and are giving away one ultimate gift set featuring 11 skeins of yarn from their LB Collection and one set of Lion Brand Crochet Hooks. WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: 01/17/2013 PRIZE(S): Gift set includes the following: One skein of each: LB Collection Baby Alpaca, … [Read more...]

Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Prize Pack Sweepstakes


AllFreeChristmasCrafts and Fiskars are bringing you an exciting new giveaway for a Fuse Creativity System Prize Pack. This includes a Fiskars Fuse Creativity system that makes die-cut and letterpress that are perfect for cards, embellishments, and patterns. SWEEPSTAKES: Fiskars Fuse Creativity System Prize Pack Sweepstakes WHO CAN ENTER: US only SWEEPSTAKES EXPIRES: … [Read more...]

Beam N Read Hands Free Light

beam n read

Beam N Read is a hands free LED light that can be used for many purposes.  It's quite useful for reading books, ebooks, papers, journal writing, quilting, knitting, crafting, traveling, and even for emergencies. Beam N Read for Reading So, call me a dinosaur, but I still like to read "real" books on occasion.  I also read using the Kindle app on my iPad, but I have quite a few paper books … [Read more...]

Craftsy Quilt Cruise Sweepstakes

craftsy cruise

SWEEPSTAKES: Craftsy Quilt Cruise Sweepstakes All Aboard! Craftsy’s first-ever Quilt Cruise will be leaving the dock on March 23, 2013, for a week-long Caribbean vacation full of your favorite pastime. Join instructors Carol Ann Waugh, Weeks Ringle, Pam Holland, and Sue Bouchard on the high seas to learn new techniques, fun spins on traditional methods, and a variety of projects. WHO CAN … [Read more...]

20 Percent off Coupon Code for BabbaCo

babaco coupon code

COUPON CODE: 20% off Coupon Code for BabbaCo Code is good for 20% off your first box on an annual or monthly membership at BabbaCo. A BabbaBox is full of activities according to your child's age. It arrives each month with crafts and exciting ideas for children. CODE CAN BE USED AT: BabbaCo CODE EXPIRES: 09/30/2012 DISCOUNT AMOUNT: 20% off CLICK TO USE THIS CODE! --> … [Read more...]



THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN is predicted to be the most magical movie of the summer!  With the opening in less than a month (August 15th), Disney wanted to share this summer fun kit with you.  Check out these fun recipes and crafts that are inspired by the film! Click images to enlarge...   … [Read more...]

Fun PVC Pipe Craft Projects Infographic

pvc pipe crafts

Fun PVC Pipe Craft Projects Check out these PVC pipe craft projects for some affordable fun this summer!  I love this waterpark idea!  How fun is that?  I think I might have to make that for our yard. What kinds of crafts do you have planned for your kids this summer? This data in this infographic was assembled by Commercial Industrial Supply, a leading pvc pipe and fittings … [Read more...]

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Review

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I have to admit, I’m not a huge scrapbooker.  Okay, I don’t scrapbook at all, I just do other papercrafts.  And digital scrapbooking?  Fuhgettaboutit.  However, I do love to create.  Creating is one of the driving forces in my life. I’d always heard great things about the My Memories Suite software and wanted to test it out for myself.  So, when this opportunity came up, I was all about … [Read more...]

#MMsGetCorny Halloween Craft Project Edible Candy Dish


Unfortunately, I never found the M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies at my local Walmart.  So, I scooped up a whole bunch of the other varieties.  :) Grab a coupon for the M&M's Candy Corn White Chocolate Candies here! For this edible ice cream or edible candy dish, I used M&M's Minis. Supplies needed: Any variety M&M's (at least 2 cups)Cookie SheetDouble Boiler … [Read more...]

Enter to win a Cricut Expression 2


Enter to win a Cricut Expression 2: Anniversary Edition and sign up for the FaveCrafts Quick and Crafty newsletter. Contest ends May 14, 2011 @ 11:59 p.m … [Read more...]

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