Disney Crafts for Kids – Beauty and the Beast Enchanted Rose Printable

My seven-year-old self is spinning with joy because Disney's Beauty and the Beast is hitting the big screen next March. This gorgeous live action rendition is sure to be outstanding. Meanwhile, we've got a teaser poster and teaser trailer to hold us over. But that's not good enough for me. I love throwing together Disney crafts for kids when we're having a rainy day playdate so I came up with this … [Read more...]

15 Shark Week Crafts for Kids and Awesome Adults

Shark Week crafts are a fun way to get everyone excited for Shark Week. Yes, we are calling these Shark Week crafts for kids, but let's get real, I know plenty of adults firing up their glue gun at this moment. Shark Week rules. This post contains affiliate links. Shark Week starts on June 26th this year. The highly anticipated week is packed with the creatures we love to fear. Sharks are … [Read more...]

Harry Potter, TMNT, and Star Wars Model Kits – IncrediBuilds

Adding any sort of 3D element to creative play is always fun. But when you're able to personally customize your favorite officially licensed characters from all the best new--and old--movies? That's a whole new level of awesome. I'm so excited to introduce you to IncrediBuilds. They have Harry Potter, TMNT, and Star Wars Model Kits, just to name a few. I received product to facilitate this post … [Read more...]

Earth Day Activities Kids Will Love Any Day

Earth Day activities kids will love are pretty easy to come up with. But with these awesome books and supplies you'll be set for any and every day! After all, I am a firm believer that every day should be Earth Day! Product was received to facilitate this post and affiliate links are included to help support this blog. Earth Day Activities Kids Will Love National Geographic has a fantastic … [Read more...]

Plastic Spoon Craft – Easy Upcycled Lotus Planter

For those of us who have a difficult time throwing away disposable silverware, here is a plastic spoon craft. My whole life my grandma washed plastic silverware. The whole point of using disposable things is to, you know, dispose of it, but my gram just couldn't stomach it. I have inherited this trait and feel the need to upcycle. This post contains affiliate links to help support this … [Read more...]

Add these Easy Paper Crafts to your Valentine’s Day Cards – Seed Paper

Valentine's Day can be whatever you make it to be. Whether you choose to have a friendly, romantic, or hateful day is up to you. But, if you'd like to add a more personal touch to your Valentine's Day cards, these easy paper crafts are sure to show that you care. I learned how to make seed paper on a 4th grade field trip and decided to make little hearts of it to put in with my Valentine's. I've … [Read more...]

Kids’ Monthly Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos

Kids' monthly subscription boxes are a ton of fun. Kids love surprises, and getting something new in the mail once a month is a super treat. Teach kids to love the mail before they turn into adults and only get bills. ;) A few of these boxes we received for review, but the kids don't let that sway their reactions. Kids' Monthly Subscription Boxes Unboxing Videos We continue on our YouTube … [Read more...]

How To Relieve Stress and Send Love this Holiday Season

Learning how to relieve stress is hard any time of the year. But around the holidays? Sheesh... everything seems to be working against you sometimes! I'm so excited to show you a way to help relieve some tension AND make someone else feel great in the process. Today’s post is sponsored by Hallmark Gold Crown, but my love for their products is all my own. Affiliate links included. How To … [Read more...]

My Emotional Response to Disney Pixar’s Inside Out #InsideOutEvent

With Disney movies it's expected that the amount of feelings you experience throughout the show will be exponential. Disney is just like that. But that's why we love them. However, I didn't expect Disney Pixar's Inside Out to have the effect it did on me--and an entire theater full of people. I was able to see the premiere of Inside Out in LA as part of an all expenses paid trip sponsored by … [Read more...]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 – Activities 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 and make fun activities for kids. I've used affiliate links to the products I used. Baby Marimos While exploring different … [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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...]

Beam N Read Hands Free Light

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. Product received for review. Post contains affiliate links. 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 … [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...]

My Memories Digital Scrapbooking Software Review

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. Product was received for review purposes and this post may contain affiliate links. I’d always heard great things about the My Memories Suite software and … [Read more...]

An Edible Candy Dish for a Halloween Craft Project

An edible candy dish can add such a great look to your holiday table. Plus, it's edible. Does it really get any better? I can eat my candy and the dish?! Or--even greater--use this edible dishes for ice cream, yogurt, or pudding. The yummyness is limitless. Affiliate links to the products I used have been included in this post for your convenience and to help fund this blog. But no thoughts or … [Read more...]

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