5 Easy Week Night Dinners


It’s true the kids have started back to school. It’s been interesting to only have one child home during the day. You would think I would be getting all sorts of things done…..instead I’m spending a lot of time entertaining a little one who is used to have 4-5 other children to play with all […]

Watercolor Paper-towel Butterflies


These paper towel butterflies are a great after school art project.  The kids had a great time making them.  They are easy enough for little hands or you can make them a little more difficult for the older kiddos. We’ll show you how easy they are to make. We made our butterflies two ways.  First […]

Paper Towel Roll Octopus with Viva® Vantage Paper Towels

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Thanks to Viva® Vantage Paper Towels for sponsoring today’s craft. We are huge fans of simple around here.  If there is something that is going to make my life a little easier I’m all over it like spots on a ladybug. That’s why I love to use paper towels to clean up yucky jobs. The ones that […]

Back-to-School Teacher Gift and Organization

Color code kids activities with Sharpie markers. #StaplesBTS

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I can’t even believe that it’s time for school to start again! This time next week my kids will be on their second day of school and I […]

Cricut Explore Giveaway


I have a small Cricut electronic cutting machine, I love it! I have used it for several projects like my DIY Etched Glass Pans, Back-to-School Binders, State Flag Sign just to name a few.  I love my machine but I know it has some limitations.  The bigger machines have got TONS they can do, while still […]

Getting Creative with Fruit Shoots

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This article is sponsored by Fruit Shoot, however all opinions expressed are my own. I am constantly amazed at my kids imagination! I’m sure you have watched your kids turn something as mundane as a cardboard box into something extraordinary, just by using their imaginations.  I love feeding off their creative energy, it’s remarkable. Being […]

ENOUGH book review & Giveaway


My oldest is starting High School this year. I have looked up and researched, til my fingers are sore, all the things that can {and will}  befall my son.  High School wasn’t an easy time for me, I fear that it will be difficult for my kids as well. Then it hit me my second […]

5 Different Types of Furniture Painting

5 Types of Furniture Painting

I have been looking over some of the things I want to do in the house. {Besides, the floors) I think something that will make a big impact without costing a lot of money will be to refinish some of the furniture we already have. I have a few pieces of furniture that I have […]