This is an easy craft to do and a fun #ElfontheShelf idea to boot! This elf sized snowman makes for a cute morning surprise! #12DaysofChristmas We have a lot of fun with our Elf on the Shelf, Fred. He gets into all sorts of hijinks, as you can see in my post about his antics. (You can also score some great free printables!) My kids got a kick out… Continue Reading
Any gamer kid is going to flip over these fun, easy, and frugal Super Mario party ideas for their next birthday party! If you’ve been around my site a few times, you’ve probably noticed that I tend to go a little far out for my sons’ birthday parties. From turning my entire house into Disneyland for my youngest’s first birthday party, to recreating the dentist’s fish tank for… Continue Reading
This coming weekend, I’ll be hosting my son’s 7th birthday party, which he has requested to be Super Mario themed. So this month’s Crafty Destash Challenge gave me a golden opportunity to create some Super Mario party decorations ahead of time! Woo-hoo for less procrastination! *Post contains affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure here.* Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty… Continue Reading
My boys are both huge fans of the Pixar CARS movies, and I had a BLAST making this Radiator Springs birthday cake for my youngest! Now, I will be the first to admit that I do not bake, nor do I create fancy cake decor. I’ve always hired out for that, when and if needed. However, I’m experimenting with my craftiness . . . and getting tighter with my budget…. Continue Reading
This post is written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StockUpMakeSmiles #CollectiveBias The school year is looming not too far ahead of us. I can’t be the only parent out there excited, right? While the endless “I’m bored!” chanting of summer will not be missed,… Continue Reading
Summer is such a bright, cheerful time of the year, and it means different things to different people. For me, summer means bbqs, campfires, the smell of freshly cut grass, and . . . birthday party prep. Both of my boys have summer birthdays, and it seems just when I finish planning and executing the first one, it’s time for the next party planning. I used to go really elaborate and crazy in my decorations and prep, but after so many years, I’m dialing it back. I still want my parties to look impressive, just with much less effort!
If you are suffering from tantrum troubles, this easy Good Behavior Ticket and Prize Bucket system might be the perfect solution for you! Easy free printable tickets and inexpensive prizes to redeem have been having great results in our house this summer! I created this project (well, one, for my sanity) as part of this month’s crafty de-stash. Every month, a group of bloggers challenge each other to create… Continue Reading
I don’t know about your kids, but mine are making me crazy with summer boredom. I’m sure they’d happily watch TV or play video games all day, but even a movie buff like me believes screen time overload is no bueno for the kiddos. Thankfully some of you shared some fabulous summer boredom busters I can use! An InLinkz Link-up Let’s Party! Meet the Merry Monday Link… Continue Reading