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Coloring Salt with Chalk for a DIY Colored Sand Look

March 19, 2014 No Comments

My favorite projects to do with my kids are ones that can double as gifts. I just love giving loved ones homemade gifts, especially ones the boys made. With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and birthdays coming up, we have been making a lot of different things, such as these DIY jars with layered faux colored sand.

Chalk Colored Salt for Faux Colored Sand

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DIY Kitchen Busy Kit for Little Ones

February 1, 2014 No Comments

The kitchen is basically the center of our house. Between prepping for meals, cooking, snacks and cleaning, we spend a lot of time there. Often when I am trying to get things done, if they aren’t eating, the boys are running around and making a mess. I have to quickly find something to get their attention and keep them busy.

DIY Kitchen Busy Kit with Dollar Store Supplies & Activities

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‘Fun with Froot Loops’ Activity Sheets for Preschoolers

January 9, 2014 No Comments

I am always trying to find ways to sneak some learning into everyday activities. With two preschoolers, they find it fun and we often do it while getting two things done at once. This can be as simple as making snack time a learning time as well. For some snack time fun,  I created some new activity sheets just for Froot Loops.

Printable Froot Loops Activity Sheets for Preschoolers

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Battling Cough, Cold, & Flu Season with 3 Kids + a DIY Kleenex Box Train Craft

December 13, 2013 6 Comments

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When someone gets sick on our house, a one-day virus can easily turn into a few week ordeal. It doesn’t take much for my 2, 3, and 4 year old to pass around the sickness like a ping pong ball. No matter how much I try to prevent it, every year it happens. We have to find ways to stay busy indoors during these times, and crafts are always a hit.


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Fun Christmas Bucket List Ideas + Printables

November 29, 2013 No Comments

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is already over and it’s just about December. Even though I am sad how fast this year went by, I am overjoyed about the holiday season. To get the kids excited this week, we made a Christmas Bucket List, complete with their own tree and ornaments.

Christmas Bucket List  Ideas with Printables

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Starting our In-Home Preschool with Activity & Learning Essentials

September 19, 2013 5 Comments

I received the mentioned preschool learning products to review. All opinions are my own.

A few months ago my oldest turned four and we have been debating on sending him to preschool this year. After going back and forth, we decided to set up a little school area at our house so our younger two (3 years old & 20 months) can benefit from it as well. Then I realized it was time to figure out what I needed to start an in-home preschool.

Starting an In-Home Preschool

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DIY Fall Bucket List Tree

September 13, 2013 6 Comments

Fall is my favorite season. I love the colors of Autumn, cooler temperatures, and the start of the holiday season. There are so many things I want to do with the family this year, and I started making a list. I decided to turn it into a project with my kids and make a Fall Bucket List Tree.

DIY Fall Bucket List Tree with Leaf Printables & List Ideas

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