Puppy Love Valentine for Kids – Heart Shaped Dog Craft

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I love making Valentine's Day projects with my boys. When Johnny was little, he would come home with the cutest little crafts from daycare. When I had my other boys, I always made sure to make my favorites with them. This heart shaped dog craft is always on the list. One year when Johnny was in elementary school, we made these for hi entire class in a smaller size. This craft is fun for all … [Read more...]

Nickelodeon’s Blaze & Paw Patrol New DVD Gift Sets! Plus, Giveaway!

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I don't know about yours but Blaze and the Monster Machines, as well as Paw Patrol, are very loved characters in our house. We watch their shows, have their toys, their clothing, and well a lot. If you ask Sawyer what he wants to watch he will almost always tell you "Blaze!" as his first choice with Paw Patrol following as a close second. Two of Nickelodeon's most popular shows are … [Read more...]

Heart Shaped Treats For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. I like to make each holiday special for the boys by celebrating it all month long. Valentine's Day is easy, just make heart shaped treats. In fact, make everything heart shaped. The following 19 heart shaped treats include desserts like the cute heart shaped brownies I made a few years ago and cheesecakes as well as main dishes like pizza and pot … [Read more...]

7 Fire Safety Tips to Help Keep Your Family Safe & Protected

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Did you know most house fires happen in January? Did you know that my family lost our home 2007? We were lucky that our family was unharmed, but we lost everything we owned. I've always wanted to put together a post of all the things I learned from the experience that can help you prepare yourself in the event something horrible should happen with these 7 Fire Safety Tips. Many of these things we … [Read more...]

21 Nutritious Muffins For Busy Mornings

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On busy mornings, the last thing I want to think about is what to make for breakfast. However, I have found that everyone in my house is in a better mood all day long if I start the day with a meal, like some nutritious muffins. To save a bit of time and make mornings run smoother, I have been making muffins the night before and reheating them for breakfast. The only problem is, they get sick and … [Read more...]

Attend the 2017 New England Auto Show

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I've lived all my life in Western MA. New England winters are nothing new to me. This year the snowfall's have been manageable, but a few years ago we were getting thirty inches of snow at a time. The snowbanks were so high you could see over them. You would think driving in it would be easy for me but in reality, the second the flakes start falling I'm hiding at home. Right now I'm driving a … [Read more...]

Make Your Own DIY Photo Tile Coasters

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I love making gifts for people, especially if it means being able to use some of the many photos I take throughout the year. A fun, simple craft that you (or your kids!) can make are these DIY Photo Tile Coasters. You can make a set for under $5, and they look great forever. Supplies needed for DIY Photo Tile Coasters: Printed Photos Mod Podge (I used glossy here) Foam Brush … [Read more...]

Baby Registry Advice From A Seasoned Mom

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I still remember setting up my registry 16+ years ago. I was so excited about planning a nursery I thought it would be fun. Little did I know how much work it would be. Luckily, I had a friend who had just had a baby able to help me and give me some baby registry advice, but she had pretty much just become a mom herself, so her knowledge was limited. I thought I would share my wisdom after having … [Read more...]

The K’NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster is a Huge Hit This Season

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I'm so tired of my boys sitting around with screens in their faces all the time. They're all frustrated with me since I put an 'hour a day' rule out there. I want them downstairs communicating and spending time together when they aren't working on school things. Finding things they could do together was the hardest part. When this K'NEX Wild Whiplash Roller Coaster showed up on our front step they … [Read more...]