Finding Dory and Nemo Valentine’s Drop Box Craft with Kleenex

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc., Kimberly Clark, and Disney. All opinions are mine alone. #FamilyMovieWithKleenex #CollectiveBias Things have been so crazy around here. Our schedule has been anything but productive. We've had sickness make its rounds through everyone, and we've also had snow day after snow day after snow day. Sawyer's classroom is having a party next week … [Read more...]

Penguin Valentine Hug Heart-Shaped Craft

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I love making holiday crafts with my kids. This Valentine's Day we have been remaking all the old crafts my other boys made when they were younger. We made a bunch of heart-shaped flower Valentine's for Sawyer's classroom and for his teacher we made them all animals made from all hearts like this cute Penguin Valentine. To me, this sweet penguin always looked like it was giving a … [Read more...]

20 Easy Homemade Salsa Recipes

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When it comes to dips for chips, I've got to admit that I am partial to salsa. Salsa can be made so many different ways that I never get tired of it. I make it on Taco Tuesdays, for football games, for birthday parties or even for dessert. No matter what kind I make the bowl is almost always empty. Here are 20 easy homemade salsa recipes to make. They range from your normal tomato and jalapeno … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]