Family, Kids, Toddlers, Travel & Visits

Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Pennsylvania

We started a habit several years ago of doing something fun when we have an appointment out of town. When you have people in your family that are sick and need to go to appointments and specialists a lot, visiting somewhere fun is a wonderful way to stay happy even when times are tough. I… Continue reading Mr. Ed’s Elephant Museum in Pennsylvania

Crafts, Halloween, Holidays, Kids, Party

Easy Halloween Activities & Snacks for Families with Toddlers to Tweens

Have you ever tried to have a Halloween with activities and snacks for all ages? I was getting ready for a Halloween party while trying to do the regular Halloween activities with my kids. We ended up doing a mish-mash of Halloween activities to get ready for the party while still doing our pumpkin decorating,… Continue reading Easy Halloween Activities & Snacks for Families with Toddlers to Tweens

Books, collectibles, Family, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Kids, Movies, Reading, shopping

Harry Potter Gift Ideas & More!

In honor of being able to watch all the Harry Potter movies for free on Peacock until Halloween, I decided to see what cool Harry Potter items I could find on Amazon. So now our Potter marathon has started, and yours can too! Your welcome!! So my Harry Potter fandom started when I received a… Continue reading Harry Potter Gift Ideas & More!

Crafts, Demos Tutorials, Family, Kids

Making Bouncy GLOW GOO & Ways to Make Slime

Sometimes a recipe gone sideways can be a good thing! Does any mom love slime? I know I am not a fan. I remember playing with Gak and slime as a kid and it was weird and made your hands smell funny. I also know that slime has been banned from a few of my… Continue reading Making Bouncy GLOW GOO & Ways to Make Slime

Family, Kids, Reviews, Toddlers

Tips for Buying Adorable Baby Clothes from April Moon

So if you post cutie baby photos on Instagram there is a chance you have heard of April Moon. They found me as I am constantly posting pictures of my beautiful baby girl on IG, just like every other in-love parent lol. Well April Moon uses an advertising strategy where they partner with Instagrammers, and… Continue reading Tips for Buying Adorable Baby Clothes from April Moon

Family, Kids, Reviews

Capturing Pregnancy Memories with a Maternity Photo Shoot

Why would I do a maternity photo shoot on my 3rd pregnancy? I hadn't had any professional photos taken when carrying my 1st or 2nd child. Why now? Did I have fun? Do I love the photos? Why did it take me over a year and a half to write this post?! Read on for… Continue reading Capturing Pregnancy Memories with a Maternity Photo Shoot

Crafts, Dance, Demos Tutorials, Family, Kids, Sewing

How to Make a Bun Cover for Dancers

Have you ever considered making your own bun cover or snood? *Detailed Instructions Below* Making a snood, or bun cover, for our beautiful ballerina. Connecting During Recital Week So last week was recital week over here! My 10 year old has been taking dance classes since she was 5 years old. This year she graduated… Continue reading How to Make a Bun Cover for Dancers

Art, Crafts, Family, Home Decor, Kids

Scratch Art & My Love for Suncatching Window Art

This is my daughter's project that she did absolutely 100% herself with the instruction from the video below. As I am working from home I 100% appreciated she was able to do this independently! So I don't know why but I've always called this stained glass art but apparently it's scratch art and stained glass… Continue reading Scratch Art & My Love for Suncatching Window Art

Career, Craft Room, Crafts, Crochet, Family, Kids, Mental Health, Organization, Toddlers

Keeping Our Cool During Covid

My apologies for being less active on the interwebs lately. I have been trying to add a classroom space to my office space/craft room. The room was already stuffed to the gills and it took some work to make a school space as well as the multi-purpose room it already was. On the plus side… Continue reading Keeping Our Cool During Covid

Books, Education, Family, Kids, Reading, Reviews

Showing Love with a Book Series & How to Avoid Borrowing & Lending Books

Spreading some love by ordering a book series that other family members love. So while under quarantine we have made sure to follow the rules and only go out when necessary. Today my niece and nephew are here because their mom needed someone to watch them during a prenatal appointment. My daughter is an avid… Continue reading Showing Love with a Book Series & How to Avoid Borrowing & Lending Books

Crafts, Demos Tutorials, Family, Kids, Uncategorized

Backyard Teepee for Under $10

So I am lucky enough to have grown up in a house with a big yard. Although it comes with a lot of yard work, I grew up having a ton of fun and my kids have a blast here too! We have hordes of bamboo that grows very fast and needs cut back multiple… Continue reading Backyard Teepee for Under $10

Crafts, Family, Kids, Sewing

Learning to Sew? "My Beginner Projects"

My beginner sewing projects: So many curtains & a pair of moderately successful maternity pants. After my obsessive search for sewing knowledge (Click here to see my Learning to Sew Post), I bought the cutest sewing machine I could afford at Walmart. I made sure it had a zigzag stitch and a button hole feature.… Continue reading Learning to Sew? "My Beginner Projects"

Crafts, Demos Tutorials, Family, Kids

Hand Print Craft – A Tablecloth to a Tree Skirt

"And My 1st Time Making Bias Tape" Hand Print Craft - Tablecloth to tree skirt using bias tape and acrylic paint. First off this wasn't my idea, it was a facebook post sent to me from Billy's sister "my sister" lol. She sent me a message, with a facebook link, wanting us to make a… Continue reading Hand Print Craft – A Tablecloth to a Tree Skirt

Crafts, Family, Kids, Reviews

Lava Bead Chakra Bracelet Craft

So the idea for this came from window shopping essential oils on a facebook business page. I love essential oils for many reasons. Mostly I find certain smells very uplifting or relaxing, depending on the oils. If essential oils kill germs in the air, keep me from getting sick, help me focus, or alleviate pain… Continue reading Lava Bead Chakra Bracelet Craft

Family, Kids

Sweet Summer Moments

Summer Reunion Click The Play Button Below To Enjoy a Beautiful Summer Moment https://www.instagram.com/p/B1y39gCAima/ The weather was perfect on the day of the reunion. The sun was shining and the breeze was warm against our skin. We had driven the whole 2 hours to the community center with the windows down. We arrived to the… Continue reading Sweet Summer Moments