Family, Kids

Pogo Sticks, Learning to Jump, & Impressing My Kids

I'm not gonna lie, it's not easy to impress my kids these days. They are usually much more impressed by dad who builds things and fixes everything. Enter our 20 year old pogo stick which still works but isn't in any kind of condition for a person over 50 lbs. My son had found it… Continue reading Pogo Sticks, Learning to Jump, & Impressing My Kids

Books, Education, Family, Kids, Party, shopping

The Kids Books I Can’t Live Without

Check out the Usborn books I thought were special enough I had to have them! So my Usborn party was supposed to close tonight at midnight which you will hear in my video but it's been extended. For how long you say? I didn't ask, so if you want to order sooner is better than… Continue reading The Kids Books I Can’t Live Without

Family, Kids

Backyard Ninja Course & More Fun Outdoor Activities!

My kids love American Ninja Warrior and so when I was looking at swing sets I searched ninja courses just to see if anything was available. Wow, has the selection grown from last year! This is the ninja slackline we ended up purchasing but the price of this item has gone up since then. We… Continue reading Backyard Ninja Course & More Fun Outdoor Activities!

Art, Crafts, Crochet, Demos Tutorials, Family, Gift Ideas, Kids

Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?

I can't remember if I started crocheting or knitting on a loom first. I started my kids with loom knitting because they are still able to make a useable item even if they can't get the tension right. With the loom it's really hard to do stitches wrong so the kids are usually happy with… Continue reading Do you Knit, Crochet, or Do All The Things?

Family, Kids, Mental Health

How to Train a Puppy & Our Animal House!

There is a new dog in the neighborhood so roll-on over and make some room! No seriously, move over cause he isn't the smallest pup and he loves to snuggle. We did not decide to get a puppy just because corona was happening, although staying home more than we have in ages, did play a… Continue reading How to Train a Puppy & Our Animal House!

Books, Crafts, Demos Tutorials, Family, Gift Ideas, Kids, Sewing

Easy Dollar Tree Hand-Sewing Craft for Kids “Hanging Doormouse Cat Toy”

My daughter found this book at the local library and instantly thought to make the Hanging "Doormouse" project for her best friend who is a fellow cat-lover. *Sewing involves pointy objects so sew at your own risk and make sure you discuss safety with your proteges (young ones).* As a parent I really enjoyed this… Continue reading Easy Dollar Tree Hand-Sewing Craft for Kids “Hanging Doormouse Cat Toy”

Family, Kids, Movies, Party, Toddlers

My Family Loves the Croods!

Billy and I have been long time fans of Ryan Reynold's, we have been a fan of Emma Stone since Zombieland, and have liked a good many Nicholas Cage movies over the years. There are quite a few amazing actors and to save time I won't name them all but you can see the whole… Continue reading My Family Loves the Croods!

Art, Career, Family, Kids, Organization, Toddlers, Travel & Visits

Goal Setting in 2021 & 2020 Re-Cap

The Blue Sky Planner I bought last year. I wanted to highlight the artist Mia Charro who did the illustration on this planner😁 Thinking about trying to do a year in review is giving me a headache so let's just start by putting that out there. Since I was wondering how many goals I checked… Continue reading Goal Setting in 2021 & 2020 Re-Cap

Family, Gift Ideas, Health, Kids, Toddlers

Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.

Find out what winter items are keeping us entertained these days😁☃️ I grew up in a family split on winter sports. My dad loved skiing and thought sledding would teach us snow basics and get us in shape. My mom really didn't love sledding anymore (because she had had her heart attack while sledding) but… Continue reading Less Cold, More Snow! Winter Gear & Toys that My Family Loves.

collectibles, Crafts, Decorating, Family, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Home Decor, Kids, Toddlers, Wish List

Save Money and Make a DIY Disney Christmas Tree

My Disney ornaments made from toys make me smile❤ Not gonna lie, putting up my Christmas tree was pretty painful this year. Not only are we having the 1st holiday since mom passed, she was also the one who made my Disney Christmas tree happen. How did I come up with the idea to use… Continue reading Save Money and Make a DIY Disney Christmas Tree

Family, Holidays, Kids, shopping

Gift Ideas for Kids With Too Many Big Toys

My kids rooms are full to brimming with toys and I am always looking for creative gifts that will excite but not add more mess to the meyhem. Dollar Tree Make-It Blocks Lego dudes seem to disappear at a rapid rate at our house. These are an inexpensive option and will store in a small… Continue reading Gift Ideas for Kids With Too Many Big Toys

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