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

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

DIY Bun Cover for Dancers & a Few Beautiful Snoods on Amazon

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 DIY Bun Cover for Dancers & a Few Beautiful Snoods on Amazon

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