DIY Valentine's Crafts Using Recycled Crayons
January 18, 2021

DIY Valentine's Crafts Using Recycled Crayons

I relate Valentine's Day with getting flowers, usually roses. But flowers are not too realistic for kids to give each other. And I'm not sure they would appreciate it like we do. I've been looking around for DIY crafts to make and came up with Valentine's Gnomes. These are fun as decoration but my boys what to create something they can use. So, I found these DIY Valentine's Day Crafts to make with recycled crayons. This isn't the first time we have used old crayons to make a Valentine's project for their class. One year, my son's teacher had me weed out all the old crayons and let me take them home, while I replaced them with new crayons. We made a …

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How to make DIY Valentine's Day Gnomes
January 16, 2021

How to make DIY Valentine's Day Gnomes

Valentine’s Day is creeping up so I'm getting started on something fun and new; I've always loved doing Valentine's Crafts like hearts made out of recycled crayons. This year I'm making homemade Valentine Gnomes. I fell in love with Scandinavian gnomes and Nordic gnomes while visiting Finland. Gnomes were everywhere. I brought some back and realized that they are all really popular during Christmas. Since visiting Finland, I have become obsessed with Gnomes; Finnish Gnomes and Swedish Gnomes! I have decided to make some for Valentine’s Day. I am not a seamstress or a craft guru so if you think making this homemade gnome is hard, you're wrong Anyone can do it. It's really about the details that make …

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Surprise Cocoa Bomb with Conversation Hearts
January 7, 2021

Surprise Cocoa Bomb with Conversation Hearts

Valentine's Day is coming and 2021 is needing some extra love. Conversation hearts are so uplifting and kind, I thought we had to do something this year including them. Conversation Hearts have been around for years! Sweet love notes made out of candy melts inside a decadent cocoa bomb will make anyone happy to receive. Valentine's Day isn't about the candy for me anymore, it's about the thought. Kids love making the Conversation Starters out of candy melts so they can also be included in this DIY project. Check out DIY Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons Since Cocoa Bombs are the viral craze right now, why not combine the two? I've already done Christmas Cocoa Bombs, New Year's Eve Cocoa …

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DIY Valentine's Crafts for Kids
January 2, 2021

DIY Valentine's Crafts for Kids

I love Valentine's Day. Which is why we craft in our house. Valentine's Day decorations are so festive too! I like doing noncandy Valentine's Day gifts like my conversation starter hearts made out of recycled crayons and anything that involves DIY. I'm always looking for Valentine's craft ideas and anything heart shaped. I like easy Valentine's Day gifts, but when they are homemade crafts, they have more meaning. Fun Valentine's Day boxes are fun to but you can also get the DIY mailbox kits. Adding Valentine's Day printables and cards makes it even more fun. Valentine's Day DIY Crafts for Kids Brighten Someone Special's Day with these Easy Tissue Paper Flowers!Valentine’s Day ASL ActivityValentine’s Day Sensory Bottle for KidsDIY Heart Craft Tissue Paper …

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Amazing Valentine's Mailbox Decorating Kits
January 1, 2021

Amazing Valentine's Mailbox Decorating Kits

We made it through Christmas 2020 and now I've got my sights on Valentine's Day. Back when I was younger, we didn't have Valentine Boxes for kids. This is such a cute concept. However, I'm not up for making my own Valentine's Day card box. I love a good DIY project but his year I need more help for these Valentine’s Day card holder box craft kits. These are the cutest DIY mailbox kit boxes I've ever seen! Who needs a special holiday to exchange one of these? I'd give it to someone any day! All I know is that this year I am simplifying things and will start getting kits for my projects. Amazon and Oriental trading are great places …

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Best Diets for 2021
December 29, 2020

Best Diets for 2021

This year I turn 50! After a year of gaining Covid pounds, social distancing, and stress eating, turning 50 years-old is a game changer, not just in motherhood, but in taking care of myself. Taking care of my health and diet at 50 is a necessity. My days of all nighters and living off of pasta, cigarettes and coffee have been over for a while. It's time to get healthy for 2021 and get rid of the quarantine pounds. Dieting after Covid is going to interesting! John Hall Photography Modeling triggered years worth of food and body issues for me. It took a long time for me to finally respect by body. Years of counting fat grams and obsessively weighing …

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How to do the 3 Day Keto Egg Fast + Recipes
December 26, 2020

How to do the 3 Day Keto Egg Fast + Recipes

Spring break came and went and so did my healthy diet.  So, it’s time to get back on track and throw myself back into my Keto way of life.  I always feel so much better and clear headed when I do Keto.  It isn’t a fad or quick weight loss diet, for me it’s a lifestyle. It’s time for some egg fast recipes! Keto is not as easy as the media makes it out to be; so, if you’ve never done it, do your research first.  Many people enjoy Keto snacks.   I love Keto Desserts, Keto Holiday recipes, Keto Game Day Recipes, Keto weight loss shakes, and easy Keto recipes. The basic concept of the Keto diet is to consume foods high in fat (healthy fats) …

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Elf on the Shelf Activities and Ideas
December 11, 2020

Elf on the Shelf Activities and Ideas

There may be affiliate links in this post. I didn't have a good experience with The Elf on the Shelf when the kids were very young. I went through the 7 Phases of the Elf on the Shelf Disaster. I just wanted so bad to be a part of the madness, but my kids were too young. Now they love it. We even have Elf on the Shelf tools and activities. This year the Elf on the Shelf is in quarantine with us. MORE ELF ON THE SHELF PRODUCTS Elf on the Shelf New Arrivals Elf on the ShelfPets Elf on the Shelf Clothing Elf on the Shelf Plush So, now that The Elf on the Shelf is a family tradition for so many people, I …

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The 7 Phases Of The Elf On The Shelf Disaster
December 10, 2020

The 7 Phases Of The Elf On The Shelf Disaster

. I had it all planned out.  This Elf on the Shelf "tradition" that everyone was talking about. But I wasn't warned about the crazy place it would take me. Little did I know that it was about to take me to another level of parenthood. The Elf on the Shelf may test you to your limits in motherhood.  ELF ON THE SHELF FUN ITEMS Elf on the Shelf AccessoriesElf on the Shelf ClothesElf on the Shelf Reindeer PetElf on the Shelf OutfitsElf on the Shelf BookElf on the Shelf Arctic FoxElf on the Shelf Festive Family Night Phase 1:  THE SEARCH. Phase 2:  THE FIND.   I found it at Target.  It was right on the endcap before the register.   I thought.  They all looked so pretty in their shiny …

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Celebrating the Holidays with Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins
December 9, 2020

Celebrating the Holidays with Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème Muffins

Well, here we are again! Another year has flown by. And boy has it been a crazy year! I'm looking forward to the Holiday's, because it represents family and fun. Christmas is a little different this year, there's not gettting around that, including Santa's cookies and milk. We are shaking things up! We've decided to leave Santa Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Cookies & Crème muffins. I think it's safe to say that nothing this year has gone as planned as we thought it would be. Santa will appreciate something different, inspired by the beloved flavor of a classic chocolate sandwich cookie with bursts of creaminess. Little Bites® snacks are bringing back one of its most beloved limited time offerings. Baked soft, moist and bursting …

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