Budget Friendly Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona with the Family
February 23, 2020

Budget Friendly Things to do in Flagstaff, Arizona with the Family

Thank you to Wyndham, Flagstaff for hosting us. All opinions are my own. We recently went to Flagstaff, Arizona with the boys.  They were so excited to play in the snow but other than that, we weren't sure what kind of activities we were going to do but we wanted to discover Flagstaff.  Because of the weather, we had to prepare a bit. It's amazing that you can go from wearing a tee shirt in Phoenix to snow boots and winter clothes in just 2 hours. This is a great reason to live in Arizona. The weather in different areas is so versatile. Just up the road and only 85 miles away is the Grand Canyon National Park. Other natural …

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10 Awesome St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Free Printables, Worksheets and Stickers
February 17, 2020

10 Awesome St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Free Printables, Worksheets and Stickers

St. Patrick's Day is coming up and it's all about planting peas, corned beef and cabbage, Irish Beer, Irish themed parties and remembering St Patrick, who is one of Ireland's patron saints. But for kids it's about the color green (gettting pinched if you're not wearing it), shamrocks, top hats, Leprechaun traps, pots of gold, rainbows and so much more! Since I'm a mom we tend to lean on the side of making fun St. Patrick's day crafts. Here are 10 awesome DIY St. Patrick's day crafts I found from some very talented bloggers. From free St. Patrick's Day printables to Leprechaun Handprint Crafts and Rainbow Treasure Hunts. Check them out! Easy Rainbow Rock Painting Craft Tutorial by ilovepaintedrocks.com Free Printable St. Patrick’s …

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How to have a TMNT Party for a Four-Year-Old
February 1, 2020

How to have a TMNT Party for a Four-Year-Old

I love doing Birthday parties for my kids.  It’s fun to organize, brings out the creativity in me and makes me feel like a kid again! Last year we had a very successful LEGO Themed party for my three-year-old.  This year he’s turning four-years-old and wanted a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles themed party.  I can’t say I was happy he chose that, especially since he doesn’t watch it or even know what it is.  He must have heard of it from school or maybe saw his brother play a Ninja Turtles game.  Either way, I was disappointed. I was hoping Unicorns or Superheroes.  A mom can dream, can't she? So, I brainstormed and thought of a way to have a toned-down Ninja Turtle themed party while …

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16 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)
January 23, 2020

16 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)

Valentine's Day is coming up and when you have kids, you have a budget. To be blunt, we are looking for cheap Valentine's Day gifts. When you have more than one child, you budget even more. So, now that both my boys are old enough to participate in Valentine's Day and gift giving, I needed to come up with some ideas for cute, affordable Valentine's Day gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make fun Valentine's Day gifts for the whole class. Here are 10 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for Preschool-12th grade. They are easy to find Valentine's day gifts and good for your pocketbook! I found some cheap Valentines Day gifts at Family Dollar and Target. All of these added …

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How to Make Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons
January 23, 2020

How to Make Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons

I'm not sure how long the Valentine's Conversation hearts candies have been out.  I've been receiving them since I was a little girl.  I never even liked the taste of them.  They always ended up going to waste. Every year the kids come home with candy for Valentine's Day and every year I take some and dump them.  Don't get me wrong, they get candy.  But we don't need more dentist visits so I'm particular about what they keep.  No chewy candy that can sit in their teeth.  This year I bought tiny heart lollipops for my little one's class. But for my older one who is six-year-old, I wanted to do something different. I wanted to do a DIY Valentine's Day gift project with him. One …

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3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops Using Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints
January 23, 2020

3 Ingredient Valentines Cookie Pops Using Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints

Girl Scout season is almost over.  Some might be sad but not me!  The hustle and bustle of Girl Scout sales has over welcomed it's stay with me as I cannot stop stuffing my face with Samoa's. Sa - Mo -Whoa is me! So I figured out a way to get rid of them.  Eh hem, I mean- give beautiful Valentines Day Cookie Pops.  We love making DIY Valentine's Day sweet treats and giving them as Valentine's Gifts. These are also easy Valentines Day sweet treats. This is a simple 3 ingredient recipe for Valentines Thin Mints Cookie Pops.  You can either gift these cute pops or use them for decoration (yeah, right. Good luck with that!).  These Girl Scout Thin Mints inspired cookie …

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Our New Year's Resolution Of Living A Healthier Lifestyle in 2020
January 13, 2020

Our New Year's Resolution Of Living A Healthier Lifestyle in 2020

With a 2020 on the horizon, it's time to begin making Resolutions! More importantly, a resolution that we can stick to, and keep, not just all year long. But forever! One Resolution for myself and my family is to live a healthier lifestyle. The boys are growing up, and time slows down for no one. It's important that together, as a family, we continue on a path towards a healthier way of living. We have tried in the past, but how do we live a healthier life in 2020? How do we plan on living healthy? Along with plenty of daily exercises, we want to focus on keeping our bodies healthy, with the nutrients we put in them. A healthy diet is ever so …

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Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes
January 10, 2020

Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and although I am not a huge football fan, I am a huge food fan. The two kind of go together. The 2020 Super Bowl will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Big Game will feature the AFC Champions and the NFC Champions. So, I'm always up for a Super Bowl Party! Game day is fun because it means community and getting together. Everyone is celebrating a game day tradition and it always involves drinks and game day food. But in my case, I like to eat Keto so I have to consider Keto game day food.  There are so many options to make Keto appetizers, side dishes, and …

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11 Top Instagrammable Places to Visit in Finland
January 4, 2020

11 Top Instagrammable Places to Visit in Finland

I had a chance to visit Finland last September and was overwhelmed by the beauty of this country. It is famous for its amazing Finnish architecture, visual arts, museums, churches, and beautiful nature. Finland, the happiest place in the world, is a photographers dream and if you are looking for the top instagrammable places in Finland, you've come to the right place. I love taking travel photography and I found the best pictures in Finland. Here are 11 of the top instagrammable places in Finland, including Hotel Katajanokka in Helsinki, Ranua Zoo, Arctic Igloos in Rovaniemi, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Uspenski Cathedral and more. Check them out! They can easily be taken on a quick day trip in Finland. 11 Top Instagrammable …

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Create Your Happy DIY Rock Painting with OOLY
January 2, 2020

Create Your Happy DIY Rock Painting with OOLY

How do your kids "create their happy?" Do they sing to themselves or jump in puddles? My boys are rough and tumble boys all the way.  Climbing, skateboarding, biking, jumping, playing in the dirt;  you name it, they will do it!  But they also LOVE art, painting DIY crafts, and fun DIY projects.  They take so much pride in their artwork and spend hours painting and making crafts.  I love watching them "create their happy." There are so many craft groups on Facebook and somehow I joined some rock painting groups.  Some of my friends were in them, so I was curious about rock painting ideas. Then I realized that there is a whole secret cult following and that people paint rocks or have story …

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