Cheap Valentine Box Ideas Your Kids will Love
January 23, 2021

Cheap Valentine Box Ideas Your Kids will Love

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's Day 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 card holder box craft kits. These are the cutest DIY mailbox kit boxes I've ever seen with so many cute details that make them interesting. Who needs a special holiday to exchange one of these? I'd give it to someone any day! And there are so many cheap Valentine box ideas! All I know is that this year I am simplifying …

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150 + Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts for the Whole Family
January 23, 2021

150 + Decadent Valentine's Day Desserts for the Whole Family

One of the main reasons I like Valentine's Day is for the sweets.  Not the roses, or the romantic dinners, but for the sweets.  I have a major sweet tooth and Valentine's Day is an excuse for me to indulge. It's always fun to make Valentine's Day desserts and treats. I love this time of year because it makes me want to try new, creative treats like cookies, cupcakes and cakes.  The kids absolutely love it too, along with crafts and Valentine boxes for school. My favorite Valentine's treats are chocolate covered strawberries.  But those can be eaten all year around. This year I'm obsessed with Cocoa Bombs like Valentine's Surprise Conversation Starter Cocoa Bombs. Proposal Cocoa Bombs, and Surprise Valentine Cocoa Bombs. They make great gifts. …

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5 Questions to ask the Conscious Parent
January 21, 2021

5 Questions to ask the Conscious Parent

Wow, 2020 has been eyeopening for me when it comes to conscious parenting.  I feel like I have been pushed to my limits; from homeschooling to quarantining.  The stress that Covid-19 has put our world under is unfathomable. This pandemic has changed the course of my kid's life. They will forever remember these years as a time of uncertainty, stress and pain. Losing loved ones just escalates it and being cooped up for weeks has been unbearable. I have definitely been unconscious and totally self absorbed. And disciplining the kids have been harder than ever. It has been rough.  If I ever thought I had lost control, the time would be now. Absolutely everything fell apart this year. …

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

DIY Valentine's Crafts Using Recycled Crayons + Printables

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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The Best Marriage Proposal Idea for 2021
January 3, 2021

The Best Marriage Proposal Idea for 2021

Getting engaged during Covid is something a lot of couples didn't expect. Asking someone to marry you during a pandemic has been popular after couples are realizing that they may not want to keep having social distanced dates or are just ready to take that next step with the love of their life! Plus, a Valentine's Day proposal is so romantic! What's the Most Romantic Way to Propose During a Pandemic? I really don't know, lol. I can't tell you from my experience; that's for another blog post. Since we are in a Pandemic, I would assume that there are more home proposals than destination proposals. I've never been one for genius proposal ideas but I sure came up with a unique marriage …

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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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Best Diets for 2021
January 1, 2021

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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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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