Non-Candy Preschool Gifts For Girls and Boys for Under $20 + Free Printables
January 23, 2020

Valentines Day is just around the corner and it's party time again!  My kids love Valentines Day but for one reason only.  CANDY!  I'm trying to break them from the idea that Valentines Day is all about candy but that's the message they see everywhere we go.  Unfortunately, we can't escape it. Whenever we go shopping we are bombarded with different types of chocolates and candy gifts and although I'm a big chocolate fan, I haven't participated in giving Valentines Day Gifts to all my friends.  That's for another post, another day. So, I've found some cheap Valentine's Day non candy items that the kids will love. These Valentine's Day gifts are all under $20 too. "I...................................................WANT NON-CANDY!"  Those of you who grew up in the …

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How to Throw a Valentines Day Party for Less Than $20
January 23, 2020

  It's that time of year again and I feel like I just got done prepping for Christmas parties.  Now we are onto Valentines Day.  This, along with Christmas and Easter is one of my kids' favorite holidays.  Why do you think that is? CANDY of course! I try not to make it just about candy and encourage them to get active by baking and getting creative, along with seeing the true meaning of the holiday.  Valentines Day doesn't have to be a romantic holiday.  And it only takes two people to have a party.  It's important for me to encourage love and kindness and what it means to spend time with people you love. But when you have kids, holiday parties can get pricey.  I have learned …

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

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. One of the great things about being a home room mom is having …

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

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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26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts
January 13, 2020

It all started with How to Make Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Starters with Recycled Crayons. That was my first time really trying Valentine's DIY gifts for my son's classmates. Now I want to make my own Valentine's Day Gifts for people.  Candy doesn't cut it anymore.  I guess this is what happens when you become a mother, right? I used to be happy with Valentine's chocolates and roses.  Now I just want to craft with my kids. Motherhood.  It's awesome. From making simple soaps, Valentine's printable crafts, mugs, DIY lip balms, body butters, Valentine's Day Cards, essential oil face sprays and valentine candy hearts with dark and white chocolate.  The list is endless. So, here are 26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for anyone to try, not just …

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

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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