Fun Stay at Home Candy Buffet Ideas
October 6, 2019

Who doesn't like candy and chocolate? It's such an easy way to make someone smile, right? Lately, a lot of people are staying home and having indoor party. and having more intimate Birthday Parties with friends and family. People who are party planning and looking for party ideas are having intimate gender reveal parties, engagement parties, themed Birthday parties, kids Birthdays, and baby showers. We've had TMNT parties and LEGO Themed parties. My favorite themed party we had was a Ring Pop Pinata Party, which was also an indoor party. When looking for epic Birthday Party ideas,  first thing that comes to mind is candy and chocolate. But that's just me. Recently, I had a kids Birthday Party for my 8-year-old.  He loves candy but we use special occasions to …

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8 Awesome Indoor Summer Activities for Kids
July 19, 2019

Just a few more weeks left of summer vacation and the boys are getting antsy! I don't know about you, but camp isn't feasible financially for the whole summer and I don't want my children to be away the whole time. Summers are meant to spend with the family, going on water park trips and road trips. But there are those days when we just want to pull our hair out and the kids a bored and we need to find activities indoors.  When it's 114 degrees outside - no one wants to play in that heat. I've found 8 awesome inside activities for the kids. Paper Plate Ocean Craft by FunMoneyMom.com My boys love any crafts that have any thing to do with the ocean …

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5 DIY Toy Story Crafts and Printables
April 22, 2019

We just got back from Disneyland where we had a Woody sighting!  Toy Story 4 is all I can think about! I found this Disney Toy Story 4 Forky Creativity Set! Check out Forky! I love the new toy, Forky, who insists he is NOT a toy! Forky is a spork-turned-craft-project and is convinced he doesn't belong in Bonnie's room.  But we all know that everything in the world has a purpose, including craft project toys! I thought it would be fun to do a quick round up of Toy Story DIY crafts and printables. And if your looking for toy story party ideas check them out here. DIY Forky Toy Story 4 Craft by DownRedBudDrive.com Toy Story Inspired Alien Slime by ThatKidsCraftSite.com DIY Forky Craft Toy …

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How to Make a DIY Bug Hotel for Earth Day
April 1, 2019

Earth day is coming up and what better way to celebrate it but by making a DIY bug hotel (also called insect houses) for our beautiful earth's creatures.  My boys love bugs and bugs deserve a special place to hang out; don't you think? I found an awesome way to make a DIY bug hotel worthy of being featured on Million Dollar Listing LA. Materials Oat meal or another round container with a lidNylon screenCraft scissorsGlue gunBead capsTwine ooly lil paint brush setmarkersooly double ended markersooly lil' poster paint podsooly dot-a-lot dot painting setooly itsy bitsy stickers Directions Cut Out the Doors and Windows Building a bug hotel is pretty easy. I cut out the doors and windows before I gave them to the kids to paint. You can trace the …

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How to make Chocolate Playdough
February 10, 2019

By now, you would think that I know how to make chocolate playdough, but I've honestly never thought about it until my 4-year-old's teacher asked me to make it for the class.  We've made regular playdough, but never scented, especially chocolate scented! I'm not going to say no to my son's teacher, right? But then it opened the doors to other things like mud play dough and poop playdough.  Only a #boymom could understand why anyone would want to make poopplay dough.  My boys are obsessed with anything that is related to poop (farting, burping, etc.). Play dough has many benefits like teaching kid's fine motor skills and creativity.  There are even sensory benefits to using playdough.  I put the pot on the counter so that they …

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How to Make DIY Candles with Essential Oils
January 31, 2019

This past Holiday, my friend and I decided to get creative and make DIY candles as gifts for people.  It was such a rewarding experience to hand make candles for people we love, with our own mixes of Aromatherapy Essential Oil Blends. https://www.amazon.com/Goddess-Garden-Aromatherapy-Go-Multi-Colored/dp/B07Z75V6TL?dchild=1&keywords=Goddess+Garden+Organics+Aromatherapy+lava+bracelets&qid=1612065617&sr=8-2&linkCode=ll1&tag=momjunkycom-20&linkId=0ef6a974eed0aace808195a184b151af&language=en_US&ref_=as_li_ss_tl Fragrance is pretty personal but when mixing essential oils, you can use different premade aromatherapy blends or individual essential oils. Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet Goddess Garden has their own aromatherapy blends that I use for candles, sprays, and Aromatherapy Lava Bracelets. One of my favorite scents is Happy Day.   It's a happiness-boosting essential oil blend, featuring certified-organic citrus oils like bergamot and grapefruit.  Aromatherapy positively affects mood and alertness and can have many uses, especially homemade candles. Goddess Garden Perseverance Aromatherapy Bracelet How do Aromatherapy Bracelets …

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