New Years Eve Quarantine Ideas
December 27, 2020

We are coming to a close for 2020. Hallejulah! 2020 has been a year full of firsts, like mask wearing and quarantining, social distancing and homeschooling We are all trying to do our best. One of our "firsts" was traveling while virtual learning. But I know a lot of people want to have fun on New Year's Eve. The thing is, that the CDC recommends staying home for the Holidays, which means staying home for New Year's Eve and quarantining. So, this leaves us with wondering how to celebrate safely for New Year's Eve. Hopefully we have already mastered the art of zooming and figured out quarantining ideas for kids. Stay at Home New Year's Ideas New Year's Eve Cocoa Bombs …

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DIY Christmas Cocoa Bombs
December 19, 2020

I'm a little late for the viral Cocoa Bomb craze, but the Holidays have gotten me inspired. It's been a rough year and I am starting to feel festive. So, I whipped up this fun DIY Christmas Cocoa Bomb recipe. It's simple and fun. This is the same recipe as the New Year's Eve Tradition Cocoa Bombs except for the decorations I used on top of them. You can also give these DIY Christmas Cocoa Bombs as gifts. Hot chocolate is so comforting too! I used leaf molds and Color it Candy Pearls to decorate the hot chocolate molds. These turned a simple cocoa bomb into a beautiful decorative holiday cocoa bomb. Supplies Semi-Sweet Lilys Baking Chips Lily's White Chocolate Baking Chips (optional) Mini Marshmallows Ghirardelli Chocolate …

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DIY New Year's Eve Cocoa Bombs Tradition
December 17, 2020

I'm not the only one to say that we are happy to say goodbye to 2020 and ready for 2021. 2020 was a nightmare. Many of us are wondering what to do for New Years during Covid-19. Many of us will be drinking heavily celebrating while social distancing during New Year's Eve. I will not be. We are starting a new tradition this year. Actually, we are just altering our tradition to fit a social distanced, stay at home Year's Eve. My family has a Greek tradition every New Year's. Typically, they make the traditional vasilopita, a cake-like bread and bake it with a coin inside. After cutting all the pieces for family and friends, we eat it and wait …

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Elf on the Shelf Activities and Ideas
December 11, 2020

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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12 Amazing DIY Christmas Gnomes
December 2, 2020

Every since I visited the North Pole in Finland, I have been obsessed with Gnomes.  I brought some cute fun Finnish gnome's home and regret not bringing more.  Just another excuse to go back though! I found some great DIY Christmas Gnomes like a wine topper gnome, a Scandinavian Tomte Christmas Elf Ornament, Swedish Christmas Gnomes, mini gnomes, egg carton craft gnome and so many others! Check them out below. Which ones are you going to make?

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Amazing DIY Gifts for Christmas that Every One will Love
November 7, 2020

This year, it feels like the Holidays have crept up way too fast. Life has definitely gotten busy the last couple weeks. School projects, meetings, Birthday Parties, and Holiday festivities have been piling up. And now we have two weeks until Christmas and the kids will be out of school. The pressure is on. CHECK OUT THESE ADORABLE CHRISTMAS HOT CHOCOLATEBOMBS HERE! At this point, it's all about finding Christmas gifts for friends and family. Looking for gift ideas can be fun but it can also be frustrating if you don't know the person your buying for. I find it rewarding to make gifts for people. It's more personal and I love creating fun items. And …

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13 Top DIY Halloween Treats
September 16, 2020

One of my favorite Holiday's is Halloween.  Why? Because it's an opportunity to spend time with the kids making crafts and sweet treats.  We love decorating in our family.  One year my friend made an awesome Halloween Pinata! But we really love decorating sweet treats, spooky treats, creepy treats and scary treats.  So, here's a list of my top 13 favorite diy treats I created for you all. Enjoy! Sweet Monster Rolls - Mom Junky These sweet rolls are going to be a conversation starter at any of your Halloween get togethers. You would never know by looking at them that they are made out of Hawaiian sweet rolls because they look just like a dessert versus a side at your every day meal. Definitely a must …

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How to Make DIY Sweet Monster Rolls
September 14, 2020

I can't wait for Halloween! We start decorating and getting ready in September. I like everything about it but I especially like making sweet treats for parties.  There are so many options and fun candy and props to make DIY spooky, creepy, Halloween sweet treats. This year I decided to make Sweet Monster Rolls.  The most important ingredients are the rolls, of course.  I love sweet rolls with dinner, especially King's Hawaiian Dinner Rolls.  They can brighten up any meal with their soft and chewy, light and fluffy, melt in your mouth deliciousness. So, how does one create a Sweet Monster Roll? And is there anything sweet about monsters? If you make them like I do, yes.  They are adorable and delicious and a great conversation starter …

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7 Awesome DIY Halloween Crafts for Kids
September 14, 2020

 Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays. It wasn't until I had children.  It brings out the kid in me and we have so much fun preparing for it.  We love doing Halloween crafts. Plus I get to go through their candy and stash the good stuff. 1. Dollar Tree Halloween Crystal Ball Craft 2. Craft Stick Spider Craft 3. DIY Mummy Water Bottles 4. How to Make Easy Slime Recipe- Oozing Blood Slime for Halloween 5. Cute Halloween Bat Crafts for Kids 6. DIY Halloween Window Clings 7. Free Halloween Coffin Favor Boxes Template But the best way to enjoy Halloween with children is to make spooky, creepy, scary, Halloween DIY crafts.  I found some easy and fun Halloween projects for us to try from some crafty bloggers.  Check them …

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Amazing Fourth of July Desserts
June 24, 2020

The Fourth of July is coming up and my boys are so excited.  I'm excited about barbecues, get togethers, yummy food and red, white and blue desserts.  They are excited about fourth of July fireworks.  It's all about being safe and having a good time. Somehow everything will all come together. But for me, it's all about the food and decor.  I love fun projects that bring celebrations alive.  And I definitely have a sweet tooth.  So, I'm on a mission to find an easy red, white and blue dessert. I found some mouth watering 4th of July Dessert Recipes for celebrate Independence Day. Check out these decadent patriotic desserts. Some sweets are quick, simple, and healthy and some dessert recipes ideas are not so …

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Easy DIY Mini Easter Basket Tutorial
March 18, 2020

There are affiliate links in this post. Boy, have we been buying some extra toilet paper the last week. We stocked up due to the Covid-19 quarantine. But it's always good to keep extra handy. There are so many cute toilet paper roll crafts around this time of year, I had to do one! I love Easter and makeing DIY Bunny Treats! My boys love Easter and making Easter crafts too. One year we made Birds Nests and Easter Bunny pops, and another year we made Keepsake Easter Eggs. So, this year we decided to make DIY easy mini Easter baskets with bunny treats inside. It's such a fun Easter craft for the kids. Of course, they love anything …

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10 Amazing DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs
January 1, 2020

I've never been a big fan of hot chocolate unless it's made with real cocoa and milk. I don't like the instant cocoa you get from coffee shops or the cocoa you mix with water. No thank you. But when I heard about this new thing called Hot Chocolate Bombs, I was intrigued. I love that they are fresh hot cocoa bombs. I love the amount of time and creativity put into them and I think that hot chocolate bombs are great gifts and would brighten up any ones day and taste buds! I found some fantastic ideas using candy melts and hot chocolate mix. 10 Amazing DIY Hot Cocoa Bombs Fun Surprise Valentine's Cocoa BombSurprise Cocoa Bomb with Conversation HeartsDIY New …

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5 Holiday Gifts All Mommies Want
December 14, 2018

I received some of these products to facilitate this article, however, all opinions are my own.  There may also be affiliate links in this post which means that it you click on a link and purchase something, I will receive commission. Us mommies spend so much time giving to everyone else.  We work especially hard during the Holidays, going to school functions, setting up Holiday parties, wrapping gifts, shopping for gifts, and setting up Holiday cards. Does anyone really ever ask what we want? My husband maybe, but he knows me.  What about the people that don’t know us so well?  What do we give to mommies for the Holiday? I am speaking from my experience and I am not speaking for every woman out there.  I am …

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How to Put Together the Best Holiday Cards
November 14, 2018

The Holidays are coming up fast and I am scrambling to get the family pictures together.  My boys are not easy when it comes to taking pictures.  Bribery helps. It is what it is. However, there is something else to consider when putting together Holiday cards. How do I put it together? What kind of card will I get? Us moms like to go all out. Last year we lived in Deerfield Beach, and knowing it would be our last Christmas holiday there, I decided to do beach photos. This year we live in Phoenix.  I'm thinking Christmas cactus instead of a Christmas tree for a prop. Fortunately, getting them ordered and put together is the easy part.  Basic Invite is perfect because you can preview everything on their site …

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