Did your child love the LEGO Batman movie? Do they need a reminder to wash their hands? Yes? Then make my DIY LEGO Batman soap. Tell your kid to be like Batman and wash their hands with a cute mirror decal and this DIY LEGO Batman soap that uses a Batman Minifgure. It’s easy to make and the perfect reminder for Batman fans to WASH THOSE HANDS!
Want a simple Valentine’s Day activity? Make my DIY heart potato stamp. They’re a great way to use those old potatoes sitting around in your vegetable bin! #ImWithGlad
Hi there! Guess what? Blake is home sick. AGAIN! Today’s sick day is brought to you by the world’s leakiest nose and a low grade fever. We watched Blake’s current favorite, the seasonally appropriate Valentine’s Day episode of Curious George three times because, two year olds. Here’s the five second summary: George makes a heart stamp and stamps valentine cards for his friends.
While trying to decide what to whip up for lunch I stumbled upon a few forgotten potatoes and figured Blake would be delighted to stamp his own valentines, Curious George style. [Read more…]
Make my DIY save, spend share bank and get some great tips on teaching your kids about money. Thanks to Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) for sponsoring this post. #moneygenius
More sick days with Blake means more super simple DIY projects from me! Today I’m showing you this easy DIY save, spend, share bank. During Blake’s nap the other day I had a chance to read Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not), the latest from Beth Kobliner available at Amazon.com. Financial literacy is a topic that’s close to my heart. Yet I often question if I have the right tactics to teach my own kids to be financially aware and in control. Good old motherhood doubt!
Whether you’re financially savvy and a lifelong saver or you feel completely clueless when it comes to money, there are some sound tips within the book. Here are a few tips I picked up about establishing healthy spending and saving habits from Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) for grade school age kids like Kayla (the book is divided by topic and age) and how they led me to make my own DIY save, spend, share bank. [Read more…]
Call me a total cheeseball but making punny printable valentines is one of my favorite things to do each year. After I’m done I’ll usually show Kayla all of the different ones I created and let her decide if she wants to use any of them for her class valentines at school. It took Kayla about three seconds to decide that this donut valentine printable was her favorite this year.
I created my moisturizing play dough for dry winter in partnership with Vaseline®. Vaseline Intensive Care™ Essential Healing Lotion leaves skin deeply moisturized and looking noticeably healthier. #VaselinePartner
Winter in San Diego is not known for being particularly harsh. Okay, I’m originally from New York. San Diego winters are a joke by comparison. However, what most people don’t realize is that we get some crazy temperature swings. You can wake up to 30 degree weather and by noon have a 75 degree day. When the sun sets the temperature drops and parents like me are cranking up the heat to keep our little beach babies warm.
Which is wonderful when you wake up in your flannel sheets feeling toasty. Except for one thing. That awful dryness you can feel from your fingers to your nose to your toes. These days I wake up in the middle of the night and can already feel how dry my hands are before the day even starts. [Read more…]
It is no secret that I love myself a little DIY project. To me, every project is an opportunity to learn something new, take ownership of the process and feel pride in the finished product. Taking the time to be creative exercises the innovative muscles in my brain, creating a creativity snowball effect. It also gives a much needed break to the ones that deal with email correspondence and spreadsheets.
Every January I start a new file to store financial papers I collect throughout the year for business expenses. Receipts, contracts, check stubs and 1099’s. A couple of times a week, I gather these papers together from my desk, handbag and kitchen counter and stash them away for tax time. So it felt all too appropriate to do a little DIY project and customize this stylish envelope with the cheeky phrase ” I have receipts.”