Over winter break our friends at Nintendo sent a surprise package with Mario Party Star Rush in it and I put it aside to save for Kayla’s quickly approaching 8th birthday. It always sneaks up on me. By the time I pack up the holiday decorations BAM, I’m supposed to be hosting a birthday party. So in thinking of something easy and fun I could do to highlight Kayla’s current Mario love affair I made this simple Super Mario Bros printable star confetti.
Curious about the Kindle For Kids? Find out more about Kindle for Kids and Amazon Free Time plus this Kate Spade inspired Kindle Cover. Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post. #AmazonKindle #AmazonFreetime
Reading has always been my thing. When I think back to my childhood bedroom there were plenty of toys but the thing I remember most was the wall to wall shelves that were lined with books. Hundreds of books just waiting to be read over and over and I loved nearly all of them. Now as a parent one of my biggest goals is to raise children who love to read. Kids who beg for just one more chapter.
I’m happy to say that years of reading with Kayla has translated into her becoming one of those kids. Over Thanksgiving break she went through a stack of books. And even though her books are smaller than the 400-700 page ones I tend to get lost in, they sure do add up. Especially when you’re traveling! [Read more…]
Make this DIY Gift Card Maze Printable for the hard to buy for friend or family member on your list. Grab my free gift card maze printable. Thanks to Gift Card Mall for sponsoring this post. #giftervention #GiftcardMall
In life and holidays there are people who aren’t great gift givers and then there are others who are just plain difficult to buy for. Unless you’re out there gifting jelly of the month clubs or bunny onesies to those over two years of age, it’s probably not you. It’s me. I mean my people. The hard to shop for people.
There is at least one in every family. And in our family, hands down it’s me. Yep. I’m the pain in the I won’t even say it when it comes to gifting. So coming from one of us, here is the perfect gift for that hard to buy for person on your list. DIY Gift Card Maze Printable. Bonus? You might pee yourself a bit watching us try to open it.
An advent calendar for mom? Why not! Make my DIY Advent calendar for mom. This blog pos was sponsored by Starbucks® but the opinions are completely my own based on my experience. #StarbucksPerfectPairing
Advent calendars are for kids, right? Or are they? Don’t we as moms deserve an advent calendar of our own? I think so. Here’s a DIY advent calendar for mom. Because let’s be honest about who is doing most of the grunt work during the holiday season. We are decorating, we are cooking, we are frantically making so many lists and checking them twice that YES! Mom needs a little something to look forward to as we count down the days until Christmas.
Want to know how to transition your Christmas decor into New Years decor easily? I have partnered with Lowe’s to bring you two looks, show you how to put them together and inspire you to get decorating for the holidays.
Holiday decorating is something I look forward to all year. As soon as we hit November I can’t wait to break out the Christmas decorations and enjoy them for as long as possible. My style is simple, yet playful and I love mixing colors and textures. Craig and I host Christmas in our home and frequently have family in town right up until the new year. So this year I wanted to create an entryway look that could transform from Christmas to New Years quickly.
Our entryway has always been my little space to makeover as many times as I like. Since it’s the first thing people see when they come through the door, it’s fun to set the tone. If you know me then you know I don’t hesitate to paint EVERYTHING gold. About a year ago our entryway table went from chocolate brown to gold and I’ve never looked back. [Read more…]
This post was sponsored by Hallmark Signature through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write this post, all opinions are 100% my own. #NoOrdinaryCard
Need a gift for someone who loves to bake? Or how about a parent or grandparent who wants a special activity to do with their kids or grandkids? This holiday baking gift is the perfect starter to help them create something sprinkled with fun this holiday season. I made mine for a very special neighbor who has become a part of our family in partnership with Hallmark.
Family is family. But if you’re lucky, you meet a few people who start as friends, colleagues or neighbors and become family. It doesn’t happen overnight and it usually isn’t one big thing but a thousand tiny things which turn a friend into family.