Candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe

One of my kids' favorite games is Tic Tac Toe.  It's such a simple and fast game that you can play over and over.  I thought this year it would be fun to make them their own candy Valentine Tic Tac Toe game and then we made some for their friends and teachers.  It's larger than the standard Valentine but it's so fun! Using these special Valentine's Hershey's Kisses that have messages on the bottom of each, I chose 10 kisses for each game, … [Read more...]

Message in a Bottle Valentine

Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. #HSYMessageofLove Here's the perfect teacher, friend, neighbor gift for Valentine's Day!  It's so easy, all you need is a bottle, Hershey's Kisses Conversation Candies, Reese's Conversation Cups, and to print off this cute tag. The tag says "Do I love you a little or a … [Read more...]

Shopkins Valentines Basket

Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends. #HSYMessageofLove As a kid, Valentines Day was always so fun for me.  Not just because of school Valentines parties and all the candy and whatnot.  It started out fun first thing in the morning because my mom set out little bowls of candy and some fun little gifts next to it. … [Read more...]

Sharpie Watercolor Book Bags

It's back to school after the holidays and I want to encourage my kids to start reading more.  I have always enjoyed reading and my own mom always heavily encourage it as well.  In this world of screens, it's so great to see your kid choosing to read a book.  But my kids have been reluctant, mostly because I think they don't know what to read. So it's off to the library!  I like the idea of going to the library, but in reality it hasn't … [Read more...]

2016 Metallic Ombre Numbers

Aah!  Only one more day left of this year!  I can't believe I've already lived in this house for a year and now we have another kid on the way...so many things have changed in the last year.  2015 was a pretty good year for us.  It definitely had its ups and downs but I feel so blessed in so many ways.  I don't have any 'word' for 2016 yet, but I'll have to sit down and make some good resolutions.  Do you have a word yet? Tomorrow night is … [Read more...]

Airheads Hot Chocolate Mugs

This post was sponsored by Airheads, all opinions are my own. Christmas crafting is the funnest...I think it's the time of year when I see most of my friends actually taking the time to make things.  And what's even more fun than crafting is crafting with candy!  Making gingerbread houses, yes, but have you ever thought beyond that?  How about Airheads hot chocolate mugs? I thought it would be super fun for my kids and I to make these … [Read more...]

25 Fabulous & Easy DIY Ornaments

We got a new tree this year. I should clarify for all of you who purchase real trees and get new trees every year--we got a new artificial tree this year. My husband is allergic to the real ones, plus I admit I like the convenience of the pre-lit trees and how easy they are to set up. Our new tree, though, is 12 feet tall--a far cry above our old 7 footer. That means a LOT more ornaments! I will post about my full experience in decorating … [Read more...]

20 Of The Best Holiday Wreaths

Even I weren't a blogger, I'd still be early with the holiday decor. Why? Well for one, I love the Christmas season. And I've never been huge on Thanksgiving decorations, although I keep some of my 'fallish' ones up until after. And for two, Christmas decorating is a big job and I don't want to have to cram all that work into one day. I start at the beginning of November and just slowly work on it all month. Then by the time Thanksgiving is over, … [Read more...]