20 Brilliant Toy Storage and Organization Ideas

I have had this toy storage idea in the works for about six months now (story of my life, projects that take for-freakin'-ever) but it got put on hold for various reasons. I'm hoping to finish it within the next few weeks though and I can't wait to share it because it's pretty amazing, if I do say so myself (let's just tease you with "bookcase sawn in half"). In the meantime, let's get inspired by all these brilliant toy storage and organization … [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...]

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 Kids Turkey Crafts

I didn't really understand Thanksgiving as a kid...it seemed like this random holiday smashed in between Halloween and Christmas that involved a lot of food. But now it's one of my favorite holidays! Here are 25 fun kids turkey crafts you can help your kids with to get them excited for Thanksgiving! 1. Thanksgiving Advent Calendar 2. Thanksgiving Turkey Pinecone 3. Turkey Handprint Craft 4. Fruit and Veggie Turkey Snack 5. Cereal … [Read more...]

Leapfrog Toys Review

I'm a Leapfrog ambassador, so they recently sent us a whole bunch of their new toys and LeapTV games to review and test out.  Here are the items they sent us: New LeapTV Console LeapTV game--Doodle Craft LeapTV game--Blaze and the Monster Machines LeapTV game--Frozen LeapTV game--Letter Factory LeapTV game--Disney Princesses Number Lovin' Oven Scout's Build & Discover Tool Set Word Whammer LeapTV games I wrote a … [Read more...]

Pallet Sports Medal Display

It's nearly time for fall soccer!  I love/hate this season.  I love going to the games and seeing my kids play and seeing my friends cheering for their own kids.  But sometimes it's cold or rainy and I don't love it as much then.  And at the end of the season I'm ready for it to be done.  But I really do love the feeling my kids have after they play, feeling good about themselves and knowing they are getting better. We've competed in … [Read more...]

Pink and Gray Girl’s Bedroom

We moved into a new house last December.  A brand-spankin' new house.  When we were designing the house, we picked one color (a light gray) for our entire interior.  This is mostly fine, but sometimes you feel like the rooms are a big ol' gray blob.  And it can be overwhelming to start from complete zero with a new, empty room. Check out the before and after of this room: Isn't that an awful before??  I'm embarrassed to even show you … [Read more...]

LeapPad Platinum Review

We recently received the new LeapPad Platinum from LeapFrog.  We've been working with LeapFrog for years and last year I visited their headquarters and learned about the process of how they develop games and products. The visit made a big impression on me, I wish everyone could have seen that side of LeapFrog.  They put in so much time and energy into each product and truly try to make it as educational as possible, while still being fun.  So … [Read more...]