Six Ways to Use Shelf Liner When Living With Kids

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This post brought to you by Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Sometimes I pretend that I'm an adult. Wait no--I AM an adult. But often when I look around my house I think "Why is my house so messy? I didn't make that mess. Those aren't my things." It's obvious that I live with kids. When you live with kids, your life is taken over by them. And so are the messes. I try my hardest to have a clean and beautiful home, but after cleaning up … [Read more...]

15 Summer Boredom Busters

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It's July...it's hot...and you're getting a little tired of schlepping kids around from the pool to swimming lessons to day camp. But when Mom gets to stay home and relax, the kids inevitably are 'bored'. Here are fifteen fun summer boredom busters for when your kids get those 'I'm bored' voices. We've had a crazy summer so far and things are finally starting to settle down. I'm potty training my daughter this week and so we have to stay … [Read more...]

Kids Craft Kits Kiwi Crate

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kiwi Crate. One thing people always say to me is "You must do so many fun crafts with your kids" because I'm 'so crafty.'  But the reality is that I don't.  I actually have a hard time thinking of things to do with them.  And it seems like so much effort sometimes when you could just take the kids to the swimming pool.  But then I learned about Kiwi Crate.  Have you heard of this … [Read more...]

Colorful Crate Toy Storage

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So excited to have Amanda guest posting today from her new blog.  She used to blog at Every Creative Endeavor but has recently started a new blog with her handy husband.  Yay! Hello Honeybear Lane readers, my name is Amanda and my husband, Spencer, and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles. Spencer is a contractor by trade and we have fun remodeling and doing home improvements to our home – He makes it work and I make it look good and that … [Read more...]

My Trip to Leapfrog

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I've been working with Leapfrog for a couple of years now.  We love their products and have enjoyed reviewing them.  So I was super excited when Leapfrog invited me and four other bloggers out to visit their headquarters in San Francisco!  It was my first official 'business' trip (if you don't count blog conferences) and I felt so grown up.  It was awesome to fly on a plane without three wild children to entertain.  It was awesome to only have to … [Read more...]

Eight Kids Thanksgiving Craft Ideas

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This post is sponsored by Crayola but all opinions are my own. Only a couple more days til' Turkey Day!  Amidst all the feeding frenzy, here are several kids Thanksgiving craft ideas that you can do to keep them busy while you party. Color Matching Game Cute Turkey Finger Project Turkey Paper Sack Puppets Thanksgiving Coloring Pages Turkey Chair Hangers Play-dough Turkeys Thanksgiving Color-by-Number Activity … [Read more...]

Kids Homework Station

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This post is sponsored by Scotch Expressions Tape but all opinions are 100% mine. My son started Kindergarten this year.  Some people get teary about this big step but I was super excited.  My son is very social and full of energy and I knew that kindergarten would be the greatest thing ever for him.  And so far, it totally is.  He absolutely loves everything about it. But he has homework now.  Every night!  I was kind of … [Read more...]

Personalize School Supplies with Duck Tape®

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I've been a fan of Duck Tape® for a long time.  As a kid, it was always the strongest tape that would bind anything together.  But now it comes in SO many different colors and patterns that the possibilities are really endless.  And it's a really easy medium to work with.  I used lots of fun Christmas colors and patterned Duck Tape® to make … [Read more...]