Colorful Crate Toy Storage


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


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

Thankful table

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

easy kids homework station

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®

Duck Tape Pencil Case

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...]

LeapPad Ultra Giveaway!


We got some super fun mail a few weeks ago... The LeapPad Ultra is out!  One thing I love about the Leapfrog company is that they really try to improve each product they make, trying to listen to the parent feedback they get.  We had the Leappad 2 and while they were pretty fun, they lacked a few things that the LeapPad Ultra now has.  For one--it includes a charging cord, hallelujah!  The other ones always needed to be purchased separately … [Read more...]

Why Huggies Swimmers are the BEST

huggies swim diapers

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Huggies, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #HuggiesSwimmers When I was single, going swimming was THE. BEST.  I barely did any actual 'swimming' it was more like 'laying out' with my best friends for hours talking away.  I miss those days.  Because going swimming now for me does not necessarily conjure images of … [Read more...]

Leapfrog Monsters University Giveaway!

leapfrog tag game

Monsters University came out today!  Monster's Inc. was one of my all-time favorite children's movies and I'm super excited to watch this movie with my kids tomorrow. Before it came out, we got to review the brand new Leapfrog Monsters University game and book.  If you are looking for a fun new game for your kids, this is the one! This is Leapfrog's first 3D book and it is so fun!  It comes with little 3D glasses so it adds a whole new … [Read more...]