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...]

How to Install Island Pendants

I know, I'm finally getting around to writing this tutorial when it was done months ago. Well sometimes that is just how life is.  And doing the actual project is the first step in blogging--and it's easy to just leave it at that and not complete the rest of the steps, editing photos and composing a post.  I know, my life is SO hard. You know how you hate your island pendants?  Well, maybe you don't but most likely you are living with ones … [Read more...]

How to Plank a Wall and Not Break Your Back Doing It

I have another survivor's story here.  This is a good one, you'll be riveted. So I have been wanting to plank my kid's bathroom walls for a long time.  The towel bar in there fell off like the first week we moved in and wouldn't stay up no matter what.  (Cheap builder grade stuff!)  So my kids would just throw their towels on the floor which I of course hated.  I thought if I planked the wall halfway up and capped it off with a thicker MDF … [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...]

25 DIY Valentine Ideas For The Classroom

As a kid, one year I decided to make my own valentines. They were simple, just a construction paper heart. No candy, nothing else. But I made all of them. And what was really sad was that I was too ashamed of the fact that they had no pizzazz, no extra something-something so I didn't even sign them. No one knew who made them. It's kind of sad, the expectations that kids have every Valentines to get tons and tons of candy and extra trinkets. … [Read more...]

25 Incredibly Delicious Paleo Meals

New year, new diet am I right? I wish I could do Paleo but I tried it once for about a month it was horrible for me. I had no energy and I lost no weight. And I couldn't eat eggs again for about six months. But it works so well for so many people, I still think it's worth a try! Everyone has to find something that works for them. For me, it's everything in moderation, and the Weight Watchers style diets are the best for me. It's not just about a … [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...]