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...]

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...]

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...]

Peanut Butter Blossom Turkeys

I love the result of baking but not so much the actual baking task.  I find that I would rather spend hours nailing wood to a wall and painting it than mixing together a few ingredients to make a tasty treat.  That seems strange, right?  Well this week I have done both--baked two different kinds of cookies so far AND nailed some wood to a wall and spent hours painting it.  I feel so accomplished.  And what makes it even more heroic is that I did … [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...]