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 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...]

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...]

5 Games to Play with Candy

Summer is approaching and that means lots of hours with your kids.  Lots of hours where they need entertainment.  Something we tried today turned out to be super fun and easy--a great combo.  All we needed was a couple bags of Twizzlers Twists and a bag of Hershey Kisses.  And we came up with five games to play with these two candies.   Twiz-Tac-Toe:  This is the easiest game, perfect for young kids.  Just lay out your Tic-Tac-Toe … [Read more...]

15 Enjoyable Easter Crafts For Kids

Easter is upon us...almost! Just over one more week. Have you been doing fun Easter crafts with your kids? Or are you looking to do some? Here is a list of some fun Easter crafts for kids! 1. Yarn Bunny:  How cute is this little yarn bunny?  It's easier than you think! 2. Easter Subway Art:  Everyone loves a good subway art, and its even better in a jelly bean frame! 3. Sugar String Eggs and Baskets:  Make your own egg baskets with sugar … [Read more...]

Built in Indoor Playhouse

I am lucky that one of my good friends built a house up the street from us.  And that she does hair for a living.  So we decided to make a little trade--I would help her with DIY projects and she would do my hair for free.  Win win!  Our first DIY project turned out so stinkin' adorable that I had to share it--it's a built in Indoor Playhouse! Isn't that amazing?!  First of all, I take zero credit for the amazing paint job.  That tree and … [Read more...]