create kiddo: Pom-Pom Pine Cone Ornament

This simple to make Pom-Pom Pine Cone Ornament is sure to be a beautiful addition to your tree this holiday season & a wonderful kiddo craft to do.



holiday decor: Washi Tape Evergreen Tree

Get out the washi and make a festive & colorful little washi tape evergreen tree – use as a stand alone decoration or hang it for all to see.



Open Me: Connecting Sisters For The Holidays

I wanted to do something extra special this Christmas to really let my sister know how much I love her & appreciate her, I chose Open Me to help me.



fun eats: Frosty The Snow-Pop

Frosty The Snow-Pop – he was made of snow but the children know how he came to life one day – in a yummy cookie pop treat  – YUM!



20 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments: week 2 roundup

Come see all the kiddo crafts from week two for a kid-made Christmas!!!  This week gives us twenty-one beautiful & colorful kid-made ornaments!



20 Days of Kid-Made Ornaments: week 1 roundup

Come see all the kiddo crafts from week one for a kid-made Christmas!!!  This week gives us seventeen beautiful & colorful kid-made ornaments!



kicking the flu: Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup

Whether you are braving a cold or the cold weather – this super healthy, Seven Vegetable Minestrone Soup is bound to make you feel better & fill you up.



DIY Advent Calendar and Printable Number Stickers

It’s not to late to make a quick little advent calendar.  I’ve created these free Printable Number Stickers to add to your DIY Advent Calendar creations.



20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas: ORNAMENTS, Plastic Bottle Poinsettia

20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas: Ornaments, begins today.  We are kicking off the series with a V-made Upcycled Plastic Bottle Poinsettia Ornament.



coming soon: 20 Days of a Kid-Made Christmas

Join us on December 1st, for a fun 20-day-series of a kid-made Christmas.  This year it’s all about kid-made ornaments & how to make them!



Creativity Inducing Gifts For Preschoolers

A comprehensive guide for Creativity Inducing Gifts, primarily for preschoolers, but ideally can be enjoyed at any age.



book & craft: Snowflake Stained Glass Mobile

It has been snowing a great deal here lately, so what better way to celebrate this winter wonderland than a book and a little craft to go along with it!



eats: Pizza Roll

A tangy & creamy satisfaction rolled into sweet  bread perfection.  (you love my description, don’t you?  tehehe ;)



Merry Christmas!

Sweets for my sweets – love you guys! ♥ ♥   xx ♥ m



Mom it Forward – Hand Out Cheerful Post-Its

This month I am participating in Mom It Forward’s 31 Family Friendly Holiday Service Ideas.  Stacy from Kids Stuff World came up with this great idea for a bunch of us to participate in this with her!  We are each signed up to do a different day, and today I am “handing out cheerful post-it’s!!! […]



holiday: Quick & Easy Neighbor Gift

Looking for a last minute neighbor gift? I’ve come with an easy solution! Here’s what you’ll need – and you probably already have most of it :)



holiday: Foam Christmas Trees {The Studio}

And yet another fun, new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. It’s not too late to make these – it’s an easy & fun craft to keep the kiddos busy today (I speak from personal experience here ;)! Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun […]



holiday: Count & Color Christmas Tree {free printable}

We are headed to see Santa in the morning, the tradition we have not yet embarked upon until this year – it should be interesting & fun!  V is very excited, and T, well, he cries when he’s not on mommy’s, daddy’s, or grandpa’s lap (those that are included in T’s pre-approved lap circle ;) […]



holiday: Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! This was one of our favorites!!!!!!!!!!! Popsicle Stick Christmas Tree ♥ ♥ xx ♥ m



printable: Holiday Gift Labels

Hello all!! I’ve designed these little gift labels for all those holiday presents you have to wrap in the near future :)  Because if you are anything like me (last minute mama ;), you still have MANY presents to wrap – wahoo!  Well, these pretty little tags are sure to make your life that much […]



My {Top} Blogging Tools

One of the things I get asked ALL THE TIME are some of the daily products I use. Well, here are some of my most frequently asked about items. Take note – some of these are very time sensitive in pricing – as in – a lot of these deals are today or holiday only […]



holiday: Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths {The Studio}

And yet another fun new craft/ornament I made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio” this week. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Beaded Pipe Cleaner Mini Wreaths ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes {The Studio}

Here’s another fun new craft/ornament I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes ♥ xx ♥ m



holiday: Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks {The Studio}

Today I’m sharing a fun new craft I just made for Kiwi Crate’s “The Studio”. Head on over now to check out how to make & do this fun Christmas kid craft! Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks ♥   xx ♥ m



holiday: 5 {SUPER COOL} Things To Do With Your Kids Online To Celebrate The Holiday Season

This is a list I’ve been meaning to compile FOREVER!! Like the above title says… these are 5 {SUPER COOL} things to do with your kids online to celebrate the holiday season!   Reindeer Cam {Santa’s Official Reindeer Live Feed} This is an ongoing, year round constant camera on Santa’s reindeer!!  You can even catch […]



holiday: Advent Calendar Tree {free printable}

As always, I am completely behind with Christmas fun.  As a busy mama, finding time to do it all, well, it’s gosh-darn near impossible!! This time of year is always so chaotic, and with kids it’s ten times as chaotic – HA! I designed this quick printable for a super easy advent calendar for the […]



holiday: The 12 Days Of Christmas Recipes

So, it’s December 1st!!!!  Wahoo! Let’s get in the mood for food – YUM!!!! 12 recipes + 12 fabulous bloggers = 12 extra pounds?! So, let’s kick off the official season with a tune, shall we? ♫ {to the tune of “Jingle Bells”, sing along now} ♫ ♥   1. Egg Nog Cookies from The […]



My {FAVORITE} Books and Toys for Preschoolers

Around the holidays I often get asked by friends about gift ideas for kiddos.  My favorite gift is ALWAYS a book, but I will let in the educational toys every now & then ;)  So, today I’ve complied for you, with visuals of course, my favorite books & toys that are currently scattered about our […]



product LOVE: Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree

Well, as I’m sure you can gather by now, I {LOVE} Kiwi Crate, so much so, that I am also an activity designer for The Studio.  So, let’s be honest here, I will not put my name & reputation behind something unless it is a product or experience I believe in wholeheartedly.  Truthfully, working for […]



sensory: Winter Sensory Bin with Word Recognition {Kids Winter Holiday Hop}

I’m participating in the Winter Holiday Hop hosted by Projects for Preschoolers.  The Winter Holiday Hop is all about child focused holiday ideas, activities, handmade gifts, goodies & recipes. If you’ve been following along with me & my two little’s, we simply think that sensory bins are the best thing since sliced bread.  So it […]