Valentine Advent Calendar – Scratch Off Style

valentine calendar

Sometimes my kids need a little extra push to do something nice for their family members. We still have up our love tree and that is working well. But I have discovered sometimes they like doing nice things for the same person over and over.  My kids absolutely love advent calendars so why not create a Valentine Advent Calendar. Any way to countdown to their fun activity or holiday is very exciting. We have our countdown plaque which is fun to use {Read More}

Free Printable Tags: A Treat For Your Feet

A treat for your feet

Gifts are fun when they remind us of something else. When my Little Chefs were making their lists for Christmas one of them wanted to get mini tootsie rolls for our Little Man because he really likes them. I was quite impressed that she took the time to think about what each sibling liked. She came up with some very unique ideas. You do not need to like tootsie rolls to use these free printable tags. Materials: pair of socks cellophane bag {Read More}

DOH You Want To Be My Valentine Printable

DOH you want to be my valentine

Kids love playdough at any age. We had a party here with a lot of family members and kids ranging from college age to babies. The 4 year olds saw my playdough and wanted to play. By the end of the night it was a huge mess but everyone had fun. By everyone I don’t just mean the 4 year olds. Most of the kids and some adults sat down and played with it for a few minutes. DOH you {Read More}

Valentine’s Day Love Tree

valentines day tree

We love celebrating holidays in our home. In fact, we love celebrating holidays for weeks prior to the actual holiday. This year we have created a valentines day love tree. We create the leaves on the tree by doing nice things for each other. The first thing we did was find a wall that was empty and big. Next, we bought some brown butcher paper and made a tree trunk with a few branches. It doesn’t seem like much but it will {Read More}

Printable Valentines Day Cards – You’re The BALM!

valentines day printable cards

It seems that most holiday’s are filled with a lot of yummy food. Sometimes we get tired of the food and want something just a little different. This year I was able to get a bunch of lip balm on clearance after christmas. It seems like we go through that stuff like crazy. Either my “little man” is using it and ruining it or it is left in a pants pocket and goes through the wash! Let’s create fun printable valentines day {Read More}

Writing Thank You Notes

Writing Thank You Notes

Writing thank you notes is not as common today as it has been in the past. I wanted to teach my kids to recognize and be thankful for those things they receive or for the effort others put in on their behalf. One night we sat down and had a discussion. We first talked about when we should write a thank you note. Being kids they of course said birthdays or christmas…pretty much anytime when they could receive a gift. Then we {Read More}

Snowman Dice Game Printable

snowman dice game printable

One of the most requested games of my two youngest girls is still our Snowman Dice Game. Whenever we get ready to play it we have to figure it out again. I cannot remember which part is for the 1 and which part is for the 3. If I get it wrong then my girls are frustrated for a minute until they decide it is ok to do it a little different this time. To help avoid that frustration and {Read More}

Chart To Declutter Your Home: Shed 300 in 30 Days

chart to declutter your home in 30 days

Last January I challenged myself to Shed 300 in 30 Days which helped me declutter my home. It was a success in my home. In fact, I was surprised how easily it was to discard 10 items from each location. I was even more surprised at how we didn’t miss the items I purged. Still, I wanted a chart to declutter my home because I am a visual person and I like tracking my accomplishments. Since last year was such a success, I {Read More}

Tie Dye Butterfly Shirt Embellishment

tie-dye-butterfly

This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated by product or payment. All opinions and experiences are truthful and my own. This post contains paid links. School has been in for a month now, because we are on year round school. It seems like we are always worried about school clothes for one reason or another. With 5 kids I have plenty of shirts that look nice except for that stain on the front right where everyone can see it. I hate {Read More}

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4th of July Roundup: 7 Great Ideas

4th of july roundup

We love the 4th of July holiday. The colors are so bright and fun, we love to BBQ, and of course my kids look forward to fireworks at night. Here are 7 ideas to get you excited about this holiday. Patriotic Old Fashioned Candied Popcorn 4th of July Printables Woven Party Placemat Popsicle Stick Waveable Flag Red, White and Blue DIY Necklace Uncle Sam Craft Easy Star Button Wreath