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Five Inexpensive Ways to Give Back this Holiday Season

Huggies Gives Back

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NoBabyUnhuggedCB #CollectiveBias The holiday season is here. If you are anything like me you feel like it was July just yesterday. The year flies for me and the holidays are a great time to not only spend with family but to reflect on the year and on how you can make a difference. This time of year can be hard financially for many. Even when … [Read more...]

Tax Organization with DYMO and Blogger Tax Deductions

DYMO Label Writer

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DymoandDone #CollectiveBias Tax season is a very busy time of year for me. My degree is in accounting and in past years I've worked doing taxes for companies. In recent years I limit it and just do taxes for clients I've been working with for several years and/or family and friends. Even with limiting it, I find it takes a lot of my time and … [Read more...]

Conversation Heart Vanilla Sugar Scrub

Heart Vanilla Body Scrub

Valentine's Day is tomorrow so treat yourself to some pampering! This conversation heart vanilla sugar scrub is relaxing and festive! I love taking baths so when I discovered how to add holiday flare to my pampering products I thought it would be fun to share! Who doesn't love a bit of pampering? When it's a scrub that's easy to make it's even more enjoyable! It truly is rather simple to make and can last a few months! That's a lot of … [Read more...]

Cotton Candy Kid Friendly New Years Drinks

Kid Friendly Drinks

It's almost New Year's Eve and if you are like my husband and I you will be at home with the kids! We don't mind, we love it and we make it fun for them and us. We still celebrate, just in a different way. ;) If you haven't done so, you should check out our list of New Year's Eve activities with toddlers! It's lots of fun! This year I thought I'd share with you this Cotton Candy kid friendly New Years drink so you can have even more fun with it! … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Gift Idea for Dads

Give the gift of Philips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftOfPhilips #CollectiveBias Why is it that dads are so hard to buy for when it comes to gifts? Am I the only one who finds this to be true? My dad, my husband's dad and even my husband -- they are all difficult to buy for. I stress about what to get them for Christmas most years. It seems like the older they get the less they need and … [Read more...]

The Perfect DIY Gift Full of Memories #SaveYourMemories

Save your memories with scrapbooking

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SaveYourMemories #CollectiveBias My mom is such a difficult person to buy for when it comes to birthday or Christmas gifts. She seems to have everything she wants and when I ask her what she wants for Christmas it's always the same answer: "I just want everyone home for Christmas so we can have a nice dinner together." My mom is also big … [Read more...]

Car Care Tips for Fall #DIYOilChange

Fall Car Care tips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DIYOilChange #CollectiveBias Fall is definitely here. The cooler temps are proof of that. I love fall days where the temps are cooler yet it's still nice outside. The leaves changing to beautiful colors are one reason I adore fall. It's beautiful to watch. I do not, however, enjoy what's coming next: winter. Winters here in Michigan are … [Read more...]

PreSchool Fall Art Projects for Your Toddler

Fall Art Projects

We are blessed with an amazing teacher at the daycare/preschool our kids go to. She adores the kids and spends so much time with them creating things. I wanted to share some of the preschool fall art projects that came home recently. These are all super fun for the kids because what kid doesn't love putting their hands or feet in paint?!  There's still plenty of time left in fall so grab your paints and construction paper and get those … [Read more...]

Updating Our Nursery with Help from Disney Baby #MagicBabyMoments

Disney Baby Ariel Crib Bedding #MagicBabyMoments

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias We've had the same nursery decor for five years now. When I was pregnant with LA we decided to do a gender neutral theme because we knew we wanted more children. I've always been a big fan of Disney. When my oldest son was born 19 years ago he had a Winnie the Pooh nursery. When I was pregnant with LA I … [Read more...]

Minions Cards from Walmart and a Fun DIY Project #SendSmiles

Minion Art from Cards

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Can you believe LA will be 5 years old next month? He'll be starting school in the fall. It's such a big year for him! He's turned into quite the Minions fan so when we were at Walmart the other day I was thrilled to find some Minions cards! There's a whole display right on the end of one of the card aisles! I love … [Read more...]

Small Changes Can Make Everyday Earth Day – EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

EcoFriendly Bathroom Solutions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Do I live a 100% green life? No. My goal in going green is to make small changes, to inspire others to make small changes and together we can all make a big difference. Every April, since it is Earth Month, I reevaluate my green choices and make new goals of small things I can change. For my household, it's … [Read more...]

Dyeing Eggs Naturally with Foods

Dying Easter Eggs naturally

It's time to dye Easter eggs! I'm getting excited and scared (about the mess!) to dye them with the kids! Every time I see those so-called nontoxic Easter egg kits I cringe. I refuse to buy them. Yes, they do make coloring eggs very easy. They are NOT what is right for my kids or my family though. There are ways for dyeing eggs naturally that work much better for my family and for my peace of mind! Our little ones are 4, 3 and 1 this year … [Read more...]

8 Uses for Dishwashing Liquid with Palmolive #Palmolive25Ways #CBias

Uses for Dishwashing Liquid #Palmolive25Ways #Shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Getting multiple uses out of one product is something I love to do! The fewer products we have to buy, the happier I am! We all love Palmolive and know that it works wonders in keeping your hands soft. We've found many other uses for dishwashing liquid with Palmolive, too! I wanted to share some of the best things we've been able to do with … [Read more...]

Celebrate with New Year’s Eve Toddler Activities

New Year's Even Toddler Activities

With two toddlers and a baby on the way, hubby and I won't be going out for New Year's Eve! Instead we'll be enjoying the day at home with our New Year's Eve toddler activities and cherishing the family time! Many people don't know what they can do with toddlers or young children to celebrate New Year's but there are lots of things to fill your day with excitement without having to go out to a party! 1) Art & Crafts I love doing arts and … [Read more...]

Poster Frames Have Me Thinking About Christmas, Already!

Have you thought about Christmas shopping/gifts yet? Every time school starts I try to get into the mode of thinking about gifts. I do this so we can plan accordingly and get a few gifts at a time rather than gifts for everyone in the few weeks before Christmas. It not only prevents excess spending, credit card use during December, but it prevents much of the stress that can come with holiday shopping. We have time to plan each gift, put thought … [Read more...]

Three Simple, Creative DIY Halloween Costume Ideas (Guest Post)

Every October 31st, hoards of witches, clowns, pumpkins and zombies invade the neighborhood on an annual hunt for candy. Whilst some kids are perfectly content with these classic Halloween costumes, others want to stand out from their peers with a costume that nobody else has. For something a little less expected, consider these simple DIY Halloween costumes Rocketman Turn your child into a futuristic super hero by creating a simple rocket … [Read more...]

Work Your Toddler’s Brain with a Shapes Memory Game #DIY

Supplies for Memory Shapes

Outside of recycling our packaging of food products, we are always looking for ways to use them around the house. Our cardboard products have mostly been recycled, but now that my teacher hubby is at home with the kids during the summer we've been using them for art projects! Recently, we used the boxes from our favorite Earth's Best Sesame Street Snacks to make an easy and fun Shapes Memory Game! Ok, well it's not exactly a memory game...it's … [Read more...]

Celebrate Spring with Lunchtime Butterflies

Lunchtime Butterflies

I am an Earth’s Best blogger and was not compensated for this post, however I am sent products from the company. Full disclosure at the bottom. Spring has finally arrived, although here in Michigan the weather isn't convincing! LOL I wanted to share this adorable idea for lunchtime butterflies to give the kids a bit more of a "fun" lunch! Take a look at how I made these! Here are the materials you will need to make the butterflies (we … [Read more...]

A DIY Craft for St Patrick’s Day Decor

DIY St Patricks Day Supplies

I think it's been expressed in the past month or so that I love crafts. They make me happy. I love being creative and just letting it flow. I decided we needed some St Patrick's Day decor around here. I mean, I am part Irish so I definitely should celebrate, right?! lol I love being festive and decorating for every holiday, but in the past few years we've not done much of this. Here's to changing that this year! I picked up the needed … [Read more...]

Last Minute Party? Easy Valentine’s Day Party Favors #DIY

Valentine's Day Party Favors

Although we don't have school parties just yet here with the little ones, I wanted to make something special for them. It's for our own party! ;) I realize they are tiny, but I love being crafty! I made little favor jars with some of their favorite HEALTHY treats inside since my goal is to cut out any sweets this Valentine's and gift just healthy snacks! The supplies were simple and things we had around the house: Earth's Best baby food … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Valentine’s Crafts with Toddlers

Crafty Valetine DIY Project

As much as I'd love to take credit for these adorable creations, I can't. When my husband picked up LA and Addy at daycare yesterday their bag contained all of these super cute and easy Valentine's crafts! I thought, "how perfect for last minute gifts for grandparents!!" Not to mention, they are perfect for mama's fridge! <3 Simple! It's just two hearts cut out with holes punched around and then pipe cleaners throughout the holes to join … [Read more...]

Make Valentine’s Sweet with Chocolate Covered Strawberries (DIY)

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

One of my favorite sweet treats is chocolate covered strawberries! YUM! Buying them from retailers or online companies and having them delivered can be costly! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I wanted to share with you this favorite treat of mine! These are also loved by my husband and he loves even more that I made them myself! Do something sweet this Valentine's Day and treat your sweetie to some delicious chocolate covered … [Read more...]