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Start Your List with Best Buy Holiday Shopping

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Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Over the past few weeks I've been getting my holiday shopping list prepared and I've even started a bit of shopping for the kids. The kids of course want toys, the teen wants gaming products and hubby wants an iPad mini. Outside of that a few family members want tech items, so I've decided I'll definitely … [Read more...]

Happy Thanksgiving to all of YOU!

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to take a moment and wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! I am thankful for so many things, including each and every one of you who read my blog! It's a great weekend to see a movie, too! Frozen is now in theaters, make sure you go see it!! ;) “Frozen” hit theaters in 3D on Nov. 27, 2013. For more information, check out Disney.com/Frozen, like them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter! Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your … [Read more...]

Holiday Style Made Easy with Osh Kosh B’gosh #MC #OshKoshBgosh

Osh Kosh B'gosh

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for OshKosh B’gosh. I received a gift card to facilitate my shopping trip and to thank me for participating. We love dressing the little ones in coordinating outfits for things like holidays and family photos. Recently we went shopping at our local Osh Kosh B'gosh store to find some new things for winter and we came home with some great deals! In fact, I plan on going … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday – Halloween

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Well, I didn't get around to posting a Wordless Wednesday last week so you get to see the Halloween picture this week! :) We knew the weather was going to be bad. It was rainy and windy so we did not take them our door to door. Not to mention I had to work and didn't get home til 6pm. BUT, we knew they had a party planned at daycare so we wanted to get them some costumes to wear and enjoy. I heard of a $5 costume sale at Old Navy the week … [Read more...]

Let Equal Exchange Add a Little Fair Trade into Your Fundraising

Equal Exchange Logo

Are you looking for great ways to raise money for your child's school, your church, your sports team or any other group? Equal Exchange is a worker-owned coop dedicated to quality Fair Trade and Organic products that supports small farmers. Every year they run a holiday program to add a little Fair Trade flair into fundraising! Their delicious goods make unique fundraising gifts that people will love, all while supporting small farmers around the … [Read more...]

Costumes and Halloween, Our Dilemma

Kids Costumes

Trick-or-Treating doesn't happen in our neighborhood. I'm not sure why, but it's never happened since we've lived here. I've not been the best planner in recent years but this year I know I have to figure something out for the kids' costumes. They will be in daycare the day of Halloween, so even if we don't Trick-or-Treat in our neighborhood they will have a celebration to enjoy. Here it is ten days before Halloween and I've yet to figure out … [Read more...]

Our Easy Solution for Halloween Themed Family Time? Tombstone and Nestle!

Nestle Nerds Cupcake Shop

We decided to have a small Halloween party this past weekend just to get some practice at preparing Halloween items and to just have some fun with the kids! Ok, and we wanted to get some Halloween ideas going for later this month! We want to make Halloween fun for the kids since they are still toddlers, not scary so check out some of the fun things we did for Halloween! The night before we prepared our Halloween cupcakes. We wanted to do … [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...]

Three Ways We Use Christmas Lights Year Round

Christmas Lights as Decor

I am a huge fan of Christmas and the fun decor that comes with it. In fact, I love Christmas lights so much that I am always finding ways to use them outside of the holiday season. We have actually changed all of our holiday lighting to LED lights, which is another reason I am determined to use them for more than just Christmas. The investment doesn't seem right if the lights sit in a box for 11 months out of the year! My Top Three Ways to … [Read more...]

Natural and Organic Alternatives for Easter Basket Treats

Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies

With Easter being only a few weeks away, I've been on the hunt for fun, healthy, natural, and organic alternatives to the traditional candy when it comes to filling Easter baskets for the kids. One treat that immediately came to mind was Annie's Organic Cheddar Bunnies! Because of their bunny shape, they are the perfect idea for Easter treats! Annie's Organic recently sent me the materials to put together some fun "carrots" filled with Cheddar … [Read more...]

More Fun Smores Decor for Easter

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Disclosure: I am an Earth’s Best blogger and was not compensated for this post. All products below were purchased by my family. Full disclosure at the bottom. Yesterday I shared with you my s'mores Easter decor for table center pieces or just for decor around a family get together. Today, I am adding in another little decorating touch for Easter...with s'mores because, celebrations are always better with food, right? ;) For this … [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...]

Valentine’s Day with Earth’s Best Day 3

Welcome to the final edition of Valentine's Day with Earth's Best! I am pledging to make the tradition of giving our little ones HEALTHY treats and hope you'll join me in doing so! Earlier today I featured a great DIY craft to give the little ones for Valentine's Day or to use in classroom parties...with HEALTHY snacks! Today we have another snack that is perfect for giving your little ones this Valentine's Day! It's easier than you think to make … [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...]

Valentine’s Day with Earth’s Best Day 2

Earth's Best Sunny Days

Welcome to a second edition of Valentine's Day with Earth's Best! I am pledging to make the tradition of giving our little ones HEALTHY treats and hope you'll join me in doing so! Yesterday I featured one amazing Earth's Best Valentine's treat and today we have another that is perfect for giving your little ones this Valentine's Day! It's easier than you think to make Valentine's Day healthy, and your kids won't even miss the sugary goods with … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day with Earth’s Best

Earth's Best Valentine's Banner

Every Valentine's Day there's a ton of candy sold! So many parents buy gifts for their little ones that have sugar/chocolate or other unhealthy snacks. Let's pledge to make this change in tradition and give our little ones HEALTHY treats! Over the next few days I'm going to feature some treats that will be perfect for giving your little ones for Valentine's Day! Children associate Valentine’s Day with one word: candy. Older and wiser, … [Read more...]

Happy New Year from Our Family to Yours!

Happy New Year!

We wanted to share this wish with you for an amazing 2013!   Thank you for joining us and making 2012 an amazing year! Here's to another amazing year in 2013!! … [Read more...]

From Our Family to Yours…

Holiday Greeting Card

Posts have been slow...we've been doing a lot of family stuff! Don't worry, I'll be posting lots more again soon! In the meantime, we just wanted to share this wish you you all! You are so very important to us and we thank you this holiday season! … [Read more...]

10 #Holiday Planning Tips

It's hard to believe the holidays are almost here already! This time of year goes by so quickly so we have to be sure to plan everything in order to not forget something. We have two families to spend time with in two different states. We have kids to organize, school breaks to figure out, holiday greeting cards to prepare, holiday pictures, holiday decorating and tons of other stuff. Here is my list of top 10 Holiday Planning Tips to easily get … [Read more...]

Make it a #GREEN #Halloween! National Costume Swap Day is October 8!

This year we got LA's first costume from a review I did of Costumer Discounters. Next year, we will be either re-using this costume for the new baby (if it will fit, but I am doubting it will) or we will be participating in National Costume Swap Day!   Have you ever stopped to think about how many costumes are bought just for a ONE time use? Most of them eventually end up in the landfill and then you have the packaging too, which ends up … [Read more...]