Teacher Thank You Printable With Crayola Color

It is remarkable that I am already considering (and writing) about Back to School. Summer is too short! However, with children in camp and summer learning programs, summer time often feels like an extension of the school year anyway. So I am already thinking of a teacher thank you printable to use! Saying Thank You […]

Unique But Easy Teacher Gift Ideas

It’s time for unique but easy teacher gift ideas! With the end of the year looming, it is time to say thanks to various people – most notably teachers. However, don’t forget to say thanks to coaches, dance teachers, tutors, bus drivers, school administration, and the PTO president too. I’m always looking for unique, yet […]

How to Give New Life to an Old Louis Vuitton Bag

I recently purchased a Vintage Louis Vuitton Handbag called the Danube. It is a great crossbody bag to carry the essentials like keys, phone and a small wallet. Sometimes you just need a little bag on the weekends at the kids’ soccer practice or running to the grocery store. Yet, the price tag for a […]

DIY of the Week: Pet Picture Blanket

It can be hard when a pet passes on. However, what I didn’t realize is how hard it can be on other pets that are still living. When my oldest dog passed recently, my other dog was clearly depressed. They had snuggled and slept together all the time and when the older dog didn’t come […]

Pet Memento Ideas: Ways to Keep Your Pet Close After Passing

When your pet passes, it can be a heartbreaking moment in your life. One way to heal from the grief is to find a way to memorialize them, or carry the heart of them with you. It was what I needed when my beloved dog of 12 years passed recently. Here are some ways that […]

R2D2 – A Valentines Day Box Idea

This year, the teacher tasked my son with a project. The project was to make a Valentines Day Box to collect Valentine’s Cards from fellow students at school on Valentine’s Day. What is a Valentine’s Day Box? Doing what modern Moms do, I googled what is a Valentine’s Day box! Then saw clever ideas  – […]

You’re Centsational: An Easy Valentine’s Day Card for Kids

I love Valentine’s Day crafts. I’m not sure if it because of red and pink colors, or because of the cleverness that can be made of them. Either way, I especially love Valentine’s Day card crafts. You’re “Cent”sational. This year, I decided to test out my own craft skills. I’ve had an idea for awhile, […]

Five Ideas for Used Coffee Grounds

We recently got into the cold brew craze, and started cold brewing at home. However, with a lot of coffee grounds left over, I wondered how to reuse coffee grounds. I came up with five beneficial ways on how to use used coffee grounds. Cold Brew Maker Our family are not hot coffee drinkers, but […]

DIY Playdough Recipe

When I was a kid, I got so excited when my Mom made us play dough. We enjoyed playing with it as is, as well as when we got to add color and stylize our own! In honor of World Play-Doh Day, check out some of my favorite Play-Doh Toys from Hasbro. Yet, for those […]

Mermaid Party Ideas (And Waves to Save)

We decided to have a pool party for my daughter’s birthday. Since it is the summer, it is a great option and perfect for the extended family of mixed gender and ages! After I decided where to have it, I needed to decide on a theme. (I love party themes.) So I decided that a […]

7 Other Things to Do with Plastic Easter Eggs

With their low price tag and high availability, those little plastic easter eggs are everywhere this time of year. While most of us use them for Easter egg hunts, there are 7 other things you can do with them! Whether is it plastic easter egg crafts or just chocolate inside, they are worth stocking up […]

How to Make Your Own Fruit Snacks

My kids love fruit snacks but rather than buy them, I thought it would be fun to make them! It can also make great gifts when you place in cute little boxes. Bonus? It is so easy to make! So here is how to make fruit snacks with this simple recipe! Ingredients: 4 cups of […]

Six Toy Inspired Valentine’s Day Cards

As you can see in my post here, I love DIY Valentine’s Day Cards for the kids. It got me to thinking about how I could modify the existing ideas out there, with ideas of my own. Since most of my ideas involve toys, I wondered how I could take some of the popular DIY […]

Top 10 DIY Valentines Day Cards for Kids

Are you looking for creative DIY Valentine’s Day cards that the kids can hand out at school? I have to admit, I do scour Pinterest at this time of year, because I feel like this is the one holiday that I might be able to be creative without catastrophe! Our school does not allow candy or […]

How to Remove Crayon from a Dry Erase Board

This Christmas, I got my kids an easel that has a magnetic chalkboard on one side and a white board (or dry erase board) and paper on the other side. While the options are great, the kids haven’t figured out which crayon is appropriate. As you know, special markers or pens are necessary for the […]

Red Lane Spa Skin Care Line

If you are on the hunt for a new skin care line, then I have one you should consider. It has ingredients that are indigenous to the Caribbean, but the products are made in the USA. With scents that invoke memories (or desire) of a Caribbean vacation, the products in this new skin care line […]

Homemade Coconut Face Scrub

Making a homemade face scrub or lip scrub is easier than you think and can be good for your skin! Especially this ‘recipe’ for homemade coconut face scrub. You can make it as you need it or find a small jar to store a couple weeks supply. You just need three ingredients: shredded coconut, coconut […]

Five Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Car

At this point in the year, I look at my car in disgust. Between the typical signs of kid occupation with the crushed goldfish, sticky seats from spilt juice and the fuzzy ball of you-are-not-sure-what-that-was, the car can look like a frat party in a matter of days. Then add the post-snow-apolyse of salt, mud […]

National Bubble Week

Despite what the thermometer says, spring (and summer) is just around the corner. One of our favorite family warm weather past times is to blow (and chase) bubbles around the yard! This week is National Bubble Week. It started in 2000 as a way to celebrate spring. Because bubbles are such an iconic, fun outside […]

Homemade Bubble Solution

If you are looking to make your own Homemade Bubble Solution, your own Homemade Bubble Solution without glycerin, Homemade Bubble Solution with Corn Syrup and even your own Homemade Bubble Wands to make bubbles of all sizes, including GIANT Bubbles, keep reading! Homemade Bubble Solution 1 cup water 2 tablespoons light karo syrup or 2 […]

DisneySide Disney Themed Party!

After having to cancel three other #DisneySide Parties over the last month due to record breaking snow here in Boston MA, I thought the only way I could have a DisneySide party was to have it AT Disney where the likelihood of snow would be next to zero probability…unless you go to Blizzard Beach…but it […]

Ultimate Boy Party Must Haves

One of the questions I get the most is for ideas for a DIY, at-home Birthday party. You can see one of my Disney posts here, but what if you want to do something other than Disney? One boy party idea is to have a craft party. And yes, you can have a craft party […]

Inspired Bites Cookbook by TJ Girard and Bob Spiegel

Despite a life online, I still admire and enjoy hardcover books, and that admiration extends to my beloved cookbooks. A new one I discovered, and subsequently enjoyed a complimentary copy, is called Inspired Bite: Unexpected Idea for Entertaining, from Pinch Food Design and published by Abrams Books. The authors of the Inspired Bites Cookbook are […]

Homemade Body Scrubs

Do you love body scrubs? Those containers filled with scrubbing goodness that leaves your skin silky soft, with a fragrance that feels like you’ve been wisked away to the spa? But spa trips can be expensive and the products can be just as costly. I’ve been making my own homemade body scrubs for years to […]

Homemade Lip Balm and Lip Tint

It is amazing how easy it is to make your own lip balm. I’m surprised more people don’t do it at home. You know what the ingredients are and they make such lovely little gifts! So here is how you can make your own homemade lip balm. (Note the post does have affiliate links.) First, […]