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, […]

How To Clean Out Your Clothes Closet

One morning last week, I stood in my closet realizing I have way too many clothes, of which many I never wear. As a kick off to the New Year, “I would attempt to purge!”, I declared with vigor!! But I lasted about 10 minutes. {If that.} Lesson learned; it is important to go into […]

Painted Handbags: Hermes or Not

There was a lot of hoopla last week when Kim Kardashian West was spotted with a painted Hermès bag. The bag was painted by her one year old and the world let out a collective gasp! However, there are some facts to consider about the whole deal that may actually give you an idea for […]

How to Remove Permanent Marker

While the word permanent may seem daunting, there are ways to remove permanent marker. Here is how to remove permanent marker from walls, carpet, clothing wood, and even dry erase boards. If the kids get their hands on a permanent marker, thinking it’s a regular marker, then don’t despair. While you want permanent markers to […]

How to Make a Lego Table

My kids have really gotten into LEGOS. More specifically, the DUPLOS. Rather having the LEGOS all over the floor, I wanted to get a DUPLO® Compatible Wood Table, but I wasn’t sure if my kids would be interested. So, before I committed to a big set, I decided to do my own LEGO table DYI […]

How to Make a Leprechaun Trap

  Here is how to make a Leprechaun Trap so the kids can see if they can trap a Leprechaun on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day. Here are a couple of ideas, but anything they can think up and imagine is always a great thing too. Leprechaun Trap Items Just find empty coffee containers, […]