Holiday Crafts

Pokémon Pikachu Valentine’s Day Box Tutorial & Printable Cards

Pokemon Pikachu Valentine's Day Card Box

One of my favorite things about elementary school was the holiday parties.  I especially loved making a Valentine’s Day card box each year with my mom or dad.  One year we made a box to look like a boom box and it actually played music.  Now that I have my own kids in elementary school when Valentine’s Day rolls around I always ask what they want their box to be and we execute it to the best of our ability.  This year Kaelyn asked for a Pikachu Valentine’s Day card box and she also wanted Pikachu Valentine’s Day cards to … …..

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Super Simple Juice Box Mummies

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Alleigh and Kaelyn’s Halloween parties are this week at school and I have volunteered to do a few things for each of their classes.  And why not share those creative things here on the blog?  For Alleigh’s party one of the things I volunteered to do was bring juice boxes.  But who just brings plain old juice boxes?  Not this mama.  And don’t start thinking “oh you are just being an over achiever.”  This was literally the simplest crafty project I could ever do and yet it adds a super cute element to their party that I know the kids … …..

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BOO a Special Dog this Halloween

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This #BOOItForward & #PawfectBOO shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. I love surprises, but I love surprising others even more.  A super fun way to surprise friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, or even a stranger during October is to BOO them.  Now I don’t mean sneak up behind them, shout boo, and scare them silly!  When you BOO someone you deliver a fun bundle of Halloween treats to brighten their day and let them know how special they are to you.  BOOing is a wonderful way to pay it forward … …..

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DIY Wooden American Flag {Plus BLACK+DECKER DRILL & SAW GIVEAWAY}

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Two words that definitely describe me are crafty and creative.  I love thinking up new ideas and seeing my thoughts become a reality.  My hubby on the other hand tends to roll his eyes when the wheels in my brain start turning because he knows I will be asking him to assist when it comes to using saws, drills, and other tools.  But recently I had the opportunity to try out the new BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX* Lithium 2-Speed Drill and decided this project was going to be completed entirely on my own.  I envisioned an American Flag comprised of wood … …..

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Babies”R”Us is Baby’s First Halloween One Stop Shop

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This #onestopshopforbaby shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Halloween is a little over a month away and my girls are already talking about what they want their costumes to be this year.  The big girls have decided they want to be pirates and they want their baby sister to be a parrot.  Since I absolutely adore themes this makes me super excited too!  While the girls had me thinking about Halloween I figured it would be the perfect time to make “Baby’s First Halloween” purchases for my lil Lilah Rose when … …..

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Give Extra This Thanksgiving with an Extra Gum Gift Basket {Plus FREE Printable}

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This #ExtraGumMoments shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Thanksgiving is definitely one of my favorite holidays.  I love spending time with my loved ones and enjoying lots of yummy food.  It’s also the perfect time to reflect on everyone and everything I am thankful for while encouraging my children to do the same.  It’s amazing how much your outlook on life can change when you count your blessings instead of focusing on the negatives.  And there are so many things to be thankful for, so many blessings that we just tend … …..

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Homemade Chocolate Covered Treats Perfect for Gift Giving

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This #TasteTheSeason shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. With Halloween celebrations almost over, we had our trick-or-treat yesterday afternoon, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  And with that comes the fun, but also stressful time of gift giving.  With a new bundle of joy joining our family in the next few weeks, just in time for the holidays, money will be even tighter than usual – especially if the hubby needs to take any extra time off work if things don’t go as planned.  Something I have learned over … …..

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Wonka Original Spree Halloween Candy Treat Bags

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This #Treats4All shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Have you begun preparing for Halloween?  It’s not too far away!  My girls have their Halloween costumes all picked out and are super excited to go trick-or-treating.  We rarely have any kids stop by in our neighborhood so instead I focus on making cute Halloween treats for the girls to pass out to their friends at their class Halloween parties.  It’s still hard to believe I have two kiddos in school with classrooms full of friends this year.  Today while shopping at Walmart … …..

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Announcing Pregnancy with Secret Message Eggs

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Since I am back in to the groove of blogging on a frequent basis I realized that I never shared how we announced we were pregnant with Baby Harper #4 to our immediate family.  When pregnant with our first I gave my mom a greeting card for Grandma and we simply told the rest of the family.  When pregnant with #2 I put Alleigh in a big sister shirt and let her “tell” the family.  With #3 I bought personalized shirts announcing the news for the big girls to wear.  But this time I wanted to do things a little … …..

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Hello Kitty Valentine Mail Box Tutorial

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Some days I still can’t believe that my baby is a kindergartener.  But instead of wishing she was still a baby I am embracing all of the new activities we get to do together like preparing for her Valentine’s Day party at school.  When I asked what she would like her mail box to look like it definitely wasn’t a surprise when she told me Hello Kitty.  Together we whipped up an adorable box for her to take to school and I am going to share just how simple it was to make with you. Supplies: 1 box (preferably white) … …..

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