Arts & Crafts

Blast from the Past this Christmas with Blendy Pens {Review & Giveaway}

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Blendy Pens. However, all thoughts and opinions are 100% honest and completely my own. School is in full swing already, and it’s hard to believe, but I’m already gearing up for the holidays.  I’ve been hiding and stashing little gifts for Christmas here and there, grabbing things of interest as I go.  While some of my kids are hard to buy for, Reese, my second child, is probably one of the easiest.  I know any gift will always be a big hit if it allows him to draw or use his creativity, which … …..

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Mindful Relaxation Through Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Art has always been a large part of my life. When I was younger I learned that drawing really helped my to de-stress and essentially take a time out from everything going on. As an adult, I have to remember to purposely take time out and do something creative, whether it be crochet, reading, writing, or art of some kind. I’ve found that if I can commit time each day (or at least a few times a week) to my creativity, I do better as a mom, wife, nurse, and person. Recently I’ve learned about something incredibly fun that totally … …..

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Brilliant Sky Toys & Books – It’s Not Your Average Toy Store!

Imagine this: It’s been a terribly long week filled with kids’ games, school activities, work, and lots of other activities. Saturday morning finally rolls around and you remember that birthday party that your kiddo is invited to at 1 today… and you have no gift. What do you do? If you’re like me, you stop at the store on the way to the party to get that perfect, hopefully on-sale, whatever-is-left-on-the-shelf, and possibly age-appropriate gift. And when you reach the checkout line, you remember to go back and grab the giftwrap and a card. And should you be so lucky, … …..

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The BabbaBox: A Perfect Preschooler Gift

It’s no secret that I love making crafts and doing educational activities with my kids, but when I come up with these ideas they usually require prep work.  It could mean running to the store to get the necessary materials, researching online, or searching around the house for something before we can even get started.  And sometimes by the time all of that is accomplished there’s no time to actually do what we were planning and our fun project get’s pushed to the next day.  But what if everything we needed magically appeared at our house each month and all … …..

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Gaddy Nipper Crayons Review & Giveaway

“Gaddy Nipper Crayons” was created by Nichole Heitz in 2008 as an internet based company that recycle old crayons into fun new shapes.  Today her company has grown and now upcycles new crayons.  She only uses the best Crayola crayons and can turn them into almost any shape imaginable.  Some of the shapes include your name in crayons, Legos, Eiffel Tower, Sesame Street characters and much more! I was fortunate enough to receive the Gaddy Nipper Crayons Silly Swirl Fall Pumpkins and Leaves crayon set in the Harvest Keepsake Pail for Dilly to try out.  The pail is absolutely adorable … …..

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