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Pokémon Pikachu Valentine’s Day Box Tutorial & Printable Cards

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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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Ninjago Warrior and Babywearing Lego Costume Tutorial

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Growing up, my mom loved Halloween.  We went all out with house decorations, costumes, pumpkin carving, and everything spooky.  I had some of the most amazing costumes as a child, and most of them were DIY by my mom and grandma (Grandma had some AMAZING sewing skills!).  With 4 kids, we’ve carried on the DIY costume tradition for a few reasons.  My favorite reason is that with a little planning, most DIY costumes can be really cute and unique.  Also important, though, is that DIY costumes tend to be way cheaper when you have a large family.  This year the … …..

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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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How to Make a Halloween Ghost From Trash Bags

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I love making crafts, but sometimes before I know it I’ve spent a small fortune to make one of my ideas come to fruition.  That’s why I am so excited to share this adorable Halloween decoration I created.  I bet you already have every supply you’ll need somewhere in your home.  In fact the main supply is white 13 gallon kitchen trash bags!   In our home we always have Hefty Ultra Strong Drawstring Trash Bags on hand because I love their exceptional performance and low price.  Heck, I’d even compare their strength to John Cena!  Plus did you know … …..

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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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Mindful Relaxation Through Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

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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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Make Every Day Earth Day, Starting at the Bathroom Sink with Tom’s of Maine {Plus Mason Jar Storage Rack Tutorial}

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias Earth Day falls on April 22nd this year, but there’s no reason we can’t celebrate all month long.  In fact it is so important that we begin making every day Earth Day.  This is the only Earth we have and I want to do what I can to protect it for future generations.  For that reason our family has begun taking steps to live a greener lifestyle.  One of my favorite ways we have chosen to be a tad greener is … …..

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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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Football Season + SNICKERS = #Chocolate4TheWin

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Living in Canton, Ohio we are privileged to be within miles of experiencing all of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festivities at the end of July each year.  There are so many fun events to attend all centered around supporting the Pro Football Hall of Fame Museum and induction of new Enshrinees.  Simply put it’s a time to celebrate our love for everything football related.  And the best part is it ends with the first preseason game of the year – … …..

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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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