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Hello Kitty Valentine Mail Box Tutorial

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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Have a “Ball” This Valentine’s Day – Free Printable

Aiden is pretty excited this year for his first ever Valentine’s Day party at school, and I’m lucky enough that they have invited moms and dads to come too! I was also really excited to get to do his first ever Valentines with him, but I wasn’t super impressed with the selection available in the stores. It seemed like everything boy themed is some sort of superhero or sports team that he hasn’t even heard of yet. So we decided to make our own. We took one of Aiden’s favorite phrases- “Let’s have a ball!”- and made a fun Valentine … …..

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Free Valentine’s Day Card Printable – Just add bubbles!

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and Alleigh is super excited for her kindergarten class party.  I’ve been a bit stressed because I know there will be lots of red candy and sweets… which for me translates to lots of red40 which has been banned from our home.  And so I wanted to make some Valentines with Alleigh that were free of the sweets, but still had a special treat.  Of course we could have picked up some store bought cards, but what’s that fun in that?  Instead mama whipped up some cute Valentine’s and I even made a free printable … …..

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Super Simple Penguin Footprint Craft

I spent New Years Day taking down both of our Christmas trees and any holiday decorations that were Santa related.  I leave up everything that has snowmen or penguins though since their more winter than Christmas.  And well winter will be here for quite a while longer.  The fireplace mantle looked a bit bare though and so the girls helped me on a little craft project to fill up some space.  I absolutely adore craft projects that incorporate my little ones hand and foot prints because soon enough they won’t be so little anymore. And so today I turned their … …..

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Get Crafty with Crayola! {Prize Pack & Gift Card Giveaway}

The Crayola product, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Crayola. While I wouldn’t always call myself crafty, I do become the crafting queen when it comes to my kids, especially when I can use kid-friendly supplies.  Who doesn’t want those adorable crafts at Christmas time that you know the kiddos have poured their heart and soul into (and little messy hands, of course)? This year we decided to do a fun craft for the boys’ Mamaw that will fit perfectly up on her fireplace mantle among her snowman collection.  Plus it was great using a … …..

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DIY Halloween Costumes: Despicable Me 2

Tomorrow is trick-or-treat!  Oh how I love trick-or-treat… always trying to convince my kids to pick the Reese’s when their an option, hehe.  As everyone knows the most important part of trick-or-treat is picking the best Halloween costume.  Now since I am a tad bit OCD I must have my kiddos in themed costumes – MUST.  It took a bit of convincing this year and lots of suggestions, but we finally settled on characters from Despicable Me 2. The vast majority of these costumes were super simple and relatively inexpensive to put together.  The hardest part was all the running … …..

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Pumpkin Masters Kits – The Safe Way to Carve!

One of my favorite things about Halloween is pumpkins.  I love taking the kiddos out to the pumpkin patch and letting them each choose the perfect pumpkin.  After wandering around the pumpkin patch this year we ended up with three massive pumpkins that were just begging to be carved. I remember growing up watching my parents carve jack-o-lantern faces into our pumpkins with huge kitchen knives so when I started carving pumpkins for my little ones five years ago I reached for the knives too.  But I must admit that those big knives just aren’t the easiest to work with … …..

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Get Crafty with Tori & #StarburstCandyCorn

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Starburst. I received product samples to facilitate my review and promotional item as a thank you for participating. It’s October which just so happens to be my favorite time of year.  I love everything about autumn.  The vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows that transform the trees into beautiful works of art.  Visiting the pumpkin patch to find that perfect pumpkin for carving.  Choosing trick-or-treat costumes for the kiddos.  Indulging in all that tasty candy they gather – they love sharing with me – I swear! Hehe.  Speaking of … …..

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Making It Monday: Painting With Bubbles

It’s Monday!  That means it’s time for Making It Monday.  Some weeks the crafts will be super simple, some times they’ll be a bit more complex, and sometimes they’ll be perfect for toddler participation.  Regardless you can be sure that you’ll always find something adorable with instructions so easy to follow that even the craft-challenged will be able to replicate the project in their own home – promise! Today while eating lunch my niece, Kenzie, was using her straw to blow bubbles in her glass of milk.  And somehow that got me to think of a fun craft to do … …..

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Making It Monday: Turn Toilet Paper Rolls into Pretty Flowers Just in Time for Mother’s Day!

It’s Monday….errr, Wednesday – I’m just a tad late, but it’s still time for Making It Monday.  Some weeks the crafts will be super simple, some times they’ll be a bit more complex, and sometimes they’ll be perfect for toddler participation.  Regardless you can be sure that you’ll always find something adorable with instructions so easy to follow that even the craft-challenged will be able to replicate the project in their own home – promise! With Mother’s Day right around the corner I thought it would be fun to share a simple craft that would make a perfect gift for … …..

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