National Waffle Iron Day

There is literally a day for anything.  When I saw it was National Waffle Iron day today I pretty much giggled.  Then I thought, hey, why not join the fun? So… I searched pinterest with “waffle” and low and behold, pages of ideas came up. I decided to try my hand at brownie waffles. I started with a Ghirardelli, Chocolate […]

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Kids in the Garden

One of the best ways I’ve found for getting my kids to eat healthy is to INCLUDE them in the process. We don’t have a large garden, but the one we do have is full of yummy things my kids love: snap peas, green beens, cherry tomatoes and YES zucchini! My kids LOVE to help water the plants.  My hose […]

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On display: kids artwork

We’re in the process of redoing our kid’s bedrooms and I’m looking for some options for displaying their artwork.  I found a variety of cool ideas and thought I’d show you a few of my favorites. Kids art display with instructions  (this looks so easy!) Kids art display with a GREAT method for pre-planning your wall arrangement This curtain rod […]

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4th of July party planning

Planning a 4th of July BBQ or planning to attend one?  Here’s a few ideas to help you prepare!  Click the blue links to go to the original page for each idea. FREE printable invitations:  (3 additional versions at the link) DECOR: 4×4 firecrackers Lawn Stars: TREATS: Dipped pretzels (Note:  I make dipped pretzels for  a lot of events.  When […]

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Celebrate pop culture in July

I copied this from the Barnes and Noble website-there are tons of fun things going on next month that I know my kids would love… maybe yours would too!  Click here to go to their official page with more details. This July, join us in stores for a monthlong celebration of pop culture! All month: Throwback Thursdays Join us every Thursday for a nostalgic journey as we relive the most iconic moments in pop culture from the 1950s through the 1990s. Come explore the dynamic influence that books, toys, games, music, movies, TV, and fashion had on society. On July 2, it’s a throwback to the 1950s; on July 9, it’s the 1960s; we’ll celebrate the 1970s on July 16, the 1980s on July 23, and the 1990s on July 30. July 3–5: Time Travel Weekend On July 3 at 7pm, we’re celebrating Doctor Who! Enjoy trivia, giveaways, a special offer, and more. Come dressed as your favorite character and join the fun. On July 4 at 10am, we’re traveling back millions of years with Magic Tree House Dinosaurs Before Dark. Young paleontologists are invited to explore the age of dinosaurs with fun activities, giveaways, and a special offer. On July 5 at 2pm, be transported to the intriguing world of Outlander with trivia, giveaways, and more. July 8–12: DC Comics™ Days Come in for a special offer on all DC Comics graphic novels and get a free “Young Gotham” comic collection and poster while supplies last. Also enjoy other giveaways and activities. […]

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Summer Bucket List

Time flies and summer can easily pass us by.  Instead of feeling, in September, like you didn’t do any of the things you thought you would, create a summer bucket list with your kids.   Put it all into writing, and follow through on as many items as possible. No time?  Here’s a printable bucket list I put together that you […]

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Books to read: Divergent

I actually read this a while ago and just finished the second book/ started the 3rd… so most of you probably know this already.. but this series is SOOO good. I haven’t seen the movie so if you have… yeah or nay.  Is it a good, or does it not follow the book at all? Trying to decide whether to watch […]

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