Celebrating turning 12 with Captain America Themed Party

A huge thanks to Oriental Trading for helping make this party PERFECT! My 12 yr old isn’t a “girly girl!” She never has been. She likes things that SHE likes and isn’t easily convinced to change for something that another likes! She decided a few years back that she enjoyed Avengers and Captain America was […]

Spa-tacular Birthday Fun

Oriental Trading partnered with me for this post. All opinions are my own and are honest. My middle daughter, Emma, turned 9 this month. She is a girly girl and loves all things “fancy!” When thinking about the theme for her birthday party this year, she said she wanted something that was perfect for a […]

DIY Halloween Themed Entry Way Wreath and Decor

My girls love fun decor for Halloween and this year I partnered with Oriental Trading to bring you this post! All ideas and opinions are my own and are honest!   I have had my eye on some cute wreathes for a while, but couldn’t break the bank to buy one! I decided that I […]

Thoughtful Thursday Teacher gift #HPSmartMom

We try to spoil our teachers once a week with a small gift and my girls and I love coming up with new ideas! Sonic is a given and we do use that once a month or so…but handmade fun useful items are my personal fav. I used my HP Envy 5530 Wireless Printer to […]

Give Real Magic this Holiday Season

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #RealMagic #CollectiveBias Gift giving doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. In fact, I would argue that the gift of time or the gift of service is much more personal and special. When we are intentional about […]

Christmas Elves: a Holiday Tradition

We love making fun memories and the holidays are perfect for doing this! I am naturally a gift giver and LOVE to brighten others day with small treats! I was so excited that Betty Crocker sent me a gift pack and let me get my creative (baking) on!   I made my girls these fun […]

Christmas Gift Idea: Give Extra Special Teachers, fun gifts

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ExtraGumMoments #CollectiveBias Spoiling the teachers who are with my girls for 7 hours a day, 5 days a week is something I enjoy doing each year! Each week we do a “Thoughtful Thursday” gift and we work hard to […]

How to store Wrapping Paper

If you are like me, then you have tons of rolls of Wrapping Paper and have issues with storing them without them unraveling. After doing several loads of laundry the other day, while wrapping gifts in between, I came up with this idea! Using my kids mismatched socks, I covered the ends of the rolls. […]

Spoil your company with Charmin (+ Snowman Craft)

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Charmin. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Do you have guests coming for the holidays? We do and we like to be well stocked on all of the things that will make our guests feel […]

ENDED: Christmas Elves deliver some Baking Fun #BettyCrocker (+ Giveaway)

With the help of Betty’s Baking Essentials, the Christmas Elves set out to spread some Christmas Cheer! They left the following poem, (download here!) along with a Betty Crocker Cookie mix and a cookie cutter on a few porches, in hopes that Christmas cheer would spread! Check out Betty Crocker’s 2013 Red Hot Holiday Trends—10 surprising […]