DIY Backyard Sandbox With Seating – Upcycled From Pallets!

DIY Backyard Sandbox With Seating – Upcycled From Pallets!

This is an awesome DIY project offered up by Better Homes and Gardens.   Its a self contained sandbox so you don’t have to dig a big hole.   It has a lid so that you can keep out leaves and debris, and then when the kids are using it, the lid folds up to reveal...
Olympics Valentines For Kids

Olympics Valentines For Kids

My son is a sports NUT, and he is going crazy over the Olympics right now.   So I wasn’t terribly surprised when I asked him what kind of Valentine’s he wanted to hand out at his class party this week, that he told me he wanted Olympic themed...
DIY Stick Ponies For Less Than $2.00 Each!

DIY Stick Ponies For Less Than $2.00 Each!

  I have had a couple of people email me asking for a tutorial on how I made the Stick Ponies/Hobby Horses for my daughters recent Cowgirl Party.   Unfortunately I didn’t take a ton of pictures of the process, as we made them pretty quickly, the morning of...
Paper Heart Wreath for Valentine’s Day

Paper Heart Wreath for Valentine’s Day

  Got another awesome Valentine’s Craft for you guys!   Found this one over at The Hybrid Chick.   What a great and easy idea!   She made these by printing fun designs on photo paper and cutting them into strips, but I’m also thinking you could find...
Bead Heart Wands – Great Valentines Craft For Girls

Bead Heart Wands – Great Valentines Craft For Girls

    What a fun and easy craft for Valentine’s Day!  I came across this when looking for a craft for my daughters Kindergarten Valentine’s party craft.   How cute would this be for a little girl?   Only thing is, I’d have to figure out an...
Princess and Superheros Birthday Party

Princess and Superheros Birthday Party

My daughter, like most 4 year olds, is pretty much completely obsessed with princesses.   So it made sense that for her 4th birthday, she told me she wanted a princess party.   But our preschool had a rule that if kids from school were invited, that it had to be...
Kids Homework and Scheduling Center

Kids Homework and Scheduling Center

This might be my most favorite thing I have come across in awhile.   Its funny how you can add hooks and bookshelves and all sorts of organizational items, and then *stuff* just accumulates and overtakes everything.   About a year ago, we turned an old closet in our...
Puzzle Piece Hearts – Great for Valentines Day!

Puzzle Piece Hearts – Great for Valentines Day!

I’ve been put in charge of finding a craft for my daughter’s Kindergarten Valentines Day party when I came across these.   What a fun idea, and great way to use up all those boxes of half lost puzzle pieces (if you have kids, you know what I’m...
GiddyUp…  Its a Cowgirl Birthday Party!

GiddyUp… Its a Cowgirl Birthday Party!

My daughter turned 6 over the weekend and has been asking for a cowgirl party for months. Being a January birthday (and living in Illinois) presents some challenges – but this year takes the cake. Every single party inspiration I found on Pinterest and around...
20+ Awesome Upcycled & DIY Teacher Gifts

20+ Awesome Upcycled & DIY Teacher Gifts

Valentines is coming up, so that is the inspiration for this post, but whether is V-day, Christmas, Teacher Appreciation Day, the end of the year or the beginning of a new school year… offering a small token of gratitude to our kids teachers, for the hours,...
20 Amazing Rainbow Loom Designs

20 Amazing Rainbow Loom Designs

-35 Yes, thats the temperature outside in Chicagoland right now. My husband went out to leave for work this morning, he was barely outside of the garage door. It was so cold his eyes began watering, and then the water in his eyes literally froze – in like 5...
15 Awesome Snow Day Crafts For Kids

15 Awesome Snow Day Crafts For Kids

Hope you are all enjoying a blustery start to the New Year (that is unless you live in the nicer more temperate areas of the country/world). Its been snowing at our house going on 2 days now.   We’ve got about 14″ of snow and it doesn’t look like it...
33 Amazing Elf On The Shelf Scenes

33 Amazing Elf On The Shelf Scenes

Elf on the Shelf is definitely hot hot hot – kids love it, and much like anything in the world we live in now, parents are scrabbling to compete and come up with the best of the best scenes to set the elves into, for their kids to find.    Its not longer enough...