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  • The ULTIMATE List of Uses for IKEA FRAKTA Bags

    Posted: April 17, 2015

    *+-Ah, the IKEA bag. Big. Blue. Burly. And one HONEY of a deal for only $.59. Officially named the FRAKTA, we have about eleventy trillion of these bags. Okay, not really. But we have at least a …

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  • Tooth Fairy Ideas: Glitter Money, Gold Coins and Tooth Fairy Receipts!

    Posted: April 6, 2015

    *+-Tooth Fairy Ideas Last Thursday, we were eating dinner when Lily announced that she had a tooth that was “super wiggly.”  I figured she was exaggerating and was completely shocked when I watched her move her tooth …

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  • Peeps Egg Surprise Cupcakes

    Posted: April 3, 2015

    *+-Peeps Egg Surprise Cupcakes I don’t know about your house, but over here, it’s just not Easter until Mom (er, me) decorates something with Peeps.  Be it food or decoration, Peeps Chicks or Peeps Bunnies, I can’t …

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  • Chocolate Bird Nests for Spring and Easter

    Posted: April 2, 2015

    *+-Chocolate Bird Nests One of my favorite parts of this whole parenting gig is the chance to share fun recipes and other holiday traditions with my kids.  I pull ideas from things my own parents and friends’ …

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  • DIY Anti-Dandruff Shampoo with Essential Oil

    Posted: March 24, 2015

    *+-DIY Anti-Dandruff Shampoo Dry winter air has done a number on my skin this year. My skin is so dry, including my scalp. In the past, I would have fought dandruff flakes with a store-bought anti-dandruff shampoo …

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  • Sunflower Centerpiece – Simple Beautiful Cheap DIY

    Posted: March 20, 2015

    *+-Sunflower Centerpiece Throw together some simple sunflower centerpieces for your next summertime party.  Add an American flag to create an instant Memorial Day, Labor Day, July 4th, firefighter, Olympics party tie-in! Last fall we threw a firetruck …

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  • Snowman String Cheese Sticks

    Posted: March 6, 2015

    *+-Snowman String Cheese Sticks “Mom!  Next week I am FINALLLLLLLLY the Very Important Student!!!  That means I get to bring a snack for the whole class.  I want to bring something CUTE!” Not tasty.  Not sugary.  Cute.  …

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  • DIY Snow Paint for Kids – 2 Ingredients!

    Posted: January 26, 2015

    *+-DIY Snow Paint for Kids So I actually kind of maybe thought… that we would escape a snowy winter this year.  Yes, we live in the northeast.  Yes, winters are typically frigid and full of freezing precip. …

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  • Snow Ice Cream Recipe – Fun Winter Activity for Kids!

    Posted: January 22, 2015

    *+-Snow Ice Cream It has only taken me about 4 years and a dozen snow storms to FINALLY make some snow ice cream with Lily. I knew that it would be incredibly easy, but for whatever reason, …

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  • FREE Printable I Love You Print for Valentine’s Day

    Posted: January 17, 2015

    *+-FREE Printable I Love You Print I have been meaning to make one of these cute prints for a couple of years now. Big surprise, I never got around to it… UNTIL TODAY! I made up this …

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  • Lemonade Valentine’s Gift Idea for Teachers

    Posted: January 11, 2015

    *+-I made this Pinterest-inspired craft a few years ago and it remains one of my favorites. This was a lemonade Valentine’s gift that we put together for Lily’s preschool teacher and teacher’s aide. To rock this one, …

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  • Use Holiday Photo Cards for Updated Contact Pictures!

    Posted: January 3, 2015

    *+-A sorta silly but still oh-so-useful tip that I started using last year.  Before you recycle or toss or file away this year’s batch of holiday cards, consider snapping pics of the ones that have photos of …

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  • Family Time Capsule Jars for New Year’s + FREE Printable Kid Survey

    Posted: December 29, 2014

    *+-Happy (almost) New Year! A couple years ago we made our first year-end time capsule.  It turned out so cute!  It was simple to put together and this year I created my own printable kid survey to …

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  • Fancy Party Glasses for the Kids – Perfect for NYE Toasting!

    Posted: December 26, 2014

    *+-Every New Year’s Eve we get together with two of our nearest and dearest family friends. We have kept this tradition alive and strong for years now and I look forward to it every year. We all …

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  • Felt Christmas Tree Button Ornaments

    Posted: December 22, 2014

    *+-Another year, another get-together with one of my besties so that our kids can pump out some handmade ornaments to give to our aunties and grandmas.  As always, we were on the lookout for a simple idea …

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