DIY Liquid Sidewalk Chalk

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    DIY Liquid Sidewalk Chalk   I love how much the weather has been warming up here recently. My girls and I have been spending more and more time outside. It seems like every home school lesson I give my oldest she is begging me to let her go do it outside. I love it! Seeing her thrive outside is really getting my mind turning and focusing more and more on lessons that we can do outside that will still help her to learn the home school lessons she needs to learn. A few days ago we did a fun science lesson that talked about chemical reactions. During that lesson we were able to make some fun and amazing Liquid Sidewalk Chalk. It was so much fun to make and watch react. Plus the drawings and designs on my driveway made it all the more fun and special. I love watching my daughter when her creative wheels are turning. Plus this is something that she will be able to make and do over and over again this summer.     Recently I have been … [Read more...]

DIY Diaper Bouquet Using Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SnugHugs #CollectiveBias  DIY Diaper Bouquet Using Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers!   My daughter was in diapers when I first moved to my new town 10 years ago. Being new to town I didn't know much about the shopping or the stores. I do however, remember that I was excited to have a Sams Club. My husband had been a Sams Club member for year. But we were not able to make it to Sam's Club very often from where we lived before. As soon as we moved, I knew that that was about to change. Upon visiting Sams Club for one of the first times since I moved to town, I discovered that they had amazing prices on diapers. I loved that I was able to get huge packages at great low prices. As most of you know, we welcomed home a new baby girl in November. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, we started stocking up on diapers and such. Thank goodness I had the great experience … [Read more...]

Candy Corn Inspired “BOOing” Kit with Hershey!

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** This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TrickOrSweet #CollectiveBias     Candy Corn Inspired "BOOing" Kit with Hershey!   One of my most favorite things about Halloween is the tradition my daughter and I have of going out and "BOOing" our loved ones. Each year we try to put together a fun kit that we can leave on the doorsteps of our loved ones to surprise them. None of them know that it is us and it is fun to know that we are leaving smiles on the faces of those who mean the most to us. This year my daughter and I came up with an idea to decorate party hats to look like Candy Corn. We thought these would be a perfect item to fill up with Hershey's candy from Walmart and leave hanging on the doors of our friends and family. As soon as we came up with the idea we headed over to our local Walmart and picked up some Big Bags of Hershey's candy, party hats, Crepe Paper and glue. We could not wait to … [Read more...]

DIY Canister for Recycling Batteries

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BringingInnovation#CollectiveBias    DIY Canister for Recycling Batteries     I don't know about you but here in my home we sure use A LOT of batteries. Between my husband, daughter and the children I babysit it seems that a weekdoes not go by that I don't have to add AA's or AAA's to my grocery list. I also know that it is soon going to get worse with the new baby and all of her toys and gadgets.   Recently while I was shopping at Walmart I came across a new battery made by Energizer® that caught my eye. They are called Energizer® EcoAdvanced™ batteries and they are the first battery to be made from recycled battery materials. I think this idea is ingenious and it's so fun to see that all of our battery recycling efforts over the years have not been in vain. Energizer® says that It's another step in our journey to bring performance and … [Read more...]

Storage Solutions for Homeschoolers

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Picture Source: Graduation Source Storage Solutions for Homeschoolers Homeschooling families know how important it is to stay organized, because your household is a combination of a home and classroom. One of the ways to stay on task and keep track of all your books and materials is to have appropriate storage containers for your school-related supplies. Basic School Supplies It’s helpful to have a centrally located stash of basic school supplies, keep a running inventory, and buy items before you run out. Some of the basics that every homeschool classroom will need include: Paper Notebooks Glue sticks Erasers Markers Paints You can store these items in labeled plastic dishpans, bins, or a small chest of drawers. Manipulatives In a homeschooling classroom, you will have plenty of manipulatives, puzzles, and other small items to keep track of. Nothing is worse than losing a key piece of a puzzle or learning activity. To keep track of all these small … [Read more...]

Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space

Five Great Ideas for Tidying your Crafting Space   In the midst of creating projects for your home, family, and friends, it can be easy to let your crafting area get cluttered and disorganized. While crafters tend to fall somewhere along the spectrum of “all artists are messy” to “a clean space is a happy space”, there are some definite advantages to having your supplies organized and workspace clear. For one thing, you’ll be ready to go when you get a last minute note about the decorations that the PTA wants for an activity TONIGHT! You’ll also find that a tidy workspace gives you a better chance to see what your supplies are and what you need to restock. The following infographic gives you five fun and creative ways to stash your tools and sort your scraps. With tips for keeping your scissors out of the ribbons and your crayons away from your fabrics, most of the ideas can be completed using items you might already have available. You might discover that it is as fun to … [Read more...]

Disneynature Monkey Kingdom

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Disneynature Monkey Kingdom   I look forward to every single Disneynature film that is released. Recently I was able to watch Disneynature's Monkey Kingdom with  my family. This is another great Disneynature film that will pull you right into the lives of beloved animals. It was neat to see the characteristics and lifestyles of these Monkey's. They are a neat animal that lives by a class system that I never knew about. I learned about how the "lower" class of Monkey's live and how it actually benefited Maya in the end. Such a neat and uplifting story. I loved watching Maya as she defeated the odds and raised her son Kip the best way that she possibly could. It did not matter if it was in the Jungle or in the City. She is a great Mom! Disneynature Monkey Kingdom is a show that will not only educate you but will also pull at your … [Read more...]

Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can’s!

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** This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSpirit #CollectiveBias    Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can's!     I am a huge football fan. From college to pro, I just can't get enough! My love of football started when I was a kid. I remember watching football with my parents and brothers. I also remember that it was always on T.V. at my Grandpa's house when we would go to visit. All the girls in my Mom's side of the family would dress up and have big football parties. That is a tradition I try to continue to this day. It does not matter who is playing we just love an excuse to get together, enjoy good food and watch a game! As most of you know it is the kick off for College Football! I can't wait for this time of year every year to have a big party with all my friends and family. Luckily, thanks to Sams Club I was able to … [Read more...]

Fun and Easy Back To School Pencil Holder and Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OutshineSnacks #CollectiveBias   Fun and Easy Back To School Pencil Holder and Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars! I am currently 6 months pregnant and I must say it is HOT outside. ALL I have been wanting to eat is items from the Walmart freezer section. Especially the Outshine Simply Yogurt Bars, Outshine Coconut Water Bars, Outshine Fruit Bars & Outshine Fruit and Veggie Bars. They are all taste great, they are better for me and they help to keep my cool this summer. Ok...so the kids love them too which is an even bigger bonus! Walmart has a large variety of Outshine Yogurt Bar and Fruit Bar flavors. For over 18 years Outshine has made frozen fruit bars out of things like strawberries, peaches and coconuts. It is so nice to know that I have options to choose from and a snack that satisfies without the guilt. I know I am making a better food choice for me, the … [Read more...]

It’s Catching The Infectious World of Germs And Microbes

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. It's Catching The Infectious World of Germs And Microbes By Jennifer Gardy, PhD - Illustrated By Josh Holinaty My daughter loves to read books that are educational. She wants to know everything and anything she can about the world around her. Recently I was sent a copy of It's Catching The Infectious World of Germs and Microbes by Jennifer Gardy, PhD. This book not only  taught my daughter about the world of germ and microbes but it captivated her interest and she has read this title at least 10 times. She has even memorized many of the germ and has brought them up several times in our conversations. This has truly became one of her most read and most favorite books. Since she loves it so much I think it best to let her review this book in her own words! Ashes Thoughts (Age 10) The book It's Catching is useful and helpful. I learned that … [Read more...]

DIY Wash Cloth Flower Bouquet And Softsoap Fresh & Glow Body Wash!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreshAndGlow #CollectiveBias DIY Wash Cloth Flower Bouquet And Softsoap Fresh & Glow Body Wash!   Spring has arrived here in Colorado. I am so excited to see the flowers bloom and the buds on the trees. With spring comes the warm weather and guests visiting my home. I love when my family comes by to visit. I also love coming up with cute ideas to make my home feel like a home to those who are staying here. This past week I got a call from both of my brothers asking me if they could stay at my house this weekend. They are both coming to visit for my Mom's birthday and while they are here I want to make sure that everything is perfect for them. That is why I decided to make this cute Wash Cloth Flower Bouquet for them so that they can grab a new wash cloth each time they need one. I also paired this flower bouquet with some great Softsoap Fresh & Glow Body … [Read more...]

DIY Glitter Slime

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DIY Glitter Slime I love homeschooling my daughter. It gives us time to come up with so many fun things to do. Recently we were able to make some fun Glitter Slime for a project. She needed to sculpt some stuff and wanted it to be fun colors and sparkly.....so that is exactly what she got! Plus this slime can be used time and time again. While making our DIY Glitter Slime my daughter decided to go with a red color for Valentines Day. It turned out perfect!   Supplies: 2 Tsp Borax 1 1/2 Cups Water 1 Bottle of Elmer’s Glue 10 drops Red Food Coloring (or color of choice) Glitter Directions: Grab a small mixing bowl and pour in 1 cup of water and 2 tsp of borax powder.  Stir the ingredients together until well blended.  Set your bowl aside.  In your medium sized bowl pour in your entire bottle of elmer’s white glue and pour in 1/2 cup of water.  Stir until well blended.  Once the contents are stirred together, add in 10 drops of red food coloring.   Mix … [Read more...]

Take a Midnight Stroll – Gift Idea from #BICMerryMarking #MidnightNavy #ad

This holiday season I will be focusing more on Merry Marking then I will on spending money. What do I mean by Merry Marking? I mean that I will be bringing cheer to all those around me with these great ideas from BIC using their awesome BIC Mark-It™ permanent markers! Today I sat down with the BIC Mark-It™ Midnight Navy permanent marker and wrote out a few notes to my neighbors and friends. I tied each note to a candy cane and I will be going around tonight to slip them onto my neighbors mailboxes. I'm so excited to show a little love without them knowing it was me! BIC Mark-It™ has lots of great Merry Marking ideas. You can click the link below to get more ideas out of their digital pdf booklet. The booklet contains inspirational ideas that you can create for your home or for your loved ones. Don't forget to stop by and get the booklet of merry marking and a coupon to start marking gifts for your loved ones today! I would love it if you showed off your BIC Mark-It™ Merry … [Read more...]

DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! #PBandG #CollectiveBias #Yippee #ad

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**This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. DIY Graham Cracker Houses & Peanut Butter Cheesecake Recipe! I love the Holiday's! It is a time to spend with family and friends, share stories, make memories...oh and of course decorate and bake your favorite Holiday Recipes for loved ones! Recently my family and I decided to build  fun #PBandG Graham Cracker Houses and as dessert I made a Skippy Peanut Butter Cheesecake to go with it! Our family filled Holiday Night really got us in the mood for Christmas. I am so glad #CollectiveBias encouraged me to make one again this year. It was so much fun making our house and we enjoyed every last bite of the Peanut Butter Cheesecake! Yum! Every year my family and I spend family time together building a Holiday House. We loving coming up with new designs and decorations each and every year. Plus they are so fun to eat later! Last night my husband, daughter and I got out all … [Read more...]

DIY Reindeer Lollipops

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DIY Reindeer Lollipops As most of you know I love doing fun crafts with my daughter. With Christmas just a month away we have been focusing on fun Christmas crafts. Most recently we made these awesome Reindeer Lollipops! They were so much fun and very festive for this season. I think we will make more to pass out to the neighbors! So cute! What You Need: Lollipops  candy eyes  Red pompoms  brown pipe cleaners  Hot glue or double sided tape   Directions: First start by getting your eyes and gluing them to your lollipop. (You can also use double sided tape if your hot glue will melt the lollipop wrapper.  Then get your red pompom and hot glue that where the nose should be at the bottom in between the eyes. Let that sit and settle for a moment.  Now get your pipe cleaners and bend and twist them into antlers. I twisted one pipe cleaner around the lollipop bottom and then made two smaller ones by folding that part in half and twisting the … [Read more...]