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September Silhouette Sale!

September Silhouette Sale! 0

This month’s Silhouette sale is here! If you love using fabric in your projects then this bundle is perfect for you. You can use the Silhouette Portrait to cut designs for quilting or making clothing. If you’re not a quilter you can still add fabric embellishments to any projects you have in mind. There are lots of no sew(…)

Learning from Family Nature Walks

Learning from Family Nature Walks 0

My family enjoys taking walks, in fact, it’s something we do every day together. I’m always looking for ways to make walks more fun and educational because walks can get boring for the younger kids. I wanted to share some of the ways I make our walks more educational, especially our fall nature walks. Preparation(…)

Pepperoni Pizza Bake

Pepperoni Pizza Bake 0

My family and I have had pizza night every Friday for the past 2 years. At first we would order delivery, but over time I wanted to try making my own pizza. I’ve posted several recipes here and still look for new ways to make our family tradition special. My latest recipe was a huge(…)

Amazon $100 Giveaway – Twitter Edition

Amazon $100 Giveaway – Twitter Edition 0

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Twitter blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe.  Be sure to check back throughout August and September for more giveaways just like this one! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this(…)

How to Get Kids Excited About Reading

How to Get Kids Excited About Reading 0

It’s sometimes hit and miss when it comes to kids getting excited about the reading process. That’s why it’s important to take the time to get kids excited about reading and here are some tips to help you out. More Animation Please If you’re going to read to your child, use animation. It can get(…)

Cinnamon & Sugar Cream Cheese Squares

Cinnamon & Sugar Cream Cheese Squares 0

During the Summer months I usually don’t bake much because of the heat here in Southern California. But I have been finding a lot of great recipes over the last few months using crescent rolls. I tried a few of the recipes, despite the heat, and with most of them the crescent rolls didn’t cook all the(…)

10 Things To Do While The Kids Are At School

10 Things To Do While The Kids Are At School 0

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Read on the find out how I #AddSparkle to my kid-free days! Today is the first day of school for my kids. I know, I know. It’s well after Labor Day and most schools have already started. For whatever(…)

How to Stop the Homework Struggle

How to Stop the Homework Struggle 1

Is your child coming home from school every day and crying about their homework? Seeing our children suffer is one of the hardest parts about being a parent. That’s why I try and do everything in my power to make homework easier on my kids. Here are a few tips I’ve picked up along the(…)

Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway – Instagram Edition

Amazon $100 Gift Card Giveaway – Instagram Edition 0

Makobi Scribe is bringing you this Amazon Instagram blast where one lucky reader will win a $100 Amazon gift card. The giveaway is open to everyone and provided by Makobi Scribe.  Be sure to check back throughout August and September for more giveaways just like this one! If you are a blogger, you can sign up for this(…)

20+ After School Snacks

20+ After School Snacks 0

Today’s post is brought to you by Foodie.com. This school year  is a little different from past years as I now have two kids in school. Even though our schedule does get busier when school starts, my favorite part of the day is still listening to all of the fun that the kids had during(…)

Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway (Ends 09/21)

Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway (Ends 09/21) 6

Welcome to the Little Tikes Tree House Swing Set Giveaway Event! We have come together with our hosts Everything Mommyhood and Mom To Bed by 8 to offer our readers a Tree House Swing Set giveaway from Little Tikes. Special thanks to our co-hosts Budget Earth and Bayou City Mamas. My kids love to play(…)

Camping Themed Photo Display Board

Camping Themed Photo Display Board 1

I recently was given a paper pack called Adventure by Authentique that was packed full of pretty printed inspired by camping and the outdoors. While I am not necessarily a camper, I do love to spend time outdoors! I wanted to use the paper to make a hanging display for a picture to add to my(…)

Growing Herbal Vines in an Edible Garden

Growing Herbal Vines in an Edible Garden 0

Every garden should be as diverse as you can manage in the space you have, and an herbal vine is a great way to add a useful plant in a small space. Vines provide a vertical element to what otherwise might be a rather flat garden in need of an interesting growing element. Herbal vines can be(…)

30+ T-Shirt Refashion Tutorials

30+ T-Shirt Refashion Tutorials 0

Most tshirts are made from a cotton jersey material, which makes them an ideal candidate to an upcycle or refashion for most DIY’ers. This material does not fray so you can remake it into a new project easier without the use of a sewing machine. Here are a few of the fun projects that I(…)

5 Ways to Make the School Year Less Stressful

5 Ways to Make the School Year Less Stressful 0

My kids start school next week and I’m really having mixed emotions about it. On one hand, I do love having them all here playing together. But on the other hand, a little quiet time is not all that bad! I’ll still have my youngest son (2 1/2 years) at home with me but really, having(…)