Dora the Explorer Invitations- HELP NEEDED!

Call me crazy, but when I decide to tackle a big project, I start early. Like, ridiculously early… Lucas’s birthday will be in May. We hummed and hawed about whether or not we wanted to even have a party. Last year, we just spend his birthday taking family photos and spending time together. It was…

Toddler Snowflake Art

With the kiddos first week back to my house after winter break, I wanted to do something snow related. I wasn’t quite sure how much the other toddler and baby had changed in the last two weeks, so I was trying to think or find something simple to create. Then, I found an idea on…

New Year, New Blog Posts!

Well all, I’M BACK! I chose to take some time off from blogging for the holidays. I really contemplated leaving for a while, but here’s what I thought about.. If blogging and sharing my ideas becomes “work” then that is defeating the purpose of this whole blog. I want things to be fun and easy. I…

Toddler Acorn Hands

Well, I’ve been missing in action for a week. The craziness of Mike’s traveling has gotten the best of me. Going on week two of business trips without him here to help out. I’ve gotta say… I’m pretty exhausted. However, not as exhausted as last fall during travel season. I was pumping/breastfeeding Lucas, working full…

Refried Beans– NO Lard or Crisco!

I was motivated this week to make my Crock-Pot refried beans. Why you ask? One of the kiddos I watch had ground bean and refried beans for lunch. It smelt so delicious, but I’m pretty sure his was from a can. There is nothing wrong with that, because I’ve eaten it plenty of times… However,…

Felt Pumpkin

I have been trying so hard to figure out how to complete my latest project… a felt pumpkin. I created this super cute pumpkin made from felt. Problem was… I couldn’t figure out how to keep it attached to the wall! I tried the thick Velcro command strips, poster tape, painters tape, packing tape, and…

Real Talk: A Goodbye Letter to the One Sided Friendship

Dear One Sided Friend, What in the world is going on? Why won’t you call me back? Why won’t you text me back? I’m worried about you. I’ve been worried about you. I’ve reached out to you and am trying to be here for you, but you won’t give me the chance. Why not? I’ve…

Toddler & Infant Hand Spider

The countdown continues for Halloween… I have been quite busy trying to figure out how to use my Cricut cutter so I could make Halloween decorations all over the house.I’m not going to lie. It is a love hate relationship right now. Patience isn’t my strong suit nor is change/upgrading new things. My motto is……

Toddler Q-Tip Tree

During our craft time on Friday, the kiddos and I used Q-Tips to create a beautiful tree with leaves changing colors. It was quite fun to do! I have to say my mom heart melting moment was when I told Lucas to come over to the paint and his face lit up. He started running…