Horsing Around: The Perfect Horse Themed Birthday Party!

Horse Birthday Party

My daughter is obsessed with horses. Thank goodness we live in the city and she isn’t begging us for a horse of her own, although I’m sort of surprised that hasn’t actually stopped her! This year for her birthday party, she chose her theme, and not surprisingly, it was horses. Below are some photos of just how I incorporated a horse theme

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Promote Good Behavior with a Puff Ball Jar!

Puff Ball Reward System

I recently implemented a system that focuses more on rewarding good behavior than punishing bad behavior, and despite my skepticism, I found it to be quite effective! Keep reading below to see how you can give your kids’ behavior a fresh start in 2019! […]

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Host a Nutcracker Themed Party!

Nutcracker Party

Every December, it’s become an annual tradition for my family to see a performance of The Nutcracker. My kids love it, and I look forward to it every year. We’ve seen different shows and different versions, but it is always magical just the same! Today I’m featuring ideas on how to throw a festive and easy Nutcracker holiday or birthday party for kids! […]

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A Fin-tastic Shark Birthday Party!

Shark Party

My son recently turned five, and for the past couple of years, he’s requested party themes that all have one thing in common—wheels! He has been obsessed with cars of every kind. You can imagine my surprise and delight this year when he requested a birthday theme in the opposite direction—SHARKS! […]

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Six Tips for Acing Your Holiday Family Photo Shoot!

Every year at about this time, I make my family do the yearly “pilgrimage” to take our annual family photos for our holiday cards. The first few years of this endeavor were met with some major resistance by all family members (myself excluded, of course). But as the years have gone on, my family has moved past the resistance stage and moved into what I call the “acceptance stage” of this annual tradition, because they know it’s just not negotiable! […]

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How I Finally Got Our Art Supplies Organized

I’m almost too embarrassed to show the before pictures of what was going on in my kitchen, but I’m going to display them in this post, in hopes of helping the greater good! I’m sure that some of you out there can surely commiserate with me, but hopefully you’ll find this post inspirational if you have an art supply area of your own that needs a little overhaul! […]

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