Make it Spooky: Halloween Mantel Decorations!

Halloween is hands down, 100%, my favorite holiday. I’m that person who feels that “spark of joy” when I see that stores are starting to put out their Halloween decorations in July. […]

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Back to School DIY Brown Bag Banner

August means back-to-school month for many of us, unless you’re one of the lucky ones who start after Labor Day. I wanted to get my house in the “Back-to-School” spirit, so I made this SUPER easy sack lunch banner that didn’t require scissors, glue or tape! […]

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What I’ve Learned: Ten Years and Three Kids Later…

I’m sure I’m a few years “ahead” of some of you out there reading this, but I hope these little golden nuggets of advice might touch you in some way like they did me, and maybe a light bulb will just click on for you. […]

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Party Favors 101: How to Create Favors Kids (and Parents!) will Love

Party favors. There I said it. The two most dreaded words for moms with little ones. Party favors have been the topic of controversy on many a mommy blog, Facebook mom group, and beyond. […]

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Plan a Picture Perfect Sleepover or “Sleep-Under” Party

My eldest daughter recently had her first sleepover birthday party. I know, sounds scary, right? I can’t believe I am actually at the stage already—yikes! It seems like just yesterday I was busily planning her Butterfly Garden 1st Birthday Party! […]

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DIY Backyard Obstacle Course for a Birthday Party!

A few years back, my son had a fire truck themed birthday party. It was a total blast, and one of the best parts of the whole party was a DIY Backyard Fireman Obstacle Training Course that I set up. I’ve gotten a lot of questions about the details of how I made that obstacle course, so I thought I’d share all the tips and tricks I learned when making an obstacle course for kids! […]

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