Ballerina Dress Handprint Craft

This is the first of 3 handprint crafts we did today.  It was a rainy day & the first day of summer vacation.  Keeping a 7 year old busy is exhausting but so much fun! Ballet began about 500 years ago in Italy as a way to entertain the Royal Court.  Men were the only […]

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Elephant Handprint Craft For Kids

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy. Elephants flap their ears to stay cool!  We watched Dumbo recently & decided to add another handprint craft to our collection.  Dumbo is a great way to teach your kids to accept people the way they are.  In just a few easy steps you have […]

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Easy Breadstick Twists

Breadsticks are one of those items I always forget when I’m out grocery shopping (along with my list & mind).  Instead of facing the grocery store again you can make your own at home with 4 ingredients. Biscuits 4 tbsp butter 5 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tbsp Italian seasoning How to make your breadsticks… 1. Preheat […]

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Flaming Handprint Craft For Kids

My family watches a ton of wildlife shows.  Recently we watched one that had a segment on flamingos.  My youngest daughter has been obsessed since.  Her favorite color is pink & she just can’t get over how they can stand on one leg for so long.  Needless to say she keeps trying to mimic the […]

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DIY: Summertime Flip-flop Wreath

It’s summertime!!! My favorite time of year! Time to break out the sunglasses & flip flops.  Here is a simple DIY wreath to get your home (or at least your door) ready for the sunny season!!!   You will need: Ribbon 4 pairs kid sunglasses 4 pairs kid flip-flops (small or medium) Sticker letters White […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

Do you have a party coming up that you need to make a “covered dish” for?  You can’t go wrong with these Strawberry Cheesecake Bites!  I made them for a cook out over the weekend…they didn’t last long.  They are inexpensive (under $10 if you buy off brand) and easy to make! What you need: […]

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DIY: Personalized Teacher’s Wall Plaque

It’s that time of year again!  When we are all scrambling to come up with some unique gift for our child’s teacher.  They did survive the year with our children…they deserve a gift!  This craft would probably look even better with crayola crayons….however I refuse to spend that much money on crayons just to break […]

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Creamy Chicken Pasta

I LOVE anything pasta!  Bring on the carbs!  This as a nice light meal with some veggies to trick our brains into thinking we are being healthy! What you need: 2 TBS Butter 3 TBS Flour 1 C milk 2 oz cream cheese 1 C chicken broth 7 cloves garlic (minced) 2 C spinach 1 […]

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Mom’s Decadent Chocolate Cake

Who doesn’t love chocolate cake?  It has gotten me through some very tough kid induced mental/emotional breakdowns.  I always say the richer & more chocolate the better.  This cake is definitely  a rich chocolate flavor.  Perfect for hiding in the bathroom (while tiny fingers wiggle under the door) & drowning your sorrows.  It might even […]

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DIY: Always & Forever Wall Hanging

This was a really fun craft to make.  I made it for my husband’s upcoming birthday & he was just about in tears when I gave it to him.  It’s very sweet & looks amazing in my living room.  Homemade gifts just mean so much more than an expensive store bought gift (even if that […]

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