• Crafts,  Kids + Family

    The Most Magical Harry Potter Crafts

    When my oldest son was about 6, we introduced him to the Harry Potter books. We took it really slowly and methodically, and we watched each movie after finishing the book. This summer, a few months before turning 9, we finished the last book and movie. It was such a special experience for us, and he’s such a big Harry Potter fan. He also loves crafts, so I’m always on the lookout for cute Harry Potter crafts to do together. These would be great to do after finishing one of the books, or as part of a movie night! So, here are 20 absolutely adorable and easy Harry Potter craft…

  • Home & DIY

    All the Best Back to School Letter Board Ideas

    It’s officially back to school season – can you believe it?! Our kids start in just over a week, and we’re scrambling to get all the things done. But, of course, a new season of the year brings a new opportunity for fun letter board ideas. So today I’m sharing some back to school letter board quotes to give you some inspiration! Back to School Letter Board Quotes Of course, the perfect way to use a letter board for the back to school season is to show off your kids’ stats. You can include their grade, school, the year, and even a few of their favorites and interests! But, if…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    The Best Shrinky Dink Ideas

    Remember Shrinky Dinks? When many of us were kids, Shrinky Dink paper was a really fun and simple craft idea that we loved doing. Well, it’s back and just as much fun as ever! Today, I’m sharing a ton of fun shrinky dink ideas to help you get started making the most adorable crafts with your kids. My kids love playing with shrinky dink paper. And I love having a DIY project we can all do together! They first discovered it when I grabbed a little craft kit for them at Target a few months back. But, we soon found that you can easily buy shrinky dink sheets on Amazon…

  • Kids + Family,  Summer

    Our Yes Day Rules

    Every summer, we give our two kids a “yes day” of their very own. It’s a tradition that they look forward to with great eagerness every year, and it’s so fun to watch their excitement. I shared the detail of our latest Yes Day for our preschooler on Instagram, and I got a lot of questions about how we decided to do a yes day, how we set it up, and what it looks like. So today, I’m breaking down all of our yes day rules and give you a closer look at how our yes days work! What is a Yes Day? Let’s start with the obvious. What’s a…

  • Desserts,  Food + Drink

    My Favorite Ice Cream Cake Recipe

    This simple ice cream cake recipe will quickly become your favorite! It’s super easy to make, and is sure to impress your entire family! I love summer. There’s just something about the insane heat, the lazy days, and spending tons of time poolside that makes my heart happy. And it helps that I’ve got a few different recipes that scream summer to me – I keep ’em in near constant rotation throughout the summer and it just doesn’t feel like summer unless they’re in my kitchen. So far, I’ve shared our favorite strawberry lemonade recipe and my delicious (and so easy) sangria recipe. But, there’s one more I have to have…

  • Kids + Family,  Seasonal,  Summer

    Kids Outdoor Water Play Ideas {20 Awesome Water Toys!}

    We’re in the thick of summer and that means it’s hot outside. One of the only ways my kids survive the hottest day of summer is by getting some time outside with their favorite water toys. Water play is the best way to pass a summer afternoon, and we’re always on the lookout for great outdoor water toys and pool floats. I thought today it would be fun to round up some water play ideas for your kids this summer. I’m sharing 24 adorable and unique water toys for the backyard, the sprinkler, or the pool! If you ask me, these are especially good for toddlers who need some water…

  • Home & DIY

    Easy DIY Lap Desk

    This easy DIY lap desk takes less than an hour to make, and the materials cost under $30! Learn how to make a simple lap desk or DIY acrylic tray yourself right here. Ever since Jackson started school this year, he’s been really into drawing, labeling things, and creating. He’s always loved coloring, but his creativity has really blossomed in the last few months. My home is littered with pieces of paper with random Pokemon and Minecraft characters all over them. Of course, like most 5-year-old boys, he’s also super into LEGOs. He’s been doing a ton of building lately and has finally reached the point where he can actually…

  • Cocktails,  Food + Drink

    My Favorite Rum Punch Recipe

    Looking for the perfect Rum Punch recipe? This is a copycat of the famous Day 1 drink from Carnival Cruise lines – they call it the Funship Special. I call it the best drink ever. Do you have a favorite drink or snack that reminds you of vacation? One that instantly transports your mind to the beach or makes you feel like you’re in the middle of the ocean? This drink is my mini vacation. I love sharing favorite drinks here on the blog – my homemade strawberry lemonade is always a hit, and so is my favorite (super easy) sangria. And who can forget about Ranch Water?! Well, it’s…

  • Crafts

    The Cutest DIY Magnets

    Looking for an adorable idea for DIY magnets to make with your kids? These DIY animal magnets are quick and easy to make. And, your kids will have a blast making – and playing – with them! Do you ever feel like your kitchen needs a touch of whimsy? Something fun, temporary, and not too cheesy to make you smile when you’re exhausted and cooking dinner on a Wednesday night? I can help you with that. Today, I’m going to share how I made the simplest DIY magnets for my fridge. This is the perfect project for you if you want a little fun on your refrigerator that’s sure to…

  • Home & DIY

    Eight Ways to Use a Letter Board

    Do you love seeing clever felt letter board signs all over your Instagram and Pinterest feed? But, maybe you’re not sure how to make it work in your own home? I’ve got you covered with these 8 simple letter board ideas! Felt letter boards are my favorite. We have one that tends to float around our house a bit. Nothing makes me happier than playing around with a funny or sarcastic quote and waiting to see when Corey will notice. They add so much personality to a room! And, they’re such a fun and simple way to change up your decor to match your mood. I get a┬áton of questions…

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