• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    DIY Pennant Banner

    This DIY pennant banner is a really cute idea to add to a kid’s room, and is so simple to make (it’s no-sew!). If you’re looking for a creative felt pennant idea, this is the post for you! Do you ever have one of those strokes of pure genius that results in something that makes you so dang happy and proud of yourself? Yeah, doesn’t happen to me very often, either. But eeeeeeeevery once in a while, I strike inspiration gold. And this is one of those times. I didn’t want to spend a ton of money on new art for this room. But, I also wanted something visually striking. Something…

  • Kids + Family,  Seasonal,  Summer

    5 Ways to Celebrate the First Day of Summer Break

    Looking for some fun and surprising ways to celebrate the first day of summer break with your kids? Here are 5 really great ideas! Our family is huge on tradition. We sometimes joke that if we do something twice, it automatically becomes a tradition – and it’s not far from the truth! My oldest son loves nothing more than starting up a new tradition, and if I plan a fun event one year you’d better believe I’ve gotta do something similar the next! So, last year when I planned a quick overnight “kick off to summer break” trip, I knew that this was going to become a thing for us.…

  • Bucket Lists,  Kids + Family

    Summer 2022 Bucket List

    Looking for some ideas for your summer bucket list? Today, I’m sharing a really great family-friendly summer bucket list that’s sure to provide a lot of fun for your family. One of my favorite ways to foster fun for our family is to make seasonal bucket lists. My kids love when I put a new list up on the fridge and always get so excited to see what we’re going to be doing over the next few months. I’m not great about doing it every season, but one time I never miss is the summer bucket list. Why? Summer is when we’re all at home, we tend to get bored,…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    How to Make Hooded Towels for Kids

    Read on to learn how to make the cutest hooded towels for kids! I’m not a sewer, but this was so easy! When my oldest son was a toddler, he was very particular about bath time. He wanted to wash himself. He wanted to play for hours. And he was very (very!) picky about his towels. You see, my friend made a really cute hooded towel for Jackson forever ago, and it quickly became his very favorite towel of all time. Every single time I pulled out any other towel, he’d whine about the lack of a “hat”. He was always giddy when his hooded towel was one he got…

  • Bucket Lists,  Kids + Family,  Summer

    The Ultimate Summer Bucket List {80+ Ideas}

    Looking for fun ways to keep your kids busy this summer? This printable summer bucket list has tons of ideas for you and your kid for things to add to your summer bucket list! Summer is upon us, my friends! I really do love this time of year, but after leaving my job as a teacher a few years back I find that I don’t look forward to summer with quite the fervor I used to. Summer used to mean freedom from responsibility and several wonderful months to just do whatever I wanted. Now? It means three months of trying to juggle work and entertaining two small children (one of…

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