• 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…

  • Kids + Family

    Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas

    Looking for 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week ideas? Here’s a roundup of tons of ways you can make your child’s teacher feel special! In the United States, this week is Teacher Appreciation Week. It’s a week where parents, administrations, and PTA groups all over the country put a little extra effort into make sure teachers feel loved and appreciated. As a parent, you don’t have to do anything for your child’s teacher this week, but it’s a gesture that will make them feel great! Here are 20 simple and thoughtful ideas for teacher appreciation week this year. Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas Ideas for Individual Teachers If you’re looking for something you…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family

    Mother’s Day Gifts & Crafts for Grandma

    Looking for how to say Happy Mother’s Day to grandma? Here are some great ideas for how to make the grandmothers in your life feel special this year. Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about what you can do for the mothers in your life who mean a lot to you. Not all of us have someone that we want to honor on this day, but for many of us, it’s a day to take the time to say “thanks” to our own moms, who are now grandmothers to our children. I think it’s important to instill a sense of respect…

  • Kids + Family

    Stay-at-Home Spring Break Ideas

    This week is spring break for our family. We don’t typically plan any big trips or do anything elaborate over spring break. But, we do like to try and have as much fun as we possibly can! I’ve been working hard to gather some stay at home spring break ideas to keep us entertained. I thought I’d share the results of all my brainstorming with you! Spring break doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive to be an absolute blast. You can have a great time without leaving the house or spending any money. And, you can create some really special memories without a ton of effort or planning at…

  • Crafts,  Kids + Family,  Uncategorized

    The Cutest St. Patrick’s Day Crafts for Toddlers

    I’m always looking for simple and cute craft ideas for my kids. They absolutely love to be surprised with an after school craft, and I love encouraging them to stretch their creative muscles! We try to do something crafty for all of the little holidays throughout the year…and St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner! So, today I’m sharing a quick roundup of the cutest St. Patrick’s Day crafts for toddlers! I tend to specifically look for crafts that are preschooler or toddler-friendly, because my 3 year old loves to try to keep up with his big brother, and my 8 year old doesn’t mind if the craft is…

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