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    St. Patricks Day Rice Krispie Treats with Lucky Charms Marshmallows

    I am huge fan of Rice Krispie treats! They’re super easy to make and taste delicious! My kiddos and I wanted to try a twist on the traditional Rice Krispie Treats and make them green and use Lucky Charms Marshmallows for St. Patrick’s Day!  I also like to add vanilla extract to mine to enhance the flavor a bit. I have seen cute versions of this treat with using Lucky Charms cereal but I love the texture and taste of traditional Rice Krispie Treats so we just added the Lucky Charm’s marshmallows separately at the end. Ingredients: 1/4 cup of butter 4 cups of soft marshmallows 5 cups of Rice Krispie cereal 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract green food coloring (optional) approximately 3/4 cup of Lucky Charm’s marshmallows – My kids and I picked them out of the Lucky Charms cereal box and set them in a bowl until we were ready to use them. Heaven help the person who pours themselves a bowl of Lucky Charms sans marshmallows! (hehehe! I’ll blame it on the leprechaun!) Instructions: Melt butter over low…

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    Winter Activities for kids

    Confession: my little dudes have been watching WAY too much Phineas and Ferb. The screen time per day is at an all time high during these crazy winter months. Polar Vortex anyone? What is UP with that!? I mean, it can be exhausting to entertain 3 little boys (all 5 and under!) for the entire day AND run my etsy shop AND work on our blog. Then, throw in working out, meal planning, grocery shopping, housework, naps, errands, etc. and kill me now. It is seriously draining at times, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Tell me I’m not alone. BUT, there is something incredibly fulfilling about getting it all done and doing FUN things with your kids instead of plopping them in front of the tv all day. I’m vowing, right here, right now to make a serious effort to do more creative, fun things with the boys before they both start school next year. My 3 year old will be going to pre-K and my 5 year old will start Kindergarten. I don’t wanna talk about…

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    DIY Homework and Art Station

     YAY!!! Its 2014!!! Happy New Year everyone! One of my goals of 2014 is be more organized. I feel like this is my goal every year but this is the year everything will stick…hopefully. I have been working on a few projects around my house to get me started in the right direction. First, was this DIY Homework and Art Station! I wanted to make over this cute corner in my girls playroom that they can keep all their art supplies and also work on their homework or the latest masterpiece!  The playroom has been needing a uplift for sometime now. With some help of my sister and friend, I repainted the whole room white then I added the black stripes. You can learn how to paint perfect horizontal stripes here. How awesome are those cute school desks? I scored those at a local thrift store for only $8 a piece. With the help of some black and kelly green spray paint and of course gold legs these desk were revamped in no time. The girls got the easel for Christmas and…

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    Bright and Fun Playroom Reveal

    Whoooaa! A room reveal!! Can you believe it?? I finally got the playroom done! I think. haha!! My kids are probably the most thrilled with this whole makeover, obviously. They are so in love with their playroom, which makes for a very happy Mommy. As you may know, this used to be my Craft Room and the playroom  was in the basement. I use the term “playroom” loosely because let’s get real, it was basically a toy dungeon. There was very little playing happening down there. Well, fast forward 2 years later and I had my third little boy. My little guy, Tanner is a crawler now and absolutely cannot handle the stairs into the basement. Duh! For safety and cuteness reasons, the playroom got switched with my craft room and now my craftiness lives in the basement. I will be showing you that as soon as I get my rear in gear and finish it up and take photos. The aqua dresser houses all the toys. My boys have amazed me with how organized they’ve kept each drawer. I…

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    First Day of School FREE printables {Preschool-12th Grade}

    “Back to School” time is right around the corner. I have created these chalkboard “First Day of School” FREE printables for anyone who has kids starting school. I have created Preschool, Pre-K, Kindergarten and Grades 1-12. I love that they’re gender neutral and I have included the school year as well so you never forget what year the photo was taken! Aren’t they so fun?! Last year, I simply typed and printed this one for my little guy but this year I wanted something…well, cuter! I think the chalkboard printables will be perfect! You can download any or all of these FREE printables HERE!  If you like these, do me a favor and pin the collage image so everyone can use them for their kiddos! Thanks so much for stopping by today!…

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    DIY Magnetic Chore Charts

    It’s summer time and let’s face it, Summer can get hard with kids falling out of their routines and habits they created during the school year. This DIY Magnetic Chore Chart is super easy and really effective for kids! First, you’ll need your Silhouette Shapes. The cool thing is that with the Designer software, you can purchase shapes and alter them to be exactly what you need. The possibilities are really endless with the Designer Edition software. If you don’t have it already, you need to get it asap! You can purchase it here. We used these two chore chart shapes: Shape 1, Shape 2. There are a few more but these are the ones we chose that suited the needs of our children’s age/skill levels when it comes to chores and responsibilities. Next, you’ll design you “chore” images to your linking. We loved the look of the colored background with a white “chore” image. For this part, don’t forget to have your circle background image set to “Cut” and your shapes (toothbrush, toilet, etc.) set to “no cut”. We also…

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    50 Summer Boredom Busters for kids

    Happy Memorial Day! For most of us, Memorial Day is the kick off weekend to summer! We LOVE summer! Summer means sunshine, family time, monsoons and…. bored kids! Fear not friends, this list is sure to help you and your kids find “something to do” this summer. 1. Go Swimming 2. Fly kites 3. Go to the park 4. Draw with sidewalk chalk 5.  Do puzzles 6. Have a water balloon fight 7. Jump on the trampoline with the hose 8. Play in the sprinklers 9. Go to the beach 10. Make cookies  11. Go to the movies. 12. Play with blocks 13. Paint pictures 14. Write a cousin pen-pal letter. 15. Make Homemade Gak…

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    Sunny Yellow Striped School Desk

    The key with thrifting is to see something ugly and get a vision of what it could be. I have passed up many, many things that I thought were sooooo ugly and worthless then to find a week later coming across something similar on someones blog or pinterest. The once ugly thing was turned into something great. This has become a problem for me. I now think everything ugly can somehow be changed into something great. Which is why I have a garage FULL of “someday projects” It drives my husband crazy! But I do feel worse when I turn something down that could be great. I have now put a limit on my self if it’s in my garage for longer then 2 weeks I will never get to it. Which means sell or donate. Nothing is ever permanent which is fun and excited! Like My Desk I had a desk that I liked but now I have found something I LOVE with all my heart. Don’t get me wrong I don’t switch out my furniture that often but I have…

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    DIY Wooden Growth Chart Tutorial

    Growth charts and height charts for kids have been all the rage! They are absolutely perfect for any kid’s room and I LOVE that you can take it with you when you move. My family measured me on the back of my parent’s bathroom door and now… someone else lives there and I’m sure it’s been painted over 🙁 Here’s the solution my friends! A super easy, super cute DIY Growth Chart! I’m going to share two versions for you. One where you can hand paint the tick marks on the giant ruler and one where you simply paint and apply vinyl to the board! Couldn’t be easier and your kids will love it! Mine sure do; the proof is in that big giant smile on Mr. C’s face! 1. First, you will need a board. You can use a 6 inch or 8 inch x 6 foot board. These are precut and readily available at Lowe’s, Home Depot, and most home improvement stores.  2. Next, stain or paint your board! I chose to do painted and stained stripes on the…

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