Favorite Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids


One of my very, very favorite things to do as a mom is to read chapter books aloud to my kids. We almost always have a book that we are in the middle of reading and we'll read a little before bed or on a lazy Sunday afternoon. So, I thought it … [Read more...]

S’mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe

S'mores Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Ok, it's starting to hint at Fall around here....just barely, but summer's not over quite yet. Need a summery treat to serve for labor day? How about a S'mores ice cream cake? Hot fudge, marshmallows, graham crackers, ice cream....how could … [Read more...]

Bomb Pop Party!

Bomb Pop Party!

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Bomb Pop. I received  product samples, a party kit, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” A friend yesterday said she is ready for Fall to get here! GASP! … [Read more...]

Beaded Shirt DIY Tutorial by Sew Crafty Kids

DIY Beaded Shirt Tutorial

When I attended a blogging conference back in April I met Angelina from JoJo and Eloise. Do you guys know her? I don't know how I had missed her blog before, but it's AMAZING and everyone I talked to at the blogging conference kept saying "Oh, … [Read more...]

Fun with Flip Flops: Kids Craft

Fun with Flip Flops: Kids Craft

{This post is sponsored by DecoArt.} I'm calling this post Fun with Flip Flops because I have to say, I had some serious fun making these flip flops. It's quick, it's easy, and if you are lucky like me, you can end up covered in glitter by the … [Read more...]

Kids Drawstring Bag Pattern


I'm having so much fun with my beach bag this summer that I thought it would be fun to do something for kids to carry to the pool. I came up with this kids drawstring bag pattern and tutorial made out of terry cloth thinking it would be the perfect … [Read more...]

Fun with People Paint

Easy Face Painting with People Paint by DecoArt

This post is sponsored by DecoArt. Do you want to know what makes kids happy? When you say to them "I have face paint. Let's paint your faces." Kids go nuts over this kind of thing and it's not something I say often. So when I did, they were … [Read more...]

20 Crafts to do with Kids This Summer

20 Crafts to Do with Kids this Summer

Is school out for the summer where you are? We've been out for a week now and I am living it up! I love summertime. But we all know that every mom (or grandma) needs a few tricks up her sleeve to keep the kids entertained during the summer. So for … [Read more...]

Snipe Hunt

Girls Camp Snipe Hunt Ideas

Ever been on a Snipe Hunt? If you don't know what it is I can't tell you. Someone will have to take you on one. :) But this is a snipe hunt of a new kind. My mom's creative genius came up with this and I was so impressed I just had to share. She … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Cake

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake Recipe

Back in high school I worked at Dairy Queen. During the summer when I got home from work I found myself craving even more ice cream even though I ate plenty at work. I still really love ice cream. Of course it's great at all seasons but ice cream in … [Read more...]