How to Make a Solar Night Light

Today I’m sharing the easiest little DIY project that you can do with your kids. I came up with this solar night light idea because my four-year old daughter is scared of the dark and we’ve tried so many things to help her sleep at night, but she still sleeps with her bedside light on. I don’t think this is good for her so we worked together to make a little solar night light that she could put on her nightstand instead. She had so much fun putting it together and of course my boys wanted one too. {read more}

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Summer Survival Series: Part Two

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We’re talking about summer with kids at home, and how you can survive!

Did you miss Part One?  Start here: Summer Survival Series: Part One

Part One of the Summer Survival Series involved making a simple daily schedule. My intention with this was to give the kids a general sense of the day and set expectations, as well as eliminate the constant ask for playdates and snacks.

So now that we have our daily schedule, what happens when we’re having a hard time figuring out how to use up some of that free time? Let me introduce the boredom buster jar.

Summer Survival Series: Part Two

The boredom buster jar is a simple jar with activities written on popsicle sticks. I used this jar as a reward for chores completed, and/or good behavior and attitudes. If we had a great day, the kids got to pick out something from the jar to do. (idea originally found at While He Was Napping) {read more}

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Ten Easy St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

I’m no super mom but I dream of being one. I love all the creative ideas floating around with fun things to do for your kids on holidays, but the truth is, I tend to forget to actually do them. Am I alone?

Here’s a list of super easy and quick ways to do a little something extra special for St. Patrick’s Day this year:

1. Green Toilet Water

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Add a little green food coloring to the toilet bowl before you call it a night, and blame it on those pesky leprechaun’s. {read more}

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DIY Burlap Wreath

I’m not what I’d call a crafty person, but I occasionally try my hand at making something when I get suckered into all the ideas I get from the craft store.

I have wanted a wreath for our front door that is more seasonal, not just for a specific holiday. And I happen to love the burlap that’s popping up everywhere. So, here is my version of a very imperfect burlap wreath.

Here’s how I did it…

I took a wire wreath form that I had and started out by wrapping batting around it. I think you could use most kinds of wreath forms and other kinds of materials to give you a base. Even paper would work. {read more}

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Free printables for Thanksgiving

I am hosting the whole family at our house for Thanksgiving this year…11 adults and 6 kiddos. It’s gonna be big! I’m starting to think about the meal and how I’ll decorate the table. I’ve been coming across some gorgeous free printables online and I had to share some of my favorites. You’ll find everything from place cards, to banners, to dessert tags, to gift cards…the list goes on.

Are you hosting this year?

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Dimple Prints {read more}

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