The holiday season is infused with a special kind of magic when there’s a child in the house. Charlie (our oldest) was only 4 months old when we celebrated his very first Christmas. With a baby that young, a sense of pure joy was obtained by simply surrounding the tree with dollar store helium balloons… Continue reading Six Christmas Traditions That Change With Multiple Children
This is the third board game that we tried out this month from University Games and the kids are LOVING it. But who wouldn’t? Not only is I Spy the most challenging board game we’ve played to date, but it was also my own personal favorite. As an artist, I’ve always had a huge respect for the… Continue reading I Spy Eagle Eye Find-It Game
It’s no secret that Christmas is right around the corner. And as much as I pride myself on my budgeting skills and preparedness, every November finds me wracking my brain for last minute gifts for the kids (and not just *my* kids, but our nieces and nephews too!). In this age of digital downloads it’s… Continue reading Kids On Stage: The Charades Game for Kids!
I’ve received several requests asking about the dying process I used to make Evie’s Princess Daisy dress for our “Super Mario Bros. movie” themed Halloween costumes. The process I used is called “Ombre Dying” and thanks to supplies provided by Dharma Trading Company, I had the opportunity to learn the process firsthand. I’m excited to… Continue reading Ombre Dying: The DIY guide to making a Princess Daisy Costume from the Super Mario Bros. Movie
Homemade Halloween costumes are taken pretty seriously in our family (as you may have noticed from my previous posts) but last year was much more challenging than prior years. I blame my six-year-old for that. Seriously. Charlie had finally reached that age where he actually had an opinion of his own, which resulted in costume… Continue reading How I Made Three “The Hobbit” Themed Kids Costumes for Under $15 Each
I guess it’s more accurate to say “I no longer have Fallopian tubes”, because those are the “tubes” I’m referring to and I used to have them. In fact, I still had them a week ago. But then I had them removed. Why? Well, my husband and I are approaching our mid-30’s and have four young… Continue reading My Tubes Are Gone.
As of a few months ago, I had only just heard of Tryazon but still knew very little about their website or their events. From what I could tell, they worked with various brands to sponsor “parties” where new products would be demonstrated and pictures of such shared on social media. Admittedly, it sounded fun.… Continue reading I hosted a Tryazon party… with Smores!