A Spotted Pony Parade Day, a silly adventure about a horse named Toby who loves to try new treats and snatch up snacks. Toby is a friendly and flashy spotted horse who cannot wait to take a trip with his friends to town for the annual parade. As he parades through town, he stops to meet all the new friends that he can. The only problem is each new friend seems to have a sweet treat that Toby just cannot resist. Even though his friends warn him not to eat too many sweets, he finds himself snatching up cookies, cotton candy, popcorn, soda, slushies, candy, and even nachos. By the end of the parade Toby learns a valuable lesson about not overdoing it. You will fall in love with this silly and sweet story about a horse that just cannot resist another treat!
About the Author: Kim Bond is a lifelong equestrian who has dreamed of brining her real-life funny farm to life for children around the world. She is now the proud author of her first published children’s book A Spotted Pony Parade Day. Her adventures with horses have inspired her first story and the characters are so close to her heart because she lives with them and cares for them every day. She hopes you will fall in love with the characters and their special personalities as quickly as she did with them in real-life. Using charming and fun-loving equine characters she hopes that her herd can help teach important life lessons in a fun and inspiring way.
Earlier in the week I shared a cute kid’s valentine idea, and today I wanted to show you another! Two kids, two totally different personalities, and two different Valentines to make. This is a simple print, decorate, and attach a little surprise craft that will be as fun for the kids to put together as it is to give to friends! With a simple mason jar printable and a happy Valentin’s Day Love Bug message, this is a great little valentine for kids of many ages whether they are boys or girls!
Well December is here and that means…..our Elf on the shelf is BACK. Our special little Elf means exciting, memory filled mornings as the kids wake to see what his daily antics are. They love him so. I had to come up with a great way for them to say good bye to him each Christmas until the following year. Last year a special gift appeared all wrapped under the tree on Christmas morning from our friendly little elf. It was a yearbook of his visits for the year and a goodbye message too including a message about the reason for the season.
Christmas time is near and things get busy! I always try to make the holidays extra special at our house, and it certainly doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time to do so. I do a lot of little things during the holiday season to try and make everything memorable without going crazy wasting too much time or money. Here is a super fun way to warp a simple gift like a movie or game, that will simply delight your kids. By using plain paper and adding a few little extras with a dab of glue, the Christmas wrap goes from boring…to quirky and cute and super fun.
Need a great practical gift for Dad this father’s day? Something you know he will love, use, and appreciate? Take a trip to the local grocery store and stroll up and down each isle with nothing but good old Dad in mind! Grab a few of those things that you know he loves as a delightful treat and package them up for a thoughtful, yet useful gift this fathers day. With father’s day right around the corner, I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit. What man doesn’t love his favorite snacks and treats in the cupboard for a late night movie or after a long days work. Stock him up with his favorite treats and make it into a gift to show Dad just how special he is. This gift is not just for Father’s day – try it for any man on your list during the holidays, to celebrate a birthday, or any occasion!
Birthdays and holidays always leave my baffled when it comes to what to give the men in my life as a gift. Unless I have a list with a specific tool or electronic devises I am lost, and most likely I don’t have enough money to buy it anyway! These days I am trying hard to think practical, but still put the time and effort into giving gifts to the men that mean the most to me deserve. With father’s day right around the corner and today being my handsome hubby’s birthday I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit. What man doesn’t love a nice cold beer after a hard day, or while grilling out on a nice summer night. Stock him up with his favorite brew and make it into a cake fit for any man on their special day. If that man isn’t a beer drinker substitute any beverage that they like!
Yesterday I shared with you an idea for an infinity scarf teachers appreciation gift that included a simple sewing project. Here is another quick and easy idea for those of you who don’t sew, or don’t have time to make a scarf before the end of the school year! Stop and grab a nice bottle of nail polish in a shade that you think your child’s teacher will like. Maybe a bright fun color for summer. Then add a little tag that says: “Thanks for helping me polish up my reading, writing, and much more!” This would make a great little thank you for any female influence in your child’s life, and can be easily personalized by changing up the phrase or by adding your favorite teacher’s name to it!
Teachers are such an important part of our children’s lives and saying thank you to them is so important! As the end of the school year approaches I have been thinking hard about a way to show them how much my kids have enjoyed having them as a teacher, and for me how much I appreciate them loving, teaching, and sharing in my children’s lives. There are so many teachers appreciation gift ideas out there, but here is my take on a simple and inexpensive gift that my kids will be giving to their teachers this year to say Thank You to infinity for all that they do! A simple DIY infinity scarf can cost just a couple dollars and take just minutes to make, but it is sure to show your child’s teacher that they are appreciated for years to come.
Summertime is just around the corner and now that the weather is getting nice we are spending a ton of time outdoors. Along with preparing the garden, doing some spring cleaning, and breaking out the summer decor we added a new welcome sign by the front door. I received this serving tray almost 9 years ago as a wedding gift, and I bet I used it twice over those 9 years. It was really neat and nice, so I didn’t really want to get rid of it, so I decided I would just re purpose it into something that I would use and love. A can of chalkboard paint and some painters tape took this unused serving tray and transformed it into the perfect welcome sign for the front porch.
My kids have loooooved playing card games since their first round of go fish! We often enjoy card games on rainy days, game nights, and even on card trips. When they were very young I noticed that they had a hard time viewing all of their cards at once without dropping them as they sorted through their stack, trying to figure out which card to play. A stop at the dollar store was all we needed to to turn card games with toddlers into an easy and even “on the go” activity. Using a large chip clip they can hold all of their cards so that they see them, but their competitors cannot. This is also a great way to play cards on a road tip. A simple solution for little hands and a great way to promote play, learning, and fun as a family.