Today marks the big 2-9 for me and in just one year I will hit the dreaded 30 year milestone. I will be celebrating with family and friends and of course, some cake batter inspired treats. These Cake Batter Rice Krispie Treats are the perfect treat for any birthday. They are easy, fun, super festive, and tasty too.
Nothing says “I will love you forever Mom” like a tattoo, but here is an adorable toddler alternative! Appliqued shirts are a great way to make a special day even more memorable. You won’t be able to resist your sweeties in these matching Mom tattoo shirts.
A nature walk is the perfect way to spend a beautiful day outside with your kids. Help them discover and explore the amazing things around them both big and small. Take the time to stop and collect things that they find interesting and talk about each item. Make it extra fun by crafting a pair of binoculars for their adventure.
What does a chronic DIYer do with a new package of 80’s glam permanent markers, and a pair of $4.00 thrifted Nike Shocks? Well customize them with the perfect colors to suit her style, of course. I know – you think I’m crazy, but why not – it’s just for fun! I turned a plain pair of white sneakers into colorful customized tennis shoes.
Adding your family’s monogram is a great way to personalize your home and tailor it to your specific style. Making one on the cheap is simple, using some pretty paper, spray paint, and a thrift store mirror. Using a good will frame I came up with the perfect monogrammed wall decoration for our home, and you can too.
If there is one that we all love in our house it is pizza. Unfortunately pizza leftovers never go over all that well. After finding a fabulous pizza dough recipe, and perfecting my homemade calzones, I came up with a way to use leftovers that is easy and AMAZING. These Garlic Butter Pizza Sticks are now a family favorite and make a great side with any pasta dinner.
As a stay at home Mom I have learned to turn simple tasks into fun activities for the kids. Turn wrapping a present into the most fun that your kids have ever had with paint using newspaper and finger paints. Not only will the kids love every second of it, but the gift will be wrapped in one of a kind paper decorated with tiny hand prints and love from your kiddos.
Mothers day is a great opportunity to have the kids make something extra special for their Grandmothers. Take pet rocks to a whole new level and let your kids create simply adorable garden or flower pot decorations with their beloved Grandmother in mind. This is the perfect gift for Grandma that will remind her how much she is loved each time she sees them.
Easter is just around the corner, and I’m sure my kids aren’t the only ones getting excited to celebrate. Here are two simple Easter bunny crafts that you can do with your kiddos using supplies that you probably already have around the house! These cute bunnies are not only fun to make but a blast for the kids to play with when they are done.
Growing your own food has not only nutritional benefits for your family, but a pleathera of life lessons, and amazement for young children. Planting our own seeds and growing a garden is a family affair. It provides us with wonderful healthy produce all summer long, as well as enough to can for the winter. The kids benefit in so many ways from being a part of the gardening process from start to finish.