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Friday Family Fun Night

Friday Family Fun Night

Happy Friday everyone! It’s been a rainy, dreary day here, so I thought this household could use a fun night. Our usual Friday night consists of pizza and watching a movie or playing a game, but this time I decided to jazz up game night and make a game out of choosing the games! Whoa! Here’s an easy, fun way to get everyone excited about doing family activities. **I only had 40 minutes of overlap time where both kiddos were…

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Greenery Gnome

Greenery Gnome

There’s gnome place like home this holiday season, and every home seems to be sporting a gnome! I’ll admit, I’m captivated with these little Scandinavian folklore creatures that have taken Christmas by storm. Walk into any home décor store and you’re bound to see gnome dinnerware, gnome towels, miniature and giant gnomes, stuffed gnomes, and ceramic gnomes. Look outside, and you’ll find an adorable greenery gnome, which is exactly what I’m going to teach you to make in this post!…

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Salt Pictures

Salt Pictures

The weather is getting cooler here, so we’ve been staying in a bit more. Not to say that I don’t still bundle up the kiddos and get outside, but gone are the days are spending 2+ hours at a park every afternoon. I love the cooler fall weather – long sleeve shirts, a cuddly blanket and book, steaming cups of coffee and tea….but the kids don’t quite appreciate those things like me 🙂 So, I have to be a little…

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Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

“Trunk or Treat” (not to be confused with “Trick or Treat”) has become as popular as the traditional begging house to house, probably because Ohio inevitably has AWFUL weather on October 31st every year. So, families start mapping out Trunk or Treat events in the weeks leading up to Halloween. The majority of the events around here are sponsored by churches, and volunteers decorate their car trunks in the parking lot and hand out candy ~ keeps the treating to…

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Halloween Costumes

Halloween Costumes

It’s Halloween! Finally! I feel like this year it has drug on….and on…..and on….but that’s probably because we’ve done so many trick or treat events already. Gotta get more than one day of use out of these costumes! I thought I would dedicate this post to costumes and how to make homemade or semi-homemade costumes. Most of the time, they are easier than you think and cost waaaaay less money than big box store costumes. I can’t remember a time…

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Perler Bead Crafts

Perler Bead Crafts

My childhood came full circle again last week when we were at a friend’s house and her little girls were making perler bead crafts. Remember those tiny plastic beads that you arrange on a tiny plastic peg board and then iron so they fuse together?? It was my favorite craft in the 90’s and I remember making so many of those things and giving them to my friends at school. I’m smiling as I write this just taking a trip…

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Boo Buckets

Boo Buckets

It’s almost Halloween and we are super excited in this house! Just finished gathering the remaining couple items for Eli’s and Ava’s costumes, and our house has turned from pretty princess birthday back to all things pumpkins and leaves. Ahhhh, I love fall! One of my favorite things to do around Halloween is make “Boo Buckets/Bags” and secretly deliver them to friends and family (okay, so most of the time it isn’t really a secret). When I was little, my…

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Ava Turned 4!

Ava Turned 4!

Birthdays are a big deal in our family. It’s the one day out of the entire year where we can focus on just the one child and make the day truly all about him/her. The rest of the year, we try our best to teach compassion and empathy for others, not being selfish with toys, and not being egocentric, which is a hard thing to do in our “me first” society. So, birthdays are celebrated big because I want my…

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Disney Princess Pom Poms

Disney Princess Pom Poms

Ava’s birthday is quickly approaching and this soon-to-be 4 year old loves all things princess. Naturally, her birthday theme is “Disney Princess” and I have to admit, I’m having a ton of fun with this theme. We bought a few decorations from Party City, but I LOVE making homemade ones. First up are Disney princess paper pom poms! If you’ve never made a paper pom pom, they are super easy and very festive additions to any party decor. Plus, they…

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