DIY Toddler Costume – Chick Magnet
Halloween is next month and my youngest daughter is again looking for the "winner" costume. She has been trying to win a costume contest for years.
When she was single she dressed our poor Doberman, Portia, in all sorts of doggy costumes from Wonder Woman to a Roman Chariot paired with my grandson, her nephew, in a Roman Gladiator outfit.
A few years ago she dressed my 1 month old grandson in 2 different costumes, a lion bunting and a skeleton. Alas all her ...
4th. of July Craft Ideas – Free Templates & Printables
For many of us the 4th. of July means baseball, parades, picnics, barbecues, and other fun family activities. I'm sure we all have our own special way to celebrate our Nation's Independence Day. In our house it's definitely a backyard barbecue while the kids light up the yard with sparklers.
This year spruce up the house with these 4th. of July Craft Ideas! You don't need fancy tools to make them, just red, white, and blue paper, cardstock, paint, scissors, and glue. If you're more ...
Fourth of July Celebrations – FREE Printables
I love the Fourth of July! I love the fanfare, picnics, parades, barbecues, fireworks, and all the hoopla that surround our great nation's birthday. And I adore the colors! Red, White, and Blue are my all time faves!
There are so many cool DIY crafts, recipes, activities, and party ideas for this great holiday it's hard to know where to begin, my grandkids and I are just dying to fire up the Cricut Explore Air (affiliate link) and make some cool decorations!
Here are some fun ...
Father’s Day Subway Art Tray
Father's Day is June 18th. This year we'll be home to celebrate the day. We're usually on vacation and don't really make such a big deal about. I mean dads are lucky to get a phone call or possibly a tie or bottle of cologne, assuming we remember to pack the gift and take it with us.
Since it's so rare that we find ourselves home for Father's Day we'll be celebrating the day the right way! For sure we'll be grilling steaks in the backyard, that's my husband's favorite meal! The ...
Celebrating Father’s Day with a Party
Most of the time, your dad will want to celebrate Father’s Day outside, flipping burgers with one hand and a bottle of beer in the other. There are different ways in to make dad happy this Father's Day. Father's Day is just around the corner, with a little planning and some help you can make it an incredible and unforgettable day for him.
Make this year’s Father’s Day an event to remember and show your dad how much you appreciate and value him. Usually when you’re in charge of ...
Mother’s Day Crafts Kids Can Make – FREE Printable
Mother's Day is fast approaching, this year it's Sunday, May 14th. If you're planning to take mom out for breakfast, lunch, or dinner you should make reservations now if you haven't made them already; Mother's Day is one of the busiest days for restaurants and reservations fill up fast.
Along with taking mom out for a meal the kids like to give her a gift as well, and what better gift to give mom than something made lovingly for her. Here are some really unique ideas that kids can make ...
Mother’s Day Tea Party – FREE Recipes
I think my most favorite meal is afternoon tea even though it's a meal I rarely get a chance to indulge in these days.
On childhood visits to my grandparents house in the Philippines my grandmother always made sure everyone was home for "merienda", the Filipino version of afternoon tea. The light meal was always served on her wrought iron kitchen table at 4:00 p.m. I don't recall actually having tea, I think my grandfather did, but kids were served juice or hot ...
12 Recipes Using Hard Boiled Easter Eggs
Easter Sunday will be much more perfect if your house is anything like mine you will have at least a couple of dyed hard boiled eggs on your hands before lunchtime.
My first inclination is usually to chop the eggs up and make egg salad sandwiches for lunch for the next few days if not longer.
This year if you want to try something a bit different here are some recipes using hard boiled eggs along with some new twists on old time favorites like egg salad ...
Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs
Jett, my 3 year-old toddler is allergic to eggs, dairy, and peanuts. The common Easter egg stuffers such as chocolates, won't do. I had to get creative. The eggs had to be allergy friendly and still be appealing to a 2 year-old.
Below are Toddler & Allergy-Friendly Easter Eggs for that we used for our Easter Party and Egg hunt:
Mini race cars
Mini monster trucks
Big jeweled rings
Sherbet Easter Basket
It’s Easter time again, and one of my favorite Easter crafts is making Easter Baskets for my grandchildren. I know there are many plastic and metal baskets out there, and they’re all very inexpensive. But I like to make them baskets that a different from those you can buy at Walmart.
The other day I went to our local craft store and found this pretty yarn by Red Heart. It’s color is called Sherbet. When I saw it I just knew I had to turn it into a Sherbet Easter Basket.