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Kids’ Summer Hair Tips

Kids’ Summer Hair Tips

Keep your kids’ hair moisturized and frizz-free with a few easy tips. The summer sunny rays can often bleach your hair, frizz your locks, and give you split ends.

On-the-Go Essentials for Family Fun

On-the-Go Essentials for Family Fun

Easily pack all the essentials for family adventures with baby. Pick a perfect wet bag, pack a travel diaper changing kit, and protect baby’s sensitive skin with our easy tips!

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Earth Day Activities and Eco-Friendly Kid Fashion

Looking for some fun Earth Day activities for your kids this year? There are all kinds of fun ways to teach your children about this amazing planet we live on and how to care for it. I personally believe that the best way to do that is to simply get them outdoors and cultivate a love for nature and an appreciation for the beauty of creation all around them! There’s no better way to learn than by exploring hands on! I love Earth Day projects that get us outside and get our hands dirty. Here are some fun activities we have planned for this Spring and some ideas for practical ways you can celebrate Earth Day!

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Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

Spring Cleaning & Organizing Tips

Changing seasons is the perfect time to do a bit of cleaning and refresh your home and daily routines. Here are the projects I’m working on to get organized for warmer weather!

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

5 Potty Training Tips for Toddlers

Ideas to make potty training fun! Potty training can be tricky but kids are easy to motivate with rewards, and healthy habits can be taught through regular routines.

5 Kids’ Wardrobe Basics – Cut the Clothing Clutter!

5 Kids’ Wardrobe Basics – Cut the Clothing Clutter!

With 3 kids in my home, I can tell you the clothing can pile up quickly. Now that the kids can “almost” dress themselves and undress just as quickly, clothing ends up everywhere. Here are some of the basics our family uses to minimize clothing clutter so the kids only have access to the clothes that they need.

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Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Easy Ways to Stay Healthy

Keep your family healthy with these easy DIY ideas. With spring weather just around the corner, I’m sure we are all ready to enjoy some sunny outdoor fun and leave behind the winter sniffles. You can easily practice these healthy habits every day with your own family.

Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

Simple Tips for Healthy Skin

It’s easy to take care of your skin with a simple and healthy routine. Moisturize in winter and protect your skin from the sun in summer. I’m excited to share my trusty skincare regimen for all seasons!

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

DIY Baby Sensory Bin & Helpful Essentials

I can’t believe my little guy is already 14 months old! Time flies the first year plus a few months. After three kids, 120 weeks of pregnancy, and lots of kid-filled routines and diaper changes, I’ve curated my own collection of life saving essentials that can make any mom and dad’s life a whole lot easier. I mean, what in the world do you do with a baby when they want to get around but can’t? How do you read to a baby who only wants to throw books on the floor?

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5 Activities for Little Mermaids

5 Activities for Little Mermaids

Design your own interactive mermaid game with cute game pieces, enjoy mermaid sea-inspired snacks, and host a mermaid themed play date.

Interactive Activities for Kids

Interactive Activities for Kids

Make homemade sparkle play dough, design and color paper character puppets, and explore fun textures with themed sensory bins.

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

How to Plan Easy Kids’ Birthday Parties

Do your kids love birthday parties? My daughter starts talking about her birthday party theme months in advance. She loves parties and I love hosting them, planning the party details, and creating a fun theme to celebrate a special occasion. I tend to keep things pretty budget friendly but a party can still be creative with paper, craft supplies, and cute party foods. What’s the first thing you do when planning a birthday party? Order party invitations of course! I’m excited to share with you my tips for planning kids’ birthday parties to maximize the fun and minimize the cost and stress of party planning.

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Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Healthy Kids’ Lunches & Eating Habits

Make lunch fun for kids! Create food shapes, have a lunch time tea party, or practice kitchen skills and let your kids make their own lunch!

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Smart Snack Ideas for Kids

Keep a variety of healthy and quick snacks on hand such as fresh fruit and whole grain chips so it’s easy to make smart snack time choices throughout the day.

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

How to Make Healthy Gummy Bears

Gummy bears are super fun to eat but I never thought about trying to make them until just the other day. It turns out, homemade gummy bears are very easy to make and you can infuse them with healthy juices, honey, and fresh squeezed citrus! My kids love gummy bears but I we limit the kids’ sugar intake each day to help those little immunities. These DIY gummy bears are made with orange juice and sweetened with honey! I don’t mind if my kids snack on these relatively healthy gummy bears and it’s fun to customize the flavors.
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Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Healthy Handwashing Tips For Children

Practicing good hand washing is one of the simplest ways to avoid sicknesses and prevent contamination in your home. Here’s a few pointers for how to make hand washing fun and easy for little kids.

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Fun Spring Activities for Kids

Turn the backyard into a wonderland with an Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Encourage your kids to come up with their own games, play “keep away”, and make soup with good old garden materials.

10 Reasons to Dehydrate Food

10 Reasons to Dehydrate Food

Does your family like dried fruit as easy go-to snacks? Preserving foods by drying is a great way to ensure foods don’t go bad for long trips or during warm weather. Many people dehydrate food as a hobby rather than a necessity, but dried apple slices and apricots make delicious healthy snacks. You can make your own snacks using an electric dehydrator or even in the oven to remove moisture and create stable, nutritious snacks for your whole family.

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How to Fix Scuffed Kids’ Sparkle Shoes

How to Fix Scuffed Kids’ Sparkle Shoes

Easily fix up scuffed kids’ shoes with a bit of fabric paint and matching nail polish. My daughter was thrilled to have her favorite shoes made sparkly again!

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Cute Food Shapes & Lunch Ideas for Kids

Kids love to eat food that looks fun. These cute snacks, orange hearts, and strawberry roses are super easy to make and they are healthy too! It’s easy to encourage kids to love healthy foods.

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Fun Winter Activities & Treats for Kids

Winter can feel long, especially when your family is cooped up inside with limited available activities and even some winter sickness. It’s important for kids to have an interactive daily routine to feel active and to engage their minds. We had more than a foot of snow for weeks on end this winter, which limited our ability to play outside or even leave the house. With a bit of creativity you can find ways to help your kids enjoy the long weeks of snow and months of winter!

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Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Motor Skill Activities for Babies

Encourage baby to discover new skills with a DIY baby sensory box, practice with self-feeding, and homemade textured baby board books!

How to Organize Kids’ Clothes for Changing Sizes

How to Organize Kids’ Clothes for Changing Sizes

Minimize your kids’ clothes with these simple tips! We try to keep our kids’ clothing streamlined so they can easily find their favorites and reduce the clutter in their wardrobes.

Mommy Fashion & Beauty Basics

Mommy Fashion & Beauty Basics

Mommy fashion can be pretty and stylish without requiring a ton of your precious time. Do you struggle with getting your kids dressed and yourself dressed too? I’m in the stage of life where I have to have help from my husband to get the kids ready when we are going somewhere, otherwise no one gets out the door! I’m also the person who absolutely can’t leave the house unless I’ve done my makeup (mascara and everything), because not doing so makes me feel partially dressed. I’ve found ways to maintain my style standards and beauty routine even in the midst of caring for 3 young children who need so much attention. A low-key hair routine, 5 simple go-to makeup products, and a few cute wardrobe basics are all I need to feel presentable and stylish.

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Easy Maple Syrup Candy

Easy Maple Syrup Candy

My kids love playing in the snow and enjoying winter-inspired treats when they come in from the snow! This yummy DIY Maple Syrup Candy is a fun afternoon project with lots of natural maple sweetness.

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Easy Ways to Support Your Immune System

Keep your family healthy and support your immune system with a few simple lifestyle changes, eating choices, and regular exercise.

DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

DIY Kids’ Photo Valentines + Printables

I love Valentine’s Day, but sometimes I feel like handing out those paper character Valentines feels a little generic. Every kid gets a different character and they are fun, but inevitably those paper Valentines end up in the trash in a few days. I wanted to make our family something special for Valentine’s Day, so last year I started making Custom Photo Valentines! I’m excited to share my tips and printables for making fun kids’ photo valentines! All you need is a photo editing program that allows you to layer a graphic on top of a photo. I use Photoshop for my design projects, but there are free alternatives available that allow you to work with layers such as Gimp, a free photo editing program. If you are a mom who regularly takes photos of your kids, I’m sure you have your own favorite program for editing photos!
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Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Creative Kid’s Valentine Ideas

Easily make cute and inexpensive Valentines with colored paper, glue, glitter and stickers! The design options are endless! Cut a roaring dinosaur or fluttering butterfly out of paper and personalize with glitter glue. See our ideas!

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Creative Activities & Crafts for Girls

Your crafty little girl will love our Beauty & the Beast Enchanted Mirror & Rose craft, recycled Rapunzel Princess Tower, painted snowflakes, moldable bath soap, and more!

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

DIY Magic Stain Remover For Baby Clothes

Have you ever had an absolutely adorable baby outfit ruined by that yellow baby spit-up stain? How about a diaper blow out? Removing set in stains can be tricky but this homemade “magic” stain remover has worked wonders for me! It’s very easy to make and uses common ingredients most everyone should have on hand already. Save this DIY stain remover recipe if you have kids, life gets messy. You’re going to need a reliable stain remover!

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Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

Meet American Girl Gabriela McBride

We are excited to introduce Gabriela McBride, the 2017 American Girl of the Year. We had the opportunity to check out this new American Girl doll’s gorgeous details and fun story that celebrates overcoming obstacles with creativity. Don’t miss our unboxing video!

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Practical Ways To Pamper Yourself As A Mom

Moms handle so many tasks and need breaks too! I most enjoy pampering myself in ways that practical, beneficial, and enjoyable. Here are 4 practical ways you can pamper yourself as a mom!

American Girl Fashion for Dolls & Girls

American Girl Fashion for Dolls & Girls

American Girl is one of my all time favorite brands, with darling dolls and accessories and even outfits for little girls to match their dolls! My daughter had so much fun checking out some of American Girls’ latest little girl fashions that allow her to match her doll! This gorgeous Merry Magenta dress comes in a range of sizes for little girls and coordinates perfectly with the matching dress for my daughter’s American Girl doll Maryellen. I’m excited to share all the gorgeous details about this American Girl outfit for girls!

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No-Sew Toddler Tutu

No-Sew Toddler Tutu

DIY tutus are fast and simple to make with a few colors of tulle, a length of elastic and scissors. These fun sparkly skirts are perfect for dress up, a party, just for fun, and toddler or baby milestone photoshoots.

Beauty & The Beast Rose & Mirror Craft

Beauty & The Beast Rose & Mirror Craft

Any little princess will love our DIY enchanted rose and magic mirror craft inspired by Beauty & the Beast! Easily make these fun princess essentials using cardboard, tin foil, a mason jar, and basic craft materials you already have at home!

Fun Kids’ Indoor Activities for Long Winter Days

Fun Kids’ Indoor Activities for Long Winter Days

Kids can have endless amounts of energy, regardless of what the season is or what the weather looks like outside. My girls regularly ask to go on a walk even if it’s snowing. We currently have about 18 inches of snow outside — npinot exactly family walk weather. My kids regularly need to burn off their energy and thankfully we have a basement where they can enjoy some active play, often chasing each other around our huge sectional or coming up with any number of imaginative games. I’m excited to share some tips for keeping kids entertained inside when your family is feeling especially contained or restless.
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Sweet & Whimsical Little Girl Fashion

Sweet & Whimsical Little Girl Fashion

We know all about little girls around here. My girls love ruffles, dressing up, and accessorizing. Here are some of my girls’ favorites for little girl fashion picks.

How to Grow Flowers & Tame Curls in Winter

How to Grow Flowers & Tame Curls in Winter

Little girls come with lots of personality, interests and preferences, and heads of tangled hair. My little girls wake up every morning with huge teased bedhead hairdos, so we start the morning routine with brushing out their locks. Don’t miss our simple hair tips and little girl fashion picks!

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Essentials for All Diaper Bags

Moms know, stuff seems to pile up with each kid that you add to your family. The most intense stage for me is the baby stage, when you have to carry all of the baby’s things AND carry the baby. My 12 month old is so close to walking and once that happens I will feel like I’ve finally “arrived” in some ways. My baby boy is so eager to be able to get around on his own. Up until baby begins to crawl or walk and even after, there are lots of essentials that you need to bring with you everywhere you go. After experiencing all the happenings that come along with having 3 kids, here is my list of diaper bag essentials for covering your bases without bringing too much along.

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Mommy Wish List & Holiday Gift Ideas

Mommy Wish List & Holiday Gift Ideas

These mommy gift ideas include fun extras for stylish home decorating, luxurious products for making a mommy feel pampered, and fun toys any mom would love.

Lookbook! Joanna Gaines’ Sweet Collab with Matilda Jane Clothing

Lookbook! Joanna Gaines’ Sweet Collab with Matilda Jane Clothing

Darling Matilda Jane Clothing fashions for girls that were designed by HGTV’s Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines are now officially available! You can find the 2016 Matilda Jane holiday lookbook here!

How to be Naturally Glamorous

How to be Naturally Glamorous

Glamour is even more attractive when achieved naturally with wholesome and rejuvenating products. For kids especially, it’s important to teach habits that limit chemical intake and that nourish naturally. Skip the soda and make drinking water a daily healthy habit. Read the labels and don’t buy products with pore-clogging ingredients such as petrolatum and mineral oil. Make homemade lemonade and smoothies, rather than enjoying sugary drinks that include high fructose corn syrup. Establishing healthy habits within your family can go a long way toward encouraging your kids and yourself to live a healthy lifestyle. I’ve rounded up a few of my recent favorite skincare products to share with you!

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Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Healthy Homemade Baby Food with Raw Ingredients

Making your own healthy and fresh baby food requires a bit of planning but it’s completely worth it!

Green Kitchen Cleaning Tips

Green Kitchen Cleaning Tips

The kitchen is the most popular place in the house and the messiest. Our Eco-friendly cleaning tips can help you minimize germs and go green in your kitchen.

Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade Salt Playdough for Kids

Homemade salt playdough is super easy to make and lots of fun to play with. I’ve had some of my playdough for more than a year and it stores wonderfully as long as I save it in an airtight container. You can jazz up basic playdough with fragrance, glitter, and even tiny beads for extra fun sensory sculpting. My kids love making creations out of playdough, “baking muffins” with playdough, and mixing playdough colors. DIY playdough is a perfect interactive kids’ activity to keep preschoolers and toddlers occupied during fall afternoons, or to keep them distracted while you are trying to make dinner. Try our easy playdough instructions below.

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Rejuvenate Your Skin Every Day

Rejuvenate Your Skin Every Day

A gentle natural sunscreen and sunglasses go a long way towards preventing wrinkles. You can easily take care of your skin in every aspect of your beauty routine!

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Luxurious Organic Skincare

Treat your family to luxurious natural ingredients that will sooth and moisturize sensitive skin. I love discovering 100% natural & organic solutions that are free from chemicals and gentle enough for babies!

Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

Tissue Paper Butterfly Sun Catchers

We made these beautiful butterfly sun catchers to catch the summer rays. My 4 year old loved meticulously gluing the tissue paper shapes onto the card stock outline. She’s into anything crafty, especially if she can do it herself!

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Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Baby Girl Nursery Tour

Welcome to my baby girl’s nursery! We put our love, time, hard work and thought into creating a cozy, safe and beautiful space to care for our little girl and welcome her into our home.

Silky Smooth Hair Tips

Silky Smooth Hair Tips

With two toddlers and a baby, I’m lucky if I even get a morning glance in the mirror. I’m excited to share how I keep my morning makeup and hair care routine simple and effective.