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Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

Easy Homemade Rainbow Unicorn Playdough

My kids love color, glitter and playdough so we combined all three and made rainbow unicorn playdough! This easy salt dough recipe is easy to make and fun to play with.

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Jello sugar cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and colorful unicorn cookies. My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!

Refresh Kids’ Bedrooms with Color

Refresh Kids’ Bedrooms with Color

I enjoy cleaning up our home each season and freshening up some of our decor. It’s easy to inexpensively brighten up kids’ bedrooms with a few pops of color. I recently refreshed my daughter’s bedroom with new bedding, colorful curtains and a pretty painted accent wall.  Kids will love a new bedroom design and moms will love minimizing the cost of these easy updates!

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DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

DIY Painted Canvas Growth Chart

Make your own kid-friendly growth chart with painter’s drop cloth customized with a cute design. Growth charts are an easy way to cherish the toddler years and you can add to it for years to come!

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

How I Trashed My Wedding Dress with Color

I wanted to do a color-inspired Trash the Dress photoshoot to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Here’s how I creatively painted my wedding dress without actually destroying it.

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life —  and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our home!

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Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

Fun Stuff For Active Kids! Animal Blankets, Glitter Slime & More

My kids love playtime activities that are interactive and creative! Kids can dress up with Wild Things Animal Blankets, play with homemade glitter slime or create art on a chalkboard table to make the shortened fall days a little more interesting.

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

How to Make DIY Apple Candles for Fall

Whip up gorgeous holiday accents in minutes with these easy DIY apple candles! All you need is a handful of pretty apples and small tea lights. Apple candles are such a festive addition to your fall decorations!

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

5 Creative Ways to Use Apples

Are you ready for the holidays? I love holiday shopping and holiday baking. Apples are pretty much a fall baking essential and can even be used for decorating or whipping up delicious snacks! Here are some of my favorite apple-inspired ideas, treats and projects for fall.

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Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

Save Family Memories with Picture Keeper Connect

I take lots of photos of my kids so important to me to have a way to protect my photos from accidental deletion. Picture Keeper Connect offers a simple way of backing up mobile photos on the go. Enter to win a Picture Keeper Connect 16GB!

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

Glittery Cloud Dough Party Favors

This sensory cloud dough is easy to make with two ingredients and it’s a fun kids party activity too! Kids can help choose the colors and pour in glitter to make sparkly sensory cloud dough!

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Clean with Lemon + Keep Produce Fresh

Easily keep your kitchen organized and clean with a few simple tips. Did you know that much of the grease and grime that builds up in a kitchen can be removed with a natural cleaner such as fresh lemon? The natural acidity found in lemon is ideal for cleaning grimy cooking surfaces, deodorizing refrigerator odors, and even freshening up your sink drain. You can easily keep your lemons and other produce fresh in Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers, designed to maximize the life of fresh produce. I’m excited to share how!
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4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Flowers To Plant in the Fall

Refresh your yard with some fall-friendly blooms. These plants and flowers are ideal for planting in the fall to give your home and lawn a little more color.

Little Prince Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

Little Prince Infant or Toddler Halloween Costume

Last year I decided to get creative for Halloween by making my baby boy a Little Prince Halloween costume. He was so adorable and it was pretty easy to make by tracing one of my little guy’s long sleeve shirts. If you know basic sewing skills, you can easily make one of these Little Prince costumes yourself!

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