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Earth Day is almost upon us! And, although it’s important to really make “Earth Day” an everyday thing, having a “holiday” to remember certainly helps prompt some discussion. For example, are you recycling in your bathroom? Did you know that there are lots of items in there that can be recycled? In most places, items […]

Circus Animal Cupcakes

Circus Animal Cupcakes

Circus animal cookies are such a classic! Their pink & white frosting with brightly colored sprinkles are so fun! And, definitely perfect for a circus-themed treat! As part of the #SocialCircus campaign, I’m sharing a few fun circus-themed ideas this month! Wouldn’t these circus animal cupcakes be perfect for a circus-themed baby shower or birthday […]

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Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats

Pink Chocolate Dipped Easter Egg Rice Krispies Treats

I love springtime!! Between the gorgeous weather, flowers blooming, pretty colors, and Easter, it’s just such a nice season! So, for our #12bloggers post this month, we’re focusing on spring treats! I often think of Easter themes when I think of spring, so I’m sharing some easy & fun Pink Chocolate Covered Easter Egg Rice […]

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Disney Clothes for Kids at Kohl’s #MagicAtPlay {Gift Card Giveaway}

Mickey Shirts from Kohl's

Thanks to Kohl’s & Disney Consumer Products for sponsoring this post & giveaway! We’re headed to Disneyland very soon for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, so I was super excited to find out that Kohl’s has partnered with Disney on a whole new line of Mickey & Minnie Jumping Beans clothes! Kohl’s is one […]

Cute Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Circus Peanut Carrots

With spring and Easter upon us, there is just something so perfect about using carrots for decor, crafts, and fun foods! Obviously, using real carrots (like I did in these carrot muffins) is the healthy way to go. But, sometimes sweet treats are just more fun! So, with these cupcakes (inspired by a version seen […]

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Easy DIY Star Wars Fleece Blankets

DIY Star Wars Fleece Blanket

The oldest two boys just celebrated their 7th & 4th birthdays…and we leave for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration in Disneyland quite soon. The boys are HUGE Star Wars fans, so I thought some fun Star Wars blankets would be perfect for their birthdays (and something cozy for our Disney road trip)! There are […]

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Urbini Touri Lightweight Stoller – Travel System Review

Urbini Touri Stroller

Disclosure: I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Urbini. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and as a thank you for participating. Seven years ago (I can’t believe it was already that long), we shopped around for a baby travel system that seemed great & functional. […]

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Decorated Chocolate Easter Eggs Candy Centerpiece {HERSHEY’S Giveaway!}

Chocolate Candy Easter Centerpiece

This post is part of a sponsored campaign with Global Influence, products provided by HERSHEY’S! What’s your favorite Easter tradition(s)? Easter Sunrise Services? New Easter dresses? Decorating Easter eggs? Easter baskets? All the fun Easter candy? Decorating Easter eggs is one of my favorite family Easter traditions. We always do some egg dying the day […]

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Disney Frozen Party Food Menu

Disney FROZEN Party Food Ideas

Our FROZEN birthday party recap post was already so long that I decided that our fun FROZEN party menu needed its own post. Making fun themed foods for parties is one of my favorite parts of party planning. Often times, with just a few clever names of regular old food items, you can have a […]

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Covered Kiddie Car Parking Garage – Outdoor Toy Organization

Covered Kid Car Parking Garage

As a one of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas bloggers, one of the options for this month’s theme was outdoor organization. With little ones in the house, toys are one thing that could always use some organizing. The boys have a fun selection of outdoor toys & cars, but we didn’t have a good place for […]

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Sing Into Spring with Disney Music {Walt Disney Records Giveaway!!}

Disney Music CD's

Thanks to Walt Disney Records for sponsoring this post! We’ll be headed to Disneyland soon for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, so we were so excited to receive these fun Disney Music CDs! This winter and spring, it seems like just about everyone with kids has been listening to the FROZEN soundtrack quite frequently. […]

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy: 20+ Fun Foods, Activities, & Coloring Pages!

Disney's The Pirate Fairy Fun Foods, Activities, and Printables

There’s a new Disney Fairy movie out (as of April 1, 2014) – The Pirate Fairy! From the world of “Peter Pan”, the movie has Tinkerbell and her fairy friends (including Zarina a dust-keeper fairy), a band of pirates led by a cabin boy named James (who we come to now as a certain infamous […]

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Social Circus – HUGE $3500 Giveaway!!

Social Circus Baby Products Giveaway

This post is part of a compensated #SocialCircus campaign.  Oh my goodness, all…We are kicking off April in a BIG way with a HUGE baby related giveaway! We’re talking $3500 in amazing prizes! I’ve teamed up with Project Nursery, Savvy Sassy Moms, and a handful of other fabulous bloggers to host this awesome giveaway and […]

New Finish Power & Free Dishwasher Detergent #CleanItForward

Finish Power & Free

Thanks to Finish for sponsoring this post. Last year, we put Finish Quantum dishwashing detergent to the test. I explained then that I was hugely skeptical of it working for us. We let dirty dishes sit all day and put those crusty dishes in the dishwasher with no pre-rinsing or washing. We have an old […]

Edible Kids Craft: Candy Butterflies

Edible Kids Craft Candy Butterflies

Spring is here and with it comes bright colors, beautiful flowers, and fun animals! We have so many things in bloom here in the Arizona desert and we’ve been noticing many more pollinators visiting our backyard like bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies. So the boys & I made these super cute candy butterflies as a fun […]

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Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks Inspired Recipes & DVD Release


There’s been SO much excitement about the March 18th DVD release of Disney’s FROZEN. BUT…another great Disney movie hit store shelves the same day– Saving Mr. Banks! Did you see the movie in theaters? If you’re curious, you can read my review of Saving Mr. Banks here! I really enjoyed the movie and so love […]

Disney FROZEN Birthday Party

Disney FROZEN Birthday Party

We just celebrated the big boys’ 4th & 7th birthdays in Disney FROZEN style! The boys’ birthdays are just 1 day apart, so we do a big joint party.  Like just about everyone else right now, our boys have been hit with FROZEN fever! So, since the party was just a few days after the […]

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Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Hash Brown Casserole

Cheesy Ham & Broccoli Hash Brown Casserole

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walmart. All opinions are 100% mine. Yum! Hash brown casserole is one of those “comfort foods” served up at all kinds of pot lucks, family meals and get-togethers. For many, it’s a staple at Easter. But, I happen to think that it works great […]

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15+ Easy One Pot Family Dinners

15+ One Pot Meal Recipes

Mealtime for families is important – coming together, sharing good food, discussing all kinds of topics. In fact, many research studies show that having family dinners can make a big difference in children’s lives! For many families, Sunday night is a traditional time to come together for a nice meal. But, the cook doesn’t always […]

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Cleaning up GIANT kid messes with the Eureka AirSpeed All Floors Vacuum

Eureka Airspeed Vacuum Review

If you have kids, then you are no stranger to giant kid messes. Sometimes it’s truly unbelievable how such small (& cute) little beings can great such HUGE messes. And, in this house with 3 boys all under seven, we are NO stranger to those messes! Toys, dumped sand, mud, liquid spills, food bits–you name […]

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Disney Frozen Fun Activity: Pretend Snow Play

Frozen Activity Pretend Snow Play

One of the biggest hits of the boys’ FROZEN birthday party was some fun pretend snow. Living in Arizona desert, we don’t exactly have easy access to the real cold white stuff. So, for the birthday party, I remembered a product that I had seen in my science teacher days…”Insta-Snow”. There’s some fun science behind […]

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