Kid-Friendly Christmas Cake-Topper

Just in time for Christmas Eve… If your little ones want to help you prepare something special in the kitchen this holiday season, here’s a fun and EASY way for them to do just that. Click on the link for the details over at Busy Mom’s Helper. And may you have a Wonderful Christmas…

20 Alternatives to TV for Kids!

Your hands are busily trying to finish dinner without burning it, it’s the baby’s fussy time, the phone is ringing, you have a long list of to-do’s, and your mind is occupied with all of these things, while your other kiddos whine that there is “nothing to doooooo.”  After a couple of rejected suggestions you may find yourself saying, “I don’t know…just do something!” Does this scenario sound familiar?  It may or may not be a composite of personal experience. 😉 In times like these, it…

Make Your Own Indian Corn – from Popcorn!

I had grand plans, y’all.  I’m kinda famous for ’em.  I see potential everywhere. Problem is, things don’t always turn out quite the way I envision them. Like the plans I had for this DIY Indian corn.  I had the coolest idea.  I knew just what I was going to do with it, and it was going to be the most adorable thing. Except that it didn’t work so well.  Very frustrating.  But then I remembered that the light bulb took a few tries to get right, too, right?  So I…

Easy Bridal Shower Favor

It’s official. I’m a mother-in-law. (And loving it!) We officially survived the wedding of our first-born. Well…I did.  The jury’s still out on her daddy.  😉 I wanted to share this little idea I used at the bridal shower, in case there’s a wedding in your family’s future.  Thought it might come in handy. It’s so easy (you know I love easy) and not expensive, and unlike some favors or party prizes, this is something you will actually use. I just bought some cute…

Tin “Pumpcans”

Fall is unofficially here.! Leaves have already started to fall in my yard, and the weather is absolutely perfect.  I enjoy all the seasons, but fall is my favorite.  I kicked it off with my favorite kind of project…the quick & low-to-no-cost kind. I made some pumpkins from cans, so I just haaaad to call them pumpcans. 😉 Join me over at Busy Mom’s Helper for all the details…

Big Breakfast for Busy Families

Hello, friends! In case you were wondering why things have been so quiet lately here on the blog, it’s because real life has been real busy.  Among other things, we have a wedding coming up!  I can’t wait to share more about that when the time comes, but in the meantime, I have a little something to share today with all the rest of you busy mamas over at Busy Mom’s Helper. In the midst of all the business, it’s still nice to put a good meal on the table- even for…

Super Easy Chalkboard Banner

Well, summer is in full swing, and I’m trying to find the perfect balance between getting lots of things done, and getting some R & R.  How ’bout you? Today, for my contributor post,  I’m sharing a tutorial for this Super Easy Chalkboard Banner.  It’s the perfect little project for the lazy days of summer.  But my favorite thing about it, is that I’ll get to use it over and over, all year long, since it’s erasable! Hint:  It’s very similar to the chalkboard on my dining…

Consequence Chart

Happy Summer, Moms and Kids! To help your summer get off to a fantastic start, I wanted to share with you a little tool I use.  It’s a Consequence Chart, and if you’re anything like me, it’ll be a great way for you to have more fun and less stress this summer…and all year ’round. For all the details, come visit me at Busy Mom’s Helper, where I’m contributing today, and don’t forget to share some ideas of your own for smooth sailing this summer…

Adventures for Kids, Without Doing a Thing

It’s about that time again… when we can all kick up our feet and relax a little. You know, in between gardening (I’m really good at growing weeds), beach-going, spring cleaning (yes, I do mine in the summer), and finishing all those projects I have lined up. My kids have big summer plans, and I’m sure yours do, too. But just in case you have some down time, or the occasional rainy day… I have something really fun to share with you! We discovered Adventures in Odyssey when my oldest was…

Dollar Store Decor

  Did you know that you could sometimes get décor for free?  That’s how I ended up with this big letter S.  My daughter brought it home from the store where she worked.  It was left over from a store display.  She said they save things like that for people all the time if they ask.  Good to know! 😉 She used it for several projects, and was done with it, so I decided to give it new life.  I pictured it wrapped with jute twine, and I am loving the way it turned out. You may not…