*REVIEW* Mega Bloks Skylands Spinners

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If you’re new here, you may want to start by perusing my most pinned posts from Pinterest or watch some of my crafting video tutorials. Thanks for coming! Do your kids love Skylanders like mine do? We love all the great characters and all the fun toys, including these brand new Skylands Spinners. Each spinner […]

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*REVIEW* Hot Wheels Turbo Tubes

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Introducing…another super cool building toy cause we just can’t get enough of them! Seriously, I know I’ve said it before, but with a house full of little boys running around, Mega Bloks are my sanity. Our newest building adventures have been with these Hot Wheels Turbo Tubes – they’re buildable speedsters, each featuring a member […]

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*TUTORIAL* DIY Ninja Turtle Hoodies

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One must use creativity in sewing for boys, and these were a very fun and well received Christmas presents a few months ago. Turtle hoodies! We’ve been wearing them all around town and getting lots of stares and comments. I take stares as a compliment. Our 4th baby is due in 4 weeks, another boy, […]

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Turn Some Money-Saving Cartwheels at Target!


Are you a Target lover? I am. Target is one of my favorite places to shop – prices are great compared to other stores and their stuff is so much better. I LOVE walking up and down the Home department aisles and just taking in all the textures and colors and fabric designs. Target is […]

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*REVIEW* MegaBloks 1-2-3 Learning Train

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  MegaBloks First Builders are the perfect building block into toy for toddlers as young as one year. We’ve been using the colorful 1-2-3 Learning Train (available this spring in stores) to teach Linus all about numbers and shapes while we build. We had lots of helpers at first. Everybody wanted to take a turn! […]

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*REVIEW* New Build’N'Splash Mega Bloks

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Building toys have been my salvation since my first son was born six years ago. We have slowly collected many many building sets over the years, including this set of Mega Bloks for the bath tub! It’s a new product, scheduled to hit stores this month (Happy New Year!), and my boys have had so […]

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*TUTORIAL* Ornament Centerpiece

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I think I have enough ornaments for several large trees and since our tree is tiny…I have lots of extra ornaments to get crafty with! My dining room table is 60″ x 80″ – that’s the same size as a queen sized mattress. It’s massive and I LOVE it. (My Dad made it for us, […]

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*TUTORIAL* DIY Ornament Dangle

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This is our first Christmas in our new house and our decorations were looking a little sparse. So we had to improvise. This is one of my favorite spontaneous decorations so far! I cut curling ribbon in varying lengths and tied an ornament to each end, then draped them over some convenient little hooks on […]

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*TUTORIAL* 4 Kid-Friendly Thanksgiving Decoration Crafts

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We got a late start on Thanksgiving crafty fun, but we’re in full swing now! All 4 of these projects are perfect for this last week we have to celebrate Thanksgiving! 1. Cricut banner (above): I cut the background from the A Child’s Year Cricut Cartridge, but any decorative shape will do, the letters from […]

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*TUTORIAL* Last-Minute Double Sided Thanksgiving Burlap Banner

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Having Thanksgiving dinner at your house? A bunting is always cheery and festive! I love this one with made from burlap and stenciled letters. It’s so easy and inexpensive, perfect for a last-minute decoration! First make a stencil and cut out 11 flags on the fold. Cut the letters out of freezer paper and press […]

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