Tissue Paper Apple Craft (Perfect For Preschoolers)

Craft projects are not just fun, they are also a great way for little ones to learn. What looks like just glue and paper in this tissue paper apple craft is actually a chance for kids to develop hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, listening skills and the ability to create with their hands. That is why art is […]

Toasted Almond And Vanilla Arancini Recipe

This post brought to you by Breyers. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. For a dessert with a very fancy name this Toasted Almond And Vanilla Arancini recipe is really quite simple, but it tastes and looks as fancy as the name implies. If you have ever been in the mood for ice cream […]

Strawberry White Wine Slushie

Do you ever want to quickly and easily whip up a fancy frozen drink for yourself after a long day or for girlfriends for an impromptu get together? I do, but as much as I like fancy frozen drinks I don’t have the time and don’t typically keep the right ingredients in the house. Let […]

Berry-licious Rice Krispies Parfait

We’ve enjoyed months of lazy mornings this summer, but next week it is back to reality and back to school! I don’t know about you, but I dread the early and rushed mornings. So much to do, so little time. And one of the most important morning chores is making sure my kids get a […]

Creating A New Space: Home Office Design Tips

I am so excited to share with you my new home office design. I have wanted to make a real home office for myself for, ohhhh the last 10 years — basically since we moved into our house. I have had an office, but never a space that was truly mine and truly made me happy. […]

All About Me Free Printable – First Day Of School Tradition

The first day of school is a mile marker, and I am obsessed with taking pictures to preserve the rite of passage. Although pictures speak a thousand words, they don’t tell the whole story. Part of what is exciting about a new school is how much kids change in a single year – what they learn, […]

12+ School Bus Craft Ideas

When my daughter started Kindergarten the most exciting thing about her new school was riding the school bus. For months before all she could talk about was riding the bus. Two years later, she still loves riding the school bus. It is such a part of her school experience, and now little sister can’t wait […]

An Apple For The Teacher – EOS Teacher Gift

It’s time once again for the kids to go back to school. Last spring I make “Thanks For Helping Me Bloom” EOS Lip Balm Teacher Appreciation Gift Printable. The simple gift was such a hit with all of my daughters’ teachers that I decided to make a back-to-school version. Since nothing is more perfect for back to school […]

Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

This post brought to you by Hormel Foods, LLC.. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Suburban Mom. Earlier this summer I posted my new favorite party dip – Buffalo Chicken Dip. It was a friend’s recipe, and I became obsessed with it. As in, “Who wants to throw a party so […]

Sharpie Teacher’s Gift Printable

In just a few weeks summer will once again be a distant memory as the kids head back to school. Send your student back to school this year with a simple gift for their teacher that simple, inexpensive, practical and sure to please — a Sharpie Teacher’s Gift. Because who doesn’t need more Sharpies in their […]

Snack Idea: Corn Dogs + Easy Cheese Dip Recipe

Sometimes snack time needs to keep your kids bellies full, like before practice when you know dinner is going to be late. But if your house is like mine, it has to be a quick snack too. State Fair Classic Corn Dogs with an easy homemade cheese dip recipe fit both needs – quick and […]

Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa

Everyone loves to cool off with an ice-cold glass of lemonade. So when coming up with a brunch drink recipe I couldn’t resist the change to put a new spin on the classic favorite. Move over orange juice, there is a new mimosa for brunches — a Strawberry Lemonade Mimosa. And it might just be the perfect, […]

12 Groovy Beach Party Ideas

Cowabunga dude! Summer is in full swing, and if you are looking for a groovy way to celebrate how about a beach party? I have rounded up a dozen groovy beach party ideas to help you host a swell party. 12 Groovy Beach Party Ideas From easy beach party decorations and adorable beach party foods to […]

Chihuly Macchia (Glass Bowls) Kids Craft

Last week the girls and I made an easy craft that was both beautiful and educational. And like many of our favorite crafts, this Chihuly Macchia-inspired project didn’t take any fancy materials just ordinary household materials.

Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches ~ Giveaway

Who else is ready to celebrate the 4th of July with the sun, sand, fireworks and all things red, white and blue?! The 4th of July is a big holiday for my family, deeply rooted in tradition with an open-door that welcomes all family and friends. Our giant-sized celebration has become an annual event that […]