Octonauts Birthday Party Goodie Bag Ideas & Free Printables

Octonauts Party Goodie Bag

When I started planning K’s Ocotnauts Party, I had this big idea that the goodie bags should include a themed gift from each member of the crew.  But my big thing with goodie bags is no junk. Everything in the bags must be useable and fun. I have a big pet peeve with returning home […]

12 Toy Story Coloring Pages

Buzz Woody Jessie Coloring Page

It’s funny what characters kids gravitate toward. I would have never guessed that my oldest would become obsessed with Octonauts, and I would have never guessed my toddler would become fixated on Toy Story. But they did. And with Sissy’s birthday on the horizon, she tells anyone who will listen that she is going to […]

Easy (No Mess) Pot Roast

Easy Pot Roast Recipe

When it comes to cooking on a school night, meals that don’t require a lot of prep work rule. I don’t have time to hang out in the kitchen, I have to help with homework. (I thought my homework days were long behind me after college, I never thought about the homework I would have […]

Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

MIRACLE WHIP Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip

When my husband and I first started dating, spinach and artichoke dip was our thing. Everywhere we went we ordered some. Over time my husband grew tired of spinach and artichoke dip, and I no longer had anyone to order it with. Every once in a while he would still order it and eat some, but […]

DIY Chex Mix: Honey Peanut School Fuel

Honey Nut Chex Mix

Does your family love to snack as much as mine does? From morning snacks to after-school snacks and don’t forget late-night snacks, it seems like it is always snack time for someone in my house. All this snacking leaves me on a constant hunt for new snack ideas.  A quick way to change up your […]

Café Mocha Martini

Café Mocha Martini

The summer is winding down, but it is still hot, hot, hot. Perhaps you are in the mood for a after-diner drink to cool you down, or maybe you are planning a girls night and want to impress — either way the Café Mocha Martini is sweet concoction could pass as desert. Café Mocha Martini Pretty, delicious […]

DIY “All You Need Is Love And Good Coffee” Sign + Free Printable

DIY Printable Canvas Sign

Did you know August is National Coffee Month? To celebrate a good cup of coffee (or two or three), I designed a chalkboard inspired printable that would be perfect hanging in a kitchen. But after I had the printable, I decided I wanted to do something more with it. Wouldn’t it be cool to DIY a […]

Back to School Popsicle Stick Pencil Teacher Gift Craft

Popsicle Stick Pencil Back to School Craft

During the last few days of summer, my daughter could hardly wait for school to start. It was all she could talk about.  To keep her occupied, and excited, we made back-to-school crafts. Having eaten a ton of Popsicles this summer, we made a DIY pencil using one of our favorite art supplies — Popsicle Sticks. Get […]

Free Printable: First Day Of School Sign P-12

The Suburban Mom First Day Of School

I wasn’t going to do it. I wasn’t going to design another First Day of School sign for my daughter. But as I sat on the couch the night before first grade, inspiration (and perhaps some new school year jitters) took over and a new series of printable first day of school signs was born. […]

Easy Great Grains Cereal Bars

Great Grains Cereal Bars

This post brought to you by Post Great Grains Cereal. All opinions are 100% mine. At any given time there are typically 20+ tabs open on my computer. In fact, if I were to guess I would say 20 is probably on the low side. I am a compulsive multitasker, constantly juggling multiple projects and […]

Easy Back To School Bus Kids Craft

Back to School Bus Upcycled Craft

Before my kids go back to school in just a few short weeks, we’ve been making the most of the end of summer crafting and baking. Our newest project is a new take on a craft we have done before, this time we made a school bus out of tissue paper. This craft super simple, […]

24 Disney Planes: Fire Rescue Crafts, Free Printables, Birthday Party Ideas & Must Haves

Planes Fire Rescue Birthday Party Ideas Free Printables Crafts

My family is so excited that Planes: Fire and Rescue is now in theaters. We are finally headed out to see it this weekend because my nephew who was visiting last summer when we went to see Planes will be here. We get to see the new Planes with him too — how fun!  The […]

Back To School Countdown Free Printable

Back to School First Day Countdown

In our house, the countdown until school starts is on. We we try to cram in the last bits of summer fun and all of our back to school shopping, the questions about how many days until school starts have already started. To help my kids keep track of the days until school starts I […]

DIY Grilled Hawaiian Pizza

Grilled Hawaiian Pizza Recipe

Summertime and grilling go hand in hand. But by about mid-summer, we typically get in a grilling rut, grilling up the same steaks and burgers week after week. Last month, we discovered the delicious results of our first grilled pizza. It was great, but we wanted to step it up a notch and come up with something […]

Easy Roasted Potato Crisps ~ $100 Visa Giveaway

Roasted Potato Crisps

When people tell me a recipe is easy, I typically take “easy” with some skepticism. My idea of easy is much simpler than most people. I’ve been known to ruin easy recipes because I typically need an easy recipe when I have no time or patience — it needs to be one to two steps and done. At […]