5 Road Trip Survival Rules For Traveling With Kids + Free Printable License Plate Game

Road Trip With Kids Games Ideas

We recently took our first and second road trips with the girls, and survived. I have never been a big fan of car travel, even less so with kids. But we broke our two-hour rule taking them in the car for four- and six-hour road trips. It seemed like a crazy idea, but it was […]

Octonauts Birthday Party Free Printable Bingo Game

Free Printable Octonauts Bingo

As I planned my daughter’s Octonauts Birthday Party, I had to come up with some ideas to keep the kids entertained. My initial thought was to create a trivia game based on the show, but I quickly realized that it was very likely that not all guests were as obsessed with the show as my […]

12 Free 4th of July Printables ~ Signs, Games, Banners & More

12 Free 4th of July Printables

Are you planning a big 4th of July celebration? Us too! There will be lots of family, food and fireworks! I can’t wait! Of course, it isn’t a party without decorations, even small get togethers need a splash of red, white and blue, right?! To help make your party look fabulous I rounded up 12 of […]

Cabbage And Pineapple Slaw Burger

Miracle Whip Slaw Burger

Got big plans for a summer BBQ? Then I have a big burger to feed your guests — the Cabbage And Pineapple  Slaw Burgers. It is tangy, sweet and has a spicy kick! Your guests are going to gobble it up, and you are going to love how easy it is to dress up your burgers. […]

Easy 4th of July Flag Kids Craft

Kids Craft 4th of July Upcycled Flag Craft

The craft stores are lined with expensive craft supplies. My own shelves are lines with expensive craft supplies for that matter. But when it comes to kids crafts, the best ones are made with simple materials — like this one. In fact, this craft is made with “trash.” Upcycled Materials A couple of years ago, […]

4th Of July “Stained Glass” Red, White & Blue Star Cookies

4th of July Stained Glass Star Cookies

The 4th of July is a big holiday in my family. A big family reunion at the beach, lots of memories made and lots of good eats. This year I have a very special treat for everyone, and I could squeal with delight how well they turned out.  Stained Glass Red, White & Blue Star […]

20+ Beautiful Ice Cream Cakes

Beautiful Ice Cream Cakes

For a girl with a sweet tooth, I have never been a big fan of cake. That is unless you are talking about my weakness… ice cream cake. Then it’s all over. Oh my, I love me some ice cream cake! I’ve never made an ice cream cake, but after a friend bragged about how […]

4th of July Star Sun Catchers: Kids Craft

4th of July Sun Catchers Kids Craft

We enjoyed making heart sun catchers for Valentine’s Day so much, making a summer star sun catchers for 4th of July was a must. In addition to being pretty hanging in the window, I love that this craft is made with materials you can find around your house. Great for a last-minute project on a rainy day. If […]

How To Grill Pizza

How To Grill Pizza

Have you ever grilled a pizza? Did you even know you could grill a pizza? Until recently, I didn’t know. But after trying it I have to tell you that it’s awesome. It’s quick, easy and delicious. This summer, you’ve gotta try it! According to a new KRC Research and JACK’S Pizza survey, Americans are stuck […]

Frozen-Inspired Blue Velvet Cupcakes ~ Giveaway

Cupcakes Blue Velvet

My girls live and breathe Disney’s Frozen. My oldest believes that she is Elsa, my youngest — well, she is infatuated with Kristoff. (No really, she is!) And the soundtrack, well I am pretty sure I have listened to it every time I have been in the car since Christmas.  Her birthday is in March, […]

4th of July Coffee Filter Fireworks Pom Poms

Coffe Filter Pom Poms Craft

Summer is the perfect time to try new crafts, especially on rainy afternoons. If you are in search of an easy and entertaining craft that results in a cute 4th of July decoration this is your project. I expected my girls to decorate maybe 10 coffee filters before moving on, but nearly two hours later we decorated more than 50 […]

Candied Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Candied Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Bacon for desert? I have to admit, I wasn’t an early convert of the sweet and salty trend, but my husband has always been a big believer that everything is better with bacon. And over time, I have learned to appreciate the breakfast turned dessert treat.  If you are a bacon fan, you need these […]

Tooth Fairy Ideas And Free Printables

Free Tooth Fairy Printables

The Tooth Fairy visited our house last week for the very first time, and it was a VERY big deal. As one of the last of her friends to lose a tooth, K had been yearning for a wiggly tooth for more than a year. And with each friend who lost a tooth, her yearning only grew. […]

Octonauts Birthday Party Decorations, Ideas, DIY Party Favors & More

Octonauts Birthday Party Ideas

I never fully appreciated the scope of a child’s full-blown obsession until my daughter met the Octonauts. After an 18-month obsession, my daughter finally had the Octonauts birthday party of her dreams. Complete with a homemade Octonauts crew hat, a creature report and plenty of ocean-themed food, the party was a blast and Captain Barnacles […]

DIY Disney Frozen Autograph Book

DIY Disney Frozen Autograph Book

Planning a trip to Disney World or Disneyland and searching for the perfect autograph book for your prince or princess? The search is over — with this simple tutorial you can create a Frozen-themed autograph book. And the best part, while Frozen merchandise has been impossible to come by, these materials are readily available! Won’t […]