Free Grocery Store Printables for Kids + the Best Toys

Free Grocery Store Printables for Kids for Dramatic Play

This #TargetToys shop is sponsored by Collective Bias, Inc. and Target.  All opinions are always 100% my own. #CollectiveBias Do your kids love playing grocery store?  There's something magical about small toy boxes of cereal and adorable little cans of tuna fish that keep my kids busy for literally hours.  Can you guess what they're playing with right now upstairs?  ;)  I recently bought the best toys that I want to share with you today, plus I'm sharing some free grocery store printables for ... [ Read More ]

Halloween Entertaining Ideas

Halloween Party Ideas

Thank you World Market for sponsoring these Halloween Entertaining Ideas.  As always, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own. Eeeek, can you believe October is finally here?!  In preparation for Halloween entertaining and all things spooky, I set up my table for a Halloween party using some of my favorite Halloween decorations and Halloween candy from World Market. World Market has a TON of great Halloween decor that I fell in love with, and I don't feel one bit sorry that I spend double ... [ Read More ]

DIY Paper Candy Corn (the easy way)

DIY Paper Candy Corns (from three circles)

Hi there crafters!  I recently wanted to make some cute paper candy corn, but I didn't have a candy corn die, and didn't really want to cut a bunch out from scratch. So I came up with this super duper easy way of cutting paper candy corn using the standard Sizzix Framelits circle dies.  If you don't have these dies, not worries!  You can even trace around the bottom of household items to make your circles, and cut those out. Supplies: Orange, yellow, and white cardstock Sizzix Big ... [ Read More ]

Skeleton Sucker Halloween Treats

Skeleton Sucker Halloween Treats

Tis the season for bats, witches, ghouls, and goblins, and I have SO many exciting Halloween projects and tutorials in the works to share with you! This past weekend I was thrilled to guest post on the amazing Skip To My Lou blog to share some fun and spooky skeleton suckers I created.  They are very very easy to make, but are unique and fun to make, especially with kids!  Needless to say, these suckers were a big hit with this cute kiddo... Get the full tutorial on Skip To My Lou, and get ... [ Read More ]

Rock Pumpkin Halloween Craft

Easy rock pumpkins for kids

With the first official day of fall being yesterday, I'll be going full steam ahead with all sorts of fun Halloween crafts and fall projects.  The rock pumpkins I'm sharing with you today are an easy and quick craft for kids using supplies you probably already have! I'm excited to share this project as part of a Craft Lightning roundup with lots of other talented bloggers who are sharing Halloween ideas that can be completed in just 15 minutes or less (minus drying time). I originally made ... [ Read More ]

Football, Pizza, and Gelato

Breyers Gelato Indulgences

This post brought to you by Breyers Gelato Indulgences . All opinions are 100% mine. College football season is officially upon us, and luckily enough my husband and I are both very much into our favorite college football team, BYU, my alma mater. My hubs and I both love going out for date night, but with football season here, we are doing more date nights at home where we put the kids to bed, order a pizza from our favorite local pizza joint, watch college football, and indulge in a bowl ... [ Read More ]

Free Printable Job Chart for Kids

Free Printable Job Chart

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are always 100% mine.  #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias As my children get older and older, they seem to make bigger and bigger messes.  My husband and I have been trying to teach our children the value of working and helping with the chores around the house.  To help organize the house cleaning and to teach my kids responsibility, I created a free printable job chart for my own personal use AND to share ... [ Read More ]

Easy Halloween Garlands

Sizzix Halloween Garland

Hi there!  Today I'm sharing a VERY easy way to make cute Halloween garlands over on the Sizzix blog today. This 102 degree weather isn't going to stop me from dreaming of fall and Halloween and the cooler weather that is to come!  Remember making paper dolls as a child?  This tutorial uses the same concept, but without all the fussy detailed cutting.  One die and one run on your Big Shot later, and you've got an adorable garland perfect for including in a Halloween card, decorating your home ... [ Read More ]

Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe

Healthy Broccoli Salad with Bacon Recipe

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite treats at a restaurant I love is a delicious broccoli salad that tastes amazing, but is loaded with fat.  I wanted to be able to eat this broccoli salad with bacon at home, so I tried making my own lighter version! My broccoli salad with bacon still tastes great, but by substituting turkey bacon for full-fat bacon, and Greek yogurt for mayonnaise, it is a much better option that I don't feel ... [ Read More ]

DIY Fall Napkin Rings

Fall napkin rings

Today I'm sharing some very simple, but beautiful fall napkin rings that are so easy to make! You can check out the full tutorial over on Darice's Live. Craft. Love. blog today. Happy crafting! ... [ Read More ]