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DIY Farmhouse Bucket and Reindeer Feed Craft

reindeer feed craft

Raise your hand if you love farmhouse and holiday anything. Then you're going to want to know how to make your own DIY farmhouse bucket and reindeer feed! Growing up one of the best parts of the holiday season was sitting down with my family to watch the Christmas specials, Rudolph being my favorite. Well, I carried that love for reindeer on into adulthood and when I started having my own kids, I couldn't wait to share that special experience with them. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree because they enjoy those old...

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DIY STAR WARS #ROGUEONE NIGHT LIGHT

Night Light

Having your children reach the age where they are really excited and into Star Wars seems to be a major life milestone. With both my husband and I, as well as extended family, all very into Star Wars, when Jake started to show interest this year we're all high fiving each other behind his back. Yes! We could all be kids again through watching him experience this rite of passage through fresh eyes. How neat is that?! With the new Rogue One: A Star Wars Story© TM Lucasfilm LTD coming to theaters soon, it’s a great time to...

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10 Easy Sensory Bucket Ideas for Toddlers

Max is already 15 months (I know!! Where did that time go?!) and I am constantly looking for easy ways to entertain him. Sensory buckets have become a favorite go-to. They are great for learning how to sort, observe new objects, use their motor skills and more. Here are 10 easy sensory bucket ideas for toddlers that use everyday objects and Max really seems to love. That's right they are toddler approved! 1. Pasta bucket - Use a few boxes of different shapes and sizes to fill the bin about halfway. Some plastic cups or measuring...

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DIY Microphone Valentines with Hershey’s

Microphone Valentine

Disclaimer: Compensation was provided by Hershey via MomTrends.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hershey or Momtrends.  I'm feeling the love for Valentine's Day! This week, I helped Jake make DIY microphone valentines for some of his special friends. This was a great way to not only talk about how we can show our friends we care, it was also such a sweet way to spend a snowy afternoon. Of course, you know we incorporated some of our favorite treats such as the Hershey’s Kisses Conversation Candies and Reese’s Conversation Cups (you can find...

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Indoor Fun for Snowy Days

So, like much of the country,  you're probably stuck inside today thanks to that epic snow storm Jonas. Even if you played outside for a bit, I'm willing to bet you're going to have a good deal of down time inside the house, so I thought I would round up some of our favorite ideas to help keep kiddos busy and, hopefully, fight the dreaded cabin fever. The most important thing when it comes to a storm like this is safety, so it's best to hunker down and ride things out, but we all know how...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Tags

Valentine's Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Long before I met my darling hubs, my mom made Valentine's Day special for me and my sister by making us a special breakfast complete with a surprise at our seats. I've elected to carry on the tradition with my own family and relish preparing our Valentine's Day celebration. This year I'm really trying to channel my holiday expert mama and adding extra special little details to the surprises I hand out. And I'm starting with gift tags. By customizing a gift tag, I can dress...

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Easy DIY New Year’s Eve Party Hats

We're always super sad to see the holidays end, so that's why we love to make a BIG deal out of New Year's Eve. It's our last holiday hurrah! Since neither of us typically go out on NYE anymore now that the kiddos are here, we like to party hardy at home. That means good food, great drinks and party gear galore like funny hats. Did you know that it's pretty darn easy to make your own oh so fabulous party hats? Well, it is! And here's how...

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Glittered Cookie Cutter Ornament

We love a good easy project we can make as a gift or with our kids and we've been trying to keep them coming all month long. For me its especially helpful at this time of year when the school break is coming, I need gifts for grandparents, and we want ideas to help make the days fun. Today's glittered cookie cutter ornament is just that. Easy and fun for everyone! I can see making a whole set of these for a little tree in the kitchen or as a gift with a few baking supplies....

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