The 20 Best of The Best Summer Activities for Toddlers

I’m so excited for all these summer activities for toddlers!! Some of these are the classics like water slides (scroll to the bottom for a DIY Video!), and other’s are full of innovation and creativity. Not sure about you, but with three boys 5 and under, I am always looking for ideas to keep them busy, especially in the summer! I hunted through the internet to find what I think are the best of the best ideas to keep all your toddlers busy and having fun all summer long! Messy Boats from Busy Toddler DIY Marshmallow Shooters from Coffee Cups and Crayons Ice Boat Racing by Toddler Approved Pool Noodle Sprinkler DIY Catch and Toss Deep Blue Sea Activity Bin From Happy Hooligans Outdoor Water Bed by Just Another Utah Mom Kiddie Car Wash by Momendeavors Backyard Beach. Click here for tutorial. Water Pistol Painting by Messy Little Monster Lemonade…

14 Jaw-Dropping, Elegant DIY Christmas Wreaths that Look Totally Expensive

Anyone else get the Christmas decorating bug once Halloween passes? I do! I get so excited to decorate and create a magical space for my kids! What I don’t like is all the expensive decorations. I’m a frugal mama, and especially in this season, where we’ve moved across country, and we are saving as much as possible for future remodels. So, off to explore the DIY options for wreaths this year. Here’s what I found! Style Me Pretty has this Gorgeous tutorial that is simple for any front door! This gorgeous piece is from Shades of Blue Interior. You HAVE to check out her post for more table scape inspo and Holiday decor ideas! This one is from Remodelaholic and you can make it in an hour according to her tutorial! This is a less-traditional, yet gorgeous idea from Six Sisters Stuff A fabulous and unique tutorial for this wreath is…

10 Halloween Treats You Can Whip Up In A Jiff

Anyone else run to the store last minute to attempt to throw together some Halloween treats that are festive and creative? I found a list of 10 quick and easy Halloween treats you can whip up in a jiff! Here you go! Halloween Graveyard Brownies:  Halloween Oreo Pops:  Ghost Pretzels Strawberry Ghosts Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Halloween Muddy Buddies Mummy Brownies Mummy Donut Holes Donut Spiders 5-Ingredient Oreo Balls

The 10 Prettiest DIY Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY

For some reason, I pursue gifts I can make during the holidays. A part of me just wants it to be full of meaning and time, and a part of me doesn’t want to spend much money. I am super frugal, so I tend to think of more creative, artistic options for gifts. That’s why I put together this list of gifts you can make, that don’t look like you made them. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve attempted to make something beautiful, and it totally looked like a fifth grader made it. These are gifts that are achievable and meaningful for Christmas. This post contains affiliate links.  Ps, this one above is from Amazon for less than $20! DIY Chunky Throw Blankets: These are simple to make, and so beautiful! I researched around and found that The Happy Nester has a great post of information and answers…

8 Healthy Crockpot Recipes To Warm Your Soul and Keep Your Skinny Jeans Fitting

It’s the time of year we all start craving warm soups, savory dishes and comfort food. The cold air, fall leaves and spices bring the strong feelings of family and eating. This can make it hard to keep up with your fitness goals and stay healthy, but thanks to all the amazing cooks out there, I’ve found some super yummy and cozy healthy crockpot recipes that will warm your soul. Crock Pot Low Carb Lasagna from Well Plated by Erin.  PALEO TURKEY CHILI by the Clean Eating Couple. WHOLE30 & PALEO POT ROAST by Noshtastic.  CREAMY SWEET POTATO BACON CHOWDER (DAIRY FREE) by Savory Lotus SPICY CROCKPOT PUMPKIN SOUP by Eat the Gains SLOW COOKER SAUSAGE, SPINACH AND WHITE BEAN SOUP by Damn Delicious SLOW COOKER SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND MEATBALLS by All Day I Dream About Food Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup by A Spicy Perspective

Super Simple Halloween Cookies for Little Toddlers

Happy October! Halloween is coming fast, and we had some Halloween fun already making these super simple cookies. I’ve seen lots of cookies that look so awesome on Pinterest, yet I just don’t have the time to create them myself, and I prefer to have less-than perfect creations that I can make with my kids, so here’s some super simple ideas for you. First, we all know I’m not Betty Crocker here, so I started with some Oreo-like cookies, but the off-brand was on sale, so naturally I chose those. I chose these because they are sturdy, making them easier for the kids to frost. If you have soft cookies, they will break when the kids try to frost them. I also used large, square Marshmallows because they have a good base for mummies and monster heads. I also have little kids, so we can’t get too elaborate here. My…

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte + Cozy Coffee Bar For Simple Entertaining

It’s the glorious time of year when the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte makes its return. Each year I long for the simple, sweet and spicy treat. It’s actually a very simple recipe, which I’ve made numerous times as an ex-barista. I actually love making coffee, and if I wasn’t a mom, I would probably still be a barista living off of tips because I love the job. Anyways, I have a heavenly pumpkin spice latte recipe that will seriously have your friends knocking at your door at 7 am. This post contains affiliate links.  I’ve also got a cute little coffee bar set up, which is easy to put together with items from the Target dollar spot, and great for hosting those cozy coffee mornings with friends. Why meet up at the local coffee shop and wait in line, when you can have your friends over for homemade treat at…