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13 Adorable + Easy Halloween Crafts For Toddlers

These are 13 adorable and easy halloween crafts you can make with your toddlers. They are super cute, and not too spooky, so even little ones can enjoy them! My favorite are the pumpkin dioramas. I think they spur the imagination like a story, only better! I hope to make a few of them this year, and create a story behind them for my boys! Mummy Mason Jar Luminaries by A Little Claireification Stand Alone Ghosts by Modern Parents Messy Kids Pet Ghost in a Jar by Penny Wise Blog Spooky Pillow tutorial at Joanne Fabrics Mini Mummy Pinata by DIY Candy Halloween Handsoap and Sanitizer by Little Bins for Little Hands Eat Drink and Be Scary Sign by Home Heart Craft Halloween Glitter Slime Monsters by The 36th Avenue Toilet Roll Cats by Family Maven Pumpkin Dioramas by The Paper Mama DIY Pumpkin Diaoramas by A Pumpkin and A…

Back To School Organizing Ideas For A Tidy Home and Stress-Free School Year

Organizing your home for back to school season can make your mornings and afternoons a million times easier. I had my first school season experience last year, and I learned a lot of lessons…the hard way. Having organized spaces for school work, back packs, shoes, socks and papers is incredibly helpful! I can’t tell you the papers I lost, the shoes I couldn’t find and the mis-matched socks my oldest wore. He even wore a uniform, and I still struggled to keep him appropriately dressed. Luckily, my middle one didn’t need a uniform, but he did need a snack, which was more like a full-on lunch. Let’s get into some amazing, and simple organization tips and tricks for getting ahead of the game for the school year: First, plan a backpack center like these. They are simple, and allow for a special place kids can hang their backpacks up on…

Easiest Holiday Meals Ever (aka Merriest Mama Ever!)

I love how fancy the holidays are. Everything is all lit up and decorated so nice. I don’t like to make a super elaborate or fancy meal. I’m not that great in the kitchen, so the idea is overwhelming. What I have is a solution for those who want to make something that is delicious, and looks extravagant, yet is super easy! You can DOWNLOAD all 55 Tips for stress-free and easy holiday cooking from all your favorite food bloggers. I’m so happy the Ultimate Bundles team decided to put together a little something special this year… PS Want to be a part of the Ultimate Bundles team? Sign up Here! They asked homemaking and meal planning experts to share 55 of their very best tips for a stress-free, joy-filled holiday season, and then put them all together into a free downloadable guide to make this season merrier. This year,…

5 Ways To Make Your Holiday Cards Totally Stand Out

It’s holiday card time! I am so weird with holiday cards. I am either way too ambitious and want to make them totally gorgeous, or I don’t do them at all. Why can’t I just be normal?? Anyways, I have some great ways to make your beautiful, family holiday cards totally stand out and leave an impression with your family and friends. Here’s how you can go big with your cards this year First, make them into ornaments, rather than your average card. I think this is genius because everyone will automatically want to put them on the tree. I found that Minted is a great place to do this. They have so many beautiful options on making your photos into gorgeous ornament holiday cards. They’ve of course got a great deal going on for the holidays with this coupon I saw on their site! Enjoy 20% off holiday cards $150+, 15% off $100+. Code: BRIGHT17,…

The Unexpected Place To Find The BEST Holiday Decor

I’ve been doing a lot of online shopping these days, and I WISH I would have stumbled upon Minted earlier. Seriously kicking myself. I could’ve let you all know about their beautiful pieces with FREE Shipping. I was looking for personalized stockings, and I found these: I am in love with this fawn-themed one!! Had I known this existed, I would have a totally different aesthetic going on right now! I also NEED these reversible tree skirts. How adorable are these? And there is a fawn one to match my new fawn decor obsession. You can also grab yourself a super cute holiday apron while you are cooking and baking. I also found these art pieces to be completely stunning! And you can’t leave without seeing their Holiday pillows and throws Seriously have fun shopping, and let me know if you get anything super special this year! …

13 Gorgeous DIY Christmas Decor Tutorials

I love attempting to make my own gifts and decor. Even if it doesn’t turn out, I have a sense of accomplishment knowing I made it myself. I also love the process of creating something, so here I have some totally gorgeous DIY Christmas decor tutorials to really make your home magical this year! If you love DIY, you will also love my post, The 10 Prettiest DIY Christmas Gifts You’d Never Know Are DIY.  That one is huge on Pinterest now, so make sure to save it for later!  DIY: MINI CHRISTMAS TREE TOPIARIES by Joanna Gaines DIY PAPER BALL ORNAMENTS by Nalle’s House DIY SEQUIN PILLOW by The Proper Blog GLAM HOLIDAY BAR CART by Bliss At Home DIY CLOCK ADVENT CALENDAR by Thrifty and Chic DIY ADVENT COUNTDOWN by Sisters Suitcase Blog DIY CHRISTMAS TABLE DECORATIONS CENTERPIECE by A Piece of Rainbow SHARPIE & DROP CLOTH…

5 Ways To Detox Holiday Meals Away

Sweets are my thing around the holidays. Chocolate covered everything, eggnog in my coffee and cans of whipped cream are basically inhaled. Combine that with the big, family meals and I’ve got myself into a new feeling of full. Not just the stuffed feeling, but the groggy, puffy, bloated for days feeling. It’s not fun, but luckily there are some ways you can detox those holiday meals away. When I say detox, I don’t mean fast. Many think of detoxing as not eating, but I think of it as providing nutrients and water, while eliminating unwanted sugars, chemicals and carb overload. Make Sure To Grab The Free Six Skinny Secrets To Losing The Baby Weight eBook! * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name First Step: Load up on “Negative Calorie” foods  These foods actually have calories, but they are so light in calories that the amount of…

Why You Need A Kids Thanksgiving Table This year

I have lots of memories of Thanksgiving as a child, where we would cozy up on the floor, picnic style near the adults table. It was so fun and comfortable to have our own space, where my cousins and I could laugh and play/eat. The adults had their own space for all that adult talk we weren’t interested in. Because I have such fond memories of our Thanksgiving picnic, I am completely sold on the tradition for my children, and I put together my own kids table for them this year, complete with a full-on coloring table cloth. I NEED them to stay busy for as long as possible, and being that they are 4.5, 3 and 1, I might get 15 minutes out of the whole thing, but sometimes that 15 minutes feels like an hour. First off, a kids table for Thanksgiving is a great place the kids…

7 Tips To Have A Fixer Upper Holiday from Joanna Gaines

Well Joanna of HGTV’s Fixer Upper is really somebody I look up to. She is insanely creative, completely humble, and totally successful. In my attempt to be a better creative, I’ve put together a tutorial to decorate your home with all the Fixer Upper feels. Let’s let the obsession roll, and I hope this helps you achieve your inner Joanna dreams. This post contains affiliate links.  First Tip: Create A Focal Point HGTV writes about how one of Joanna’s favorite tips is to create a focal point. When talking about the holidays, this usually means the mantle or where the Christmas tree is. Then, you can decorate around the focal point to tie the rest of the home together. Take a look at this set up Joanna did for the Magnolia House B&B: photography by Rachel Whyte What I love about this area is the simplicity in colors. The tree…

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…