Apr 032017

Bubbles is quickly turning into a rabid reader and I couldn’t be more pleased.  Seasonal and holiday-themed books – like kids Easter books – are some of my favorites, as rotating them in and out keep them fresh for your little reader.

10 Adorable Kids Easter Books! Fun titles your kids will love, with some familiar faces like Pete the Cat, Pout-Pout Fish, Minnie Mouse, and more

Here are a few of our favorite kids Easter books this year.  Some we’ve picked up on our own, some were sent to us from our friends at Macmillan.  I’ve included affiliate links for you to hop on over and pick up copies for yourselves, too. Continue reading »

Mar 152015

This Disney Princess shop and homemade silly putty tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DisneyEaster #CollectiveBias

The older Bubbles gets, the more fun the holidays are.  Her excitement and anticipation are infectious and make me look forward to all the activities and festivities even more.  It was no surprise to me that with the sighting of Easter goodies in stores, that she has started to ask about when the Easter Bunny will be coming.

Disney Princess Glittery Homemade Silly Putty Tutorial #DisneyEaster

Putting together a basket for her is one of my favorite parts of the season.  Last year I made her a DIY tutu skirt basket and added a homemade playdough carrot.  She had such fun with that aspect of it that I decided I wanted to do something similar this year. Continue reading »

Apr 132014

While I absolutely love all the new Disney movies and characters, the Winnie the Pooh movies will always had a fond place in my heart.  There’s just something about that lovable bear, unlucky Eeyore, cute little Roo, and all the other friends in the Hundred Acre Wood.  I even still have the plush Easter Eeyore with the butterfly wings that my Gram bought me over a decade ago.

Disney Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo on Blu-Ray + Homemade Playdough Carrot

So when Disney recently offered to send us a copy of Winnie the Pooh Springtime with Roo – on Blu-ray for the very first time – I was excited to have the chance to share it with Bubbles.  She’s a big Eeyore fan and was happy to sit and watch it with me.  The Blu-ray packaging also comes with a free Springtime with Roo mobile that you can put together, and she was excited to work on that with me. Continue reading »

Mar 142014

I received Hershey’s products to fill my DIY Tutu Easter Basket as well as a stipend from Global Influence. All thoughts and words are my own.

Awhile back my Aunt made Bubbles one of those cute tutu skirts.  They’re quite adorable, and Bubbles loved it.  She liked to put it on and dance and pretend to be things like fairies and butterflies.

DIY Tutu Easter Basket with HERSHEY'S Goodies #BunnyTrail

She’s grown out of it now, so I need to make her one.  In the process of gathering the materials to do so, I thought – hey, it’s almost Easter.  Wouldn’t a tutu Easter basket be really cute?  So I decided to pick up a basket along with a few lengths of tulle and make one along with the skirt. Continue reading »

Mar 282013

Diabetic Friendly Easter Basket Ideas for Kids & Adults

As you know, Ashley (A1) was diagnosed with diabetes when she was really young.  While diabetics can have sugar and chocolate, I try not to over-load her Easter basket with those items so that she can more easily enjoy the holiday.  I generally limit the sugary treats to a couple of her favorite brands and then finish the basket out with both food and non-food items.

10 Filler Ideas for Teen & Adult Easter Baskets

  1. Sugar-free chocolates
  2. DVDs
  3. Yogurt-covered raisins
  4. Dried fruit snacks
  5. Accessories (scarves, ties, etc.)
  6. Sugar-free gum
  7. Dark Cocoa-dusted Almonds (or other nuts)
  8. Cash or gift cards
  9. Jewelry
  10. Coffee or Tea

10 Filler Ideas for Kid Easter Baskets

  1. Stickers
  2. Spring-print pencils
  3. Crayons & coloring books
  4. Bunny-shaped cheese crackers
  5. Small stuffed animals
  6. String cheese
  7. Small toys
  8. T-shirts
  9. Mini Puzzles
  10. Sugar-Free Chocolate Bunny

What ideas for a diabetic friendly Easter basket do you have?