Jul 092015
 

Bubbles loves pretty much any kind of craft project you put in front of her.  It doesn’t matter if it’s painting, gluing, using stickers or pompoms or stampers – she’s in.

Not too long ago the folks at Fibre Craft offered to send us some of their new Creative Hands craft totes to review.  They’re recommended for ages 6+ but once I took a look at the kits I decided that Bubbles would be able to complete most of them on her own, and some with a little help.

Fibre Craft Creative Hands Crafting Kits - Zoo 2 Do

We received the Zoo 2 Do, Creative Fun Tote, and Paper Pals Bugs & Flowers kits.  They were in the house for about five minutes before she couldn’t wait any longer and asked if we could give the Zoo 2 Do a try.  So we cleared off her table for a nice, flat crafting surface and sorted the contents. Continue reading »

Jul 022015
 

Thank you to Datarank and Hidden Valley Ranch for sponsoring my ranch potato salad recipe. All thoughts are my own.

Anyone else excited that it’s grilling season?  I know we are!  I’m really looking forward to our BBQ this weekend for the Fourth of July, and while I’m not looking forward to him leaving, I know we’ll have fun grilling out next weekend for his going away party.

Ranch Potato Salad recipe - this creamy ranch potato salad has a yummy cucumber twist to it. Prepped and ready to chill in under 30 minutes, this easy recipe needs only 6 ingredients.

Normally we switch off with who is supposed to bring or cook what.  We’re hosting this weekend, so we’re taking care of the proteins and all the grilling recipes.  Everyone else is bringing sides and desserts.  But next weekend, my husband’s aunt is hosting so we’ll be in charge of the “extras”. Continue reading »

Jun 302015
 

I use an app on my phone for my grocery shopping list, and it has a predictive typing feature.  When my app pulled up everything on my list with the first tap of a letter, I realized that there are a few things I’m always restocking my pantry with.  These are pantry staples I just couldn’t cook without.

20 Must-Have Pantry Staples - with these items in your kitchen and pantry you'll always have everything on-hand that you would need for most any recipe

Next time you head to the store, grab this list and take it with you.  Always having these pantry staples on hand can mean the difference between saving you time by being able to whip up a meal on the fly or having to run to the store for just one simple thing. Continue reading »

Jun 272015
 

This post on sun safety tips is a partnered post with Xperio. All opinions are my own.

It’s National Sunglasses Day and I thought it was an appropriate time to discuss sun safety tips for protecting your eyes.  Most of us remember to put sunscreen on to protect our skin, and then don’t give another thought to our eyes.

Sun Safety Tips for Protecting Your Eyes and Vision

But prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can cause cataracts, macular degeneration and a number of other eye problems, including sunburn on the surface of the eye and skin cancer around the eyes.  With about 3 million people going blind each year from prolonged UV exposure, it’s something we all should think about daily. Continue reading »

Jun 252015
 

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. My DIY baby shower gifts, photos and opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias

My sister-in-law’s baby shower is coming up in a little over a month and I’m getting excited.  I unfortunately won’t be able to make it back to Maine to attend so that means I need to get my DIY baby shower gifts, shopping, and decor ideas done now so I have time to mail them.

I love shopping for baby boy stuff which is a good thing considering that all the baby cousins have been boys.  And with Sam and Abby having just found out they are having a boy, too, I’ve had a better idea of all the goodies I want to pick up to send for the shower and birth.

Sprinkle some Disney Magic by making these easy Disney Baby DIY Baby Shower Gifts, like Disney Baby "Milkshakes" made from receiving blankets and Disney Baby "Cupcakes" made from bibs

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