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April 2, 2014

Easter Egg Filler Ideas

Easter is right around the corner. Time to start getting organized for all your family traditions. One of ours is, we always have an Easter Egg Hunt. I will put candy in some of the eggs but I try to stay away from too much candy since they get some in their baskets that the Easter Bunny Hides for them. Here is just a simple list to give you some ideas beyond just candy for your Easter Eggs.

Just right click on the picture to save image. Please leave a comment with some of your ideas. I always like to hear new ideas.

March 26, 2014

Porch Ideas

I'm anxious to start spending more time outdoors as the weather gets warmer. And it's a great feeling to make a project that helps your home make a great first impression. Spring is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the spring cleaning and fresh crisp air. Here is one of my latest projects for my front porch.

I got 3 turquoise chalk painted crates, distressed them a little, 3 really cute distressed yellow flower pots and, none other then some FAKE (yes fake) red flowers from the dollar store. It is less time consuming to have to remember to water ALL of your flowers so I chose to have a few fake ones this year.

Yes, the sun will eventually fade them but it wont break the bank to have to replace them every couple of years since they only cost one dollar. They look real and no one will notice unless they touch them. No dead or wilted flowers here this year! Of course I can't forget about the cute turtles too :) I have about 4 other porch projects I am working on right now so check back on this post for some more porch ideas.

You can do something like this for any home or apartment to make it warm and inviting.

March 23, 2014

Home Tour Living Room

We just moved into a new home a few months ago. I want to share with you all my transformations, room by room. I have a passion for decorating. I have always enjoyed it. So come with me on a decorating adventure in my new home and I hope it will give you some inspirations of your own :)
The first room I did was our Living Room.



  My favorite things in the room...

* My table I got at a yard sale, it was just a light wood color all over. I spray painted it black and Turquoise it cost me a total of $20.00
* One of my favorite stores is Homegoods. I got all my decorations there.

It is not all complete yet. My plan is to put a white mantel on the rock fireplace and pull up the carpet and put in dark hardwood floors. But for now this works great for me and I am very happy with how it all has turned out so far. Stay tuned for more of my Home Tour. Enjoy your day and remember to always smile!

March 17, 2014

St. Patricks Day fun!

I always try to do fun things with my kids on Holidays so we can have memories and create family traditions. Today for St. Patrick's Day this is what we had going on for our day of fun!

Our food.
Breakfast- Green pancakes
Snack- Fruit rainbow with fruit dip
Dinner- Pesto pasta, green salad, green jello with green milk
Dessert- Mint ice cream
Craft and gift fun.

Here are the links to the crafts I found online that we used.
My boys made orange hair and orange breads on their Leprechauns
First I had them color the rainbow all the right colors. Then they glued on all the fruit loops.
Of course you always need to have a few fun little gifts from the Leprechaun :) You don't have to go overboard. All of my gifts came from the dollar store. It never takes much to start making memories with our kiddos,  they will always appreciate it. Don't compare yourself with other Mom's just do what is best for your family. One of my favorite quotes is "LOVE is really spelled T-I-M-E"

March 9, 2014

50 Almost FREE things to do with Kids this Summer

Here is another fun FREEBIE I made for all my awesome followers :) Just click on the picture and save to your computer and print it.  Leave me a comment I would love to hear some of your fun Summer ideas you like to do with your kids as well. Enjoy!

February 19, 2014

Homemade Natural Lip Exfoliator

It never fails with spring coming to have dry everything from the Winter i.e. hair, hands, feet and even lips. Today I want to share with you one of my favorite ways I like to exfoliate my lips after a dry Winter. Here is what you need:

I mix these ingredients into a ceramic or glass bowl, you don't need a lot. After it is all mixed together use a disposable clean Mascara Wand and apply it to your lips. Gently massage with the wand in a circular motion. I LOVE how this makes my lips feel and look. If you have really dry lips do this once a week until you feel like you have gotten them nice and smooth. Enjoy,and have a wonderful day!  Let me know what you think if you give this a try :)