Thursday, June 22, 2017

4th of July Parade and Fireworks Bags for Kids

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My kids love the 4th of July.  It's such a fun holiday to get all decked out in red, white and blue!  Every year we try to go a parade and then go to see the fireworks at the fairgrounds or at a park.  If you've been to a parade or fireworks, then you know that there is a LOT of waiting around and kids get restless, especially my kids.  So this year I am going to be prepared for the boredom with these super cute 4th of July parade and fireworks bags.  I figured that we needed bags for the parade for candy anyways, so might as well make them super cute and filled with lots of fun things to do before the parade/fireworks! :)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Flower Applique Travel Sized Pillow Case Made with Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine {GIVEAWAY}

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It's summer time and it's time to travel! This year we decided to get a bunch of travel pillows for our kids (because having full sized pillows in the car is crazy!). So we bought all 5 of our kids travel pillows.  Finding pillow cases for them isn't easy (and honestly who wants to spend so much when they are super easy to make?).  I wanted to make a super cute pillow case for my daughter's.  Since she is the only girl, I get to have fun with her stuff and go all out!  I love the look of fun flowers, so I used the Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine to cut out the fabric (yes you heard that right, a die cutting machine that can cut fabric!) and I love how it turned it! 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Creamy Caramel Apple Smoothie Recipe

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This summer we have been really enjoying some fun and sweet drinks.  We have dirty Dr. Pepper all the time and snow cones.  It has been a blast making a new drink every day.  Well this creamy caramel apple smoothie is my FAVORITE one of all!  It's amazing and tastes so good (if you like those caramel apple suckers, you are going to like this!).  It's super easy to make and I have one almost every afternoon, it's my little treat to myself  :).

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Ice Cream Recipes and Treats {MMM #386 Block Party}

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Summer time is here!!!  And the first thing I think about during summer is ice cream (what can I say, I have a sweet tooth :D).  Here are some yummy cool treats to enjoy this summer!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

DIY Car Seat Organizer- Perfect for Road Trips

We are traveling a lot this summer and every year I try to come up with something that will entertain and/or organize my kids' stuff.  Some things work great and somethings not so much.  My daughter loves to draw and color and do all of that kid of stuff but she always has problems with dropping her stuff (it always causes a lot of crying on trips).  I have tried to make her things, like binders and stuff but for some reason they don't work.  There is just too much in her lap at once.  So I thought that maybe if I had all of her supplies and foods in front of her, than it would be better.  So far so good!  She loves this and that she can see everything in it.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Introducing Color STREET- 100% Nail Polish Strips- Easy Application- No Tools or Heat Needed

You guys I am so very excited about this new product that I just discovered.  I love painting my nails but I HATE dealing with the drying time and them chipping and not lasting very long. I also love the look of the designs but I not very talented when it comes drawing and plus those take forever.  So when I heard about this new product called Color STREET.  It's 100% nail polish and it is super EASY to apply, you don't need anything special tools or heat, all you need are the strips and a file :).

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Summer Activities {MMM #385 Block Party}

I don't know about you but this summer I want to keep my kids doing creative things versus playing on electronics. We have compiled a list of amazing and creative activities to have fun with your kids all summer long!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

How to Build a Pair of Night Stands for Only $50 {With a Charging Station Drawer}

I was given product for this post, all opinions, ideas and content are 100% my own. 

The year of 2017 is the year of redoing my master bedroom.  It first started with adding ship lap to the back wall and then that made me rearrange all the decor and finding new lamps.  Then about a month later I painted the walls and ceilings.  We had that for a couple months but then we decided to buy a big reclining chair, so we had to rearrange the furniture again.  Our old night stands were mismatched and big, so it was time to get rid of them and get new night stands, that actually matched.  I looked online and at stores for night stands but the ones that I like were $70 each and I didn't want to spend that much. Plus there weren't any with the exact look I was looking for, so I decided to make some.  I love how they turned out and how they look in my room!  My master bedroom is finally complete!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Door with Phil

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Phil, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PhilRx

About two years ago I was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease.  Back when I got the diagnosis I thought that I would get on medicine and all would be good.  Little did I know that there is a lot more to it.  Lots of lab tests, lots of doctor visits and lots of different prescription changes until my thyroid levels were stable.  One of the major symptoms of Hashimotos is fatigue.  My energy levels are no where close to what they used to be.  Some days are definitely better than others, but when I am having an off day, simple tasks seem daunting to me.  Simple things like getting to the store or going to an activity.  Some days when it's really bad, I just want to spend my days in bed.  

With Hashimotos I will be on a thyroid medicine for the rest of my life.  Because I take it daily, I had an automatic refill system for my prescriptions.  I would get a text when it was time to get a refill, I would text back and then the pharmacy would fill it.  Then it would be time for me to go and pick it up.... you would think that would be easy.  But some days it felt like a really daunting task.  When you don't feel good, the thought of going to the pharmacy and having to wait in line for 30 minutes doesn't sound fun at all (it doesn't sound fun, even if I was feeling good).  Even when I went through the drive through line, it was not super quick.  Then I added another prescription that got refilled at a different time as my other one, so I had to do this twice a month.  There were even times that I would get it refilled and forget to pick it up and then they would put it back and when I finally went to pick it up, it wasn't there, so I would have to have them refill it and wait the extra 30 minutes or go home and come back later.  

When I found out about an online service called Phil that delivers your prescriptions to your door, I was super interested!  The thought of having my medicine come directly to my door and not having to go wait in line every month sounds AMAZING!  I immediately checked it out, transferred my prescriptions and was super impressed by how easy it all was.  

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas {MMM #384 Block Party}

Father's Day is coming up this month!  It's time to celebrate those awesome dads and here are some great ideas to make for the special man in your life. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

How to Paint Ceilings with a Wagner Studio Pro Paint Sprayer

This is a sponsored post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

For the past few years I have been looking for a paint sprayer to get (because I do a lot of painting, not many things in my house are their original color :D).  I knew that I wanted one that would work on big things, like my fence or house or walls, but also would work on some things like furniture.  While I was at a conference in April, I was BLOWN AWAY by the Wagner paint sprayers they had.  Seriously I was like a kid in a candy store, so excited to get my hands on them and try them out!  I have tried other paint sprayers and this one was seriously awesome.  First off they were painting inside a room, with no over spray problems and the coverage was amazing.  When I finally got my hands on it and painted a design on a tote bag with a stencil, I knew that nothing would be safe in my house, I knew that I would want to paint everything (and even repaint some things!).  The first thing I did when I got the Studio Pro sprayer was took it to my ceilings.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Gluten Free Cream of Chicken Soup Mix Recipe

A couple weeks ago I decided that it was time to take the plunge and go on a completely gluten free diet.  I decided to do it for medical reasons and to see if I would start feeling better in general.  I have been thinking about it a lot lately, so I have asked a lot of questions about it and things like that.  One thing that surprised me was that there is gluten in cream of chicken soup!  I have at least 5 recipes that we use ALL THE TIME that use cream of chicken soup, so that worried me about going gluten free.  Well then my sister in law gave me this recipe and the idea of just making a mix and then adding water whenever I needed it sound so much better than having to make my own soup every time I made one of those recipes.  It's super easy to make and I know that it will definitely help me a lot with going gluten free.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tips on How to Find the Perfect Gray Paint Color from Sherwin-Williams

I was given product in exchange for this post, all opinions are 100% my own.  

My house was built in 2010, right when the dark browns and beige were super popular.  Everything in my house was beige, the walls, ceilings, tiles, carpet and finishes.  At first it didn't bother me, but as we have been remodeling our house and adding more and more white and gray, the beige wall color was starting to clash. So I decided it was time to paint my walls gray (and my ceilings white) to give my house a nice updated feel.  What I didn't realize is that gray can be a tricky color to pick, because not all grays are the same.  Some are cool, some are warm, some pull blue, some pull purple and some pull green or beige.  Plus there are a TON of different grays too.  So today I am going to share with you the process I went through to find the perfect gray for my house. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

27 Fabulously Geeky Crafts and Recipes {MMM #339 Block Party}

I don't know about you, but I love nerdy and geeky things!  Well your inner geek is going to LOVE all these fun DIY ideas this week.  There's something here for so many fandoms!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Mason Jar Crafts and Recipes {MMM #382 Block Party}

Mason jars have been around for like 100 years and they are as popular as ever! Do you think our grandmothers would have ever guessed that mason jar crafts and recipes would someday become a thing?  
These Mason Jar Crafts Recipes DIY projects look absolutely amazing

Monday, May 15, 2017

Emoji Candy Pouch Party Favor with Printable

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With a 12 year old in the house, we spend a lot of time talking in emojis.  It seems like it's one way to really get through to him :).  I love how fun emojis are and all the different ones.  Since my candy pouches is one of my absolute favorite crafts that I have made, I thought it was time to do it emoji style!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Patriotic Ideas- Crafts and Food {MMM #381 Block Party}

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mothers out there!  I hope that you all felt loved and appreciated! 

With warmer temperatures finally here to stay, every starts thinking about BBQs, pool time and of course everything red, white and blue. Here are some of the cutest ideas featuring the stars and stripes to inspire your Memorial Day and 4th of July creating!  

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

DIY Fidget Spinner Popsicles

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Has your family been hit by the fidget spinner craze?!  My boys are obsessed with them and they have been great for when we are at home.  My kids like to constantly be doing things, constantly moving and fidgeting, so these are great for them (I have also enjoyed playing with them too).  Well right after we got them in the mail, my kids decided that they wanted to make fidget spinner popsicles.  I thought that it was a fun idea so we thought that we would share it with you :).  

Monday, May 8, 2017

Mother's Day Card with Gold Deco Foil

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Mother's Day is coming up this week, so naturally I am doing things last minute :).  I try to make a new Mother's Day cards every year so this year I decided to put some pzazz on with it with some deco foil.  This stuff is so cool and awesome and I can't wait to foil everything now :).  

Sunday, May 7, 2017

15+ Teacher Appreciation Gifts {MMM #380 Block Party}

School is starting to come to an end, so it's time to start thinking about getting something for the fabulous teachers!  These ideas are perfect for teacher appreciation or for the end of the school year.