Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rainbows and Unicorn Ideas {MMM #387 Block Party}

Life might not always be rainbows and unicorns...but your crafting certainly can be with these fun projects.  We've got you covered from parties to costumes to quilts and everything in between.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

4th of July Parade and Fireworks Bags for Kids

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

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}

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

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 to drawing and plus those take forever.  So when I heard about this new product called Color STREET I was super excited to try it out.  It's 100% nail polish and it is super EASY to apply, you don't need anyt 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.