Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day everyone! I hope you have a safe and enjoyable 4th. I’m spending the day doing fun stuff with the kids and will see you back here tomorrow with more new posts.

15 Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Love

15 Father's Day Gifts Dad Will Love

What do you get for the dad who has everything when you really want to show him how special he is? I know my dad would be happy with a simple card for Father’s Day but we don’t want to miss an opportunity to let dad know how much he means to us so I put together a list of some fabulous Father’s Day gift ideas. There are a few classics on the list like a gas grill, tool set and car care kit, but there are also a few thoughtful gift ideas like a journal, poem, greatest dad reserved parking sign and a favorite child mug that will remind dad how much we love him all year long!

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20 Gifts Kids Can Make Dad for Father’s Day

20 Gifts Kids Can Make Dad for Father's Day

Father’s Day will be here before we know it and of course we want to make sure dad knows how much we appreciate him so the kids have been busy figuring out what kind of special gifts they can make for him. Whether your guy is a do-it-yourselfer, a sci-fi geek, a grill master or anything in between, there are lots of great gift ideas in the list below that kids can make for Father’s Day. There are so many cute ideas that it may be hard to choose just one, my faves are the engraved hammer that says “I love building memories with you” and for smaller kids I dig the “My dad rocks” project. Which of these is your favorite?

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20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

20 Things Kids Can Make For Mothers Day

Some of my all time favorite Mother’s Day gifts have been things the kids have made for me so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of some neat craft ideas that kids can make for Mother’s Day gifts. It’s funny how the kids’ homemade gifts are the ones I remember the most and the ones I’ve kept and saved. Here are a few fun Mother’s Day craft ideas to get your kids started:

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15 Mother’s Day Gifts Mom Will Love

15 Mother's Day Gifts Mom Will Love

If you ask my mom what she’d like to receive as a gift she’ll tell you that she already has everything but of course I can’t let Mother’s Day go by without getting her something special. When choosing the perfect gift for my mom my goal is always to find something both thoughtful and useful, as well as something that she’d likely never buy for herself. Every single thing on the list of Mother’s Day gift ideas below is something your mom will enjoy using and she’ll think of you every time she does!

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20 Awesome Treats Made With Jelly Beans

Jelly Bean Recipes

The kids are out of school for spring break this week and we’re planning on trying out a bunch of these jelly bean themed treat recipes. They’re all so cute that the hardest part is going to be deciding which of these great treat recipes to make first! With all the candy sales going on right now we are more than stocked up on jelly beans so I’m looking forward to using some up while entertaining the kids at the same time.

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15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

15 Awesome Jelly Bean Gift Ideas

I like to mix it up for the kids’ Easter baskets each year so they’re not always getting the same things from the Easter Bunny, but spring just screams jelly beans to me so no matter what they get there are always jelly beans in their baskets! If you’ve got some jelly beans fans on your gift list then check this awesome list of super fun jelly bean gift ideas:

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15 Awesome Easter Basket Filler Ideas

Easter Basket Filler Ideas

My kids are always so excited to get their baskets on Easter Sunday and I hate to just fill them up with candy so I like to mix it up a little and get each kid a few small surprises to go in their baskets in addition to their sweet treats! I love to throw in a few activity items like sidewalk chalk and Mad Libs to keep the kids busy and perhaps a couple of small toys. Of course the Easter Bunny always gets all the credit but I get to see the joy on their faces when they dig into their goodies. Here are a few awesome Easter basket filler ideas:

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15 Creative Mardi Gras Activities for Kids

15 mardi gras activities

Mardi Gras celebrations typically take place in the week or two before Fat Tuesday, which signals the beginning of Lent on Wednesday and the end of the celebrations, however here in Northwest Florida Mardi Gras is like a season that lasts a couple of months! We have parades, king cake ceremonies and lots of parties during January and February and the kids love to get involved with fun Mardi Gras crafts so I’ve rounded up a few of our favorite craft ideas here:

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10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

10 Cheap Date Ideas for Valentine's Day

For many February is still a time of recovery and rebuilding savings after the holidays, which can put a damper on Valentine’s Day for many couples. The good news is there are some great options for cheap dates for Valentine’s Day.

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