100 things to make you smile

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100 things to make you smile Sometimes, you just need a good smile right? If you are having a bad day, got some bad news, or are just not smiling as much as you could be, then this list is perfect for you! Recently we asked our fans what makes them smile, and they had some great ideas! Read the list and pass it on to a friend, family member, or coworker that might need some cheering up, and leave some suggestions of your own! I've added in some links to some posts that can help make you smile … [Read more...]

Best April Fool’s Day Gags and Games

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Have the Best April Fool's Day Gags with these great ideas! April Fool's Day is always about fun gags that catch people off guard without totally overstepping the line for most people. I have put together an assortment of gag gifts that I think fit the bill. Be the one to surprise your family and co-workers this April Fool's Day and take advantage of the shock and surprise on their faces. Electric Shock Pen Crime Scene Tape   Accoutrements Emergency … [Read more...]

Just for the Joy of it: Symbols of Christmas

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I have shared with you all before that I want my boys to know the true meaning of holidays. I started on this mission last year. It is tradition in our family to have Christmas Eve at my house. We have my husband's brother and his family over for dinner and fun. I started a new tradition last Christmas Eve by reading a story about the symbols of Christmas  and their true meaning. I found this cute story with Santa explaining what the symbols meant and that we should teach the … [Read more...]

Just for the Joy of It: Messy Marvins

  Messy Marvins That is what I call my boys! Yes, I received a box in the mail that had the wonderfully fun but messy packing peanuts. I was thrilled to get my new Tassimo coffee maker (more on that in a few days) and the boys...well they were more than thrilled to empty to contents of the box! In the few minutes it took me to read the instructions, my house became covered in "indoor snow"! My first reaction was to be upset. But why? They were having fun and the mess really didn't hurt … [Read more...]

Just for the Joy of It: Sunny Day!

Oh the JOY! The sun is shining today and it is 60 degrees out! Woohoo! We have had so much rain here in Central Virginia. Our yard is like a mud pit. And my boys... they were going stir crazy. Mason was doing hot laps inside the house last night! I am so thankful for this one day of sun and warmth!   Saturday's forcast...possible snow. But for now, we will soak up the rays and enjoy this glorious day! [ad#adesnse text link] … [Read more...]

Just for the Joy of it: Forts & Popcorn

Well, it is an awful weather day here in central Virginia...thunder, lightning, heavy rain and even hail. My boys are definitely the outdoor type. So, indoor days are loooong and make for cranky boys (and mommy too!). Today we built a fort in our living room. A large blanket, clamps and chairs do the trick! It is amazing how a simple little fort can entertain little ones. I popped some popcorn and they were happy as can be! I was even invited to play in the fort! And if all else fails this … [Read more...]