Today was the last full week of school for my kids. That means only 3 more days until summer starts. YAY right? The kids are so excited they could burst. But as a mom I know that that excitement will quickly wear away by week two, day 3, 9am. It happens the same time each year without fail. And when it does, the kids will let you know. They will come up to you dragging their feet, and sour faces and exclaim with a sigh, “MOM, I’m SO bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!”. Here we have 2 choices. We can tell them to go watch some TV (and no judgement here, sometimes we all go that route) or we can direct them to an activity. So that’s where the idea for the “I’m Bored” Jar comes in!
Last week, spring popped in and gave us its yearly glimpse of the weather to come in a few weeks. But, now we are left with icy roads and dreary weather for days on end. So, of course, the kids are already going stir crazy (as am I). Today, I set out to conquer the boredom.
So many boxes!
Let’s be honest here: We all have boxes from our online orders sitting around. Aside from trying to shove them all in the recycling bin hoping they all fit they may seem useless. Unless you are moving sometime soon, this doesn’t seem very helpful. Don’t worry. There are other uses for them!
When is comes to finding a perfect gift for someone, homemade is always a great option! Anyone can go to a store and buy a gift and slap a bow on it, but it takes real heart and creativity to make something yourself. Mother’s Day is right around the corner, and I wanted to share with you and easy and sweet Mother’s Day Craft that the mom in your life is sure to love! My DIY Mother’s Day Sharpie Mug only takes a few minutes to make, and will last a lifetime! The best part is your kids can make it all by themselves. Let’s check out how to make it:Continue reading
Happy Spring Ya’ll! When I looked out my window this morning I noticed that my tulips from last year are starting to sprout! I’m so excited that they made it through the winter! Seeing those little buds gave me some inspiration for a fun Mother’s Day craft to do you with my daughter! This Easy Mother’s Day Flower Craft is super cute, colorful and made out of something you probably already have, coffee filters! This would be so fun to make with your kids for this Mother’s Day! Let’s check out how to make them:Continue reading
Mother’s Day is almost here! Have you picked out the perfect gift for the mom in your life? I’m still working on finding the perfect gift for my own Mom ha! One of the things I love doing on holidays is themed crafts and activities with my daughter. So this year she told me she wanted to make a list all about me which she could write for Mother’s Day. So she and I sat down and designed a Free Mother’s Day Printable for her to fill out for me. I thought I would share our creation with you so you could share it with your kids and Mom as well! I’m going to frame mine when my little girl is done filling it out. It will make a great memory! Continue reading
I run my dishwasher almost daily and buying dishwasher detergent just eats away at budget even with coupons. So when I came across the recipe for Homemade Dishwasher Detergent, I just had to try it. I have been using it for about 8 months and have converted my mother to use it also. It is simple to mix, store, and use.