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February 26, 2015

Most Popular Dr Seuss Books – National Read Across America Day

Most Popular Dr Seuss Books

March 2 is Dr Seuss Day – National Read Across America Day

List of Dr. Seuss Books

Did you know that March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss? It is also National Read Across America Day! On Read Across America Day or also known as Dr. Seuss Day, all across the United States, we celebrate our love for reading and help to get others into reading too.

I have always been an avid reader, but getting my son to love reading has been a chore. He just wasn’t that into it. I started introducing him to books that are about baseball, which is his favorite sport. This helped him to enjoy reading more and he even started to read on his own without me having to tell him to. If your kids aren’t book lovers yet, take it slow and let them choose from a large variety of genres and topics that they are into. You will have a better chance of them finding something that they will really love this way.

Many communities also celebrate Read Across America Day with special events at schools, parks or churches. Look into what your child’s school does to celebrate and find out how you can be a part of the event. If your neighborhood has a local Community Center, they may be hosting an event to celebrate as well. Get out there and celebrate your love of books! In the meantime, here are 10 of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. I love them because they stand the test of time, generation after generation and never get old. What are some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books?

Most Popular Dr Seuss Books

Green Eggs and Ham

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (I Can Read It All by Myself)

Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? (Classic Seuss)

Happy Birthday to You!

The Cat in the Hat

The Lorax (Classic Seuss)

Horton Hears A Who!

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Hop on Pop (I Can Read It All By Myself)

 Free Printable Dr Seuss for Kids Bookmarks

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December 17, 2014

Gifts Under 5 Bucks

Gifts Under 5 Bucks

Gifts Under 5 Bucks

Do you have a ton of holiday gifts to buy this year, but you don’t want to go broke in the process? You don’t have to! If you are looking for a cheap holiday gift idea, you came to the right place. Just because you didn’t spend a lot of money, a cheap holiday gift idea can still be awesome. Take a look at these 20 gifts under 5 bucks, with something for everyone on your list, all under $5.

Gifts Under 5 Bucks

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December 17, 2014

The Best Gifts For Photographers On Your List

When it’s time to shop for gifts for photographers on your list, you can’t go wrong with a Canon digital camera, camera accessories or even great new lenses.  Whether you are buying a new DSLR or great accessories for the photographer sticking with a brand that exemplifies quality is best.  Since we know the value and quality of Canon, it was easy to say yes to this sponsored post on behalf of Best Buy for Canon.

Don't miss our great ideas for the Best Gifts For Photographers! Great ideas and suggestions any photography lover will enjoy!

Photography is one of my absolute favorite hobbies. I love having the ability to preserve my family’s memories in fun photo projects and albums. Being a blogger means I also have to take great photos for work, and I need a great camera to do that! Do you have a photography lover on your shopping list this holiday season? Or maybe you are thinking of getting yourself a new camera to celebrate the new year?  Well then check out what Best Buy has to offer from Canon when you are considering gifts for photographers on your list!

The Best Gifts For Photographers On Your List

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Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip Gift In A Jar

Check out our tips for this super easy Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip!  Perfect gift in a jar recipe for holidays or just because!

The holidays are upon us! It’s the first week of December, and if you haven’t yet, it’s time to start thinking about getting those Christmas gifts!  Items like this simply delicious cream cheese caramel apple dip make an amazing homemade gift in a jar projects to do with your children!

Every year my daughter and I pick a homemade gift from our kitchen to share with family and friends. This is one of my favorite holiday traditions because I have so much fun spending time with my daughter, and I love that it teaches her that you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to get a great gift for someone. (You know what they say, It’s the thought that counts right!). This year we decided we wanted to make something sweet and “something good for you” says my 6-year-old. So we decided that who wouldn’t love a Cream Cheese Caramel Apple  Dip in a Jar! This recipe is easy to make and looks really cute in a mason jar and a whole apple on top wrapped up like a pretty package! Continue reading

Fathers Day Gifts Ideas: Make Your Own Candy Bouquets

Fathers Day Gifts Ideas

Make Your Own Candy Bouquets

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I love sitting down to Make Your Own Candy Bouquets for almost every occasion and Father’s Day is no different. I have never met a dad who doesn’t like chocolate so a Candy Bouquet is the perfect gift to satisfy their sweet tooth when you don’t know what else to give them. Most Make Your Own Candy Bouquets normally call for a vase or fancy centerpiece but these are usually a little over the top for a Father’s Day Candy Bouquet so I would suggest a themed coffee mug or a commuter mug. Make sure that the theme is one they will appreciate so that it gets used and not shoved to the back of the cupboard. In just a few simple steps you can Make Your Own Candy Bouquets for Father’s Day and have a gift ready for giving. Continue reading

May 6, 2014

Mothers Day Gifts Ideas Under $10

Mothers Day Gifts Ideas

Mothers Day Gifts Ideas

Did you know the best Mothers Day Gifts Ideas cost under $10?  Yes, it’s true!

Mother’s Day is fast approaching.  In fact, my husband and daughter just left for a quick trip to the store without me.  That usually means they are heading out in search of something FOR me.  If you are like me, this coming Sunday is a day to celebrate motherhood.  The day doesn’t have to involve expensive gifts or fancy meals.  In fact, the most memorable Mother’s Day presents I ever received were the ones which were homemade and filled with sentiments from my husband and children.

I am perfectly content to quietly celebrate Mother’s Day in the comfort of our home (sans the housework, of course).  Here’s a few of my favorite Mother’s Day gift ideas for under $10:

A special photo:  whether it’s framed, embossed on a coffee mug, or slipped into a pretty handmade card, it is sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face.

A flowering plant:  one that will bloom over the next few weeks and possibly be hardy enough to survive even my black thumb

A picnic:  a basket of sandwiches, a few chips and maybe even some chocolate chip cookies enjoyed with my family at a local park

Handprints:  on cards, in frames and in plaster.  I still have and cherish the handprint crafts which came home from preschool when my children were small

Handmade pottery:  whether it be a vase, a plate, or a bowl.  The paper clips on my desk are still kept in a small “thumb” bowl our son made for me twenty some years ago.

“Pretties and smellies”:  fill a basket with sample sizes of Mom’s favorite bath products and a “pretty” or two.  My favorites are hair clips and ties.


Here are some more Mothers Day Gifts Ideas Under $10

Amazon Gift Cards

Just to round things out, check out these hand decorated plates and  this FREE Mother’s Day printable.

What do you have planned for your mother this Sunday?  Let us know as we love to share your ideas with our readers!