The Perfect Gift for Tween Girls

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If you have a tween girl than you know how difficult shopping for them can be! Not quite into toys anymore, but not old enough for certain things, tween girls are searching for things that make them feel special and unique, without feeling too “babyish”. So when the holidays approach, parents are always searching for that perfect gift, and I have the perfect one for your tween daughter: a needlepoint cuff from Ma Petite Lulu!   These USA crafted beautiful {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {76}

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Welcome to the 76th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Truffles // The Suburban Mom 2. Maple Cinnamon Pancakes // A Mom’s Take 3. Yarn Turkey // Christianity Cove Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> <img src=”http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/CreativeGeekery/pinterest-linkup-button_zpsb0f0dd86.png” alt=”Creative Geekery” /> {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {59}

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Welcome to the 58th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

Ten Reasons I Love my New Sweatpants

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A few weeks ago, I acquired a new member of my Nighttime Pants Team- some teal Pink sweatpants from VS. They are so wonderful, I wonder why I waited almost 34 years to own a pair?! It’s not necessarily where they are from, but more of how they make me feel. They make me feel so happy, I decided to dedicate my blog post today to them. Here are ten reasons why I absolutely love my new sweatpants: 1. They {Read More}

Glittery Pumpkin {tutorial}

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  This past weekend we took our annual trip to the pumpkin patch and I wanted to do something different with the pumpkin I choose so I decided to glitter-fy it! I don’t think that’s even a word, but oh well! I wanted to make my pumpkin pretty and this was not only pretty but pretty easy to do! All you’ll need to do this is:  a pumpkin some mod podge or white glue a foam brush glitter Start by {Read More}

Monster Mash Snack Mix

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  BOO! Looking for a yummy Halloween treat that’s not too sweet?? This Monster Mash Snack Mix is a smorgasbord of spooky treats that are tossed together to make a very simple, but very kid-pleasing Monster Mash Mix! My son’s birthday is Nov 1st, the day after Halloween and I wanted to create a delicious treat for him to share with his class that wasn’t too sugary (not allowed anyways) and that was also peanut-free. The fun part about this {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {75}

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Welcome to the 74th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. Orange Screamsicle Sherbet // Blitz and Giggles 2. Crock Pot Beef Tips // The Invountary Housewife 3. Chalkboard Table Runner // A Life In Balance Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> <img src=”http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/CreativeGeekery/pinterest-linkup-button_zpsb0f0dd86.png” alt=”Creative {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {58}

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Welcome to the 58th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

Top Twitter Handles My Kids Would Choose

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  My kiddies are too young for twitter, but if they weren’t, then I could only image what they’d choose for their handles. I’d imagine their feeds would be full of ridiculous things and they’d have equally ridiculous names. I think they’d be so ridiculous, in fact, I decided to share ten names I’d sure they’d choose for their handles. Here’s what I know they’d pick: 1. @iloveminecraft 2. @kidsrulegrownupsdrool 3. @soccccccccccer_stAr 4. @moretablettimeplease 5. @cereal4dinner 6. @BrothersRule 7. @stampy-cat-lover {Read More}

5 Unique Uses for Coconut Oil

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  Coconut oil is all the rage now. It’s toted as being a new “superfood” and has a unique combination of fatty acids that can have positive effects on your health. If you google coconut oil, all sorts of health benefits come up. Research has shown that it can help keep you healthier and stave off sickness, it can help give you more energy and possibly help you burn more fat (yes please!), it can help rehydrate your cells after {Read More}

12 Spooky Halloween Cocktails {round up}

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  BOO! Halloween is just right around the corner, and whether you are throwing a Halloween bash or just handing out candy and taking your little ones trick to treating, why not celebrate with a spooky cocktail in your hand? I have rounded up 12 spooky halloween cocktails that are sure to be both delicious and frightful. They also go great with stolen candy out of your kids bags (I assume!) 1. Skinny Candy Corn Vodka 2. Witches Brew 3. {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {74}

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Welcome to the 74th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. Frankenstein Upcycled Tin Cans // You Brew My Tea 2. Apple Spice Cupckes // Upstate Ramblings 3. Halloween Mystery Boxes // Almost Supermom Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> <img src=”http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/CreativeGeekery/pinterest-linkup-button_zpsb0f0dd86.png” alt=”Creative Geekery” {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {57}

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Welcome to the 57th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

Ten Questions I Shouldn’t Have to Ask Myself, But Do

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As an adult, you’d think I’d have my act together- but many days of the week I do not. I’ll give you three little guesses why…..hmmm…figure it out yet? Yes, I am assuming you did. Many days I ask myself questions that I really never thought I would ever need to- but end up anyways. Ahhh, motherhood, always an adventure, eh? Here are just some of the questions I find myself asking myself that I can’t believe I even have {Read More}

8 Easy Ways to Save Money at Home

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  In today’s world, families are always looking for ways to save money. Whether you are living on one or two incomes or have a large or small family; families are looking for ways to save money and help lower bills. When you evaluate your living situation, it turns out that there are many ways, and most of them pretty simple!, to cut your day to day costs and lower your house bills. No matter what you use that extra {Read More}

Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate {recap and review}

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  Last night we saw one of the best Disney on Ice shows we’ve seen to date: Let’s Celebrate! This show is one colossal Disney party with all of your favorite characters- and you’re invited! During the show, you we were entranced with Mickie, Minnie, Alice, Donald, Woody, Buzz, Lilo and Stitch, some of the Disney Princesses and many more in a magical melody as they celebrated festivities and holidays from all over the world. The show is designed for children of {Read More}

Creation Celebration with Champions for Kids & Fiskars

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Giving and being charitable is something I try to teach my kids. It is important to me for them to know that we, as community members, should be helping others in big ways and in small. Champions for Kids is a non-profit organization that helps make it simple for people in a community to help others in the same community that need it. I am teaming up with them and Fiskars to help host a Creation Celebration! This creation celebration is designed {Read More}

Our Cabin Adventure

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  This week we escaped from the heat of the desert for a few days and headed up to the White Montains and visited the small town of Greer, AZ. This itty bitty town has little to do except be among nature and the great outdoors- which sounds just fabulous for a few days! It’s about a 5 hour ride from here so we packed up the peas and the dog, and following some of my road trips with kids {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {73}

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Welcome to the 73rd week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. Yarn Pumpkins and Mummies // Budget Girl 2. Lunch bag Pumpkins // Vintage Paint and More 3. Enchilada Soup // My Overflowing Cup Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> <img src=”http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/CreativeGeekery/pinterest-linkup-button_zpsb0f0dd86.png” alt=”Creative Geekery” {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {56}

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Welcome to the 56th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}