7 Minecraft-Inspired Car Games

minecraft car games

  It’s no secret that I have a bunch of minecraft lovers in my house. If I let them, they’d play morning noon and night. Sometimes it’s good to turn off this tablets and do something else- especially in the car. Batteries die, brains get drained and sometimes you just need a change. I have gathered up seven great Minecraft-inspired road trip car ideas that are perfect for those times you need a little break from the screens, but still {Read More}

DIY Candy Cane Yarn Tree

DIY Yarn Candy Cane Trees

If you’ve followed my blog for awhile now, you know I have a love/obsession with yarn. I love making yarn wreaths and had this styrofoam cone laying around for while and figured why not cover it in yarn too! This striped candy cane “tree” is pretty simple to make and looks really pretty with my other Christmas decoration- for a fraction of what you’d pay if you bought something like this retail! Here’s what you’ll need to make one of {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {66}

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Welcome to the 66th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Happy holidays everyone! We will be taking next week off from Wine’d Down Wednesday to celebrate Christmas with our families but will be back the following week to ring in the new year Wine’d Down style! From our families to yours, we wish each and every one of you the merriest of Christmas’ and the happiest of New Years! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, {Read More}

Top Ten WORST Things You Can Hear at School

top ten worst school things

If you have kids in school, you know there are so many things that you can hear that are music to your ears: “Billy is doing SO well!”, “Suzy is a such a dream to have in class!”, or even “No homework this week!”  But, on the other end of the spectrum, there are many things that are far from welcome to hear. Things that can turn a good day around, or even send shivers up your spine. Here are {Read More}

Explore the Disney Imagicademy!

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If you are like me, then you are always looking for fun, entertaining and educational apps for your kids that will not only keep them entertained and happy, but also help to stimulate their brains. The world of educational apps is cluttered with cheap (oftentimes free) imitators that do little more than drain your tablet’s battery. Many of these apps are boring, poorly made and don’t do much in the ways of educating your kids. Disney intends to change this will their new {Read More}

IKEA: Soft Toys for Education

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If you know me personally you know I love IKEA. Unfortunately the closest one to us is a few hours away, but any time we are up in the Phoenix area, I make it a point to stop in. Between the decor, the prices, the displays and the kiddie drop off play area, it’s a little slice of heaven here on Earth! If you love to shop at IKEA as much as I do, I wanted to let you know about a {Read More}

Oh Christmas Tree!


Are you a real tree family or a fake tree family?? I am, and will always be, a REAL tree lover! I’ve always had a real tree and love everything about it: choosing the right one, the smell of it, the look of it- all of it! Even in the hot dry desert I have a real tree. We like to get our tree from Home Depot- seriously! They always have a great selection and they are huge! (and no, {Read More}

DIY Paper Bag Gingerbread Man

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  When I was teaching, I loved this time of year in my classroom. I would try and do at least one or two holiday crafts each week and the kid always had a blast doing them. One of my favorites to make were these stuffed diy paper bag gingerbread men. They took a bit to make them, but the kids really enjoyed them, and they had the extra added bonus of helping with their small motor skills with the {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {65}

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Welcome to the 65th 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 10 Times my Kids Try and have a Conversation with me

top ten conversation times

If you have kids (and I assume you do or else why would you be reading this?!) then you know that most of the times you try to talk to your kids or ask them to do something for you it’s more often than not, like you are talking to yourself. “Jacob, clean up your room please.” …….crickets……. “Hannah, tell me about your day at school, what did you do?” “Don’t know.” ummmm ok then…  “Who made this mess?!” Ghost {Read More}

Natural Baby Giveaway


Pamper your baby with this Natural Baby Giveaway hosted by Green Scene Mom! Featuring Eco-friendly and natural products designed to make life easier and be kind to the earth. Each of these brands meet practical needs with their innovative products and many were designed by Mom Entrepreneurs who were problem solving for their own families. Enter to win this great prize pack! Giveaway Prizes Buti-Pods 6 pack – $36 Buti-Pods were designed by a mom who was tired of needing {Read More}

Lavender Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough Pinnable

  Last summer I made cloud dough for the first time with my kids and they really loved it! I wanted to make some again and heard that adding lavender to it to make it smell good and thought I’d give it a go! This lavender cloud dough turned out awesome and had a wonderful scent. It was pretty easy to make too. Last time I made waayyyy to much though so I cut the recipe down this time around, {Read More}

12 {MORE} Days of Holiday Cocktails!

more holiday cocktail round up

  Last year I shared 12 delicious, amazing looking holiday cocktails for you to try during your next holiday party, get together or just evening at home and this year I wanted to share 12 more! This year’s winners are both visually stunning and full of holiday flavors (and booze) so they are just down right perfect in my book. So the next time you are feeling festive, try one of these 12 more holiday cocktails on for size and {Read More}

The Great American Milk Drive

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Did you know that milk is the number one requested item at a food bank and on average food bank clients will receive less then one gallon of milk from their local food bank per person per year? Every day I count my blessing and and am thankful that my kids never go to bed with an empty tummy and never have truly known what being hungry means. I grew up with a single mom and money was always tight {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {64}

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Welcome to the 64th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! We hope you had an amazing Thanksgiving and we are all so happy to be back to regular schedules, right?! 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 {Read More}

Top 10 Reasons Moms Don’t Sit to Eat

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  Did all of you non-moms realize that there is a unique phenomenon that most moms share? We all eat standing up, like a heard of cattle. Rarely does a mom get to sit to eat her meal, unless of course, it’s date night, and usually then, we eat so fast and have a nervous feeling afterwards like there is something we should be doing but we aren’t sure what. Here are the simple reasons why moms, more often than {Read More}

Perfect Tween Stocking Stuffers {under $50!}

tween gift guide

  Shopping for that dreaded “tween” phase can be hard! Girls this age are stuck with one foot in two drastically different worlds and their gift requests can be all over the place. Most girls at this age do, however, like accessorizing their outfits and being able to put their own special flare on their outfits. I have scoured on of my favorite jewelry and accessory shops, Ma Petite Lulu for 8 really fun and functional gifts that would make {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {63}

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Welcome to the 63rd week of Wine’d Down Wednesday and Happy almost Thanksgiving! Us Wine’d Down girls would like to wish you all a happy and amazing Thanksgiving and thank you for linking up with us in the midst of all the craziness! 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 {Read More}

10 Tips to Strategize, Save & Survive Black Friday

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Are you a Black Friday Shopper? It can be an amazing time to score some awesome deals for holiday gifts, but it can be quite the event as well. All of the people, crowds, lines and chaos can be too much for some people, but if you come up with a plan and are prepared, you can get some pretty great stuff for some pretty great prices! This year’s Black Friday crowds are suppose to be record-setting so if you {Read More}

Earth-friendly Workout Clothes from PrAna + a Discount

earth friendly clothes from prana

If you have a fitness and earth conscious lover on your shopping list this holiday season, I have found the perfect line of clothes for them! PrAna is a leading maker of women and men’s outdoor and fitness clothes that are not only well designed but are made from environmentally sustainable materials. PrAna prides themselves for creating fashionable clothing that creates a minimal footprint in our environment. By using such materials as organic cotton, hemp, or recycled wool, you can {Read More}