DIY Countdown to Disney Monorail Craft

monorail countdown to Disney

We are happily counting the days as we get closer to our upcoming family vacation at Walt Disney World Resort. I am a huge planner when it comes to vacation. Some people get bogged down with details, but I devour them. Planning is a fun way to extend the fun as far as I am… [read more]

Easy Back to School Teacher Gift

DIY cookie basket

Kindergarten started a couple weeks ago for my son and it has been great so far! Once we got through the school supply lists and clothing shopping, we have settled into a nice little routine. Last night, we had a meeting with Oscar’s teachers and we decided to make cookies for them. We used M&Ms… [read more]

Guardians of the Galaxy free printable activity pack

Guardians featured

Guardians of the Galaxy has taken box offices by storm and I can’t wait to see this movie! Everyone I know who has seen it so far has loved it. Hopefully, we’ll make it to the theater soon, but in the meantime I have another great activity pack to share! Here in Raleigh it’s supposed to… [read more]

Choosing the Right Entryway Rug

Entryway rugs featured

This post is part of a sponsorship with Wayfair.  A little something fun for a Thursday and it comes in the form of a discount from Wayfair! But before we get to that, I could really use some help choosing a new entryway rug. If you’ve been following along with our sporadic home improvements, you… [read more]

LEGO DUPLO Read & Build gets an A+

Busy Farm

I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012. Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge… [read more]

Reading comprehension for preschoolers {free printable}


Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app and we decided to click on an interactive feature at the end of the book. We were asked 3 questions about the story… [read more]

Mr. Potato Head Travel Playmat

Travel Potato Head

Summer is here and while there are plenty of opportunities to run and play, sometimes you need some quiet activities or crafts to keep little hands occupied without too much noise. I love the idea of quiet books because they can be played with virtually anywhere. I have been looking online at quiet books recently… [read more]

Easy Patio Makeover for Summer

firepit cover

We’ve been in our home for almost four years. In that time we have done quite a few meaningful projects to add some life into this 50+ year old house. We finished the basement, painted the kitchen cabinets and we are about to get new windows. We aren’t breaking any renovation records, but I am… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode III

sww activities

I love following along with the Star Wars Weekends action at Disney World, but truth be told, every weekend is a Star Wars weekend in my house. We have a little superfan who makes sure of that. As a parent, it’s not hard to get excited about something the kids love so much. This weekend… [read more]