Monarch Butterflies Craft and Activity Book


Any fans of Eric Carle in the house???  The book I want to highlight today happens to be my youngest son's favorite book right now. Even at age two, Mason can recite this book word-for-word and he absolutely loves it. Have you read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar"? Years ago the kids and I were playing outside and my 2 youngest children at the time (ages 3 and 2) were fascinated by all the butterflies flying around. So with the help of some of my old teaching resources, I put together a fun … [Read more...]

Summer DeClutter Workshop, week 1 of 4

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This month's workshop is a good ole' Summer DeClutter. We're going to tackle 4 hot spots in 4 weeks with our special guest Becky, from Clean Mama. (If you're wondering what we're talking about, click HERE for all the details.) This Week's Assignment: Download the free Summer DeClutter Checklist HERE Choose 4 areas in your home to declutter and write them down in the 4 hot spot blanks (some suggestions:  an area or two in your kitchen, paper clutter hot spot, a closet or cabinet, … [Read more...]

Otter Pop Gift

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I am joining forces with Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week along with over 100 talented bloggers to share 101+ Birthday Gift Ideas for your Friends, including my Otter Pop Gift with Printable. A lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you'd like to get to know better. Even more fabulous--most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple! Here is my Otter Pop gift … [Read more...]

Summer Sanity Savers for Mom


Our second week of summer has been great- I really enjoy having my kids home during the day. It is nice having the option to plan whatever and do it whenever we want.  And not having homework each weeknight is pretty much icing on the cake. But I kind of have a love/hate relationship with lazy summer days- I love sleeping in, I love lounging in my pajamas, and I love not having a school schedule to stick to. But I hate wasting a day being unproductive, I hate how messy my house gets when … [Read more...]

Strawberry Julius Recipe


On a hot day, nothing is more refreshing than a great chilly drink. A couple of weeks ago Hubby and I made a stop at Orange Julius. I hadn't been there in years. So good. We have a copycat Orange Julius recipe at home and we have made it tons over the years. However, our little impromptu trip to Orange Julius reminded me that they also sell Strawberry Julius. Oh it was heaven! I immediately set out to put together a recipe for this delightful drink so that I could have endless yumminess in my … [Read more...]