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Ultimate Guide To Summer Fun: 80+ Activities, Crafts, Games, & Treats

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on June 8, 2017

 Is it just me, or is it hard to believe summer vacation is right around the corner?  Doesn’t it just feel like the year is flying by?  Well, in preparation for summer break, I’ve compiled the Ultimate Guide to Summer Fun for you here today with over 80 activities, games, treats, & crafts to do with your kids this summer.

Who’s ready to dive in? {Pun intended!}

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The Lantern Fest: What To Expect & What To Bring

Posted in Bucket List, Life Lately
on June 7, 2017

My nieces loved watching the Disney movie, Tangled , when they were little, and if I was being completely honest, I loved watching it too!  We’d make cupcakes and decorate pink and purple tiaras with jewels and stickers, & dance around our living room singing all the songs and reciting all the lines.  Our favorite part of the movie was the floating lantern scene, when Rapunzel and Flynn Ryder are in the canoe singing.  I thought that type of scene only existed in the movies, until I saw advertisements for The Lantern Fest on Facebook.

I knew that one day I’d have to go to The Lantern Fest to witness this spectacle in person, and so when I heard The Lantern Fest was coming to Michigan, I jumped at the chance to go.  This past May, just a few weeks ago, we experienced one of the most beautiful and unexpected nights of our lives.

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Life Lately: Legoland Discovery Center & Johnny Rockets

Posted in Life Lately
on April 5, 2017

Just a couple days ago we had the most Ultimate Lego Day of all time with our niece, Natalie.  We first saw the new Lego Batman movie in the theater and then spent the afternoon at the new Legoland Discovery Center.  And, if that wasn’t enough fun, we finished the day scarfing down burgers, fries, & milkshakes at Johnny Rockets.

I’m all about a good “themed” day with the kids…it makes me feel very Pinteresty! :-). This Ultimate Lego Day was super duper fun!

I’ll break down our time at the Legoland Discovery Center, so you know exactly what to expect if you decide to take the “littles” in your life.  Enjoy…

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Life Lately: Our Weekend at Disney On Ice & Mod Pizza

Posted in Life Lately
on March 31, 2017

This past weekend my sister and youngest niece, Bri, took me to Disney on Ice to celebrate my birthday!  It was such a fun day.  I hadn’t been to Disney On Ice in well over 20 years…can’t believe I’m old enough to even make such a statement.  But, through tear filled eyes, I watched my niece gaze in amazement much like I did as a kid, as her favorite princesses and characters jumped and glided all over the ice.  We finished our super fun day at a newer restaurant called, Mod Pizza, where we designed our own brick oven artisan pizzas and devoured them in minutes.

Not many weekends make you feel like a kid again, but this one sure did….

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12 Creative Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 30, 2017
12 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs...

Every spring we decorate Easter Eggs with our nieces and nephew.  Sometimes, we do other Easter activities, like bake spring-y cupcakes or have a glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunt.  They look forward to this tradition every year, and so do we.  I am always on the hunt for new creative ways to decorate Easter eggs, and I’ve found a dozen (pun intended) easy and fun ideas from fellow amazing bloggers on Pinterest.

I hope you enjoy this collection of pretty eggs and fun inspiring ideas, that are sure to make your Easter extra special this year.

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50+ Creative Ways To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on March 10, 2017

This time of year my Pinterest feed is flooded with rainbows and shamrocks and everything Irish…and I love it!  Maybe my love for St. Patrick’s Day comes from my Irish husband (with his adorable reddish beard) or the fact that my birthday falls on the Irish holiday.  Either way, the onslaught of colorful rainbows and leprechaun’s cheer me up after the gray, dull wintertime.

So, today I’ve gathered 50+ Creative Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with you family.  I’ve got everything here from sweet treats to crafts and decor.  Let’s make this St. Patrick’s Day extra special for our littles and our loved ones.  Enjoy….

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Cupid Floats: A Kid-Friendly Valentine’s Cocktail

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 12, 2017

We love making all the holidays extra special in our home…even Valentine’s Day.  These super cute Cupid Floats are the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise for the kids, and they are super simple to make.

Are you ready to feel the love from the little ones in your life…and perhaps experience a sugar high?  Well, you’ve come to the right place!  Let’s make Cupid Floats!

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“I Chews You”- Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines

Posted in Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on February 7, 2017

I made these sweet, adorable, and unique Mini Bubblegum Machine Valentines for our nieces and nephew recently, and I fell in love with them…no pun intended. 😉 I’m not sure what I like more…the colorful gum balls or the super cute tags that say, “I Chews You”.

If you’re looking for a different idea for Valentines Day look no further.  I think Little {and Big} kiddos will absolutely love these!

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Melted Crayon Ornaments

Posted in Family Life, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on December 21, 2016

My hubby and I made these melted crayon Ornaments a couple years ago, thanks to some Pinterest inspiration.  They were really fun to make, and beautiful on the tree.  Plus, these Ornaments make a great DIY (& inexpensive 😉) Christmas gift, and they make it easy to use up all those extra broken crayons your kids have laying around.  Double Bonus!

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Westview Adventure Farm, Apple Orchard, & Pumpkin Patch

Posted in Family Life, Life Lately, Pinterest Projects & Recipes
on October 25, 2016

Every fall, we have to visit an apple orchard, pumpkin patch, farm, cider mill, etc. Fall in Michigan is beyond breathtaking and by far my favorite time of the year (except for Christmas).  We can knock all of these activities off the Fall Bucket List in one “fall swoop” at Westview Orchard and Adventure Farm.

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