Glitzi Globes for The Girl in your Life #art #crafts

Glitzi Globes are the coolest creation yet by Moose Toys! I am just loving the creative activities that Moose Toys have been coming out with to keep my children busy working together and using their imagination. Today I am sharing Glitzi Globes with you and as a person who loves collecting snow globes, I think these things ROCK. Glitzi Globes have an approximate retail value of $7.99 to $19.99 depending upon which kit you purchase and are all rated for ages 5+. As much as I would like to say this is a great girls gift, it can be for […]

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Happy Faces, Happy Moments

I love looking back on pictures that make me smile… my boys and me in one shot, all happy — The Dad at my house on Christmas Eve — Getting a pic of all three of my kids and me, just to find out the little one was showing his chewed up food — And our first year of getting our Christmas tree without help from anyone else — I love that when I look back at so many pictures I have taken that each time we all seem so happy. The kids sort of went through a funk for […]

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Dial Complete Foaming Hand Wash is Dressed Up

There’s a new hand soap in town, okay well it isn’t a new hand soap per say, it’s Dial Complete Foaming Hand wash but it’s all decked out for the holiday season with snowman, Christmas Trees, Santa Claus and even a peppermint looking design. Tis the season to be decorating your household and why not decorate your house with hand soap that is festive? Dial Complete Foaming Hand wash has the perfect smell and makes my kids wash their hands way more than they ever did before. This is the #1 doctor recommended antibacterial foaming hand wash. Dial Complete Foaming […]

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Weekend Reflection: Fun Filled Kid Weekend

This weekend was fun, I was a tad bit nervous taking my three kids to do so much but they ended up surprising me, having a blast and being well behaved. We had so much fun that I had to share …. First things first, we had a few people over for a pizza party, which you will read all about later on this week, sister and brother in law were part of the guests so we had some family around on Saturday morning for pizza with guests… Next we got ready and headed out to get our tree. Normally […]

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How to be Fire Safe for the Holidays

The winter holiday season is a time when families get together to enjoy and celebrate just being together with loved ones, the upcoming Valentine’s holiday is no different: joy and cheer abound, children play and laugh, and everyone is in good spirits. We have reason to be cautious as well, it’s a time when residential fires happen more frequently. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), “Fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 people, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage.” Why? People generally spend a lot more time around the […]

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Old Candy Canes on Christmas Tree Leaves Three Year Old Pouting

Every year I put the same candy canes on the Christmas tree, it was something I remember as a kid doing and well it is sort of something I decided to start doing. Since one year Ki and I put a whole box of like 12 count big candy canes on the tree and I knew she wasn’t going to be eating them all, we stuck them in the Christmas tote and have pulled them out year after year to decorate the tree. Ever since the boys were born I debate whether or not I will put the old candy […]

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Kid Friendly Ways to Decorate

I’m Penelope, and I usually post on my own site, Penelope’s Oasis, where I share beauty tutorials, relationship advice and homemaking ideas. Today I get to have the fun of posting on my friend Brandy’s blog and share some ideas for decorating with your kids for the holidays! The holidays are a fun time of year and children get caught up in the excitement of the season long before the actual holidays. It’s wonderful as a mom to see how much fun baking and decorating are for children, but what are safe ways to decorate with children, and safe ideas […]

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How to Make a Shipping Box Christmas Tree

This idea is taken from Disney Family Fun magazine craft section of their December/January 2012 edition. Supplies: Cardboard Box – Big enough for the size of tree you want. Tree shown in image is 12″ wide at base and 13″ tall to tip of tree. Hot Glue or Regular Glue Acrylic Paint, preferable green and/or red. Tree shown has a red/green pattern. Paint Brush Wire or string Paper or card stock for ornaments Buttons or big beads to put on wire/string garland Ruler Tissue Paper – at least one sheet to cover circle bottom of tree Scissors or adult box […]

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Let’s Talk about Christmas Trees – Real or Fake?

My family started a tradition years ago when the boys were way young of cutting down our own Christmas tree. It happened by accident, you see we were broke and not wanting to have to use my old school $14.99 retail Christmas tree I had from the first years of my daughter’s life, we drove past a sign “cut your own tree $10” and we were hooked. Each year we head to a small town in NH where you cut down your own tree and pay $10 on a ‘trust’ system, meaning they don’t hover over you at all when […]

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Christmas Tree Hunting

Every year we go and cut down our Christmas tree, it’s only $10 which is way cheaper than going to a place that already has one cut down. Plus this has started to be our family tradition for the past couple of years and it’s fun .. okay well my butt doesn’t like being out in the cold but I try to force a smile and have fun … really I walk up and say “there’s the tree, I like that one” and hope that Miss Ki will agree because she is super picky about her Christmas tree {she gets […]

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