Moana Birthday Party Game Ideas

Where has the time flown? I blinked and it’s 2017! Happy New Year everyone! The family and I finally got to see the Disney movie, Moana. We loved the story, the songs and the endearing characters. My six year old daughter, Emmy especially loved Pua the pig. Her 7th birthday is coming up end of…

DIY Washi Tape Holder

Hi friends! I’m back with a quick and easy DIY for you.   If you scrapbook or make flip cards or flip books for snail mail pals like I do, then I’m sure you’re familiar with the sight of washi tape piled up in a box or bowl for storage. Here’s a fun way to clear…

DIY Bird Clothespin Picture Frame

I love photographs of birds’ sitting on wire. I was recently looking through my scrapbook papers and found one that showed the silhouette of birds sitting on wire.  This inspired me to make a clothespin frame that can hold pictures or note cards. Inspiration WHAT YOU NEED: 10×10 INCH frame (you can use a bigger…

DIY Disney Inside Out Glass Gem Magnets

A few weeks ago, the family and I watched the Inside Out movie. We enjoyed it! Like the characters in the movie, we too recently moved to a new home. The lead character is Lil’s age and is entering middle school. The central theme of the movie revolved around feelings to changes in life particularly…

DIY Push Pin Word Wall Art

Over the weekend, the girls and I finished 4 of our word wall art panels for their loft area and our house keys and mail area. WHAT YOU NEED: Gold and multi-colored push pins Canvas or Burlap boards Pencil Eraser Hooks (used for the key holder/wall art) Glue gun (adhesive for any other accents/mini charms you…

DIY Drawstring Backpack

Lil left for Science camp today. Before she left with her 6th grade classmates, I made her a drawstring bag to put her toiletries in. She loved it but was to shy too model it. So, our royal mutt took the bag modeling task on and was rewarded an afternoon of play at the park. WHAT…

DIY Upcycled 4-in-1 Project

Inspired by Ingrid Nilsen’s DIY Upcycled Spring Décor, the girls and I decided to make our own pen/vase/note/toothbrush holder. What You Need: Empty Tin Can (we used a tea can) OR any empty plastic container (we used a gelato container) Mini clothespins/regular plain or decorated clothespin for larger container (we used 24 mini ones from Michael’s…

DIY Totoro Burlap Wall Art

The family and I have been busy prepping for our upcoming move this summer.  The girls are getting excited about decorating their own rooms. Yes, they both finally get their own individual spaces. Lil and Emmy are polar opposites when it comes to their taste in décor but they both love the character Totoro. They…

Rain or Shine DIY Hopscotch

Hi friends, spring is almost here! But in some areas of the world, looks like spring is still a dream. The girls and I found an activity that kids can enjoy any weather. Hopscotch! Emmy loves drawing in her hopscotch with chalk on our sidewalk. But time and time again would be disappointed to see…

February Updates

Happy February everyone! I’m still getting over a relentless cough. For now, I’d like to share a few updates. We celebrated Emmy’s 5th birthday over the weekend. She finally had her dream come true princess themed party at Super Franks. We had Lil’s 6th/7th birthday there and were surprised to see additional perks that Lil…

“Two Winks” (Grow Already!)

About two weeks ago, the girls and I planted our amaryllis bulb.  The plant care card indicated that we’d see some growth in two weeks.  Emmy exclaimed, “Mommy, the plant will grow in two winks?!”.  Lil was quick to correct her little sister and said, “No silly, its two weeks.”.  Emmy insisted, “No, I heard mommy…

Beneath Our Feet

The girls and I love taking leisurely walks around our neighborhood whenever we can.  We enjoy looking around and finding things that we ordinarily would’ve not noticed because we were too busy walking or running over them.  Here are some we found and took pictures of. SPROUT After the rain, the girls were delighted to see…