Camp Invention Summer Camps #thinkmakecreate #giveaway

Summer is coming really fast and many of us are planning the kids' activities for those many weeks off.  My kids are typically with me all day, but we do like to do some camp time for them just for a change of scenery and some different fun.  This year, the kids are super excited [...]

Enchilada Quinoa Recipe


Happy Cinco de Mayo! We're going super simple for our dinner plan for the holiday- we love to eat on this fun foodie holiday, but we do also have gymnastics twice on Tuesdays and simply don't have a lot of time to cook. This Enchilada Quinoa recipe  will be quick and easy, plus easy to eat [...]

Fun Snacks for Cinco De Mayo #FlavorYourFiesta

jose ole- cinco de-mayo

I am a homeschooling mom and we love learning about other cultures as part of our curriculum study, so we took the month of May to learn about Mexico, it's traditions and customs. As part of their  celebrations -Cinco De Mayo is a very important one that is also very much celebrated here in the [...]

H2OGO! Water Slide #Giveaway


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With summer on the horizon and two kids at home to keep busy I have learned one  of the best ways to keep them out of trouble is to spend lots of time outdoors. But, oh [...]

Enter the Chiquita Jingle Contest! #ChiquitaSingOff


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chiquita Bananas for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Chiquita is reintroducing the legendary Chiquita Jingle... the one I grew up with, and chances are, you did too.  To celebrate the reintroduction, they are holding the Chiquita Jingle Contest.  All you need to enter are [...]

Orange Peel Flower Bird Feeder


Who says you need to spend big bucks on fancy birdfeeders? The truth is, you can create your own fun and frugal feeders from items you already have around your home. Take a look below at how with a few simple supplies, we created an orange peel flower bird feeder that is full of whimsy. [...]

Soda Can Tab Pendant

Soda Can Tab Pendant

With Earth Day just past I've been trying even more than usual to find great crafts that recycle or up-cycle items.  I've also been thinking about homemade gifts for birthdays that are coming up, Mother's Day, and of course end of the school year for teachers.  My daughter recently had a can of lemonade and [...]

Kitchen Cleaning Hacks #ThisIsHowIClean


Life with kids can get pretty messy sometimes. Heck, life in general is messy sometimes. But with these easy cleaning hacks from Clorox, you'll be done picking up one mess just in time to catch the next one rolling in!   Life with kids is always interesting. Never boring, always loud, and pretty messy. But [...]

School Lunch Hero Day is May 1st


School Lunch Hero Day is Friday, May 1st.  Inspired by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, author and illustrator of the popular LUNCH LADY graphic novel series (these are awesome books.  Very funny, and great for so many ages), this is an opportunity for students to thank their school cafeteria staff with handmade cards, banners and special recognition.  Lots of [...]

Essential Oils for Family


What Are Essential Oils? Essential oils are natural, concentrated,  fragrant compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of a plant.  Essential oils have been used historically for therapeutic and medicinal purposes.  They are most recently know for the use in aromatherapy.  Essential oils can be used aromatically, topically and internally.  I [...]

Get What You Wish For With #MomsWeek #giveaway

moms week collage

Have you ever wanted to be showered in gifts or do the same for a friend? Well, you may get what you wish for with an exciting event starting today! Not only can you send samples to a friend, you can wish for samples for yourself and you can win a gift basket to end [...]