Valentine’s Day Fun for Preschoolers.

If you have little ones around the house...kids who aren't yet in school, they may be a little confused with this whole Valentine's Day thing.  They don't really understand why we should show our love more on this one day, than on any other...and quiet honestly they may be right...  Love Everyday, not just on Valentine's Day. But, it's still fun to spread some extra lovin...especially to the littlest ones who miss out on the Valentine's … [Read more...]

Make A Valentine’s Day Calendar with HP

OK, so Valentines Day is just a few days away...and if your family is anything like mine, this time of year is tight on the budget.  But, you don't want this fantastic day of love to go by without so much as a mention to your sweetie pie about how much you love them. A calendar can be a very thoughtful gift, especially if it comes from the heart...preloaded with all the special dates that are unique to your family. Simple reminders of the love … [Read more...]

Home Made Valentine’s

Sure... you can go to the store and buy them, but there is something special about a home-made Valentine.  The time, the thought that goes into it...it just makes it special.  This week I have been charged with coming up with some fantastic ways to show those we love that we're thinking of them.  I love a good challenge, and a reason to be creative! So here are a few different Valentine's that you can make at home with your kids, using your … [Read more...]

HP Envy X2 Tablet/Laptop & Printer Giveaway!

This has been a fantastic week.  I received a fun new toy in the mail...the new HP Envy X2 and a printer to go with it.  The duo is coming in handy this week, let me tell you! It's almost Valentine's Day and with a storm weekend ahead I plan to get all my Valentine's day surprises ready to go!  I love making useful gifts for Valentine's Day!  When it comes to classroom festivities, I would much rather send in pencils and erasers, stickers and … [Read more...]

Big Love Valentine S’mores Cookies

These cookies should only be made for the people that you REALLY love... I mean R E A L L Y love. They will blow their mind. I am going to make this short and sweet so you can go straight to the kitchen and make them. You need to make your favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe and double it... then collect the following: Marshmallows (the big ones) Graham wafers Chocolate squares (like a Jersey Milk bar or something like … [Read more...]

Holiday Cookie Exchange

I have always wanted to be a part of the Holiday Cookie Exchange.  I think they're tremendous fun!  If you are a Holiday Cookie Lover this is the best way to get a cupboard full of cookies and only actually having to make just one kind!  Below I've got a few tips to help you host a successful Holiday Cookie Exchange! If you are hosting a Cookie Exchange (or dessert exchange) in your home: Invite your friends and fabulous bakers. … [Read more...]

Avoid The Sugar Rush This Easter

Or, at least mildly try to defer it into some creative fun. This Easter why not think out of the box and instead of filling all of those eggs with chocolatey treats, try some PlayDoh instead!  If you haven't done your shopping yet (Only 2 days left!!) these are a great filler for those over sized baskets!  Now, I'm not saying omit the chocolate all together, no egg hunt is complete without a chocolatey treat at the end.  But instead off all … [Read more...]

Easter Fun with Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Some of you may have read my post about planning a Pirate Easter.  Yes, it is a far cry from the original, but I think it's going to be a blast.  Easter for kids is all about chocolate, spring/summer toys and, well...more chocolate.  For me it is about making memories and getting a few great pictures to add to the scrapbook. If you have any little Jake and the Neverland Pirate fans, here is some fun activities that you can do with your kids on … [Read more...]

Printable Valentines – The Lorax

The Lorax is one of my kids favorite movies! So when I received these printable valentines in my email, I just had to share them with you! I recommend using a thicker paper... card stock works well, and be sure that when you're printing them, you fill an entire page (this will all be in your printer details)   Click Here To Download The Lorax Printable Valentines   And be sure to check out this post on Raising … [Read more...]

Home Made Christmas

Shhhh... I can almost see you cringing as I write this. Christmas is 126 days away.  And though many of you haven't even begun to think about it, there are many of you that have. Last night I started thinking about Christmas, and how I wanted to celebrate it this year.  Last year was crazy.  A few days after we were off to Florida for a Disney Vacation courtesy of my parents.  This year it'll be much quieter, more relaxed.  This year I'm … [Read more...]

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