DIY Fox Costume

A DIY fox tail and onesie make for a perfect party outfit or Halloween costume for your baby. Shirt made using a Silhouette Cameo, tail made with craft fur.

My littlest had his first birthday this month. With winter weather upon us here in the Northeast, we decided to host a winter-themed first birthday party. We created a woodland winter wonderland party complete with festive woodland decor. It was important to us that we didn’t host a “Christmas” party – we’d be doing that […]

Alaska or Bust #TwinHillsSanta

twin hills, alaska

For the past 6 weeks there have been 21 kids constantly on my mind. On my mind while I felt the holiday magic in the air. On my mind as I held the door open for a stranger. On my mind as I went about my daily business as I prepped for our own holiday […]

Last Minute Gifts for the Tech Geek

GG Tech items

Just days left before Christmas and Hanukkah starts tonight! I finally finished my holiday shopping YESTERDAY (thank goodness!). My husband is a total techie, and loves new gadgets to play with for the holidays. Let’s face it, I am a tech geek too and love playing with gadgets just as much! Today I have a […]

Gift Guide for TMNT Fans

GG TMNT Pictures

With three little boys, I have become well-reaquainted with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Most of the time I feel pretty clueless about boy toys, but the turtles I get. You see, I remember going to see the original movie in the theater as a child and loving it myself. So, you can  imagine why […]

$250 Giveaway from the 25 Blogs of Christmas


This week, 24 friends and I have been shared our best recipes, printables, crafts, decor, and holiday traditions. If you missed the posts, check them out! I had made Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses with the kids and it went spectacularly! My friend Steph, from A Grande Life, gathered a group of us together for a […]

Innovation-Ready Tots: What’s Your Responsibility?

Innovative Child

I’m a creative spirit. As a maker/crafter/DIY addict, I am constantly trying to bring my ideas to fruition. Sometimes its a winning bet, other times it is a big old mess. However, no matter what the outcome, when I am making, I am modeling critical thinking and innovation skills that will help my children achieve in the future […]

Graham Cracker Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House Portrait

At our Winter Wonderland party this weekend, we had a gingerbread house decorating activity. Well, OK, we faked it a little because gingerbread can be expensive and difficult to make. It also breaks easily, so the thought of giving it to 10 kids under 6 made me cringe. Luckily, Double Bubble gumball cartons and Pepperidge […]