Just in Time for the Holidays: Silhouette Portrait Giveaway

portrait giveaway

If you have been following me for a while, you know that I have a love affair with my Silhouette Cameo. I am always cutting away on projects for the home, parties, or school. I am so excited to tell you that I am now working with Silhouette as part of their blogging program and […]

Handmade Gift Ideas for the Whole Family

Handmade Gifts

I love to add a little something handmade to the gifts I give – I think that it makes them so much more special. I rounded up a few of our DIY projects that would make for awesomely unique handmade gift giving. I hope you find something that meets your fancy! 1. Star Wars Nesting […]

How The Dukes of Hazzard Shaped My Children’s Play

Dukes of Hazzard toys

Disclosure: I was recently invited to become a Partner in Play with Fat Brain Toys. Although I will receive products or other compensation as part of this program, all opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced as any way. My oldest could identify the General Lee at 2 and knew all the words to […]

It’s Here!: VTech Innotab Max Giveaway

Enter To WIN a  VTech InnoTab MAX

As a professor, I spend a lot of time working with and writing about tablets and sharing how they can help students as they learn to read. I think the range of kid-friendly tablets available for kids are really exciting because if we want our children to be able to adapt to the new types of reading […]

A Child’s View #SheSnapped

His Eyes

From my view, my life is full. Wonderful husband, delightful children, beautiful home, enjoyable job. From my kids view, life is not always so sweet. I served chicken nuggets for dinner. How dare I? (I swear they were the favorite choice last week.) I made them wear pants to school. The horror! I forgot to buy the kiwi-flavored […]

Woodland Animal Peg Dolls

Woodland Creatures Peg Doll

My littlest smootch is turning one soon and we are having a woodland animals winter wonderland party to celebrate. Each special occasion in my boys’ lives I try to make them something handcrafted and meaningful just for them. Bubba was named for a woodland creature, so it seemed only natural that his gift had a […]

Star Wars Gift Guide

Star Wars gifts

My boys love Star Wars. They have only seen Episode IV with their daddy and a few LEGO adaptations, but they LOVE the whole idea of the series. It seems they are not alone. Everywhere I seem to go little boys are excited about their favorite old school characters. Do you know a child (or […]