Simple Mother’s Day Planter DIY

Let’s face it, birthdays are for elaborate gifts and mother’s day is for the thoughtful and sometimes cheesy gifts our kids put a lot of time into and we cherish them forever. By the time you reach my age you run out of ideas to get your mom something truly special and you start to make up plans to give gifts from the grand children she will equally love – just because it’s from them. This year my sister and I made my mom the most adorable (and practical) planter…

Frothy Bath Bomb DIY

Over the weekend the boys and I experimented a little with our traditional bath bomb recipe and came up with an alternative that was too irresistible not to share. Apparently we’ve gone through a phase whereby each and every bath time experience must be accompanied by a bubbling treat – of-course I am also guilty of loving bath bombs too so I can totally relate to the boys needs when it comes to making bath time fun. The only downfall is that the store-bought versions are often costly and sometimes…

Bathtime Fun – DIY Kids Clay Soap

Seems slime and mould-able play is all the rage with school-aged children these days and since my children regularly struggle with wanting to take a bath I thought the perfect solution to get them motivated would be combining play with the bath-time struggle.  Who needs bath toys when you have something fun and creative to pass the time – plus clay soap also effectively washes all those hard to reach spots! When looking on the internet for recipes I came across a whole slew of soap-like recipes as well as…

#LilGiftList Squashed 3D Game Giveaway!

Be the last pawn on the game cube in order to win against your opponents, only there’s a catch! Make sure you don’t get squashed in the meantime. This play on the traditional flat one sided board game is genius! Brings family game night to a whole new level. My children aged 8 & 11 really enjoy playing this 3D version game because it gets the whole family interacting and excited. The game is all about strategy, logic and risk – perfect for that gamer who is super competitive. Best…

Prepping For Back To School With A Permanent Impact

    Everyone that knows me also knows that I hate back to school, I miss my kids way too much to get excited about the whole thing and my anxiety almost always takes over this time of year. I like to find ways to communicate with them and remind my boys that I am with them even when I am not because the truth is, it makes a mama feel better – selfish I know but it gets me through those long school days. You name it, I have…

Easy Summer Braided Beauty Tutorials

With the sizzling summer heat fast approaching, I have been looking everywhere on the web for simple ways to stay chic while still maintaining my long hair this season. So many ideas when you actually look, and most of them are pretty easy to do yourself too! Here’s a list of the simplest and stylish hair styles I am going to attempt this summer: The side braid with a little ‘extra’ is simply beautiful! Who knew a simple braid would look so effortless yet put together – just love this…

Sneak Peek At Our Halloween Costumes & Some Fun DIY Costume Ideas #StreamTeam

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It’s no secret that I love Halloween – luckily my family does too because we start brainstorming as soon as one year is done and work our way to the next year using nothing but pure imagination. Inspired by themes and movies of course, we really try to include the whole family (sometimes the dog too) in our overall Halloween look for the season. This year, we will be dressing up as the crew from Alice In Wonderland and I am super-excited to give you a sneak peek…

$10 Halloween Wreath DIY

_____________________________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Halloween is my most favorite holiday of the year, so everytime it comes around I go nuts with decorations and costumes. I just love making my house all festive with a theme  – this year we chose purple and black as our colors and we decided not to spook it out too much so that the little ones can enjoy it too. That’s why I love this simple, cheap version of a Halloween wreath! Would you believe that the whole thing cost me $10?? Yup! I made 2…

Ultimate Guide To Summer Stains!

_____________________________________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________________________________ Summer is full of all kinds of messy, don’t fret! Here is a handy little list of ultimate solutions! Your guide to Summer stains is easier than you think, just memorize, pin or even print for a clean and simple Summer enjoyed by all!    

Simply Beautiful Skin- Straight From Your Kitchen Cupboard!

I have to admit, I am a sucker for expensive cosmetics and face scrubs are one of the many things I have always spent money on and have always been disappointing with. Yesterday, I asked a few ladies on Twitter about what they use for face scrubs and their answers ranged from overly expensive department store brands to simple solutions such as brown sugar.I am so tired of using up the last drop of my expensive name-brand scrub so quickly, I turned to Pinterest to find the answer–couldn’t hurt could it? I…