9 Fun and Easy St Patrick’s Day Crafts for Kids

Having five kids forces me to get creative with keeping them busy each day. One of my most favorite ways to do that is to have them help me with decorating the house for each holiday. We decorate for Valentine's Day, Easter, Christmas and even St. Patrick's Day! Why would you NOT add a few rainbows around your home to help brighten your day? {Trust me, they'll make you smile!}Today I have 9 St. Patrick's Day crafts that you can do with your kids that will have your home leprechaun ready in no time! And, there's even a couple crafts for gift-giving and wearing./1/ Rainbow Pots O' Gold - A simple terra cotta pot, a rainbow of paint colors and a bag of candy will make the perfect gift or table place setting!/2/ Lucky Clover Patch - Make this craft now and add a clover each … [Read more...]

An Oscars Viewing Night Cocktail

The Oscars is just around the corner. Break out the gold streamer's, get the girls together, and host an Oscars viewing night at home. And I've got the perfect Oscars cocktail for you. It's dessert and a cocktail all wrapped up in one. It's creamy, gold, and decadent.Serving size: The recipe below makes 2 cocktailsIngredients: Oscars Cocktail4 oz Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream 2 oz Vodka Breyer's Vanilla Caramel Gelato Sparkling Seltzer Water Edible gold sprinklesStep 1:Rim the glass in a little gelato, and then roll the rim in edible gold sprinkles.Step 2:In a blender, combine the bourbon cream, vodka, and 2 scoops of gelato. Pour into the glass.Step 3:Top with sparkling seltzer water, to about 1cm from the top.Step 4:Add another … [Read more...]

Paper Heart Art for Valentine’s Day

More often than not, I like to create holiday projects that I can keep up year-round. Sure it's nice to have a few things that you only bring out on holiday's to decorate, but I love being able to create something that doesn't have to be put back into a storage box again.This paper heart art is the perfect craft project to create with kids for Valentine's Day and can be displayed not only for the holiday but year-round in your home.Materials:Square canvas - the one I used for this project was 6x6" Scrapbook paper Tacky glue Gold paint and paintbrush Heart craft punchUsing the heart-shaped craft punch, punch hearts out of the scrapbook paper. Mix and match as many colors, and patterns as you like.Some great color/pattern options are:black and … [Read more...]

The Perfect Valentine’s Day Thanks to minted.com

Guess what arrived in the mail today?A few weeks ago, my daughter and I picked out lots of cards and gifts from minted.com to get ready for Valentine’s day 2017! This year they offered an amazing section of Valentine’s day cards for her classmates—she was so excited. We also added a few elegant personalized cards for grandparents and some special Valentine’s day gifts.The long-anticipated box is here!  I always love opening the minted boxes because they do such a great job with their packaging. They find a way to make every item look even more beautiful than online.To give you some ideas for your Valentine’s day shopping list, I thought I’d share ours. If you hurry, you too can take advantage of all the great deals on minted.com this Valentines. Unique Classroom … [Read more...]

7 DIY Fire Pits You Can Build

It's s'mores season! That yummy, sweet, crunchy, ooey-gooey treat that has made many a childhood memory. Summer evenings are made for s'mores. When the temperatures begin to dip, it's time for melting marshmallows over an open flame...getting them ready to smoosh up next to a chocolate bar in-between graham crackers. OH THE YUM. Don't have a fireplace or regular access to a bonfire? How about a fire pit? There are many commercially available at hardware stores, but why not consider building your own? We've got seven great DIY projects, from simple to complex; all would be awesome s'more-makers.In-ground fire pit with a gorgeous organic perimeter. Tutorial by Laura Catherine. Concrete fire pit bowl tutorial by eHow. Would be great in a modern or rustic setting.Lovely tabletop … [Read more...]

Kindness and Love with Valentine’s Day Cards (in just 2 simple steps)

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post.Is Valentine’s Day about candy or love?This Valentine’s day take the opportunity to stress the concept of love and kindness. Valentine’s day cards are a perfect way to tell someone you care and teach your children empathy.And YES, we can still express thoughtfulness with store made cards. Home-made cards are adorable and lovely but can be time-consuming, especially when you make them for an entire class of twenty plus children. There are many ways to add some extra thoughtfulness to a ready-made card and reinforce the importance of empathy and kindness.This year I’m going to buy my daughter’s classroom cards from minted.com. I personally LOVE minted.com because they now have a … [Read more...]