Stay Worry-Free Over the Holidays with Sears Bundled Maintenance Package

( Sponsored) This is a sponsored post on behalf of Sears Home Appliances.  All opinions are our own. With the Holidays quickly approaching, it's time to begin thinking about how we'll get a festive meal on the table, all at once, and have the turkey, ham, and each side dish still warm. Otherwise, you'll have a line at the microwave for everyone to warm their plate. I took for granted, as a kid, how Grandma pulled this seemingly impossible feat off each year. Now, I wish I could ask her just how she managed this miraculous task. While I know we would all love to run out and purchase a brand new bundle of beautiful kitchen appliances, I also know this just isn't in all of our budgets this time of year. What we all can do is take great care of the kitchen appliances we currently have. Did … [Read more...]

DIY Halloween House Decor

Do your kids love Halloween?  Mine do!  They start planning their costumes in July.  I would like to say I'm kidding, but I'm not.  They have planned to be box trolls, Ninja turtles, Dorothy and Toto and a few other characters already.  To say they like Halloween is an understatement.  They LOVE it!  If your kids loooove Halloween too, then check out these DIY Halloween house decor ideas!  They are sure to make your kiddos scream.  With excitement! Spooky spider web hoops are the perfect addition to any Halloween house decor.  Plus they are really easy to make and when you are done you can reuse the Darice Wood Embroidery Hoop 10" you used to make these! I love these melted crayon pumpkins!  They are a great way to use broken crayons and it turned out oh so pretty. Be … [Read more...]

UrthBox: Healthy Food, Snack Subscription

I feel the Urth move, under my feet… Snack time – for this gluten-sensitive mama, it’s a no-pleasure experience opening the pantry or snack cabinet in search of something to satisfy. Sometimes I’m seeking sweet. Sometimes it’s salty or savory. But almost all of the time I have to dig through an array of kid options, hoping that somewhere behind the pretzels, crackers and cheese puffs (I know, but these are organic!) there might be a treat for me. Do I sound a little whiney? Probably. I get that way when I’m hungry. Enter the monthly gift of Urthbox – a treasure trove of non-GMO, organic full-size goodies to delight the palate and not screw with a gluten-free diet! (In addition to Gluten-Free, they offer Diet, Classic & Vegan box options!) And try as I might to keep this … [Read more...]

Tailgating 2.0

Our first Tailgate post was so much fun we decided to come back for more! Whether you are watching the game from your couch, the backyard or literally tailgating in a parking lot or field, here are some must-haves to have on hand… TCU Roadie Cups No self-respecting Tailgator doesn’t have appropriate Roadie Cups at the ready. These “Home” & “Away” cups show that you are ready to cheer your team on whether you are in your own parking lot or at an away game supporting your team. Broncos Tailgate Toss When you’re at the stadium Tailgating there is a lot of waiting around for the game to start. This bean bag toss game is perfect to keep you busy & the kids occupied while the burgers are cooking & you’re in pre-game mode. I’ve always loved this game & it never fails to … [Read more...]

How to Build an Entryway Kids Locker

Since school has started and all three of my children are going to be in school.  I knew that I needed a more dedicated area for their school things. I love this idea of them having a cubbie/locker just like at school. Perhaps the familiarity will inspire them to use it as intended. I have a place in each locker for their bag and a jacket to hang up, along with a pair or two of shoes at the bottom. If you need measurements, check out these plans for a kid's locker. Supplies to build these DIY Storage Lockers for your entryway: 2- 1" x 12" x 8' 1- 1" x 12" x 6' 1- 1" x 12" x 4" 2- 1" x 2" x 8' 1- 1" x 3" x 4' 1 sheet of 1/4" plywood, or similar. (mine was thinner, I couldn't find 1/4" plywood.) 2" Screws 2 inch Finishing Nails Circular Saw Drill Wood Glue, I … [Read more...]

Spooky Outdoor Halloween Decor Ideas

All Hallows' Eve, or as we call it today, Halloween  is less than two weeks away. If you haven't already, it's time to pull out the spooky, creepy and otherwise frightening decorations and turn your home into a ghosts' house. Or, just add a few spiders to the garage door and hang a mummy from the rafters. Today, you'll find these ideas and MORE on how to make a few spooky Halloween Outdoor Decorations! /1/ Creepy Hanging Mummy - This would be the perfect addition to your front porch for Halloween! Cheesecloth, a couple acrylic paints and a styrofoam head are the main supplies. Maybe you have a {styrofoam} head just laying around?? /2/ DIY Spiderweb Doormat - Assuming it's a beautiful day out, grab your paintbrush and head outside to make this super easy spiderweb doormat … [Read more...]