Thursday, July 31, 2014

Crafty Thursday Obsessions {The LAST One}


Crafty Thursday Obsessions {The LAST One}

Happy Thursday my friends.... It saddens my heart to write this - but Julie, Kendra and I have decided to move forward from this weekly linkup party and sadly put it to an end today. It's been a LONG, fun ride - but we are ready to move on to bigger & better things. Although our "Crafty Thursday Obsessions" Linkup Party is coming to a close - I'm hoping to bring a few more fall/Christmas themed ones back, later in the year {w/fun giveaways too!} I hope you don't hate us and understand where we are coming from. We hope you continue to come back to our blogs. {Pretty please???}

To end this good run - we have our finally six features from last week. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and check them out! To see all the features from this linkup party - check out our linkup Pinterest board.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Paper Plate Raccoon {Kid Craft}


Paper Plate Raccoon {Kid Craft}

Kid crafts seem to be the most popular posts on my blog. {the Pinterest pins tell no lie!} But I admit - I have strayed away from sharing as many kid crafts as I use too. I would like to blame that we were on summer break, but I think it was more of a lack of motivation on my part. With that being said, I really need to get back into a routine of sharing MORE kid friendly craft ideas w/you guys. {You want that - right?} And all this starts TODAY! With fall/winter creeping up fast, I just know that the ideas are going to be flowing left and right. You may get sick of me... {I hope not!}

If you have been a fan of my blog for awhile, you may remember our Dr Seuss inspired Fox Craft that I shared towards the beginning of the year. That craft has REALLY blown up in the Pinterest atmosphere and I'm excited to give it a "friend." Today's kid craft is a two fold though. You will know why when you stroll to the bottom. But for now - let's focus on how we made this Paper Plate Raccoon craft!

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Homemade Bubble Mixture and Wands {Craft}


Homemade Bubble Mixture and Wands {Craft}

One of my favorite past-times this summer, has to be blowing bubbles with my son in our backyard. Seeing his face light up as he blows and pops the bubbles - is priceless! Those deep-belly laughs are the best.

It's so easy {and cheap} to make this bubble solution at home. YES I could easily buy it at any store during the summer but I loved that fact that I could include my son in the creating process {and he thought he was a "big boy" because of it!} Together we measured and poured the three simple ingredients together. Then he was put in charge of stirring the solution, while I made the homemade bubble wands with pipe-cleaners and pony beads. Once we were both done, we headed out to the backyard to play w/our new creations. It's the little things that make life fun!

Fun Kid Friendly Rug Ideas from Wayfair.com {and a special coupon code!}


A huge THANK YOU to Wayfair for sponsoring today's post. I'm a rug-obsessed girl and all opinions expressed in this post, are my own. I hope you take advantage of the Wayfair.com coupon code found below, to score some awesome deals on some great rugs! {most importantly some fun, kid friendly ones!}

Fun Kid Friendly Rug Ideas from Wayfair.com {and a special coupon code!}

Not many of you know - BUT my husband & I lived in Turkey, four years ago. {Incirlik Air Force Base right outside Adana, Turkey to be exact} When we lived there, I was in carpet HEAVEN. The second you walked out the base's front gate, you were greeted w/several different carpet stores. From handmade, to machine made - you could find it all. It was even a "thing" to host a carpet party at the various rug stores. You basically invite your friends, the store provided everyone w/free meal in their store {that is their hospalitiy} and your friends chit-chat, look over and buy carpets. Sounds kinda cheesy, but I absolutely loved it!

Monday, July 28, 2014

Fishbowl {Kid Craft} #CraftandCleanUp


This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group, Elmer's and Wet Ones, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #CraftandCleanUp http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

Fishbowl {Kid Craft} #CraftandCleanUp

As you all know - my favorite crafts to do, involve my son. I just LOVE seeing his face light up, as we do something artsy {and sometimes messy} together. Even if it's the simplest thing EVER - he thinks it's pretty grand!

Recently we made this fishbowl craft after watching the movie "Nemo" together. {My son is starting to get an obsession w/fish} Although we aren't "ready" to take the next step and get a fishbowl of our own - I love our "handprint" fish that is currently hanging out on our fridge for everyone to see.