Choosing the Right Entryway Rug

Entryway rugs featured

This post is part of a sponsorship with Wayfair.  A little something fun for a Thursday and it comes in the form of a discount from Wayfair! If you’ve been following along with our sporadic home improvements, you know that we do a little here and there, nothing for a while and then tackle a… [read more]

LEGO DUPLO Read & Build gets an A+

Busy Farm

I’m spending some time during the summer break with Calvin using our Lego Read & Build sets. That’s the awesome thing about Legos right? They never get old! Also, look at sweet little Oscar in that video. Melts my heart! Originally posted July 2012. Oh LEGO you know just what to say. Being the huge… [read more]

Reading comprehension for preschoolers {free printable}


I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Summer reading is great! Use these sheets for books or TV time. Originally posted February 2013.  The other day, Oscar and I were reading a Fly Guy book on our Storia app… [read more]

Mr. Potato Head Travel Playmat

Travel Potato Head

If you are looking for an easy project to keep your kids quietly occupied on a summer road trip, read on! I’m taking a little break from blogging this summer. In the meantime, I’ll be posting a few of my favorite summer posts from the archives! Originally posted April 2012. I have been looking online at quiet… [read more]

Easy Patio Makeover for Summer

firepit cover

We’ve been in our home for almost four years. In that time we have done quite a few meaningful projects to add some life into this 50+ year old house. We finished the basement, painted the kitchen cabinets and we are about to get new windows. We aren’t breaking any renovation records, but I am… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode III

sww activities

I love following along with the Star Wars Weekends action at Disney World, but truth be told, every weekend is a Star Wars weekend in my house. We have a little superfan who makes sure of that. As a parent, it’s not hard to get excited about something the kids love so much. This weekend… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode II


It’s time for Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode II! If you missed last week, be sure to check out the fun we are having at home following along with Disney’s Star Wars Weekends. Today, it’s all about the character breakfast! This year, Star Wars character dining was added to the list of special events happening… [read more]

Star Wars Weekends at Home: Episode I

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It’s that time of year again! This weekend begins the fan favorite series at Walt Disney World Resort called Star Wars Weekends, where Disney Hollywood Studios is taken over by all things Star Wars. It’s an exciting month full of photo ops, rides, food and celebrity sightings, all with a fantastic Disney spin. My Facebook feed is… [read more]

Free printable activity sheets for Disneynature’s BEARS

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I love Disneynature movies. We fell fast for Chimpanzee not just because the film was amazing, but also because the little chimp’s name was Oscar! This year, a new movie is teaching us all about BEARS. As part of the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, we will be attending a screening this weekend. I thought… [read more]