Tips and Ideas for Making Cold Lunches Easy and Cool {From a Mother of 8}

As I prepare for my children to return to school, I have mixed emotions (P.S. - pic on the right is out of date! My oldest graduated and my littlest is about to turn 1!). In many ways, I love having them home during the summer. But I also long for the controlled chaos and hint of structure that comes with the fall. :) Last year during registration, I heard a woman who works in the cafeteria tell someone else that hot lunch comes to about $50.00... …
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Valentine’s Day Crafts and Homemade Valentines

Have a Happy Valentine's Day! Now that my kids are getting a little bit older I am starting to realize how important it is to do things as a family to celebrate a holiday. It makes the holiday so much more fun and special. We could all use a little more celebration every now and then! It just requires a bit of effort on our part sometimes. ;)Have fun creating something this year with the kiddos or with loved ones. Here's a nice little round-up... …
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Tips and Ideas for Making Cold Lunches Easy and Cool {From a Mother of 8}

As I prepare for my children to return to school, I have mixed emotions (P.S. - pic on the right is out of date! My oldest graduated and my littlest is about to turn 1!). In many ways, I love having them home during the summer. But I also long for the controlled chaos and hint of structure that comes with the fall. :) Last year during registration, I heard a woman who works in the cafeteria tell someone else that hot lunch comes to about $50.00... …
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4th of July Photo Booth Props – FREE Printables

I saw these super fun Photo Booth props for the 4th of July and just had to share!!  You can get more details and print them out at Mama Cheaps!  She did an amazing job designing these! Get your FREE Photo Booth Props! …
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Teacher Gift Card Printables!

FREE Gift Card Holder Printables for Teacher Appreciation Gifts! Want to give a teacher a gift that is super easy and that you know the teacher will LOVE? Give a gift card with a cute printable! I know I could easily use up any of these gift cards with pleasure and the printables are so cute and creative. I searched the internet to find my favorite teacher gift card ideas to share with you. I seriously love them! Enjoy!Amazon Gift Card If... …
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Free Letter From Santa and MORE!

Surprise your kids with a letter from Santa!Create a cute printable letter and envelope from Santa - a fun tradition that your kids will enjoy! It is easy and only takes a minute. Plus, it is FREE! Even better, you will be able to print coupons and a Redbox offer once your letter is complete! (Even if I didn't have kids around, I would do the letter just to get the awesome offers!) Here's how:Go here. (If you don't have Albertsons in your... …
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72-Hour Kits

Are You Prepared? A great place to start is by getting 72-hour kits ready for you and your family. This is something that everyone can and should do. If your budget is tight, prioritize the items, look for deals, and just get a little bit at a time. Do what you can! Anything is better than nothing.I have been working on completing my 72-hour kits this month. I'm not a survival expert, but I do think it is important, I am learning more as... …
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FREE Christmas Printables, Santa Letter, Video Message & More!

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas with the Kids! Free Christmas Printables, Santa Letters, Videos, and More!Free Printable Letter to Santa I like the letters to Santa that encourage the kids to think of the good things they have done all year. Such a great idea! Here are a few of my favorite free letter to Santa printables:One of my favorites is this cute printable letter to Santa from Strawberry MommyCakes. There are some great printable... …
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DIY $1 Frame {Plus a FREE Printable!}

Two of my good friends just moved within days of each other. I wanted to make them a little something for them to remember me by. I saw this quote and thought it was perfect and made this print in Photoshop. I LOVE these unfinished wood frames from Michael’s. They only cost $1 and you can do so much with them.Here is what we are making today:{PIN THIS} Here is what you need:Frame {find some on Amazon} Print  {See my free printable download... …
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