St. Patricks Day Activity – Scavenger Hunt Printable

I’ll have to admit I don’t know that much about Saint Patrick’s and I’ve never been too terribly into it. I think mostly because I didn’t really get the holiday and why we celebrate it. I know that a lot of people love it and do. I remember that in the 3rd grade a leprachaun came and left footprints all Read More…

Easy DIY Monster Valentines Box

This Monster Valentines box took less than an hour making (not including paint drying time). It was super simple, we didn’t have to buy anything to make it and is a simple craft project for kids. In our years of doing Valentines boxes we usually tend to go super simple. This year it was decided it was going to be Read More…

Valentines Coupon Book (with Printable!)

I have been wanting to make this Valentines coupon book for years! One of my boys favorite things they got for Christmas a few years back was some gift cards for things like staying up late, watching a favorite movie or making a favorite dinner. I actually found them at the dollar store and have used them for several years Read More…

The Ultimate List of Valentines for Boys

Ahh Valentines Day and time to think about class valentines. There have been lots of different ones in years past. Cars, superheros, homemade catapult (it was awesome btw and everyone loved them). I have yet to show my boys this ultimate list of free Valentines for boys (or girls) which are some of my favorites I thought they might like, Read More…

Love Notes – Free Valentines Day Printable

I got this idea for a Valentines Day Printable from Visual Heart to do 52 things I love about you which I did for my husbands birthday a few years ago. I gathered reasons why I loved him as well as emailed his family members, talked to friends and asked our kids why they love him. It was an great Read More…

How to Make a Magical Christmas Without Buying a Thing

One of the things I remember most from my childhood was having a magical Christmas in our house. Oh to be a kid and believe in Santa! I remember being convinced I heard him and his reindeer on the roof once. It was great as a kid and now I get to make a magical Christmas for my guys.   Read More…

Easy Harry Potter Scarf Tutorial

What is a Harry Potter party without scarves? So hopefully this Harry Potter scarf tutorial will help any of those Potterheads out there! We decided to go with all Griffendor because honestly, who wants anything else?   NOTE. All of these numbers can be played around with to make the amount you’d like. Also I did these super fast so Read More…

Harry Potter Snake Tutorial

    As my boys and I were thinking about the upcoming Harry Potter party and what things to make for it for some reason we kept talking about a Harry Potter snake. I don’t know if it was a basilisk or Nigini (yes, we’ll admit we’re total HP nerds). So it was on the list, I just didn’t know Read More…

Harry Potter Fake Castle Stone Wall Tutorial

For our big Harry Potter party I knew I really wanted to do something big to give everything a Hogworts castle sort of feel as well as hiding certain areas of the house so really really wanted to make a fake stone walls. I looked at paper ones, backdrops you could buy and thought the best way would just make Read More…

Harry Potter Dragon Eggs Tutorial

These dragon eggs are extremely easy to make and were probably the easiest thing I made for our Harry Potter party. Originally I wanted to do a large egg like they had in the 4th book (It’s the clue for the second task. I know, I know, I’m a total nerd) and I would have but I couldn’t find a Read More…

Harry Potter Wand Tutorial – How to Make a Simple Wizards Wand

What is a Harry Potter party without a trip to Ollivander’s for some wands? We knew we wanted each kid to have their own Harry Potter wand and since anything official was a little spendy we made our own DIY wand for each ‘student’. Supplies Glue gun and lots of glue sticks Chopsticks (I got mine which were very inexpensive Read More…

Harry Potter’s Monster Book of Monsters Tutorial

One of the things we really wanted to make for our Harry Potter Party was a Monster Book of Monsters that is found in the 3rd book. I know you can buy them but they’re kind of expensive……. so we saw this video and changed a few things to make it work for us.     Supplies. First you need Read More…

Easy Peasy Halloween Sugar Cookies

Decorating sugar cookies was always a fun holiday family tradition growing up and I especially loved making Halloween sugar cookies (my birthday is just before Halloween and it is one of my favorite holidays!) I loved to decorate them. All of my siblings were long gone while I was painstakingly lining up sprinkles in a pattern or something equally time-intensive. Read More…