10 Smart Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks

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10 Smart Spring Cleaning Tips and Tricks Spring is in the air, everyone is ready for the windows to be open the houses to be deep cleaned and ready for summer.  I look forward to this time of year because I know that my house will be given the attention that it really needs with [...]

Room Moms: Great Valentine’s Day Class Projects

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Room Moms Alert!: Are you coming up dry with a new and creative idea for your Valentine’s Day Class Projects?  Well, don’t fret, I have found some great ideas that will keep your kiddies busy and they will bring home some super cute crafts to display for Valentine’s Day! Paper Love Bugs | from Spoonful.com [...]

Quick and Easy Family Friendly Recipes

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I don’t know about you, but dinner has become quite the challenge as of late.  Every night it seems someone has to be somewhere.  The concept of a nightly family dinner is a sad joke in my house.  If we can sit down once or twice a week with the majority of us – I [...]

Disney Magic vs Disney Fantasy

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I’ve mentioned before that my family loves the Disney Cruise.  We have taken three Disney Cruises and have loved them all.  I am often asked which ship I would recommend Disney Magic vs Disney Fantasy, how long to go, what age is too old to go, etc.  Having just gotten off the ship a few [...]

Great Organization Ideas!

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Pinterest has some of the most genius ideas!  I have found some great organization ideas on there!  I have already dedicated a couple of posts to organization tips (see Home Organization Tips & Home Organizing Ideas – Can we ever get enough?) When New Year’s comes around there are always a crazy number of new ideas that start [...]

Creative Activities to do in the Snow!

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Snow glorious snow!  Who doesn’t love the snow – well for starters ME!  Too bad I live in Michigan where we are blessed with plenty of it!  Any time the weathermen starts predicting a winter storm warning – my kids start with their “snow day ritual” (they haven’t figured out that the weatherman is usually [...]

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

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My sister-in-law, Jodie is uber creative and talented.  While I go to Costco and order their cakes (which are fabulous) for my kids birthdays, she goes all out and creates these amazing works of art parties!   You may have seen my post on the adorable Sesame Street Birthday Party that she did for my [...]

Sesame Street Birthday Party

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You may remember my wonderful sister-in-law, Jodie.  Jodie wrote a post for me a few months ago on Great Baby and Toddler Products.  Jodie recently wow’d me!  She threw birthday parties for my beautiful niece and nephews – a Minnie Mouse birthday and a Sesame Street birthday parties.  I couldn’t believe what she came up [...]

Home Organization Tips – SO SMART!!

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I envy the organized mom!  You know who I am talking about… you can stop by her house, without even calling first, and it is spotless!  There are not piles all over the kitchen island, the mudroom doesn’t look like a hurricane hit it, there are not 20 pairs of shoes in front of the [...]

Family Game Night – Great Family Games

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We are big game people at our house!  We love sitting down around the kitchen table and playing games.  We have a closet that is filled to the rim with old games, new games, classic games – you name it!  So, I thought I would share some of our favorite games for family game night! [...]