DIY Yarn Wreath


I absolutely love to craft, but I will admit that with all on my plate right now, I find that I really don’t have time to do all the crafts that I have found on the internet and pinterest 🙂 . However, I must admit that whenI find something that looks cute, simple, and somewhat quick I’m all over it.

A few weeks ago myself and a friend decided that we were going to have a craft weekend for some fall crafts. Stay tuned for DIY Instructions for all of the projects we did that weekend. The first that I want to share with you is My Yarn Wreath.


  • Foam Wreath (any shape/style/size you prefer)
  • Yarn Color of Your Choice
  • Any flowers (I was all about fast so I used scrapbook type stickers)
  • (more…)

WIN! Back To School With Alex Toys and Crafts

With back to school upon us, we want our kids to be as ready as they can be.  We also want them to have as much fun as they can both in and out of school.  Learning can be fun, and is easily incorporated into play.  Having mom and dad around to share learning time and help and encourage children grow will let your children thrive and feel confidant as they had back to school this year.

ALEX toys, favorites of ours, make going back to school fun and easy.  Check out some of the awesome items they have for your little ones!


ALEX TOYS Ready, Set, Write by ALEX BRANDS

We love this!  We took it with us on a recent road trip to Maine and Canada, and my son used it in the car and in restaurants.  “Learn to write A,B,C’s and numbers with ease! This spiral-bound pad contains 19 pages of numbers and letters that wipe away for lots of practicing.”  It is perfect for practicing your letters and getting to know them, or for older children like my son, getting better with handwriting (which, like his mother, is usually a mess).

Ready, Set, Write costs $13.95 on the ALEX site, and is well worth it.  It can be used over and over again, as well as passed on to younger siblings. It is aimed at kids aged 3 and up, but can be used by younger if they can grip the pen.  The one thing I would watch for is that the pen does stain both hands and clothing if you are not careful.


ALEX TOYS Ready, Set, Tell Time by ALEX BRANDS

My son is not the best at telling time on any sort of clock or watch- it is a skill we are working on.  This kit is aimed at children 4 and up, but again can be used with younger children as well as older. I would have for sure used it for circle time when I was teaching Pre-K, and my son is getting use out of it as well.  It sells for $18.95 on the ALEX website, and comes with more then just a clock face.

CraftersCrate for Girls

Disclosure: The Crafters Crate products listed below were provided for me in order to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own and honest. I am disclosing this in accordance to FTC Guidelines. Please see “Disclose” tab for more information.

My girls love to work together and do different projects with my husband and I. We always have something going on around the house, but sometimes are at a loss at coming up with something specifically special just for them. With Crafters Crate, my girls had a variety of projects that they could do either on their own or with a little bit of help.

About Crafters Crate:

When you sign up for CraftersCrate, each month you will receive a box full of craft kits curated for your girl. Each crate includes 4-5 crafts and activities as well as all the materials you need to complete them.


CraftersCrate is suggested for girls ages 5 to 10, but they have members that are even as young as 3 and as old as 12. It truly depends on the child and how much time you want to spend helping them with the craft time.

CraftersCrate Story:

Rachael, CraftersCrate Founder, was not your typical “crafty mom” and so she definitely didn’t have a room full of craft supplies ready to go right away. After she had her daughter, she began to realize its hard to find good craft and activities. She did find many projects on Pinterest, but in order to get everything together to complete one kids craft was a job in itself.


Home Made Moon Sand- Great Kids Activity

My girls absolutely love to play outside. I always love to try new things to change up our normal activities. Moon Sand was definitely a great fit for us. I have been wanting to try it out for awhile, but never really had a big enough container to put it in.

I went on a mission to buy everything that I needed for my girls to be able to play with the Moon Sand.

How To:


  • 1 5lb Bag of Flour
  • 2 Cups of Baby Oil

Pour the Bag of flour and the cups of Baby Oil into a big container. You then just have to mix with your hands until it is a nice smooth, powdery mixture.

I chose to make a double of this batch so that we had a good decent amount to out in our big container. I then gave my girls some measuring cups and spoons, as well as some plastic cups to play with.

Bears Activity Sheets


With Disneynature’s BEARS opening in theatres next Friday, April 18th, here aresome fun activity sheetsto get everyone excited! BEARS is rated G.


In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against a majestic Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face the bitter cold. The world outside is exciting—but risky—as the cubs’ playful descent down the mountain carries with it a looming threat of avalanches. As the season changes from spring to summer, the brown bears must work hard to find food—ultimately feasting at a plentiful salmon run—while staying safe from rival male bears and predators, including an ever-present wolf. “Bears” captures the fast-moving action and suspense of life in one of the planet’s last great wildernesses—Alaska!

Disneynature was launched in April 2008. Its mission is to bring the world’s top nature filmmakers together to share a wide variety of wildlife stories on the big screen in order to engage, inspire and educate theatrical audiences everywhere. Walt Disney was a pioneer in wildlife filmmaking, producing 13 True-Life Adventure motion pictures between 1948 and 1960, which earned eight Academy Awards®. The first four Disneynature films, “Earth,” “Oceans,” “African Cats” and “Chimpanzee,” are four of the top five highest overall grossing feature-length nature films to date, with “Chimpanzee” garnering a record-breaking opening weekend for the genre. Disney’s commitment to conservation is a key pillar of the label and Disneynature films empower the audience to help make a difference. Through donations tied to opening-week attendance for all four films, Disneynature, through the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, has planted three million trees in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest, established 40,000 acres of marine protected area in The Bahamas, protected 65,000 acres of savanna in Kenya, protected nearly 130,000 acres of wild chimpanzee habitat, educated 60,000 school children about chimpanzee conservation and cared for chimpanzees. For more information about Disneynature, like us on Facebook: and follow us on Twitter:

Disney’s The Pirate Fairy Crafts #PirateFairy

Check out these cute Pirate Fairy crafts from the newest Disney Fairy movie, now out on DVD.

Free Birds Coloring Sheets

Like Free Birds? Check these out, the kids will love them (my son does).

Sewing Books from C&T Publishing


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I love to take do crafty and sewing projects. I love doing them, but I don’t always have the skills needed to actually be doing what I do. I am sure that there are many other people out there that are like me. I like doing them, but most importantly I really like having step-by-step instructions on how to do projects. Not only that but I have really  loved being able to find some great projects for my girls to do as well. With these awesome books from C & T Publishing, you will most definitely not be disappointed.

About The Books:

Creature Camp: With this awesome book, you can get sewing with cuddly creatures! This book will teach you how to make your very own fluffy pals in just a few steps. You will learn how to sew buttons, turn corners, and attach zippers to tons of different kinds of critters. Throughout this great book you will learn a bunch of new skills that you can use on any project you’d like. This book features 18 easy projects that teach you how to make your very own stuffed animals.

We Love to Sew: This great book features 28 super-cool projects that you can create to your own style. With this book, you can now save your money for all those cute things you see at the department stores, because it will teach you how to make them!  In no time, you will be able to craft super cute earrings, tote bags, rings, and even diary covers. It doesn’t even matter if you’ve never sewn anything before, because all the project instructions are super easy to follow.