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Disneyland favorites!

It doesn’t take much to get me ecstatic about a vacation if the word DISNEYLAND is in the sentence.  I have been going since I was a little girl and it truly is the happiest place on earth for me and my family.  Luckily, my husband gets the Disneyland glow on his face when we… Continue reading Disneyland favorites!

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Gardening with little green thumbs

There you have it…the simplest activity to keep a toddler occupied and happy equals gardening.  Kids love dirt, they want to shuffle little pots around, they want to poke holes in dirt piles and water them endlessly with a watering can.  So, start planting seedlings with them, get them excited for results and then everyday they… Continue reading Gardening with little green thumbs

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Rainy day activity – decorating shoes!

If it’s gonna be dim outside then that calls for a bright colorful craft day!  We’re making it a sunshiny bright feeling inside while embracing the lovely contrasting cold and soon to be wet outside, and when it pours down we will definitely put our heals away and get into goulashes for a good splash! … Continue reading Rainy day activity – decorating shoes!

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Toddler Inspiration. Favorite things we’re loving right now!!!

We are all over the map when it comes to great balls of fun inspiration, but I think we have found some sensory play ideas and some intellectual fun!  Squishies are turning out to be all the rage.  I even love to squish them! My daughter can smush this, squeeze it, and use it in… Continue reading Toddler Inspiration. Favorite things we’re loving right now!!!

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froyo – simple pleasures

This couldn’t be an easier healthy snack or dessert.  I always love cooking ideas that don’t involve cutting things with little ones since I haven’t invested yet in a toddler knife.  They do make them so that they can cut but not hurt themselves.  I will look into it! Grab a tub of vanilla yogurt… Continue reading froyo – simple pleasures

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Heart shape fun!!

Are you getting your Valentine’s ready?!!  It’s coming up quickly and so we are crafting away and having tons of fun doing it!  Here are a few fun ideas for making arrows and valentine’s. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO We went twig collecting.  So fun, so easy…twigs are everywhere.  I had tons of adhesive foam hearts leftover from… Continue reading Heart shape fun!!

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Lavender play-doh with dried rose petals

One of my favorite things to do with kiddos is to make homemade play-doh.  It feels so good on my hands and we get a huge ball of it this way.  I like to add texture, color, a little sparkle, essential oils, and dried rose petals.  The children were playing with the lavender play-doh today… Continue reading Lavender play-doh with dried rose petals

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DIY mini heart-shaped pizzas

  Pizzeria!  We were having the time of our life making these mini heart-shaped pizzas.  My daughter wants a pizzeria set and little play area, that’s how into it she was.  I’m now daydreaming of making something pink and white checkered with a cute chef hat and some paper plates!  It’s too much fun watching… Continue reading DIY mini heart-shaped pizzas

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When you’re feeling lazzzzzy and need some relief

Right now I have a good excuse, I might have the beginning symptoms of that icky flu that’s been going around.  But mother’s or anyone for that matter can feel lazy many times during the week.  The doldrums of housekeeping, perpetual meal making, organizing and laundry folding and/or pile ups can be exhausting, never-mind taking… Continue reading When you’re feeling lazzzzzy and need some relief