May 29, 2014

DIY Tooth Brushing Success Garland

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids. Want a unique tooth brushing reward chart?  Make my DIY Tooth brushing success garland.  I'll show you how below. #Smilestones

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Tooth brushing. Dun dun dun.  If you have a child who is technically old enough to brush without physical assistance, but young enough that they cut corners this post is for you!  We fall into this dreaded gray area of tooth brushing and it's become one of our most irritating family debates.  So this week I got a little crafty and created a tooth brushing chart with a twist.  Hello Tooth Brushing Success Garland!

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May 28, 2014

Father's Day Gift For New Dads - New Dad Command Center

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Commando Dad. I created a New Dad Command Center as new dad gift for Father's day. 

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Five and a half years ago Craig suffered from anaphylactic shock and almost didn't make it. Okay, I exaggerated. Slightly.  However, he basically did have what felt like a life threatening reaction to what would be harmless to most.  You know, a new baby.  Seven pounds and eleven ounces of sheer terror named Kayla.
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May 23, 2014

How I Renovated Our Bathroom on a Budget

Need a small bathroom remodel on a small budget? See how to renovate your bathroom on a budget like I did using stock materials and Behr Marquee paint I was sent samples of.  You can easily get that designer look for less. 

About six and a half years ago, I moved in to my now husband, then fiance's house.  Our friends and family know that I haven't hidden the fact that there were lots of things I was not a fan of in this home.  Okay, I flat out complained about all of them, but over time have done a lot of easy swapping of furniture and area rugs as well as some painting.  However, one thing has remained is the number one sore spot for me.  The guest bathroom. A place I lovingly refer to as "The Bathroom From H*ll."  Well... not anymore.  

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May 15, 2014

DIY Kids Birthday Photo Shoot with Number Balloon

I'm showing you how to do a DIY kids birthday photo shoot with a giant number balloon. Thanks to Step2 and Birthday Express for sending supplies to facilitate this cute setup my way! 

If you've been doing this parenting for a minute or two chances are you've seen some of those adorable, creative birthday invitations that magically make their way into your mailbox. And you're probably thinking awww cute, but nope, I can't do that.  I'm here to say YES YOU CAN. All it takes is a really cute kid (which you probably have if you read this site) a little bit of creativity and a camera.

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May 14, 2014

How to Make Easy Fabric Covered Letters for Your Nursery

I'm showing you how to make your own easy fabric covered wall letters which are perfect kids decor.  Thanks to Aden + Anais for sending some swaddle blankets my way to use for this project.  

A while back I mentioned that I was having a little love affair with some of the prints from Aden + Anais.  I still am.  In fact, I think it's become a big love affair.  But I'm not huge on nurseries with a strict theme. Which is why making some DIY fabric nursery letters using their subtle yet adorable prints seemed like a no brainer.  Want to know how to make your own fabric letters?  I'll show you how!

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May 13, 2014

The $162 Ticket I'm Glad He Got - It Can Wait

If you follow me on Instagram then you know that the last two weeks I've been crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet and my husband has been running the ship here in San Diego.  When I picked up the mail on Monday there was an ominous looking letter from the county of San Diego addressed to him and I thought haha- you're getting called in for jury duty! Not so much.  

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May 9, 2014

Organic Yogurt People Bites - A Healthy Frozen Dessert for Kids

I participated in a Blogger Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Stonyfield.  I received coupons to facilitate my shopping trip and a promotional item to thank me for participating.  

Last week we had a total heat wave here in San Diego with temperatures reaching into the 90's.  At the beginning of May.  Say what?  Which of course got me thinking about frozen treats as Kayla was begging for ice cream.  During the summer last year I bought some little one bite ice cream cones, but this year I wanted something a little bit healthier. Which is exactly where these Yogurt People Bites came from. 

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May 7, 2014

Garden Party Tassel Garland & Summer Fun Party Decor

I love easy and inexpensive party decor so I'm thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new summer fun party products with you.

I don't know about you, but in our home summer means impromptu gatherings, pool parties and lots of little visitors strolling through our yard.  And if you know me, you know I like a cute party setup.  But I don't believe in spending a ton on decorations.  Which is where the Dollar Tree Summer Fun items come in.

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May 1, 2014

LEGOS In A Jar Party Favor - LEGO Birthday Party Favor

If you're planning a LEGO birthday party, then I've got the perfect LEGO party favor for you.  These DIY LEGOS In A Jar party favors are easy to make, relatively inexpensive and will last much longer than a LEGO shaped crayon!

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