Crafts - Celebrating Family

Easy DIY vitaminwater Bottle Holder

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #TasteHydration #CollectiveBias The Arizona sun beats down in a very intense way almost every single summer day. Don’t believe the dry heat comment people make; being dry is not better. A dry heat requires a lot of […]

Shark Week Crossword Puzzle Activity

Sharks are loved and feared by people everywhere. They are the ultimate killing machine, yet there is something really intriguing about them. Maybe you disagree, but I bet your kiddos think sharks are pretty cool. I made this shark crossword puzzle to celebrate Shark Week. Feel free to print it out and use it for […]

Finding Dory – Movie Review and Free Activity Sheets

When I first watched Finding Nemo, I was 6 months pregnant with my firstborn. I thought the movie was a visual masterpiece, but I did not connect with the story-line at all. Fast forward 13 years and two kids later and Finding Nemo is now a family favorite. My children were thrilled when we heard about Finding Dory […]

Turn Your Easter Basket Into a Planter

Spring is such a beautiful time of year. It is also the most colorful time in the desert, although there are only a handful of colors represented. I love adding color to my desert landscape by planting non-native flowers and plants (if they can survive the arid desert heat).  If you do any gardening, you […]

Hosting a Championship Worthy Basketball Party

I love basketball because it is such a fast paced game and there is hardly ever a dull moment. If you combine the fun of basketball with family, friends, and tasty food and drinks, you will easily have a championship worthy basketball party. When we have people over to watch basketball, I like to have […]

Eight Easy Thanksgiving Crafts

I simply love Thanksgiving. Family gathered together, food, football, stories, and of course the giving of thanks all make the day one to cherish. The fun times can get pretty crazy, especially if the kiddos are not engaged or involved in the preparations and celebration. Here are eight easy Thanksgiving crafts that will keep the […]

Pan Necklace Craft

Peter Pan is an old tale that generations have enjoyed. Who doesn’t love this story with pixies, pirates, magic, endless childhood, and flying adventures? With the release of the newest movie telling of the story, Pan, your kiddos will be sure to want a necklace like the one in the movie. I made a some pan necklaces […]

Gummy Bear Teacher Gift (Printable)

This post is sponsored by Haribo. All opinions are my own. I love gummy bears. It is very rare that I meet a gummy bear that I do not enjoy.  I also used to really love sour candy, but most modern sour candy I taste is way over the top and hard to even keep in […]

Southwestern Wreath – Christmas in the Desert

I have spent almost every Christmas of my life in the desert. I have dreamed of a white Christmas but that just is not going to happen in the Valley of the Sun. But I still love the holly, ivy, and evergreens of Christmastime. I still love the smell of a fresh cut Christmas tree […]

Easy Embellished Easter Baskets – Affordable and Personalized

My favorite holiday is Easter. I love the entire season and embrace the spiritual side and much of the spring-centered traditions as well. I love putting Easter baskets together and trying to create something the kiddos will love. Back when I was a kid the fanciest baskets in the stores were simply colored wicker baskets. […]

Simple DIY Christmas Ornaments

My kiddos and I had a great time making Christmas ornaments this weekend. It was fun and surprisingly easy. The kiddos were engaged in creativity and it really put us in the Christmas mood. I was given some fun Crayola products to try out and we opted to focus on the Model Magic crafting clay. […]

School’s In – Break Out the Fellowes Laminator (And a Giveaway)

Back when I was a teacher my favorite part of the copy room was the massive laminator it housed. I found myself drawn to it. I made massive laminated posters and flash cards and whatever else I could think of. So when I was contacted by The Motherhood about reviewing the Fellowes Laminator I was […]