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Quick & Easy Ice Cream Cake #Recipe

My boys love ice cream. Nothing is better then relaxing on a hot day, hanging on the deck enjoying some ice cram and giggles with them. Since my hubby was a young child his mom ALWAYS got him a ice cream cake for his birthday. Being the awesome wife I am I kept that tradition up. But if we are honest, they are EXPENSIVE! So when I seen this simple recipe to make our own I got a little excited. The best part? The kids could totally help make it too! Quick & Easy Ice Cream Cake Last year  ...

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Fishing Themed Teacher Gift

The weather is getting warmer, the days are longer and the kids are out in full force. I myself am sitting back counting down the days till Summer vacation starts. Like my boys I get to be home and enjoying all their fun adventures. With the year ending I also start planning gifts for the teachers. I mean for the last ten months they have had my boys more during the week then I have. That means each and everyday they have helped my boys grow in many ways, so thanking them is only natural. I  ...

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Backyard Basics: Budget-friendly options for a new summer oasis #ChurchandDwight

I often tell my hubby I would love to have a nice big backyard. Sadly our little 12 by 12 is what I am stuck with, but like I often say it is better then nothing. So our goal each year is to make our little space something we enjoy. I was gifted a beautiful patio table and chairs last year that was just perfect. It allows beautiful family dinners during the warmer months but also an office space for me when needed. This year I would love to add some planters on the fence and lights so hubby  ...

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Baby Shower Card and Gift Tag – Free Printable!

It seems all my friends are either pregnant or recently delivered a new bundle. My ovaries are screaming over here and as much as I would love a new bundle, this family is done at two. But that doesn’t mean I will not be enjoying many cuddle sessions, it just means I can give them back when I am done. It took a long time to get a full nights sleep and I wont be giving it up anytime soon. But with no babies I love showering them with love and of course cute little presents. But, you  ...

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A Creative Easter Basket Idea for Baby

Easter is this week end and I personally can not wait for the week end off with my boys. This year I kind of dropped the ball and have purchased NOTHING. It kind of fits in with my theme of less is more. I am trying to focus on why we celebrate Easter and not so much of the stuff aspect this year. I have been checking out Mom Groups on Facebook for simple ideas and I am always blown away by the creativity I find. Yesterday as I was browsing I came across a super fun idea for a baby. I of  ...

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Gifting Made Easy with These Crocheted Bunny and Chick Easter Bags

Do you remember the cute Chick and Bunny Easter Baskets that Julie from Beautiful Tomorrow had crocheted? They were so freaking cute weren’t they? I loved that she added her own special little touches that worked for her while still keeping it similar to the original pattern from The Lavender Chair. So without any further rambling from me, I will let Julie take over for this next post. I came across Left in Knots Bunny Bags. Well, of course I just fell in love with them and thought  ...

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Adorable Crocheted Bunny & Chick Baskets

I don’t know about you but now that it is officially SPRING, and starting to actually look and feel like it, I am becoming so excited about Easter.  Although my littles are not so little anymore with only one child still believing in EB (we short form the Easter Bunny into EB), it’s still exciting because….well….duh…..it involves CHOCOLATE!!! Now, what better way to collect all that chocolate that EB leaves but in a nice crocheted basket.  Yes, I found a  ...

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DIY Duck Tape Bookmarks

The Knit Wit and her crew LOVE Duck Tape. I personally don’t think I have ever used it. I can not tell you how many times I have heard about her boys and their love for Duck Tape. So I decided to check it out during March Break. I mean what is the worse thing that could happen, I love it? I was sent some fun Duck Tape products to check out and I was surprised. I mean this wasn’t your regular silver duck tape, but instead chalkboard tape, whiteboard tape, palm tree tape and Dry  ...

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Craft Time With Klutz Jr from Scholastic Canada

Craft time is so important to me. I love letting my boys explore various craft techniques and seeing their minds soar. The thought process starts to go and the creativeness just seeps from their little fingers. We were recently sent the Klutr Jr: My Egg Carton Animals craft set from Scholastic Canada. This fun little kit came with everything we needed to create 12 cute little farm animals with some materials to spare. Klutr Jr: My Egg Carton Animals This craft set really caught my eye as it  ...

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