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Getting Creative with OOLY

The birds are singing, the rain is falling and my boys are, well they are boys haha. Finally Spring is here and we can enjoy the nicer weather. This means heavy coats, boots and mittens are away and we are outside a lot more to play. We have been going on some fun nature walks lately that involved, bird watching, puddle jumping and of course MUD! I honestly think my boys should of been born in a mud pit, but that’s another story. As much as I really love spring time weather it can be  ...

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Crafts, DIY

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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Reviews/Giveaways

MessMatz – Keeping The Messy Moments Contained

My husband and I come from two different up-bringing’s. I made messes, got dirty and ate grass, no judgment He on the other hand did not. So when we had kids and I let them be hands on he struggled a bit with it. Finger painting, getting in the kitchen and “cooking” from the start when they were worn in a carrier then using a step stool. But each and every experience was worth the mess! So when I find products that encourage messy play I am always curious. PlaSmart sent me  ...

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Crafts, DIY

Valentine’s Sun Catchers #DIY

Love is in the air….ok maybe just frost but it is coming! Today I want to share a fun craft you can do with the kids for Valentine’s Day! Nothing to hard or tacky don’t worry!:P I mean Mom vs the Boys always has something going on and these fun Sun Catchers are no different! Valentine’s Sun Catchers The boys and I got crafty yesterday morning and made some sun catchers. I had been thinking of our upcoming trip to visit my mother in law who is in the hospital 3 hours  ...

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Crafts, DIY

How to Crochet A Chicken Potholder #Tutorial

Julie over at Beautiful Tomorrow has been busy. Her fingers are nimble and mind is creative, one of the reasons I love following her. She has sent a couple cool items for my boys, and each time she keeps getting better. You truly can see and feel the love she puts into each project! Curious what her newest creation is? A Crocheted Chicken potholder! These have got to be the cutest potholders I have ever seen. I love that they can be customized to suit any kitchen decor, or someones  ...

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Crafts, DIY

DIY Reindeer Thumbprint Ornaments

We love making ornaments in our home! Something about looking at them and remembering various things that have happened. I have ones from being pregnant, getting married, honeymoon, first Christmas etc. But my favourite ones are the homemade ones my boys do each year. Mom vs the Boys is a favourite blog of mine for many reasons! She is always up to something and creating super cute things with her boys. Check out these fun Reindeer Thumbprint ornaments she crafted up, I personally love the  ...

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Gift Guide 2016, Gifts for Kids, Stocking Stuffers

Give the gift of creativity this holiday season

I love hanging out with my boys and getting crafty.  I truly believe that offers kids an outlet to express themselves can help their development in many different areas. Working in a classroom I see how arts and crafts have brought my quietest students out of their shells. Seeing the benefits just reinforces my love for anything creative! This is why I like to give crafty things that kids can do on their own or with loved ones. Two really fun kits showed up at my house and I had to share  ...

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2015 Gift Guide, Kids, Reviews/Giveaways

Give the Gift of Creativity with Qixels #NCGiftGuide2015

My guy loves the whole Minecraft thing and if I am being honest I really don’t get it. But the whole pixelated craze is everywhere. My good friend Shari over at The Knit Wit was talking about  these kits called QIXELS by Imports Dragon and telling me how it was similar to the perler beads but different. You know me I had to learn more about it. It is time to get creative this holiday season with QIXELS. These little cubes fuse together with just a simple blast of water. Use the tray  ...

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2015 Gift Guide, Kids, Reviews/Giveaways, Stocking Stuffers

Getting Crafty with CraftyCroc™ #NCGiftGuide2015 #GIVEAWAY

I love enjoying craft time with my boys. Nothing is better then coming across new items that offer them an outlet to explore their creativity. A couple weeks ago I was approached by a company CraftyCroc™ and asked if I wanted to check out some fun products and share what I thought with all my wonderful readers. I said yes and shortly after I was opening a box filled with CraftyCroc™ Liquid Chalk Markers and CraftyCroc™ Adhesive CHalkboard Labels for my boys and myself to play around with.  ...

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