Ultimate Box of Projects: Product Review and Giveaway

ultimate box of projects

*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!* Craft Project Ideas recently came out with a brand new 'Made by Me' Junior line, especially for children ages 4-6 years of age (which can be found at Walmart).  We had an opportunity to review their Ultimate Box of Projects...and I am convinced they need to rename it 'The Big Box of Fun' instead.  This box … [ Keep reading… ]



I recently had one of my most humbling moments as a mother.  After receiving a not-so-lovely report about our almost 4-year old son’s behavior in Bible class, I encouraged him to ask God for forgiveness in his bedtime prayer.  He recanted by saying, “Yelling is a mistake too, Mommy.  You need to ask God for forgiveness for yelling at me earlier today.” Ouch.  Knife to the heart. As much as … [ Keep reading… ]

DIY Birthday Shirt


Last year I spent WAY too much money on a first birthday t-shirt from Etsy for Little Brother.  I justified this expense by telling myself that he would wear it more than just once.  I was wrong.  He wore it once. So this year, I spent all of about $5 on a number 2 shirt for his second birthday.  It was SUPER easy and took me less than 30 minutes from start to finish!  And I didn't even know … [ Keep reading… ]

A Lesson Learned: Online Behavior (and the ‘Golden Rule’)


Let's face it...we are different online than we are in real life.  For instance, it may 'appear' that I have things under control around here.  But, then again, you haven't seen this... Yep.  That would be our home office (which looks eerily similar to how it was this time last year).  You'll be happy to know that it has since been cleaned and semi-organized.  But as you can see, I … [ Keep reading… ]

Show-and-Share Saturday Link Up!


There were lots of fun ideas shared last week!  Here are just a few: This paper plate turkey from I Heart Crafty Things would be a great way to kick off the Thanksgiving festivities!   I love this thoughtful gift idea for grandparents from Dresses 'n Messes.  What a fun way to let your child personalize the gift-giving process! Having any school-age children at your Thanksgiving … [ Keep reading… ]

DIY Car Mat Backpack

Car Mat Backpack

I've already properly conveyed how much Little Brother loves his hot wheels.  But I was also at a loss as to what to get him for his birthday.  We do not need any more toys in this house.  Actually, I've made several trips to Goodwill this week getting rid of toys that no one plays with (in addition to other meaningless clutter). So when I saw this idea for a car mat backpack over at A Happy … [ Keep reading… ]