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I’m so excited to share a printable with you today! I got inspired by my friend Amy who used our tape relief tutorial to create a box to hold the letters that her husband and her write every Valentine’s Day to their daughters. HOW SWEET. I got inspired to do the same thing – but […]

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We shared our Christmas Morning Fairy Bread a few years ago and I got the idea to make heart shaped bread for Valentine’s Day last week. This ‘recipe’ couldn’t be easier and Piper acts like it’s seriously the BEST treat. I think it’s the sprinkles :) Fairy bread is popular in Australia, the name confuses […]

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Looking for a really cute Valentine’s Day treat for teachers or babysitters, or a girlfriend? I wanted to share what we are doing this year – I’m picking up Starbucks gift cards and sticking them inside these cute pink cups. The only downfall with these pink disposable coffee cups (from Amazon) is that you have […]

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These little holiday treat crackers are so easy to make – they don’t actually ‘pop’ like the ones you buy in the store do – but making them allows you to customize what’s inside! Use these for small gifts, place settings or stocking stuffers!  If you’re looking for more holiday ideas……Frozen Hot Chocolate, Peppermint Oreo […]

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The other night I asked for ideas on Instagram for Christmas Brunch and I don’t think I’ve ever had so many responses! So many of the same ideas: french toast bake, egg stratas, cinnamon rolls, monkey bread or bagel bars. Also some great other ideas I included below that were suggested. Someone also pointed me […]

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These brownies are so easy and festive! And perfect to bake with your kids. They couldn’t be easier! Just one of the many ways I love to incorporate our Vitality essential oils into recipes- see more ideas here!  All you need is:  -Box of your favorite brownie mix -Peppermint oil or extract (We use Young […]

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We’ve had ‘calm down bottles’ in Piper’s bedroom for about a year. I made them with water bottles and added food coloring, oil & sparkles and she goes and shakes them when she needs some quiet alone time. They have worked pretty well at calming her down but I needed to replace them a while […]

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What’s better than a warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint and whip cream? A warm cup of coffee that’s been spiked with chocolate, peppermint, whip cream and a reindeer donut on the side :) I’m excited to share two recipes today in partnership with Hamilton Beach’s new FlexBrew  – we’ve been […]

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I’m so excited about this project I’ve taken on. If you follow on Instagram you’ve seen that I was matched with 2 families in need to shop for holiday gifts this season for The Mama Notes Community through the Anne Arundel County Holiday Sharing program. We’ve been matched with two families, both with single moms. […]

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Shopping in general with children is….an experience. It makes you TRULY appreciate those solo Target runs, but it doesn’t have to be awful. While the holiday season definietly provides additional challenges (toys! candy canes! santa!) The Mama Notes community came up with some great tips to make shopping with kids a little easier :)  Tips […]

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Have you heard of Serendipity’s Frozen Hot Chocolate? It’s pretty well known in NYC and they have additional locations now. I made my own version of frozen hot chocolate for Piper last year and it was a HIT! I assume that this would taste a little more like hot chocolate if you made the hot […]

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We’ve been making homemade playdough since Piper was little but this was our first time making festive gingerbread playdough! Perfect for this time of year, this playdough is non-toxic and smells like warm gingerbread fresh out of the oven, making it great for ‘baking play’. It’s also great for holiday parties and you can even […]

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