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Valentine's Day Activities For Kids

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My friend Shakira has been sharing her ‘occasions bins’ for a long time on Instagram and I was finally inspired to make one for Christmas and I’m keeping the tradition alive! It’s a great way to display fun seasonal kitchen accessories if you don’t have shelves and a nice little treat for the kids! I […]

Valentine’s Day Kitchen Basket

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Jan

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On my Instagram stories, I recently shared some of Alice’s (who is almost 7 months old) favorite toys. I also thought it would be helpful to compile a post with them, for quick reference. If you want to see the products in action, you can check them out on my “Alice” highlight on Instagram. I […]

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Jan

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Usborne Book Suggestions

I compiled a list of Usborne books that would be great for gift giving to your little ones this Valentine’s Day! Love you Hoo The Apple of My Pie You Complete Me Where Happiness Lives All About Feelings What are Feelings? Speak Up Mouse Olivia’s Secret Scribbles: My New Best Friend Peek Inside a Fairy […]

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15

Jan

Seasonal

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Kids

I know it seems like I was just sharing holiday gift ideas but – alas February is around the corner and I know many moms like to make little ‘love baskets’ for their kids. Here are some ideas! Girls Cotton Ankle Sock Kodak Printomatic Digital Instant Print Camera – Tempted to get these for my […]

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15

Jan

Amazon

January Amazon Fashion Faves

It’s been a while since I searched Amazon for some fashion finds! Today I’m sharing some wintery Amazon fashion finds to keep you cozy at home. Chunky Turtleneck Sweater with Batwing Sleeve Popcorn Stitch Cropped Crewneck Sweater Long Sleeve Ruffle Crew Neck Top with Smocked Detail High Waisted Yoga Pants with Pockets Milo Front Knot […]

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Jan

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Winter Books We Love

Snow Sisters The Snowy Day Red Sled The First Snowfall Small Walt & Mo The Tow A Bears Year Secrets Of Winter Winter Wonderland Sound Book What Is Snow Snowy Places Snowy Day Little Board Book Snow Princess Sticker Dollies

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Jan

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How I Rotate Our Toys

Messy cabinets….we all have them (evidence above)!! Toy rotation has helped us in so many ways! Not only has it eliminated a little bit of clutter, but it keeps my kids engaged and excited about what they are playing with for much longer! I’m going to outline the process I did when I started rotating […]

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05

Jan

Activity Box Ideas

How I Organize My Kids Activities

For the last few years I’ve been organizing activities for my kids in these simple plastic boxes. I updated them with clear labels from Magic Playbook this year (just print and adhere with clear contact paper) and keep them in our upstairs cabinet. My kids know they are off-limits and aren’t allowed to get into […]

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05

Jan

Amazon

2020 Best Sellers

Every year I look forwarding to sifting through all of the analytics from my affiliate programs to see what items I shared resonated best with my audience: you! Today I’ve gathered all of the top sellers, most frequently purchased in 2020 and I’m covering everything from kid & baby, to home and clothes for mama, […]

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30

Dec

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Cold Weather Amazon Favorites

It’s been a bit since I shared some Amazon favorites – here are some products I’ve loved for the cold winter months at home! This is the coziest fleece! I have it in camel and wear it non-stop. The “Amazon Coat” has over 13k reviews and I now understand why. I just got it and […]

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17

Dec

holiday activities

Santa Beard Trimming Activity

Your kids can trim Santa’s beard and work on their fine motor skills with this fun activity! This printable is from The Magic Playbook. I added a pink hat, cotton ball, stickers, and pipe cleaner glasses. Add strips of white paper to Santa’s face and set your child loose to give Santa a trim. You […]

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07

Dec

Food

Peppermint Bark Brownies

Holiday baking doesn’t have to be super involved! These Peppermint Bark Brownies are super easy, but a fun, festive treat! To make them, simply prepare a batch of your favorite brownies, crumble up some peppermint bark and sprinkle into the batter before baking. Once they’ve baked, I like to sprinkle some crushed candy canes on […]

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Dec

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