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September 22, 2016
4 Tips to Reduce School Morning Stress - Smart ideas from Positively Splendid! #momwins

4 Smart Ways to Reduce School Morning Stress

Our family is currently settling into our new routine, now that the new school year is in full swing. Unfortunately, the day-to-day grind of getting everyone up in the morning and out the door on time can lead to a very unhappy consequence: Stress! If you can relate, today I’m sharing four of my family’s best […]

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August 30, 2016
Outfit of the Day Tote Idea from Positively Splendid

Outfit of the Day (#ootd) Totes for Kids

Each school year, I try to come up with new ways to help make hectic school mornings a bit easier. As my kids get older, I love to give them more responsibility in their morning routine, and today’s project is one that I created specifically for that purpose. This DIY Outfit of the Day Tote (#ootd, […]

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August 12, 2016
5 Super Smart Back to School Tips--So many great ideas here for making the new school year easier! #momwins

Five Smart Back to School #MomWins Tips

Ready or not, the last lazy days of summer are almost behind us, and soon kids will be heading back to school. Returning to the often hectic routines of busy school days can be downright overwhelming, but today, I’ve teamed up with El Monterey to share some of my best back-to-school tips for making the transition […]

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July 1, 2016
Perler Bead Backpack Tags - Such a great craft for kids! #MichaelsMakers

Perler Bead Backpack Tags #MichaelsMakers

Looking for a fun craft for kids to while away a rainy (or, here in Texas this time of year, an insanely HOT) afternoon? These Perler bead backpack tags are a quick and easy craft for kids that will ensure backpacks are full of pizzazz once school is back in session! All you need in a […]

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January 7, 2016
Magnetic Refrigerator Frames--A brilliant way to display kids' art in an uncluttered, tidy way!

Magnetic Refrigerator Frames

Refrigerators are terrific, central place to show off kids’ artwork and special papers, but let’s face it: things can get downright cluttered when using just standard magnets to do the job. These magnetic refrigerator frames are a wonderful way to tame the clutter by displaying artwork in a stylish way, and they can be made in just […]

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January 1, 2016
Busy Parent Command Center - Great idea for staying organized with kids! #MichaelsMakers

Organizing Idea: Parent Command Center #MichaelsMakers

Something about the advent of the new year makes me want to take control of our family’s busy schedule and get in tip-top organizing shape! For our family of six, keeping our appointments, practices, and social events in order is no small feat, but this year, I’ve teamed up with Michaels to create a new […]

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September 18, 2015
Free printables for lunchbox notes that can be used again and again. Great idea! #MakeAmazing

Reusable Lunchbox Note Printables #MakeAmazing

Let your kids know they’re on your mind even when they’re away at school by tucking fun lunchbox notes into their lunchbox each day. I’ve teamed up with Scotch to create these fun printable notes that are the perfect way to brighten your child’s day, and because they are laminated and written on with wet-erase […]

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September 15, 2015
Locker Combination DIY Charm Bracelet

Locker Combination DIY Charm Bracelet

For kiddos starting school, learning a new locker combination can be downright intimidating. Over on the Darice blog, Live. Craft. Love., I recently shared a super fun and easy tutorial for how to create cute a beaded DIY charm bracelet that can be worn as a reminder of any important number: locker combinations, parents’ phone […]

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August 31, 2015
Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix Gift Idea #MakeAmazing

Cranberry White Chocolate Jar Cookie Mix #MakeAmazing

I absolutely love to make jar cookie mix gifts for those times when an easy, thoughtful gift is in order, and today, I’m teaming up with Scotch to share one of my all-time favorite jar cookie mix recipes. Around here, we have always called these yummy cranberry white chocolate chip cookies Cranberry Hootie Creeks, but […]

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August 27, 2015
Wild for a Good Book Printable Bookmarks at PositivelySplendid.com

Wild for a Good Book Printable Bookmarks

Make reading assignments wildly fun for kids by whipping up adorable bookmarks for them to enjoy as they read their favorite books. Today, I’m sharing the free Wild for a Good Book bookmark printables so you can make your own, along with a fun idea to present each one with a little toy wild animal reading buddy. […]

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