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    Easy Fall Wreath Craft for Toddlers

    Fall is my favorite season, even more so now that I live in Las Vegas. The only thing that I don’t like is that there are no beautiful trees or falling leaves. I try to compensate by buying fake leaves and decorating with them. One way I wanted to use the fake leaves to decorate is by having DJ make a wreath with them. I made this to be an easy fall wreath craft for toddlers. That way any of you can easily do this too. If you want to make this as well you can use fake or real leaves if you have them.  Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate…

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    Puff Paint Ghosts

    While scrolling through Pinterest recently I kept seeing something called puff paint. I thought it looked so cool. I decided that since it was Halloween time, I would make some puff paint for DJ & Brooklyn to paint a puff paint ghost. I left the puff paint white since they were going to be using it for ghosts. To start I cut out two ghosts out of regular printer paper, and then I made the puff paint. I made way too much for us. I used half a cup of shaving cream and half a cup of white glue and just mixed them together. If I was making more color…

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    Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2018

    I am one of those people who love to have decorations for every holiday. I’m also one of those people who is pretty lazy with decorations, unless it’s Christmas. Luckily, Brooklyn’s godfather (and one of David’s best friends), Rich seems to love decoration for every holiday too (and isn’t lazy). I’d love to say another big thank you to Rich for making the outside of our house look incredible for Halloween. I love the decorations so much that I wanted to share with you all our outdoor Halloween decorations. Outdoor Halloween Decorations 2018 I wanted to start by showing you the front of my house and the driveway. I am…

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    Mini Individual Apple Crumble Pies

    Now that it’s the fall, I seem to have an abundance of apples from apple picking. One great way to use up those apples is to bake with them. I decided to look for a new way to make apple pie, and I found a great one in my Harry Potter Unofficial Cookbook. I found one for mini individual apple crumble pies. While I did use the recipe in the cookbook as a guide, I did improvise a tiny bit with the filling. I used four granny smith apples, instead of two granny smith & two gala apples. Also, I had a bit a trouble with my crust.. because I…

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    Sunshine Blogger Award 2018

    I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by The Wife SAHM Life. I can honestly say that I feel extremely honored to have been nominated by her. I’ve been in a bit of a blogging rut recently, and this really brought me out of it. Thank you so much. The Rules: 1. Thank the blogger who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog. 2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you. 3. Nominate up to 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions. 4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or…

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    Extra Chocolatey Brownies with Salted Caramel Drizzle

    Now that fall has arrived it’s time my baking hits high gear. I was really wanting to making brownies, because for some reason this is the hardest thing for me to master still. However, I wanted to incorporate a little bit of fall flavor into my brownies. Which is how I came up with brownies with salted caramel drizzle. I didn’t truly create either of the recipes I used. I tweaked this brownie recipe, and used a Bobby Flay salted caramel recipe. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. For more information please check out my sidebar. Items I…

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    My Top Three Baby Registries

    When I was pregnant with both DJ and Brooklyn I used Babies R Us for my registry. Unfortunately, they closed down and I can’t recommend them like I used to. I thought it would be a good idea to research different baby registries that were out there. This way when someone inevitably asks me which one I recommend I can let them know. I narrowed it down to my top three baby registries for you. I’m going to give you the benefits of these registries along with any cons there may be, but to be honest I can’t see any cons about a registry. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links.…

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    Baked Chicken Tenders

    One of DJ’s current favorite foods is chicken nuggets. I decided that I wanted to find a way to make them from home. Well, I made baked chicken tenders instead of chicken nuggets. There wasn’t really any good reason for it. Honestly, I just happened to buy pre chopped up chicken breast. I decided to leave the chicken in whatever shape it was chopped into when I bought it. You could always make this recipe into nuggets by cutting the chicken breast into a nugget shape. This recipe is really versatile. You could honestly fry the nuggets in a pan with oil if you wanted. This is a very easy…

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    Michaels Kids Club

    I’m always looking for new things to do with DJ & Brooklyn that is both fun and inexpensive. I want to take them to different places. I finally listened to my friend about going to the Michaels Kids Club on Saturday. It was definitely a lot of fun. They have two different crafts depending on the age group. When we went the theme was hedgehogs. DJ was ecstatic. Every Saturday from 10 am to noon Michaels has their Kids Club. They have a 3+ craft for $2 and a 6+ craft for $5. We did the 3+ hedgehog craft for DJ, and they gave Brooklyn markers and paper to color.…

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    DJ’s Third Birthday Party!

    I’m just going to start off with the fact that I cannot believe my little boy is already three. My mind is having a hard time processing how this happened. I logically three years has past, but it doesn’t feel like it. DJ has been obsessed with Mickey Mouse for the majority of these three years. We didn’t end up throwing him a first birthday party, because he was sick. He had a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse “Oh Two-dles” themed party for his second birthday, but there wasn’t a lot of people there since we had canceled and decided to have it again last-minute (he had a stomach virus a few days…