• Activities,  Holidays

    Thanksgiving Activities Jar

    I like to try to celebrate and do activities as we approach Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect opportunity to teach our kids about gratitude. This year we wrote down several ideas for “gratitude activities” and put them in our Thanksgiving Activities Jar. We’d like to do one activity each day, but we’re doing them as we have time. Life can be busy as kids get older and start doing activities! Gratitude and Thanksgiving Activities: Gratitude Scavenger Hunt Write a thank you note. Call your grandparents and say hi. Write a list of the things you love about someone and give it to them. Say a prayer to thank God for all your…

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  • Cards,  Holidays

    Fast and Easy Toy Car Valentine

    Big Brother is in his second year of preschool, and this year they’re having a Valentine’s party. Naturally, we wanted to come up with a fun Valentine! I wanted something cute but also something that he could contribute to. There are 12 other kids in his class, and I knew he could lose interest quickly, so I kept it simple. He loved the idea of giving his classmates Hotwheels, so I made a simple design with the phrase “I Am Wheelie Glad We’re Friends”. He decorated them with Valentine stickers and markers, and I fastened them to the Hotwheels card. Simple, quick, and fun! Make Your Own Hotwheels Valentines: Print…

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  • Crafts,  Holidays,  Home Projects

    {No Cost} Valentine’s Day Mantel

    I am having so much fun with the mantel in our apartment! I didn’t post it here on the blog, but if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen part of my Christmas mantel. That one was a lot of work! I love decorated mantels so much that in our old house I considered having a faux mantel. I wanted to go with something simpler for Valentine’s Day. Oh, and another requirement? I didn’t really want to spend anything. So I went on a little Valentine’s treasure hunt around the apartment and on Pinterest. Here’s the result! Here’s a rundown of how I put it together: I found this cute “love” printable…

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