Easy Valentine Ceramic Ring Bowl Craft

*As an Oriental Trading ambassador I am provided with promotional products to facilitate my posts. I do not receive financial compensation.* Valentine's Day is officially 1 week away today. I let the kids decorate our "school room" a few weeks ago, and today we started Valentine-themed crafts. I had plans to have the girls make Valentine gift baskets for their aunts and grandmas, but sickness has put us behind on that. None of us have felt very well the last few weeks. Luckily, we have managed to stay away from the dreaded flu germs, but stomach bugs have kept us down. So, instead of baskets, … [Read more...]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Lei Wreath #orientaltrading #kidfriendly #kidcrafts

As an Oriental Trading Ambassador, I am provided with products to facilitate some of my crafting posts. I do not earn affiliate commissions through any of the links in this post. A quick snowstorm dropped about an inch of snow on us last night, and I spent the evening hours rearranging our lesson plans for today to accommodate the snow. I couldn't expect the girls to sit down calmly at their desks working on worksheets all morning with the elusive white stuff outside calling their names! After all, snow is usually a once or twice a year treat around here. So, we spent the morning enjoying … [Read more...]

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Lovely Candy Company Gluten Free and Peanut Free Stocking Stuffers

A trip to any local store, and you will see they all carry one particular type of product during the holiday season...sweets! Whether it be chocolate, candy, or confections, we are surrounded by sweets not just during the holidays, but year round. Unfortunately, many of those yummy treats are also full artificial things that aren't very healthy. Some can be downright harmful to someone with a peanut allergy or other health problems. The Lovely Candy Company just launched two new product lines that make great tasting stocking stuffers, Honey Gummies, and Dark Chocolate Honey … [Read more...]

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Budget-Friendly Toys and Stocking Stuffers for Multiple Children

I am a proud Oriental Trading Ambassador and receive products to facilitate my posts. All opinions are my own. Each Christmas we have a family gathering at my grandparents' house for Christmas lunch. Everyone in our extended and ever-growing family comes home for the holidays to celebrate together. I love spending the holidays with so many family members, catching up, enjoying each other's company, and exchanging gifts. We play a gift exchange game among the adults, and everyone brings a gift for each child. As much as I love shopping for the kids, the cost can quickly surpass my budget if … [Read more...]

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The Perfect Curated Candle Gift: Vellabox

I was provided with promotional products from Vellabox to facilitate my post. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here! Ben and the girls spent the afternoon hanging our outdoor lights while I worked inside to finish up my own Christmas decor. I finished well before they did, so I took advantage of the kid-free time which doesn't happen often these days. I lit a Burn S'more Toasted Graham Cracker candle from my latest Vellabox, curled up with a book, and relaxed. It was such a nice moment, even if I did only make it through 2 pages of my book before I had hungry kids running … [Read more...]

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