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Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable!

Gender Reveal Party Balloon DIY and Printable! Having a baby is such an exciting time. I love the idea of finding out the gender of the baby and throwing a party to reveal whether you are having a girl or boy. Your friends and family will love the excitement of finding out the gender of your baby AND it's a wonderful way to celebrate the expansion of your family with the people that love you the … [Read more...]

How to Clean a MOLDY Outdoor Rug

How to clean a moldy outdoor rug. A couple of weeks ago I got my courtyard at the #1905Cottage all spruced up for Spring. Over the winter leaves had gotten trapped and snow had piled up to create a moldy mess! And my rug was under all of that. I didn't get it rolled up and put away in time. So as I was cleaning up the space I wondered if the rug could be salvaged. It had stains from the leaves … [Read more...]

Star Wars Wall Art !

Happy May the 4th!! Celebrate by creating fun Star Wars Wall Art. These Star Wars wall hangings also make a wonderful gift for your favorite Star Wars fan!!   They are super easy to make. Here's how you can make your own! … [Read more...]

White Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables!

  White Cheese Queso Recipe and Cinco de Mayo Printables! I think I could eat Mexican food every day for the rest of my life and be happy. It's so yummy. So of course I love celebrating Cinco de Mayo with  a little party and food. Ella loves Queso whenever we go out to a Mexican restaurant. So I thought it would be fun to recreate her favorite queso recipe at home. We paired the … [Read more...]

Help Kids Get Creative by Taking Classes!

Help kids get creative by taking classes. I think I'm a life-long-learner. I enjoy learning new hobbies and skills. Maybe I have creative ADD? Some of the ways I learn new things are watching videos, reading books and taking classes. For me, I learn the fastest by hands-on learning. So taking classes is my favorite. This month as part of the #MichaelsMakers program we were asked to take a … [Read more...]

Put Mom in the Photo – my Mother’s Day Mantel!

Put Mom in the Photo - my Mother's Day Mantel. Thanks for all of your sweet comments about my post last week about putting mom in the photo. Putting ourselves in front of the camera is something I really believe in and something I am trying to be better at. I know it takes a little planning and effort sometimes. I find myself with second-day hair and in my yoga pants most of the time. But it was … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 16 Painted Projects!

It's never a bad time to add a few pops of color to your decor! Here are... XX Painted Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Fabric Painting Tips @ The Magic Brush DIY Carousel Jewelry Organizer @ The Navage Patch Ombre Painted Dresser @ I Heart Naptime Pantry Makeover @ Re-Fabbed … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 15 Spring Outdoor Projects!

I've been looking into all kinds of new projects to spruce up my patio in the warm spring and summer months! As inspiration, here are... 15 Spring Outdoor Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * DIY Outdoor Wall Art @ Do More for Less Wine Crate Garden @ TidyMom DIY Flower Planted Dresser @ The Summery Umbrella DIY Flower Planter Box @ I Should Be Mopping the Floor … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and My Favorite Blogs $500 Giveaway!

It's Friday!! Welcome back to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, and Tatertots & Jello  to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all four sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts -- just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see which of the … [Read more...]

22 Salad Recipes You’ll Want to Try

One of my favorite things about Spring and Summer is lightening up my menu and eating fresh fruits and veggies. There is no better way to do that than to eat delicious salads that are packed full of tons of healthy stuff. So, I thought it would be fun to round up some salad recipes that look as delicious as they do healthy. From green salads to fruit salads, there is something on this list … [Read more...]

Curious George Frosted Banana Bars and Printable!

One my kids' all-time favorite books and shows has been Curious George. George's personality is so mischievous and his antics are absolutely funny. This week I have been talking about raising adventurous kids. And I like that each Curious George story shows kids how to explore the world in a creative and curious way. And yay – now all NINE seasons (that’s 109 episodes) of Curious George are now … [Read more...]

Meet My Favorite Blogs and a $500 giveaway!

Happy Wednesday! I'm delighted to offer a fantastic giveaway opportunity to my readers this week, and even more excited to introduce you to my creative blogging friends along with this giveaway. These are the gals that I just adore and I've gotten to know really well throughout my years blogging. We text to ask each other questions, meet up at blog conferences, create our own getaways, and work … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Raise Adventurous Kids

My oldest kids just turned 22 and 20 - I still wonder where the time went. Over all of these years of being a parent I feel I have learned a lot. One thing I have loved seeing is the wild spirit that kids have. Sometimes I think we as parents, want to take that wildness and tame it a little. That natural, curious need to explore and revel in the newness of the world is one of the greatest secrets … [Read more...]

DIY Picture Calendar for Preschoolers

Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! I'm Meredith, and I'm a parenting blogger over at Perfection Pending where I share inspirational parenting essays, humor, and parenting tips. I'm happy to be back sharing this fun idea for helping your preschool kids know what day it is. It's funny, because my youngest is four, but since he still can't read or tell time, and he doesn't know what day it is, … [Read more...]

Great Ideas — 15 Teacher Appreciation Projects!

The end of the school year is coming up fast! I love helping my kids with little thank you gifts that they give to their favorite teachers at the end of each year. Here are... 15 Teacher Appreciation Projects from this week's Link Party Palooza! * * * * * Easy DIY Pencil Holder @ Easy Crafts 101 DIY Mud Pie Kits @ Giggles Galore Printable Teacher Gift Tags @ Building Our … [Read more...]