Three Truths to Remind a Single Friend on Valentine’s Day

The flowers floating around the office, the notes passed at school, the cards dripping with love and affection . . . Valentine's Day can be a lot to handle for the individual who is wishing they had someone special with whom to share the day.  And whether it is you...

Candy Land – Inspired Tea Party

  For my mom's last birthday, I decided to throw her a little party combining two things she loves:  tea and her favorite childhood game, Candy Land.  It was a lovely party.  Take a look!         For the table, I used traditional china, adding the playful nature of...

Open the Drawer

Are you struggling through a situation or having to deal with a difficulty that seems too hard to overcome?  We all face challenging times.  The question is how do we handle them?  Do we try to address the situation on our own and in our own strength or do we reach...

We Have A New Look!

I know it has been quiet for the last week or two around here, but it is because we have been working on our new look. What do you think? You will still be able to find the same great content in the same places but know that we're still tweaking a few...

What to Expect at NINJAGO World LEGOLAND Florida

Calling all NINJAGO lovers:  If you have kids who like Kai, Cole, Nya, Jay, Lloyd or Zane, get your keys and hop in the car.  This Orlando area destination will thrill your kids as they train to become a ninja with their favorite NINJAGO friends.  LEGOLAND Florida has...

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Easy Ideas for a Spring Picnic Party

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions are mine alone. #PureLife40pk #CollectiveBias With spring's arrival, I am beyond eager to get outside and enjoy the new season.  Blooming flowers, warmer temperatures . . . and...

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Spring Placemat Printable: Seasonal Fun for your Table

Happy Spring!  We may have had 12" inches of snow just two weeks ago in Ohio, but it is officially spring time.  Let's celebrate! This month, I have a fun spring placemat printable for your kitchen table.  Print it, invite your child to draw, color and fill it out,...

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How to Make Rustic LOVE Signs

Do you love rustic wood signs?  You may be surprised to hear that they are not very hard to make.  I consider myself to have very average skills in this department but can still turn out signs I would hang in my house every day of the week.  Today, we're making these...

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How to Make a No-Sew Jedi Robe

Are you looking to make simple Jedi Robes but don't want to pull out the sewing machine?  These no-sew Jedi Robes will be a big hit at your Star Wars Party or for everyday costume fun. What You'll Need: thick felt or other fabric scissors tape measure thick jute For...

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5 Reasons to Make Family Getaways a Priority

Thank you to Castaway Bay for hosting my family in order to facilitate this review.  All opinions are my own. Don’t miss the giveaway below!  Do you make family getaways a priority? . . . I am completely bad at this.  However, each time we make the effort to do so, I...

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A Fun Craft for Kids: Spring Chick Burlap Bags

Spring is in the air!  We're just a few weeks away from the official start of spring.  Can you blame me if I want to hop into the new season a little early?  Today, my daughter and I have a fun spring craft to celebrate the coming of spring. Here is What You'll Need...

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A Playful Dog and Cat Birthday Party

  If you have a child who loves dogs and cats, you'll want to check out this dog and cat party for fun ideas and inexpensive decor inspiration! My daughter turned 7 last year (yes, I know I am so late on sharing this party!).  More than dolls, more than legos, more...

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HOW TO: Themes & Tips for Building a Great Gift Basket

  Putting together a great gift basket takes more than throwing a couple items in a container.  Today, I am sharing some awesome tips that will help you build a beautiful basket and more than 65 theme ideas for inspiration. My friend, Tara, makes amazing gift baskets....

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How to Turn a Junky Tool Box into a Beautiful Tea Caddy

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TeaProudly #CollectiveBias   Last summer as I was strolling through a flea market, a green, junky tool box caught my eye.  It was a cute shape but most...

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DIY Valentine Arrows For The One You Love

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyTuesdayValentine #CollectiveBias It was a blind date 15 years ago. A date I agreed to reluctantly. A date that turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever...

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5 Unplugged Ways to Have Fun with Your Kids Tonight!

It's so easy in these technology-driven days to hand your kids a tablet and let them get lost in a game while you catch up on your phone or knock something off your list.  And while tech does have its place, it's not going to help you build your relationship with your...

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Welcome!

My name is Kristen. I'm a former Wedding & Event Planner blogging about fun ways to celebrate each and every day and the special occasions of life. Here you'll find inspiration for family fun, children's activities, party planning and a faith-filled life.