This summer’s blockbuster hit, “Finding Dory“, swims home on Blu-ray, DVD, and On-Demand November 15th! In preparation of the release, I met with Disney’s own Master Pumpkin Carver, Joseph Yakovetic. Believe it or not, that pumpkin below is mine. I don’t see myself as a natural artist, but with Joseph’s guiding voice, I was able to pull-off this fun Finding Dory Pumpkin. Want to make one of your own? Just follow these easy steps below!
An Outdoor movie night can be so much fun, especially on those warm breezy summer evenings. Come on in and see how we celebrated Zootopia with this movie night!
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Disney’s ZOOTOPIA broke all kinds of records, including becoming the 4th animated film to cross the 1 billion dollar milestone. Amazing, right?! We were first introduced to ZooTopia during an Orlando press junket where the family and I saw an early movie screening. I also had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Bateman who voices the clever fox, Nick Wilde, in the film. Jason is just as funny in person, and charming too!
I was thrilled when Disney reached back out – this time to host an outdoor movie night. It’s something my husband and I have always thought of investing in, and here was our chance! ZooTopia’s Blu-Ray & DVD release just so happened to coincide with the beginning of summer. Those clever Disney folks! 😉 So, to kick off summer we invited friends over to enjoy a family favorite – ZooTopia under the stars!
Hosting A ZooTopia Themed Outdoor Movie Night
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If you’re tired of losing items in your car – why not create a catch-all cup? Certain items have a tendency to get lost between or under the seats, in your bag or possibly fall out the door once open. Here’s an easy way to keep all of those necessary items in one handy spot – a DIY Car Cup Holder.
If you like easy DIY crafts – this is for you! Washi tape is all the craze with creative and bold designs that allow you to use it just about anywhere.
DIY Cup Holder
Lavender is one of my favorite scents. It can bring calmness and relieve stress when feeling anxious, among other great qualities. If you enjoy doing DIY projects, this round-up of lavender crafts and recipe ideas is perfect for you!
8 DIY Lavender Crafts & Recipes
- DIY Beauty Lavender Milk Bath
Today’s post is partnered with Pacon. All opinions are my own.
Do you remember making diorama’s as a kid? I do! This simple kids craft requires just a few things to create: an old shoe box, some construction paper, and an imagination. Inspired by my recent press trip to LA for The Good Dinosaur, I thought I’d teach the boys how to make a Dinosaur Diorama.
First things first! You can’t have a Dino Diorama without a dinosaur, right? 🙂 Pacon Creative Cut-Ups™ offers parents and teachers a handy book filled with creative paper projects, like dinosaurs, robots, animals and even flowers! We chose to make this green T-Rex for our diorama. [Read more…]
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The holiday menu can be quite the task. Guests expect certain foods depending on the holiday, but it’s always fun to throw a few curve balls like new recipes into the mix. What are you planning for the holiday menu this year? If you’re looking for new and easy recipes, I highly recommend checking out the NABISCO Party Planner website. It’s full of tried and true recipes that are simple and delicious. Plus valuable coupons, tips and more!
I’m sharing one of those tasty recipes below. If you like savory appetizers, this recipe for roasted pepper-cheese bites is perfect. It takes just a few minutes to make too!
Roasted Pepper-Cheese Bites
Are you looking for fun fall crafts for kids? Today I’m sharing our latest craft: a leaf wreath. The boys had a lot of fun using their imagination to create their own wreath. We began by searching our neighborhood for leaves, which ended up being quite the scavenger hunt. This year Florida is not participating in fall as our temps continue to be in the 80’s-90’s. So…we decided to use a mix of real and faux leaves in a variety of shapes and sizes for the craft.
Fall Leaf Wreath
What you’ll need:
- Construction paper
- Assortment of leaves/pinecones
- Table cover
- A variety of paint colors (we used Kwik Stix paint sticks)
Instantly print your favorite selfies & social media photos with HP’s new Snapshots app and sticky-backed photo sheets!
We hosted friends and family over the weekend to an afternoon crafts party featuring HP Social Media Snapshots. We all love taking photos with our phone, but most of the time that’s where they stay. Now you can easily print your favorite social media photos for keeping or sharing with others. Our #StickaPic party box included fun photo props, craft glue and other essentials, printer ink, and of course HP Social Media Snapshots. Additionally, we stopped into Michael’s Craft store for a variety of paper for our party.
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I love capturing memories like family portraits. Since I’m usually behind the lense on the blog, I try to coordinate family pictures with a professional studio at least once a year. One thing that’s always important is great photo props. Most studios have a variety of props to use, but it’s also fun to mix in something personal too. This year we created this super easy chalkboard paint craft.
Summer is here and that means there’s a lot of fun in store! I thought what better way to kick off summer than with some fun crafts that will keep the kids entertained (hopefully) all summer long! This was our first attempt at crafting a no sew DIY Puppet Show Theater and puppets too! Using craft products we found mainly around the house, like a big cardboard box, markers and designer tape, we made a fun puppet theater for the kids!
Here’s what you need to make your own no sew DIY puppet theater
Summer is almost here! There’s nothing like a fun family project to get everyone excited for the summer fun. Today I’m sharing an easy DIY craft: how to make a wreath. More specifically, a summer door wreath. Here’s what you’ll need to get started!
Summer Wreath Supplies:
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Seedling activity kits unleash a world of possibilities for hands-on, meaningful and lasting fun. Founded in New Zealand, Seedling’s goal is to fuel young imaginations and open new paths to discovery with their activity kits for kids.
I’m not the craftiest of moms so getting a little help and inspiration from Seedling is totally up my alley. They have over 350 products, many of them are award-winning! The Colour the Earth activity kit includes an inflatable world, markers and instructions. The boys were overjoyed to see this giant ball come to life and then color it. I joined in to help too! [Read more…]
Burlap and white accents are “in” for this years’ fall decor. On a recent trip to my local craft store I decided to pick up items to create our own wreath. While it may be simpler to buy a pre-made wreath, this tutorial will show you just how easy it is to pull of a hand crafted fall wreath in just a few simple steps. Even with store sale prices I was able to create this beautiful door wreath for less money, and with little time.
Simple Fall DIY Wreath Tutorial
Fall is upon us and there’s nothing like getting in the festive mood than by crafting a fun fall project! This is definitely one of my favorite seasons. There’s something about the crisp air that seems to put everyone in a great mood.
From glitter pumpkins to DIY monogram wreaths and mantel inspiration, we’re sharing 15 fantastic Fall DIY home decorating ideas!
Here are 15 DIY Fall Decorating Ideas:
Do you know how many babies are born every day? According to sheknows.com 251 babies are born worldwide every minute (2014 US Census)! That’s a whole lot of celebrating!
Do you ever host a girls night IN? Recently a friend of mine did, and we had a blast with this DIY project. It was so much fun, and surprisingly easy! This DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters project would be fun alone or in a group setting. The coasters can be used for many different ideas from wall art to gifts – just tie four coasters with a burlap ribbon and voila! In my case I decided to create coasters to be used for wall art.
DIY Alcohol Ink Dyed Coasters
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
These Simple DIY Lotion Bars are perfect for the craft lover or beginner. They also make a great activity to do with the kids over summer break. Using a few simple ingredients, and selecting the molds of your choosing, you can create these DIY Lotion Bars.
Pomander balls, also known as kissing balls are typically crafted for fragrance, however today I’m going to show you how to create Fabric Pomander Balls in a few simple steps. Perfect for spring, these can be crafted for home decor, a special birthday gift, weddings, and more. With the versatility of crafting the Pomander Balls using fabrics in any color, the possibilities are endless.