Easy Space Cake

Easy Space Cake recipe featured

Whether it's for a space themed party, a galaxy playdate, or a celebration in anticipation of the new Ratchet & Clank movie release, this easy space cake will be an exciting dessert for your guests. The best news is you just need a box cake mix and food coloring to make the treat that perfectly resembles a planet covered in craters. Today I shared how to host a summer movie party on Arizona Midday. With the release of Ratchet & Clank in theaters tomorrow it was a great opportunity Read More... {Read More...}

Milk Crate Book Storage and Reading Bench

milk crate book storage and reading bench featured

Enjoy an easy DIY book storage solution with this milk crate book storage and reading bench. This post was originally published September 1, 2013.  We have a large collection of children's books in our home. My daughter's favorite books are constantly changing and it's challenging to find a place for them without taking over our entire house. The milk crate book storage and reading bench has encouraged my daughter to sit down with books during the day and is also where we read a bedtime Read More... {Read More...}

Polar bear gifts for kids

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With a seven year old daughter obsessed with learning everything she can about marine animals, I'm frequently searching for fun gifts for her. We celebrated her last birthday with a polar bear ice skating party and I spent quite a bit of time online for party inspiration. I'm sharing some of  my favorite polar bear gifts for kids perfect for birthdays, holidays and even Easter basket gift ideas. Polar bear gifts for kids symbolic polar bear adoption polar bear wrapping Read More... {Read More...}

Baby Penguin Art Prompt

baby penguin art prompt feature

Fact - penguins are adorable. But being adorable isn't the only reason we are talking about them today. It's Penguin Awareness Day and my seven year old daughter, the SeaWorld Guest Kid Blogger, is excited to share her favorite facts. We are also having some fun with a baby penguin art prompt. Sure, technically they are called penguin chicks, but "baby penguin" just sounds cute. The baby penguin art prompt is a great activity for home or the classroom. Add a few of my daughter's fun facts and Read More... {Read More...}

Fall Tree Kids Craft

fall tree kids craft feature

This project was originally shared 2/26/12. Although we live in Arizona and don't get much of a fall season, it's my favorite time of year because kids can finally comfortably play outside and personally drinking warm coffee in a seasonal cup doesn't feel so silly. Fall to me says cute boots, cinnamon pinecones, and plenty of kids crafts. Sure, we could also be sipping cold lemonade while wearing flip flops because our warm temperatures don't quite drop low enough to actually warrant wearing Read More... {Read More...}

DIY Shark Week shirts for siblings

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Shark Week is approaching and we are excited! My daughter has always been fascinated by marine animals and she loves learning about sharks during the fun week. Whether it's a Jaws movie night or a Discovery Channel episode marathon, our DIY shark week shirts are perfect for the occasion. This is baby's first Shark Week so we had to get her in on the fun. The silly sibling shark shirts took about half an hour to make and have already received a big thumbs up from my shark loving daughter. Her Read More... {Read More...}