Festive Fun

With two young boys, its always hectic here but the fun never ends! I have learned to embrace craziness! It takes a lot to keep my kids busy, but I do believe that I have that mastered! I like things tidy, but let’s be honest, messy play is the best play! This is a collection of the random things I do to keep me kids and myself busy and creative.

Styling With Spiderwebs

As a budget friendly shopper, I love shopping for festive holiday decor AFTER the storm has passed. Come November 1st, I’m ALL OVER Halloween Decor at Target, RiteAid, WalMart, CVS, and other retailers like a fat girl eating cake! 50%-70% off items is a steal!

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Ghost Footprint Keepsake

Let’s keep the Halloween crafting going on all week!!!! We’re only 4 DAYS away from Halloween, so enjoy the few day’s last minute decorating, DIYing costumes, preparing delicious snacks for our children’s classrooms and so on!!! Here’s a cute little keepsake I’d like to share with you all mommies, and teachers alike!!! This craft was actually done 5 years ago!!! BUT I finally got around to framing it! It’s simple, and can be done within 5 MIN…

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Night Owl

I want to continue this week with more Halloween themed craft art. Especially tear art. Like my previous post, tear art is so easy, simple, and budget friendly! Which is all oh so perfect for parents, and teachers alike! Here’s what you’ll need for the Pinterest Inspired Owl crafts I thought were oh so adorable!!…

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Pumpkin Plate

Fall is here, which means pumpkins, apples, and Halloween is our main focus for home-schoolers, parents, and teachers alike! Fall is such an enjoyable season for festive crafts, and also tuning into our creative side for DIY costumes, and home decor! One of my favorite mediums to use for crafts is construction paper. The colored sheets of paper, gives great opportunity to create in so many ways…

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Vampire Handprint

As always, I was on Pinterest searching up a good kids craft for my children and also for my sons 2nd grade class. I come into the classroom every Friday afternoon and do a craft. As a crafty class mom, I love doing these crafts. If I could, I would want to come in at least 2 or 3 times a week to do arts & crafts with them.

In the spirit of Halloween I found this great Vampire craft…

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Creature Feature

Enjoy Halloween week with this too cute to scare craft! Create fun little Halloween creatures including spiders, Frankenstein, ghosts, pumpkins, witches and a vampire! There’s no doubt you and your children will have one terror-ific time! Here’s what you’ll need: Toilet Paper Rolls, Glue…

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Turkey Thumbprint

Create this fun and festive Thanksgiving thumbprint turkey this Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving break is next week, and I’m already planning out my weeks worth of playdates, downtown exploring, museums visits, and also crafternoons!! Check out my PINspired (Pinterest Inspired) craft…

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90’s Popsicle “Stick-Stickly” Turkey

If you were between the ages of 9-11 during 1995-1998, watching Nickelodeon after school, I’m sure you’ll know exactly who Stick Stickly is. Here’s a craft that made me drop to to my knees in awe when it brought me to my childhood. PINspired by Formula Mom’s: Craft Stick Turkey Craft. Combining a festive craft I can enjoy with my kids, and while bringing up old childhood memories of my favorite TV shows is one of the many best parts of parenting…

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Fall Leaf Craft

I’m currently the class mom for both of my boys classrooms. The month of November I plan to share a couple crafts with both classrooms. Here’s one fall craft I plan to share. It’s a fall leaf turkey! How fitting for Thanksgiving right?! What’s great about this craft is, it gives your child time to collect leaves outside, during the fall season, then use the leaves they collected in a craft!

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Thanksgiving Kids Cups

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and while seeing friends and family, I have to make sure my children are we behaved in each household we visit. Having a 7 & 4 year old behave only consists of a couple few things. An electronic tablet or snacks………

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Pumpkin Poo

We’re midway into October, so I want to start to share with you some fun cool treats to make for your children’s class, or even trick-o-treaters! I have a lists of DIY projects to do, especially since my youngest is turning 5 next month! Eeekkkk!! Let’s get Halloween crafts out of the way shall we? This Halloween, I’ll be preparing some snack bags for both of my boys’ Halloween class parties. It’s…

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DIY Easter Eggs

Easter is among us, as from mid-February to April, mom’s shop at Target, and grab any cutesy, dollar-friendly, Easter item they can find. This year, I am proud to say I didn’t fall into the Target trap (as I only purchased 2 things this entire Easter season at Targte! This Easter, I ended up DIYing the most adorable Easter eggs using…

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DIY Easter Wreath

My mom has been a huge fan of gifting holiday decor door wreaths to friends and family. With Easter coming up, she had asked me to make her an Easter wreath for my Aunt, who is very festive during all holiday seasons. Here’s a quick DIY tutorial on making an Easter wreath…

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DIY V-Day Cardboard Mailbox

Out of all the Valentine’s Day crafts out there, gift ideas, floral arrangements, date night ideas, and cooking recipes, this is the one craft/DIY I’ve had my eyes on the entire month!!!! This DIY Valentine’s Day mailbox, brings excitement to my little one, and his classmates, while they pass out their valentine’s day cards in class! It also keeps it all in one place, organized, and ready to take home for my kindergartener to…

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Teddy Graham Hearts

Valentine’s is coming up, and while my kids are in the middle of basketball playoffs, martial arts, and are invited to birthday parties over the weekend, this mama has no time to do some extreme time consuming craft, or bake-good treat….

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LOVE Keepsake

Does anyone else love the Facebook ‘On This Day,’ feature? I’ve forgotten all the cool crafts I’ve done with the kids when they were young. As my blog is growing, I can’t imagine all the stay-at-home moms stumbling over my blog, in search of festive crafts to do with their kiddos. So, that’s why I’m here as another mother, just documenting the fun, and Pinterest inspiration….

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Dollar Valentine’s Day Buys

It’s exactly a week before Valentine’s Day! For some of us, we love to decorate our homes with festive things, garlands, flower arrangements, and diy crafts. The Pinterest loving flow of crafts for this special love filled day oozes with pink and purple delight! To me, its all more for the kids and teachers. I celebrate Valentine’s day…

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Floral Fun

I was HomeDepot over the weekend to purchase a few indoor houseplants, until I realized how amazing it would be to add some beautiful flowers in my backyard. From there I was obsessing about flowers anything….. …

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Gift Tissue Ornament

Christmas time usually means two to three things to me. Christmas shopping (gifts), decorating, and crafts! As the kids are approaching winter break, this gives me the opportunity to do some Pinterest inspired crafts throughout the 2 week long vacation. One craft I finally got around to was the…

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Cheap DIY Christmas Crafts Pt.2

Here’s part 2 of my Cheap & East Christmas Crafts!! With a few new material’s — these material’s still won’t break your budget for holiday shopping!! From popsicle sticks, gift tissue, and also pipe cleaners. All these items can be found at the DollarTree!!!

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Cheap DIY Christmas Crafts Pt.1

Construction paper and tissue paper are dream materials for Christmas decorations for kids can make. Not only are they easy to work with, they also mean no mess. That’s why these Christmas crafts are some of my favorite simple Christmas crafts for kids. In three simple steps your little ones can create these cute kids Christmas crafts…

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Easy Seasonal Stationary

In my last post, I shared a cute abstract wintery Christmas tree craft. If you haven’t checked it out yet please do! I’ve also linked them down below, so be sure to check it out! Towards the end of the post, I had some extra winter tree’s, and ended up gluing them on envelopes I plan to send out this month….

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Winter Trees

We’re about 10 days into December and I want to hit it hard on my blog, sharing crafts, goodies, gift ideas and more!! Like always, budget friendly, thrift store finds, and dollar tree crafts! This post, is a fun holiday kid friendly craft, PINTERESTinspired with an additional add on. Check out my Winter Tree…

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Thanksgiving Table Runner

Before you put away all you Thanksgiving harvest decor, perhaps squeezing in one final craft, and what also might be a new family Thanksgiving tradition! What was first to be just a regular canvas table runner, ended up transforming into a easy DIY craft to the end the Thanksgiving holiday season! Check out my oh-so last minute Thanksgiving DIY Table Runner!…

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Cherrio Corn On The Cob

I live fairly close to a few farms. One exit away, I’m already downtown. The other, I hit farms, and just a few yards away, is the Sacramento River. I actually drive by two farms every day, on my way to work. At first it was something to get used to, as in the Bay Area, there was only 1 or 2 farms I’d actually see. But these farms are gorgeous!!!!!! Acres and acres of amazing fruit and veggies. Early Spring, when I first moved to Sacramento, there were miles out to the sunset sunflowers. Beautifully, amazing tall sunflowers. A photographers dream. Living here in Sacramento has also inspired me to grow some fruits and…

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