Simple Father’s Day Tie Craft

Looking for a simple, quick, but thoughtful craft for the Dad in your life? Start reading now to find out how to make a Simple Father’s Day Tie Craft.

We all know how summer sneaks up on us, right? The kids just finished pre-school year, and you barely had time to breath with both your toddlers at home full time. And then, “Bam!”, Father’s Day is in a few days, and you are desperately looking for something that’s cute and not time-consuming to make with your kids for your hubby.

If you need a fun, super easy, and sweet craft to do with your toddlers in one evening, keep reading! I’m sharing a simple Father’s Day Tie craft that my kids did a few years ago. It was a great time scheming and planning, and the end result was super cute!Father's Day Tie Craft

Let’s get crafting!

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SUMMER TRAVEL WITH KIDS MADE EASY

Summer travel is a great opportunity to visit family, to explore a historical town, to visit a state park you always dreamed of. Or it can be simply an opportunity to get out of the house! Whatever your agenda, it can and should be fun. It is true though that traveling can cost a pretty penny. But that does not mean that you have to stay home and pout.

summer travel

There are ways to do travel on the cheap and have a great time. Set your expectation right, find some cool destinations, and get going!

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What to do with Kids in Summer

What will I do with my kids in summer??? THat’s the questions most moms are asking themselves at the end of school year.

When summer rolls in, what do you think about? Do you absolutely dread it or do you welcome it with open arms like your long-lost friend? I have to admit that I can honestly identify with either of these reactions. When the school year comes to an end, I often feel intimidated by the unknown of summer. How will we spend our days? Will I manage all-day-long bickering with grace? When will I get all my housework done??

I have realized though that it’s not the thought of my children spending summer at home that flusters me. Simply put, it’s just the thought of a change. I struggle with the change of routine, be it my route to the grocery store or the way I put my make up on. Knowing and ultimately accepting this about myself has actually helped me in many areas of my life in the recent years. Even though predictability is my jam, I had to learn to adapt! Because what is life but an unpredictable chain of events, right?

kids in summer

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Mother’s Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time of year to celebrate the mothers in your life. But what I love in particular is coming up with fun crafts that the kids can do by themselves for their Grandma. A few years back, we had made a beautiful vase for her, all decorated with kids’ fingerprints . We also made paper flowers, all of which had sweet sentiments written on them to put inside. The idea was for my Mom-in-Law to use the jar as a vase for her bouquets all year round. But instead, she has kept it as is and proudly displays it on her shelf to this day. Whatever a special mom in your life decides to use it for, I think our Mother’s Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase will be a very special gift indeed!

Mother's Day DIY Fingerprint Jar Vase

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Teacher Appreciation Gift Tote

As you may know, Teacher Appreciation Week is upon us, and many parents are scrambling to come up with a thoughtful gift. Well, look no further because I’ve got an awesome idea for you—a Teacher Appreciation Gift Tote!

teacher appreciation gift tote

A few years ago, when my son was graduation pre-school, we wanted to do something grand and personal for his teachers. I looked through ideas on the internet and have come up with an idea of a gift basket. Instead of trying to come up with one perfect gift, we decided to put several small but cool things in one basket.

The only thing was that I did not quite like the idea of a basket. I really wanted to use something more useful in everyday life. Then, I saw an idea of a beach tote on Pinterest. It was stuffed with lots of goodies as a “basket” alternative, and I knew it was just what I had in mind also!

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CAT SAFETY: 10 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

When bringing home a new cat, we tend to focus on all the wonderful cuddle time and play time we will have with him or her. What we don’t often think about is that we need to make sure our house is actually safe for the cat! When it comes to cat safety, some things are obvious, an some things are bewildering and eye-opening. Nonetheless, in order to keep your cat safe in your home, you need to make sure your house is ready.Cat safety plants

cat safety check #1: Poisonous Plants

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FIRST DAYS WITH YOUR NEW CAT

First days with your new cat are going to be chaotic. Embrace it, it won’t last long. You simply need to prepare yourself for some adjustments. If you know what to expect, getting settled with your new cat should be a breeze! Every cat is different, so not every cat will react to his new environment the same way. Below are some common ways that cats act when they arrive to their new house, and hopefully it’ll give you an idea of what to expect.

A fair warning:

GET READY TO BE SLIGHTLY ANNOYED FOR A FEW DAYS

grey kitten first days with your new cat

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Our Cat Story

This past week-end marked a 1 year anniversary since we had adopted our sweet cat, Koshka. As I was reflecting back on the year we’ve had with her, I realized that I can’t even imagine our house without her now. She has truly become a member of our family.

Our lives have changed because of her, and I don’t mean just the extra chores and expenses. We all became a little more patient and tolerant, thoughtful and, hopefully, responsible. And she…I hope she learned to trust humans again and became even more flexible and accepting of us than she was already. We really couldn’t have asked for a better 1st cat!!

cat sitting on the couch

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Choosing the Right Cat for Your Family

You have finally made the decision to have a family pet, a CAT! When that the excitement of it wears off, it’s time to make another important decision. WHICH is the right cat for you and your family? When you start looking at all the available options, it can get overwhelming very quickly. Here are a few tips to help the process of choosing the right cat for your family go smoother.

grey cat Russian blue inside the basket the right cat

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Girls’ Getaway How To

 “A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.” -Tim Cahill

Taking time to step away from the routine and mundane tasks is an important part of tending to your health both, physical and emotional. One way to make such a step is to take a short trip and get away for a couple of days. Open the curtains for THE GIRLS’ GETAWAY! Traveling provides a variety of experiences to choose from and a welcome change of scenery. But traveling with a friend or two gives your trip a much-needed element of fun, distraction, and adventure!

girls' getaway

Just like with anything, to have a successful trip, you need a plan!

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