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Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Totally Different Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is GDFR (going down for real) a week from this Sunday!  It’s time to get our bunny tails in gear.  Here’s a round-up of the most pin-worthy Easter Basket Ideas that are NOT SUGAR related.  Instead, I’ve found some really interesting basket filling ideas that won’t lead to a sugar rush and crash.  In fact, some of these ideas just might leave you with a minute or two all to yourself to, you know, go to the bathroom by yourself or something.

For more inspiration check out my Easter board on Pinterest here and you can follow me and see all my boards here.  And, check out my Easter Basket Tips and Tricks post to see how we do things in our house.

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10 DIY Bird Feeders

10 DIY Bird Feeders

The birds are out in full force this time of year.  We have a pretty awesome bird feeder that my father in law bought for Lyla last year.  It gets a ton of customers and the kids love watching for them.  We plan to make a DIY bird feeder again soon, but we haven’t decided which one we’ll make just yet.  So I thought I’d share the one we did before: DIY Pinecone Bird Feeder and round up 9 other awesome bird feeders we love.

Lyla made this cute and easy DIY Pinecone Bird Feeder when she was just 3 years old.  It was crazy easy.  All you need is some peanut butter, a pinecone, bird seed and some string (we used fishing line).  I tied the fishing line onto the pinecone.  Then, I set her up outside with a plate of bird seed and another plate with a hearty dollop of PB (any nut butter will work or lard if allergies are a concern) and her pinecone.  She worked hard to get the peanut butter on.  We tried a plastic spoon, a plastic knife, a paint brush, and her fingers. Eventually she worked the peanut butter into each and every crevice, at that point she rolled the pinecone in the plate  with the bird seed.  We pressed the seed into the peanut butter and hung it on a hook.  Easy peasy!

Here is a round-up of the coolest DIY DIY Bird Feeders from Pinterest.  For more DIY Bird Feeders and inspiring ways to have fun in your own backyard follow my board Outdoor Spaces and FUN.  You can follow all my boards here.

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Science Experiments for Kids

Science Experiments for Kids

Science experiments and kids have always been a fun and exciting combination.  I remember the first time someone showed me the old mento in a soda trick.  It’s fun to get a little messy and have hands on learning.  Plus, many of these ideas are perfect to do outside while we are having such gorgeous weather!  Today I’m rounding up the top pins about Science Experiments for Kids from Pinterest.  If you would like more inspiration to keep your kids entertained, you can follow my Kids Craft and Activity Ideas Board here or follow all my boards here.

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Valentine’s Gifts for Teachers and Grandparents

Valentine's Gifts for Teachers and Grandparents

Like most kids, my kids like to receive gifts anytime.  However, I am thankful that they also enjoy giving gifts.  This upcoming holiday is a perfect time to offer a sweet sentiment to the people that add so much fun, value, and excitement to my kids lives.  We are very lucky to have two sets of grandparents that love my kids as their own.  We are also lucky to have so many amazing teachers involved in their education.  This is why I am constantly on the lookout for some really fun Valentine’s gifts for teachers and grandparents.  I’ve got a round-up of 7 Grandparents gifts and 7 teachers gifts.

For more inspiring Valentine’s gifts for teachers and grandparents follow my Valentine’s Day Board here or follow all my boards here.

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7 Meatless Monday Ideas

7 Meatless Monday Ideas

Are you doing the Meatless Monday thing?  Maybe you’re getting a jumpstart on your summer slim down or maybe you’re like my hubby – just trying to add more vegetables in to your diet.  No matter what you’ve got going on, if you’re like me, you probably need more ideas for family dinner.  Here’s my fave 7 meatless Monday reipes from Pinterest.  I don’t actually do the meatless Monday think on Monday, it really depends on the day of the week, the time I have to prep and cook, and my mood.  These 7 meatless Monday Ideas have really given me some new mealtime material.

You can see more Meatless Monday inspiration on my Culinary Inspiration board on Pinterest and follow all my boards here.

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Get That TGivs Feeling Started

header collageThere’s a crispness in the air and the leaves are starting to turn vibrant colors.  That can only mean one thing… Thanksgiving is coming!  I think it’s important to really feel the sentiment of the season.  Explain it to your kids and start spreading that attitude of gratitude.  Today’s Pinterest round-up includes some great projects and ideas to get your thankful juices flowing.

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Fall and Halloween Crafts for Kids

collageThis 90° weather is NOT making me fall into Fall, instead it is making me want to stay indoors where the AC is pumping!  This means I’m in need of indoor activities to keep the kids busy.  Because when you’re 3 and 5 busy=happy.  Here are some super cute fall and halloween crafts for your little ones.

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