Oh For The Love Of Shorties!

    Hi and welcome to my happy little corner of the blogosphere. It’s kind of like a mommy timeout here. It’s where you can go when you just need a little adult interaction, a good laugh, or a minute to focus on something that doesn’t need to be cleaned, cooked, or chauffeured. And you may be reading this on […]

Fun Reclaimed Wood Signs

‘Tis the season to get creative! Okay, so it’s always time for creativity, but this time of year it’s even more fun to be creative! My shorties and I have been crafting, baking, and making all kinds of gifts, goodies, and memories! We are getting ready for our first-ever craft show. When I was growing […]

How To Score Rockstar Status With Your Shorties

Ready to learn how to score ROCKSTAR status with your shorties? It’s easy, it’s inexpensive, and it’s a fun way to surprise your shorties! Paint. Your. Car. Seriously! Your shorties will go CRAZY when you roll up in a painted car!!! You’ll score major cool points! Or if they are getting to that too-cool-for-you stage, […]

Chima Party Time

CHIMA! That’s the theme my little guy requested for  his birthday party. It was a HUGE hit with him and his friends! It’s tradition that I bake and decorate the birthday cake. This year, my little guy showed me a photo and said he wanted it on his cake. Drawing definitely isn’t my strong point […]

Fun and Easy Coach Gift

Score a home run with this fun and easy gift, perfect for a coach or parent helper! Score another home run for doing it under $2 per gift! SCORE!!! (aaaaaand the crowd. goes. wild.) Baseball season is coming to a close. My shorties had awesome coaches again this year so we wanted to give them […]

EASY Baseball Team Snack

Score a home run with this EASY baseball team snack! My shorties are both in baseball again this year and we’ve spent almost more time at the ball field than at home! Batter up! All of the parents on our teams take turns handling the team snack. Most of the parents pay $10 to the […]

Pot Of Gold At The End Of My Rainbow Loom Bracelet Idea

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day! *woot woot* Since March 1st, I have been playing lil leprechaun for my sweet shorties. Every morning, they love looking around to find our lil leprechaun’s surprise. You can read more about the fun (and score another free printable) HERE. One of the new fun surprises our lil leprechaun left […]

St. Patrick’s Day Ideas and Leprechaun Door {and FREE PRINTABLE}

My shorties are a WEE bit excited about St. Patrick’s Day this year! Okay, it happens every year. They LOVE St. Patrick’s Day, leprechauns, (and loom bracelets, but I’ll get to that in a minute) and it’s a fun and easy one for this mom! On March 1st, our leprechaun door made its appearance. What!? […]

Laminator Love

Laminator love. It’s a thing, right? Well, it should be! I love my laminator! It pretty much rocks, it wasn’t expensive, and my shorties and I love it! Here is the one I love (click for affiliate link) and it’s less than $20! We’ve created custom bookmarks with it. Pretty easy…grab your favorite paper (we […]

Putting The ASS In Embarrassment

Ever notice how the word embarrassment sounds like em-bare-ass-ment? Prior to yesterday, I hadn’t noticed either. I had to do a pre-employment physical and drug test. No problem. Never done drugs and I’m healthy. The nurse started the exam then busted out a gown and spoke these words: “I’ll step out. Just remove your shirt […]

100 Low or No Cost Ways to Bust Boredom and Blues

“Mom, I’m bored!” Please tell me I’m not the only mom who has heard that at least once. And by once I mean 184 times. In one day. You’re bored? How is that even possible with 5,000 things to play with in this house!? Between their toys, books, games, and imaginations, boredom should be an […]