Last minute DIY photo gifts

Looking for great last minute DIY photo gifts? This is a perfect list of ideas!

Handmade gifts are some of my very favorite to give.  I love the idea of something personalized, and thoughtful.  These last minute DIY photo gifts are my most favorite.  They freeze a moment in time, and offer it as a gift.  That’s the best.  If you’re short on time and would rather order your photo gifts, check these out!  Otherwise, you’re going to love this list of DIY photo gifts. Last minute DIY photo gifts … read on–>

finding nina with Tile and the Tile App

Tile and the Tile app make it possible to keep track of your children's beloved possessions, and take the worry out of what would happen if they were lost

    Raise your hand if your kid’s got a toy they can’t live without.  Now, raise your hand if you haven’t wished you could install a chip in that toy the way we do to locate your pets.  I bet most of you that had your hands up, put them down.  Okay, that is if you actually raised your hands to begin with even though I can’t see you.  I’m about to rock your … read on–>

cherry limeade float

    Christmastime is one of my most favorite times of year.  It’s also one of the busiest times of year. Taking a break to do something fun with the kids isn’t always easy.  This cherry limeade float was the perfect way for us to have a little fun together.  It’s also the simplest addition to a holiday party.  Just because it’s getting chillier doesn’t mean we have to put away the ice cream!  Why … read on–>

15 plus of the best gift ideas for kids who love legos

Looking for the best gift ideas for kids who love legos? This is the perfect list for those lego lovers in your life! You can't go wrong with these ideas.

Legos have become a favorite toy for kid #3.  He loves a building set.  The bigger the challenge the better!  Since I can’t always afford to buy new sets, I have been on the look out for the best gift ideas for kids who love legos (that aren’t necessarily lego sets).  I am loving this list of all things lego! The Best Gift ideas for kids who love Legos *for your convenience, there may be … read on–>

12 things you should never pay more than a dollar to buy

There are just some things you should never pay more than a dollar on. These things should definitely be added to that list!

  Dollar Tree us quickly becoming one of my favorite stores.  There are just some things you should never pay more than dollar to buy.  We happen to live on a side of town with less shopping options, and we are limited in choices when we are left with last minute errands to run.  Fortunately, there is no shortage of bargain stores in our area. meaning we often find ourselves at the Dollar Tree.  Since … read on–>

Photography Projects to do with kids

Finding photography projects to do with kids will help foster their creativity. You will love completing these photography projects with your kids.

Children already see the world through their own unique and special perspective. That’s why exploring a love of life through the lens of photography is something that comes naturally to little ones and older children alike.  Finding photography projects to do with kids will help foster their creativity. Photography helps children to develop both creativity and confidence as well as helps them to discover and appreciate the world around them. Above all, it helps them … read on–>

20+ fantastic camp gift ideas for kids

These are really great camp gift ideas for kids. Any family who loves to camp will love these ideas when it comes times to give a gift!

Since our family started camping a few years ago, I have spent a lot of time coming up with the best camp gift ideas for kids.  Having suggestions to offer family members when they ask what the kids would like for their birthdays, Christmas, and other occasions is a must!  When I can turn those suggestions into something I know the kids will get a ton of use out of, and will not land in … read on–>

family friendly football party -on a budget

Hosting a family friendly football party is one thing, hosting a family friendly football party on a budget is quite another. You can't go wrong with this!

Today, I am so excited to announce we’ve got a special guest here on embrace the perfect mess!  Kristen from Kandy Apple Mama is sharing all of the fun details of this family friendly football party- on a  budget! family friendly football party- on a budget Gathering friends and family to watch a football game is a daunting task – made even more complicated when fans attend from opposing teams! You have to prepare family-friendly … read on–>

6 easy hair ideas for busy moms

These easy hair ideas for busy moms are perfect for anyone that just doesn't have time to fix their hair. You can look put together in a couple of minutes.

Doing my hair in the morning is the last thing on my mind.  I don’t even have time to dry it, let alone straighten or curl it.  99.9% of the time my hair ends up in some sort of a ponytail.  I love having my hair longer, but I don’t often do much with it.   I am totally digging these easy hair ideas for busy moms!!  They are going to make it look like I … read on–>

best board games for families

Board games are a great way to spend time as a family. These are the best board games for families with kids of all ages.

Board games are one thing everyone in this family enjoys.  Playing board games is a great way to spend time together as a family.  We love planning a family game night last minute.  These are some of the best board games for families, and sure to create some pretty amazing memories! Best Board Games for families *for your convenience, there may be affiliate links throughout this post, so you can easily find the things i … read on–>

caramelized onion galette

With the rich flavors of caramelized onions and parmesan cheese, this caramelized onion galette is the perfect easy appetizer for busy holiday celebrations!

With the rich flavors of caramelized onions and parmesan cheese, this caramelized onion galette is the perfect easy appetizer for busy holiday celebrations!With all the craziness that goes into preparing for a holiday dinner, you don’t want to have to worry about what to serve as appetizers. Sure, you could go with the standard cheese and crackers platter, but why not up the ante this year with a delicious…and surprisingly simple caramelized onion galette? Hello … read on–>

spending one on one time with kids

  Spending one on one time with my kids does not come without a bit of work.  Sure, I spend time with each of them alone.  And, please don’t mistake this post for giving myself a guilt trip because I have to spread myself thin.  I’m realistic enough to be able to tell myself the kids get plenty of attention.  Spending one on one time with kids when you’re already struggling to do everything else … read on–>

10 easy snack ideas for snack day

Finding easy snack ideas for snack day isn't always easy. These snacks will be easy to grab and take the worry out of how you will get everything done!

Snack day is one of the most exciting days for a preschooler or grade school kiddo.  Finding easy snack ideas for snack day isn’t always easy.  Sure, you can find about a thousand super cute, and time consuming snack ideas on Pinterest, but finding ideas for the last minute person like myself isn’t always as easy. Listen, I’m NOT saying anything against taking the time to make a super fun, and creative snack for your … read on–>

things to do with pumpkins other than carve them

If you have small children, you may be looking for things to do with pumpkins other than carve them, this fall. This is a great list!

October means most of us are all over fall activities, choosing our outfits for fall pictures, leaf crafts, taking pictures of Halloween costumes, and pumpkin carving!  We love carving pumpkins, but it’s definitely a procedure with small children.  Especially since everyone needs their own pumpkin in this house.  You can’t imagine how long it takes to “prep” 4 pumpkins for carving while 4 kids sit impatiently waiting for their turn.  Of course, it does get easier … read on–>

Gifts for kids who love dolls

Whether you're shopping for a girl or a boy, you're going to love these gifts for kids who love dolls. Find everything from baby dolls to doll houses!

Playing with dolls was my absolute favorite thing to do when I was young.  I have to admit, I probably played with them longer than I should have.  Our first three weren’t fans of dolls, but since T was born, I finally have a reason to search for gifts for kids who love dolls!! I won’t even try to pretend I am not thrilled she loves her dolls as much as I did.  But the … read on–>