1. Winter Game Night In with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM

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    Happy Groundhog Day, everyone! No matter if he saw his shadow or not, we still have some wintertime to get through.

    Given that we spend so much time indoors during the winter, I’m always on the lookout for simple ways to make family time fun. We’ve been playing a lot of games together lately, so I thought I’d shake things up a bit and try something different other than traditional board games. Paper Source has a great selection of “outside the box” family games. And when you add in a few little festive details, the kids are extra surprised and excited to try something new!

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  2. DIY Valentines — Sweet Without the Sugar! with Guest Blogger Rebecca G. from Not-So-SAHM


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    I have to admit that I fall firmly into the camp of loving Valentine’s Day. And I love that my kids are on that bandwagon too. They love to think of kind (and often elaborate) gestures to show people dear to them how they feel. And that includes each other. Seriously.

    Now, don’t get me wrong. They spend plenty of time bickering over the most trivial things possible, but when pressed, they’d both answer that they are each other’s best friend. But because so much of the holiday is fueled by candy, I like to help them put together a sweet valentine for each other that sends the love without the sugar.
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  3. Guest Post: Gobs of Jobs

    Rebecca is a mom to two young kiddos and, in her spare time (ha!), likes to pretend she’s a back-up dancer, craft cocktails and run long distances. A relatively recent SAHM, she blogs family-friendly activities, DIYs and celebration fun at Not-So-SAHM

     

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    I love, love the relaxed nature of summer. Sure, we have some scheduled activities, but we also spend lots of time puttering about the house, splashing at the pool, and running free outdoors. Around this time of August however, that running free starts to feel like running wild. And we all start to crave a little organization. We’re not quite ready for school to start up again, but I am more than ready for the kids to start picking up their wet bathing suits off the floor and realizing that soon we’ll have a schedule again. And I was so happy to find The Land of Nod’s “Gobs of Jobs” to help my summer-loving kids make that transition!

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  4. Back to School with Paper Source

    We are ready to go back to school with our updated, exclusive designs for notebooks, file folders, planners and calendars. Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, Paper Source is here to help you make the transition from pool bags to book bags!

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  5. A Mermaid Party

    Mermaids are a huge summer trend and make a great party theme. We’re obsessed with this Mermaid Party created by Natalie Thomas over at Nat’s Next Adventure. Natalie was throwing a Sprinkle (a baby shower for a woman who already has a child), but many of these ideas (like the paper dolls) would translate well for a kid’s birthday party, too!

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  6. Snow Day Fun With Kids

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    We all remember impatiently waiting for the news that we didn’t have to go to school because there was a snow day. It meant a day of relaxation and fun including playing inside drinking hot cocoa to making snowmen in the fresh fallen snow.

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  7. Valentine’s Day in the Classroom

    There’s nothing like the excitement of a Class Valentine’s Day Party in grade school… remember the thrill of going through your big box of cards and hoping for a special valentine from your crush?

    Make this Valentine’s Day extra-special by making homemade cards and crafts with your little one. Here are some fun and adorable ideas that you can make together to carry on the tradition!

    Get creative and giggle with these Mustache Valentine Cards. There are endless possibilities from pirates, to top hats, to magicians, oh my! Also choose from many other kits that were designed by us for you.mustache blog 1

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  8. Holiday Gift Guide: Kids

    Another edition of our gift guide and this time we’re talking about what to get your favorite kiddo! Here are six of our top picks (and here’s a hint–it’s all about imagination and fun)!

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    1. We are obsessed with this Lille Huset Dollhouse. The company aims to cultivate creativity in children, and designs their dollhouses with minimal decoration to foster imagination (considering our mission is to inspire you to “Do Something Creative Every Day,” we’re definitely on board). The house comes empty, but we decked it out with washi tape, ribbon and stickers. You can download free printables or start from scratch! Either way, your little one will love creating their own space.

    2. It’s no secret that Frozen is really hot right now. This plush Olaf talks when you squeeze him and will be the perfect companion for your Frozen fan!

    3. Snowball fights have never been so fun! These battery powered LED Gloves light up and contain settings to control the color and type of light (solid or changing)! Have a nighttime snowball fight with these fun mitts!

    4. Perfect for your little warrior! This one size fits most kids’ Viking Hat will make going out in the cold a little more fun.

    5. Make a movie! If you have a budding filmmaker, this is the toy for you! This Clay Animation Movie Kit allows kids to use the included backdrops, props and clay to create their very own film by snapping a pic with a smartphone. A free app download combines the pictures to create a movie that can be played back for the whole family.

    6. Whether your child is the next Picasso, or unable to color inside the lines, this Xonex Just Art Set is the perfect gift to get them in touch with their artistic side. It includes color pencils, pastels, watercolors, brushes and more!

  9. Paper Source How-To: Nutcracker Stage

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    Create a stage for your Nutcracker Dolls to shine!

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  10. It’s a Monster Mash Bash!

    It’s almost Halloween and we’re ready to party! Throw your little ghouls and goblins a Monster Mash Bash with these easy tricks and treats.

    Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess blog.

    Monster Mash inspiration from Hostess with the Mostess.

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