Make a magnetic chore chart with tasks that even a 3-year-old can do {like putting the Finish detergent in the dishwasher!}! #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias We have always had our kids help out around the house, but we’ve never officially given them chores. They do things like cleaning up their rooms, setting the table, putting in the dishwasher detergent and running the dishwasher, but it’s pretty much just when we specifically tell them to. Then, a few months ago, David started talking about how he wanted… Read more »

Make awesome new art for your walls out of some old vinyl records and some vintage sheet music!

When I think back on my childhood, the vast majority of my memories involve music. We constantly had music playing in our house, and when it wasn’t from the record player, it was my dad singing and playing the guitar. Dave also grew up in a family that loved to sing and listen to music, so our kids are learning to appreciate a wide variety of music as well. {David’s Spotify playlist includes Blake Shelton, Lil Jon, Guns N’ Roses,… Read more »

The new Sprint-exclusive Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport features the ultimate mobile solution for today's active lifestyles.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and to thank me for participating. #SprintMom #sponsored For the past few months, I’ve been a Sprint Ambassador, which means that I get to try out all sorts of newfangled goodies from Sprint and let all of you know what I thought of them. {For my thoughts on the HTC One Max Harmon/Kardon edition, click here, and to learn more about the… Read more »

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We’re celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we’ve rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it’s YOUR birthday! We’re giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only–sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the great prizes and bloggers involved and please be sure to read the fine print! Each blogger picked their… Read more »

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood {she used an old cabinet door!} and some clothespins from the dollar store!

Make this cool picture frame with an old piece of scrap wood and some clothespins from the dollar store! So I tend to get a little out of control with a camera. This summer at the shore, I took almost 650 pictures. Granted, we were there for 3 weeks, but still. That’s a lot of pictures. So naturally, I love picture frames — especially ones I can DIY {like The World’s Easiest DIY Picture Frame}, and especially especially ones I… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Gluten Free… Read more »

Who doesn't love s'mores?? These s'mores pops taste just like the original, but easy and portable!

How much do you love s’mores? They’re sweet and marshmallowy and gooey and chocolatey. They are just amazing.  Except they’re so, so messy. We had s’mores night at our house the other night, and the amount of toasted marshmallow that I had to unglue from Mason’s hair was frightening. Plus, they’re sort of a make-it-then-eat-it-immediately kind of snack, which limits what they can be made for.  If you read this blog on a regular basis, then you know I am all about shortcuts… Read more »

Make this sweet and delicious French Toast Granola with snacks delivered to your door from NatureBox. #naturebox #CleverGirls

Am I the only one who gets stressed out about packing school lunches? I feel like I am stuck in such a rut: peanut butter & jelly sandwich, a banana, some yogurt, and some goldfish crackers or pretzels. Sometimes, if I’m feeling super crazy, I’ll throw in an applesauce. Look out! My kids never complain, because it’s all stuff that they love, but sometimes I feel like I should be including some different, wholesome snacks in there. The problem is,… Read more »

Put together back-to-school outfits for up to 70% off at #NordstromRack! #ad

This post is sponsored by Nordstrom Rack, but as always, all opinions are entirely my own. Today was the first day of school for the big boys. David is now in 4th grade {what?!? When the heck did that happen?!?}, and my little Con Man is now a first grader.   David getting to the age where he wants to make all of his own choices when it comes to clothes, and those choices are almost entirely a t-shirt and basketball… Read more »

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last week’s Eat. Create. Party! Take a gander at my faves, and grab a button if you were featured! And don’t forget to come back on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. EST to share your best posts! <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.endlesslyinspired.com” title=”Endlessly Inspired” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://endlesslyinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/feature-button.jpg” alt=”Endlessly Inspired” /></a></div>   Put coconut milk in pretty much anything, and I’m all… Read more »

Ad: This Sriracha-Lime Ranch dipping sauce pairs perfectly with General Tso's Boneless Wings #GameTimeHero #shop #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GameTimeHero #CollectiveBias We love football in this house. Yup, even me. I have two sisters and a dad who’s also a huge football fan, so I really didn’t have much of a choice. Then I married an even bigger football fan and gave birth to three more. Not only do I love the games, but tailgating is pretty awesome too. We also live… Read more »

Win a Kindle Fire HD!

Back-to-school shopping. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way, your kids get all sorts of fun new things to wear, use and play with. So here’s what I’m saying: why should the kids get all the fun? I think you deserve some new treats, too. Which is why I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite blogging pals to give away a Kindle Fire! How much fun is that?!? Plus, now that the kids will be back… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Candied Bacon… Read more »

Take those boring old TV trays into a whole new world with a little spray paint and some wrapping paper!

So here’s a little thing about me: if I see something useful but hideous, I immediately bust right on into makeover mode. I can’t help it. It’s why I love thrift stores and antique shops and ReStore.  One of my most recent ugly-but-needed makeovers was on some TV trays. I feel like everyone has some, and if you don’t, you can always find them at thrift stores. I decided that the paint-splattered, honey-colored wood trays no longer had a place… Read more »

Create a fun, useful back-to-school teacher gift with school supplies from Office Depot! #InspireStudents #TeachersChangeLives #pmedia #ad

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV I seriously cannot believe that school is starting back up. It’s crazy town. I mean, seriously, summer just started.  Ridiculous.  But however I feel about it, and whether I am in denial or not, it’s happening. David is starting 4th grade, Connor is going into first, and Mason is going into the… Read more »

Use Kraft digital coupons to make the creamiest, most delicious 5-Cheese Macaroni & Cheese #PackedWithSavings #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PackedWithSavings #CollectiveBias  I used to be so good with couponing — we’d get the paper every Sunday, and I’d sit down with my scissors and the grocery store circulars and plan out my options for the best coupon deals. I would get so proud of myself when I’d save $30, $40, sometimes $50 on our weekly groceries. And then I stopped. We stopped… Read more »

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Welcome to another week of Eat. Create. Party!  Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful posts last week!! I am so amazed every week at the incredible creativity that is displayed here! Eat. Create. Party! goes live every Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST and gives you all a chance to share your projects — and they’ll be seen on 4 blogs at once!  Before you link up, check out what my lovely co-hosts and I have been up to!  Chocolate Chip… Read more »

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Learn how to whip up a set of no-sew curtains in no time at all! For years, I’ve had just sheers on the double window in my dining room. The light they let in was fabulous, but what was not pleasant was being blinded by the setting sun when eating at the dining room table. So I’ve been looking forever for new curtains, but I haven’t been able to find anything I liked. I thought about making them, but that’s… Read more »

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Happy Monday, everyone!! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. As always, you all went above and beyond when linking up to last week’s Eat. Create. Party! Take a gander at my faves, and grab a button if you were featured! And don’t forget to come back on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. EST to share your best posts! <div align=”center”><a href=”http://www.endlesslyinspired.com” title=”Endlessly Inspired” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://endlesslyinspired.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/feature-button.jpg” alt=”Endlessly Inspired” /></a></div>   I absolutely love fruity desserts. You know why? Because if… Read more »

Use inexpensive plastic tumblers and plastic dinosaurs to make these awesome DIY Dinosaur Handle Cups!

I have an enormous girl crush on Sabrina Soto. She has pretty much the exact same style as me, and every time I see something she creates, I’m in love with it. I kinda want to be her best friend.  So when I saw that she was going to be on The Kitchen, which is one of my very favorite shows, I was beside myself. And then, when I saw that she made these ridiculously adorable dinosaur handle cups, I knew… Read more »