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Life Changing Cleanup Hack: Clean it in four minutes or less

Life Changing Cleanup Hack -by amber's hands-

This one, four-minute daily activity has saved my sanity. I don’t know about you, but I’m not exactly the most naturally tidy person, and now that I have tiny humans living with me, things easily spiral out of control. A mom friend of mine told me about something she does with her family, and it took me months before trying it out for myself. And then I could’ve kicked myself for waiting so long because this is a seriously life changing cleanup hack. LIFE. CHANGING. (more…)

Advent Activities

Free Printable Advent Calendar Activities -by amber's hands-

Tomorrow marks the first day of Advent, and with it all the traditions the come along with the celebration of Christmas. A few years ago, we bought an Advent calendar to use with LM, but I knew I didn’t want to put candy in it, I wanted something more meaningful. So we made ours an Advent activities calendar.

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Happy Halloween! Where’s Waldo Costumes

Where's Waldo Costumes -by amber's hands-

Happy Halloween

From my family to yours. My husband agreed to dress up with us this year, so it had to be documented. Have fun and be safe! ❤️
Love, Waldo, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard, and Woof

Costume Details:

Waldo:
Striped Shirt with Hat and Glasses
Cane

Wenda:
Wenda’s shirt and skirt were thrifted finds.
Hat and Glasses
Red and White Striped Tights

Wizard Whitebeard:
Wizard Whitebeard’s red robe was a thrifted find. His hat and beard were made from felt. His staff is white PVC pipe with red and blue duct tape stripes.

Woof:
Hat and Glasses
Red and White Striped
Pajamas
Woof’s tail was made from a thrifted red and white striped sock. We attached white ears that were from a cat headband to the hat.

Find out how to create a Where's Waldo costume for the whole family! #halloween #waldo #family #costume

How To Throw a Pinterest-Level Party Without Losing Your Mind (Or Blowing Your Budget)

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Have you ever looked at pictures of a party on Pinterest and thought, I could never do that? Well, I’m here to tell you that you can. And I don’t mean that in a “you can do anything you put your mind to” kind of way. Well, maybe a little. But mostly I mean that you can pull it off without sacrificing your sanity, your work-life balance, or your savings.

Really.

Over the years, I’ve shared with you many of the parties I’ve done for my kids. I’ve thrown themed parties for each birthday my kids have had. And in that time, I’ve learned a few things about how to do it in a way that doesn’t make me want to swear off parties forever.

Let me share with you my 5 key tips.

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