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DIY Tie Dye Sneakers with Sharpies

It’s summer…You know what that means…tie dye DIY projects! Yay for kids…Boo for moms (because of the mess) No worries. I’ve got you covered. I recently made these mess free tie dye sneakers for Momtastic.com that uses Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Easy Peasy. Click here for the complete how-to. It was a simple project. In

DIY Greeting Cards

Instead of paying a fortune for greeting cards (they can be more than $5 a pop!), make your own. I used labels from onlinelabels.com to do just that. Take an hour one weekend and make a lot for all different occasions. So, next time there is an occasion where you need a card, you have

Winter Feather Snowflake Kid Craft

Kai longs to play in the snow. Since we live in Florida, all he’s gotten is fake bubble snow or shaved ice. What a bummer. So, I made these feather snowflakes to get the kids in the spirit of winter even if you live in a subtropical environment. What’s best about this project: you can

Mid-Century Modern Christmas Tree Kid Craft

I’ve got a project for all of you design fans! A mid-century modern tinsel Christmas tree. It’s so easy and oh-so-retro. It’ll keep your kids busy as you do all of your holiday prep work. (Sometimes it feels endless doesn’t it?) Check out the complete how-to on Momtastic.com   Supplies: Scissors Silver pipe cleaners Pony

DIY Olympic Medal Craft

Two years ago, I made these Olympic medals for Netflix’s stream team project. (Please don’t mind the lighting in the photos. Like I said, it was two years ago and I wasn’t as skilled with my camera as I am today.) Doesn’t Kai and his BFF Beahr look so cute (and young!) I kept these

Back-to-School Hacks To Make Every Mom’s Life Easier

School starts next week. OMG! I can’t believe it. Summer flew by. We traveled to California, Seattle and St. Pete. We hunted Pokemon and went swimming. As school looms on the horizon, I teamed up with thestir.com/cafemom.com and came up with these 15 back-to-school lunch hacks that I can’t wait to do on a regular

DIY Mason Jar Aquarium Craft

It’s summer time and the kids are “sooooooo bored!!” LOL! Give them an activity to make that is easy, not too messy and will occupy their time for at least a few minutes. 🙂 I designed this aquarium for Momtastic.com. Check out this link for the complete how-to. Here is what you need: Mason jars

DIY Kitchen Scrap Garden

On any given day at my house, you’ll find scraps veggie scraps in a bowl of shallow water growing. I recently wrote this article for Momtastic.com that explains how to do it.  It’s pretty simple, you chop off the bottom of some veggies, put them in water and voila, a new plant starts to grow.

20 Road Trip Hacks That You’ve Got to Try

Tomorrow Kai and I are traveling to California for a week to visit his BFF Beahr. They haven’t seen each other in a year. They have the type of friendship that will last a life time and beyond. Although, we are flying on a plane, I’m going to do some of these road trip hacks

20 Summer Hacks Every Mom Has To Try

TheStir.com recently asked me to come up with 20 hacks every mom needs to try this summer. This was a fun project. From food to must-try beach ideas, click here to see a bevy of “OMG, that’s awesome” ideas. For example: Make a cool-off necklace by stringing cut sponges, soaking them water and freezing them. Use