The wonderful Crystal Light container

I often ask my friends if they have any Crystal Light containers I can have.  I love this magical container.  I reuse them in numerous ways.

Sight words.  Write down your children's sight words on craft sticks and put into this container.  Makes a fun game.

Plastic cutlery for when camping, 72-hour kit, and Emergency Prep. (need stuff for the kiddos to do)

Store your kids crayons, markers, coloring pencils for when you take a road trip or camping.


This is just a snipit of what you can do with Crystal Light containers.

Everyone Wins Date Night Idea from The Dating Divas

I sure do enjoy a night out on the town, but I also enjoy being at home! I decided my husband and I were in need of a date night at home that was simple, relaxing and electronic free!  We are both, let’s say rather addicted to our smart phones and have a tendency to be on them….A LOT!

I told my husband in the morning that once the kids were in bed, we were going to turn everything off and just be together.   I also told him we would each choose one treat and a game to play.

Candy Bar Love Notes

I don’t know who said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but it seems to be pretty accurate in our marriage!  Handsome hubby loves to eat!  So I grabbed some of his favorite candy bars and made an arsenal of candy bar love notes!  This way, I can grab one and stuff it in his suit case for him to discover later on.  It’s a sweet (literally!) and simple way to show my love for him.


Open When Letters

Free printables to make your own 'Open When' Letters! The perfect romantic, meaningful {but still simple and inexpensive} gift idea ~ Gotta Love the Dating Divas!

If you are still on the hunt for a romantic, meaningful (but still simple and inexpensive) gift idea for your man, then…

Today is your lucky day!!!

Man Approved Valentine's Day Cards

So it's valentine's day and you need a card for your hubby.  Maybe you are like me and your Husband is a tech savy nerd.  Well, have no fear the ladies over at The Dating Divas come to our rescue once again.  These are free and you should be able to find something for your honey. Enjoy!

Want to do something special for your hubby this Valentine’s Day?  Forget the frilly pink store-bought cards!  We have some Valentines that your manly man is SURE to appreciate.

Rocket Straws

The other day I was browsing Pinterest for a fun activity to do with our LM.   I hit the jackpot when I found this post on how to make Rocket Straws.

To start, seal an empty envelope, then draw lines as shown. Invite your child to cut along the lines (or help him with this step, if necessary). The corner of the envelope will form the top of the rocket.

Babysitter Notes

At one time in my life I was a nanny.  I can not begin to express the importance of a document like this for your babysitter while you are away from home.  Simple and easy for them to fill out notes etc. Great tool and free too!