DIY Melted Crayon Art


Way back, a long time ago (as in like, 2012), when this DIY blog was just a baby, I made some DIY melted crayon art, and I shared it on the blog. It’s actually probably one of my favorite DIY crafts that I’ve ever made. I put it in my daughter’s room, and I hope that all the different colors perk her imagination. Later down the road, once she knows how to read, I hope the “Create” inspires her to follow her dreams. The DIY crayon art is also a favorite of a friend of mine. In my old house, the “Create” art was in a more prominent area, and every time he came over, he would comment on how much he loved it. (more…)

Repurpose Valentine’s Day Flowers into Fun DIY Flower Crafts

FlowerCraftHappy Valentine’s Day! Don’t you just LOVE this holiday? Isn’t it a LOVE-ly time of the month? Haha, okay all jokes aside, I think Valentine’s Day is such a nice day because it doesn’t have to be just about showing love to your significant other. You can use the day to tell your friends and family how much you love and appreciate them too! And as much as I love receiving Valentine’s Day flowers, I like to share them with others as well.  (more…)

Pamper Yourself for the Holidays with an HD Beauty Facial

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.HDBeautyFacial

Hey everybody, happy holidays! I know I’m generally all about the DIY stuff, but today I’m going to talk to you about something that’s extremely important during the busy, crazy, hectic holiday season – taking care of yourself! I took one for the team and went out and got an HD Beauty Facial in order to get the lowdown on the best place to get a facial in San Diego. Believe me when I say, this was actually a pretty hard assignment! (more…)

Support Fire Safety with the San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.FireRunOk, I generally don’t like to run unless I’m being chased by something unruly, but I’m always down to support a good cause. And the San Diego Fire Rescue 5K & Kids Run is definitely a good cause! If you’ll be in San Diego at the beginning of October, I invite you to join me in this run! (more…)

Red, White & Blue Owl Patriotic Wreath


So… y’all know that I love owls. And I love ‘Murica. So I combined the two to make this awesome patriotic owl wreath. I’m pretty sure I’m on the verge of having an owl wreath for every holiday/season. But today, we’re talking about this red, white & blue owl patriotic wreath! (more…)

Check out the U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge this Labor Day Weekend

I received incentives to write this post, however all experiences and opinions expressed are my own.image1What are you doing this Labor Day Weekend? I know what my family will be doing! The U.S. Sand Sculpting Challenge is returning to San Diego for its fifth year as one of the world’s most important sand-sculpting competitions! And this family-friendly extravaganza offers a wonderful array of activities for guests of all ages. (more…)

Stylish Sun Safety with Babiators

Babiators provided me with the information and product samples for this post, however all opinions are my own.

Is your family ready for summer? I’m super excited for the longer days and fun in the sun, but not so excited about what the sun can do to my daughter with its damaging rays. Although children’s eyes are more sensitive to the sun than adults, they actually receive 3X more sun exposure each year. Kids need real protection to keep their eyes safe from UV damage, and Babiators offer that protection. (more…)

Pepper Jack Cheese Sauce with ALDI

This post was sponsored by ALDI as part of Influencer Activation for Influence Central.

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you all how excited I was that ALDI has arrived to Southern California. I got so many great things at such great prices! In addition to the many staple items that I use on a daily and/or weekly basis, I got many of my favorite fresh foods for summer. Today, I want to share a special meal I made with high-quality ALDI ingredients, featuring my delicious homemade pepper jack cheese sauce! (more…)

Enjoy Milk Again – with a2 Milk®

This post was sponsored by a2 Milk® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Enjoying milk and cookies has always been a tradition in my family, but both my daughter and I often experience tummy troubles when eating and drinking dairy. That definitely makes it a problem to enjoy this special treat! However, with a2 Milk® we can enjoy my favorite cookie recipe – bacon chocolate chip cookies – without the discomfort. (more…)

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