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edible pencils…cause why not start the year off WRITE…with chocolate.

pretzels pencils for back to school

  My kids went to school today! As much as I love those three little kids…I’m so excited to have them out of  my house!!! I love summer…but I feel like i’m a bad mom if i’m not constantly entertaining them…which makes it hard to do much else! So with my first year with all [...]

sunday shoutout time–apple themed!!!

apple roundup a girl and a glue gun

  I’ve gotta couple apple posts for you this week…and since my kids start school on TUESDAY–I’ve got apples on the brain! but apples aren’t just for teachers! Here’s a whole bunch of amazing apple ideas to make this first week (er…month) of school GREAT!       live laugh rowe   my sister’s suitcase [...]

Food Friday with messes to memories–cinnamon bread


I’m so excited to be here on Kim’s blog helping out with Food Friday! My name is Carisa and I blog over at Messes to Memories. In our family, we love sweet treats, but we also love to eat healthy and take care of our bodies. One recipe that everyone in my family loves is my Italian Cream [...]

hooded bath towel–easy tutorial!!!

hooded bath towel agirlandagluegun.com

My daughter got a hooded bath towel when she was a babe….and she has worn it to rags. She asked me to “hot glue a new one” (cause hot glue is the answer to everything in this house.) I didn’t hot glue…but sewed it instead. and guess what…it’s super easy!!!!   take the hand towel [...]

Insulated Mason Jar Tumblers–as teacher gifts!

teacher printables back to school

The other day I got an awesome package from QVC’s  Jill  Bauer’s You’r Home with Jill—it was these awesome Insulated mason jar tumblers. Aladdin Set of Four 20 oz Insulated Mason Jar Tumblers   (you can get them here) My objective…if I chose to accept (and i did ) was to decorate them up however [...]

sunday shoutouts


thanks for stopping by to check out my sunday shoutouts! I love this day—it’s full of all sorts of amazingness!!! enjoy! hungry happenings     these happy little cookies need to go in my mouth!! clean and scentsible    what a pretty garage. my garage looks like a hot mess!!!   moda bake shop you [...]

a “smashing” good time


I wanted to show you guys this fun thing my daughter has been doing this summer! It’s a SMASH book! Have you heard about them? They are really fun notebooks that are a great place to store your favorite papers and notes and pictures…and doodling all over it is encouraged!!!!   My daughter is a [...]

Food friday with Simply Designing!


Today I have the awesome Ashley–showing how you make my favorite winter treat…a treat for all year round! FROZEN HOT CHOCOLATE!!! I’m so excited about this one!!!   *******************   Hi! I’m Ashley from Simply Designing! And I am so excited to be here today taking over Kimbo’s cute blog! I typically blog about DIY [...]

My new Abc wall with FrogTape®

abc wall with frog tape

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of FrogTape for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m so excited for this fun project! I have been lacking motivation to get this giant fake frame painting done….but then I got some Textured Surface by FrogTape in the mail…and I knew it was time to get [...]

funner in the summer with 30 handmade days!!!!

straw building kid craft funner in the summer series!

My girl Mique is having a super awesome series…called funner in the summer! and today is my day!!!!  Come visit me HERE to find a fun way to entertain your kids with some cheap dollar straws!!!   while you are there make sure to check out her AMAZING printables (i know I probably feature her [...]