Print these fun and free Avengers Easter Egg Costumes today!

Avengers: Age of Ultron Easter Eggs

I found these fun free printables for Age of Ultron Easter Eggs on the HalloweenCostumes.com blog and wanted to share them with you. We made our own tonight and had a blast! Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters May 1! Our family is pretty excited about this, and I bet yours is too. I’m actually getting ready to head to LA for a screening of Avengers: Age of Ultron in 2 weeks! Age of Ultron Easter Eggs We stuck with…

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These fun pranks for teens are perfect for April Fool's Day!

Fun Mom Alert: April Fool’s Pranks for Teens

April Fool’s Day is so much fun with kids.When your kids get a little older, it can be dicey–is it fun? Cool? Will it ruin their entire day? I’ve found that it’s best to try in-home pranks–nothing that will embarrass them at school or with friends. And don’t do anything to their clothes or hair! Think about how these fun pranks for teens might work with your kids, and try the ones that they’ll think are funny! Or at the…

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20 DIY Valentines for Boys

The Coolest DIY Valentines for Boys

Valentine’s Day is definitely a “girl holiday.” Pink and red everywhere, and everything is cute! We always struggle making cool boy Valentines that aren’t too cute and girlie–how about you? Here are some fun DIY Valentine ideas for the boys in your home. DIY Valentines for Boys Custom Superhero Valentines using PicMonkey    Ready to print Baymax Valentines (or color your own!) Lego Star Wars Lightsaber (glowstick) Valentines ValenSlime Valentines Animal Valentines Candy Airplane Valentines Pop Rocks Valentines I “chews” You Valentines Valentine…

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Christmas morning scavenger hunt clues for tweens and teens

Christmas morning scavenger hunt clues for tweens and teens

Scavenger hunts are a wonderful way to make gift opening last a little longer when your kids get older and ask Santa for more expensive gifts. There’s no need to start from scratch when creating your clues because there are several places to find scavenger hunt clues for tweens and teens online! Of course, your clues might need to be tweaked a little depending on your hiding spots, but these are great starters! Here are some of our own holiday scavenger hunt clues and rules,…

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3 ways to remember to move the Elf on the Shelf!

3 Ways To Remember To Move Your Elf on the Shelf!

Forgot to move the elf again? It’s ok, it happens to the best of us. We have been loving our Elf on the Shelf for about four years now, and I’ve forgotten to move him several times! I have a few ways I’ve been remembering to move him this year, and I haven’t missed a day! Let’s not talk about how he has only been visiting for a week ;) 3 Ways To Remember To Move Your Elf on the Shelf 1….

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DIY Silhouette Ornament with Glitter

DIY Silhouette Ornament with Glitter

There are affiliate links in this post. I love how easy it is to customize this DIY Silhouette ornament! Using a Silhouette, you can create quotes and personalize these ornaments for each of your friends and family. Supplies Needed: Black Vinyl Contact Transfer Paper Clear Ornament (Glass or plastic) Gold Glitter Pledge Floor Cleaner with Shine Glitter Directions: 1. Remove the cap from your ornament and pour the Pledge solution into the center of the ornament. A little solution goes a long way–you…

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25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts > Perfect for entertaining!

25 Beautiful Holiday Desserts

The holidays are perfect for family gatherings, and family gatherings are perfect for desserts, right? That’s when I make them most–when I have people to share them with. Here are 25 of the most beautiful holiday desserts to impress your family and friends! Pretzel Toffee Heirloom Coconut and Cinnamon Cake No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Gluten and Dairy Free Dark Fudge Brownies Grinch Crinkle Cookies Easy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies Rudolph Reindeer Truffles Soft and Chewy Gingerbread Cookies Chocolate Covered Cookie Truffles…

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DIY Upscale Fall Decorating Ideas

DIY Upscale Fall Decorating Ideas

Growing up in New York, I loved fall. The smell of leaves burning is still my favorite smell ever, and I love walking through them when I get to fly back and visit. Even though Arizona doesn’t actually get a true fall season, I still love this time of year. I fall in love with the beautiful autumn decor that shows up on everyone’s front porches and mantles, and yes–I even love the artificial warm and spicy smell of everything pumpkin…

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5 Easy April Fool's Day pranks for school-aged kids

5 Easy April Fools Pranks For School-Aged kids

April Fool’s Day is a great time to have some fun with your kids. There comes a time in every parent’s life when their kids are old enough to play pranks on, and that was a very special time in our house ;) Here are a few of our easy April Fools pranks for older kids: 1. Fill their juice cups with Jell-o the night before. Add a thin layer of juice to the top in the morning. This works…

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Saying Goodbye To Your Elf on the Shelf

Saying Goodbye To Elf On The Shelf #ElfOnTheShelf

Click here for more fun (and kind of naughty) Elf on the Shelf ideas! Every Christmas marks an exciting and sad day. Santa comes to bring gifts, but he also takes Louie back to the North Pole with him. I always feel a little more pressure to do fun things with Louie right before he heads back home, and Jack always wants to do something fun for him before he goes. Here are some ideas for saying goodbye to Elf…

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Elf on the Shelf Kitchen ideas

Elf On The Shelf Kitchen Ideas

Click here for more fun (and kind of naughty) Elf on the Shelf ideas! Elf on the Shelf season is in full swing, and ours is having a lot of fun in our kitchen lately! Elf on the Shelf Kitchen Ideas The boys have been asking for Oreo milkshakes every night, so it’s nice that Louie stepped in and said no more… by hiding in the blender! HI see that he is sneaking a few Oreo’s, though… Elves have a…

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Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Easy Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Click here for more fun (and kind of naughty) Elf on the Shelf ideas! Elf season can quickly become overwhelming! Here are some ideas to delight your little ones on those nights when you just want to head to bed. 1. Did your family do any fun crafts recently? Your elf wants to see them. Stick him next to or on your latest holiday craft or decoration, your kids will get a kick out of his interest in family activities!…

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Hilarious Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Hilarious Elf On The Shelf Ideas

Click here for more fun (and kind of naughty) Elf on the Shelf ideas! Are you bored with your elf? Does he need to bring a little bit of life into your home? These hilarious ideas are perfect for older kids! 1. Wrap your tree… then your elf! Wrapping the Christmas tree is definitely a two-person job, but it’s worth it! After you’re done wrapping, use the extra tape to wrap your elf (it makes it look like he’s gotten…

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5 Clever Ways To Introduce Your Elf On A Shelf

Five Clever Ways To Introduce Elf On The Shelf

Bookmark this: More Elf on the Shelf Ideas for you! Our Elf on the Shelf, Louie, comes around every Thanksgiving Day. Though my 9 year-old knows this, he begins asking when he’ll see Louie in the summer. If an Elf on the Shelf just came to visit you, you should name it! Here are a list of 25 Elf on the Shelf names.  Mom, how do you think Louie is going to surprise us this year? Mom, do you think…

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Elf On The Shelf Emergency Tips

Elf On The Shelf Emergency Tips

Thinking about introducing your Elf on the Shelf? Looking for some hilarious or naughty elf on the shelf ideas? Having a sleepover? Check. Did your kids touch the elf? Gotcha covered. Need something super quick before the kids wake up? I’ve got that, too. Here are some Elf on a Shelf emergency tips! Elf On A Shelf Having A Sleepover A friend was spending the night and he missed his elf, Eli! We set up a couple of syrup bottles…

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Tween Easter Baskets: Less Toys, More Awesome.

Gone are the days that we could fill baskets with bubbles and sidewalk chalk. This year, we need Easter basket items for older kids. Tween Easter baskets, actually. Jack and Michael are 8 and 12, so baskets become a little harder to fill this year. Instead of spending more money, we will try to be creative and set up scavenger hunts. Just like Christmas scavenger hunt that we love, the scavenger hunts are coming to Easter this year! I’ve decided to…

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