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Kiss Naturals

I can hardly believe that my baby is 10. Sure, it just happened. But the signs my girl is growing up have been coming for awhile. She is finding her own style, caring more about her appearance, and is asking about *gasp* cosmetics. We struggle (her dad maybe a little more) with this desire to enhance her appearance. We also want to make sure that what she puts on her face

10 valentine's day

On the 13th of February every year, I have a mini panic attack while trying to decide what to make for the annual class Pink & Red Day party. In my day, we called it a Valentine’s Day party, but I digress. As a long time practitioner of the ancient art of procrastination, I generally add some food colouring to cookies or cupcakes the night before and let it go. This

DIY Wall Art

I’m a sentimental mom, and I am known for hanging on to every bit of art that Alivia brings home from school, even if it is just a scribble on a piece of construction paper. As she gets older and the bin gets fuller and fuller, I realized that I am going to eventually have to part with some of these one of a kind masterpieces. Instead of mourning pieces,

Stella & Dot with Jenna Olsen, give the gift of glamour this holiday season

Many of us have a little something about ourselves that might make us feel self conscious at times. We have ways of detracting attention, mastering the art of playing up our best feature, or covering it up. My unique ‘feature’ are my surgical scars along my collarbone. While I’m not exactly sensitive about them anymore, I *do* like to take attention away from them at times like holiday parties and

Mommy Loves Maddy Travel Chalkboards & more

When my kids were really small and still in diapers I, of course, carried a diaper bag. And, like most of you, I carried not only diapers and wipes, but snacks, drinks, crayons, balloons, little toys and goodness knows what else! Now that my youngest is out of diapers I am free of the diaper bag and the varied contents that weighed me down. I love it! But there are

Plasma Car

Raise your hand if your Christmas morning usually consists of the mad dash to find batteries for all those new toys? Or hunting for the screw driver to start assembling toys that need to be opened RIGHT NOW, only to discover you need an hour (uninterrupted) to put them together. Yep, that is my house on Christmas morning in a nutshell. This year we wanted to focus more on engaging