Yes, yet another fun pillow tutorial for you guys and because who doesn’t love donuts!? This project requires little to no sewing skills! At first, I had to think twice before sewing a pillow with a inner opening because it’s impossible to sew along all edges and be able to flip it inside out. Just […]

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I get many questions and requests as to how I get such pretty clear photos. So that brings me to this post to show you what apps I use and how I edit all my Instagram photos before I post them. Even though, I use my DSLR more often than my iPhone to take photos, […]

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  • June 18, 2014 - 12:04 am

    Maria - Thanks for the great tips! I thought your watermark was because you were a blogger, makes total sense now. I’m doing it now too…ReplyCancel

  • June 18, 2014 - 9:47 am

    Jai - I follow you on Instagram and LOVE your pictures! Thanks so much for writing this and sharing some great tips! I am horrible at watermarking my Instagram photos but you are so right, creepy people out there have taken photos, at least not from me but they are not as great as yours. :)
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  • August 4, 2014 - 5:20 pm

    Elie - In love with this post and the helpful tips! One of my many favorites! I love all your instagram posts too!ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 5:25 pm

    Quinn Pletcher - I found this post on Pinterest awhile back and have referred to it multiple times! Thanks for the tips!ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 5:32 pm

    Shanail - This blog post was one of the best that I’ve read. Thanks for your input and I’m going to place watermarks on all of my photos now!ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 7:54 pm

    Heather Edrington - I never thought to turn night time pics to B&W! Great idea! Can’t wait to try it!!ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 8:27 pm

    Mirianthi - Love this post! My pictures look so much better thanks to you!! ReplyCancel

This is a sponsored craft post thanks to Glade®. The end-of-school season is upon us and the time has come to thank our children’s teachers for their hard work in helping our little ones bloom. Our daughter Aries is currently in preschool and loves her teacher and can’t get enough of her best friends. It’s […]

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I created a fun way to store, share or gift your photos you post on Instagram in the form of monthly mini flip books. I love flip books and my daughter is also giddy about them ever since we attended an Oh Joy! event in L.A. A few months ago and they offered a photo […]

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  • June 10, 2014 - 1:05 pm

    Marixsa - This is so adorable and perfect monthly little gift for grandma! Will try ASAP!ReplyCancel

  • June 16, 2014 - 3:39 am

    mary - Where can I get photoshop to my laptop?ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Meg Spires - I love this idea! What a great way to show off the shots I am so proud of (:ReplyCancel

In a busy mom with a very full schedule, wishing for someone to invent a pause button. Even though, I’m always busy, cleaning, making dinner, working on projects, blogging, and taking care of my two kiddos, I always make time for my little family. The mess can always wait, what is most important to me […]

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  • June 2, 2014 - 1:43 am

    Stephanie Arduo - I would love to win Keurig Special Edition Brewing System because I want to experience a good coffee moment. Keurig is a very popular in demand product which I am dreaming of. I just wish to have one in my kitchen, due to tight budget I have to prioritize my children’s needs. This would be a great gift for me. Goodluck all ❤️ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 2:52 am

    Sandra VanHoey - This may be the wrong question for a keurig which I would love to have by the way. My daughter has one and it makes super coffee. The GC I would love to get my granddaughter a birthday presentReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 3:36 am

    Lisa Brown - It is easy to use and I am the only one who drinks coffee, so single serve brewers are best for this household. We could use the Verizon FiOS in this house; looks like good rates and a way to keep everyone entertained.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 3:38 am

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  • June 2, 2014 - 3:42 am

    Janet W. - I would love to win it because it would make the perfect gift for my daughter who loves drinking coffee.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 4:23 am

    Gina M - I would love to win it because I drink coffee all the time!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 4:32 am

    Angie PreciselyMine - I’d love to win this because we are needing a new coffee machine for the office.
    Angie PreciselyMine recently posted..If you have a Keurig, you need a "Woody" Coffee Pod Storage DrawerMy ProfileReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 4:52 am

    becky - I’d love to go on a little shopping trip to Target with this!
    becky recently posted..Summer Goals for MeMy ProfileReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 5:56 am

    Julie Wood - I would love to win Because I can make the perfect cup of coffee and my family loves drinking coffee from a Keurig.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 6:30 am

    mysweetiepiepie - I’d like to win it because I don’t function well in the mornings without my caffeine.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 7:43 am

    Amanda Sakovitz - I would love to win so making coffee would be easier!ReplyCancel

    • June 4, 2014 - 6:11 am

      iamalighthouse - I always like anything to do with water. Kids LOVE water… :)ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:14 am

    Stephanie - i would love to get my mom oneReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:33 am

    latanya - I want to gift it to my cousin.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:34 am

    Sandy A - We love coffee in our house and this would be great to have…ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:05 am

    Leigh Anne Borders - I so need a new coffee maker and a Keurig is what this momma wants/needs. I could buy some KCups with a gift card;)ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:34 am

    Callie B. - We stay busy by pretty much living at the pool!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:36 am

    keidy villalobos - since my family are big soccer fans we do watch the world cup 2014 in brazil as a family :DReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:54 am

    Tiffany S - We stay pretty busy inside all summer as I’m trying to get my Bachelors Degree, but when we arent we are usually at my parents house swimming!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:55 am

    Ashley Bree Perez - I will give them some chalk or paint and they can go and play outside (: It keeps them busy and using their creative skills to use. (: My email is perezashley60@hotmail.com. I would love to win . Thank you(:ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 10:40 am

    Amanda - play in water!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 10:43 am

    Jenni Bonilla - I would love to win this!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 10:57 am

    cortney tackett - Going to the pool!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 12:28 pm

    laura harris - Bubbles are always a big hit!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Randi S - Painting! Creative and messy so my son enjoys it ;)
    Randi S recently posted..Schools Out: Progress and New AdventuresMy ProfileReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 6:47 pm

    Stephanie - Books! Although sometimes it ends up being tv.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Leidy - We like to have family game/movie nights, play video games and have enjoy the outdoorsReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    Bridget Heiple Reich - My kids love to be outside on the swingset or in the pool! :)ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:47 pm

    Thomas Murphy - We go to the beach.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 8:52 pm

    Laura - I would love to win it for my momReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:22 pm

    Nicole Millheim - I take them to the pool and playgroundReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Jazmin - I entertain my little one on a busy day by having her crawl around and play with her toys. It keeps her entertained for a little bit. The best thing that always works for me is putting my baby in my Ergobaby and getting things done! She can stay in there for a long time, sometimes she ends up taking a nap in it!ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 9:35 pm

    Barbara Montag - The kids are grown.
    When the grand kids are over we love to turn on the Wii and have fun with Just Dance!
    thank youReplyCancel

    • June 2, 2014 - 9:37 pm

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  • June 2, 2014 - 9:40 pm

    keidy villalobos - stay busy by watching her faves tv shows mickey is her fave baby girl is 4 months :]ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 11:04 pm

    shelly peterson - I take the kids to the park a lot or we play out in the yard. We read and watch tv.ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 11:21 pm

    Adela Galindo - We watch movies and go on walks outside! I would love to win this because frankly I am in need of one and this would be amazing! :)ReplyCancel

  • June 2, 2014 - 11:27 pm

    jeanette sheets - lots of outdoor activies especailly swimming and playing ball ,and cookouts and letting them have movie nights with driendsReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 2:50 am

    Carla S - We play board games or go to the park.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 3:32 am

    Mary Happymommy - We play board games.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 6:39 am

    Heather S. - I like to keep the kids entertained with Legos! They can build away and I can get stuff done!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 6:48 am

    darby - board games are always goodReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 7:18 am

    Jenn - Our favorite way to spend summer is at the pool! The kids swim and frolic with their friends while Mama does her nails, reads books, and enjoys lounging in the sun.
    Jenn recently posted..5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer for ToddlersMy ProfileReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 7:39 am

    Lisa Aliperti - Hula hooping! If you put dishwashing liquid in the water in the kiddie pool you can make giant bubbles with the hoop.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 7:59 am

    Elizabeth P. - We like to go out and ride bikes to the park :)ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 9:07 am

    Ashley H - We do crafts or bake something.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 10:03 am

    Melissa M - We go to different parksReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 11:56 am

    Elisabeth - We like to go to the park!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Marti Tabora - I keep them busy by turning on the sprinklers and letting them play in them. They can come up with so many things to do out there.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    Nicole Dz - The kids love to get into DIY and craft things, color, paint, mold something, so anything like that always keeps them busy.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 1:10 pm

    Rosie - I let them play dress up with my clothes! I don’t have vios, I would like to!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 3:27 pm

    Jessica To - We try to get outside as much as we can or do something with crafts. I don’t have a Vios.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 3:30 pm

    Jessica To - I meant FIOS!ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 5:26 pm

    Kelly D - I do arts and crafts with my kids, play a movie or take them on a walk.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    Cheryl Abdelnour - We would keep busy playing in the pool.ReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    Katy - My baby is 6 months old so we will see how this summer goes. It’s already hot here so I just got her swim diapers and a sunshade float. I can’t wait to hang at the pool with her!ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 9:26 am

    Jamie - we go on fun bike ridesReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Elena - we like to swim in our poolReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 4:02 pm

    mita - Going to the poolReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

    steven weber - simple.. take them to the beach and let them swim all day.ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 7:15 pm

    Tabathia B - We attend the local budget summer movies for kids, movies in the park, reading programsReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 4:23 am

    Mary Jenkins - We sign up for the summer reading program at our local library and take advantage of their educational activities through out the summer. Then, we buy memberships to the children’s museum and other kids’ places around town. My daughter is an only child so she gets bored at home all day. So we go to the park, on hikes, swimming, and I usually sign her up for some sort of class. I think we’re doing gymnastics this year!
    Mary Jenkins recently posted..Take It Outside With Green ToysMy ProfileReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 7:58 am

    ellen ross - The garden hose allows us to have tons of fun!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 8:54 am

    Courtnie - We like swimming and camping!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 9:09 am

    Celeste - playing outside, crafting, cooking…ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 10:25 am

    amanda whiltey - we love to play pretend grocery store or pretend doctor.ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 10:32 am

    Ashley C - We try to check out all of the local parks and I hit up the different story times at all the local libraries

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)comReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    rachel - We go on lots of walks!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 3:18 pm

    Toni Justet - I too wish there was a pause button!ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 3:20 pm

    Toni Justet - Oh–and my baby is too young to know it’s summer…so just the usual. :)ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Heather Hayes Panjon - Trips To The Park, Swimming Reading Arts And Crafts Is How I Entertain The Kids During Summer Break.ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 12:50 pm

    Elle - Art projects are a great way to entertain as well as playing outside in the backyard.ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 3:10 pm

    Joy Person - Parks, swimming, beach, zoo, hand’s on musuem, farmers market, sprinkler in the backyard, whale watching etc…I do lots of things and I love that my daughter loves spending time with me and my husband doing these things :)ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 3:22 pm

    Donna Armstrong - I keep the kids busy playing in the pool.Watch movies and if it’s rainy we do crafts or play hide-n-seek. inside.ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 3:31 pm

    tammigirl - We do not have Verizon Fios. I keep them entertained with things they don’t get to do/see during the ‘regular’ part of the year. We get messier, stay up later, and enjoy each other a lot.
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  • June 6, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    April Brenay - my kids live outside, i turn the sprinkler on, get out the bubbles and sidewalk chalk and tell them to go to townReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 10:09 am

    Jaclyn Reynolds - We stay in half the time and enjoy the ac! Sprinkler time outside is a must too!ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Tara - We like to take a walk around the neighborhood!ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 5:56 pm

    Adriane - I don’t have kids. Our building is being wired for FIOS right now – cant wait to switch!ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

    Patricia Wojnar Crowley - I try to keep a bag in the car with activities and games….we switch them out from time to time for variety.ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 9:44 pm

    Betty B. - Crafts, sports, and outside play!ReplyCancel

  • June 7, 2014 - 10:36 pm

    Desiree - I entertain the kids by taking them to the pool and park!! :)ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 12:33 am

    Kristen - We go to the park.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 7:33 am

    Pam H. - I keep them busy by taking them to the community pool. I do have Verizon Fios. I like Fios On Demand, where I can go and watch episodes of all my favorite shows without paying extra for a DVR.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm

    Norma - I always made sure my daughter had a book :)ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    Lisa - We have activity charts that have ideas for the kids so they don’t say “I’m bored” every 5 minutesReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm

    Michelle C - I like to take my kids to the library and we do lots of crafts and baking. Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot comReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 4:55 pm

    Susan Christy - We go to the zoo, or the park.ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    keidy villalobos - arts and crafts !ReplyCancel

  • June 8, 2014 - 8:39 pm

    Amy Orvin - I let them watch tv and play video games.ReplyCancel

  • June 9, 2014 - 6:18 am

    Jessica w - making and eating homemade popsiclesReplyCancel

  • June 9, 2014 - 11:10 am

    Danny Haynes - I would love to winReplyCancel

  • June 9, 2014 - 4:20 pm

    Dawn Keenan - I try to do something different each day with the kids. Cooking one day, games another, etc. We also try to take a day trip once a week.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 4:37 am

    Brooke Thomas - alot of outside time – park, zoo, beachReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 8:02 am

    christine jessamine - If we are on the go and are having a busy day I bring lots of paper and crayonsReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 2:44 pm

    courtney b - her innotab entertains her !:) especially when i;m busy trying to get stuff done!ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    meredith - We try to do craft activities or go run around outside!ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 9:54 pm

    Chelsea - I think a beach day is the perfect way to entertain kids!ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 10:16 pm

    HS - Watch cartoon or riding bikes in the park.ReplyCancel

  • June 10, 2014 - 10:29 pm

    amy pugmire - I try to bring games or activities to do that are easy and fun.ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2014 - 3:31 am

    Jenna D - We go to the park or the beachReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2014 - 2:13 pm

    Ana Reyes - The free community pool is our salvation! Splashing + vitamin D = happy family. =)ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2014 - 5:08 pm

    Melanie Montgomery - We go to the park and do a lot of fishing.ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2014 - 7:06 pm

    Janice Cooper - Go to the park or play in the water outside (pool or waterguns)ReplyCancel

  • June 11, 2014 - 7:48 pm

    patricia - it helps to have a daily schedule with my almost 2 year old son. in the mornings, we focus on reading and drawing (usually involves a trip to the library, bookstore, or coffee shop). After lunch and a nap, we play (usually go to the pool, park, or indoor playground). After dinner, we talk a walk together.ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2014 - 7:34 am

    bc davison - Teaching them to cook!ReplyCancel

  • June 12, 2014 - 1:29 pm

    Minta Boggs - Going to the park!ReplyCancel

  • June 13, 2014 - 6:24 pm

    Christy Spurlock - Spend as much time outside if possible.ReplyCancel

  • June 14, 2014 - 8:00 am

    Dawn Keenan - Netvibes subscriber newnameford (same email)ReplyCancel

  • June 15, 2014 - 4:19 pm

    Kim Reid - We like to go to the park, they have a great playground!ReplyCancel