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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Dylbug Easter Brunch


We recently had the wonderful opportunity to team up with Leslie Mingo, founder of Dylbug. Her line of adorable personalized plates, placemats, cutters and bowls will get your kids excited to eat all those yummy fruits and veggies.  
Easter is right around the corner and these sweet limited edition bunny plates could not be more perfect for your children's baskets.  
Our Easter brunch for littles was so much fun. I loved seeing each child's creativity flow and I really enjoyed watching them eat so many veggies. 
Snap peas were used for flower stems, spinach leaves for dresses and shredded broccoli for grass. They gobbled it all up and asked for more!  


I'm all for making mealtime fun and with these adorable dress up plates, your child's imagination and creativity will be ignited. Aren't those strawberry butterflies fun? And how dapper does Mr. Bunny look in his blueberry bowtie?!

Leslie found these cute trays at Michaels. They're paint trays but they work perfectly for keeping all your food organized. Genius! 





One of my favorite products that Dylbug offers are these dry erase placemats. The kids loved coloring and drawing on their little bunnies with markers. There is also a place where kids can practice their ABCs and 123s! Here is the front of the placemat, how sweet is that little bunny's face?




These sweet cutters are way too fun. They come in a heart dress pattern and star pants. Kids have a blast cutting out cute clothes to dress their bunnies. Who wouldn't want to eat a PB&J shaped like a dress? 


My daughter loved creating raspberries bows, strawberry and almond flowers and blueberry buttons on her bunny. I don't think we've ever had so much fun at mealtime! 



Be sure to check out all the fun products Dylbug offers to make mealtime awesome! You and your kids will have a wonderful time creating and dining together. 

Dylbug products are:
Crafted of melamine
BPA-free
Dishwasher-safe
Not for microwave use
Made in the USA


Monday, March 6, 2017

How to Create a Beautiful Boho Outdoor Space


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are my own.  
If you're looking to add a little boho flair to your outdoor space, look no further than Cost Plus World Market. Create a beautiful, eclectic space using interesting textures and colorful textiles. 
Fashion an exotic area using a mix and match color scheme, soft pillows and dreamy lighting.
Boho lighting is warm, flickering and indirect. Achieve this effect with hanging antique copper lanterns and sandalwood candles scattered about. Curl up in a cozy wicker chair under a macrame canopy with piles of funky pillows while reading a good book and sipping on tea out of a beautiful Moroccan tea glass. 
Your bohemian sanctuary will be relaxing, inviting and completely you!



I love shopping at my local store in Cottonwood Heights for beautiful boho inspiration, unique gifts and fabulous food from around the world.  
If you're not local to Utah, be sure to check out the store locator page to find the Cost Plus World 
Market closest to you.

Cost Plus World Market’s Friends and Family event begins this Friday 3/10! Save an extra 30% on home decor, furniture, entertaining essentials and more. Save 10% on food and beverages. Sale ends 3/13/17. Download coupon HERE (online promo code FRIENDS).


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Friday, March 3, 2017

National Geographic Kids Super Reader Program

We recently had the opportunity to review the  National Geographic Kids Super Readers Program.
The Super Readers program consists of non-fiction books that your kids can read and as they read, they can earn fun prizes! 

We all know reading is a good thing. It's critical in children's success in school and later in life and there are many advantages in reading with your child. Better communication skills, academic excellence, mastery of language, enhanced concentration and a stronger relationship with you.  This program can help feed your child's natural curiosity about the world and get them excited about reading. 

Here's how the program works:
  • .Visit the National Geographic Super Readers website HERE.
  •  Pick and download your free poster in the category of your child's reading level.
  •  Explore the books! There are so many interesting topics that your child will love. Everything from space to animals to history. They are sure to find many awesome topics to read.
  • Once you finished a book, you can cross its picture off the poster and return to the website to download a badge. 
  •  Earn prizes! The kids will love earning fun prizes like stickers, bookmarks and door hangers. This will definitely be a motivation for your kids to keep up with their reading. 
  • As you read more books, you can download more prizes!

Building a strong reader is important to us parents and I know finding books that piques our child's interest and fuels her excitement for nature, science and history is priceless. I love how engaged our daughter was as she read her favorite books to us.



We spent hours poring over these fascinating books. We especially loved the fun facts, silly puns and jokes that were sprinkled throughout the books.




Head over to National Geographic Super Readers website and begin the program! Your kids (and you!) will have a blast! 

Books can be found at all major bookstores as well as the National Geographic site and Amazon.
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Disclosure:  I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Quick and Easy Valentine Gifts


  I'd love to share a few quick and easy Valentine gift ideas with you. These jars are sweet little gifts for teachers, neighbors and friends. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it doesn't hurt to get a jump start on the holiday of love!

Simply fill your jars with the candy of your choice. I used festive valentine scrapbook paper as a guide for which candy I was going to fill them with. For this one, I used gummy berries and the berry tag was a perfect match! 

The darling bows are made out of paper using a 1-2-3 Punch Board and then adhered to the jar. The tag was cut out and attached to the jar as well.

And that's all there is to it! Sweet and simple but oh, so adorable (and yummy!).


Take a look at the other fun versions of these cute jars below!


I would have to really love someone to give them this pink jar filled with sweets. ;-)


You could use Swedish fish for this jar or even goldfish crackers. Either way, it will be "o'fish'ly" awesome! 


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Supplies used:
Small plastic jars
Valentine paper
candy

Head over to Oriental Trading for the cutest valentine party decor and craft ideas!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Dolly and Me Valentine Tea Party

Welcome to the Valentine Party Blog Hop!
I'm excited to share with you my Dolly and Me Tea Party. Be sure to check out all the beautiful valentine parties from some of my favorite party friends. We are also giving away $200 for you to throw your own Valentine's Day party! Enter the rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post.
xox

 Say hello to Lavender. She's the beloved doll of our 6 year old daughter and I'm pretty sure she has more clothes than I do. Our daughter's sweet and incredibly talented Grandmother gave this darling doll to her along with several beautifully handmade dresses. 
We have a valentine party for our little one and her friends every year and this year we wanted to invite the dolls along too! Little girls and their dolls came over for an afternoon of cookies, crafts and fun!


First order of business was to dress the doll in a pretty tea party outfit. So many lovely gowns to choose from! 

Look at those tiny heart pockets! So sweet!




Lavender is now dressed in her tea party finery and is ready to partake in some delicious tea party fare. 


Pink milk in vintage milk bottles and beautiful valentine cookies were on the menu for the afternoon soiree.

These gorgeous cookies from my cousin Leigh ( Baby Gabey Cookies) were so beautifully detailed, it was hard to bite into them! Tiny ruffled dresses, mini cakes with delicate edible flowers and classic valentine hearts were the perfect cuisine for afternoon tea.









Who doesn't love to play with playdough? It's pretty much a staple at any party I throw when kids are involved. I made strawberry scented cloud dough and placed it in cute pails and attached mini rolling pins to the top. 

You can download the You're So A "Doh" Able Valentine printable HERE.

If you haven't made cloud dough yet, I highly recommend it. It's so soft and smells heavenly....we could play with it for hours! 


The girls each received green mini gift boxes as take home favors. I attached tiny heart balloons to the gift box with pink clothespins and added a bit of polka dot ribbon. 



Inside the gift boxes were pretty candy favor containers filled with festive heart beads for the girls to make their own valentine bracelets.


The party finished up with the girls putting together these adorable cookie magnet crafts. Don't they look good enough to eat?!



I hope you enjoyed our Dolly and Me Tea Party, I know the girls and their dolls certainly did!
xox 
Thank you so much for stopping by and have a Happy Valentine's Day!




Valentine Sugar Cookies: Baby Gabey Cookies

Supplies from Oriental Trading


Be sure to head over to Oriental Trading to check out all their fabulous valentine party supplies!

This review is based strictly on my opinion. I was provided the sample free of charge by Oriental Trading Company to provide my honest review. No other type of compensation was received. All ideas and opinions are my own.

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