Tissue Paper, Stained Glass Activities

Making pretend stained glass can be done any time of the year. That’s one of the biggest reasons I love this concept of creating stained glass. The child’s art can be hung & displayed, which is great for building their confidence. We have hung them in Izzy’s bedroom & our living room. In each activity…

Salt Snowflake Painting

We really enjoy snowflake salt painting. It’s a super fun way to bring art and science together. Another bonus, depending on how you approach this activity, it can also be considered a STEM activity. What You Need: Thick Paper (construction or watercolor paper is great) Elmers Glue Water Colors (paint) A Paint Brush Salt Step…

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

My first time creating Gnocchi was over a year ago. I was trying to make new & fun dinners that were gluten free. This fall I decided to give my sweet potato Gnocchi recipe a twist and use butternut squash. I’ve been enjoying it so much I wanted to share the recipe with you all….

Izzy’s Top Toy Picks 2019

Thank you Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Some links are commissionable & profits help to keep this blog running. Have you finished your holiday shopping? Still stumped on gifts? Izzy pulled a list of her top favorites for you guys to look over. I added…

3 Family Friendly Activities to try over the Holidays

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. All information contained within is accurate at the time of posting. Holiday breaks are great for family bonding. Whether you are home or visiting with extended family, try creating memories and truly enjoying each other. I’m sharing…

Winter Themed Educational & Sensory Activities

Whether you are looking for something fun to entertain your child on the weekends or over holiday breaks, these activities are bound to keep them entertained and thinking. Who knows, you may even want to join in. Winter Activities Snowflake Search What you need/optional items: activity table, pom poms, cotton balls, pipe cleaners (to create…

Creating Holiday Houses with Honey Maid graham crackers

This post is sponsored by Honey Maid graham crackers. 100% of the opinions expressed are my own. Izzy loves crafting and decorating. Her little creative mind always impresses me. Even Izzy’s teachers express their love for her imagination. She recently started asking me when we would start on our holiday houses. It’s tradition, we do…

My Boot Picks for Winter 2019-2020

Some links in this post may be commissionable. Profit made from these purchases help to keep this blog running so I can continue to bring content like this to you. Don’t get me wrong, I do love summer… but I think winter might be my favorite season! I love to wear cozy clothes and I…

Budget Friendly Tips for Farmhouse Style Decorating & Entertaining

Thank you Capital One for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. All information contained within is accurate at the time of posting. Do you have a favorite season you decorate for? Our family loves the changes each new season brings. Creating a festive home is a must for…

Homemade Apple Bird Feeder

With fall finally here and apple farm fun in full swing, Izzy and I decided to get creative with an apple. We love watching the birds in our yard at our feeder. Izzy felt the need to give the birds that stay here in Maine, year round, some treats. Step 1: adult only, Slice an…

Travel Maine – Fun Activities For Families In Maine

Not sure what to do wtith your kids when you visit Maine? Local? Looking for fun activities to do with your children during the week or on the weekend? If you are new to our blog, welcome! I’m Eryka and I live in Southern Maine with my daughter Izzy, my husband and our pup Teddy….

Sensory Bin Activity, inspired by Mo Willems, The Pigeon Needs A Bath!

This post is in partnership with Disney Books Group The Pigeon Needs A Bath is another engaging and funny story from Mo Willems. To celebrate Mo Willems’ Pigeon brand celebrating its 16th BIRD-day, Izzy and I picked one of our favorite books from the series and created a fun sensory experience for you to enjoy…