Make ice in the bottom of plastic bottles, looks like a flower...float in a bowl of punch...

Flower shaped ice cubes for punch bowl. Use the bottom portion of an empty 2 liter pop bottle to make flavored ice for your punch bowl.

Cute idea for a kiddo's cake RHS

Cute idea for a kiddo's cake. Or an adult that enjoys him/herself a dumptruck + chocolate + cake + peanut butter surprise! Never enough cool boy cake ideas heck even a grown man would get a kick out of this!

Sand Cups made with blue jello, cool whip, vanilla pudding, crushed vanilla wafers and teddy grahams (gummy bears would work too!)

Sand Cups made with blue jello, cool whip, vanilla pudding, crushed vanilla wafers and teddy grahams. I would leave out the pudding and just put vanilla wafers on top of cool whip, then top with teddy Grahams.

Fantastic idea for a summer BBQ or event, will definitely use next time.

Beach themed bday party Colorful buckets and shovels serve up the party snacks for a summer BBQ or kids' birthday party!

Candy Medals for family game night! My kids would dig this.

Family Game Night {and some free printables}

The 50 Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Young Kids

Reading with my oldest baby girl The 50 Best Read-Aloud Chapter Books for Young Kids . Except for Ivy & Bean. Those books have inappropriate topics and use language/behaviors I would not tolerate from my children.


How to describe Finding Nemo when you want people to think you were watching a grown up movie. Now I want to watch Finding Nemo.

To cute and super easy to make. Lorax trees!

Too cute and super easy to make. Lorax trees from tissue pom poms and pool noodles with duct tape! For Katherine and her Dr Seuss room!

Take a picture of your child holding a fist out in front of them and then cut little slits above and below their hand and stick the handle of the sucker through the picture.

Want a unique holiday or birthday card idea? Fold some colorful card-stock paper in half and glue a photo to the front. Use hand-crafted flowers or lollipops, decorate and write a message inside. Great idea for Valentines Day or Christmas cards!


Create a playhouse bunkbed style bedroom set for a little girls room. Downstairs the twin bed and upstairs a dollhouse loft. Is there a carpenter in the house? This would be great using rescued and recycled building materials. For ideas and goods shop

keep art supplies out and in clear jars...they see them, they'll use them! Perfect for encouraging creativity (not TV watching)! ;)

Creative Home Office Organizing Ideas - Art Supplies Organized with Apothecary Jars. A creatively organized home office boosts your mood and will help make you more productive.


Medium Size, Welcome To Our Firepit Where Friends and Marshmallows Get Toasted At the Same Time, Hand Stenciled Painted Wood Sign.gotta have this sign for my firepit!

Cool whip paint, Infant play. Even the older kids too would dig this too

[fun, but use something other than Cool Whip & food coloring. yucky chemicals] Play At Home Mom LLC:Cool whip paint, Infant play


Lazy Day Summer Activities

The Platt Family do Sunday Pancakes each week (bad for the waistline, but FAB for family ritual of togetherness and fun!) LOVING these fun pancake ideas!