Let’s Get Crafty

Let’s Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

Let's Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

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Several nights a week my husband works overtime on night shift which leads this mama bear to get all of the kids fed, bathed, and entertained until bedtime. Mom guilt sets in and while it is so EASY to grab the tablet or turn on a movie, I usually like filling this time with books that I can easily tie a craft in with or with other independent activities that get my kid’s brains running but their bodies in one place. Feed thir brains and moms sanity all in one. An occupied child means I can get the house picked up so when everyone is fast asleep in bed, I can sit back and RELAX. I know, that sounds horrible but I enjoy a few hours of solitude after the kids have gone to bed to catch up on my TV shows or even read a book. We Craft Box has made my last minute evening task, rainy day activity, and even a moment of silence possible.

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Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

Sticking to the Basics with Toddler Fun

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As a mom of 4, I am so very guilty of over thinking on what activities would be “fun” for my toddlers and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. I find myself constantly searching the internet for toddler fun and fun toddler activities in my area or pinning a million posts on my Pinterest account that I know, I probably won’t ever go back and look at. It’s a shame truly because the ideas are amazing but the motivation to round up all of the supplies necessary just isn’t there to complete such an elaborate task. Not to mention toddlers attention span lasts a lot less than the time it takes to round up and prepare for some activities but I desperately try to eliminate screen time as much as I can in our technology-filled world. That’s not to say they don’t get any screen time because they do, but I try to feed their minds in others ways as well. That is why I took a step back and reevaluated what else I could do that would be fun for toddlers and the answer is, sticking to the basics! Crayons, markers, stickers, and paper. It really is that simple.

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Hands On Toys Your Kids Will Love

Hands On Toys Your Kids Will Love

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Toys, toys and more toys, with four little ones under the age of seven I am always on the lookout for some great hands on toys that I know, will be a hit in our house.  All my children are very hands on learners and love items that will keep them busy. I’ve found a few awesome ideas that I’m sure your child will love too. I feel that alot of learning takes place when you can actually get your hands on it and do it yourselves. I know if that’s the case with me, it will be with my kids too. So hands on toys are so important in our home.

Hands on toys your kids will love! 

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Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

Get Your Children Excited About Growing Micro-Greens

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My daughter is very inquisitive and loves to learn how things grow. She is always asking where plants for flowers come from and sometimes I don’t have the answer – because I’m just not sure! I’ve been wanting to show her some responsibility and grow her ever-expanding mind by us planting vegetables together, but I never knew where to start.

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Getting Ready for Back to School

Getting Ready for Back to School

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It’s that time of year again, as the summer days draw to an end, for getting ready to go back to school. My oldest is now in first grade, so just like most parents when the dreaded school supply list come in and the struggle of finding the perfect products start. It can be so overwhelming to find where to even start with the list.  Office Depot / OfficeMax has come to the rescue, to save the day!

Back to school with a blast! 

 

Office Depot / OfficeMax has so many new ways to make your back to school shopping easier, by starting with access to all your child’s back to school list. With over 1.2 million supply list from around the country, you have all your needs in one place. Click HERE for more information.

Did you know that Office Depot / OfficeMax also helps make sure kids in need have all the school supplies that they need? You can purchase extra supplies and your local store will deliver them to schools in your community in need of help.  This is also part of their Give Back to School program.  The program gives 5% back in credits to local schools on qualifying purchases for free supplies to their school. How awesome is that?

Office Depot OfficeMax

It’s crazy to think I’m the mom of a first grader, it seems like yesterday that she was just learning how to walk. I used to have so many people tell me when I was first pregnant that once you have children the time just flies by and man were they right.  I feel like I’ve just blinked and its seven years and four children later. I’ve been so truly blessed as a parent to have such wonderful children.  So when it was time to find some perfect supplies for my oldest I was excited for the big selection that Office Depot / OfficeMax offers. I wanted to find something that was as bubbly and sparkly was my daughter’s personality. I wasn’t disappointed, because I found some great options. From adorable Floating Glitter Binders to fun Fish Erasers they had the perfect assortment of everything she needed to make her year great. Great prices that don’t leave this momma breaking the break, so that always makes my life easier!

Floating Glitter Binder

I’d personally like to thank all of the amazing teachers out there who put their heart and souls into turning these kids into the brilliant minds of tomorrow. Hope everyone has an outstanding school year.

Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities for Families

Happy Fall, Ya’ll

 

I mean, I know we’re in the dog days of summer and it’s about ten degrees shy of Satan’s kitchen out here in the South. Can you really be too prepared for those great, breezy fall days though? I have Facebook friends sharing some great fall crafts and it got my wheels turning for some low cost fall themed ideas and activities to work up for myself and my four year old daughter. I came up with a handful of things and I just had to share. I can’t be the only one anxiously waiting for the moment it’s appropriate to don my holiday gear and binge eat some Candy Corn.

Here’s the list of my top 10 favorite Free or Low Cost Fall Themed Activities to keep your family busy during the fall season:

Fall is the best season of the year!

 

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My Favorite Summer Essentials

My Favorite Summer Essentials-KonaRed Iced Coffee-Knockaround Sunglasses-Showaflops Sandals-Love Sun Body Sunscreen

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I love summer. I hate the unbearable heat and humidity that sometimes comes with it but having some stylish fashion accessories, sunscreen, some delicious food and beverage treats, and a good book or knit/crochet project on hand definitely makes dealing with the heat so much easier and more enjoyable! Here are a few items that are helping me pass the longer, hotter days of summer this year. [read more]

Simple Indoor Toddler Activities

Simple Indoor Toddler Activities

Hello! I thought I’d introduce myself as a new writer here on Beauty Brite. My name is Misty, and I am the mother of 4 little ones. On a side note, summer is here, which means fun in the sun! Summer also means afternoon rainstorms if you live anywhere like I do in North Carolina. They are quick thunderstorms, but it does mean dragging the kids inside until it passes which brings in the inevitable whining of, “I’m bored”.

As any mom, I am always searching for fun indoor toddler activities!

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Adorn Your Walls With The Stars

Adorn Your Walls With The Stars

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Earlier this year, a friend of mine shared what her husband gave her for Valentine’s Day and I thought it was incredibly unique and special. Her husband had a star map made for their anniversary! It was the sweetest gift I had ever seen. Before that, I had never heard of such a cool gift.

What if you could adorn your walls with the stars? This is the perfect gift for friends, family, parents, and more!

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Different Ways To Use Mason Jars

Ways to use your mason jars
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Are you trying to get a little creative with decorating or making use of what you have? I have a love for mason jars, and there are so many different ways that you can use them. After being sent some Ball® Spiral Regular Mouth Pint Mason Jars ($8.99/4 count) to test out, I thought, why not share the different ways you can use them?

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