Let’s Get Crafty

Let’s Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

Let's Get Crafty with the We Craft Box

Beauty Brite Disclosure

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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Gift Whimsy and Goodness for Children this Year

HandCrafted Music Boxes that are Perfect for the Holidays

music box

Beauty Brite Disclosure

My daughter is really hard to buy for. Whether it’s Christmas, her birthday, or the Easter Bunny is planning a surprise; I have the hardest time trying to find her a gift that has quality and meaning. She’s an only child and my parent’s first grandchild to say she is spoiled is quite the understatement. Her playroom is PACKED to the brim with baby dolls, plushies, and Barbies. I’m getting the search started for Christmas presents from Santa and this year I wanted something meaningful that would last for several years and she would not grow out of.

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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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Magical Unboxing for Little Girls

The Fairy Bag Offers Glittery Fun While Unboxing!

fairy bag unboxing

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If your children are anything like my daughter, they are caught up in the hype of unboxing videos on Youtube. My four-year old’s personal favorite is Ryan’s Toy Review. This child will sit for hours in her room watching Youtube videos via the Roku. She enjoys seeing other children open toys so I wanted to bring that excitement and experience directly to her.

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PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

PFP Fidget Sensory Play Set is A Must on Your Gift List

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If you have a child that is a sensory seeker, then you know exactly what I mean when I say it is excruciatingly hard to find a gift on the holidays that will actually benefit them. I can buy my son all the toys in the toy aisle that I want, but none of them quite appeal to his sensory seeking behavior. Don’t be fooled though, Play Fun Products Fidget Sensory Play Set makes for the perfect gift for any child, sensory seeking or just looking for a toy that peaks their interest.

Play Fun Products sent us 2 of their Fidget Sensory Play Set‘s and all 4 of my kids have enjoyed the sets in their own special way.

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Celebrate Halloween with Hotel Transylvania 3

Celebrate Halloween with your favorite characters from Hotel Transylvania 3

Celebrate Halloween with Hotel Transylvania 3

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Last weekend, I had a Hotel Transylvania movie marathon! I watched all 3 movies from Saturday evening through Sunday! I know, it should not have taken that long, but I did take breaks in between watching. After starting the first movie, I realized after a few minutes that I had not seen the movie at all! By the time I reached the second movie, I realized I had only seen a few minutes of the second movie as well!

Are you ready to celebrate Halloween with Hotel Transylvania 3?

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Stylish Baskets for Any Home or Decor

Lorena Canals Makes Stylish Baskets for Any Home or Decor

Lorena Canals Basket Zoco Vintage Blue
Photo Credit: Lorena Canals

Beauty Brite Disclosure

I am the worst about shoving all of my clutter into one area. Especially when it comes to dirty clothes or my children’s toys. Any corner will work, and an empty diaper box will do. It literally drives my husband CRAZY! Lorena Canals, however, has an endless amount of home goods available, and the Zoco Vintage Blue Natural basket is the perfect addition to my home.

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Tinkering Labs STEM Kit Is The Perfect Addition to Your Gift List

Tinkering Labs STEM Kit Is A Must On Your Gift List

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With Fall here and Christmas quickly approaching, it is a daunting task to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Out of every group, there is one person that the perfect gift, is that much harder to find. Tinkering Labs, however, sells a variety of STEM kits that are perfect for that critical thinker on your list. Why not provide a gift that not only peaks their interest BUT also teaches them valuable skills that they can use now and later?

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Add My Audio Pets To Your Must Have Accessory List

Add MY Audio Pets to Your Must Have Accessory List

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I feel like every day we see a new must-have tech item added to the market, that is specifically targeted towards children. The problem is differentiating which of these products are flops and which ones are worth the money to purchase them AND our children use them for more than 20 minutes. My Audio Pets have been a huge hit with my three oldest children and with their new Hide & Speak App, My Audio Pet transforms from just a regular speaker to an actual game for your child to play! Pair My Audio Pet up with Hans Swipe to keep your child’s device screen clean/sanitized and Helix Towels as a comfortable place for them to lay outside to enjoy the weather, and you have a match made in heaven!

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