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Entries in inspiration (112)


Fun Plans!

I just wanted to share some plans that I am super excited about starting next month! I got some great feedback about the idea of doing some themed weeks on our Facebook page - if you don't follow us on Facebook you might want to think about it! I love that it's becoming a place where people can ask questions and share ideas

Like how to decorate a spring hat for the spring hat parade (I have no idea we don't do those here but I knew you all would have ideas) - come share some ideas or ask anything you like!

Back to themed weeks. I thought it would be fun to do a few months of themed weeks. Here are some ideas that have been suggested:

  • Star Wars / Space
  • dinosaurs
  • art
  • simple machines
  • science
  • detectives
  • camping
  • cowboy
  • Harry Potter
  • bugs
  • reptiles
  • animals in general
  • cars
  • woodworking/building
  • ninja
  • digital to real life (full sized angry birds, minecraft etc)
  • knights
  • wipeout
  • gross

I'd love for you to add your ideas here or on the Facebook post as well! We'll do 13 themes from April - June so you can take these ideas and use them for summer break! If you have something you'd like to submit for theme weeks you can use the contact form here on the page. I'm also thinking maybe a link party for other bloggers might be fun?

And so I don't leave you without inspiration for your Monday morning here are some awesome ideas I've pinned lately!
















DIY Superhero Cape

We all have a little Superhero in us and every superhero needs a cape! Stephanie over at Spaceships and Laserbeams (who sells awesome party printables) has had some great party ideas going up on her blog lately.

Today I had to share this DIY cape from The Southern Institute - so simple!

Can't forget the superhero accessory!

The full "how to" on The Southern Institute


LEGO Dance Party

I recently found another party that was just too good not to share. What type of party do you have for a LEGO lover who can dance? A LEGO Dance Party of course! Cupcakes and Cutlery put on one of the most amazing kids' parties I have seen lately! So many great details!

The cake was opened with a hammer!

To me this is so creative - putting things your kid loves together to create a seamless party - like people do it all the time. Be sure to stop by Cupcakes and Cutlery and tell her how amazing this party was! Plus, you're going to want to see ALL the photos.



Recently Pinned

I pinned a few thing recently that I wanted to share here!

This oragami heart page holder might be fun to make for the class or teachers! from How About Orange

And these printable Valentine Tic Tac Toe would be fun for class Valentines but also for printing out and keeping in the car for longer than usual car rides! from Sally J Shim

And these Lil Love Monsters from eighteen25 are too cute not to share! Maybe to go with your Love Bug?

and I love these shoe boxes houses for cute storage and/or play from The Gold Jellybean


Minecraft Party!

If you know what a creeper, zombie, Steve, and the nether have in common then we're in the same boat. Minecraft! Sort of like digital building blocks Minecraft is an online game that has seemed to win the interest of LOTS of little boys around here. They went NUTS over this party so I knew I had to share it with all of our readers who share the same interests ;)

Partylicious left no detail out of this truly amazing party! I would have loved to have seen everything in person! (which reminds me that I never shared our full party from October oops!)

Back to Minecraft - check out some of my favorite details from the party

More amazing details at the Partylicious blog

Party Credits:

Styling: Mare Romo
Mini cakes: Wanda González
Paper Products: Partylicious
Photography: Partylicious


I KNOW there are other Minecraft fans out there - how amazing is this party?!


Room Inspiration


I have seen some awesome rooms lately and figured if I am loving the inspiration then you probably will too! I have to say I'm really struggling with my boys' smaller rooms so I can use all the ideas I can get.

I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar has some awesome display and LEGO organization ideas

There are so many fun ideas and details in this room by Nellie Bellie (love the lights!)

I really, really love this pipe shelf unit from House Inhabit

Handmade Charlotte created the perfect art station for under $50

I have to figure out something for them! I think first we need to work on a bed with storage like this one from Pink Toes & Power Tools


Football parties + food allergies + Rubbermaid

My 10 year old and I both cannot eat gluten. Eating at home is no big deal for us, but eating out and at friends' house can be somewhat of a challenge. Parker is our house's newest football fan. We've always loved football parties (what's not to love? food, friends, football, commercials) and have hosted several ourselves! With football party season in full swing it's inevitable that we'll be headed to more and more parties soon. As his mom I strive to make parties (especially football parties) fun for him NOT another eating burden. I had a great idea and solution!




Can I tell you all a "secret" about myself? I am not an organized person. I LOVE organization, but I am definitely not an organized person so I can use all the help I can get!

You may have pinned a post from my friends over at Modern Parents Messy Kids POYEL series this last year (Project organize your entire life) a LOT of people did (over 400,000) and rightly so! I am so excited to delve into their new ebook/Kindle book!

Here's a bit more info on what's in the book:

  • Step-by-Step action plans for conquering some of the biggest obstacles to living the simplified life you’re yearning for: decluttering, cleaning, organizing, meal planning and more.
  • Customizable strategies for it all.  We’re of the belief that one size does NOT fit all. Which is why the quick start guide is full of resources for a variety of lifestyles, schedules, and personalities.
  • A built-in support network.  Yeah, we know, a support system for organizing? Sounds a little over the top – but you’d be surprised how motivating a facebook group of over 3,500 fellow simplifiers can be.
  • No unattainable goals, only real-life expectations.  If there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that simplifying and organizing is a journey, not a destination.  So we’ve set up our quick start guide accordingly.  By offering lots of different strategies for tackling a problem, we’re arming you with the tools you need to be successful when life changes on you.

I am excited to start reading/studying my copy! You can get one for only $6.99 if you need help like me ;) Other versions will be out shortly.

I think my favorite post from that series is the toddler creativity center

I'm still working (ok trying to get back to working) on organization that works well for the boys' rooms. If you're in the same boat as me here are some more posts I've found inspiring

Organize and Decorate Everything has TONS of great ideas for room organization

 I love the idea of a peg board to store lots of things! from Just Between Friends

We've talked about LEGO storage a few times here, here, and here

Who else has organization on the brain?!

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