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Kid-Friendly Fun: 30+ Indoor Activities

As Florida residents, we all know too well that the unpredictable weather can prevent our kids from going outside. Even though my kids have trunks and closets full of toys, they’ll eventually complain of boredom if they’re indoors too long, especially my older one who loves playing sports. If you prefer to limit your kids’ […]


DIY: Easy Homemade Valentines to Remember

Keeping the chaos out of Valentine’s Day can be a challenge! I’ll be honest, it’s not my favorite holiday. Sure, I enjoy it. I LOVE love. The problem is that the love can easily get lost in the candy-drenched, commercialized expectations we put on the day. Pile on tight schedules with multiple classes, parties and group […]


Do-It-Yourself Holiday Cards Display

Like many of you, Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year! Along with the decorations, music and delicious holiday treats, one of my favorite parts of the season is receiving holiday cards in the mail. Perhaps you just stack them up on your desk or they get lost in the shuffle with your […]


How To Send Letters To Santa (And Get A Response!)

If modern communication is teaching us anything, it is that we have a need for speed. We text to make plans, private message when we need to talk, tweet to share, snapchat to giggle, Instagram to keep up, and the list goes on and on, complete with adorable emojis. Don’t get me wrong; this mama […]


“Boo” Your Neighbor :: A Random Act of Kindness

When we were stationed in Hawaii, we lived in what I will always remember as “the best neighborhood ever.” We lived in military housing and it was a very close-knit community with lots of sweet families. When family would come to visit, they would say it reminded them of a modern-day Mayberry. We moved into […]


Pumpkin Patch Art Project for Kids!

Fall, pumpkins, and Snoopy are just a few of my favorite things that all roll into one in Charles Schulz’s classic film. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. On October 27, 2016, this beautiful story is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and whether it’s your first time or your 100th time watching, there’s just something about […]

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Grandparents’ Day :: 10 “Grand” Ways to Honor Them

“The only thing better than having you as parents, is having you as grandparents to my children.” In Loving Memory of Bobby J. Penn a.k.a. Mom a.k.a Grandma Bobby (December 24, 1946 – September 2, 2016) I have always nurtured the relationship that my children have with their grandparents. Being blessed with a wonderful relationship […]

Rainy Day Roundup

Rainy Day Activities Roundup

Rain, rain, go away come again another day! Rainy days, especially consecutive days, are no fun with kids stuck inside whining, "I'm bored!" We've rounded up a few different indoor activity and crafting posts to help keep the kiddos busy and kick cabin fever. So break out the crafting supplies and get your Pinterest on! [...]
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Creative Grain Studio – Sharing the Joy of Crafting

The perfect Moms’ Night Out requires just the right mix of fun, relaxation, and laughs. Recently, Jacksonville Moms Blog had the opportunity to scope out a new crafting studio. Creative Grain Studio promises to guide you through the process of making a high quality decorative wooden sign while having fun with your besties. The studio […]


Crafty Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite events of summer. I am a patriotic person; but frankly I just love the community spirit that fills the air. Backyard barbecues and community fireworks are simply summer magic. It’s also the perfect excuse to get a little crafty. Here are three simple ways to add […]