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This Mom Needs a Relaxing Tea Bath! Bigelow Take Me Away!

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.   I have three kids. Not to mention, they are all boys. All under 10 years old. Some days their energy is more than I can […]

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Recycled Items Scavenger Hunt Printable

I don’t know about your kids but our children love a good treasure hunt.  Well, here’s a fun way you and your family can make a difference in your community. The message you’ll be sending to them is they can love the world they’re in and it doesn’t have to be a chore. Pick a […]

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Earth Day Kids Activity: Earth Suncatcher

I love how the sun shines through the turquoise and green earth on this Suncatcher Earth day craft. Isn’t it a beautiful thing that we celebrate the Earth and all that it has given us! You won’t believe what I used to make this? Earth Day Kids Activity: Earth Suncatcher Paper plate clear contact paper […]

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Summer Vacation Countdown: Family Dinner & Activity

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. #SummerGoodies #CollectiveBias I’ve been dying to share this post with you but most of all I can’t wait to share this Summer Vacation Countdown activity with […]

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Zucchini Pizza Bites (How to Avoid Soggy Pepperoni Bites)

  These Zuchinni Pizza Bites or I’ve also heard them called Pepperoni bites are aaaahmazing.  It’s my new favorite go to lunch snack!  It’s fast, delicious and healthy!  I’ve been trying to eat healthier but I keep getting off track so I’ve started up again this week. Since I haven’t been eating healthy for the past couple […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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Easter Advent Countdown for Kids

Today is the perfect day for us to begin our Easter Advent countdown, on Palm Sunday!  This is a sweet time for our family as we take time each day and remember how much God loves us! But if for some reason you’re getting started late, don’t fret because guess what, it doesn’t matter. Because my […]

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Easter Basket Gift Idea: Dad’s Easter Stache

Honestly, I had not thought about giving the hubby an Easter basket until now but seriously why not give dad (or grandpa) an Easter basket?  It’s like a Christmas stocking but in a pastel colored basket on Easter morning!  So after pondering this idea, I thought mi papi would’ve loved a manly Easter basket jam packed with […]

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Lego Party: Ninjago Theme

I should be embarrassed that I’m just getting this Lego Party posted, it’s from my son’s 8th birthday party. That was two years ago.  I think down deep inside I didn’t want to post it because the pictures were not so great and it wasn’t my most camera friendly party for lots of reasons.  It […]

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I Bet You Didn’t Know Duct Tape Could Fix… Oh You’re Going to Laugh

  I debated on what to title this post.  Should I go with “You know you’re a missionary when….”  or You Know You’re an Expat when… or You know you’re ghetto when… So I went with a more general title and I’ll let you be the judge on which “You know when…” would best fit.  Seriously, […]

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Spring Craft for Kids: Bunny Cups

I don’t know what I would if spring didn’t exist.  I love how it reminds me of all things beautiful: the soft colors. the budding flowers. the warm sun thawing us out after the long winter. Well, these bunny cups are in celebration of spring.  Aren’t they adorable! Spring Craft for Kids: Bunny Cups plastic […]

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Fun & Healthy Snacks: Ladybugs

A couple of years ago, I had a ladybug Valentine’s Day party for our BOYS, yup ladybugs don’t have to only be associated with just girls. They loved it and it didn’t really seem to matter to them that it was ladybugs. They even got their craft on at the party and made some fun […]

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Family Fun: Wacky Family Dinner

I had so much fun putting together our Wacky Family Dinner today. As you may know, today is April Fools Day.  I have always been a little prankster, I could sit down for hours with you and share all of my fun prankster stories from college.  But once I became mom that side of me […]

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Easter Activity: You’ve Been Egged Activity {Option for Long Distant Relatives}

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Holidays can be hard when you live faraway from extended family.  Easter is one of those special holidays that I wish my kids could enjoy our traditions together like: Running […]

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Simple Birthday Tradition: Waffle Birthday Cake

Every year around the beginning of March my kids excitedly discuss their birthday.  Their conversation goes something like this, “Do you remember last year I got 10 huge pancakes?  Do you remember one year they were all different colors? Last years party was so cool, this year I want a spy party. No I want […]

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Stuck in the Mud in South America

Not too long ago, our whole family was in the middle of a cloud forest on a rainy afternoon, stuck in the mud.  We were driving a huge 15 passenger van (mistake #1), we were backing up on a steep hill on a rainy day (mistake #2), we were pushing the gas in efforts to […]

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When You’re Not Wanted

I’m definitely familiar with the emotions that come with feeling left out. Feeling rejected. Feeling alone. Feeling like you don’t fit in. But I can’t even begin to fathom what it feels like for your own parents not to want you.  To roam the streets looking for food because you are your own boss and […]

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What I Am Reading

I’ve always been one of those people who reads a bunch of books at one time.  I’m also one of those people who rarely finish a book.  And now that I have a Kindle I don’t think I’ll ever finish a book because I’m continuously downloading free books online but I guess if I’m going to have […]

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