DIY Polaroid first day of school Photo Booth prop

DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop

This DIY First Day of School Polaroid Photo Prop tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MomentsShineWithWindex #CollectiveBias If you have teens you know it can be a little challenging to get them to pose for first day of school pictures. I have three teens and I’ve been snapping first day of school pictures of them since they were little. Now that they are older, I want to make the tradition fun for them and memorable for them. To pull off a teen friendly first day of school photo session, I made a Polaroid photo prop. The prop gives my kids something to do with their hands as I stand there snapping photos [Click here to continue reading]

Top 6 Tips for Taking Back To School Photos

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I received the included Carter’s clothes as compensation. My grandson is going to 4-year old kindergarten this year so I called my daughter up, who lives an hour or so from me, and said let’s do some back to school shopping for Kari. I called her on video chat and we spent the good part of two days ordering school clothes from Kohl’s for him. She logged on, created a Kohl’s account we could both see and added items to her shopping cart. I was able to do the same from my end. We were looking at Carter’s clothes for him since he’s at that not a baby stage, but not quite a big kid. Carter’s has the perfect [Click here to continue reading]

Valentine’s Day Card & Candy Collection Box Tutorial

  Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and I don’t want you to feel like you have to go out buy a cute v-day storage box for the craft store. I want to inspire you to either make one for your child or supply your little one with some supplies so they can make their own. Making a Valentine’s Day Card and Candy Collection Box is really super easy. (Tweet This) If you can wrap a present, you can make a Valentine’s Day Card and Candy Collection Box.  To start you’ll need: an empty box wrapping paper scrapbook paper scissors a hot glue gun & glue sticks bling on a roll 1. Start by tracing and cutting out a rectangular opening on the top of your box. [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Elastic Headbands

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #Sponsored #WhatMonthlyPain #CollectiveBias Earlier this week my daughter was supposed to attend the National Senior Beta Club induction ceremony because of outstanding qualities in academic achievement, character, leadership and service. She’s been working so hard this year and I’m so proud of her. Monday after school we picked her outfit and decided on a hairstyle. Tuesday morning I was excited about styling her hair after school, but when she got home plans changed. As soon as she came in the door from school she asked if I had anything for cramps. Her back, tummy and legs were hurting all day she said. I felt so bad for her, but I had the [Click here to continue reading]

DIY Football Inspired Checker Board + Game piece pouch

This super simple Football Inspired Checker Board tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, MARS. All opinions are mine alone. #CallAnEatible #SkittlesHomegating #CollectiveBias Today I’ll show you a fun craft I made especially for my daughter who loves Skittles®, but not football. My Football Inspired DIY Checker Board is unique because it’s played with candy. Incorporating candy is a fun way to get non football fans involved at game time. To create the board I used a few simple crafts items and all of the orange and green colored candies from a bag of Sweets & Sours Skittles. This project took me about an hour start to finish using the instructions below. SUPPLIES brown felt 9″x12″ paint pen (white) [Click here to continue reading]

After School Homework Station | Before & After

My DIY after school homework station has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BTSwithHP #CollectiveBias I’ve been all kinds of excited about sharing our after school homework station with you. You know how much I like for things to be organized so having this space for my kids was a must. Over the past two school years, the kids have been plopping down wherever to do homework on the laptops and tablets, but my son was having an issue when it ca time to type up essays and such. His screen was way to small for him to be typing and staring at while trying to complete longer project…hence the after school homework station. The jewel of [Click here to continue reading]