Turkey Snowflake Kids Craft

My favorite crafts include things you can make with supplies from around your house.  And these snow flake turkeys are super easy to make from a recycled paper grocery bag, googley eyes and scrap paper.

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Recycled Turkey Snowflake Craft for Kids


Printable Poems From Your Christmas Elf

Are you looking for some easy ideas to keep your elf busy this year? These free printable poems for your Elf on the Shelf are perfect for when your elf wants to surprise your kids with a special little note.

Printable Elf Poems

Print off these poems now, and tuck them away for when your elf needs a little boost of creativity!


Disney Planes #FireandRescue Release #ad

This is a sponsored post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

Is it me or have the past few months flown by? It seems like school just started and now we're counting down the days to Christmas already. One of my favorites things about this season is all of the movies that are released just in time for the holidays. To celebrate the release of Disney’s “Planes Fire & Rescue” on Blu-ray and Digital HD on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, I want to take a minute to talk about the Everyday Heroes in our lives - our kids.

Are my kids Everyday Heroes? Absolutely. And I hope yours are too! There are certainly enough super-powers to go around, so let's all embrace the hero qualities that our kids have.

No one is saying that you need to be perfect to be a hero. Even the best heroes have their faults. But, one thing I've noticed about my kids (and some of the coolest heroes around) is that being a hero means taking the the spotlight off of yourself and putting it on someone else instead. It means doing good things for others because you know it's the right thing to do, not because you want to be acknowledged.

There is something special about being humble and helping others. Just like Dusty, from Planes Fire & Rescue, it's important to recognize that sometimes you need to shift gears to make an impact. 

In Planes Fire & Rescue, Dusty, a world-famous air racer learns that he may never race again and he is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with a team of veteran firefighters; together, they battle a massive fire, and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. 

This movie is a fun high energy action-adventure story that is perfect for the whole family. And, I like the message that putting your ego to the side and working together as a team can lead to great accomplishments. 

“A real hero doesn't expect to be thanked or even recognized.” 

― Tom Collins

Now, that the weather is already getting ridiculously cold here in the Philadelphia suburbs, I know my family and I are going to be having more cozy movie nights over the next few months.  If you are too, you might want to buy Disney Planes Fire and Rescue here. It's a heroic story filled with humor and heart. 


Follow me on instagram to see some of my kids #EverydayHero moments and join in the #PlanesFireandRescueSweeps Twitter party on Thursday, November 6th, from 4-5pm PST (7-8pm EST).

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Disney Planes Fire & Rescue blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.


Have you heard of Jamberry nail wraps yet?

This is a guest post from Jen who is a Jamberry Nails consultant. 

Gone are the days of the single colored manicure! Jamberry nail wraps are vinyl wraps that are applied at home, to your natural or artificial nails using a hair dryer or Jamberry mini heater!

Jamberry nail wraps are available in over 300 different designs. Some are patterned, floral, sparkly, or solid. There is something for everyone! They match your style while demanding very little of your time or money. ~ Join the nail revolution, ladies! And don’t forget your little ladies… Jamberry Juniors nail wraps feature fun, trendy designs made for the littlest of hands.

Choose from a variety of styles, including ‘MOMMY & ME’ sets which feature nail wraps also found in adult sizes so you and your little one can sport matching manis!

Navy Quatrefoil and Porcelain

One regular sheet includes 18 Jamberry nail wraps. A regular sheet can be used for two to three applications, depending on the size and length of your nails. Also Jamberry nail wraps last up to 2 weeks on fingers and 4 weeks on toes.

Jamberry wraps are also chemical free and made in the USA!

Each sheet of Jamberry Juniors includes two coordinating designs. With 28 wraps of one design and 14 of the other, you can get up to five applications.

Where Can You Get Jamberry Nail Wraps?

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Jamberry wraps can be purchased at http://www.jentrueman.jamberrynails.net/shop, or at a Facebook or home party.

Are Jamberry Nail Wraps Easy to Apply?

Wondering how easy it is to apply Jamberry Nails? While Jamberry sells mini-heaters like the one in the video below, you can apply with just your hair dryer! SO easy, you won’t even believe it. 

For more information about Jamberry or to request a sample,get in touch with Jen!  She is happy to answer any questions you have about Jamberry Nail Wraps.  Click here to contact her ot visit Jen's website to check out all of the latest Jamberry products.