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Cupid's Float!

This is a super easy and sweet treat that takes under a minute to make!  Perfect for a quick after dinner treat on Valentine's Day that the whole family will love!  

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Organization Tips!

When you are a mom, you're waging a constant war against clutter! January is the PERFECT time to clean, organize and makeover a space! Clear out the clutter and try some of these affordable and easy organization ideas from the Dollar Store! 

 1.  Boxes and Bins.  It's a great idea to utilize color-coded storage boxes/bins. The Dollar Store has tons of options and colors to sort all of your stuff!  This makes it super easy for even the littlest kiddo to put away clean laundry or to keep his room straight.   

2.  Shoe Organizers!  These things are cheap and make organization a breeze.  You can use these over the door organizers for socks, tights, and underwear or for Barbie dolls or action figures, or hats, scarves and mittens or even shoes!  

3.  Pantry
.  Organize your pantry with clear airtight containers to sort everything from cereal to pasta and even beans!  They also look much better than a bunch of jumbled boxes.  Baskets are also amazing for keeping any form of clutter contained.  In the pantry they can corral individually packaged kid snacks, coffee cups, napkins, paper plates, or even baking supplies.  Store like items together.  


Holiday Countdown: Tips for a Less Stressful December!

1. One Minute Wrapping! It's in the bag...literally! Save time this holiday season with these stress free wrapping ideas! Handmade felt bags, custom baskets and burlap bags are all the top tends for this Christmas! Wrapping has never been this fun and easy!

2. Merry & Bright- glitter and battery operated lighting is a huge trend this holiday season. Most superstores are already running sales for remote control lighting and candle sets. Makes for a worry free and less stressful way to make your holiday gathering Merry & Bright!

3. Less holiday Hustle & Bustle makes for time to Jingle & Mingle!
Set up christmas photo props at your next holiday gathering! Wrap the back of your front door with Christmas paper as your backdrop and grab the photo props at your local Party City (12 piece for $6.99). It's easy and a sure to bring holiday cheer!

Food & Family & Love The Coopers:

Food plays a huge role anytime families come together, especially around the holidays, and this rung true in Love the Coopers. The dining areas are where all the chaos and hilarity come to a head, making food a key player in pivotal scenes. LOVE THE COOPERS is in THEATERS NOW. Rated PG-13.

1. Holiday Table Setting Trends-fancy or family friendly it's about creating a table that brings everyone together. Mix and match, use family pieces and start new traditions.

2. Dessert- Love the Coopers inspired Apple Strudel. Easy and delicious strudel perfect for the holidays and family gatherings. (Will walk through recipe.)

3. Hot Chocolate Bar- Nothing says family, nostalgia and holidays like delicious hot chocolate and all the fun that goes along with making this cup of cheer. It's the perfect way to greet family for the holidays!


Top Halloween Trends!

Make this Halloween Spooktacular and BooTastic by getting inspired with easy DYI decor, costume ideas and tricks and treats that will make for the perfect Halloween party!

- Spooktacular DIY Halloween Decor- create spooky scenes in glass hurricanes, cake stands or large lanterns. Fill with  moss and spider webs!  Place Halloween decor like sculls, pumpkins or an owl inside glass containers and lanterns to set the scene! The must have trend this Halloween is gold and black decor! Use this themed throughout your party! 

- Bootastic Treats- Create fun and easy Halloween Treats sure to please your little ghosts and goblins. They are sure to be the hit of your Halloween party or celebration! 

- Halloween Party Tricks-  Treat friends and family to memorable Halloween party by following these simple tricks:

  • Make sure your food is fun and festive with a few sweet touches.  

  • Create a fun atmosphere by playing Halloween Games such as bob for apples, play musical chairs with Halloween music and play pin the eye on the monster! 

  • Last but not least make fun categorizes (& prizes) for your costume contest.  Your guests will love it!!