Service Advent Calendar for Kids

The excitement of Christmas is here! One of my favorite traditions about Christmas is doing an advent calendar. We always do fun ones with little trinkets for my kids to open but I really wanted to add another one to our home this year with more meaning. That’s when I decided to come up with a service advent calendar that is full of small acts of service that kids can do each day. These aren’t big projects at all. Small things that have them serving mostly in their own home. My hope is that it will teach kids that they can serve those they are around everyday. Service doesn’t need to be some grand gesture! The holiday season is the perfect time to teach that. I hope you enjoy this service advent calendar for kids as much as we do!

Kids Service Advent Calendar Printable 

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Snow Globe Ornaments Christmas Kid Craft

One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is the opportunity to make holiday crafts! I love that that love of Christmas crafting has rubbed off on my kids as well. They love doing Christmas kid crafts! One of my favorite types of holiday kid crafts are ornaments. There is something so special about pulling out handmade ornaments each year to see those little creations made by your kids! This year, we made these darling snow globe ornaments. They are the perfect Christmas kid craft! They would be so fun to do as a craft in a classroom Christmas party too.

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Kanye West Graduation Makeup: Album Cover Makeup

I am the first person who will say they are NOT a Kanye West fan but the Kanye West Graduation album is one that couldn’t get ignored. Not only is this album pretty great all around, it has an album cover that is perfect for creating an album cover makeup look!

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Graduation was Kanye’s 3rd album that fit his education theme. It debuted at number one, selling almost 1 million copies in the first week. It features songs like Stronger, Homecoming, and Good Life. You don’t have to be a big fan (or even like him at all) to be able to appreciate this album. I love the colors of this album cover. It made it so fun to create a whole look themed around it! [Read more…]

Snowy Christmas Centerpiece

Sometimes Christmas centerpieces can be a little too extravagant for my taste. Rather than be on a constant hunt for the perfect, simple Christmas centerpiece, I decided to make my own. This snowy Christmas centerpiece is incredibly easy to make and looks so magical when the candle is lit up. 

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Awesome Advent Calendars Your Family Will Love!

I have always loved advent calendars. I loved having some sort of Christmas countdown that I could do each day. It made me look forward to each day, rather than just waiting impatiently for the big day to arrive. When I became a mom, that love of advent calendars continued to grow as I watched that same magic unfold with my daughter as she got to discover what was in each day of her countdown. This year, we will probably have about five advent calendars going on at the same time and I love it! I think it will be so fun! Here are some of my favorite advent calendars and DIY advent calendar ideas that I just know your family will love as much as we do!

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The Best Songs for Date Night

Music has always been such a special part of our marriage. Back in the day, I used to share snippets of our love story. If you were around for that, you already know that. Dave was a rapper when we met and continued to rap for the first part of our marriage, and I was his merch girl. It was a blast! Although we aren’t the ones in the spotlight anymore, we love sharing music with each other and going to concerts together. That is also why I think it is also fun to have this Best Songs for Date Night playlist.

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Little Girl Curly Hair: Bubble Ponytail

Having curly hair was always a source of frustration for me growing up. I have been determined to make sure that my daughters know that having curly hair is actually great! Part of that is reminding my little curly haired girls how many fun things we can do with their hair. I know that this can be a major frustration for both parents and little girls with curly hair. I hope that all of my little girl curly hair ideas can help relieve some of that frustration, help you be able to take better care of those curls, and allow you and your little girl to love that curly hair!

Little Girl Curly Hair Bubble Ponytail

This bubble ponytail hairstyle is a popular look that has been created on adults and little girls, but I haven’t seen it done on curly hair. I wanted to share how to create this bubble ponytail hairstyle on curly hair, without having tons of frizz but also still allowing for those curls to really shine. [Read more…]

Cactus Crazy Hair Day Hairstyle

I take any chance I get to do crazy things to my kids’ hair. I think it is so fun! That is why we are huge fans of crazy hair day at our house! Last year, we shared our Poop Emoji Crazy Hair Day Hairstyle and you all seemed to LOVE it. It is still one of my favorites! This year, we wanted to try creating one of my daughter’s favorite things… a cactus! This cactus crazy hair day hairstyle turned out so cute! It really isn’t hard to recreate either.

Cactus Crazy Hair Day Hairstyle

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Acanthamoeba: My Eye Eating Parasite

On September 5, 2018 I wore contacts for the last time. What I thought was just a little eye irritation ended up being a real life nightmare. I didn’t know that what I was actually happening in my eye was an eye eating parasite called, Acanthamoeba Keratitis and Herpes virus. While it is rare, I have heard from way too many people who are suffering from this horrible parasite to believe that reports of it being 2 in a million are correct anymore.

Acanthamoeba Parasite from Contacts

What I thought would be a quick break from my contacts, ended up being a nightmare that lasted for 7 month fight to keep my eye from permanent blindness. It was painful, scary, and I don’t wish it on anyone. That’s why I have decided to share my story. Like every part of my story. I want to be a warning flag for anyone who might read this and hasn’t ever experienced the Acanthamoeba parasite. Take care of your eyes. You don’t know what you have until it is almost taken from you entirely. [Read more…]

Amazing Family Halloween Costumes

I grew up going to a church Halloween party that was always a highlight of the season. Everyone got into the Halloween spirit, but one family would steal the show every year with their themed costumes. I knew that when I had a family of my own, I wanted to have a family theme for as long as my kids would participate! As soon as I became a mom, those dreams became a reality. I LOVE family Halloween costumes!

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I just love to see what families choose to be together for Halloween. You can definitely tell when the kids have a say and when the choice was mostly made by the parents. No matter who chooses, I love any family who will dress up together! I hope you get some family Halloween costume inspiration! [Read more…]