Kids Art Display Station

We have a little artist at our house. She is constantly creating pictures, books, crafts, etc. Kids all over the world are just like her! The dilemma is that children’s art is so cute, but where do you display kids art in your home? We have had different versions of kids art displays in our homes we lived in in the past but none of them seemed to be big enough for the amount of art that this little girl keeps pumping out! That’s why I took matters a little further and made this giant kids art display station that is in her bedroom! Not only is it the perfect place for her to display all of her most treasured creations, but it is a place for her to be inspired to create even more artwork!

How to Display Kids Art
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Dinosaur Party Ideas for Girls

We have a toddler who LOVES dinosaurs! She loves to “rawr” like a dinosaur, watch dinosaur shows, and wear dinosaur clothes. I knew that we needed to have a dinosaur birthday party for her when she turned two, but we wanted to make it a bright, fun party that wasn’t a “scary dinosaur” party at all. These dinosaur party ideas would be great for girls, but would totally work for boys too!

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Christmas Matching Game Printable

Christmas classroom parties and Christmas break are right around the corner! There is going to be a lot of time to keep your kids entertained, before they have their Christmas goodies. When I was little, my mom made a matching game out of Halloween monsters and I loved it! We played it in my classroom as a traditional memory game, but when I was home I would play it and mix and match the parts of the monsters to make silly characters. I really wanted to make a version of this game for Christmas! So I created this Christmas memory matching game that can also be used as a Christmas character mix and match activity too!

Christmas Matching Game or Mix and Match Game Cards on www.girllovesglam.com

To make this Christmas matching game, you will need to print out these printable pieces on cardstock. You will also want printed holiday paper and a glue stick. To get the printable game, click on the link below. Download the pieces and print them off.

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 1

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 2

Christmas Memory Game Printable Game 3

Christmas Classroom Game

Printable Christmas Game on www.girllovesglam.com

Once you print out your game pieces, you want to glue them onto a printed holiday paper so that the backing of it is all the same.

Christmas Classroom Game on www.girllovesglam.com

After you have glued the backing off, cut the pieces apart.

Christmas Matching Game for Class Party

Now you have your game pieces! This game is so fun to play as a memory matching game or to mix and match to create fun, new Christmas characters. You will get a good laugh!

Christmas Memory Game

These games will keep your kids entertained for a little while! For even more fun Christmas games, check out this fun Christmas Mad Libs printable, this Christmas charades game, and this Christmas candy dice game!

Gift Idea for Creative Kids

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Sometimes it can be difficult to shop for creative kids. If you have a kid who loves to create things, you know what I am talking about. Traditional toys aren’t always the best option!

Loog Guitar Review

I am so excited to give my daughter a Loog guitar this Christmas! It is a guitar with three strings, so it is easier for beginners to play. They are made in smaller sizes for little hands, but they sound like a guitar, not a ukulele. They come with flashcards to help teach musical notes and there is an app that can teach how to play actual songs! [Read more…]

Educational Apps and Websites We Love

We are huge advocates of educational apps and games. We have used them for years! Sometimes screen time can be a delicate balance, but if there is plenty of educational screen time happening, I don’t mind more screen time. We have tried lots of different learning apps and websites, but I wanted to feature our top 3 favorites.

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Back to School Clothes: Choosing Quality Pieces

This post is brought to you by Abercrombie Kids. While this was a sponsored opportunity, all content and opinions expressed here are my own.

If I have learned one important lesson about children’s clothes, it’s that choosing quality pieces is so important! Kids can be really hard on their clothes and if the clothes aren’t made to last, they aren’t going to last. If I am going to be spending my hard earned money on back to school clothes, I want them to make it through the school year. This has become even more important to me since having a second daughter. I know that any clothes that last through the first one can be passed down to the second one. As my younger daughter has grown into more clothes of her sister’s, you can definitely tell what items were made to stand the test of time and which ones were a total waste of money. That is why we did our back to school shopping at Abercrombie Kids this year. The jeans at Abercrombie Kids are super high quality and I know they’ll make it through the years.

Abercrombie Kids Back to School

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Summer Boredom Idea Box

We were given the Nintendo and Lego items for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It is officially the second day of summer break here and I didn’t want to hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored” all summer! I prepared ahead of time and created what we are calling, the Summer Boredom Box this year. It is a summer boredom idea box that is used as a reward system for when chores get done.

Summer Boredom Box Idea on www.girllovesglam.com

I wanted it to be used as a reward system, so that we were sure to get chores done before anything else. I also wanted it to be kept in a box that only one thing is taken out each day, so that everything is looked at as a novelty. Some days, we will be going out and doing fun activities after chores are done, so the box won’t be necessary on those days. But I will tell you, being on day 2 of summer break, I am already grateful that we have this box of goodies! [Read more…]

Where to Buy Stylish Disney Clothes

Before I became a mom, I swore I would NEVER buy my child character clothes or shoes. It seemed to me that every item of clothing I would see with a character on it was so dang cheesy! Then I got a little girl who became obsessed with characters. We started the character clothes with just her socks. I let her have character socks and she loved it! But soon she was wanting more. So I started opening my mind up to the thoughts of putting character clothes on my child. Once I became open to it, I started finding hidden gems! Character clothes that didn’t have cheesy phrases on them or screamed “Look at me! I love this character!” and both mom and child could be happy!

Where to Buy Stylish Disney Clothes on www.girllovesglam.com

Over the years, I have been asked a lot about where I find character clothes for my kids. Sometimes I have wanted to keep it a secret, but I decided to finally share my secrets with you. Cause no mom deserves to have to put cheesy character clothes on their kids! [Read more…]

Spring Style for the Family

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sponsored by Payless ShoeSource. All opinions are 100% mine.

This post is sponsored by Payless ShoeSource. All thoughts and opinions are my own. When I was growing up, I would get a new Easter outfit to wear each year. It was something I looked forward to every year. I knew that I wanted to continue that tradition for my own family and it has quickly become a favorite part of each year! I always am sure to shop smart and get items that we can wear all Spring season.

Family Easter Style

Buying new outfits for our family each year can become expensive, so we are sure to shop smart! [Read more…]

These Shoes Were Made for Walking, Literally!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Surprize by Stride Rite. All opinions are 100% mine.

Zoey has been able to walk for about a month now, but it wasn’t until the last week that she has decided to walk everywhere! Now her busy little feet don’t stop moving! With the second child, she is constantly wearing hand-me-downs from her older sister, but the shoes that her older sister wore at this stage of her life were totally trashed! New walkers want to do nothing but walk and they are actually pretty hard on their little shoes, especially if they aren’t very well made. Thankfully, I have learned over the years what brands of shoes I can count on.

Stride Rite Surprize at Target on www.girllovesglam.com

With as much walking as she does and the amount of different terrain that she seems to venture in, I thought it was important to get her some quality shoes. [Read more…]