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How to (Really) Get Your Toddler to Sleep

Let your little one sleep with the easy tips I'll give you!

How to Make a Mosaic Heart Box

Making a heart box is easy! Check out how you can make one.

Dads Don't Just Wear Ties

Dads play a vital role for child development. Find out how so you'll get to love your Dad even more!

Earth Needs Moms

We love our moms but let us find out what they can really do for us and why Earth needs moms.

20 DIY Loom Bands Bracelet + 15 Creative Ideas

Still can't move on from the loom band craze? Get some more ideas here.

Charlotte Victoria Collection's Couture Dresses and Tutus

Dresses and tutus from Charlotte Victoria are indeed high fashion. Get one for your little love and look as fab as this little girl.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Join the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

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Here are this week's 

Featured Posts from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party

The following two posts both received the most amount of clicks last week.  Please take the time to click on the two links before your posts and pin them!  Of course, you can go visit more posts as well!

Featured posts from week 71

Here is my favorite post from last week's party!




This post from Momon the Move 35 is very inspiring. It is also a reminder to us about what our children really needs from us.


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Please follow our co-hosts on at least one of their social media accounts.  They will be pinning 35 posts a week and commenting on those posts.

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  • Pin our Pinterest party button or a visible link onto your sidebar, post, or party page. This will help others to find our party and will bring more visibility to your links! 
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  • Please make sure that you link directly to your post’s URL and not to your blog’s URL.
  • Pin the two links before yours! If EVERYONE pins, then everyone will get more Pinterest love. 
  • Link up a maximum of 3 links. They can be old or new–they’re all new to us, and we want to see them!  Please link up posts only one time to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
  • Link up only your own images.  So if you do a round-up, you can link up the photo you made for the round-up, but not another blogger's photo that you may have included on that post.
  • All posts must be family-friendly.  If you link up an post that contains alcohol, it may not get pinned if it goes against the hosts/co-host's beliefs.
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  • If you would ever want to co-host this party, please contact Misty or Tammy.  You would have to pin 35 posts from this party a week and comment on those 35 posts.  You also would schedule this party on your blog every Monday for 7 am CST.  We would give you the script every week, and you would just add a featured post from the week before.  We ask that people follow you on at least one social media.  It is a two month commitment.  We are currently looking for 2 more co-hosts for May and June.  You can email Tammy at creativekkids@creativekkids(dot)com if you are interested.  Thank you!
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Sunday, March 29, 2015

10 Amazing DIY Bunny Craft Videos To Try Right Now

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I can see so many bunny crafts everywhere. It just look so fun and cute to see them all! I guess both parents and kids are into making all these bunny crafts these days because of Easter. I don't celebrate that but it is just nice to see these cute bunny creations. There is really something about bunnies that are so sweet and charming. Do you agree?

So, I searched for some videos in YouTube that could teach you some fun bunny crafts. They may look hard in the final output but they are actually easy to make. Enjoy the videos below!

Here is a Puppet and a Decoration in one. It looks sparkly!



An pretty easy bunny mask for kids. You can ask them to help you in making this.



Want your bunny to be digging the rabbit hole? Try this one.



A Pompom bunny and chicks would look overly cute together. I'm sure you'll agree with me after seeing this video:



Oh I love origami! This one is definitely doable just follow the steps carefully.



These bunny bookmarks are so cute!



When I saw this, I suddenly missed making characters from eggs. I used to make different faces using eggs. I promise to share that to you next time. But I don't used hard boiled eggs. I use egg shells.



Now here is a bunny made from a golf ball!



You can make this bunny basket with your kids. It looks very lovely!



THIS! I always want to try this one and Bella had been asking for stuffed bunny or doll from me. Look at this one, it is so adorable!



So, did you enjoy watching these videos? Which of the above bunny crafts would you try? Me, I'm going to make the stuffed bunny from socks and the bookmarks too!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Pond's White Beauty Cleansing Gel and Whitening Soft Gel from Sample Room

Sample Room

I have signed up for Sample Room before but I haven't tried getting any products. When they had this promo for the Pond's White Beauty Cleansing Gel and Whitening Soft Gel, I was able to avail of the product with free shipping. Normally, you would pay for shipping but get the items for free.

 Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rose Whitening Soft Gel

All you need are points in order to get a sample. Upon sign up, you will be given 100 points at once. But these points will be returned to you after you review the samples you have received. It is just that simple.

And so, I got my first Sample Room package a few weeks ago. And inside it is what you can see above. The item from Pond's, a DKNY scent sample and a body scrub. Inside the brown paper bag are the Pond's White Beauty Cleansing Gel and Whitening Soft Gel.

I honestly was very excited for this first package!

Pond's White Beauty Cleansing Gel

I didn't use a facial wash for a long time already. I kind of got lazy in using all these when I had a daughter. It seems that it is time consuming and I can't do so many beauty routines while Bella is shouting outside the bathroom because she wants to come in.

So, it was the first time after a long time that used a  facial cleanser and gel. It was actually good. I felt that my face was fresher and even smoother after every use. It looked even better when paired with the Pond's Flawless White Dewy Rose Whitening Soft Gel. Their really an amazing pair for my beauty regimen!

Pond's White Beauty Cleansing Gel and Whitening Soft Gel

I would definitely buy more of this because it looks and feels good on my skin. I can remember that I used Pond's since Highschool and just stopped when I had a daughter. So, for me, this is a come back to Pond's! Thanks to Sample Room for giving me this chance to try these wonderful products!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

The UK's 5 Most Popular Hot Tubs: A Full Review

Another post from a friend is on the blog today. This time, we will read valuable information about hot tubs. Come take a look.

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What could be better than owning your very own hot tub? When one finds himself relaxing in his own hot tub after a hard day's work, the answer is a simple, "not much."  Anyone wanting a hot tub of his own should consider purchasing one of these most popular models.

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5 Top Hot Tubs

•Cannes 6 person hot tub: This sleek, elegant, and roomy hot tub's cerulean blue finish (as well as 9 other equally hot colours available) is candy for the eyes! Featuring a total of 42 jets--of which 20 are fully adjustable--this baby is the epitome of hot tub luxury. A 700w heater keeps the water nice and hot, while an advanced filter system keeps it clean.

•Sete Round 6 person hot tub: The round design provides ultra smooth seating, and encourages folks to be neighborly. The shell is available in 10 different colours, and features an underwater light. There are four nifty headrests built in, as well. There are 4 cabinet colours to choose from, and 5 for covers. At almost 800 pounds less than the Cannes, this hot tub is a great deal for the seating capacity it offers.

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•Glacier 6-8 person hot tub: The ultimate in roominess! Dimensions are 2460x1969x800. Featuring 4 headrests, an underwater light, and LED fountain lights, this spacious design says style and comfort.

•Aspen Theatre hot tub: This hot design comes fully loaded with a pop-up TV, a radio and CD player, speakers, mood lights, and adjustable flow jets! This is the king of hot tubs, and comfortably seats 6 occupants--all seats face the television.

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•Belinda 6 person hut tub: This is a lot of hot tub for a great price. The spacious design is perfect for 2, but can accommodate 6. Features include, but are not limited to, 2 LED lights, 30 fully adjustable water jets, 10 air jets, and an advanced filter system.

Owning a hot tub is a pleasure not everyone can afford; there is a bit of expense that goes with maintaining one--some estimate about 20 pounds a month. That's why investing in a better made hot tub is a wise choice for those considering buying one. Installing a garden hut tub can set a fellow back financially, but if he's shopped wisely he'll be grateful for it--pleasure is supposed to come headache free.

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That's why Sun Spas prides itself on quality hot tubs and spas--built to the highest standards in the UK--and guarantees the lowest price. Customer satisfaction is a high priority, so buyers know they are purchasing a quality hot tub, as well as quality service. If it's time to install that hot tub, consider the aforementioned five. These are some of the best examples of what's finest in the modern hot tub experience.

Each model is available in several decadent colours, and all can be professionally installed by trained technicians. There's nothing quite like owning a hot tub; sore muscles,  wearisome thoughts, and the troubles of the day all fade away when one relaxes in a hot tub. They can't be beat for stress relief! And who doesn't want to party in the hot tub after a long work week? These hot tubs make a week end celebration tops. Guests will love them.

Own a piece of luxury. Custom order one of the hottest, most popular hot tubs available today--at an affordable price. Experience what others already know; nothing beats relaxing in the hot tub after a long day.

DIY Craft: 10 Minutes Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

We have many toilet paper rolls that either end up in Bella's toy box or in the trash can. I can actually see these rolls anywhere because my little girl is fond of playing with it. I always wanted to make something from these but I am so busy that I can't do it. As a matter of fact, there are so many ideas in my mind but I just don't have the time to make it.

Until one day, I was able to make one. Before we left for dinner with Daddy, I made Bella a cute bunny from toilet paper roll all for the sake of her storytelling about the Turtle and the Hare. I know we all know that fable wherein the turtle and the hare had a race.

Well, she had a turtle that she made during one of her playdates. To complete her characters, I made her a hare. And she was very happy!


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It was just a quick craft. If you look at it, you can easily get how it was made. I actually just cut pieces from cartolinas in different colors. Just let your imagination play and you will be able to create your own bunny from toilet paper roll.

Since I didn't have paint and wouldn't have time to paint, I just wrapped a white paper around the roll and glued it inside. Then I cut two pink ears and added a white part to the ears too using paper. The face of the bunny was the next thing I worked on. Two circles for the eyes, six long rectangles for the whiskers, a heart for the nose and a triangle for the mouth with a rectangle tooth. You are actually just playing with shapes!

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

The last thing I added was the feet. I purposely made it big. And it looked cute when you let it hop! You can also skip the feet part if you want to. It already looked like a bunny anyway.

Toilet Paper Roll Bunny

After making this toilet paper roll bunny, I would be making other crafts using this material because like what I said, they are everywhere in the house! I hope I could make more!

I have actually made some spiders using toilet paper roll. You can headover to it too. It comes with an easy to follow step by step instruction too!





I wish I have taken a video of Bella while telling the Turtle and Hare story. The next time she is in the mood to tell the story, I'll make sure that I have a cellphone or camera on hand. And I will show it to you! Lol. Hope you loved this craft I shared to you today. Don't forget to share it with friends or Pin for later!


What We Need to Know About Roller Garage Doors

I admit it. I really don't know much about garage doors especially that we don't have a closed garage. Lol. But this guest post does look interesting and is very informative. For sure, you'll learn a lot from this.

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While many components of the home add to its overall attractiveness, such as the windows, doors, siding, and roofing, the garage door can also enhance or detract a property. Therefore, a homeowner that hasn't touched the garage door since moving in may want to consider an upgrade. A less unconventional style choice called the roller garage door or the rolling shutter garage door allows for customization options on the part of the homeowner. These doors are also known for durability and relatively easy construction, which is ideal if the homeowner insists on installing a new garage door themselves.

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Most roller garage doors feature a dependable steel or aluminum base as well as a bottom rail and end locks. The aluminum bottom rail adds some weight to the garage door.  End locks help secure the garage door when the homeowner opens and closes it; these parts are made of a combination of aluminum and plastic to be lightweight.

Of course, if the homeowner prefers it, they can find many different finishes for the front or a roller garage door besides steel or aluminum. Fiberglass or wood paneling are also popular choices. With materials like steel and aluminum, the homeowner can easily apply a new coat of paint over these metals to match the garage door to the rest of the home. With a layer of primer applied first, paint on steel or aluminum should last for years without much if any maintenance.

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One of the best perks of roller garage doors is the ability for these to open and close in a vertical direction. That makes these the perfect type of garage door to choose if the homeowner wants to use their garage space for storage. The homeowner will never have to worry about accidentally damaging their car or truck when parking it in the garage due to the way that roller garage doors open. There are plenty of benefits to parking a car or truck in the garage rather than leaving it in the outdoors. First, in the case of a thunderstorm, snowstorm, or windy day, the vehicle does not have to be exposed to the elements.

Another benefit of parking a car or truck inside the garage is that the vehicle doesn't lose its color due to sun fading. It also won't get dirty as quickly, which is useful if the homeowner is tired of going to the carwash again and again. Most importantly, if the car is hidden out of sight, the chances of the vehicle being stolen are significantly reduced. If the homeowner just spent a lot of money on a new car, this kind of added security is incredibly valued.

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Most roller garage doors do include a layer of foam between the steel, aluminum, wood, or fiberglass. However, a homeowner may want to consider insulating their garage if they want to use it for recreational purposes. Insulating a garage is relatively inexpensive but produces big benefits. Air won't travel in and out of the garage, preventing the space from ever getting too hot or too cold. This majorly reduces the numbers on a homeowner's energy bill, saving the homeowner money in the process.

Homeowners that want a roller garage door today should choose Hormann Roll Matic garage door. Opening up to the garage's ceiling, these aluminum roller garage doors include remote control access so that the homeowner can limit who can get into the garage. This is a very useful anti-theft measure. 

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

6 Winter Safety Tips You May Not Know

It may not be winter is some areas of the world but if it is in your place, here is a guest post you need to read.

6 Winter Safety Tips You May Not Know

When weather turns cold and icy, people immediately talk about how the roads are difficult to navigate. It is also common to talk about stocking up the pantry to prevent the need to get out for several days. However here are 6 winter safety tips you may not know that will keep you healthy through the season.

Stay Vaccinated

If you want the best chance to stay healthy, get your vaccines. The flu and pneumo vaccination will protect you from a couple of the flu strains, pneumonia, meningitis, and septicemia. These vaccines are strongly recommended for everyone over the age of 65, but they are also ideal for people who have lower immune systems. You want to make sure that you get it early enough to allow it to take full effect before winter hits.

Keep your Hands Clean

Germs are passed from your hands more than any other part of your body. You want to make sure you wash your hands and keep any surfaces you touch clean. If there is an illness circling through your office, consider wearing latex gloves and a mask when you are in the common areas. You can buy the best quality gloves from online stores such as Glove Club. Having a bottle of Lysol or antibacterial cleaner at your desk will also help prevent the spreading of bacteria.

Stay Active

Do not let the cold weather to prevent you from getting active. When you are sitting still, you prevent your blood from circulating properly. In addition to the possibilities of blood clots forming, you may also find your fingers and toes becoming cold. It is best to at least get up and move around your house every hour, or consider purchasing some fitness videos to give your immune system a boost.

Outdoor Winter Safety

It may be impossible for you to prevent going outside when the weather is bad. You will want to make sure that you stay safe regardless of the weather. Everyone knows to make sure you wear gloves, hat, and layers. However, it is not commonly known that people should wear several thin layers to stay warm. Instead of wearing a long sleeve shirt and a sweatshirt, consider wearing a fitted long-sleeve shirt, regular shirt over it, and then your coat. In addition, plan your routes so that you can walk where it is well lit and if possible, has wind blocks.

Take Caution with Heat Sources

To help save on electricity bills, candles, heated blankets, and space heaters are very popular during the winter. Unfortunately, this also leads to house fires because people forget to turn the heaters off or extinguish the candles. It is also a very good idea to have your chimney cleaned in the fall in preparation to winter. You want to make sure there is enough ventilation to prevent the toxic gas from building up in your home. Finally, you want to make sure that you have your electric blanket checked every few years and replace it if there appears to be any damage.

Check on your Neighbors  


Finally, it is easy to forget that others need to be checked on when the weather hits the extremes. It only takes a moment to go over to their house and make sure everyone inside is warm. When you keep up good relations with your neighbors, you can prevent getting out when you are ill. When you are shopping for supplies, find out if your neighbors need anything. When you are sick, instead of subjecting others to your germs, see if your neighbors can help by picking up your groceries.


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Another Week for the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party!

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I am still co-hosting the party until April. So, here is another week for the party. Did you link up last week? If not, come join us this week!

Here are this week's 

Featured Posts from the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party
Save Money On Groceries Without Coupons from Cents and Order received the most clicks last week!
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The following posts all received the second highest number of clicks:
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Here is my favorite post from last week's party!


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This yummy and easy to make cheesecake from Doing Splendid is something I really want to make! I am so grateful for this recipe!

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Please follow our co-hosts on at least one of their social media accounts.  They will be pinning 35 posts a week and commenting on those posts.

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  • Pin our Pinterest party button or a visible link onto your sidebar, post, or party page. This will help others to find our party and will bring more visibility to your links! 
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  • Please make sure that you link directly to your post’s URL and not to your blog’s URL.
  • Pin the two links before yours! If EVERYONE pins, then everyone will get more Pinterest love. 
  • Link up a maximum of 3 links. They can be old or new–they’re all new to us, and we want to see them!  Please link up posts only one time to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party.
  • All posts must be family-friendly.  If you link up an post that contains alcohol, it may not get pinned if it goes against the hosts/co-host's beliefs.
  • OPTIONAL: Follow our Bloggers Brags Board on Pinterest. You don’t have to do this; but of course, you’ll want to! We will be pinning all of these links to that board which will also gain more exposure for you! You can find the Bloggers Brags board here. 
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  • Disclosure: By linking up and including a picture, you agree to Creative K Kids and Denverista and any co-hosts to use your pictures and links in any future posts on any of their personal blogs. Your photo may also be used for promotion on all social media outlets of Creative K Kids and Denverista as well as any future co-hosts.  We also may link your printables and other resources up to our permanent linkys to gain you more exposure. 
  • If you include your e-mail in the linky form below you will be added to a weekly reminder e-mail when the link party goes live. Your e-mail will not to added to any other lists or given out.  
  • If you would ever want to co-host this party, please contact Misty or Tammy.  You would have to pin 35 posts from this party a week and comment on those 35 posts.  You also would schedule this party on your blog every Monday for 7 am CST.  We would give you the script every week, and you would just add a featured post from the week before.  We ask that people follow you on at least one social media.  It is a two month commitment.  We are currently looking for 2 more co-hosts for May and June.  You can email Tammy at creativekkids@creativekkids(dot)com if you are interested.  Thank you!
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Fun and Educational DIY Courses for Kids from KidStarter

Even before I had Bella, I always enjoy Arts and Craft as well DIYs for just whatever I can think of. As a matter of fact, I enjoy making things on my own even when I was younger. In school, I would make my own projects because I just love drawing, coloring, cutting, pasting and just any task related to arts and crafting. As I grew up, I brought that love for making stuff with me.

One summer, I was asked to teach to an Arts and Craft class for toddlers. I was so excited! I enjoyed the kids and I also loved teaching them to do some interesting stuff that would somehow develop different skills. I can tell that the kids love the messy activities more. I guess, all kids are like that. Another observation that was obvious for me is that the kids are very curious and are very creative too! Their creativity begins from their curiosity!

Becoming a parent made me love DIYs even more. Bella knows that I can make stuff that is why she would ask me to make whatever comes to her mind. I would let her help me too except for the cutting part which is unfortunately her favorite task. I just love seeing her wonderful smile everytime we finish something. It is indeed true that it is the responsibility of the parents to nurture the children while they are still young.

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This is exactly what we can get from KidStarter.  They can inspire kids to explore through Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at an early age.  Of course, it is done through interactive, instructor-led workshops where the kids build an entire product from scratch. The kids are introduced to DIY concepts, problem-solving, and teamwork.  Above all, it is a "fun and safe environment where children feel comfortable to expose their inner geek". Isn't that amazing? Get to know more about KidStater through this video:



If only there is a KidStarter near us, I would definitely send Bella to this! This would be the perfect place for her to learn while having fun and at the same time sharpen her artistic skills as well. I am pretty sure that kids would feel very happy that they are able to create something new from recycled materials or just from anything.

Look at what the kids can make.

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Pretty mobiles from clay for these little girls. Just take a look at what shapes and forms they were able to create. And yes, their smiles can tell us how happy they really are!

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There are various activities and crafts to do for both boys and girls. Boys can even try making their own robots!

In KidStarter, the children can make different items from trash or just from any pieces that they can find. They will be engineers of their own toys and other items that would turn out useful with just some tweaking and whole lot of creativity! Look at how the items below were transformed into something very cool!

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This is really an exciting thing both for kids and parents too. Another advantage of giving this kind of experience to our kids is that they will be able to step away from their computers and iPads. Let them know that the real way of learning is actually to experience it and do it on their own.

They can surely learn so much from DIYs and arts and crafts. And I am very certain that when the kids finish something, they aren't the only ones that are proud but especially you as a parent!