To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we will be making moon sand! What is the moon's surface made of? The actual moon's surface is made up of a talcum powder-like dust and is covered with rocks, craters, dead volcanoes, and ancient lava flows. Fun fact: We are huge NASA nerds over here at the Swansen house. So much so, that one year I bought my husband property on the moon for Christmas. I even upgraded my purchase to be next to one of the craters! I'm not sure if ... Read More about DIY Moon Sand Recipe
Summer is officially here! The last few months of the school year were so busy for us. We had school plays, class parties, a jog-a-thon. Then kindergarten shadow day and testing. A field trip to the Fleet Science Center, art classes, the elementary school's award ceremony, Jack's preschool graduation, and his 5th birthday party. Whew, I'm tired and so ready to take it easy this Summer! I love to plan out my weeks, but during the summer, I don't want to over commit; I want to leave ... Read More about Printable Summer Organization Binder Sheets
Two years ago, our son Jack received his first Nerf gun for Christmas and he's been hooked ever since. So, it was no surprise when he requested a Nerf gun party for his 5th birthday. When I first started planning, I only had a few details figured out. I knew his party would be held at a park, with a wide open field. I wanted to set up a Nerf boot camp, and we were going serve hot dogs, Jack's favorite. To fill in the rest of the details, I turned to Pinterest (as most of us moms do). I ... Read More about How to Throw the Ultimate Nerf Gun Party on a Budget
Summertime is just around the corner. We’ve had an extra-long and extra-wet winter this year, and I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for summertime. Long days at the pool, barbeques with friends and family, and evenings drinking crisp, refreshing cocktails. It also means teacher appreciation gifts and summer parties with the ladies (bridal showers, bachelorette parties, 4th of July barbeque). I’m always looking for cute new gift ideas for the ladies in my life. Whether you’re ... Read More about Bar in a Jar! The Perfect Summertime Gift!
It’s hard to believe the school year is coming to an end! It feels like just yesterday I was sharing my first day of school signs and sending Jack and Madison off to Pre-school and third grade. My heart can hardly handle that I’m going to have a kindergartner and forth grader next year! Each year I find that so many of us are great at snapping that first day of school picture, but we almost always forget to take one on the last day of school. Being able to look back and see how much the ... Read More about Last Day of School Photo Signs