Ready for the cutest ‘FREE you’ve been booed printable’ ! Wondering how to BOO your neighbors? I promise this will be the easiest if not spookiest halloween printables you ever did see! Get in on the fun with this fun tradition!
I know I may be getting ahead of myself here but, we are around the corner from the official first day of Fall! It is only right I start pulling out some printables for y’all! And I don’t know about you but, I am OVERLY excited. Now, let’s get into it… What exactly does “BOO” your neighbors mean. This is a fun tradition that has been popping up for a few years now where you leave a halloween treat to ‘spook’ a neighbor. It just so happens that my amazing neighbors seem to share the same excitement for the holidays and one happened to mention in our Facebook group how they enjoyed a ‘Boo the Ghost’ tradition which I had no idea about but, I sure do now! And now I get to share in the experience and decided to included some free printables not only for them but for you, my readers as well! I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed making them. It’s our first year in what feels like our forever home and we cannot wait to experience Halloween with all our new soon to be amazing friends and neighbors! Feel free to share these printables with your friends and family… take Halloween and make this a time to bring some cheer to those around you and add your fun twist to it!
I know I have exhausted most of you with my talk about my recent move from Florida to Tennessee but, oh my gosh it could not be better timing. The Solar Eclipse just so happens to have its path of totality right through NASHVILLE ( don’t make me get sophisticated because I am still learning about this eclipse stuff LOL). Basically, we get a really good view of this thing and there’s some sort of black out for about 2 minutes but, I am not sure how true this is. This thing is such a hype around town we have people price gauging the “special glasses”, people are fueling their cars, stocking up on groceries. Feels a whole lot like Miami during a hurricane right now. HA!
If you happen to be watching the Eclipse make sure your glasses are not recalled I know there has been some talk especially from vendors who sold on Amazon. This eclipse seems to be a big deal and can cause damage if these glasses aren’t worn.
**If you are local to the Nashville area most of the libraries have been giving them out for free but, are running out FAST! If you purchase online remember to double check with the NASA site that they are approved. **
In order to get the kiddos prepped I wanted to incorporate some time to teach them and learn for myself about this eclipse and what it’s all about. Below I will include some activities and printables we found online all for FREE and be sure to give credit where it’s due if you decide to try these out or repost them on your page. If you have any activities y’all are incorporating feel free to share in the comments. We are all about getting hands on and finding fun ways to incorporate educational opportunities. We will also be starting our first official year of homeschooling and I cannot wait to bring you all along our journey!
Here are some free printables that we have loved:
Turns out our backyard was a great viewing spot for the eclipse and the kids LOVED it! Especially my daughter she got a kick out of using her Interactive model I linked above and recreating what she was seeing. If you didn’t get a chance to see it, couldn’t snag a pair of glasses, or whatever the case may be feel free to check out the printable and use them as a learning experience with your little ones! It was totally a HIT. And don’t worry the next one is coming in 7 years but, at least there is ample time for planning.’
Feel free to join our adventure here
If you are like me, you dread when the time comes around to cut your kid’s hair. For this reason I am sharing an easy toddler haircut. I dread it so much that my daughter has yet to have a haircut. Deep inside I am actually completely content with her ever growing long locks. My son on the other hand, when his hair grows out… it GROWS and all over the place. He has had two hair cuts in his 19 months of life.
The first was mandatory because the kid was balding as a newborn at the back of his head LOL. The second was at Magic Kingdom because HELLO! How many people can say they’ve had their haircut by Mickey’s finest!
He is handsome regardless what style he is rocking but, I have always enjoyed the idea of having a longer length on him.
The long length we eventually reached didn’t last long. I was done styling a comb over and I really wanted to try my hand at learning to save myself the time and trouble of taking him to the barber.
If you are a mom with a toddler who wakes up more often than you’d like in the middle of the night you are not alone. Lately, Mia has resorted to showing up standing next to my bedside balling in tears. And when I say lately, I mean the past few weeks. I know you are with me when I say “Mama needs her beauty sleep”. Now, do not get me wrong. Mia is a great sleeper but, I am almost positive she is having nightmares and does not know how to tell me. If you remember, a few months back we received the most precious book about helping your toddler getting into a routine for bed time. That was literally a God sent for us!
Happy Monday Mamas!
As we know Easter is right around the corner. I wanted to go ahead and share our picks for this year’s Easter baskets. And perhaps some recommendations if you were trying to stay away from the loads of candy filled eggs that we all grew up with. LOL ( I am trying to get on a little weight loss journey so, I am taking all necessary precautions… Just kidding, give me all the chocolate bunnies!)
We are finally back again and feeling better than EVER. I had a few weeks with a trip to urgent care and just feeling not myself at all.
I am feeling like we are finally getting a hold of things around our hectic household and February is looking oh so promising! Love is still very much in the air over here and lately, I am so proud of both my kids. Being able to watch them grow each day has been such a blessing in my life.
We recently stumbled upon Amara Organic Baby Food. Believe me when I tell you that this has been such a blessing and I already have a pending order thanks to Amazon.
Good evening mamas!
If there is anything I hate more, it is that I started 2017 with a messy, messy house. And messy is the nicest word I could come up with because wreck, hurricane, disaster probably describes it better. In our home we do not have a “living area” per say. We have a kitchen that opens up to what would be our living/family room so we opted for doing a bar counter with bar stools and called it a day. The downside is- my counter ends up being the dumping grounds for literally EVERYTHING. When the kids fight over a toy and I come in the save or in their heads, ruin the day I take it away and it goes right on the counter along with my purse, keys, tupperware, bills and all sorts of random knick knacks.
Let me go ahead and apologize right now for the most cliche post of the year. I know there must be a ton of lists flooding the web with the usual goal setting aspirations. Truth is, I was never one to sit down and contemplate what ‘goals’ I wanted on New Years day. Sure, I set goals year round and most probably don’t get accomplished. But, this year has been so much more awakening for me as a mom, friend, wife and just a person in general. No doubt, being a mother is not always rainbows and unicorns… most times it’s tantrums, colds, staying in your sweat pants 3 days in a row (guilty, don’t judge me).
With that said, this year holds true ” New Year, New Me”. As a mom, I have let life get the best of me and instead of focusing on the now I feel like last year I kept wanting things to happen in the future but, I was not proactive on getting those steps done. If the kids got sick, I just went full force mom mode and neglected everything else that made me happy- including this blog. In reality, this blog is a major part of my sanity. This is a space where I can share my thoughts, my obstacles and meet new moms and know, it’s not just me going crazy.
Hey there mamas!
If you noticed we recently received SUCH a beautiful watch piece from our friends over at Jord Wood Watches. If you haven’t checked them out PLEASE do so (There’s a link below with the watches eligible for the giveaway). As a mom, and a lover of all things fashion I am always on the lookout for seamless pieces that dress up an outfit with little to no effort. I have an array of watches ranging from the ever so popular Michael Kors and to the pricier options like Michelle. BUT, I am about to probably surprise you right now because these pieces, carefully crafted by Jord, are one of kind and made from WOOD… yes, WOOD. I’ve been addicted to the rustic feel lately and these watches are just GORGEOUS. At first glance, I thought to myself if these bad boys are made from wood they may be a bit heavy for everyday use. Why I thought this…. I have no idea. But, I kid you not, this is what had me skeptical. And for NO reason!!
It’s been a crazy month with back to school and we are soaking up every bit of the weekend as possible! As you may have seen, our daughter just started Prek2 and it has been a whirl wind of emotions for us all. Surprisingly, she has adjusted great and there were no tears shed except for my own the first day of school. LOL! But, it has not been all rainbows and cupcakes. My daughter has always been what you call little Miss Independent (takes after her momma… or so I like to say!) When school started we noticed although she does great in class and is excited every morning…. her sleep patterns have been INSANE! And when I say insane I mean random wakings in the middle of the night followed by SCREAMING “MAMIIIII GET ME OUT” AKA… Put me in your bed.