Thursday, February 18, 2016

Kid Cash Review: Teaching Children to Manage Their Behavior and Their Money!

Have you ever heard of KidCash? Sounds intriguing, right? I know so many parents who have tried behavior modification charts, chore charts and allowances with no real success in helping to manage their child's behavior. KidCash is actually more than a behavior modification system. It's more like a reward system where kids can also learn about money, banking, self-discipline and patience. Read on to see how KidCash worked for us. Then enter my raffle to win a KidCash set of your own!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

How to Make Salt Dough Memory Stones DIY: Easy Crafts for Kids

Salt Dough Memory Stones are easy to create and make great gifts for teachers, friends, and loved ones. My mom, The Jersey Grammy, has a birthday coming up, and we wanted to make her a beautiful personalized stepping stone for her garden. But Michael's did not have the kit I wanted, so I wound up buying the cheaper version, which was all they had. That resulted in, not one, but two failed garden stones. What a waste of time and money! After that fiasco, I thought, let's try to make our own memory stones. Obviously, these can't go outside in the garden, but here's what we came up with...

Friday, February 12, 2016

Sweet Treat Gift Ideas

I recently came across a cool site called that offered some neat ideas for people who have a sweet tooth as big as their heart. Such great gift ideas here!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

How to Make No-Sew Sock Puppets

I always wondered how to make no-sew sock puppets because I can't sew. I am seriously sewing challenged! Years ago in my classroom, we made sock 'poppets' for Colonial Day, using rubber bands and newspaper for stuffing. I wanted to make something similar to this with The Jersey Momma's Boy, so I set forth on my usual internet search-fest. That's when I came across Danielle's Place, an adorable site with tons of tutorials for no-sew sock animals and plushies. So here's one we made with inspiration from her site. Meet Fritz, our no-sew sock puppy!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

What to Send Besides Flowers: Reviewing Gardenia's Fire

Gardenia's Fire is certainly in a class by itself! Because what do you send someone as a gift besides flowers these days?  Have you noticed that choices are limited? It's either flowers, fruit, gift baskets or cookies. Sigh. If only there was something unique out there to send someone as a birthday gift, a thank you present, a Valentine's Day surprise...well, now there is!

Let's Visit Chick-fil-A Flemington!

It's about time! Chick-fil-A has opened in Flemington, NJ! I have loved Chick-fil-A for years, ever since visiting them on family vacations to Florida. The food was always good, and I was sad that we didn't have them here in New Jersey.Well, times they are a changin', and Chick-fil-A's have finally made their way further north! The latest addition to our community can be found in Flemington, New Jersey. Take a look!

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Lehigh Valley Pet Expo: Visiting a Family Pet Shows Event

We recently had the chance to attend the Lehigh Valley Pet Expo in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There's so much to do in Allentown and the surrounding area!  You might have seen some of my other articles about fun Pennsylvania experiences, so you know this Jersey girl doesn't mind the short trip across the border.  The Lehigh Valley Pet Expo is part of the Family Pet Shows line-up.  They are a family owned and operated company that has been hosting pet expos since 1994.  They travel throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York.  If you're a pet lover, or simply an animal lover, then this show is for you!  Check out all of the fun things you could see at a Family Pet Shows expo!