Easy Strawberry Muffins

Sunday, May 19, 2024
I don't know about you, but I LOVE muffins. I'm always on the look-out for easy muffin recipes, and this strawberry muffin recipe is one of my favorites! It reminds me of a strawberry shortcake, and it's great warm or even straight out of the refrigerator.

New Jersey Campgrounds Resource List: Camping in NJ, PA and NY

Saturday, May 18, 2024
Thinking about finding the perfect family campground this summer? The idea of planning a fun-filled outdoor adventure might seem daunting, but never fear! I've found some great family campgrounds that might be a good option if you're looking for vacation and travel ideas.

*This post has been updated for 2024!

Mountain Creek Waterpark Review: What to Bring, Where to Eat, What to Do

Friday, May 17, 2024
Summer ain't over yet, no matter what the stores tell you! Put away thoughts of 'back to school,' and think about what day trips you can take for the rest of your summer! Mountain Creek Waterpark in nearby Vernon, New Jersey, was an affordable, fun-filled day for our family. But don't go until you read my review and tips for visiting! No time? Scroll straight to the bottom to read my important advice and suggestions for visiting, and watch a 2 minute walkthrough video of our day. 

*this post has been updated for 2024! Mountain Creek Waterpark opens for the season on June 22, 2024.

Easy Handmade DIY Suncatchers

I'm always on the lookout for EASY craft projects to do, especially ones that can double as gifts. I came across these suncatchers in the art room of The Jersey Momma's Boy's school. We were meeting there for cub scouts and I happened to see this awesome project on the sidelines that the teacher was working on (I'm sorry, Mrs. E, I didn't mean to snoop in  your stuff! I just couldn't help but notice how pretty they were!)  If you want to make them, too, all you need to do is follow these THREE easy steps (yup, that's it!).

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids

Thursday, May 16, 2024
Summer is almost here and that means you might be looking for some great summer reading suggestions for kids! Each year I pick fun titles for eager (and not-so-eager) readers, so be sure to check out my previous reading lists, too.

5 Mother's Day Gift Ideas: A 'Mom Approved' Quick Gift Guide

Saturday, May 11, 2024
What do you get for the mom who has everything? I have some ideas that might help! I'm a mom, too, so I know how hard it is to find gifts for the special woman (or women) in your life. Check out these 5 Mother's Day gift ideas that are all mom-approved by yours truly.


Friday, May 10, 2024
Mother's Day is coming up, and I know the perfect place to raise a glass to the special women in your life. The Mother’s Day Trail Weekend from Garden State Wine Growers Association features special events at wineries all across the Garden State. From local wine and macaron pairings to live music, picnics, craft fairs, and food trucks, there’s something for everyone with New Jersey’s coalition of 60+ wineries and vineyards. Read on for more details and see how you can join in the fun.

Handmade Mother's Day Gifts for Kids: Crafts Anyone Can Make!

Handmade Mother's Day gifts are some of the most special and memorable presents that a momma can receive. Knowing that a child worked to make something for you with their own little hands- well, that is priceless. I've compiled some of my easiest and most classic crafts here, but feel free to check out my Crafts page for more ideas!

5 Summer Must-Haves: New and Fun Items for Summer and Beyond

Thursday, May 9, 2024
Summer is just around the corner (thank goodness!) and I found some fun new items to fill those lazy, hazy days (or hectic ones, whatever works!). These items are not just pool and yard items like most summer gift guides out there. Nope, I found a handful of goodies that you can use in various ways this summer- from travel items to indoor activities. If I've peaked your curiosity, scroll on to see what I found!

Easy Taco Bake: Great for Cinco de Mayo!

Tuesday, May 7, 2024
Time to shake up your tired old Taco Tuesday with a new idea! This Taco Bake is a crowd pleaser and easy to make. Plus, I have an amazing drink for the adults to pair this with, too!

I'm With the (Marching) Band

Monday, May 6, 2024
To all of my high school marching band and color guard friends, I'm sorry. I'm sorry I never attended a football game to see how magnificent you were. I'm sorry I didn't watch you compete or wave to you as you marched in the township parade. I'm sorry I didn't understand how absolutely essential you were to our high school; how you were truly the beating heart of our school spirit. My son recently joined his high school marching band and he taught me so much. When you become a parent you think about all of the things you will teach your child but you never fully grasp how much they will teach you.

Quick and Easy Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Week is almost upon us, and being a former teacher myself, I can tell you that this week does mean a lot for teachers. Well, at least it did for me. So if your child has a great teacher and you want to show them a little love, here are some quick goodies you can put together in a flash.

10 Fun Ideas for May the Fourth: Star Wars Day Crafts, Games, Puzzles, and More!

Saturday, May 4, 2024
I'm a HUGE Star Wars fan and I look forward to celebrating May the Fourth every year. I gathered some of my favorite Star Wars Day crafts, games, puzzles, recipes and more from all around the internet. Get ready to celebrate and...MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!

Make Your Own Desktop Porg! Easy Porg Crafts Inspired by Star Wars

Wednesday, May 1, 2024
'May the 4th' is almost here, and for Star Wars fans, that's a special day (get it? May the Fourth/Force?). We're a bit Porg-obsessed in this house. Everyone knows I'm a huge Star Wars fan, and after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi, I fell in love with the furry Porgs of Ahch-to Island. I searched for some fun Porg crafts and Star Wars-inspired crafts online but couldn't find what I was looking for. So I came up with this easy paper Porg craft that anyone can make. You, too, can have your own office Porg!

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