Easter Basket Ideas For Kids

I am so excited to share today our kids Easter Baskets.  Ok, to be honest, I am just excited that the baskets are prepped in advance!  So, let's take a look into the kids baskets...

Matthew - Boy - Age 7
Loves: Sports, Sports, and Sports!

Lillian - Girl - Age 5
Loves: Frozen, Princesses, and Lip Gloss

Pete the Cat: Big Easter Adventure
Paw Patrol Ryder's Pup Pad
Little Kids Nickelodeon Paw Patrol No-Spill Bubblin' Bucket
  Paw Patrol: Marshall & Chase on the Case
Nickelodeon, Paw Patrol Racers - Rocky
  In Elmo's Easter Parade (Sesame Street)

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To See The kids baskets in their entirety, please watch below!

What are your go to items to include in your kids baskets?

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Weeknight Meal | Taco Bake

In our house, taco night is basically a weekly staple on our meal plan.  It is FAST, easy and inexpensive.  However, eating the same meal, no matter what it is, can get a bit boring.  This week I changed our taco night up a bit with a very simple alternative.  This taco bake, really is just a method and can be changed in so many different ways.  You can load it up with lots of veggies on top, add refried beans into the mix, include a layer of sour cream or salsa.  Whatever your family will love!

To see how I assemble and make the Taco Bake, Watch the video below.  The recipe starts at 5:11 into the video.

Hope you enjoy, and I can't wait to see how you make the taco bake recipe, so please tag me on social media if you try it out!

Kid Friendly Hall Closet Organization

I think I have FINALLY found a solution to our entry way closet organizational dilemma.  This closet made me cry inside each time it was opened, it was so messy, and trying to find matching shoes was harder than finding any Waldo.  Something had to be done.  I decided to re-use a system from our old home and use the over the door shoe organizer for the kids most worn shoes.  While not the most appealing, it gets the job done, and even my 2 year old can put his shoes away correctly.  

We also moved an Ikea Kallax Shelving Unit into the closet.  With 4 spaces for bins, we use one for each child, and the extra is for any shoes my husband or I may have downstairs.  I really like the constraint of only having the space within your bin, once it's full, it's time to clean it up.  I decided to go with the Ikea Lekman Boxes in white.  I liked the clean color, but also the durability of the plastic bins over a fabric counterpart.

To see more of how I am using this closet, and how I am keeping it organized, please watch the video below!

Using Stamps In Your Planner

I have a new planner decorating passion....STAMPS!  

While I had seen a few great planner layouts with stamps over on IG, I was hesitant to start, as I knew NOTHING about stamping.  Even when scrapbooking in the past, I never really got into stamping.  One day I did a youtube search on stamping in your planner, and....game over.  I was hooked.

One of my favorite Stamping videos is by Planner Friend and her entire channel is now a favorite of mine.

I made my first stamp order from Sweet Stamp Shop.  When I placed my order, the stamps were in stock, shipped and arrived on my door quickly.  I am unsure of their current in stock items/shipping times.  Below I listed the stamp sets that I purchased, ones that were most applicable to my life.

Here is a sneak peak of my first week using my stamps in my planner.  I am starting with only a few, and see myself adding more as I become more comfortable.

As far as ink goes, the VersaMagic Dew Drop Inkpad  were recommended to me to be the best for no shadowing or bleed through, and it works great for my pages.

I am also loving my storage solution for my stamps and stamping supplies.  In my Desk Organization, you will see this 2 drawer organizer from the container store, I am using the top drawer for all stamping supplies and the bottom to store washi tape.

I am hoping to keep in control of my stamp and ink buying, and this drawer space being all the room I will need to store the items.

To see more about how I stamp in my planner, check out the video below: