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From the Mouth of Babes…Honesty from a 3 Year Old

It never is so honest as it is from the mouth of babes…Honesty from a 3 year old! I’m standing in my bathroom getting ready to hop into the shower.  As always, I have a spectator.  Nope, not my husband, but the smallest person.  Every mom knows exactly what I am talking about:  you peeContinue ReadingContinue Reading

It’s A….

  BOY!   That’s right!  You heard me!  Spangenbaby #3 is a boy!  If you are keeping track, that’s THREE boys!  One, two THREE!  I thought my house was loud now…I can only imagine the craziness it will become when there are three little boys running around! It will also be filled with imagination, makeContinue Reading

Big News for the New Year…

Happy Thursday friends.  We are on snow day #4.  Yes you read that correctly…NUMBER FOUR.  After a 2 week Christmas break already!  Lots of snow and ice are keeping us homebound and so we are going a wee bit crazy in here!  I also have a bit of work to do and it’s extremely hardContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Personalized Cookies for Santa Plate

I shared a sneak peak of my personalized Cookies for Santa Plate when I shared the awesome Silhouette Deals that are happening right NOW, through Dec 8th.  Today I am going to show you how I made my wording curved to wrap around my plate and share some hints I learned. Supplies Needed: Charger PlateContinue Reading

Superhero Capes for Super Buddies Movie Release!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Disney.  All opinions, projects and photographs are 100% my own.  You may read my full disclosure here. Are you ready for an epic tail?  Yes TAIL!  Disney Super Buddies movie came out on Blu-ray Combo pack August 27th, but I was lucky enough to get my handsContinue ReadingContinue Reading

First Day of First Grade!

Michael’s first day of first grade   How is this even possbile?  Wasn’t I JUST sending him off to preschool?  I honestly feel like just last week he hopped OFF the bus on the last day and now we are right back at the bus stop and he’s getting back on…but older and more grownContinue Reading

GoodNites Make Traveling Great Nights!

“This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and GoodNites, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #BetterNights http://cmp.ly/3/8vNxcO.” I just want to share a little story with you all. We are driving with the kids the 11+ hours it takes to get to Minnesota to ourContinue ReadingContinue Reading

The Pergola Project: Pergola Shopping List

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Home Depot. I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to work with The Home Depot and receive product to enhance our backyard, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I am building a Pergola!  Yes…Me!  I couldn’t be more excited about it. Continue ReadingContinue Reading

DIY Kaleidoscope

Michael starts Spring Break this Friday and I was just trying to come up with some fun things to do for that week and realized I never shared this project with you over here on my own blog! This is my tutorial on how to make a kaleidoscope from supplies you probably have already aroundContinue ReadingContinue Reading

Fabric Carrot Treat Bags

What’s up Doc?  {Yes, I just did that….} Moving on! Fabric Carrot Treat Bags today! I have been really inclined to do sewing projects recently with the new addition of my sewing machine!  To be honest the idea of sewing used to scare the crap out of me.  I had used my mom’s sewing machineContinue Reading

Children’s Gift Idea: Give a Babbabox

Kids love toys, yes?  Kids get a ton of toys for Christmas, yes?  Ok then now that we have that established, if you are looking for a gift to give a child that is NOT a toy, however will get you placed on  the “Most Awesome ______ (Aunt/Uncle/Grandparent/parent/etc.) list”…then listen up!  I have a greatContinue Reading

Easy Salt Dough Ornaments

Are your children eager to give their own gifts to loved ones this holiday season?  If so, why not whip them up a simple batch of dough and let them create their own salt dough ornaments to give?!   These are not just limited to kids either, the sky is the limit with what you doContinue Reading

Children’s Felt Christmas Tree

I am sharing a Felt Christmas Tree today!  Give your kids a tree that’s up to them to decorate as they please!  My kids have mostly been pretty good at leaving the ornaments alone on our tree.  I put all the keepsake/breakable ones up on top and all of their ornaments and the plastic onesContinue Reading

Ghost Shirt

I am so excited to share with you this super cute tutorial to make a ghost shirt!  Ryan’s nickname is “Boo” so I thought it would be cute to make him a “Boo” shirt for Halloween!   The nice folks at Silhouette sent me some heat transfer to use and so I thought this would beContinue Reading

Bug & Monster Spray

I hope you’ll read on to find out how to create your very own *magic* DIY bug and monster spray!   “A spray a day keeps the monsters and bugs away!”  Why had I not thought of this sooner?!?  All that spider/Halloween/Ghost/Haunted House talk lately has Michael not wanting to go into our basement byContinue Reading

Happy Sunday everyone!  I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!  The other day, I started to realize the things that I say 8,643,710 times a day and started to make a list in my mind.  Well…you know how that goes…now you all get to read about them! Things I say 8,643,710 times aContinue Reading

BabbaCo-BabbaBox Review & Giveaway

*****GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED***** Are you in a creative funk with your kids?  Struggling to find fun things to do INSIDE in this crazy summer heat that most of the country is experiencing?  Or just struggling to find NEW creative things to do with them that will hold their attention for more than a minute? Continue Reading

Spangenblurbs 7/1

Wow…it’s been a really long time since I did one of these posts!  I got off track and never jumped back on.  These are basically about funny things my kids do or silly stuff that goes on in our life and a play on our last name…Spangenberg. Ryan got this giant beach ball for hisContinue Reading

Happy 2nd Birthday Ryan!

Ok so the 12th was his actual birthday but I am behind in posting this because we were having so much fun! Happy Birthday to my sweet baby boy.  I fell in love with you the minute I saw your lip quiver in the OR and my love has grown a million times and again.Continue Reading

Just a Bunch of Words…

Amidst the Washi Tape craze that is going on here, other stuff is happening also. It’s good to be back in St. Louis.  If you follow hockey, you then know that the Blues are in the Stanley Cup playoffs.  If you follow baseball, then you know that today was the Cardinals home opener.  It rainedContinue Reading

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