DIY Bathroom Cleaning Caddie for Kids

by Creative Designs by Toni, 9:00 AM
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Getting my two growing boys to complete their chores is not an easy task. But, cleaning their bathroom is not something I look forward to. As they are get older, they are beginning to take on a bit more responsibility and that means, they are now on bathroom duty. However, their "clean" and my "clean" is totally not the same. Not even close!!! So, to help them to make sure they get their bathroom somewhat clean and presentable, I put together a cleaning caddie with all the essentials they will need to make the bathroom sparking clean. Plus, a reusable cleaning guide to help them keep track of all the steps. 

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Puppies

by Creative Designs by Toni, 8:00 AM
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The holidays are coming! We cannot wait! It's such a magical time of year full of holiday spirit and joy and I am eager to get started on decorating the house. But first, I need to get started on our holiday shopping and that includes our fur-babies as well. We have a new puppy, Baylee, and I want to make sure she has the best first Christmas ever. Plus, I cannot forget our older dog, Rusty, He loves Christmas and all the tasty treats he gets.

Christmas Light Bingo Free Printable

by Creative Designs by Toni, 7:00 AM


Every year at Christmas time we put our pajamas and slippers on, grab some hot cocoa and cookies, and load up into the car to look at Christmas lights in our neighborhood. With the Christmas music playing, we drive up and down each street in awe of the twinkling lights and holiday characters all decked out in each of the yards. It's something we look forward to each and every year, and have started making it a family tradition. 

Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt

by Creative Designs by Toni, 7:00 AM
Each year, as part of our Countdown to Christmas Activities, the boys always look forward to when they can go on our annual Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt. It's always so much fun and filled with holiday spirit. We bundle up in our PJs and grab some warm blankets and a big glass of hot coco and load into the car with our scavenger hunt sheets, flashlight, and marker ready to begin our adventure. We crank up the Christmas music and roll down the windows, makes it easier for the kids to see, and head out into the neighborhood for our Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt.

Easy Holiday Bread Bowl Dip

by Creative Designs by Toni, 6:00 AM
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It's my favorite time of the year. I just love all the Christmas lights, music, and sights and sounds of the holiday spirit. It's a time of giving and celebrating and it's also a time of baking and entertaining. But, as the days count down closer to Christmas, my holiday spirit for baking seems to be lacking. It's the most wonderful time of year, but it's also the most busiest. Between shopping for gifts, volunteering at our school for the kids holiday festivities, basketball practice, and everything else that is going on, my holiday hostess skills seem to get put on the back burner. 

Christmas Gifts Perfect for Teachers

by Creative Designs by Toni, 7:00 AM
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It's my favorite time of the year! It's Christmastime and I could not be happier. Now only if our weather would cooperate and cool down a bit, then we would be all set. I love the lights, the sounds, and the scents of this time of year. It's like cookies and pine cones every where we go. Plus, I absolutely love Christmas lights! I drive around the neighborhood taking in all the decorations every chance I can get.

Create the Perfect Reading Space for Winter

by Creative Designs by Toni, 6:00 PM
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It's the most perfect time of year when the weather becomes frosty, the kitchen is overflowing with treats and desserts, and spending time with family and friends is something we all look forward to. The holiday season is upon us and that means it's time for shopping, baking, and entertaining. Plus, not to mention all the preparation before hand. That means lots of cleaning, lots of wrapping, and lots and lots of shopping. Sometimes, just thinking about what all I have to do, I get exhausted and need a few minutes to relax. So, this year I vow to take a few minutes, either each day or a few days a week,  for myself.

Milk & Cookies at the North Pole

by Creative Designs by Toni, 7:30 AM
It's definitely the most magical time of the year. The weather is cooler and crisp, the sights and sounds of Christmas lights and decorations light up the night, and the smells of delicious cookies fill the air. You could not ask for a more special time. I love the holidays and love them even more now that I have two boys who love this holiday even more then I do. I want to make sure they have the best memories to look back on at Christmastime, so to celebrate our start to the holiday season I set up a Milk & Cookies Bar as a before bedtime snack complete with perfect printables from AndersRuff

OREO Cookie Balls with Candy Canes

by Creative Designs by Toni, 7:00 AM
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I am not much of a baker, or cook for that matter, but I do love to bake with my boys especially around the holidays. They love helping in the kitchen and I love that they get so excited to mix the ingredients or even to help hold the bowl. It's such a wonderful time of year and I want to give them something special to remember. Even if it's just baking, I know it will be baked with love. 

Join a New Adventure with a Recon 200 Gaming Head-Set

by Creative Designs by Toni, 10:00 AM
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Raising boys is an adventure, one that I am so glad to be able to be a part of. As my boys grow, so does their interests and we are now venturing into the world of video games, electronics and technology. We are living in an electronic world and my almost teen, young tween boys are slowly entering this techological world and are facinated with what awaits them. 
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