Movie Club Monday: The Princess Bride Inspired Taste Testing Activity for Kids

You know those movies that you grow up watching that you absolutely love?  The ones you could watch a million times and quote all the lines and still enjoy it?  For me, one of those movies is The Princess Bride.  My sisters and I would watch it together and anytime one of us would quote it (either in or out of context), we'd all bust up laughing because it just never got old. "That's inconceivable!"  "I'm a poet, did you know it?" and "Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die." are just a few that make the rounds and it always takes me back.  Last month, I shared some monthly link parties that I am going to be participating in this year.  Today is the first one that is part of the Movie Club Monday series and the theme is nostalgic films.

$10 @ Target: Sweets and Treats

Happy Monday!  I'm in denial that we are already half way through January.  Wasn't Christmas just last week...?  Either way, I'm trying to enjoy the last few weeks before baby #3 joins the party.  I headed over to Target this last weekend (kid-free!) and joined the throngs of women wandering walking with purpose through the aisles.  (Who am I kidding?  I spent 2 hours just browsing through different departments.)  If you were with me last year, you know that once I month I go to Target with the goal to spend just $10 and see what I can get, so let me show you!

Easy Blooming Envelope and Card

I love how simple these cards and envelopes are to make and they turned out so cute!
One of the many craft supplies I hoard stock up on is scrapbook paper.  I have stacks of it and yet I can never seem to have enough.  I know I can't be the only one with this problem, so I'm trying to be more creative with the ways that I use it.  A goal that I have for myself this year is to send more cards to people: thank you cards, just because cards, thinking of you cards, etc.  But buying that many cards can get expensive, so I've decided that I am going to try and make my cards.  I'll still have some store bought ones on hand but I figure if I have so much cute paper, I might as well use it.  So I used my Silhouette cutting machine and creating a super fun and simple template for some mini cards and envelopes.

Third Trimester Bumpdate + New Year, New Baby Giveaway


I realized the other day that I am almost exactly 2 months out from my due and I have yet to do any kind of pregnancy update on the blog beyond a few mentions here and there.  It's hard to believe that it's coming up so quickly!  So I thought with the new year, it would be a fun time to share a little bit with you about my pregnancy and also let you know about an amazing giveaway that I'm doing with some other pregnant mama blogger friends.

2017 Year In Review + Reader Survey

An exciting 2017 year in review using only numbers, plus some special announcements about what to expect in 2018!
And just like that, we are five days into 2018!  While I can't say that it feels much different than 2017 so far, I have a feeling it's going to be another good year all the same.  On Wednesday, I shared my top 10 posts of 2017 with you.  It was fun to see what was most popular and to find out that some of my favorite posts also happened to be some of the most read posts.  If you've been following me over the last year or so, you may have noticed that once a month I've been doing a monthly review using numbers to share what happened that month.  It's been such a fun and unique way for me to remember the month and give you a little peek into my life.  So in keeping with that, here is the year 2017 in numbers.

Top 10 Posts of 2017

Top 10 posts from 2017!  Did your favorite make the list?
It seems like at the end of every year, there's a period of reflection.  2017 was no different for me as I took the opportunity to see what the top 10 most popular posts were on my blog.  Overall, there's a huge variety of posts, but then again, that's what I share with you all, so I suppose it's not all that surprising.  So without further adieu, here are the top 10 posts of 2017!

The Best of the Best Crafts of 2017

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I love going back through my posts at the end of the year and seeing which ones you loved the best.  But I thought it would be fun to see the top craft posts of 2017 from a bunch of other awesome craft bloggers!  Seriously, you do not want to miss out on these great posts.  Get inspired by over 30 of the best of the best craft projects of 2017!