Fun and Easy Halloween Bloody HandPrint Towel

Fun and Easy Halloween Bloody Hand Print Towel @NotSoIdleHands.com

So last week when my brain had run dry of sweet Halloween ideas, my bestie Jess sent me a torrent of texts filled with great ideas! One {this one} looked super fun and easy and I decided I needed to make one for our guest bathroom....you know, to scare away any guests that might be foolish enough to enter our asylum. Anyhoo, I also just happened to have all the materials on hand … [Read more...]

13+ Halloween Crafts The Kids Will Love

13+ Halloween Crafts The Kids Will Love @NotSoIdleHands.com

Man! Fall has totally snuck up on me this year, so I wasn't already ready in July with my mile~long list of Halloween craft ideas I usually have. I even panicked and texted Jess {the Fun Instagram Mom} for some help. I also, of course, turned to my friend Pinterest {hello, dear friend} much to my kiddos' delight. So yes, that totally means I'm going to share some of those fun ideas I … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Games~Part 4

Harry Potter Birthday Party Games~Part 4 By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, this is finally the last part of our huge Harry Potter party and I'm so excited! This last part is all about the games we played and fun things we did to make it feel like the kiddos were actually at Hogwarts attending classes. See the other parts here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 At the front door, we hung a brick backdrop to make the kids feel like they were walking through Platform 9 3/4. … [Read more...]

Fun Instagram Mom~Never Underestimate Your Kids

Fun Instagram Mom~Never Underestimate Your Kids @NotSoIdleHands.com

My daughter came to me after school one day and said she was writing a secret recipe. Then after she did she asked if we could make it... Normally I say no and I tried to dodge it this time too but she was so cute about it, so curious and proud. So we gave it a go, and it actually turned out! It wouldn't win any contests but it was edible and everyone kept their share down ;) Secret Recipe5 … [Read more...]

15 Yummy In My Tummy Fall & Winter Soups

15 Yummy In My Tummy Fall & Winter Soups @NotSoIdleHands.com

So, around these parts, we've had a lot of rain over the summer, and it seems to want to continue into the Fall as well. Which means, It's cooling down a bit earlier than usual this year. Which also means.....time for yummy, warm~in~your~tummy, soups!! I searched for allllllll the soups I want to make {or have delivered to my living room while I snuggle with my hot hubs on the couch} and these … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Food and Snacks ~ Part 3

Harry Potter Birthday Party Food and Snacks ~ Part 3 @NotSoIdleHands.com

So here's part 3 of our super fun Harry Potter party....Woo Hoo! If you would like to see the rest of the party, you can go to Part 1 or Part 2 In this part, I'll show all the themed food we had for the kiddos and how easy it was to do. Here's a shot of the snack table we set out. I wanted to have some fun things from the book that the guests would have fun tasting {even though they weren't … [Read more...]

My Life Written As Comedy~Sharing Desserts With the Kids

Thanks to my kiddos, I am able to find the humor in everyday situations now. Sometimes the humor strikes me as they are unfolding....but sometimes not till much, much, much later. Sharing desserts in a restaurant with 3 kiddos is one of those immediately hilarious situations {mostly}. Sharing Dessert with the kids.....in a Restaurant There we were, sitting around the remains of a deep dish and … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Birthday Party Favors ~ Party Part 2

Harry Potter Birthday Party Favors ~ Party Part 2 By: NotSoIdleHands.com

Well, here we are at part 2 of the fun Harry Potter party we had last month. You can see Part 1 here or Part 3 here. I wanted to make the favors look like the candies from the books/movies, but I also wanted to put my own fun spin of them. I also like using see~through bottles and containers that are cute and can be dressed up any way. Here are the Bertie Botts jars. I used the plastic French … [Read more...]