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Is it me or this year just flying by? I’m officially 32 weeks in my pregnancy and I’m trying to prep for anything and everything in advance. I’ll most likely be having baby girl right before Easter and I’m looking to find ways to still have our Easter egg hunt even though I will be exhausted. We’ve been having Easter egg hunts since I had Evan (my oldest) and the boys (plus now Olivia) have always loved the thrill of finding the eggs and gathering as much candy as they possibly can. In an effort to continue the tradition, I decided to make a DIY Easter Bunny basket filled with MARS® Mixed Mini Bags (available at Sam’s Club now). I always head to Sam’s Club early to prep for any special occasion, just as I am with Easter.

The MARS® Mixed Mini Bags 165ct Spring themed bags  are perfect to build Easter basket and will be more than enough to fill the DIY Easter bunny basket. It’s enough candy for an early treat and then later when we do the Easter egg hunt! I love that the MARS® Mixed Mini Bags has such a great variety of everyone’s favorite chocolate candy like M&M’S®, TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® that I might even make a basket for each one of the kids to store all their goodies! This Easter will be a lot of fun to watch the big guys run around with Joseph and Olivia and include them in their egg hunt.

I had a lot of fun making the DIY Easter Bunny basket. It’s easy enough to even make with kids!

Supplies:

Small round wreath

Medium pointed wall basket

Pipe cleaners

Scissors

Glue

Wired bow

Large pom pom

Easter grass

Instructions:

Take two pipe cleaners, wrap around the bottom of the small wreath and attach to the pointed wall wreath.

Hang baskets and tie bow onto the same spot and cover pipe cleaners.


Take two pipe cleaners, attach and bend into the shape of bunny ears. Repeat. **Don’t worry about bunny ears being even I purposely left mine two different sizes. Attach to the top of small wreath.

Adjust ears and bow. Glue on your pom pom.

Add a pretty flower, stuff with Easter grass and candy from the MARS® Mixed Mini Bags and you’re good to go!

Add a sweet treat to any room with this DIY Easter bunny basket filled with M&M’S®, TWIX®, SNICKERS®, MILKY WAY®, and 3 MUSKETEERS® from MARS® Mixed Mini Bags on a door, in the kitchen or even a play room. Then after Easter, you can even use the DIY Easter Bunny basket for hanging a plant or pretty flowers!


I’m always trying to find fun ways to get the kids to drink more water. When we moved to Florida, where it’s almost always hot, it became even more important in our household. We have a huge gallon that we refill constantly with Glacier Water. It has not only saved me a couple of dollars over time, but it also helps the planet! It’s a win-win! Glacier Water is great tasting water that you can get from any one of over 22,000 Water Refill Stations located throughout North America (click here to find the nearest location and scroll down to see a short video on how a refill station works) that can be found outside your local grocery store. It’s a process that has become a household routine for is. You simply insert payment and refill your bottle (see my DIY Valentine’s Day water bottles below)!

DIY Valentine's Day Water Bottles

Being properly hydrated is SO important, water makes up 2/3 of what we are and it plays a crucial in the way our body functions, so finding a great tasting water makes it easy to get the recommended eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day. The high quality of Glacier Water has even vastly improved the taste of our morning cup of coffee (that right there is a huge perk for me)! Glacier Water’s water treatment, filtration, and vending systems provide convenient, low-cost access to great tasting, high-quality water without the plastic waste.

To celebrate Valentine’s Day, I decided to put together some DIY Valentine’s Day water bottles for my kids in an effort to boost their water intake. It will ensure for at least a day that they get their proper water intake. I figured they’d get enough candy at school so why not make it a Valentine’s Day treat they can use over and over again. I also included a cute bracelet that can even serve as a daily “drink your water” reminder!

Did you know that over 80% of all plastic bottles become trash in landfills? Or that it can take over 1,000 years for a plastic bottle to biodegrade? This is exactly why refilling our gallons, and now my kids refilling their new DIY Valentine’s bottle, is important to me! Every little bit helps the planet. As people become more aware of the environmental impact of individual bottled water it is obvious that we need to make a change. With Glacier Water (and my DIY Valentine’s Day water bottles), you can help with that much needed change by buying water and using a refillable container.

DIY Valentine's Day Water Bottles

No more wasteful plastic bottles to fill our landfills and pollute our earth.

Water Bottle Valentines

What You’ll Need:

Water bottles
Valentine’s Day stickers
Tulle, ribbon and scissors
Yarn
Valentine’s Day beads

Instructions:

Grab your water bottle and add a sticker.

DIY Valentine's Day Water Bottles

Tie some tulle and ribbon around the top of the bottle and create a bow.

DIY Valentine's Day Water Bottles

Now string your Valentine’s Day beads (you can also buy a premade version) onto yarn and tie it around the neck of the bottle. This will be the Valentine’s Day bracelet that can double as a reminder to drink your water.

DIY Valentine's Day Water Bottles
Fill in names, place your Valentine’s Day water bottles in basket and enjoy!

How a Glacier Water Refill Station Works:

How do you encourage your kids to drink more water?

Thank you Glacier Water for sponsoring this post! As always all opinions are my own.


Click on image below for more Valentine’s Day goodies!

Chocolate Sweet Potato Hearts

Free Valentine’s Day Printable

 


I finally got around to buying Olivia’s first Valentines Day outfit (see below) so much fun celebrating all her first holidays and to think I get to do this all over again next year with our baby girl #2 is so exciting!To kick off the celebration of love I’m sharing this free Valentines Day owl printable (it’s 8×10) that perfect for a kids room, a classroom or even framed and hung in a hallway.

Click on image to download

We’ll be home this Valentines Day so I bought Olivia a Valentines Day onesie to go with her heart jeans and a cute bib.

More Valentines Day Goodies Below!

What do you guys have planned for Valentines Day?

 


It’s finally December, so my tree is up and ready for Santa! We decided to buy a new tree and redecorate it differently this year, using some silver and gold ornaments and ribbons (I originally just draped the ribbon down the tree but quickly realized that it didn’t look right click here to see it) that my mom gave me. It wasn’t quite what I had in mind, but I’m so happy that I went with it because this is the nicest my tree has looked in a long time! It gave the tree a fancy touch that I never knew it needed. I did keep some of my ornaments, since not having the cutesy ornaments that the kids have made and gathered over the years just didn’t feel right. I figured that with their ornaments, along with the free Christmas countdown printable, the house will have that playful touch I wanted to keep.

Free Christmas Countdown Printable

Now that I’ve got my tree up and ready for Santa, I can now concentrate on the rest of the house. You guys know how much I love decorating with frames and printables, so for Christmas I’m framing this free Christmas countdown printable below. My tree has lots of gold, silver and red, so I love how the fresh blue will stand out. You can easily just use a dry erase marker to jot down the remaining days and then wipe it off when needed. **I keep a small pack of wipes so that the kids can easily wipe it down themselves instead of with their fingers like I know they would do.

Free Christmas Countdown Printable

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, framing a pretty printable is probably the quickest, most affordable way of changing up any rooms look. This free Christmas countdown printable is the perfect way to add a stylish touch to the exciting Christmas day countdown.

Free Christmas Countdown Printable
Let the countdown begin! Click here to download your free Days Until Christmas printable.

Click on image below to download the previous printable we featured.

Free Thanksgiving Printable Wall Art