PRINTABLE REINDEER MASKS

DIY printable reindeer mask | And We Play

It's almost Christmas! How did that happen? With the holidays comes which also means, tis the season for keeping the kids busy while they are home from school! I've got just the thing for an afternoon at home. I created this reindeer mask and guys, it is so easy and fun. Check out all the details right here. Guaranteed to keep little hands busy for a while and get them into the holiday spirit! (as if they need it.) Check it out and have fun!

DIY printable reindeer mask | And We Play

MOVIE PARTY WITH SECRET LIFE OF PETS

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play
Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

We are big on movies in our family. We are always on the lookout for new movies that would be great to watch together as a family. And, being the kids party freak that I am, we occasionally like to throw a little movie party to go along with our flick! So when the good people from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment reached out about The Secret Life of Pets coming to Blu-ray and DVD, it was a match made in heaven!

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play
Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The new DVD & Blu-ray release features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies!

To make the party fun, I made these stickers of some of the main characters from the movie and put them onto our cups. Kids LOVE being able to pick out something that is uniquely theirs, so of course this was a hit. You can download the stickers right here. Just print them off onto sticker paper, cut them out and stick them on! 

We kept everything simple and fun with some homemade popcorn to fill our new cups. I love this idea because it is cute and fun, but also helps keep the little ones away from the big bowl of popcorn!  Elliott loves this movie. That always helps when throwing a movie party! 

Secret Life of Pets Movie Party! | And We Play

Watch the trailer below and then go pick up your own copy of The Secret Life of Pets and throw a movie party today!

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MAGIC 8 BALL COSTUME

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

I had this idea a few months ago when I mentioned a magic 8 ball to Elliott and he had no idea what I was talking about (mom fail). You could easily make this on a t-shirt instead of a onesie for older kiddos too! I love how it turned out. I went over all of the classic 8 ball answers, and decided that "outlook not so good" was a perfect one for kids. Especially strategically placed over the diaper area on a baby. Ha! This is a super fun and easy costume for last minute mamas and an awesome throw back!

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play
Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

I made the designs and cut the "8" out with iron on vinyl and the "outlook not so good" I printed out onto dark iron on transfer paper. I love how they turned out! You can download the "8" design here and the "outlook not so good" design here. I included a few sizes of each so you can make it for a little one or your bigger kids. Follow the directions on each and go to it! Super easy and fun!

Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play
Magic 8 ball costume DIY | And We Play

WE GOT A ROBOT!

When bObsweep reached out about their bObi Pet, we jumped right on board. Who could say no to a robot that cleans your floors? Definitely not us. It's like having your own Rosie from the Jetsons! Except with out the sass. At first glance, it looked pretty awesome and the idea that it is designed to handle pet hair, well that was super appealing to us. Not because we have a pet, but because since having Pepper, I have been shedding more than a golden retriever. Post-partum mamas, can I get an amen? After we got our new bObi Pet and set it up, I was blown away with what it can do. Not only does it vacuum, but it also has a mop attachment. That’s right. It can mop. Your. Floors.

In our new house we have quite a few stairs as well as a step down into the dining room. I was worried that it would topple over the edge, but wouldn’t ya know it, this thing is SMART. It detects those edges and steers clear, so I don’t have to worry. My favorite thing about this little guy is probably the remote control. You can just turn it on and hit “go” and it will clean completely on its own, navigating in each room. It’s really amazing. And if you want to make it fun for your kiddos, the remote can control it like a toy (though it is NOT a toy – it is a piece of magical genius) Elliott loves making it go here and there cleaning up little messes – like confetti.

bObsweep reached out to us and provided this magical piece of machinery, but these opinions are totally my own and it take everything I have not to keep on raving about it. Seriously, magical.

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOPPING MADE EASY

Back to school shopping made EASY | And We Play

Like it or not, back to school is here! Which means back to school shopping. We do the majority of our shopping online so when we found out about Giving Assistant it was kind of a no brainer. Shop at the stores you love AND get a percentage of your money back? Why not?!

Back to school shopping made EASY | And We Play

I loved that Giving Assistant has such a great selection of stores you can shop. Just log in to Giving Assistant and select the store you want to shop. You are automatically routed to the online shop and the percentage you get back is saved automatically. No need to enter a code! I went with Target and bought all of Elliott's school supplies. It was so easy and I just love knowing that I am getting a percentage back. Some other online stores we visit often are also included in Giving Assistant's selection. Walmart, Amazon, and Journeys (which has up to 8% cash back!) I honestly don't think online shopping will ever be the same for us.

Back to school shopping made EASY | And We Play

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