May 30, 2011

Creativity for Kids Sparkling 3D Paint Activity Kit *GIVEAWAY*

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As if you couldn't already tell, we are a crafty family. We love the glitter, glue and paint! Creativity for Kids products are huge favorites here as well. (As you can see from our past posts!)

This week we had the opportunity to try the Sparkling 3D paint activity kit.

The kids loved it, of course. I had a pretty good time decorating my ladybug as well : )

Each kit comes with the following:

·         8 Colors of 3D Paint

·         Silver & Black Outliners

·         30+ Traceable Patterns

·         2 Plastic Paint Sleeves

·         Gemstones

·         Wiggly Eyes

·         Trinket Box

·         Jump Rings

·         Clear Plastic Sun Catchers

·         Green Chenille Stems

·         Green Craft Sticks

·         Glitter Gel

·         Craft Glue

·         Sheer Ribbon

·         Stretchy Cord

·         Instructions & Ideas

You trace your creation onto a piece of plastic paint sleeves with the outlining paint and then fill everything in with the colored paints.

Once it is complete, you can decorate with sequins, glitter or other embellishments and then remove from plastic and stick anywhere that you would like (glass is the best place!)

There is also instructions for making 3D pieces. For example, the kids made a 3D ice cream cone.

This is a really neat product. If you like the Window Art kit then you will love the Sparkling 3D Paint Activity Kit.


Guess what?
I am giving away (2) Sparkling 3D Paint Activity kits! 
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Leave me a comment below telling me which Creativity for Kids kit you would like to try (It has to be something other than the Sparkling 3D Paint Kit)

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This giveaway will end on Monday, June 6th.

We were sent the above mentioned Creativity For Kids kit to be reviewed for this feature post. The opinions on said item are those of my own. We were NOT compensated in any other form.

May 28, 2011

Summertime treats (TO EAT!)


Summertime is about FUN....
Summertime is about FRIENDS...

What better way to have fun with FRIENDS than by eating sweet treats?? OH YEAHHHHHHH!

Check these out :

(Think COLD THOUGHTS while in the heat)

(Fun and I can not wait to try these with my kids.)

Yummy and OH SO PRETTY ice cream sandwiches

Ah, and how's this one on a nice HOT summer day...


May 26, 2011

More Father's Day ideas


Crafty gifts are the best kind, ya know?

This gift idea is originally for a COACH but you can easily omit that part and add something for dad instead.

(Now I'm craving a Skor bar. UGH!)

Here's something SWEET!

(reeses pieces sound pretty good too!)

Oh, this looks like fun!


Looking for even MORE Father's Day gift ideas? Click here.

Yum Yum! Gimme some GUM


I don't know why I have such an infatuation with gumballs ....

But I DO!

Check out these gumball creations.

gumball flowers via Gourmet Mom on the Go

gumball cupcakes from Cookies and Cups (LOVE!)

This is a great idea...
Give gumballs as a gift!

gumball teacher gifts via It's all Small Stuff


May 25, 2011

Trendy Mommy (Rimmel London make up products)


Ok, Mommy...

You spend all day with the little ones now it's time to pamper yourself!

I always have to hardest time deciding on what type of mascara to buy. There are only like ten-thousand on the market today. I want long-lasting coverage and I also want BIGGER and LONGER looking eyelashes.
However, I don't want a LONG LASTING mascara that will NOT come off with a good makeup cleansing.
On the other hand, I don't want my mascara coming off everytime I sweat.


I recently tried Rimmel London's Sexy Curves water-proof mascara and I have to say, I am impressed.
Not only did it stay on like it should but my eyelashes looked awfully long and pretty.
My favorite part was the wand. It has three sections which is perfect for me. I always find that the bigger wands are a little messy (Or Maybe I am the messy one?)

Speaking of Rimmel London, I also had the opportunity to try some of their Moisture Renew lipglosses. I love the colors! These are perfect for a day at the beach. Just put on some mascara, moisturize your face and apply Moisture Renew lip gloss. That's all you need! Moisture Renew Lipgloss protects your lips against the sun with a SPF15 protection.

Now after a long day at the beach, come home relax in a nice bubble bath and remove your makeup with Biore Makeup Removing Towelettes.
I've tried a lot of make up removing cloths and these are by far the best smelling ones. I can't stand that alcohol-ish smell that most leave behind.

Just a swipe here and there and BAM make up is gone!

For more information about any of these products visit

I received all of the above mentioned products from the PR firm on behalf of Rimmel London. The above opinions are entirely my own and I was not compensated in any other form.

Let's face it, Kids and HUSBANDS are messy!


There's just no way of getting around it. Messes are going to occur. Sorry, if I ruined your parade but it's true!

Do you know what mess I hate more than ANY OTHER?

Carpet stains

We are supposed to be following a "No eating and No drinking" rule when it comes to the living room. Does everyone stick to it? uhh.... NO!

Kool-Aid, Coffee, Tea, Coke
They've all been on my carpet.

It's down right obnoxious and embarrassing for me.
I'm not even kidding, I will not even let people inside my house when there are stains on the carpet. Either that or I will turn the lights down real low so no one can see.

Carpet Cleaning can be quite a hassle. Don't you agree?

What's a mom to do?
Well, I'll tell you what I don't want to do and that's CLEAN CARPETS!
I would much rather have someone else do it (AHEM), ChemDry.

What do you do? Do you clean them yourself or do you use a commercial carpet cleaning company?

May 23, 2011

You say Kabob...I say YUM!

Who says a kabob has to be filled with meat and veggies? Check out these fun kabobs that the kids will go GAGA over (mom too!)

cupcake kabobs from cupcakes take the cake

Candy Kabobs, anyone?
I'll take 4!

Customized Signs and Stickers


There was a time when I wanted to open my own daycare center right here in my home. Yes, I was that crazy! lol

The only problem that I had was advertising. I mean, word of mouth advertising can only help you SO MUCH.
Our local newspaper is a very small one and I am pretty sure the only people that get it now days are the older crowd. *No offense

I was always trying to come up with ways to advertise so that everyone could see my ads.

I had thought about a customized sign at one point. However, I live out in the middle of nowhere so I don't think they would have helped much.

I put up flyers at the local library with no luck...

Custom stickers may have been a better option. I could have just stuck them all over the city. Ok, maybe not! lol

I ended up getting pregnant again and the daycare was a definite NO NO!

But now I'm wondering....
How do you go about advertising your business (if you have one)?

How do you advertise to EVERYONE?
Have you ever thought about the impaired? How would you go about advertising to them?

Still bored? Try these crafty ideas.

School's out for summer. Now what do you do?

Here's some more "boredom busters"...

How to make your own stickers from Skip to My Lou

from ohdeedoh

Make a candy necklace and the DEVOUR IT!

Make yarn baskets and fill with an assortment of trinkets.

I'll be adding more "boredom busters" just in time for summer break. 

Stay tuned...

May 22, 2011

Momma needs a new computer


I've had this laptop for awhile now. It's been through the ringer.

Don't get me wrong, it's been a good one. We've downloaded many songs and I've posted many blog posts but I do believe it's time for mommy to get a new computer. 
Afterall, Daddy just got himself a new one. It's now my time, right?

I've never been the "researcher" in the family. That's my husband's job.
I just tell him what I want and he will do all the work.
Don't even get me going on all that computer techy lingo. You've already lost me at RAM.

I know I want a netbook.
I do have a preferred color but if they do not carry it, then I will go with basic black.

It needs to run! Other than that....


I did see a fancy little HP tablet pc that looked like a great fit for me.
Maybe that's what I should get?

Or Should I go back to a desktop?
Nah, I want a netbook!

Yep, that's what I want....A netbook!

Oh, and one of those laser printers would be nice too.

I don't ask for much!

What do you have?

May 21, 2011

Mom, I'm bored! (boredom busters)

Make a marble run!

DIY marble run found on

Here's another from Serving Pink Lemonade...

from Chalk in my Pocket

These silly face pillows would be an excellent craft to try!
via Ruffles and Stuff

DIY colored salt would make for a great afternoon craft project.

Still bored?
Create this Anti-boredom kit and break it out every time you hear "I'm bored."

May 20, 2011

HAIR BOWS SALE $1 deals ...update with COLORS LEFT


My personal blog has been updated with the colors I have leftover from the $1 bow sale. I have also posted details regarding the latest sale.

LED Baby Booties! (Clever idea)


These are so adorable!

It's a girl! Let's shop : )


Time to do some baby girl browsing...

Love this hippo hat!!

by: pukasplace

Want to make your own wipes case? Here's a tutorial by Make it and Love it.

Oh My Word!! Look at these cute monster booties.

May 17, 2011

Win some RIBBONS! Lots and Lots of RIBBON!

**Posting a day early since I won't be around much tomorrow.

Ok, I introduced you to a NEW blog, I like Big Bows.
Now today I am going to tell you a little more about the site and I'm going to give you a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to Ribbons and Bows Oh My. (sponsored by I like Big Bows)

Stacy is not NEW to the blogging world. She's actually been reading and following blogs since I first started Ribbon Rock Star. (Nearly 4 years ago!)

She has been an active member in the blogging community and just now decided to dive in.

I am so glad that she did!

On the I like Big Bows blog you will find BOWS and MORE BOWS! She posts hairbow making tutorials as well as hair bow finds throughout the blog-o-sphere.

I've even been featured over there. (That whole friends in HIGH places thing!)

I have a feeling that this blog is going to be BIG.

But since she's so new right now, she needs followers!! That's where YOU come in.

Stacy (I like Big Bows) has agreed to sponsor a wonderful giveaway right here on My Trendy Tykes.

Would you like to win $40 worth of ribbon??

She is giving away (1) $40 gift certificate from Ribbons and Bows Oh My.

Here's what you need to do :

FIRST - You need to make sure you are a blog follower of I like Big Bows.
(The Google Friend Connect button is on the left side bar near the top.)

Once you have followed, Come back HERE and let me know via comment.
*Be sure to leave your email addy if it is not in your blog profile.

That's it!

Want some extra chances to win?
After you have completed the above mentioned tasks. You can do as many (or none) extra entries as you would like.

* Follow My Trendy Tykes via GFC

*Tweet about this giveaway (copy and paste)
I want to win a $40 ribbon gift certificate from I like Big Bows

*Post about this giveaway on Facebook/or blog (include link)

This giveaway will end on Wednesday, May 25th.

Little girls need FRILLY things

Well, I go back to the DR tomorrow. Will we find out the sex?


Sort.of.kind.of. crossing my fingers for a girl just so I can dress her up and put cute things in her hair.

Then part of me is sort.of.kind.of hoping for a boy so I won't have to worry about all that stuff. 


Is that so bad??

Check out this hair bow holder by tiedwitharibbon

I love the colors and the owl is all the rage right now.

Need hair bows for the clippie holder?

Check out I Like Big Bows blog.
(This is run by my pal Stacy. We know each other from our ebay selling days. Gosh, that's been awhile!)

She has all kinds of hair bow tutorials over there.

Like this

and this 

 popsicle hair clip tutorial

Come back tomorrow for a chance to win a $40 ribbon gift certificate!!

May 14, 2011

Where do you shop for boys clothing?

Ok, I've got a question...

Where do you shop for boys clothing? As you know, we currently have 2 girls and one boy with (UNKNOWN SEX) another on the way. I have always had the hardest time shopping for my son. ALWAYS!

The girls are easy. I can run into any department store, browse website upon website and still come out with numerous articles of clothing. Stores seem to cater more to the GIRLS than BOYS.
I've never been a fan of rompers, overalls or even the cutesy little sailor suits for boys.
Don't even think about those tall white knee socks either...

No offense to anyone that puts their child in this get-up. I will admit, It's CUTE but I don't want CUTE for my boy. I want BOY. I want ROUGH AND TOUGH. I want itty bitty polos and khakis.

Why is it so hard to shop for boys?

Fun Father's Day ideas (recipes and gift ideas galore!)

Father's Day is Sunday, June 19th. 

Don't wait until the last minute to get a gift! ((How much cologne does a dad need ANYWAY?))

Here's some fun and crafty gift ideas  . . .

Got a TOP POP?
Check out this cute tutorial using Dad's rootbeer and a clever printout by 2 Clever Blog.

Create a token tin just for Dad.

(I think MOM needs one of these too!)
tutorial by Eighteen25

Giving dad a gift card? Place it inside this cute grill gift card holder 
Scraps of Life will show you how to make one!

Recipe ideas :

aka mancakes by Betty Crocker

Beer and Bacon pancakes? hmm....

These mustache cupcakes would be a great treat for dad!
by Sprinkle Bakes

Here's the perfect breakfast idea for dad....Donuts

Need a Father's Day Card?

Check this one out!

by Katherine Marie Photography

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