Advent Calendar Ideas!

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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50 Advent calendar ideas!

Traditional ideas
1 Read a Christmas story
2 Make gingerbread houses
3 Make elf houses out of boxes
4 Bake Christmas cookies
5 Write letters to grandparents
6 Watch a Christmas movie
7 Donate to a charity
8 Sing Christmas songs
9 Make ornaments
10 Hot cocoa night
11 Start a Christmas Puzzle
12 Snowball fight
13 Random act of kindness
14 Candlelight dinner
15 Make paper snowflakes
16 Go look at Christmas lights
17 Tell an old Christmas story (Teach the children)
18 Wear Christmas PJs to bed
19 Go on a snowy adventure
20 Christmas game night
21 Visit Santa
22 Gifts for teachers
23 Take a treat to someone
24 Bake santa cookies
25 Make and deliver neighbor gifts
26 The Day the Elf comes!
27 Christmas carol dance party
28 Go for a winter walk
29 Start a new Christmas tradition
30 Hang your stockings

Faith based Ideas
1 Act out the Nativity
2 Read the Nativity
3 Go to a Christmas church service
4 Read about the symbol of the Star
5 Talk about the symbol of the shepherds hook
6 Find out why we use certain colors at Christmas time (Red, Green, and White)
7 Fast and donate to a church or local charity
8 Learn about your heritage, did your ancestors have Christmas traditions?
9 Set Faith-based goals for the new year
10 Take an extra few minutes to pray and give thanks
11 Memorize the words to a Christmas Hymn
12 Ponder what Mary may have been feeling the night the Savior was born
13 Ponder what Joseph could have been feeling the night Jesus was born
14 How would you have felt if you were a shepherd that night?
15 Set out a small manger and put a piece of straw in for each act of service you do, try to fill it within a week
16 Sing Christmas hymns
17 Ponder the hope that the birth of the Savior gives us
18 Talk about why we put a star on top of our Christmas trees
19 Sing the song you think the Angels sand that first Christmas night

It can be hard to do all the things at Christmas time, and I feel like it's important to do what you feel is best for your family. I did a mix of tradition things, as well as faith-based things.. And some days, I combined two into one day... If you're interested in seeing how I did ours, here is the google doc link.. 

I'd love to see your Advent Calendar! Feel free to tag me so I can see it! 

xoxo,   Sharee

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Prime Kitchen items!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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 I had a few people ask for some kitchen storage items, so here are a few that I found today! I will keep adding to this post today and tomorrow as I find things, so if you're looking for kitchen items, stay posted! Also, feel free to send me a message on Instagram if you're looking for a specific thing! And as always, as an Amazon affiliate, I earn a little cash for you shopping my links. xoxo

Happy Shopping! xoxo, Sharee

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I have scoured the Prime rugs and found some that I think are pretty great! 

Click the photos below to go to the link! And remember, because I am affiliated with Amazon, I earn a little money from you shopping my links! 

 Similar to my Dining room rug 

 The School room rug

There are SO MANY more over on Amazon, but there is obviously no way for me to link all the rugs. haha! CLICK HERE if you want to browse the rugs! 

Happy shopping! xoxo, Sharee

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Fall Frenzy

Monday, October 5, 2020

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 Who was here for the Mom's March Madness?? It was SO GOOD. I LOVED seeing so many of you cleaning your house out! AND I have had several asking when we are doing it again! So, I thought to myself, why not make this a biannual thing?! Our houses can all use it, right?? Well, at least mine can....

Cue the Fall Frenzy!

Here is the calendar for the this month! We are starting Oct 5, and ending Oct 29! 

Last time some of you couldn't download or see the calendar... SO send me a message over on INSTAGRAM if you have a problems with it!

I'm already anticipating the end of this month ... Can you feel it?? A nice clean house.. right before the holidays... Feel so good, right?! Or at least it will!! I cannot even WAIT! 

SOOOO... Let's get this GOING!!

PS... I am making the deal even sweeter over on Instagram... Last time, I had SEVERAL giveaways that I did during the month, and it was so FUN! So make sure you are following along over there to see what you can win! 

*HINT* they will be weekly and a big one for the month!

Anyway, I'm so excited! Let's get this going!!

xoxo,  Sharee

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Snacks for DAYS

Friday, August 28, 2020

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 The other day I asked on my INSTAGRAM stories for a bunch of snack ideas, and I had a bunhc of you ask me to share the list! So, I decided to compile it all here so it's easy for us all to come back and check when we need it! And also, I can come back and add more ideas later. You can CLICK HERE for a BUNCH of ideas on Amazon for snack containers for when you are traveling and for at-home storage.

ANYWAY, lets get it going! All. The. Snacksssss!!


  • fruit (obvious one, right)
  • fruit snack
  • Fruit or veggie pouches
  • frozen grapes
  • fruit snacks

  • any type of crackers
  • goldfish, or bunnies
  • granola bars
  • rice cakes
  • pancakes and waffles (without toppings)
  • Pretzels
  • veggie straws
  • cheese and cracker packets
  • popcorn

  • M&Ms
  • Jolly rancher
  • nutella and cracker packets
  • red vines
  • Oreos, or other packages cookies

  • carrots
  • veggie pouches
  • olives
  • any cut up veggie that your kids will eat

  • String cheese
  • Beef Jerky
  • nuts
  • protein bars
  • boiled egg
  • Gogurt
  • trail mix
  • apples and peanut butter
  • chips and salsa/guac
  • cucumber/zucchini cut up with cheese slices on top
  • pickles
  • Energy balls - click that to go to a easy, delicious recipe

And there you go! Comment snacks that you love below! 

 Happy snacking!
xoxo, Sharee
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Ideas for home lunches!

Friday, August 14, 2020


School. Lunch. I remember going years at a time asking my mom to pack me a lunch for school. Bless her heart, she never complained!! How she did that, I'll never know because I think packing lunches is the worst. hahah!! But kids gotta eat right? So we do it anyway! Anyway, I have experimented with my kids for years about what they like and will eat and what they won't. And even with different containers to pack them in! So with each suggestion below I have even linked containers that will make your sandwich packing easier!

And side note, this does not include the elementary school kids opinions that LOOOOVE something one week and refuse to eat it ever again the next week. Ahem, staring at multiple of my children...

I have compiled a list of all the lunches I do, and added several from some of my followers over on  INSTAGRAM. I am going to keep adding to this list over time, and as I come across new ideas! So make sure you pin this on Pinterest so you can check back often! Aaaand here we go!

 1. Let's get this obvious one out of the way.. SANDWICHES. But there are so many varieties! Consider THESE CONTAINERS  or THESE if you will have more than just a sandwich packed. That way they won't get smooshed.

  • Meat/cheese
  • PB and J
  • PB and banana
  • PB and Nutella
  • Cheese and Mayo- a couple of my kids love this option..
  • Chicken salad
  • Egg Salad
  • Veggie- Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, peppers, etc. Whatever they will eat
  • BLT (bacon, lettuce, tomato)
2. Homemade lunchables! My kids love the variety this gives! THESE CONTAINERS are a great option for this lunch. I mean, there are a million combinations of meats, cheese, and crackers you can give them! Then add some fruit, veggies, and a treat (if you want) and they are good to go! I usually add some type of yogurt in there too. Try THESE COLD PACKS to stick in their lunch box to keep them cold. Here are some ideas for combinations you could try below!
  • pretzels, sliced string cheese, rolled up slice of ham, Apple slices, Gogurt, cookies.
  • Wheat thins, Sliced cheddar cheese, slice of turkey rolled up, grapes, gogurt, fruit snacks.
  • Fishie crackers, beef jerky, string cheese, orange, yogurt, granola bar in THIS CONTAINER.
    You really could come up with numerous varieties depending on what your child prefers!

3. Cold pizza
4. Mac n' cheese- consider THESE CONTAINERS to keep it warm.
5. Soup and crackers- There are some great containers for this! Try something like THIS. And here are some ideas for some kid friendly soups and sides.
  • Chili and fritos
  • chicken noodle soup, and soda crackers
  • Tomato soup, grilled cheese or oyster crackers
6. Any sandwich variety, BUT roll it in a tortilla and slice it like sushi! THESE CONTAINERS are awesome for this!
7. Chicken nuggets- stored in THESE CONTAINERS, add a fruit or veggie, and you're good!
8. Quesadillas- you could do these with cheese, and then with or without meat in them! Send them in the keep-warm containers!
9. leftovers, warmed up and packed in the keep warm containers.
10. fruit and yogurt parfait- Using THIS or THIS, pack your yogurt, fruit, granola, etc.
11. Bagel or flat bread pizza- plain bagel/flat bread, pizza sauce, shredded cheese, and mini pepperonis. 
12. Hummus wrap!

The side dishes are ENDLESS, but here are some to get you started! Any type of fruit or veggie, cheese stick, crackers, granola bar, frozen fruit (Someone said they freeze fresh fruit to put in a lunch box and it's mostly thawed by the time lunch rolls around!), fig bar, nuts, seeds, fried rice, yogurt, chips, dried fruit.

There you go! And like I said before, I will definitely be adding to this list for all of our benefits as I brainstorm more ideas! If you have more ideas, feel free to comment below and I will add them to the list!

Happy packing!
xoxo, Sharee 

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Stay fit during quarantine!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

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Life is a little less crazy right now than normal right? Corona virus has us all staying home as much as possible which means we are all less active right?? This doesn't have to be the case! Do you know that I have worked out from home for the majority of my adult life?? I recently joined the gym, and then my car broke down on the way home, and now COVID! hahaha!

Needless to say, I have had to get creative with my workouts and now i get to share some of them with you! I can't share them all because some are not free to the public, ie workouts I receive from friends/trainers, but I will share all of them that I can!

First and foremost, all of these that I am sharing are 100% free to the public! Some are YouTube workouts, some are websites, some are just plain things you can do around the house!

So here we go! My 3 go-to at-home workouts!

1. High Fitness- This is a HIIT workout that combines aerobics with toning and is just plain FUN! Each instructor offers modifications you can do if you're not quite ready for burpees, deep squats, etc. There are currently 3 ways you can get High at home...

  • YouTube- if you're not ready to join a class, but you want to try it, there are 2 High Fitness playlists you can choose from by clicking HERE.
  • High Fitness Live classes- This is not like ZOOM classes where you have to option of having your camera on. This is just the owners and other instructors streaming LIVE classes with new songs and lots of energy!
  • ZOOM classes- This gets more tricky to link to specific instructors that are in your area but I can tell you how to get to one of my favorite instructor's class (click the link in her bio), OR you can head over to the High Fitness INSTAGRAM and find an instructor in your area on THIS POST 
  • 2. Good ol' weight training! If you really want to tone up then do some weight training... Grab whatever you have on hand- weights, milk jugs, small children, toilet paper. You get the idea. Then do a combination of workouts! I will link my PINTEREST BOARD that has some good combinations for you to try out.

3. The last thing that is my go-to when we are stuck at home is just getting outside! Go for a walk, run, bike ride! This can be especially helpful if you have kids at home too.. they are definitely going to have the wiggles and will like getting out and moving as much as you will.

Lastly, I want to list a few that others have shared with me but I haven't tried yet. 
As I find others I will add them to the list, so feel free to comment here or send me a message on INSTAGRAM to let me know about other workouts you love! 

Also, just a little plug for my FAVE workout clothes because everyone works out better and more often when you have cute workout clothes. Haha! Click HERE for my favorites!

Happy haha!

xo, Sharee
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30+ Creative things to do with your kids!

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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WOW!!! Everything is closing... Like everything... We are all encouraged to.... stay home... as much as possible... And when you have kids... that can be soooo hard! Stir crazy much?! Well, to help give everyone something to break up the monotony each day, my son and I came up with 30 fun things to do over the next month! I will be explaining the activities each day we will be doing them on INSTAGRAM, and if you're doing them too, I would LOVE for you to tag me so I can see too!

 So here goes...

1. Pillow hop obstacle course- place pillows on the ground and hope from pillow to pillow without touching the floor.
2. Build forts
3. Treasure hunt for your afternoon snack, I'll give ideas where to hide that day.
4. Legothon! Build something fun! Doesn't have to be with legos, can be with blocks, rocks, etc!
5. Make Homemade bookmarks
6. Paint something
7. Origami
8. Go on a hike
9. What's in the box?? Put holes in a box big enough for your hands/arms to fit. Take turns putting things in the box and guessing what is inside.
10. Write a story
11. Facetime relatives
12. Dance battle
13. Put on a play
14. Prank each other
15. Movie Theater- at home
16. Fashion Show
17. Make up secret handshakes
18. Game tournament
19. Service star- take turns doing nice things for each other and leave a star behind, then it's that person's turn to do something nice
20. Chicken races- take old t-shirts and put arms and legs through the arm holes and race around
21. Make puppets with paper plates or bags and do a puppet show
22. Write a song!
23. Find a craft to do with supplies you have on hand
24. Scavenger Hunt- walk around your home/neighborhood and find all the things on the list, that I will provide!
25. Make homemade bubbles
26. Don't let the balloon drop
27. Fill in the Madlib
28. Milk Jug HORSE- take turns tossing a ball into an empty milk jug and play HORSE
29. Paper airplane tournament- Whose will go the farthest??
30. See who can come up with the wackiest outfit

BONUS activities: Sidewalk chalk, make a stain glass window with colored tissue paper or regular paper, Trace hands/feet/body and color them, red light/green light, Simon says, Telephone, indoor picnic, sardines, mosaic art.

Get your friends to do it with you and send pictures, or Marco Polo, or FaceTime! And I want to see too! So make sure you tag me on Instagram (@themomhack) so I can see too!

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What to get the Hubs for Easter....

Monday, March 16, 2020

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Court is literally the MOST thoughtful guy I know... I mean, it's never been said that we have to do things for each other on holidays like Valentine's Day or Easter... BUT let's just say that for Valentine's Day this year, he blew it out of the park and I showed up with a jar of Reese's Hearts, minus the Jar.

ANYWAY, as soon as that happened, I started thinking about Easter for my man.. getting stuff for kids is SO easy, right? Jammies, bubbles and you're good! But for the husband?? And right now, the great COVID-19 craziness.... YIKES.

Anyway, I came up with a list of 50 things you can get your man! Lots off Amazon - yes there are affiliate links, use them if you want, or not! Up to you. The ideas are FREE. But you can click HERE for my AMAZON STORE FRONT Easter basket ideas for Dad! I didn't link everything on the list cuz your guy will have different tastes than mine but there is a price range for all budgets!

1. BBQ grill cover
2. Grill tongs, and flipper
3. Grilling Apron
4. Skewers for meat
5. Gift Card- for eating out (after COVID-19 goes away), or a sporting good store
6. Book
7. Swim suit
8. Sandals
9. Hammer
10. Tool list is basically endless
11. Shoes
12. New pants
13. New shirt
14. Car Washing Kit
15. Game to play with kids, maybe croquet, or badminton
16. Sports Ball
17. Tool box
18. Portable grill
19. Watch
20. Wallet
21. Belt
22. Tie
23. Shower radio
24. Water bottle
25. New socks
26. Sunglasses
27. Beard trimming kit
28. Noise cancelling headphones
29. GPS unit
30. Fishing pole

1. His favorite candy
2. Trailmix
3. Nuts
4. Reese's anything
5. Beef Jerky
6. Sunflower seeds
7. Favorite drink
8. Gum
9. Mints
10. Oreos
11. Pretzels
12. Coupon for his favorite dinner, make it that week for date night
13. Gummy bears/worms/etc
14. Swedicsh Fish
15. Peeps
16. Cute Candygram
17. Popcorn
18. Beef sticks
19. Pringle can
20. Easter Candy

K there you go! Happy shopping! Stay healthy!

xoxo, Sharee
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Mom's March Madness!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

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Who's ready for a little March Madness??? But Mom style!! Yessss!!! Our houses are going to be SO CLEAN! Well, at least until our kids and husbands wake up each day... Haha! At least it will FEEL cleaner, right?! Woot!

Momma looooves a clean house!

Here is the Calendar! You can check back here each day for the tasks, OR you can take a minute right now and add it all to your calendar!

Here are a few tips for staying successful 
and getting it done each day!

  • Make it happen at a time that is MOST convenient for you. I like to get cleaning done first thing in the morning, but that doesn't always work for everyone.
  • Reward yourself each day for completing a task! You know.. maybe grab that yummy package of Oreos and give yourself a couple each day after you're done.
  • Post to your stories and tag me (@themomhack) so I can share and we can cheer each other on!
  • Get your friend's to do it too! Having a buddy is ALWAYS a good idea!
  • Check my stories each day for tips specific to the area we are working on that day.

I'm excited to be collaborating with Kate over at @everyhome_organizer during parts of this project! She is a pro organizer and declutterer! She will also be sharing tips in her stories so make sure you check in with her too!

Ok, now for the fun stuff!! I will be doing giveaways for those participating.

Here are the details...

GIVEAWAY!! I will be doing weekly giveaways for those participating, as well as a $50 giveaway at the end of the month! So not only do you get a nice, clean decluttered house, but you also get a chance to get a little extra cash and prizes! Here's how you enter... Follow me on Instagram (@themomhack), "Like" my March posts, Participate in Mom's March Madness (the more you participate, the more entries), and share on instagram that you are doing it!

NOTE: if you are a private account, consider going public for the month so I see your shares, OR screenshot your story after it's hbeen up for the day I can mark your entry!
It is going to feel SO GOOD when our houses are all declutted at the end of the month and I can't wait to see all your shares and do this together!!

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30 Free or Inexpensive Date Nights!!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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DATE NIGHT. The best night of the week, amiright?! But paying for a sitter, and then going and paying for dinner/movie/game can add up SUPER fast... Not sure about you but we don't have that kind of money to spend each week.... So I compiled some of our free and inexpensive dates here so we all can go on more dates without breaking the bank! So let's go!

One-on-one dates!
  • go for a walk
  • Redbox/Netflix and pizza
  • picnic at a park
  • feed the ducks 
  • take a scenic drive
  • a less expensive dinner out
  • window shop
  • play board games
  • look at family photos
  • go stargazing
  • go out for dessert
  • take a workout class together 
  • tackle a DIY project together 
  • go on a hike
  • drive to the beach, or the mountains and spend the day (pack food from home)
  • cook dinner together at home
  • pick wildflowers together
  • geocaching
  • go to open houses and imagine life in that house
  • go to a flea market

Group dates
  • game night
  • play a sport
  • escape room
  • BBQ party, potluck style 
  • thrift store blitz (see who can come up with the wackiest outfit with a set budget)
  • scavenger hunt
  • Dance Party
  • Baking contest
  • Capture the flag or other outdoor games
  • Talent share night, have a friend teach everyone a new skill.

Note: a lot of the group dates could be One-on-One dates too and vice versa! Comment below any inexpensive or free dates you have been on and I will add them to the list!

Happy dating!

xo, Sharee

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