Our Boxtroll for the #BuildABoxtrollSweeps


I've told you twice about The Boxtroll sweepstakes going on right now. Now I reveal The Boxtroll my family made! We got together an old box, brown paper, a tin can, tape, glue and crayons. Our Boxtroll is pretty self explanatory with a covered box and a can for a head. My kids had fun designing our Boxtroll's face and gluing it on the can. We had a fun night full of laughs building this little guy who we have named Handy. If you want to gather your family together and build a Boxtroll you … [Read more...]

PS4 Giveaway


Do you LOVE video games? Do you game with your family? Do you want the latest and greatest in video games? Welcome to our Gamer Giveaway!! This event is hosted by Dixieland Mom Product & Travel Reviews and Co-Hosted by Giveaway Bandit.  Our sponsor for this event is Our World Travel. This event it open to residents of the US and Canada, void where prohibited by law.  This event will begin September 1st at 11:59 pm and end on September 21st at 11:59 pm. All times are Eastern Standard Time. … [Read more...]

Gamer Event FB Page

Please follow the Facebook Pages below then return to the main event page and take your extra 25 entries. Entry-Form … [Read more...]

Back to School Tips from Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day


Most of us are already in school, but some of you are going back after Labor Day. Here are some tips to get your year off right! On another note, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day is in theaters October 10! Check out updates on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyAlexander. To remind you of how cute and funny this film is going to be (it has Steve Carell, DUH!) here is the trailer: … [Read more...]

Strawberries & Cream Crepes


Crepes are delicious for breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert! My whole family loves crepes and we have had some fun lately experimenting with different flavors! Get ready because I'm very excited to share our favorite sweet crepe recipes with you! Strawberries & Cream Crepes Ingredients: 8 eggs 2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. vanilla milk to make batter thin (about 1 cup, added in 1/4 cup increments) sliced strawberries whipped cream or cool … [Read more...]

Get Crafting at a Discount with Blitsy


This post brought to you by Blitsy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Making of a Mom. I love to make crafts. Notice I didn't say I am necessarily good at it, but I like doing it. It is therapeutic to me. I prefer having someone else's work to copy because I lack the confidence to just strike out and do it on my own. When I have done that I have come back with weird crafts not quite suitable to display. Since I love to craft, but maybe waste some of my supplies it's … [Read more...]

New Exhibit at the Museum at Prairiefire + Ticket Giveaway

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MY family love exploring local communities and enjoying the fun things they have to offer. Overland Park is one of our favorite places for many reasons, including the new Prairiefire entertainment district. Here you are greeted with restaurants, gelato, a toy store, apartments, a movie theater and the Museum at Prairiefire. The Museum of Prairiefire is excited to announce its new exhibit Mythic Creatures.   Mythic Creaturestraces the natural and cultural roots of some of the … [Read more...]

Building Our Boxtroll for the #BuildABoxtrollSweeps


Remember earlier when I told you about the fun #BuildABoxtrollSweeps? Well my family decided to take the challenge and build a Boxtroll. These are the supplies we gathered to get our troll off the ground. You can just look around your house for things you have on hand to build your own Boxtroll.   We got the kids together and asked what the Boxtroll should look like. My daughter wanted to come up with his face. She drew it and colored it and was in charge of putting it together. … [Read more...]

Facebook Flash $10 Starbucks Gift Card WINNER

Thank you to everyone who participated in the $10 Starbuck gift card Facebook flash giveaway! The winner was drawn on woo box.com and the winner is:   Angelica Cassandra Dimeo   You have 24 hours to claim your prize! Please message me on Facebook, or email me at makingofamom@gmail.com   Thanks again! … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot® Cuisine provides ingredients for a full life


#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between my blog and Crock-Pot® Cuisine. This could include Crock-Pot® Cuisine providing me with content, product, access or other forms of payment.     Life is busy! With school, piano lessons, church activities, play dates, trying out different sports and activities to see if we want to begin other classes, life is busy! I was so happy when Crock-Pot® slow cooker approached me to work with them to spread the word about how … [Read more...]

R.L. Stein’s Mostly Ghostly: Have you Met my Ghoulfriend? + Giveaway


Back in the 90's (yes I mean the 1990's... that dates me!) R.L. Stein's Goosebump series was very popular. The books were everywhere and there was a corresponding TV series. I watched them every once in a while and thought they were fun. I didn't like scary things, but these weren't that scary so I was able to watch. Fast forward several decades to me getting an email for R.L Stein's Mostly Ghostly: Have you met my GhoulFriend? I laughed as I remembered the "old days" and decided to help promote … [Read more...]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day Activities

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Are you getting excited to see Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? It's coming to theaters October 10th, so not too much longer to wait now! In the meantime, have fun with the Cooper's with these activity sheets and a yummy recipe! {Click on the picture for the full size PDF for clear printing!}               Here is the trailer in case you haven't seen it yet: Like ALEXANDER on … [Read more...]

Toy Story of Terror

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  My kids LOVE all the Toy Story movies so when I was asked if I would be interested in viewing Toy Story of Terror and sharing it with my audience, I said a big YES! This cute movie features the short film Toy Story of Terror as well as 3 other fun favorites. About Toy Story of Terror: What starts out as a fun road trip for the Toy Story gang takes an unexpected turn for the worse when the trip detours to a roadside motel. After one of the toys goes missing, the others find … [Read more...]

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

Boogie Wipes Giveaway

Back 2 School with Boogie Wipes Giveaway   This yer as you head back to school be sure to give Boogie Wipes to your child's teacher. I know it probably isn't on the list, but Boogie Wipes are a saline wipes that dissolves mucus caused by common colds, allergies, and of course anything else that makes a Boogie filled nose! Sounds important, right? Boogie Wipes are extra soft and come in a variety of scents.  Our personal favorite is the Great Grape, but they also have Fresh Scent, … [Read more...]

First Look at Marvel’s Ant Man

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My husband is a HUGE Marvel fan so the other day when I received this photo and little bit of information about Ant Man he was tripping all over himself to get to the computer screen to see this. All the while I'm quietly (or maybe not so quietly) thinking why did they make a super hero called Ant Man? What heroic qualities do ants have? I guess I have a lot to learn! lol For everyone interested in the details here is the press release featuring actors, locations and such: MARVEL STUDIOS … [Read more...]