Cozy Valentine’s Day

Cozy Valentine’s Day We’ve been doing a lot of traveling lately and this year we are looking forward to a cozy Valentine’s Day. We’re not going out, we’re not buying big gifts, we’re going to enjoy our home and maybe watch a movie with hot chocolate. Even though we live in Orange County California, the […]

Heart Marshmallow in Hot Chocolate

Heart Marshmallow in Hot Chocolate Whew! What a busy few months it’s been. I sure am happy to feel calm again. It’s been one of those “just sit down and enjoy a heart marshmallow in hot chocolate” kind of afternoon for the kids and I. While we listened to the rain we talked about our […]

Snowman Place Setting

Snowman Place Setting Now that December is here, we can’t wait to share this idea with you! If you love to set your table in a special way for the holidays, you will love this DIY Snowman place setting. If you have a special “kids table” at your house for get togethers, then the kids […]

Christmas Book Countdown

Christmas Book Countdown It’s already December and Christmas is in the air! We’ve got our Christmas tree up, our lights are shining outside, and our stockings are hung waiting for St. Nick to visit us in a few weeks. Today I’m going to share a new tradition we started with the kids here at Smart […]

A Day of Play

This is a sponsored post by IKEA. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Smart School House. Our Day of Play What a few weeks we have had! The start of the school year was a great success, but we quickly became wrapped up in our busy schedule and found ourselves bumping into […]

Vaporizing Shower Cubes

  DIY Vaporizing Shower Cubes Feeling stuffy? Feeling a little cold coming on? Or do you just feel like a little pampering? You’re going to LOVE these easy homemade vaporizing shower cubes. They are very gentle, yet the vapors help soothe a cold and cough. I happen to love using them just because it’s crisp […]

Penny Challenge

Penny Challenge Looking for something fun to do with your kids? Consider starting a penny challenge! Even if it’s not January 1st, you can still start. Begin any day of the year, collect pennies, and after 365 days you will have saved almost $700! I made a cute little label that you can print and put […]

Things for Kids to do on a Caribbean Cruise

Things for Kids to do on a Caribbean Cruise Taking a cruise is a great family vacation because of all the great things to see and do! We recently visited the Caribbean on the Regal Princess and had the time of our lives! We played, explored, relaxed, and even got a little exercising in. Here […]

10 Must Know Tips for the Best Caribbean Cruise

10 Must-Know Tips for the Best Caribbean Cruise Planning the perfect vacation is fun and exciting! The desire to make everything perfect can also make the process challenging. Today we’re talking about planning a cruise: Not just any cruise though: The BEST Caribbean Cruise! Picture turquoise waters, white sand, tropical fish, blue skies, and lots of activities & […]

The Best Homemade Shower Cleaner

The Best Homemade Shower Cleaner Homemade shower cleaners are a great way to replace pricey and chemical filled shower cleaners from the store. Try the best 2 ingredient homemade shower cleaner on tough soap scum or for daily shower cleaning. IT WORKS! Homemade cleaners are my favorite! With just two ingredients this shower cleaner will […]

Pine Sol Fly Spray

Pine Sol Fly Spray Do you have pesky flies all over lately? It’s that time of year and the flies can be more annoying than ever. Today I’m going to teach you how to make Pine Sol Fly Spray to help keep those flies away! Chances are, you probably already have everything you will need […]

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Flower Pomanders Made with Wiffle Balls

Flower Pomanders Made with Wiffle Balls Making flower pomanders with wiffle balls is something I’ve done several times in the past few years. They can be hung, placed on a stand, put in a centerpiece, or even used with a handle for a wedding bouquet. Did you know they’re also called flower “kissing balls”… isn’t that a […]

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Glowing Watering Can with Fairy Lights

      Glowing Watering Can with Fairy Lights Welcome to Smart School House! Today I have a beautiful outdoor DIY to share with you. This glowing watering can with fairy lights is so beautiful and SO easy to make! Pick a special spot in your garden or yard (maybe even your fairy garden) where […]

Cleaning Tips

Cleaning Tips These 3 Smart Cleaning Tips are THE BEST! I’m so happy to share these amazingly easy and smart ideas with you now that spring cleaning is in full swing! Have I mentioned that I love spring cleaning season? I love to open the windows, let the sun shine in, and feel the breeze blow […]

Smart School House Office

Smart School House Office Welcome to the NEW Smart School House Office! I’m so excited, honored, and proud to welcome you:) Smart School House started back in 2012. At the time, I was working at my small computer in our master bedroom. Throughout the years, my “office” space changed with our 5 relocations, making it […]

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden

Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden Ice Cream Cone Seedling Garden – start seeds in ice cream cones and then plant them when they’re ready. Perfectly biodegradable! There’s ONE little trick that makes this gardening tip work…

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Trash Bag Apron

Trash Bag Apron You know those days when kids art projects are really messy, paint & craft supplies are getting all over the place, and you’re trying to keep yourself clean? Yeah, today was one of those days for us. That’s why I’ve decided to share this smart little trash bag hack with you: a DIY […]

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Disney Ding Dong Donuts

Disney Ding Dong Donuts Aloha from Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii! We have been having the best time! We can’t get enough of the lazy river, water slides, and beach. Even though it’s December, it’s hot out and we’re feeling happy and tan! Today we’re sharing a fun and cute Mickey Mouse dessert treat with you. Disney […]

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