Christmas Book Cou..

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 […]

Elf on the Shelf i..

Elf on the Shelf in a Jar of Marshmallows Has your Elf on the Shelf arrived yet? Ours has! His name is Gilverd (named by the kids, of course!). Today I’m sharing one of my new Elf on the Shelf ideas that I’m going to do tomorrow. Our elf has been naughty and got into […]

Elf on the Shelf w..

Elf on the Shelf with a Magnifying Glass Has your Elf on the Shelf arrived yet? Ours has! His name is Gilverd (snazzy, right?). Today I’m sharing one of my new Elf on the Shelf ideas that I’m going to do tonight. This Elf on the Shelf with a Magnifying glass is always watching! This […]

Candy Train

Candy Train Happy holidays! The other day we made a candy sleigh and we had SO much fun that we decided to make a candy train to go with it! Just like the candy sleigh, you can mix and match candy choices, get creative, or make it exactly like I have in the pictures. You […]

Easy ValentineR..

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we will all be frolicking in conversation heart filled days soon! If you’re looking for an easy Valentine’s Day ideas, you will love what you find here! I’ve collected some of my favorite recipes, crafts, and gifts to make. Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day! Last updated: January 9, […]

Twinkie Heart Cake..

Twinkie Heart Cakes Happy almost Valentine’s Day! If you follow us on Facebook (here) then you probably saw us tease about these adorable DIY Twinkie Heart Cakes! They are so fun to make and even more fun to eat. Best of all, they are so cute and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Last updated: November 25, 2017 This post […]

Valentine’s ..

Valentine’s Day Pizza Braid Valentine’s Day is just a few days away and we are TOTALLY ready! We have our class Valentine’s made, our classroom party supplies ready, and our front door is adorned with a little love (as you might have seen here on Instagram). It was only natural for us to make a […]

Smell Hacks

Got a stinky room in your house? Try one of these genius DIY smell hacks to banish those gross smells. Whether your cooking smells have lingered or you have company coming over and you’d like to achieve that Pottery Barn scent before you open your door to them, these tips have us all covered.  Last updated: […]

The Best Valentine..

Prove you’re truly in love by making the most impressive Valentine’s Day desserts of all time! Today we have gathered THE BEST Valentine’s Day desserts. From chocolate to strawberries, there is something here for every Valentine in your life. Click the back and forward buttons below to see each idea. Click the individual pictures for the […]

Santa Footprints

Santa Footprints It’s aaalllllmost Christmas, which means that the final details for the big fun day (and evening before) are getting taken care of. Have you ever made Santa Footprints before? If you haven’t, you still have time! You probably already have everything you need for the last minute Christmas idea and it is SO worth doing because […]

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 […]

Washcloth Reindeer

Washcloth Reindeer You will love this adorable DIY washcloth reindeer Christmas craft and it makes the perfect homemade Christmas gift idea. I love that it’s easy enough for kids to make and cute enough to give anybody on your Christmas list! Plus, it smells so good… When this time of year comes around, I love getting […]

Lantern Snow Globe

How to Make a Lantern Snow Globe Sponsored by The Star In Theaters November 17, 2017 Today I’m going to show you how we made a snowy, glowing, and beautiful Christmas decoration inside of a lantern showcasing a beautiful nativity inspired scene!  The holiday season is officially here and it’s our most favorite time of […]

Smart House Organi..

With back to school season approaching and the holiday season quickly kicking into gear just after, now is the time to organize our homes! From our garage to our kitchen. From the school work areas to the bedrooms. Check out these smart home organization ideas for getting ready for another year of business! We might not […]

Ornament filled wi..

Ornament filled with Hot Chocolate Mix hot cocoa in a large plastic ornament then add mini marshmallows on top for a quick and easy DIY Christmas gift. This ornament filled with hot chocolate is fun to make, but even more fun to receive! Isn’t it so festive and pretty? I can’t wait to show you […]

Chocolate Candy Ca..

Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer Happy almost Christmas! With peppermint in the air, jingle bells all around, and gingerbread houses being built on every corner, we’re excited to celebrate the holiday season! Today we are sharing a fun treat with you. These Chocolate Candy Cane Reindeer are adorable and easy to assemble. Made with dark chocolate, candy eyes, and […]

Snow Globe Gum Bal..

Snow Globe Gum Ball Machine Make a wonderful glittery candy scene built with terra cotta clay pots and small candy ornaments! This snow globe gum ball machine is fun to make with kids and decorate your home for the holidays. Making fun and unique DIY snow globes during the winter is something we love to […]

Freezer and Crock ..

One thing my mother taught me was to prepare your freezer meals on a Sunday to leave you time during the week to spend quality moments with your family. Freezer crock pot recipes are easy and quick make-ahead meal ideas. Just dump and go! We’ve gathered THE BEST LIST of crockpot freezer meal ideas that everyone […]