Ohio State Star Wars Stormtrooper

My husband is a very loyal, die-hard Ohio State Buckeyes football fan. So much so that I made him a mini Ohio State Buckeyes Christmas tree last year. For another I love you present last year, I made him this Star Wars O-H-I-O sign to hang up in his home office. This sign is one of the few things I like about his home office. It is such an I.T. man cave. The first time my dad ever walked into that room, he shouted, “You could control NASA from in here!” I don’t like going in there, I am always afraid of breaking something.…

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Minecraft Story Cubes

I honestly wish I would have thought of this idea when my son was much younger and was really into creative writing and story telling. We probably would have spent hours everyday making up stories. But, as a just turned 14-year-old, he LOVES Minecraft, but isn’t into story telling another. However, he is responsible for coming up with all the themes on the story cubes. I learned A LOT while we were making these. The story cubes will provide hours of entertainment for any Minecraft fan. You can incorporate them into your language arts curriculum and see creative writing and…

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2015 in Review: Top 10 Most Popular Posts

It is always fun to look back through my stats to see what posts have been the most popular. Statistics really tell a blogger a lot about their beloved readers. Seeing what posts have been loved, retweeted and pinned by you makes me love you even more. My tribe of nerdy, Doctor Who loving, book fanatic friends. Here are Milk and Cookie’s 10 most popular posts from 2015. How to Raise a Boy Who Loves to Read Getting boys interested in books can be quite a challenge and one of the top questions that I receive from readers and friends is,…

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Missing Socks

Does your dryer eat your socks? Mine does. Or there is a leprechaun who thinks hiding my socks is funny. It really makes no sense, and I am totally not exaggerating, but when I took that photo above, I had 4 additional socks in my drawer that did not have a match. I am quite an organized person, and while I do have a lot of pairs of socks, it honestly baffles me where they go. I only take off my socks in our bedroom. They go into one of the 3 hampers – darks, lights, and reds – or maybe sometimes on…

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Family Movie and BINGO with the Minions Movie

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsAtTarget #CollectiveBias I am a pretty quiet giggler and very few movies make me giggle to the point where any noise actually comes out. My family frequently asks me, “Don’t you think this is funny?” However the new Minions movie literally had me laughing out loud so much that I snorted a few times. Those little minions are such a hoot, especially Bob, with his little teddy bear Tim. To celebrate the release of the movie on DVD, Target has an exclusive movie deal for…

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Christmas Countdown Ideas: Nativity Story

Nativity Story Countdown There are so many ways you can incorporate this countdown idea into your family. Basically you just need a nativity set, wrapping paper, and some form of printable (see below.) You can find nativity scenes on sale this time of year, and craft stores like Hobby Lobby and Michael’s often provide “40% off one item” coupons in their ads or on their websites. I was able to purchase this adorable 10-figure nativity set for only $5 at Hobby Lobby! What you will do is wrap each figure individually and place a number on it. The numbers correspond…

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