Do Your Kids get Dumber During Summer too?


I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson–Dellosa. I reviewed the free content on their website to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Summer. The season, not my name. It’s my least favorite of the four seasons. I’m quite a huge fan of autumn (which I rarely call fall because that just sounds

Packable Picnic Party For the Beach


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SummerToGo #CollectiveBias The following content is intended for readers who are 21 or older. It’s no secret that I really didn’t like the beach until we moved here. Daytona? No thank you, I’m not 18 anymore. Myrtle Beach? No thank you, I am not interested in braving beach

Disney Baby No-Sew Baby Blanket

Disney Baby No Sew Baby Blanket

This increasingly fantastic, super easy, no-sew baby blanket tutorial has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MagicBabyMoments #CollectiveBias When life hands you babies, make baby-ade! Wait, that’s not how the saying goes. Let’s try that again. When life hands your friends babies, you make taggie blankets from Disney Baby receiving blankets! Yes, that sounds a lot better than baby-ade.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Pops


Strawberry season has come and gone in Florida, but for some reason, nothing quite dredges up the memories of summers past and true Americana than strawberry shortcake. Truly, what is summer without the soft, pillowy goodness of whipped cream accompanied by sweet strawberries and fluffy shortcake? It’s nothing, which is why you need these strawberry shortcake ice pops in your life. Given our dietary limitations

Bath Time Soak Rituals & an Invigorating Bath Salts Recipe

citrus lavender bath salts recipe #ZepSocialStars

Come join me in sharing how I use Zep PowerFoam Tub and Tile Cleaner to get our bathtub super clean so that I can wash the beach off when I get home, and lounge around in my invigorating citrus bath salts, as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #ZepSocialstars If you’re joining for the first time ever, you should know one thing about me, and

Cookies & Cream Ice Pops


Disclosure: Links provided in this post contain an affiliate link to Amazon. Any purchase you make from Amazon in the 24 hours following clicking this link will result in my making a small commission! Thanks for helping support The Dirty Floor Diaries! These cookies & cream ice pops are made with 5 ingredients and can be made gluten free if you buy the Glutino brand Chocolate

DIY Designer-Inspired Burlap Elevated Dog Bowl

DIY Designer burlap wrapped elevated dog bowl

In an effort to turn my dog’s elevated feeding station into a beautiful work of designer dog bowl art, I’ve worked with burlap and lots of glue on behalf of Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.  #1StopPetShop #CollectiveBias #YoureWelcome It’s no big secret that I love Target, but I do have a little secret to share with you. Kyle and I have been in the

The Summer of Ice Pops + Push Pops

Ice pops and push pops

I realize that there are thousands upon thousands of ice pop recipes out there, and even a few books on making ice pops. Truth be told, I’ve never seen an ice pop recipe, because I never had much of an interest in making them for my kids when I could get Fudge Pops for $4 a box at the grocery store. As I’ve morphed into a

Parent is spelled S-A-C-R-I-F-I-C-E

parenting advice, parenting quotes

It’s one of the last words you want to hear, and one that many people turn a deaf ear to. Sacrifice. Chew on it a minute. Roll it around on your tongue. How does it feel? “Don’t tell me to sacrifice my wants!” “If you have to sacrifice something on that diet, you’re on the wrong diet!” “You want me to do WHAT? You’ve got

Dreams Do Come True – How to Get Where You’re Going

It only takes one person. One person who believes in you. One person willing to invest in you. One person who likes your writing. One person who can see what you have to offer before you ever see it yourself. You can’t actively seek that person out, but what you can do is start working toward your dreams, because if you walk with integrity along