Maria Long

Stay at home mom with 3 young children who enjoys dabbling with cooking, crafting,

entertaining and gardening.  Nothing fancy and many with things close to home! Also share family and pet friendly products that make life simple.

Kid friendly recipes ideas using baking cups

DIY Father's Day Gifts

www.stayingclosetohome.blogspot.comHand Print Plaques:  I never made a post about these as they are 5 years old but I just purchased wooden plagues from the craft store.  Painted them and then painted my children's hands and allowed them to stamp onto the wood....more

re-purpose a milk or OJ container into a planter for Earth Day

In theme with Earth Day today I thought I would share this fun activity that turns into a child's master piece that any teacher, grandmother etc will enjoy getting.  I just bought a six pack of flowers at Tom Leonard's for 1.79.  Talk about a great present that is inexpensive but very personal....more