Summer Freebies For Kids

School is out already for Higgins and Bernardo only has a couple of weeks to go. It hit me this morning: "What am I going to do with two boys who are now used to having something to do everyday?!"...more

My 1st Pinewood Derby Race!

Ok, so I didn't race.Bernardo is in Cub Scouts this year and it is a new experience for everyone. I only had a sister growing up and while we were both were in Girl Scouts, we certainly didn't do a lot of the things the Cub/Boy Scouts do. I knew that eventually Bernardo was going to do the Pinewood Derby. I was a little apprehensive because I am not very handy with tools. I can hang a picture and help with crafty types of projects, but not with using tools to form a shape out of a block of wood. ...more

Homemade Valentine Ideas

We alternate between making Valentine's and using store bought ones. It really depends on how crafty and/or motivated I'm feeling. :) Below are some of my ideas for our homemade Valentines. (Links to directions are in color.)...more

Home Depot Birthday Party Time

Home Depot just gave me another reason to choose them over another big box hardware store. Not only do they have their free kids workshops (see my Freebies For Kids post), but they also do parties! While at one of the local stores, I saw a sign for a free birthday party. Who can go wrong with free!? I asked at the front desk to get more information....more

Turkey Mums

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Weekend Baking: Apple Cider Donuts Welcome Fall to the Kitchen

Despite having temperatures in the 90s last week, I wanted to celebrate the arrival of fall. Some of our trees have already lost their leaves and some are just starting to turn colors. I was in the mood to bake, so we tried making a new recipe.What goes better with fall than apple cider? Apple cider donuts! Image: Courtesy of Daily Messes ...more
Thank you! I hope you enjoy them :)more

Moist Chocolate Cookies

These are a delicious cake-like chocolate cookie. WARNING! These cookies can be addictive....more

A is for Awesome, Apple, and Alligator

A is for Awesome, Apple, and Alligator My mother-in-law is a retired teacher and has great ideas for helping kids learn. She gave me an idea for the blog based on what she used to do while teaching. The class would work on one letter at a time and have a food/snack that started with that letter and some crafts (like an alphabet coloring page, etc.) that had to do with the letter....more

Easter Egg Space Invaders

Easter Egg Space Invaders If you were around here last year, you may have noticed that we love to decorate Easter eggs. In fact, as soon as the stores start putting out Easter displays the boys want to know if it is time to make eggs yet....more

Valentine's Day BINGO

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a themed BINGO game!...more