Earth Day Kids Activity: Earth Suncatcher

I love how the sun shines through the turquoise and green earth on this Suncatcher Earth day craft. Isn’t it a beautiful thing that we celebrate the Earth and all ...

Summer Vacation Countdown: Family Dinner & Activity

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Zucchini Pizza Bites (How to Avoid Soggy Pepperoni Bites)

  These Zuchinni Pizza Bites or I’ve also heard them called Pepperoni bites are aaaahmazing.  It’s my new favorite go to lunch snack!  It’s fast, delicious and healthy!  I’ve been trying to ...

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Recycled Items Scavenger Hunt Printable

I don’t know about your kids but our children love a good treasure hunt.  Well, here’s a fun way you and your family can make a difference in your community. The message you’ll be sending to them is they can love the world they’re in and it doesn’t have to be a chore. Pick a […]

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Spring Cookie Balls: Easter Chicks

My name is Mari and I’m obsessed with Easter chicks.  Ahhh, I feel much better.  Seriously, I love little Easter chickies. They are absolutely adorable. One year I had an Easter Chicks theme party for our second born whose birthday happen to fall on Easter. So, cake balls are yummy but these cookie balls were amazing and easier to […]

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Robin’s Egg Nest Treats

I pretty much follow the recipe for scotcharoos but don’t use butterscotch morsels and use chocolate rice krispies for a “nest look”. Robin’s Egg Nest Treats 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup sugar 1 cup peanut butter 6 cups Cocoa Rice Krispies Robin Eggs or Jelly Beans Chocolate for melting Place corn syrup and […]

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Egg Science Experiments and Floating Egg Trick

One of my boys is really into magic right now. He came home with a fun floating egg science experiment that he’d learned at school.  And since I’m a sucker for science experiments and my husband was a science teacher we were quite excited that he was into his science lesson or magic trick (from […]

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Easy Vanilla Chai Latte

It’s still cold here. Winter has felt like an eternity even though spring is officially here.  Today I was so cold, I was tempted to walk around with a scarf on in my house.  We don’t have central heat and air so to warm up I either: exercise, bake or build a fire.  I didn’t […]

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Easter Advent Countdown for Kids

Today is the perfect day for us to begin our Easter Advent countdown, on Palm Sunday!  This is a sweet time for our family as we take time each day and remember how much God loves us! But if for some reason you’re getting started late, don’t fret because guess what, it doesn’t matter. Because my […]

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Easter Basket Gift Idea: Dad’s Easter Stache

Honestly, I had not thought about giving the hubby an Easter basket until now but seriously why not give dad (or grandpa) an Easter basket?  It’s like a Christmas stocking but in a pastel colored basket on Easter morning!  So after pondering this idea, I thought mi papi would’ve loved a manly Easter basket jam packed with […]

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Spring Activities for Toddlers

1. Paper Plate Chick Craft from Sassy Dealz 2. Easter Basket Sponge Painting from Buggy and Buddy 3. Rockin Peeps from Crafty Journal 4. Bunny Hop ABC Game from Fantastic Fun & Learning 5. Find the Chickie -Number Recognition Game by Little Bins for Little Hands 6. Easter Math Sensory Bin for Kids by Tutus and […]

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Easy Carrot Cake Waffles Recipe

Carrot cake takes me back to my childhood.  There was a time when I was a little girl, I couldn’t wait for Sunday because it meant my father would bring home from work a wonderfully amazing carrot cake.  It seemed like he did that for months on end around spring but it was probably like a couple […]

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Lego Party: Ninjago Theme

I should be embarrassed that I’m just getting this Lego Party posted, it’s from my son’s 8th birthday party. That was two years ago.  I think down deep inside I didn’t want to post it because the pictures were not so great and it wasn’t my most camera friendly party for lots of reasons.  It […]

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I Bet You Didn’t Know Duct Tape Could Fix… Oh You’re Going to Laugh

  I debated on what to title this post.  Should I go with “You know you’re a missionary when….”  or You Know You’re an Expat when… or You know you’re ghetto when… So I went with a more general title and I’ll let you be the judge on which “You know when…” would best fit.  Seriously, […]

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Spring Craft for Kids: Bunny Cups

I don’t know what I would if spring didn’t exist.  I love how it reminds me of all things beautiful: the soft colors. the budding flowers. the warm sun thawing us out after the long winter. Well, these bunny cups are in celebration of spring.  Aren’t they adorable! Spring Craft for Kids: Bunny Cups plastic […]

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Fun & Healthy Snacks: Ladybugs

A couple of years ago, I had a ladybug Valentine’s Day party for our BOYS, yup ladybugs don’t have to only be associated with just girls. They loved it and it didn’t really seem to matter to them that it was ladybugs. They even got their craft on at the party and made some fun […]

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DIY Baskets From a Cereal Box

Originally I made these baskets for our guest bathroom which is right next to our front door and it gets used a lot by little boys who are still learning to aim in the toilet.  On top of that the guest bathroom is a dreadful country blue, help! Needless to say, our guest bathroom needed a little […]

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Easy Spring Craft for Kids

Have I told you how much I love contact paper?  I do! It’s such a great item to have in your craft bin or I could say “craft room” but then I would be insinuating that I have one and I don’t.  I wish I did, and even though I love all things crafts, I […]

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Family Fun: Wacky Family Dinner

I had so much fun putting together our Wacky Family Dinner today. As you may know, today is April Fools Day.  I have always been a little prankster, I could sit down for hours with you and share all of my fun prankster stories from college.  But once I became mom that side of me […]

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Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce Recipe {NO Peeling Required}

Applesauce can be pricey at least in our neck of the woods so as the saying goes “necessity is the mother of invention” I got to making my own.   In my world though this would probably fit better “necessity is the mother of homemade connoctions.” Applesauce is super easy to make whether you’re making it over the stovetop […]

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Easter Activity: You’ve Been Egged Activity {Option for Long Distant Relatives}

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. Holidays can be hard when you live faraway from extended family.  Easter is one of those special holidays that I wish my kids could enjoy our traditions together like: Running […]

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