Archive | August, 2012

Mud Hen Bars

 Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates What possibly could be any better than a dessert filled with melted chocolate chips, fluffy marshmallows and pecans?   These decadent Mud Hen Bars are chock-full of all this deliciousness!  They start with a soft sugar cookie crust and end with a chewy brown sugar meringue that set these bars above the rest.  Perhaps it’s the kid in me, but […]

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Simple Birthday Celebrations and Traditions

I like “Big Parties” and I can not lie! I realize that some kids are introverted, and the thought of being the center of attention, and having lots of kids around them is not in any shape or form considered fun. Also, add to that the cost and time in throwing a party, it can get expensive. My […]

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Fabric Flower Belt

Contributing Writer: Laurel MacDougall I love belts!  I love that they can make jeans and a t-shirt into an outfit.  I love that they give my postpartum body and little shape.  I love that they can show a little personality.  This month, I am making a fabric flower belt.  I love the pop of color this […]

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Yogurt Bites (no freeze)

These little bites are great for a party, a snack or a school lunch treat. We shared a similar recipe, Frozen Yogurt Bites, back in our Summer Issue but I love these even more because they don’t have to be frozen. My kids absolutely love these snacks and they enjoy making them with me. Yogurt Bites […]

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Best of Back to School: Recipes, Crafts & Tips

Best of Back to school: Recipes, Crafts, home decor & tips Through out the Fall Season we will be featuring different themes within our Celebrating Fall Issue! Stop and check out our back to school crafts, recipes and more… Grab a cup of Cafe con leche and enjoy our amazing contributors creations! If you are new […]

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Unfailing Love

Contributing Artist: Kathleen Ang-Dalseno Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens,      your faithfulness to the skies. 6 Your righteousness is like the highest mountains,      your justice like the great deep.      You, Lord, preserve both people and animals. 7 How priceless is your unfailing love, O God!      People take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast […]

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10 Sandwich-Less Lunch Ideas

As promised here is our great list of Sandwich-less Lunch Ideas.  We have made all of the recipes below and they are yummy and most of them are easy. The ones that require some preparation, I serve it for dinner the night before and make enough to pack some in their lunch.  This list is going up […]

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Modest is Hottest: How to be Stylishly Modest

Modest is Hottest, and now with the fashion industry catching on to what the Quakers have been sharing with us for centuries, we don’t have to sacrifice fashion for modesty. I have a funny story to share about Quakers and modesty.  Back in one of my counseling classes in grad school there was a sweet lady who […]

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Fear Busting Strategies: New School or New Grade

Whether it’s starting at a new school or just a different grade, this can be stressful time for your child. My son is prone to feeling anxious about new surroundings and people so every year when he starts a new grade we have had to find ways to help ease the stress he feels. When he started preschool […]

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Taco Salad in a Bag

When I can’t get my act together in the morning, my go-to lunch for my boys is PB & J.  They love PB &J but I know that it gets old.  In the past years, I have even had subtle hints with lunch suggestions from my son like “I would really like that for lunch.”   This weekend I will be […]

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Practical Photo Tip: Night Shots

Use the Light Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann I am so glad you stopped by to join us in this series of Life Lessons from Photography School! Here are the other tips you may have missed: Lesson 1- A Few Changes Can Lead to Great Photos Lesson 2- DIY Reflector and Boucing Light Lesson 3- Waiting […]

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Brown Butter Caramel Apple Popovers

Contributing Writer: Heather Kinnaird at French Press Back to school reminds me of fall – even if it is 100 degrees. Fall reminds me of apples, and apples are best eaten with caramel. For more fabulous Fall recipes, breakfast on the go recipes, crafts, home decor…. stop by here! In an effort to get off on […]

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Dirt and Kids Go Together

One of the many things I wish I had embraced prior to having children is this FACT: Kids and Dirt go together. If anyone has told you different don’t believe them, they are delirious. If you are a mom to be, do this: write this FACT on your pregnant belly so that you don’t forget! […]

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Back to School Crayon Banner

This is a great banner to greet your kids with on the first day of school whether you’re a parent or a teacher you can use it at home, in the classroom or at a party. If you are new here stop by and check out our other Back to School and Fall crafts, recipes and […]

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Cranberry Apple Breakfast Parfait

In the Celebrating Fall Issue we shared “Breakfast on the Go Recipes” and this was one of them that I have truly enjoyed.  And since it’s pretty healthy I don’t feel guilty. In our house we are always having to eat breakfast on the go, mostly because we have slow eaters and my husband likes to be at […]

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Chocolate Apple Treats

 What teacher wouldn’t love some chocolate disguised as apples?  For that matter what teacher wouldn’t love random tokens of appreciation.  As the school year starts don’t forget to send that random thank you whether it’s in the form of a note, a chocolate bar or an email. I love how cute these turned out! For […]

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Caprese Bruschetta

Contributing Writer: Lyuba Brooke August in my favorite month of the year. Oddly enough, there is really only one reason I love August, it’s mine and my son’s birthday month. Other than that, I don’t like the summer months. (Mainly because its hot. ) August is also a month when most of our kids go […]

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No Bake School Bus Cookies

Upload a video of your kid jammin’ & learning with Touch Magic Rockin’ Guitar for a chance to win a $500 gift card. Visit www.touchmagic.leapfrog.com for detailed contest information and rules. #LFtouchmagic #spon School Bus Fun: Snack, Game Activity and Books ideas below! The Wheels on the bus go round and round….  I bet you have some […]

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