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My Souls Cry to Create: DIY Painted Mug

It’s interesting what my heart and soul gravitates to when I’m searching for something more. When I’m seeking rest. When I’m needing to process. When I’ve found peace, love and comfort and I’m needing to express it. I’m pulled towards my souls inner craving–no it’s not chocolate. Though some days you can find me curled […]

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Giant Bubbles Recipe

Simple summer fun at your finest–Bubbles! If you’re ever feeling like you’ve lost the magic in your life and your childlike wonder–just make bubbles.  Seriously, bubbles are magical.  Next time you’re going from one mundane activity to the next and need a little magic pull out the bubbles and sit in awe. Okay, so I’m […]

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Panzanella Tuscan Salad

Who says you can’t create your own sunshine?  The skies are gray here, but I can definitely bring some cheer into our life by brightening up our dining room with a fun color tablecloth and a delicious Tuscan salad. Panzanella Tuscan salad is a rustic meal traditionally eaten in Italy with stale bread, fresh tomatoes, […]

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French Toast Fruit Kabobs

The other day I served up the boys french toast like this and they went wild.  They were amazed by my creativity–it doesn’t take much to amaze little ones. Or maybe they were just amazed that I made french toast, I usually don’t. These french toast kabobs are the perfect way to add a simple […]

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Strawberry Watermelon Slushie

Summer fun is here! The kids have been playing outdoors all day, every day! That brings great joy to my heart. It also means, dirty, sweaty little faces constantly asking for some kind of frozen treat. I’ve been freezing yogurt and making yogurt pops for them.  It’s healthier than ice cream.  This slushie is also healthy with no […]

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Rice Krispie Treats

Rice Krispie treats are one of my favorite ways to make a simple dessert–fun!  We’ve made watermelon shaped, ice cream cone shaped, soccer ball shaped and I just realize I don’t have a simple traditional recipe. Rice Krispie Treats ingredients: (makes a 9×15 pan) traditional recipe 30 normal size marshmallows 3 tablespoons of butter 6 […]

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Mini Reece’s Pieces Pies (Low Sugar, Gluten Free…)

I was craving something naughty but I wasn’t prepared to completely commit and splurge. I’m very familiar with the after thoughts of feeling guilty for the remainder of the day. Well, actually I’ve gotten better about enjoying food and sweets in small portions and making healthy choices. But now with there being a scale in my […]

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Healthy Fun Snack for Kids: Dinosaur

This is a fun and healthy snack for kids when studying dinosaurs!  Or it goes along great with any of these dinosaur books I share here. Since we were starting school with my preschooler we made this snack together and read the book Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards.  We made the dinosaur together […]

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Cinco de Mayo Photo Props and Printable

We had our Cinco de Mayo fiesta this past weekend!  One of the fun things we had for guest was a sombrero and mustache photo props activity. As always, I like to take this day to share with others that Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s independence day, but it’s actually commemorating the victory between […]

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Volcano Eruption Activity

Science. Party. Or just for fun. We’ve done it for all of the above reasons.  My son’s 6th birthday party was dinosaur themed so we erupted a volcano for one of the activities. See for yourself here: Dinosaur Kid Party Ideas, Games and Food. Last month were studying ancient rome and our book reading on […]

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Fruit Flower Pot Snack for Kids

Fruit Flower Pot Snack for Kids is the perfect spring or Earth day fun to enjoy with your kids.  No baking is required and it’s some what healthy. I made this snack to go with our Flowers & Seeds preschool unit go and check out all of the great ideas but you can make it any […]

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How To Dye White & Brown Easter Eggs

I’ve been dying eggs with food coloring for as long as I can remember.  I think I may have used the store packets once or twice in my whole entire life.  I shared here how to boil a perfect egg, so if you’re boiling and dyeing eggs, hop on over for my tips. Now as an […]

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Ninja Party Fun: Decor, Games and Food

My son woke up this morning and jumped into my bed and with a big grin and said, “Guess what, it’s my birthday.”  I rolled over in a groggy state of mind and in my smoker (I don’t smoke) morning voice, I replied, “It’s your birthday party not your birthday we already celebrated that last […]

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Making My Tweens Birthday Special

I was caught off guard when my tween son told me he didn’t want a party this year. To be honest it was a bit painful. In the past, he plans his party, months and months in advance. I’ve thrown him a birthday party from his 1st year of life, so I didn’t know what […]

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Preschool Activity: Sticky Rainbow Collage

It’s been raining on and off in our neck of the woods. So today we made a rainbow collage, fluffy white clouds and lots of raindrops.   My son loved that it was more of a scene than just an activity.  He sat under it and I couldn’t help  myself and get an umbrella in the picture. […]

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Spy Party Ideas

What kind of Valentine’s Day Party can I throw for boys?  Are they too grown up for hearts and kisses? These are the kind of deep and mind boggling questions I mulled over this past week, ha. I Spy Party was the winner idea! A few years back, I threw my boys and their friends […]

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LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor

The other day I asked my son who was going to be his valentine and he responds with, “You.”  Melt my heart, I have no idea how long this thinking will last but I am sure enjoying it to the fullest while I can. LEGO Valentine’s Day Party Favor These are yummy and easy to […]

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Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups {Healthy Dessert}

Consider yourself warned–you can’t just take a couple of bites of this Easy Raspberry Cheesecake Cups!  I’ve been searching for healthy ways to satisfy my sweet tooth cravings without throwing out all of my hard work with one bite.  Some of my experiments haven’t been so tasty but this was is delish! This is so […]

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