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Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream Sandwich Bar

I love easy! And I love how this Ice Cream Sandwich Bar turned out! The dipping station was full of so many yummy options I could stand there and just eat from there. My toddler had so much fun picking out his own dipping options for his ice cream sandwich! Easy Summer Treats: Ice Cream […]

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Ice Cream Party!

I scream for ice cream! I scream for an ice cream party! This was a simple gathering that I put together for my sons class as a back to school party.  But this would work for any occasion. This was such a fun party to throw, enjoy all the ideas. Here’s some simple décor that […]

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Dinosaur Activity: DIY Excavation & Hatching Egg

There’s nothing like a Dinosaur activity to get my boys excited!  Their are lots of versions to the Dinosaur Eggs online: sand, clay, dirt and water (which is the one we did). This one was the easiest and I could manage to squeeze in our very long list of things to do to get ready […]

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#Ad Simplified Cooking: Cilantro Lime Chicken Pitas

I am a member of the Colectiva Latina®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Colectiva Latina and its advertiser. I absolutely hate being ruled by my schedule.  When I first started blogging, I decided to start an e-zine but I quickly realized that it was controlling me. […]

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A Simple DIY Birthday Gift Kids Love! (surprise inside)

This is the best birthday gift ever!  Seriously, every kid we’ve given this gift to has been totally excited about it and even more, when they open it up and discover the money!  Are you ready to find out how to make this Simple DIY Birthday Gift Kids Love? The best thing about this Bubble […]

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Easy Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls

I’m not sure if Cinnamon Crisp Tortilla Bowls would fall into the authentic Mexican desserts category but once you taste it you’ll notice the hint of Mexican flavors bursting in your mouth. Since it’s Cinco de Mayo, I have a confession to make. Or maybe a few.  This all may come as a shock, so have a seat: […]

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#ad Cinco de Mayo Party Appetizers: Orange Chipotle Chicken Wings

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner you’re going to love my easy party food, Mexican flavored Wings: Orange Chipotle Chicken Wings.  It’s a tradition in […]

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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 eat healthier but I keep getting off track so I’ve started up again this week. Since I haven’t been eating healthy for the past couple […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Simple Birthday Tradition: Waffle Birthday Cake

Every year around the beginning of March my kids excitedly discuss their birthday.  Their conversation goes something like this, “Do you remember last year I got 10 huge pancakes?  Do you remember one year they were all different colors? Last years party was so cool, this year I want a spy party. No I want […]

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Book Inspired Activities: The Hungry Caterpillar

Last summer, our family volunteered at a low income “library” and we did a bilingual story time with the kids. I had been dreaming of this idea for months but I didn’t even know where to begin.  One day, I finally made myself go over on that side of town and ask the librarian what I needed […]

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100 Days of School Food Fun

This year 100th day of school was on Valentine’s talk about sugar overload.  Our school does a 100 Day Stew and the kids all bring 100 of something and it’s mixed into one huge container and then each child is given a bag of it. I made these for my boys and my hubby who […]

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