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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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Build Your Own Paper Rocket Ship {Valentine’s Day Craft}

I’m always looking for easy ways for my kids to make their own Valentine’s day cards.  I’ve been brainstorming this idea for weeks and I finally get to see it come together.  My requirement for any mass craft is it has to be inexpensive and simple.  I don’t make my kids Valentine cards for them, […]

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Valentine’s Day Scavenger Hunt

One of the traditions we started two years ago was a Valentine’s Day scavenger hunt that would lead them to their Valentine’s day book (I share here about this tradition) and treat.  It’s really easy to put together and your kids will enjoy it! You can also modify this activity for an adult Valentine’s Day […]

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Creative Valentine’s Day Card Craft for Kids

These are so fun to surprise your child with on Valentine’s day. Slip one in their lunch box. Your child will enjoy these creative Valentine’s Day Card Craft Ideas. We are doing a three part series here at Inspired by Family for grown ups “Creative Love Notes” and I wanted to share the kids version here. […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Treat Favors: Sewn with Love

  I have been trying to come up with different Valentine crafts to make with paper bags because I love paper bag crafts!  I love that these DIY Valentine’s Day Treat favors are super easy to make and not to mention inexpensive.  It’s a sweet gift your child can make for his teachers or family […]

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30 Days of Play Challenge – 10 Valentine’s Day Crafts & Activities for Kids

  It’s that time of the year again, Valentine’s Day!   Honestly, I really didn’t care for this day when I was a kid in middle school and high school because I never got to walk around school with bouquets of flowers, love letters or huge teddy bears.  I really wished I would have looked […]

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Deliciously Easy Hot Chocolate Mix

My family loves hot chocolate! If they could have it every morning they would but I don’t let them.  My husband goes through phases when he has it every night. I made this creamy hot chocolate recipe one year to give to teachers for Valentine’s Day and my husband tried it and he was in love! But then he […]

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Winter Break Activities for Kids – I’m Bored Ideas

  My kids are still not out on winter break.  I always struggle with being cheerfully content with long school semesters and wanting to have them all day to myself for a longer time.  Can any of  you moms relate?  When I see other moms share on Facebook how sad they are that summer is over and […]

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