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Peanut Butter and Banana Quesadillas

Many of the first things my girls learned to cook are things made on a flat griddle pan – from pancakes to french toast, grilled cheese to quesadillas. A little flipping practice with mom and they are set to make… Continue Reading →

Heart Healthy Exercise Printable – FREE!

We’ve shared our Heart Healthy Exercise Game before on the blog, and it’s still such a great game to play. Especially for a classroom party surrounding Valentine’s Day. We’ve amped it up this year with some darling heart-shaped exercise cartoons. Contributor Juliann… Continue Reading →

Heart Counting Activity for Preschoolers

Finding ways to teach my kids and have fun while doing so is important to me. I came up with a simple and fun heart counting activity for my preschooler recently. He is learning numbers and simple counting this year… Continue Reading →

Printable Bandage Tag for Teacher

I like to bring a little something to parent/teacher conferences with me. Some cookies, a few supplies, whatever. This year I’m bringing bandages for the class cupboard! It’s something I know the class will use, and it won’t break the budget. Plus,… Continue Reading →

20 Mom Approved Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Sometimes shopping for mom can be a bit tricky. What do they want? What do they need? Well, as a mom, I’ve come up with 20 things I’d LOVE to receive as a gift for Mother’s Day. You really want… Continue Reading →

Hanging Pipe Cleaner Hearts

Pipe cleaners are just begging to be made into hearts! There are so many fun things you can do with them. We’re attaching them to string and hanging them all over the house for Valentine’s Day decor! These hearts are… Continue Reading →

21 Sprinkle Treats You’ll LOVE

Sprinkles make everything taste better! Am I right?? They are colorful, mini, and make me smile. You’re going to LOVE these 21 sprinkles treats! Go get a container of the most colorful sprinkles you can find and try making some… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Apple Pie Tortillas

We’re making a deliciously simple dessert with the kids today! It involves apples, one of my kids favorite foods, for Apple Pie Tortillas! This makes for an easy dessert the kids can make for a fall party or even Thanksgiving. With… Continue Reading →

Update a Vintage Purse With Embroidery Thread

I love thrifting, and I love nothing more than bring home a slightly shabby treasure and giving it a face lift! My latest find was a somewhat dingy white leather purse, that I added some summer colors to. Supplies for… Continue Reading →

15 Back to School Crafts for Kids

It’s that time of year… Back to School! I’m sure you’re out and about shopping for supplies and maybe a new shoes for the kiddos! But how about getting creative and crafting up a few back to school projects to… Continue Reading →

Fizzy Fruit Slushies

We’ve been having our fair share of 100º+ days this summer. Phew, it’s hot! We like icy, fruity drinks on a hot day, but I don’t love my kids consuming high-fructose corn syrup and artificial colors on a regular basis…. Continue Reading →

Mini Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

I admit it – we’ve been indulging in some delicious treats so far this summer. Strawberry shortcake, a marshmallow roast and s’mores bar, and now these tasty cookie and ice cream morsels. My girls were quite smitten with these cute… Continue Reading →

Yogurt Parfaits with Homemade Granola

Now that spring is well underway, it’s time to focus on another all-important and quickly approaching holiday…Mother’s Day! It may seem like it’s a long way off, but in reality, it’s only 2 1/2 weeks away! Now that that has… Continue Reading →

Craft Supplies Curated for a Cause

I’m happy to be sharing another fun collection for crafts at eBay, supporting the March of Dimes campaign to Curate for a Cause #imbornto. This campaign is all about how we are born to do something great. I really believe I was born… Continue Reading →

Let’s Get Creative at the Craftcation Conference

I’m getting excited to attend the Craftcation Conference this April for creative makers. There will be all kinds of craft talk and craft shop. Panels, workshops, and a pop up shop too! The speaker line up is amazing, all my… Continue Reading →

Cookie Cutter Toast Stamping

Toast is a breakfast staple around our house – the kids can make it themselves and choose their favorite toppings and spreads. How about an easy and kid-pleasing way to dress-up your morning toast? Just grab some cookie cutters and… Continue Reading →

Get Ready to Crochet-A-Day All Month Long

By now you probably know I’m a little addicted to crochet! Since learning to crochet, just over a year ago, I just. can’t. stop. I love making all kinds of things, like this simple scarf pictured below, but I especially… Continue Reading →

Endive, Bacon, and Blue Cheese Lettuce Wraps

The big football weekend is here and we’ll be hosting a party, being a big football family and cheering on our Seattle SEAHAWKS!! Wahoo! And I’ve partnered with Marzetti® on a recipe for our guests to munch on. These are delicious… Continue Reading →

Valentine Airplane Hearts

I’m thrilled to officially introduce you to my super crafty daughter, Lucy. You’ve seen her in our videos for Craftspiration and on our Make and Takes YouTube page. I love how much fun we have crafting together. Well, she has… Continue Reading →

Easy Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner, are you ready?  Excited?  Pumped?!  I sure am, but not for the football.  I’m one of those people who literally knows nothing about football and will just nod in agreement whenever the… Continue Reading →

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