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Arugula Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

+-*This salad has been one of my favorites to make this winter. It’s fresh, filling, and has so much great flavor. Add some cheese, nuts, and a bacon vinaigrette and you’re set for lunch! I’ve loved arugula for a long time… Continue Reading →

35+ Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

+-*Raise your hand if your kids are pretty much obsessed with the movie Frozen! It has take the world by storm hasn’t it? What sounds more fun than a Frozen themed birthday party for your kids? I’ve gathered up 35+… Continue Reading →

Exploring Our 5 Senses: Taste

+-*We’re continuing with our Exploring Our 5 Senses series and today it’s all about taste! When my girls were small, I started setting up simple taste tests to encourage them to try new foods and flavors. Since taste tests are… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces

+-*We’re making sweet Valentine’s Friendship Necklaces for our class Valentines. My girls are enjoying making each one unique for their friends! With only a few supplies, you can easily make these last minute for a non-candy Valentine gift! They are too… Continue Reading →

13 Make-Ahead Mason Jar Salads

+-*I really struggle with what to eat for lunch. It’s an odd time of day. I don’t want to cook a big meal, I’m not feeling like leftovers, and I don’t want to eat off my kids plates… I’m trying to… 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 →

DIY Washi Tape Computer Cord

+-*With the bazillions of cords you have in your house, ok, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, you might need a way to find a specific one in the crowd of plugs, and quick! In comes a sneaky and stylish way to make your… Continue Reading →

Thumbprint LOVE Bug Cards

+-*My kids love to get their fingers stamped with ink! We’ve made other fun holiday thumbprint cards before, Halloween and Christmas, and now we’re having a blast making cute little LOVE bug cards for Valentine’s day! These are perfect for a last minute… Continue Reading →

Symmetry Art with Coffee Filters

+-*We were in need of a simple rainy day art project, and these symmetrical designs on coffee filters were fun for both kids and grown-ups. A wet coffee filter is the canvas for this project, and it’s a really interesting… Continue Reading →

Green Smoothies for the Whole Family

+-*We are a green smoothie family! We have been for a while now and LOVE it! I know the smoothie train is not a new craze, but I was finally inspired last summer when I joined a 30 day challenge. Now… Continue Reading →

Kids in the Kitchen: Parmesan Whole Wheat Croutons

+-*My kids love croutons – do yours? Sometimes, I think they only agree to eat salad so they can load their bowls with crunchy croutons! I couldn’t believe we had never made our own croutons before. These Parmesan whole wheat… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day LOVE Sugar Scrub

+-*Looking for a super “sweet” Valentine’s Day gift for a loved one? This is it! Sweet scented sugar scrub is a great way to show your Valentine they deserve a little pampering! Your Valentine will love this scrub even more when… Continue Reading →

Craft a Heart for Good!

+-*Ready to craft a few hearts for a good cause? My good friend, Kristen, owner of the Seattle toy shop Schmancy Toys, has a challenge for us all! Her friend is building a children museum in Johannesburg, South Africa. The first… 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 →

Painting with Cotton Balls

+-*We’re painting with cotton balls for a chilly wintry scene! Make snowflakes, clouds, even a sweet little snowman with the texture of a cotton ball. Kids will love to create with this new painting tool! Add some puffy paint to your… Continue Reading →

Pink Peppermint Play Dough

+-*I love to make homemade play dough. I’ve been doing it with my kids for years. It’s easy, fun, and inexpensive. Plus, I know what ingredients are going into it, all the better for my kids to be playing with…. Continue Reading →

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Dots

+-*Our family loves good ol’ vanilla yogurt. But to jazz it up a little, I thought I’d add a little bit of fresh fruit at the top and freeze them, turning this little snack into frozen yogurt fruit dots! This idea came from One… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Tree With Clay Hearts

+-*After Christmas, I promised my son that we would make some clay hearts, similar to the stars and bells that we have made in the past for the Christmas Tree. And then I thought, why not go all the way… Continue Reading →

Crochet Heart Chain Stitch Ribbons

+-*Crochet a few of these heart chain stitch ribbons to wrap up your treats to loved ones on Valentine’s day! They’ll love the added touch to their gift, plus they can reuse the heart yarn ribbon for more gifting! You… Continue Reading →

Valentine’s Day Heart-Punched Treat Plates

+-*Heart punch a few sweet treat plates for Valentines! Wrap them in ribbon and they’re ready to gift to family and friends for Valentine’s Day! We’ve crafted ribbon treat plates before, but this time we used a heart shaped punch to… Continue Reading →

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