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Crispy Fried Ravioli with Marinara Sauce

Golden and crispy fried ravioli is one of my all time fall favorite appetizer! If you are throwing a party, have a family gathering or just everyday after school snack time, these crispy bites are the most delicious, easiest recipe… Continue Reading →

Paper Plate Pigeon Toady Kid Craft

Hi friends! We’re partnering with the new animated movie STORKS which hits theaters this Friday. In celebration of the release, we made a Paper Plate Pigeon Toady kid craft. Not only is it kid-friendly, but it’s also a sweet way to get the whole… Continue Reading →

Paper Acorn Garland

I’m sure I’ve mentioned this before, but I love decorating for the seasons using lots of my kids’ artwork. Our first fall craft project this year is a paper acorn garland, made from lunch bags and colorful patterned paper. This… Continue Reading →

15 Harry Potter Party Ideas

If you’re planning a Harry Potter party, you’ve come to the right place! From invitations and decor to food and activities, all the ideas you’ll need are right here! 15 Harry Potter Party Ideas 1. DIY Table Quidditch: Of course… Continue Reading →

Yogurt & Graham Cracker Mason Jar Snacks

We’re partnering with Yoplait to share our family-friendly snack. I’m always looking for different ways to prepare snacks for my kids. They are ready to eat something the second they get home from school. So we are all loving these yogurt… Continue Reading →

Scratch-Off Coupons for a Family Date Night

Our family has been intentionally scheduling one-on-one parent and child dates for quite a few years. On these monthly dates, we’ve climbed big rocks, baked fancy cakes, picked new books at the bookstore, held our own video game championships, hiked… Continue Reading →

15 Cleaning Hacks You Must Try

When you see how much easier these cleaning hacks make the cleaning process, you’ll wish you’d have read them years ago! From dust and grime to toilets and toothbrushes, there’s a hack here for every room in your house! 15… Continue Reading →

Popsicle Stick Scarecrow

Hi my crafty friends!!! There is NO need to be scared of today’s kid friendly crafty post! This Popsicle Stick Scarecrow is as simple as it gets and it’s perfect for the upcoming fall season too!!! If you are looking for a… Continue Reading →

5 Ways to Prep for Back to School

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The Hershey Company. The opinions and text are all mine. We’re gearing up for back to school! Can you believe summer went by so fast?! But alas, here we… Continue Reading →

13 Crockpot Chicken Dinner Ideas

Don’t you just love how the crockpot makes dinnertime so easy? Set it in the morning, and by dinnertime you’ll have a hot, tasty meal ready to go. These 13 chicken ideas are sure to make it on your favorites… Continue Reading →

Dip Dyed Velvet Pillow

Hey there! My name is Alexis and I am the crafty lady behind the blog, Persia Lou, my place for sharing my latest crochet, craft, and home decor projects. I am happy to be here at Make & Takes today… Continue Reading →

Cupcake Liner Parrot Craft

Hi friends! Have you heard of the upcoming animated film release The Wild Life, which hits theaters September 9th? If you haven’t, it’s about an outgoing parrot named Mak and his quirky animal companions that live on a tiny exotic… Continue Reading →

Raspberry S’mores Milkshake

Serve up a tasty, delicious treat this summer with my favorite dessert, Raspberry S’mores Milkshake! Warm weather. Basting in the sun with a refreshing summer treat! What can be better than this?! Ice cream, chocolate graham crackers, raspberries and marshmallows… Continue Reading →

Colorful Owl Paper Collage

We do a lot of simple paper and glue collage projects at our house – they are no prep, low-mess, and every project turns out uniquely beautiful! We often make more abstract designs, but sometimes it’s fun to collage an… Continue Reading →

Studying Up with Big Fat Notebooks

This coming school year I’ll have 2 kids in middle school – what?? Where did the time go?! But we’re really excited, especially for my 11 year old just starting 6th grade. She’s so excited to move on to a new… Continue Reading →

13 DIY Beauty Recipes

There are plenty of reasons to give DIY beauty recipes a try! Not only can they be just as effective as the drugstore versions, they’re easier on your pocketbook too. And perhaps best of all, you’ll never have to wonder… Continue Reading →

Home School Study Skills for Middle School

My daughters are starting 7th and 8th grade this year, and it is our eighth year homeschooling. High school is just around the corner! One of the things we are focusing on during the middle school years is developing study… Continue Reading →

Cream Cheese Apple Dip

I am looking forward to apple picking season! Even though we eat apples year-round, there is something special about picking fresh apples in the fall. We love making this sweet cream cheese apple dip for parties or play dates –… Continue Reading →

15 DIY Lawn Games to Make

Does summer have you feeling torn between your love of the outdoors and your love of board games? No need to worry- these DIY lawn games will let you enjoy both! 15 DIY Lawn Games to Make 1. DIY Yard… Continue Reading →

Kid Science: Exploring Ramps

Get Out and Play Summer guest post by Deirdre of JDaniel4’s Mom We have a big magnolia tree in our backyard. It has really cool large leaves. The leaves are large enough to be used to create a toy car ramp. In… Continue Reading →

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