Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft

 Spooky Glow Jars Halloween Craft My kids have been begging me to start picking out their costumes for Halloween. September just began, but they are already excited for fall. So for this post, I thought I’d give you a couple of ideas of quick, fun and creative ways to create a “spooky jar”. Above is the jar I made. I must say, this is the first time I’ve attempted this craft and I learned a few important things that I will share at the … [Read more...]

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe

Mummy Hot Dogs Recipe Fall and Halloween are such fun times to spice up lunch and have fun with your recipes. The kids love a good hot dog. Ethan vegetarian and Emma her Applegate Farms hot dogs. With the simple alteration to dough you've got a fun "mummy" that makes lunch a little more exciting. This recipe can be modified easily ... leave out the cheese or substitute homemade dough for store bought. The idea, though, is pure … [Read more...]

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

Apple Shaped Rice Krispie Treats Fall is in full force and that means apple season. Whether you are homeschooling and are looking to expand your curriculum a bit or just want to create a playful treat, these apple shaped rice krispie treats are a winner. My kids really enjoy these occasional surprises like this as marshmallows, candy and fruit roll ups are not usually on the menu. (Yield about 18) INGREDIENTS 6 cup Rice Krispies … [Read more...]

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Freezer Pop Recipe

Homemade Orange Creamsicle Freezer Pop Recipe Orange creamsicles have always been a favorite of mine. The refreshing taste of oranges with the creamy “ice cream” like center... just the sound of them makes my mouth water. Now we can make orange creamsicles at home with just 4 simple ingredients! This recipe makes about 3 pops and is being made in the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. I have seen these at our local Marshalls and Ross stores, you can … [Read more...]

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn

Blender Peach Ice Cream Recipe | No Churn Here's another addition to our No Churn Ice Cream recipes! This one is actually more like a sorbet of sorts... and you only need 3 ingredients and a blender! INGREDIENTS 3 cup frozen Peach Slices 1 1/2 cup Milk 2 tbsp Honey Add milk and sugar to blender. Gradually add peach slices to puree. When every thing is incorporated, mixture will resemble loose soft serve. Transfer … [Read more...]

Gooey S’Mores Snack Mix Recipe Recipe

Gooey S'mores Snack Mix Recipe Summer, camping and S’mores all go hand in hand. Unfortunately, I always seem to crave S’mores when a fire is not a possibility. This S’mores snack mix is easy to make and easy to transport making it the perfect anytime summer snack! INGREDIENTS 2 cup Golden Grahams Cereal 2 cup Chocolate Chips 2 cup Mini Marshmallows Powdered Sugar (optional)   DIRECTIONS Set oven on low … [Read more...]

DIY | Repurposing a Dresser Into A Television Stand

We recently joined the flat screen television generation and parted ways with our huge clutter catching entertainment center. Although the flat screen is mounted on the wall, I still felt like we needed a table of some sort underneath. After a little shopping around we realized that most television stands on the market were very overpriced or cheaply made and wouldn’t last long. That’s when we had to get creative and started thinking about … [Read more...]

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style

DIY Craft | Family Tree Scrabble Style   For our 25th wedding anniversary my oldest daughter presented us with this family tree wall hanging. I absolutely LOVED it and wanted to share in hopes it might help spark a creative (& fairly simple) gift for a loved one in your lives! You will need: Scrabble letters to spell the names/words you choose 2 pieces of contrasting scrapbook paper scissors or razor blade to cut … [Read more...]

Heather’s Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe

Heather's Quick and Easy No Yeast Pizza Crust Recipe I have been making this crust since I was around 13 and I’m not quite sure where the recipe came from (probably Betty Crocker). My grandma used to have me make several when I was visiting and she would freeze them for later. It is not an airy crust, but it does rise a little and the kids seem to love it. I am posting the recipe as written. We have altered it on occasion and changed the … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies

Easter Bunny Butt Cookies Easter is just around the corner and my kids are already begging for bunny goodies. These fun sugar cookies are stacked and combined in a fun way that looks like the Easter Bunny from behind! Ingredients: 1-1/3 cups and 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1/2 egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla … [Read more...]