Traveling With Young Kids | Homemade Activity Book Idea

Traveling With Young Kids | Homemade Activity Book Idea During one of our family road trips, my oldest daughter and I tossed around ideas to keep Emma (5 1/2 at the time) and Ethan (4 at the time) entertained for nearly 5 hours in the car (each way). Kaytlin thought up a fun way to keep the kids entertained while still containing the mess so we didn’t have to dig for crayons or stickers between the seats and it went over so well I thought I'd … [Read more...]

No Churn Oreo Ice Cream Recipe

No Churn Oreo Ice Cream Recipe   We're adding to our series of  "no churn ice cream" recipes with Oreo Ice Cream today! Are you excited? I sure am! INGREDIENTS 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 12 oz Oreos 1 tsp Vanilla Crush 2/3 of cookies in food processor. Crumble remainder by hand to get variety of size pieces. In a large bowl, whisk, heavy cream and vanilla on high speed until soft peaks … [Read more...]

Baileys No Churn Ice Cream with Guinness Chocolate Ripple

Baileys No Churn Ice Cream with Guinness Chocolate Ripple We are continuing our series of No Churn Ice Cream recipes with a fun one that will bring a BANG this 4th of July! How about a little Baileys and Guinness? INGREDIENTS Chocolate Sauce: 1/2 cup Guinness Extra Stout 1 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder 1/2 tsp Vanilla Ice Cream: 2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk 2 tbsp Baileys Irish Cream As … [Read more...]

A 5-Course Meal Devoted to Ginger

A 5-Course Meal Devoted to Ginger Sometimes, it seems that ginger is a wintertime spice: You see it all over the holiday season, in gingerbread, gingersnaps, and ginger cider. However, ginger isn’t just for the cold season. In fact, there are plenty of nutrients in ginger that make it beneficial to eat and drink year-round. For one, ginger seems to lower cholesterol and blood sugars, which helps improve health no matter the temperature … [Read more...]

Easter Bunny Trail Mix

Easter Bunny Trail Mix If you’ve been following us for a while, you know that my family is all about popcorn. Since I had some leftover Wilton melting chocolates from a few other projects, I needed to whip up a batch of Easter Bunny Trail Mix. YOU WILL NEED: * Wilton melting chocolates (one color or multiple) * popped popcorn * pretzels * chocolate candies * peanuts * wax paper There are no wrong or right measurements for this recipe. … [Read more...]

Oriental Coleslaw Recipe

Oriental Coleslaw Recipe I am not a coleslaw lover, so years ago when I was offered a scoop of this Oriental Coleslaw at a Boy Scout get together... well let’s just say I accepted it so as to not hurt her feelings. Two bites in I realized how amazing this slaw was and as I finished off the scoop she gave me I was trying to figure out how to ask for seconds without looking greedy. I was fortunate that she was flattered when I asked for the recipe … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Blueberry Chia Seed Muffin Recipe

Gluten Free Blueberry Chia Seed Muffin Recipe Along with our new focus on eating “clean”, my family has also been trying to avoid gluten when possible. When we eat this way we feel less sluggish and it’s really not too difficult to adapt recipes, so why not? I used to use a box mix for my blueberry muffins and was missing them terribly a few weeks ago. This put me on a search for an acceptable muffin. The fact that this recipe adds in chia seeds … [Read more...]

5 Fun St Patricks Day Crafts for Kids

5 Fun St. Patricks Day Crafts for Kids St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner. What better way to spend a little time with the kidlets this weekend then with a couple holiday crafts! I found 5 crafts varying in difficulty that are both fun and functional. Enjoy! Leprechaun Hats Four Leaf Clover Paper Craft Felt Leprechaun Finger Pupper Ombre Clover Pinch Proof Shirt Rainbow Magnet … [Read more...]

10 St Pattys Day Decor Crafts

With Valentine’s Day at our back door, our thoughts quickly turns to St. Patrick’s Day décor. It’s such a fun holiday, but we only have a month to decorate and enjoy it. I normally just post a craft round-up, but found these crafty décor items to be especially fun and wanted to feature them in a category of their own. I hope you enjoy these 10 fun, cute and creative ways to craft your way to adorable holiday décor this St. Patty’s Day. … [Read more...]

13 Mint Recipes To Tempt You

13 Mint Recipes To Tempt You   March is "Mint Month" at our house. It just seems to go hand in hand with St. Patrick's Day so well. So while searching the web for these yummy mint goodies, I thought I'd jot them down and share them with you! We found everything from drinks and candy to cake and pudding. Enjoy! Peppermint Cheesecakes with Cocoa Nut Crust Mint Brownies Lucky Thin Mint Green Pudding The Best Mint … [Read more...]