Banana Chip Breakfast Bars {recipe}

I’m so excited about this recipe for breakfast bars (basically soft granola bars)! I’ve been searching and experimenting with different ones, and this is my favorite by far! And it really lends itself to many different substitutions to fit any special dietary needs or just to use up what you already have in the kitchen. […]

The Christmas Countdown Chain

How many different countdowns until Christmas do you have going on at home? We only have 3, so of course we need at least 1 more! 🙂  You can never have too many ways to countdown to one of the most anxiously awaited holidays of the year! Our other countdowns involve chocolate or Legos, but […]

Making Sun Bread on a Rainy Day

I am a rain lover. I love clouds that hide the sun, the sound of rain on the windows and patio while I’m inside cooking or resting, and watching the kids jumping and laughing in rain puddles. Gray, rainy days are my favorite days! I love them so much I don’t ever want to teach […]

Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Pipe Cleaners and Wooden Beads

We love making our own homemade Christmas ornaments each year! One of our favorite ways is to use pipe cleaners and beads. The results are always beautiful, and this Christmas craft is appropriate for almost any age! Follow our Christmas for Kids and Family Pinterest board!   Today was a rainy, windy day full of lots […]

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

I’ve been meaning to make pumpkin pie play dough for weeks now and finally got around to it today. Lucy’s friend was over, and we were in need of something extra fun and fall-like to do. Making pumpkin pie play dough was the perfect activity to do with a friend and had the added benefit […]

Recipe: Easy Slow Cooker Applesauce (no sugar)

Fall is the perfect time to make applesauce in the crock pot or slow cooker. We always make it without any sugar, and it tastes wonderful! It’s a great recipe for the kids to help out with too~ all the way from peeling the apples to eating it! I love recipes that invite kids in […]

My Favorite Homemade Pasta Sauce- Sausage Ragu

This is my all time favorite recipe for pasta sauce that has developed over the years. It’s very easy and tastes delicious! Sausage Ragu olive oil 1 yellow onion 3 cloves of garlic 3 uncooked sweet italian sausages 1/2 cup red wine 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon basil 1/4-1/2 teaspoon crushed […]

Letter Stones

Are you looking for more letter activities for your children to play with at home? These are perfect~ letter stones! I am so in love with them! They are absolutely enjoyable to play with and were really easy and inexpensive to make. I saw this post on making story stones from Happy Hooligans and pinned […]