Tag Archives: kids

Spring Snack Mix

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Spring has sprung! And I have a Spring Snack Mix that is going to put a little hop in your step (get it... hop, bunnies, spring!) I'm so pleased to be participating in the 12 bloggers fun this month because the recipes look amazing and it's just in time for Easter and spring. This group is 12 fun bloggers, sharing 12 recipes, 12 ingredients or less. Now that is a lot of joy in one post if you ask me. My recipe isn't much of a recipe today, more of an idea, but I know you'll like it. We aren't big candy eaters and Continue Reading →

Pirate Buried Treasure in a Bottle Game


Rrrrrrrrrrr you a pirate loving family?! We sure are. I go on lots of adventures with my little boys during the day. We run away from dinosaurs and cheetahs, we are good ninjas who fight "meanie bad guys", we jump over hot lava, and we are excellent treasure hunting pirates. Grandma gave all of my kids a little bag of gold chocolate coins for St. Patrick's Day and I'm pretty sure my kids don't know that there is chocolate hiding inside! We have been using them as pirate treasure all week instead of eating them. I have the kids stay in the Continue Reading →

How to Freeze Bananas


Frozen bananas will change your smoothie life and I'm here to show you how I do it. When you blend frozen bananas they almost have the consistency of homemade ice cream. Some kind of magic happens and they just get amazingly smooth and creamy. Frozen bananas are a great base for smoothies. They are very sweet, they are a pretty inexpensive fruit, and that texture just can't be beat. To start your frozen banana collection I would buy 3-4 extra banana bunches for the week and let them rest on the counter until they get nice and ripe. Then freeze them all Continue Reading →

A Day in the Life


Mornin' all! I had a request a few weeks ago for a "day in the life" type post. I LOVED the idea! It was really fun for me to take lots of pictures of everyday. I did this two weeks ago (yes... it took me that long to get it live!). Mondays are one of my favorite days of the week. The craziness of the weekend is over and it's time to get something done. Enjoy a little peak at the everyday and at my cute babies. 5:15 am - Wake Up Baby woke up for an early morning feeding; I had my Continue Reading →

Simple DIY Bird Feeder

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This is such a fun little project and I've been looking forward to sharing it with you. If you haven't noticed yet, we have a soft spot in our family for little friends, especially the feathered kind. May came home from kindergarten with a whole page of color photos of birds that are native to Southern Utah and was asked to help with some kind of state-wide bird watch/counting. She's supposed to keep track of what we see and how many and report back in a few months. It's been such a fun assignment! We made these simple DIY bird feeders to Continue Reading →

Personalized Magnet Clips and DIY Puzzels

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Did you all know that Hobby Farms (a magazine to most folks) also has an awesome website? They just launched a craft section of their website called The Craft Hub. I've been writing posts for them since September but have been terrible about letting you know. Today I posted some really cute Personalized Magnet Clips that are the perfect way to use photos of friends and family that came with Christmas cards. Enjoy those smiles year round! You can find the full tutorial here. And last month I made some really fun DIY Puzzels from magazines. My kids are so hard on Continue Reading →

The Ultimate American Girl Acessory Guide: Buy it, Make it, Love it

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I can't believe that Christmas is almost here! If you are like me you are putting the finishing touches on the house, baking all kinds of treats, and buying the last of your gifts. This year I was lucky enough to snag an American Girl doll on a major sale. I paid less than $60 (including shipping!) for the doll, first book, and an extra set of clothes. I'm beyond excited to give such a wonderful gift to my six-year-old. She is going to be so excited on Christmas morning because she's been asking for a "big doll" for months Continue Reading →

Glow in the Dark Mummy Bag

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I"m over at The Ribbon Retreat Blog today sharing a full tutorial on how to make this adorable mummy trick-or-treat bag! This bag has a secret too... you can add a glow stick over the eyes so that it glows on Halloween night. What kid wouldn't love that! So pop over and check out the details! And thanks a bunch on all the love for my 10 Secrets to Raising Happy Kids posts. You guys are the best! Have a great day.

10 Secrets to Raising Happy Kids

10 Secrets for raising happy kids

10 Secrets to Raising Happy Kids Parenting is long and tiring work, but when you can find a little more joy in the journey it sure makes the job more fun. Today I'm here to share 10 secrets to raising happy kids which in turn means a happy Mom too. Most of you know me as a food blogger and budding hobby farmer, but a mamma is who I truly am. I have three young children who are six, almost four, and two. Number four is due at the end of the month. When number four is born I will have had Continue Reading →

Lunch Box Ideas from Lindsay Olives

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Rocking the lunch box has been so much fun the last few weeks. The same day I posted a few lunch box ideas, I got an email from the Lindsay company asking if I could work on another post for lunch box ideas using their olives. We love olives and I love packing May's lunch, so it was an easy yes. This time around Lindsay is also sponsoring a contest and my ideas will be entered to win $1000! When it comes to voting time I'll be sure to tell you more about it because who doesn't want that kind Continue Reading →