Slow Cooker Taco Bowl 2

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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Bowl

Last Sunday I shared a picture on Instagram and Facebook of several freezer crock pot meals zipped up in plastic bags laying on my kitchen counter just after I’d labeled them and just before they went into the freezer. I instantly got comments, messages, and emails asking for more...

Send a hug to someone you love

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A Crafty Way to Mail a Hug to Someone You Love

School was cancelled for Madeline yesterday due to the heat and part of the air conditioning system not working in her school. Of course we decided to make something. Making something for us can go one of two very different ways: Cooking and baking or crafting. Since we were pretty stocked...

Valentine's Day Lunch Ideas for Kids

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6 Healthy Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

I love holiday lunch and snack packing. Holidays are a great excuse to think creatively about what I’m packing in Madeline’s lunch box or bento box and hopefully give Madeline a fun surprise or two at lunchtime. We eat with our eyes first, right? What’s more tasty than food...

valentine's day bookmarks

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Valentine’s Day Potato Stamped Heart Bookmarks

It’s pretty well documented that crafting plays a large part of the mother daughter bonding ritual around here. Obviously cooking is the other major bonding time activity. Luke generally does all the active bonging things. Bikes, roller blading, playing at the park. I can’t help it...

Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

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Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

Luke loves chicken. I mean, he loves it. He also loves peanut butter. We all do really. I keep a stock pile of natural peanut butter on hand at all times because man can we go through a jar of peanut butter like it’s our job around here. Can you think of a better job? [&hellip...

Easy Valentine's Day Craft for Kids

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Valentine’s Day Craft: Love Bugs

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. I know some of you, along with my husband, may think Valentine’s Day is silly. I however do not. Valentine’s Day might be a made up holiday but when it is ever a bad thing to show the people you love just how much they mean to you. I...

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January 16, 2015, No Comments

2015: The Year of Building Up

Simplify. Last year the word came to me as I pondered words to guide me through 2014. It seemed light, and airy, and it was just what I needed. Once it popped into my head it seemed there was no other possible option. It’s...

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Let it go

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Salted Dark Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Cookies

November 28, 2014, 11 Comments

Salted Dark Chocolate and Caramel Shortbread Cookies

I have a bit of a shortbread obsession. The trouble with shortbread is that if made without forethought it’s all too easy to load it with ultra refined white flour, ultra-refined GMO sugar, and hormone laden low quality butter....

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Preschool Letter H activity

November 5, 2014, No Comments

H is for Halloween

    This Halloween was our first with two enthusiastic trick-or-treaters. Delaney got the hang of trick-or-treating pretty darn quickly. What chocolate loving two-year-old doesn’t fall in love with having people fill...

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Thanksgiving leaf garland

November 12, 2013, No Comments

Gratitude Filled Thanksgiving Leaf Garland

Now that Madeline is in school it is so much harder to craft together. Her school days are just so long and then there’s cheerleading and ballet, dinner and homework, reading and baths and the nights just disappear. I’ve...



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Printable Thanksgiving-Gratitude-Cards-to-use-at-your-Thanksgiving-meal

November 25, 2014, No Comments

Thanksgiving Gratitude Card Printables

A while back I stumbled across some gratitude cards meant to go on your Thanksgiving. I love this time of year. I honestly feel so much happier when I feel grateful. It’s as if my gratitude is a signal to myself to also be glad....

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October 8, 2014, 3 Comments

I Want the Right to Know and I Want You to Have it too

I am a mom. I have two spunky, creative, and energetic girls. I am tasked with making decisions with their best interest in mind until they reach an age they can begin to make their own decisions. Then my task moves to guiding them...

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