How To Make An “I-Spy” Bottle

with two versions so both big and little kids can play!!

A few weeks ago I posted about these Calm Down Sensory Bottles I made for the kiddo and they reminded me of another brilliant toddler activity I made long before the blog was even an idea…   Maybe I’m dating myself, but does anyone else remember those I-Spy books as a kid? Colorful pages filled with Read more…


Homemade Graham Crackers

easy to make, healthier than store-bought and super tasty!!

Every once and a while I get ambitious and decide to make some of our favorite snack foods from scratch – it makes me feel like some sort of Domestic Goddess/Super Mom and is a much cheaper and healthier alternative the store-bought stuff.   Well, today was one of those days. The hubby is out Read more…


Fire Roasted Eggplant Dip

with my 1st Quality Produce Farm to Families Box

It took me a really long time to appreciate eggplant as a vegetable – mostly because I never knew what to do with it or how to cook it if I did. Now that I do, though, I can’t get enough of it.   When I saw that my 1st Quality Produce Farm to Families Read more…


7 Layer Magic Bars

run, don't walk, to the kitchen right now and make these!!!

One of my all time favorite indulgences are these 7-Layer Magic Bars that my mother-in-law makes. I don’t really know what else to call them, but they literally have seven-ish different layers of yumminess and are pretty much the closest things to magic as it gets!!   I’ve adapted her recipe a bit and like Read more…


Watermelon Mojito “Fruit Salad”

eats like a salad, tastes like a cocktail!

Have you seen those videos floating around the internet where the guy cuts a hole(s) into a whole watermelon and then pours a bunch (I’m talking like bottles) of booze into it, then lets it sit so all that alcohol just absorbs into the fruit, and then he cuts it up and serves it as Read more…


Off the Cob Mexican Street Corn

cause its just easier this way!!

So, lets talk about Mexican street corn for a second, mmkay?   If you aren’t familiar, its basically delicious corn covered in creamy, garlicky deliciousness, drizzled with lime juice and then rolled in cilantro, a bunch of cheese and chili powder – its as close to heaven on a plate as you can get.   Read more…


Vegetable Tian

You know those recipes that look incredibly difficult or time consuming but in reality are super duper easy and take less time to prep than it did to drive to the store and shop for all the ingredients?   Yeah, those are the best kind. The ones with WOW factor and no hard labor involved. Read more…


Rice Krispie Treat Carrots

chocolate dipped and toddler approved!!

A few weeks ago, my brother-in-law gave my son a chocolate covered Rice Krispie treat on a stick. Apparently he saw them in the window of a local candy shop and bought one for all the kids in the family – super sweet! Anyway, my son loved it!! And I mean he looooved it!!   Read more…


Mickey Mouse 2nd Birthday

fun, easy and most importantly stress free!!!

Today we officially enter into the terrible twos – dealing with that issue is another post, for another time, because I’m too overwhelmed with the fact that I have a TWO year old!! A two year old!!!   A two year old who I have actual conversations with, who loves being outside, anything having to Read more…

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