Christmas time Secret Pals with Young Kids

Secret pals are fun any time of the year. It was fun for Christmas, but we think Valentine's might be a fun Holiday to celebrate in this way.
By |January 15th, 2016|activities with kids, Christmas, Holidays, Life, video|Comments Off on Christmas time Secret Pals with Young Kids|

Star Shower Laser Lights Review

You’ve probably seen these all over your town.  There are a few different brands but they’re hard to find.  The most popular and most available are the Star Shower Laser Lights.  Here are my thoughts and an amazon link in case you want what my nephews refer as “Lazy Lights” for people who are […]

By |December 14th, 2015|Christmas|Comments Off on Star Shower Laser Lights Review|

To Elf Or Not To Elf

This Thanksgiving we got out the Christmas decorations like usual but this time the kids were really eager to find our magic elf, Jimmy Jingle.  A few years ago (2012) my sister-in-law gave us this magic elf that came with a poem.  It wasn’t the typical “Elf On The Shelf” doll.  He was a […]

Christmas Ornament Wreath

Have you done your after-Christmas shopping yet? Most places discount their Christmas items at least 50% right after Christmas and I saw everything Christmas at hobby lobby was 80% off this week! So now is a great time to shop for next year… especially if you want to make a big ornament wreath for […]

By |January 8th, 2014|Christmas, crafts, Holidays|Comments Off on Christmas Ornament Wreath|

Halloween Polka Dot Cake

I can’t remember where I got this idea, but it was really easy, cute and needless to say all the kids at this early Fall get together were really impressed.  This would be a great cake for any holiday or birthday using the appropriate colors! Wherever I saw this idea, they used a cake […]

By |January 9th, 2013|Halloween, Holidays|2 Comments|

Fall Break Fun Crafts and Activities With Kids!

I can’t wait to have a whole week with my children! I love having them home and not being  held to the normal daily school schedule! Of course our days off go much more smoothly if I have a couple of things planned each day, and it is a special time we have together […]

By |October 12th, 2012|activities with kids, crafts, Halloween, Recipes, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Fall Break Fun Crafts and Activities With Kids!|

Pinecone Wreath

One of my favorite decorations for any holiday is a wreath! I know – its really not that big of a deal, but its the entrance to your home – it kinda sets the tone for the entire house! I had to laugh though when I met one of my neighbors from the other […]

By |October 10th, 2012|Christmas, Holidays|Comments Off on Pinecone Wreath|

Make your own Jack-o-lantern sugar cookies

Oh wow – this combines crafting and baking! Two of the spiffiest things to do in your spare time! AND, and…they are totally customize-able! You can make them as traditional or as wacky as you want. As soon as I saw these, I wanted to make these as a little ‘thank you’  for my […]

By |October 6th, 2012|activities with kids, cookies, Dessert, Halloween, Holidays, Recipes|Comments Off on Make your own Jack-o-lantern sugar cookies|

Pumpkin Waffles (aka Pumpkin Clouds)


Anyone else ready for Fall? Here in the desert of Arizona – we are READY!  The mornings are starting to feel crisp and cool again and we have enjoyed several late morning walks! Aaaahhh – we made it through the relentlessly hot Summer days and nights! Well, we were feeling the Autumn spirit, so we thought […]

By |October 6th, 2012|Breakfast, Holidays, Kid friendly meals, Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Waffles (aka Pumpkin Clouds)|

Chocolate Wasted Cake

You know that saying, “You eat with your eyes”?  Well take a look at this:

I wish I could eat with my eyes because really – this tastes as good as it looks! Mr. Spiffy (aka MicahStubz) has had this cake on his wish list for almost a year. Finally, I decided we should indulge […]