Gluten Free Blueberry Hazelnut Coffee Cake

Blueberry Hazelnut Coffee Cake – Gluten Free Recipe

This not-too-sweet gluten free blueberry hazelnut coffee cake is an ode to Portland, Oregon, where hazelnuts, blueberries and weekend brunches reign supreme. With this cake, you can celebrate and savor all three, anytime, anywhere.

13 Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts

13 Very Hungry Caterpillar Crafts

In honor of the 45th anniversary of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, I’ve made this list of some cute crafts and activities you can do with your kids. My kids LOVE this story as much as I did as a kid. We read it every day it seems. But going beyond reading 1. Needle […]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Needle Felting

The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Needle Felting

I’ve been in love with all things Eric Carle for a long time. Now that I’m a mother I’ve shared this love with them. When my youngest discovered The Very Hungry Caterpillar it became her favorite book. We read it multiple times a day now and we even have the Eric Carle clothing line. I recently started […]


Egg Salad Crescent Carrots

These carrot shaped crescent rolls are so cute and you can stuff them with anything, egg salad, tuna salad, or chicken salad. You simply fill the bread with your favorite salad and add some dill. Little carrots for your springtime party.  Springtime is one of my favorite times of the year because the sun finally […]

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

Chicken Strawberry and Feta Salad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Harvestland by Perdue. All opinions are 100% mine. One of my favorite go to lunches is my chicken strawberry and feta salad. It blends all of my favorite flavors together in a burst of flavor. I can make it fast too, with Harvestland® by […]

How to make Slime or Gak

How to Make Slime or Gak

I participated in a campaign with Acorn Influence on behalf of Walmart and the Kids Choice Awards. All opinions are my own.   Making slime with your kids is incredibly easy. You only need a few ingredients and you can find them at your local Walmart. For added fun you can get fun washable watercolor […]

Fun Froggy Game

Fun Froggy Craft and Game

To celebrate the launch of Jonathan London’s newest Froggy book Froggy’s Birthday Wish, I decided to make a fun game that you can make and play with your kids. It would make a great party game for those that are Froggy lovers and the kids will get a kick out of picking up “chocolate” cover […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs – Reese’s Copycat

These chocolate peanut butter eggs are just like the Reese’s ones you’ll find in the store except they are made from scratch and have no preservatives. We spring for all natural or organic choices in our house so it’s less processed than the original.  I have a weakness for peanut butter eggs. Throughout the year […]

Naked Egg Science Experiment

Bouncing Easter Eggs

Did you know that you could make an egg bounce? Experiment with these fun bouncing Easter eggs to discover how it works! This simple science experiment is super fun to do and an affordable learning project to do with the kids! Bouncing Easter Eggs: What you need: Clear Wide Mouth Containers Raw Eggs White Vinegar […]

Strawberry Pomegranate Fruit Leather

Strawberry Pomegranate Fruit Leather

One of my favorite snacks is fruit leather. When we stopped eating high sugar and processed foods we cut out fruit roll up type snacks. Luckily, I was able to find an alternative to our favorite snack and it tastes even better homemade without any added sugar. It’s also incredibly simple to make. Every batch […]

Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta

Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta

Sometimes your pasta needs a good kick to change it up from being boring pasta. This Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta is a delicious way to do that with lots of peppers and red pepper flakes.  I’m a fan of flavor, which is a reason I’m notorious for going out to eat for dinner. We get […]

DIY Felt Four Leaf Clover

DIY Felt Four Leaf Clover

  Are you looking for a fun way to bring St. Patricks day into your home?  These oh so easy DIY Felt Four Leaf Clovers are so fun to make and a great project to get the kids involved in.  Just grab a piece of green felt from your local Craft store for less than […]

Apple Hazelnut Granola

Hazelnut Granola Apple Slices

 Sometimes I just need something crunchy and sweet to munch on. I don’t keep junk food in the house and during the holidays we try to get rid of any that may have snuck into the house. One of my new favorite snacks is a simple one. It’s just sliced apples, skinny hazelnut spread, granola and […]

Homemade Lavender Soap Clear

Homemade Lavender Soap

Homemade Lavender Soaps has to be one of the most soothing soaps you can use in the shower or bath.  Lavender is so beneficial for your skin and can detox your skin from the daily stress of life.  You’ll enjoy the calming effects Lavender can have on your body and it leaves a subtle smell […]

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

Fruity Chocolate Froyo

The opinions and thoughts contained in this post are 100% mine. I only ever work with companies I support and think you, my readers, will like.  Sometimes eating healthy can get boring. I know I’m not the only one that feels like that, so I try to switch things up every now and again by […]

Conversation Heart Oobleck

Conversation Hearts Oobleck – Science Experiment

The name “oobleck” is derived from the Dr. Seuss book Bartholomew and the Oobleck, but it is also a fun science experiment you can do with kids. Kids will learn all while doing what they do best, make a mess. Hands on learning keeps children excited about science. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) affirms that […]

Gooey Sugar Coma S'mores Bars

Gooey Sugar Coma S’mores Bars

Does your sweet tooth love s’mores as much as mine? I had a craving for something s’more related and decided to use what I had around my house to make these gooey sugar coma s’mores bars.  For these bars, I literally threw everything in a baking dish and melted it together. That’s all a s’more […]

Tissue Paper Stained Glass

Tissue Paper Stained Glass Hearts

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals. You can find more fun crafts like this one in their Kid’s Kitchen. Making stained glass hearts is a great project for little hands that need practice with fine motor skills. Children can cut or tear lots of pieces of colorful tissue paper and glue them […]

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

Puff Hazelnut Chocolate Raspberry Pastries

This past week I was invited to a Puff Pastry Ladies Night with a handful of other bloggers to experience how easy it is to make lots of great food for entertaining with Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry.  They sponsored the party and the following recipe that I created for you guys!  We feasted on some savory […]

Homemade Skinny Hazelnut Chocolate Spread

Homemade Hazelnut Chocolate Spread – Blendtec Review

This homemade hazelnut spread is a skinny version of the Nutella you already love. It is made with dark chocolate and almond / coconut milk blend instead of milk and cocoa. It tastes great and you can make it at home in your blender or food processor.  Blendtec recently sent me their Designer 725 to […]

Better for you Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Better for You Buffalo Chicken Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches are one of my major weaknesses. This recipe cuts out a lot of the fat by baking and served in a smaller portion, making it a better for you version of a favorite. I’ll be making these for Super Bowl Sunday.  Paired with a bold Lite Ranch dressing or Lite Blue Cheese, […]

SImple Green Smoothie

Some Beautiful Smoothie Recipes

The following collection was curated on Smoothies are one of my favorite things to eat in the morning. I normally have a cup of coffee followed by a smoothie. I make them big enough to get each of the girls one and a snack for myself later in the day. I drink most of […]

White Chicken Pizza

White Chicken Pizza Recipe

Any pizza, is a good pizza and this white chicken pizza recipe is just another favorite to add to my list. It’s made with fresh ingredients and homemade pizza dough. A few years ago I met up with a few bloggers and we made a fantastic dinner together. We all helped prepare it over a […]

Homemade Snowman Marshmallow Straws

Homemade Snowmen Marshmallow Straws

This post is brought to you by the Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen I’ve not tried my hand at homemade marshmallows because I thought is was hard but I was surprised at just how easy it is. I made marshmallow frosting for our Disney Kids party last month and it was yummy, but supper sticky because of […]

Festive Cocktails for Winter

Festive Cocktails for Winter

This collection was curated on  I’m not much of a drinker but I like to indulge in a cocktail every once in awhile. Winter holds some of the prettiest and most festive cocktails. With flavors like cranberry, apple and candy canes, you can’t go wrong.  One of my favorites is the warm mulled wines […]

Buckeye Balls

Buckeye Balls Recipe

There was a shop that sold buckeye balls arranged on a tree around Christmas time when I was working and going to college. I had never had one before until a company Christmas party and since then I’ve been hooked. Buckeye Balls are pretty much homemade Reese’s cups with more peanut butter! But they look like […]

Festive Thanksgiving  Appetizers

Festive Thanksgiving Appetizers Ideas

This post is brought to you by Foodie.  I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year so I’ve been looking for yummy appetizers for people to munch on while dinner finishes cooking in the oven. It will keep everyone out of the kitchen to allow me time to get everything completed and I won’t be stepping around anyone. […]

Marshmallow Apple Treats

Marshmallow Apple Treats

This post is brought to you by Dixie Crystals Kids Kitchen. Get your kids into the kitchen to make this fun edible craft for their teachers or just a simple Thanksgiving treat. They are simple to make and fun to eat. Not to mention that look so cute. You can see a step by step […]

Pine Cone Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards

Pine Cone Turkey Thanksgiving Place Cards

This is a fun craft you can do with your kids to get them ready for Thanksgiving. We are hosting the big dinner this year so we wanted to get the kids involved so that they would be proud to show off their work to the family. We collected the pinecones from our yard and […]

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Junk to Terrarium – Recycled Craft

My daughters became an avid recycler in the last few years. We always have a collection of boxes and plastic it seems. It’s our own little junkyard until it makes it to the recycling centers. So it was time to use some of the pieces we have for another project. We made a terrarium for […] Protection Status