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Cotton Ball Santa Beards

Here’s a cute craft we did with the kids at the Christmas Parade at the Summit a couple of weeks ago. Our Kid Reporter decided to make a video showing how to make them..     What you need: 25-30 Cotton Balls per beard Card Stock Sharpie Scissors Glue Stick Tape Craft Sticks Xacto to ... Read More

Homemade Holiday Cards

Receiving family holiday cards are one of my favorite things about this season. I love hearing about life from friends and family and seeing how everyone has changed. Store bought cards are beautiful but in my opinion, homemade are super special! You do not need to be an artist to create meaningful cards for those ... Read More

Melted Snowman Oreo Truffles

As fun to make as they are to eat! Try these yummy Melted Snoman Oreo Truffles! Ingredients: Double stuff Oreo’s (they stick better than regular Oreos) 1 package of cream cheese White Candy coating (almond bark or something similar) Edible markers Mini Oreo’s Start by crushing your double stuff Oreo’s. I use a food processor ... Read More

Thankful Turkey Kid Craft

This is a really easy and fun craft to do with the kids this week as we start prepping for Thanksgiving. It did not require too many supplies and they were all available at my local dollar store. Supplies: Construction paper Googly eyes Feathers Glue Scissors Something to write with (we used crayons) We started ... Read More

Pine Cone Bird Feeders

Here’s a fun Old School Craft to do with your kids, do you remember making these when you were younger? What you need: -Pine cones -Peanut Butter -Birdseed -String -Scissors -Mixing bowl For the best results heat up tight pine cones in the oven on 300 degrees for 10 minutes to loosen them up. Spread ... Read More

School Halloween Party Ideas

Every year I get asked to help with my kid’s class parties. I don’t know about the rest of you parents out there but I really have a hard time coming up with crafts, snacks, or games to entertain these kiddos. This year I decided to be proactive and get a list ready of things ... Read More

Easy After School Snacks

When the kids get home from school they are like ravenous wolves. Usually they just grab any unhealthy thing they can find but this year I decided to work a little harder for them and make sure they have a healthy, filling treat when they get home. Here are the recipes for some of our ... Read More

Lazy Moms Guide to Pumpkin Decorating

The fun of carving a pumpkin is lost on me. I’m not ashamed to admit it. I’ve gotten much better as my girls have gotten older at realizing that life with kids is messy and sticky and chaotic. But when it comes to carving the guts out of a pumpkin, I will go to great ... Read More

Halloween Dinner Recipe

Halloween is such a busy night and coming up with a healthy and quick dinner can be a challenge. One of our family favorites is stuffed bell peppers. They are delicious and take less than 20 minutes to prepare. Cutting little jack-o-lantern faces into the peppers make them festive and fun for the kids and ... Read More

Fall Fun with Apples!

We talk a lot about picking fresh fruits and veggies during the summer but did you know that you can pick apples, not too far from Birmingham! This is one of our favorite fall activities. This kids love to go and pick from the trees and I love the recipes and canning that I get ... Read More