Each year local libraries start accepting Valentine cards that they will donate to the children at Children’s Hospital. This activity is one of our “favorite things.” We think this is a fantastic way to get even the smallest of kiddos involved in giving back. If your children love to color, give them some valentine hued ... Read More

“This meal is sure to please even the youngest members of the  family, plus it is quick, easy, and inexpensive.  Simple enough for a weeknight meal, but ‘gourmet’ enough to impress company.” Ingredients: 1 package fettuccine pasta 2 slices center cut bacon 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic 2 teaspoons thyme ... Read More

In the spirit of all things Winter Storm 2011 – we decided to stick with the theme and show you some snowmen you can actually build inside. The storm seemed to have dumped more ice than snow in our yard so our attempts at making snowmen out of ice failed miserably, leaving some little ones ... Read More

Droolicious Cuisine at Sunset Punch

You can’t celebrate New Years without champagne so we thought we would consult with Momma Drool for a recipe that’s a little different than drinking it straight up! Happy New Years!! Sunset Punch Ingredients: 2 cups pineapple juice 2 cups cranberry juice cocktail 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 large limes) 9 lime slices ... Read More

This was such a popular post last year, we thought we would pull it from the archives and re-post it for this holiday season. Over on our “That’s what holiday memories are made of” post, Birmingham mom & reader Kerry said that she and her children enjoy making salt dough ornaments and hanging them on ... Read More

Turkey Day Craft

You’re busy cleaning, cooking and stressing out over all of the people that will be filling your home in less than 24 hours. You have a million things to do and Oh Yeah, the kids are home. Unless you want to plop them down in front of the tube for a large portion of the ... Read More

You might think that Thanksgiving is the most important thing happening this week, and I hate to inform you that you are incorrect. It’s Iron Bowl Week Baby!! Forget the turkey it’s time to sport your orange and blue or crimson and white…. Bragging rights are on the line! Many of us host Iron Bowl ... Read More

We love this idea for an edible craft. It makes a great afternoon snack,  the kids will love helping out and reaping the reward! What you’ll need: Donut Holes – Or Munchkins – Assorted is best so you get an arrangement of “acorns” Pretzel Sticks Peanut Butter Chopped Peanuts What you’ll do: Smear a little ... Read More

With the holidays around the corner you’ll need to think beyond casseroles, hams and turkeys if you have some family in town  crashing at your place. We’ve got a yummy Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole you can make up for when the mob wakes up hungry and wants something more than Captain Crunch! This casserole ... Read More

You may have seen these cute little banners selling for a pretty penny on sites like Etsy, bet you didn’t know how easy they are to do yourself… Here’s the lowdown. What you need: Assorted Craft Papers (Fall or Halloween Themed) Scissors Hole Punch Index Cards Stencil (unless you feel confidant in free handing your ... Read More