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The theme this year for the holidays has been handcrafted and homemade! So the other evening we spent some time making cinnamon apple sauce ornaments.  With only three ingredients they could not have been easier to put together and they made the entire house smell divine!  Lets pull out the ingredients and walk you through …

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The last couple of weeks in homeschool I have been doing some lessons on the seasons changing! Today we focused on some fun and interactive cold weather STEM crafts.  We focused on Autumn and Winter and learned through educational videos, going out and studying the weather changing throughout the day and did some STEM learning! …

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Thinking of what to give your kid’s teachers for teacher appreciation week can be a doozy at best. What would they want? What do they need? Is getting them something custom too extra? Well…look no further! Here are the top five gifts for teacher appreciation week! As a teacher for almost four years, teacher appreciation week …

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Buying gifts for kids is a favorite of mine. But, I might love celebrating with kids even more! Here’s my Easter gift guide for the best gifts to give kids that aren’t candy! I’ve been teaching Pre-K for just over three years and if there’s one thing I’ve come to learn is that kids. love. …

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This Valentine’s Cupid Crunch recipe is so easy to throw together and will leave you craving the next handful! It is sweet, crunchy and the perfect treat for the classroom’s Valentine party!  I am always looking for party treats that are easy to make with not too many ingredients or hassle. Holding up well so …

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‘Tis the week of Christmas! Can you even believe it? I know that I cannot. It came so quickly! I know one thing though….my girls are thrilled for holiday festivities! We have been going nonstop since the beginning of December with holiday crafts, happenings and cooking. This week we made personalized stockings (a tradition) and …

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Moving into December means letting the month of Christmas traditions commence! It is, after all, the most wonderful and magical time of the year! Being a family with young children makes it all that much more special because we get to witness it all through their eyes. There are so many festive holiday traditions…some popular …

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Looking for something sweet to serve at your holiday party? Here’s 10 Easy Christmas Treat Recipes your family will beg you to make…year after year! Today is sweets day in our Christmas party and I’m sharing some really EASY Christmas treat recipes in this post! I make A LOT of Christmas cookies and candies throughout …

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Today will be the last stop in our Christmas party. So, I thought it was high time we visited the sweetest part of the holidays…Christmas dessert recipes! Because…who doesn’t love Christmas dessert? I know I do! My favorite is this incredibly creamy and delicious Chocolate Chip Cheesecake that my stepmother makes every year. It is …

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In case I haven’t already mentioned it a bazillion times, the holiday season is my favorite time of year. And since we’re celebrating, I thought it would be a great time to give you some free printable Christmas cards for friends, family and everyone else, too. To be honest, I’ve been really lazy about sending …

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Looking for an awesome gift to give your favorite coffee junkie? You’re sure to find the perfect one in this list of the 10 Best Christmas Gifts for Coffee Lovers! We’re quickly headed toward Christmas mode here and it’s time to start thinking about shopping for gifts. Since it’s almost the shopping season, I thought …

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This homemade orange zest cranberry sauce is a crowd pleaser…even for the folks that claim to dislike cranberry sauce. It is so incredibly different than your canned cran that people either love or hate. My family doesn’t enjoy the canned version although I don’t mind it! It brings back many childhood memories as there wasn’t …

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Looking to save a little money on holiday gifts for your children this year? You’re sure to love these 11 homemade Christmas gifts for kids that you can make in just 1 day! With the average family spending around $992 for holiday gifts, I’d say it’s high time we go back to making homemade presents …

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Believe it or not we only have just over two weeks before Thanksgiving and then the official Christmas season begins! I know…kind of hard to believe. If your family is anything like mine the entire month of December is filled with festivities from work to school to tradition and family. That is why I already …

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I love to host Thanksgiving dinner. I always cook for the masses even when it is just my family of five on an average night, so Thanksgiving dinner gives me the excuse to go all out without feeling like I’ve cooked too much. Aside from cooking, coming up with and wow’ing my guests with one …

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November is National Gratitude Month! So instead of just being thankful on Thanksgiving we spend the entire month incorporating ways of gratitude into our days. It is a great lesson learned for our children and truthfully a really good reminder for us as adults as well. With this list of meaningful ways to celebrate national …

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Why waste a bunch of money on Thanksgiving decorations when you can find so many online for free? It doesn’t make sense to me! Between the appetizers, the turkey, the mashed potatoes, the cranberry sauce, 150 different side dishes and 470 desserts, we spend SO.MUCH. money on Thanksgiving food. So, why should we spend so …

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We just had our annual “Night Of The Jack-O-Lantern” and it consisted of pumpkin carving and a fun Halloweenie themed dinner! I thought I’d share it with you all because I have some incredible pumpkin carving hacks that will make the experience that much more enjoyable and make your carved pumpkins last longer too.  Plus, …

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Need some pumpkin carving stencils for your Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns? You’re in the right place! Here’s 36 FREE pumpkin stencils that you can download and use right now! It’s almost that time, you guys! Halloween will be here before you know it and it’s almost time to make Jack O’ Lanterns! So, what better …

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