DIY Christmas Decorations

Around the holidays my girls love to create fun family friendly crafts that they can use to decorate our home with or that they can use to gift to their family members. The other day my husband was working on a project and he had the genius idea to cut some square pieces out of the wood he was using and allow the girls to make DIY Christmas decorations out of them. They loved it and it was such an easy craft that kept them busy for a few hours. The great thing about these DIY Christmas Decorations is that they are simple to make and are cost efficient. My girls loved using their creative talent while making these and also loved to personalize each ornament that they planned on gifting to their family and teachers. They decided to use … [Read more...]

Pretty Pintastic Party #82

How was your Thanksgiving? Ours was great. We celebrated with lots of family and food. Now it's time to get ready for Christmas, but before we do, we must first celebrate this week's Pretty Pintastic Party #82. I can't wait to see all of the awesome link ups, but if you link up please make sure to show some pin love to other posts. Don't leave your link and run, that would be rude.  Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinned & features are pinned by all! First, let's meet the hosts: Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter  Heather from Divas Run for Bling Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter Deanna from Gloriously Made Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter Alli from An Alli Event … [Read more...]

Whole Grain Apple and Herb Stuffing

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.” Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday not only because so much delicious food is served but because family comes together and new memories are made and old ones are talked about. Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner I knew that I needed to find the perfect Stuffing recipe. I have never learned or even tried to make homemade Stuffing and since it is my favorite Thanksgiving side dish, I decided to experiment with a few recipes before Thanksgiving arrived. I searched online and ran across a Whole Grain Apple and Herb Stuffing recipe … [Read more...]

Create Fun Projects with IDO3D

Thank you IDO3D for hiring me to have my daughter test your product. All opinions are my own and my daughters and this post contains affiliate links to make your shopping easier. This year my holiday gift guide focuses on Arts & Crafts for kids, so when IDO3D contacted me to test their IDO3D Art Kit, I was thrilled. When I told my 10 year old daughter that we would be trying out the IDO3D, she was even more excited. She had heard of this product before and had been wanting to create fun projects with the IDO3D. When the 3D kit arrived, we immediately opened it and I read the instructions and then I had my 10 year old read the instructions. The instructions were easy to read and very simple to understand. The IDO3D kit comes with 5 … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

It seems like at the end of each week we have leftover bananas. There are so many things you can make with end of the week bananas like smoothies and shakes, but I love to make my Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins. They are delicious, simple to make, and can be frozen to be eaten later.    Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are simple to make and take very few ingredients. This is also the perfect recipe to let your kids  help you with.  The first step is to mash 3-4 bananas in a bowl. Once the bananas are mashed you will then mix in the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, egg, sugar, butter, vanilla, and cinnamon.  After these ingredients have been mixed, you will then fold in the chocolate chips. After the chocolate chips … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake

This is my favorite time of year. Not only does the weather start to cool but it's also the season of pumpkins! I love to see pumpkin decorations, I love to visit pumpkin patches, but mostly I love to eat pumpkins! There are so many ways to cook a pumpkin and so many dishes that you can make. One dish I had never made or even eaten was Pumpkin Cake. I have seen people comment that this recipe is simple and  delicious so I decided to put a spin on this sweet treat and create Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake. This is absolutely one of the easiest pumpkin recipes I have ever made. It is a simple mix of just a few ingredients and it takes no special skills. This recipe is actually the perfect recipe to have your kids help you with because it … [Read more...]

Pretty Pintastic Party #81

Can you believe that it's time for Pretty Pintastic Party #81? This is the perfect time of the year because there are so many amazing holiday posts and I promise that this week's Pintastic Party will not disappoint you, but before we start, I want to share with you a few of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes. Sweet Potato Casserole Amazing Stuffing Recipes Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cake DIY Turkey Cookies Now it is time for the Pretty Pintastic Party #81. Make sure to show some pin love if you leave a link. not doing this would be rude.  Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party where all posts are pinned & features are pinned by all! First, let's meet the hosts: Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, … [Read more...]