learning monkeys: Fall Leaves Matching Game

I have for you today a quick little printable for your monkeys! With this game, your little one can practice their matching, their colors, their shapes, as well as counting. Start by printing out the free printables below, click on each image for the corresponding printable. {There are 2 printables – the first sheet is […]

sensory: Seek-n-Find Fall Sensory Bin

If you haven’t seen already, we are a sensory bin loving house! The last one I made for V was the Dinosaur Dig Sensory Bin, & that was in July – OY! So, that means I am making a new one today – yippee! Here are a couple of other sensory bins we have done […]

eats: My Favorite Chili

This easy and and quick-to-make chili has a small touch of sweetness that is perfect for a crisp fall meal.

idea collage: Homemade Playdough 3 Ways

I have been MIA the last couple of days because my little brother just got hitched this weekend!!!  Wahoo – he’s that last sibling to tie the knot. I don’t have a wrap-up from last week, so I’ll share some more from the wedding tomorrow :) So, without further ado…I thought I’d throw this post […]

bake: Sand Dollar Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

Do you love sand dollars as much as me?! Try these easy to make sand dollar cinnamon sugar cookies – that look just like the real thing! Yummy & perfect!

busy bag: Popsicle Stick Puzzle + Free Printable

With a few basic tools plus this free printable, this simple to make puzzle for your preschooler is a great busy bag addition.

fun eats: Patriotic Dipped Pretzels

Red, white, & blue sprinkles with white chocolate make these pretzels a spectacular treat to add to your 4th of July festivities.

fingers & toes: Flag Handprint & Song

Once again I share my obsession with you for inking up those little feet & hands and doing prints of the little ones. You can’t really pass up any opportunity to dip them in some paint – can you?! ;) There are simply not enough holidays for all this cuteness – so let’s do it […]

art & learning: Fireworks Coloring Page + Word Search

Party of three!  Party of three! Good things come in threes, huh?…”What’chu talkin’ ’bout, Willis?” Well, there are The Three Bears, The Chipmunks (you know, ALVIN, Simon, and Theodore), Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, 3 ring notebooks, three little kittens that lost their mittens, the saying “hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil”…okay, I could […]

create kiddo: Patriotic Pinwheel & Printable

I am currently in love with all things pinwheel!  And now, with the 4th of July coming up, this is the perfect time to create one! I think this may be the year…the year we do fireworks as a family (V is 2 1/2 & I’m hoping she won’t be like me)!!! True fact…up until […]

fun eats: 4th of July Homemade Gummi Candy

These fun & nostalgic homemade gummies are sure to be a hit with all!

celebration: DIY “little man” birthday tie wreath

I adore wreaths!  I even have a Pinterest board titled “wreaths, wreaths, and more wreaths!” with 50 54 pins :)  Now, you would think that because I do adore them I might indeed have a new wreath every month.  Well, I don’t wanna burst the bubble buuuuut…my Christmas wreath sat on my door well into […]

celebration: 1st Birthday Cake – Chocolate Vegan Cake with Homemade No-Fuss Whipped Cream

This cake is my go-to cake for first birthday cakes.  Call me a tad obnoxious (I am definitely more relaxed with #2 ;), but I had no desire to get one of those extremely fattening, who knows what is in it (except a large quantity of sugar), over butter-creamed cake :)  Oh, I know you […]

celebration: Little Man Birthday

Little T turned the big ol’ 1 year old on Friday and we celebrated it with all things “little man” on Saturday with family and friends. I still cannot believe he is ONE already! Man, with the second baby it’s like time literally flies…it grew wings & flew away ;)  With V I felt like […]

fingers & toes: “My Daddy Rocks” Father’s Day Activity & Printable

Let me tell you right up front that I am simply obsessed with inking up those little feet & hands and doing prints of the little ones. I blame it on Pinterest & all the cute ideas out there – but this is an original mama♥miss! So, I whipped up this little one (well 3!) […]

bake: Lofthouse-Style Soft Sugar Cookies

These Lofthouse-Style Soft Sugar Cookies are so soft and light, and the frosting adds the necessary sweetness to compliment them perfectly.

thanks: Celebrating Memorial Day with the kiddos.

Memorial Day is usually a time we get together with family & friends and have a barbecue.  It’s a tough thing to teach the kiddos about the reason we celebrate Memorial Day, especially the younger kiddos.  It’s something they may have trouble grasping amid all the barbecue parties.  It is important to honor and remember […]

genius mama moment: Paint Palette Cupcake Station

This Paint Palette Cupcake Station is the perfect creation station for your little cupcake artist!

sensory: Spring Sensory Bin

This spring sensory bin has amazing colors. I added little flowers, a watering can, and some shovels.