Tag Archive: Ideas for Fun

The Week of Chocolate Milk and Other Miscellany

alyssa matthew sadie savannah carter nick isabella

The week of chocolate milk, I’m pretty sure that is what this week will be called in our family’s history. Amber (16) and Kaitlin (14)  left early Saturday morning for a week long cruise in the Caribbean with my parents and later that day we headed to the farmer’s market to pick up our raw…

Giving Food For Gifts: 4 Moms Link Up

A special thank you to Alyssa (12) for putting the recipes and  pictures into this post. (Psst, enter to win some Lilla Rose love.) It’s that time of  year to start earnestly thinking about Christmas gifts. This week the 4 Moms are sharing some of our favorite ideas for food gifts. Every December our family…

Homemade Cinnamon Gift Tags: Kids Can Make This

cinnamon ornament gift tag Christmas

You’ve probably seen these delightful smelling cinnamon/glue/applesauce Christmas ornaments before. We’ve made them several different years. This year we added puff paint and Sharpies to spiff up our ornaments and to make them do double duty as adorable gift tags. Cinnamon Ornaments 1 1/2 cups cinnamon 1 cup applesauce 1/3 cup white school glue Mix…

Holiday Traditions for the Whole Family

Nicholas (2) and Savannah (5)

It seems like the holidays are a time when every family has a plethora of special traditions. Here are some of our favorite, fun family traditions for the month of December: Marshmallow wars Christmas Mysteries- They keep everyone on their toes.  Santa’ hats – All the children wear them whenever we go out. It brings…

December Challenge: Showing Christ’s Love

Heath Bars, Peppermint Meringues and Peanut Clusters

Nearly a month ago I read about how Kristina celebrated her 38th birthday by spending the day demonstrating 38 random acts of love to others. She did things like passing out Panera cookies to strangers, writing  notes and passing out treats to teachers, mailmen, firemen and paying for a stranger’s groceries. She did this in…

Our Large Family Gift Guide

Sadie and Savannah Princess dress-up

From now until November 19, Vision Forum is offering 20% off your entire order plus $5 flat rate shipping with coupon code ALLEXTRA20 Each year I have people ask about Christmas in our house and how we handle gift giving. We prefer to have a few, nice quality, versatile toys and games that we use…

Cowboy Cupcake Tutorial

Cowboy Cupcakes

After years of not being able to make fun, pretty birthday cakes, the kids and I are completely addicted to crafting adorable cupcakes thanks to  Hello, Cupcake! (Check out our hamburger and ant cupcakes and the spaghetti and meatball cupcakes.) So for Nicholas’ third birthday we decided to do both cowboy and horse cupcakes. These…

Hiking with Kids

Our family loves summer because of the opportunity to spend more time out of doors.  We enjoy camping, fishing and water fights and games of tag in the backyard, but one of our favorite outdoor activities is exploring some of the hiking trails in our area. We’ve explored hollow logs, gotten caught in a thunderstorm,…