Monthly Archives October 2012

Recycled Sweater Craft: Trendy Boy and Girl Hat

Are you surviving winter?  Our weather here is so fickle so we usually layer in the morning with jacket, hat and scarf but by noon that has all been put away and then 3 o’clock hits and we are frantically looking for that jacket. We had an old sweater lying around that we couldn’t donate because…
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Superheroes In Speech! {And at Home}

Little boys. They love superheroes. This hasn’t hit in our house yet. My little guy is only 20 months and is currently obsessed with trucks (gucks), cars (gucks), and trains (gucks). And my daughter has been obsessed with princesses since she could say “princess” so needless to say we don’t have any superhero paraphernalia around…
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Boo and Everything

“Bob, you are adorable.” “Mom!” “And extremely scary. You’re a very scary zombie.” “I’m not a zombie! I don’t eat brains! I’m a skeleton! A skeleton is just plain scary, Mom.”
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Yummy Math Fun with Felt

We are still having some summer weather here in our part of California and my kids favorite summertime (ok, anytime) treat is ice cream. I decided to take advantage of their love of ice cream by creating a fun felt math game that reinforces both pattern making, counting and number order. This is so
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Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Spice: How to Make from Scratch

I didn’t realize how much I loved Libby that is Libby’s Pumpkin Puree, until I moved to a place where they don’t sell it.  They also don’t sell pumpkin spice here so I have faithfully packed them into my suitcase along with corn tortillas, reeces pieces, Sun chips….. for years. I come from a family…
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Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Caramel Glaze

Our family has been trying to eat healthier as I mentioned in our Healthy Popcorn Balls article.  Since it’s Fall and I love my pumpkin, I decided to experiment and make these tasty Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Caramel Glaze. The pastry on these bad boys is made from whole wheat and the inside is just pumpkin…
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Supper Time

“Mom, you know what the best part of this restaurant is?” “The french fries?’ “Yeah, but you know what else? If I get sleepy I can lay down in this seat.” “Are you sleepy, Honey?” “Yeah. Can I rest my head in your lap? You can have my fries.”
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Twas the Weekend Before Halloween….

It was a busy weekend around here! Saturday night Rob and I went to our friend’s annual Halloween costume party.  Last year Rob and I didn’t worry so much about matching our costumes, but this year I thought it would be fun to coordinate outfits.  Since I am all about easy this year, I thought…
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DIY Halloween Treat Toppers

Contributing Writer: Kelly Griglione from Notable Nest Are you still looking for something special to make for school Halloween treats, or for certain kids in your neighborhood? These clothes in Halloween treat toppers are quick and inexpensive to make, and can easily be personalized for the recipient. This is also a project your kids can help with,…
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3 Ways to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

I don’t know about where you live, but here in Northern California, pumpkins at a pumpkin patch are always a lot more expensive than those sold at stores. So even though we have been to a pumpkin patch this season and will visit another this weekend, I bought our pumpkin at the store. My daughters…
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