April was sure filled with showers of rain, which means May will be bountiful with blooms, buds, and new life all around. May is the perfect time to start planning family hikes and outings to local, state, or national parks. My family is blessed to live in an area where hiking trails and parks
As Easter rolls around, one of my favorite candy treats hits the shelves… jelly beans! Traditional, sour, theme-flavored – I like almost all of them (well, maybe except those weird flavored ones and black licorice). But jelly beans are so much more than candy when it comes to Easter and a great way to
Did you know on March 6 Silly Putty was invented in 1950?! The rest is history. Now we have slime, putty, gack, goop, so many sensory wonders; it’s truly a love-hate relationship. My kiddos absolutely love playing with playdough and Aaron’s Thinking Putty, but other parties in our home (cough, daddy) cringe at the
Winter time in southwest Pennsylvania usually means snow, cold, sled riding, hot cocoa, and … maple season, one of the sweetest seasons around! If you are lucky enough to live in an area which produces maple syrup, it’s a pretty sweet life. 😉 The area in which my family lives in southwest Pennsylvania, we are
The holidays are over, but the temperatures are still cold and what better way to warm up than with hot cocoa! My kiddos love hot cocoa, popcorn, and movie days (in pajamas of course); it’s a great way to make some relaxing memories and find a new family favorite movie. To jazz up hot cocoa
‘Tis the season of hustle, bustle, and lots of baking. As a mom of three, there are always little helpers in the kitchen wanting to help cook and bake. During the holiday season, my kiddos and I usually bake several dozen cookies. I attempt to pick a cookie for each of them to bake
Cool, crisp air, smells of apples and pumpkin spice, festivals everywhere can mean only one thing…. It’s Soup Season. When autumn rolls around and the temperatures drop, we pull out the blankets, warm beverages, and a family favorite SOUP! I enjoy finding new recipes, making my own creations, and even making timeless family classics.
That’s right! October is Cookie Month, and who doesn’t love a sweet cookie treat! Of course, there are thousands and thousands of cookie recipes: from family favorites, to Grandma’s cookie book, and even trusty old Pinterest. There is a cookie recipe for everyone, even great tasting cookies for those with allergies. It is definitely