Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Egg Hunt with Bunny Bucks & Chick Change!!

This is what we did last year- 2013 for our Easter Egg Hunt.  Just print out our Bunny Bucks & Chick Change printables and place them in the plastic eggs...for each child I hid 30 eggs with their name on them- that way I made sure everyone had the same amount of money to spend at the general store.  There were other eggs hidden for them to find too, with miscellaneous little threats in them.  After they find all the eggs then they can take their money to the general store and buy what they want.  I had enough of everything so that they all could get one of everything- It was a blast and the boy's LOVED it so much...  this year we are doing it again.  You can get our free prints here  Hope you enjoy them as much as we did... Hoppy Easter!!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Twin's Baby Shower

I was going through some pictures on my camera... and found these pictures I had taken of the baby shower we had for my friends twins- I posted a tutorial on how to make the diaper cake, but hadn't posted any of the actual pictures of the here they are

she had one boy and one girl!! so I was very creative and decorated in Blue & Pink LOL

I served Breakfast... and had lots of help with the food from family & friends- have I ever mentioned I hang out with some amazing cooks?

Fresh fruit and dip is always a hit...

I love making these yogurt, granola & fruit parfaits for every occasion- so yummy!

Jamie made a cute tag to tie onto bags of pink & blue gumballs for a hand-out  "Bubble Trouble"  for everyone to take home!

I bagged up a few.... then left bags, tags and a jar of bubblegum for the guests to make their own- 

Along with the muffins,fruit and parfaits we had a yummy Breakfast casserole and sausage roll-ups.....   

It's always a perfect day... when I can spend time with some of my favorite people- and eat wonderful food too!!  And on top of that the Mom to be received so many fun & needful things for two of the cutest little people on the planet!! 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Hi everyone.... yes I know it's been a LONG time since I've posted on the blog,...... I don't know what has been taking up all my time- but I wanted to share a great, easy, healthy snack I made today.   The little boys are always asking for a snack, and I had these bananas in the freezer- so I decided to try to make a cookie with them.   They are really easy and only use 3 ingredients! 

First of all let me say- I know these look disgusting-  when I have bananas that are really ripe and are going to go bad- I put them in the freezer, peel and all. They turn this horrible black color- but they are so good to bake with.     So to make these cookies you will need 2 very ripe bananas

as you can see they get really gooey in the freezer- which is why they are so great to bake with... they make the best banana bread too.  The easiest way to open them is to slice them with a knife from end to end like this.....then they come out of the peel really easy- they need to be thawed before you do this, you can put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes on defrost or just sit them on the counter for an hour before you are going to use them.

so put your 2 bananas in a bowl, then I took 1 1/2 cups rolled oats and put them in the blendtec to grind them up a little bit. Mix the 2 ingredients together with a fork, mix in a handful of chocolate chips.  Scoop them onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake them for 15 minutes @ 350 degrees.  

Take them out of the oven and enjoy a really healthy cookie- no sugar- no flour- no salt- just bananas, rolled oats and of course a little bit of chocolate!!!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Last minute teacher Valentines!

Need a last minute gift for your kids teacher? Well have no fear we are here to help! (thanks to gg digital designs! and her cute new Project Life kit Crush)

Just simply -------> 

right click, save image as, save to desktop.
Printout as a full page (tray and topper on cardstock)
Cut out
Tape wrappers to 8 hersheys nuggets
fold tray
place nuggets and in tray and put in a pretzel sized cello bag
top with topper (remember to have your child sign the card first)

Monday, January 13, 2014

FHE Week 2 2014

So I haven't posted in awhile... but hey... we are building a house.

Did any of you make a new years goal to have FHE every week? We are the on again off again family, but not this year!!! We are going to do it!

Here is what we are doing tonight.

I totally cheat and use helps. This week we are using from Little LDS Ideas week 2, But I made a coloring page map to go along with it! ;)

Right Click on each picture to download and save on to your desktop.

Monday, November 4, 2013

A time to be Thankful.....

I took all the Halloween decorations down yesterday, and put up a few      Thanksgiving things......

I have been doing a little bit of "crafting"  we made these cute wooden stands with some great sayings on them

Blessed beyond measure...  yes I am!! So grateful for the many blessings in my life- Is it perfect? No- but there are so many GREAT things in my life everyday!!!

This one is probably my FAVORITE!!!  Everything looks better with a Grateful heart!!!
I put this chair up in the entry for my Halloween things & loved it- so I kept it there and stuck some fall things on it....

Oh how I love fall.....

Hope all of you take some time during this time of year and think of all the things in your life that are so GREAT!  It won't take long to see just how blessed we really are......

Thursday, October 31, 2013


We had our Family Halloween party- it was a lot of fun!!! This year I kept it pretty simple-

Halloween is all about the candy- at least that's what the little boys think.

But we did have more than candy.... these are pineapple & Mandarin oranges with whipping cream on top...and a few cockroaches on the side-

there were spider egg sacks..... (white cheddar cheese balls)

witch brooms made with string cheese & pretzel sticks.... I made these last year & they were a hit- so I made them again!

of course caramel apples too

I found these cute Halloween cups at walmart- and made green Frankenstein rice krispy treats in them  

It's amazing what a few things put together can look like....  we also had taco soup, rolls & salad

very easy graveyard pudding cups with crushed up oreo's on top, and a candy corn- I looked all over for the ghost peeps- but couldn't find them- they would have been darling!

mini cupcakes- perfect size for the little monsters to eat-

a jar full of little cuties - made to look like Jack-o-lanters

and straws of course .... for the Italian soda's and other drinks- everything tastes better with a cute striped straw!

add a few games: Balloon popping,  Halloween Bingo & Bobbing for apples and you've got a fun party..... I can't believe it's already Halloween.  Time goes by so quickly- take time to enjoy it and make some memories with those you love the most! :)