Traveling without kids checklist

Checklist for traveling without the kids My husband and I have wanted to go on a vacation without the kids for some time. We tried to go for our 10th anniversary, but our son was born just a few months before, then we tried again for our 15th, and our youngest (now 2) was born […]

No-Bake Oatmeal Cookies

“No Bake” – Oatmeal Cookies I was talking to one of my sisters today, we were laughing and sharing memories of our Grandma Jensen, we had so much fun with her! We grew up in a different state than my Grandma, but when we would see her (at least once a year) we had the […]

Turkey Fruit Gobbler

Allow you kids to help you slide on the grapes, olives, cheese and marshmallows. This makes a fun family project that is fun to eat afterwards. Materials Bosc pear (head) Melon or Squash (body) Cheese (beak and tail feathers) Red, Yellow and Orange peppers (snood, feet and side feathers) Raisins (eyes) Grapes (tail feathers) Olives […]

Oreo Turkey Treats

Oreo Turkey Treats My son was invited to a birthday party last week and had so much fun making these cookie treats that he had to come home and make them. We didn’t have everything that we needed but he had fun and improvised. Everyone loved them. Ingredients Vanilla & Chocolate Oreo cookies Royal icing […]

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream   This weekend my son begged and begged to please make homemade Ice cream, both my husband and I dreaded the thought of having to pull out the big Ice Cream maker, set everything up and listen to the motor roar for an hour or more as the Ice Cream was […]

Homemade Suckers

Homemade Suckers When I was visiting my mom last summer, I helped her to clean out a few rooms. My mother and I came across the old sucker molds we used when I was a child. She gave me a few of them to keep and after returning home I decided to make them with […]

PoP PoP PoPcorn

My family (especially my husband) loves popcorn. Anytime we sit down to watch a movie it is commonplace for us to make popcorn. We use to microwave popcorn for a long time, and the kids were exited when it was their turn to put the popcorn bag in the microwave and make popcorn! Then for […]

Lemon Chex Mix

  Lemon Chex Mix   Here is a fun recipe that we made yesterday. It is simple, makes a lot, and is very yummy!! After mixing it up we waited for it to cool then filled sandwich baggies, attached a note some ribbon, and then delivered to all the neighbors. We are so lucky to […]

Bob Stroller

BOB Stroller After months researching the internet, driving around to different stores, comparison shopping, checking prices, colors, wheels, brands, durability, and more…all the while driving my husband and children crazy! I keep coming back to the BOB stroller. After all the research, test drives. and options. I have decided that I love it! I love […]

Do It Yourself Herbal Remedies

Do it Yourself Home Remedies When disasters occur the medical industry always has a hard time keeping up with the needs of the affected. If there was a national crisis, loss of job, or personal emergency, how would you relieve your pain if doctors or medicine were not available? Fortunately there are many items that […]