Campfire Brownies

Campfire Brownies

Are you a camper?  I assume everyone goes camping so it always surprises me when I hear people say they don't.  Being out under the stars with the smell of trees and a campfire are like therapy to me.  When my kids were young I took them camping because it was something we could do that didn't cost a lot of money.  Now they're older and we go to re-connect, unplug and hang out together.  Oh yeah, and cook!  There is nothing like cooking over the campfire! If you do camp, what kinds of foods … [Continue reading...]

DIY Firestarters

DIY Fire Starters

Summer for me and my kids means camping.  Lots of camping!  Unfortunately this year it's not happening.  When I was diagnosed with breast cancer I wasn't sure what the future would look like, and how I would feel this summer.  So I cancelled our camping reservations and figured we'd stay close to home this summer.  (Cue sad music here.) Then my amazing friends said that they were going to take us camping so I didn't have to do any heavy lifting.  My kids were pretty excited.  And, it gave me a … [Continue reading...]

Oatmeal Rolo Bars

Oatmeal Rolo Bars

After over three months of not baking, I’m back!  Sorry for my absence.  I’ve been dealing with some health issues and baking was just too much for me. In April I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  It’s been a turbulent couple of months, to say the least.  I’m tired… all the time.   And for some […]

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Highlight of My Year Co-Worker Gift Idea

Highlight of my Year - Printable Gift Tag

I’m sure my co-workers think I’m a dork always giving them gifts with puns on them. You know, the “donut you know how much I care about you?” or the “Here’s to a germ free year” gifts. They make me laugh so they’re stuck with them. And working in a school kind of gives me […]

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Emoji Lunch Box Notes {Free Printable}

Emoji Lunch Box Notes

My daughter loves all the emoji stuff out there.  And, who am I kidding, me too.  I’m pretty sure it’s not possible for me to send a text without an emoji in it.  What?  I work in a middle school.  Give me a break. Here are some cute Emoji Lunch Box notes to put in […]

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Homemade Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Homemade Chewy Granola Bars

My kids love chewy chocolate chip granola bars.  They’re easy to put in their backpack or lunch and it doesn’t really matter if they get squished a little.  They’re still delicious. So why not make them?  Homemade is just so much better than store bought in just about everything.  Well, except clothes.  I’m not making […]

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Cute Lunch Box Notes for Kids {Free Printable}

Cute Lunch Box Notes for Kids

Life has taken a crazy turn in our house.  I was diagnosed with breast cancer on April 4th and have been living in a daze ever since.  My kids have been my main focus for so many years that I worry about them almost more than what will happen to me.  They’re stressed, rightfully so, […]

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Giant Pencil Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea

Giant Pencils Filled with Goodies - Teacher Gift Idea

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week next week!  Did you remember?  It’s not too late to show some love to your child’s teachers.  And I’m a big believer in letting teachers and school employees know that they are appreciated.  That’s a tough, tough job! We made these giant pencils back in 2012 and I loved them so […]

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Easter No Bake Bird’s Nest Cookies #FillTheCookieJar

No Bake Bird's Nest Cookies for Easter

I love No Bake Cookies so when I saw this recipe over on The Recipe Rebel, I knew they were going to be delicious!  There’s something about the combination of chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips.  Kind of like our Chex Scotcharoos but Eastery.  (That’s a word, right?) These cookies are perfect for Easter!  They […]

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DIY Fluffy Slime

DIY Fluffy Slime

Slime is all the craze right now.  It’s kind of crazy!  All of the kids at school are playing with it and making it.  My daughter has created quite a little business selling it.  Who knew???  Slime!  It’s been around for ages and there are lots of different recipes out there. This recipe is for […]

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