Homemade Candy Corn – Oh my!

homemade candy corn

My daughter’s favorite candy is candy corn. She LOVES it! But it’s super hard to find in stores if it’s not Halloween. So I figured there has to be a way to make it. How hard could it be, right? I mean, what is it? Sugar and more sugar. I can do that. (Well, at […]

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Homemade Crayons

I can only imagine that my Grandmother is looking down on me right now and shaking her head. I used to joke with her about saving all the tiny (and not to mention gross) pieces of soap and squishing them all together to make a big bar of soap. She used to say all sorts […]

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My First Award from Crazy Daisy

It’s funny how excited we get when we win something. Well, I’m euphoric. I won my first blog award for my Marshmallow Cresent Puffs. It was the Tuesday Tastes People’s Choice Award over at Crazy Daisy. Thank you to Jasey and everyone who voted for this fantastic recipe! I really appreciate it!!!

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English Toffee Dip

english toffee dip

I’m not exactly sure what to call this dip. The name that first comes to my mind is “bowl of total awesomeness that makes me want to actually eat fruit”. But that’s pretty long. So I guess I’ll stick with English Toffee Dip. A co-worker brought this into work a little while back and said […]

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Homemade Puffy Paint

homemade puffy paint

I saw this idea on one of my favorite blogs, The Pumpkin Patch, and had to try it out with my kids. Oh my gosh! It really works!!! It’s really easy to make and so much fun. Here’s what you’ll need: ** 1 Tablespoon self rising flour ** 1 Tablespoon salt ** 4 teaspoons water […]

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Free Summer Bowling For Kids

I love it when a friend emails me and asks if I’ve seen a certain activity or recipe that I can do/make with my kids. And I LOVE when the activity is free! I mean seriously… free rocks! So when a friend emailed me this site I did the “whoo hoo, free stuff” shout out […]

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Magic Marshmallow Cresent Puffs

magic marshmallow cresent puffs

A while back my Mom brought over a plate of these delicious puffs. She said “try these and tell me what you guys think.” Well, my kids never got to try them because once I took one bite of them I scarfed down the entire plate. (I’m secure enough in myself to be able to […]

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Rediscovering Mother Nature


A couple of years ago I was looking for some place to take my kids that didn’t cost very much money. The beach is our favorite destination but it’s so expensive to stay there. I searched hotel prices and googled family destinations but didn’t come up with anything that was within my budget. Then a […]

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Edible Fish Bowl

edible fish bowl

I remember making this years and years ago for a friend’s children. It was pretty cool (I thought) so my kids and I thought we would make it again for some friends. It’s super easy and it’s fun to do! What you will need: * any kind of clear bowl. We used a fish bowl […]

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FREE Movies at Regal Cinemas

Once again Regal Cinemas is hosting their Free Family Film Festival this summer. This event has been going on since 1991 but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I even heard of it. And did I mention it’s FREE?!?! Click on this link to find a movie theater near you that is […]

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