Fabulous Fall Leaves…

We kicked off November with a fall leaves activity & fun leaf theme lunch… And although I had big plans for other things, somehow, Thanksgiving is already next week and then the Christmas decorating begins.  So, some of these fun leaf activities will clearly have to wait until next year, but they are so fabulous that […]

Berry Pie

Mmm….pie!!!   I thought this time of year was appropriate to revisit the post about my first-ever pie making endeavor (which made it’s debut on our family blog last spring)… When you think pie this time of year, it seems like pumpkin, apple, and cherry are what come to mind.  But, I sooooo love berry pie.  And […]

Great Photo Deal: 365 FREE prints when you spend $10!!

Snapfish kicked off it’s Merry Deal Reveal with this deal today–when you spend $10 or more, you can get 365 4×6 prints for free. And, if you’re like me and haven’t actually printed pictures in ages, you can actually buy $10 in prints and then get the 365.  So, you can actually order 477 prints for a […]

Pumpkin Chili & Cornbread

With lows in the 40s and highs in the 60s, we finally are having some fall weather and it felt right to finally make some of my must-try pumpkin recipes.  I thought pumpkin chili was the perfect way to celebrate our cooler temps! I’m not sure what it is–maybe the “scientist” in me who likes […]

Leaf Theme Lunch

To go along with our fall leaf theme this past week, I made Big Brother a leaf/tree themed muffin tin lunch!  Included (starting top left going clockwise) were leaf shape pickles, a leaf shaped sandwich, salad leaves, little broken tree branches (as Big Brother called them), leaf shaped pears, and ants (raisins) on fallen tree […]

Visions of Christmas Cards…

…dancing in my head!   All my friends and family know that I love pictures–they are found throughout our house, I scrapbook with them, make gifts with them, and since the birth of Big Brother, make our Christmas cards with them.  One of my favorite sites for all these digital photo needs is Shutterfly. For […]

Fall Leaves

I LOVE fall!  The temperature change, the college football, the anticipation of favorite holidays, and (when I attended college in the midwest)…the leaves and pretty colors!   That’s Big Brother (at 7 months) on a fall visit back to our college campus (that’s where my husband and I met.  Yes, we’re college sweethearts).  I love […]

Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes

After a pumpkin carving blunder left this pumpkin as a helmet instead of the sports team logo we were going for, I decided to bake it.    I’ve never cooked a pumpkin before, but wanted to give it a try instead of letting that great big pumpkin go to waste.  Wow!!  One large pumpkin = […]

Apple freezer cooking

Apple Freezer Cooking

Any good apple deals in your area?  In ours recently, Safeway had Gala & Granny Smith apples on sale for $.50/lb. The picture shows evidence that I got just a few (and by just a few, I mean that’s over 40 pounds)! My mom and I each bought over 20 pounds. You may be asking […]

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Menu Plan Monday-11/1

It’s hard to believe that it’s November already!  I’m not entirely sure where the month of October went!!  With all the weekend festivities, I hadn’t even given this week a thought (until now).  While I would so love to be doing various warm fall dishes–like chili and soups, it is decidedly NOT very fall-like this week, […]

Halloween weekend

We had a fun-filled weekend!  Did you? Our Halloween festivities kicked off Friday night with a family pumpkin carving party.    For treats, we enjoyed our yummy spider web snacks that we had made earlier that day. Then we roasted 3 different flavors of pumpkin seeds–one batch using this yummy recipe for maple spice seeds.   […]

Awesome Groupon Deal…

…$35 for $100 worth of photo books from Picaboo! This would be an outstanding way to get a lot of Christmas shopping done for a very good price!  Picaboo has easy to use software with quite with a lot of design options.  And, with books prices starting at $9.99, you could certainly do A LOT […]

Halloween Ideas to Remember

Photo Source: Crafts By Amanda We’ve had so much fun this year creating all of our fun Halloween crafts and treats–some pumpkins, ghosts,  spiders, and very cute bats!  But, there are SO many more ideas out there that I want to remember for future years.  Here’s my top ten list (in no particular order)… Spirit Jugs […]

Spider Web Snacks

Spider Web Snacks

**Thank you for visiting! These spider web snacks are one of the most popular posts here on Mom Endeavors and have been featured in Parenting Magazine along with many other websites.  If you’re visiting this post from a Facebook feature of these spider web snacks, please leave a comment & let me know where you saw […]

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Hand and Footprint Bat

We’re completely batty over here for these adorable hand and footprint bats! So easy and cute–a great way to preserve memories of those precious little hands & feet! The only thing even remotely difficult about this little craft is making sure the kids don’t move their hands too much.  It was MUCH harder with the […]

Simple Spider Craft

These cute, little arachnids are super easy to make–and a great way to recycle too! To do these, you’ll need: – egg carton – black paint (& paint brush) – black pipe cleaners – eyes (googly eyes, stickers, or tape*) – scissors – tape (optional) To make: – Cut the individual egg wells from the […]

Build a Jack-o-Lantern

This build a jack ‘o lantern activity is so easy to make and has so many extensions!   To make your very own build a jack o’ lantern (alternately titled, “Mr. Pumpkin Head”), you’ll need: -one 9 x 12 sheet of orange felt (I chose “stiffened” just so it would have some extra support) -one […]

Pumpkin turnovers…

…or handheld pies or pop tart thingies…or whatever.  But, no matter what you call them, they sure are cute & tasty! The inspiration for these little yummies comes from Joy the Baker. I have a husband who loves all things pumpkin and well, loves pop tarts.  So, when I saw her Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts recipe, I […]

Halloween Muffin Tin Meal

 Kicking off Halloween week with a spooky muffin tin meal!    Big Brother is much more interested in and excited about Halloween this year–he’s loving all the fun crafts, decorations, and foods.  He thinks it’s all pretty fun and was super excited about his Halloween muffin tin lunch!     He even enjoyed slurping up […]

Homemade Parrot Costume

Parrot Costume

Since the family-themed costume post, I’ve had a few questions about how we made the parrot costume.  We didn’t have a pattern–just a few ideas & pictures, then we just “winged it”. Sadly, this was in my pre-blogging days and I didn’t write down directions or do step-by-step pictures. So, here is  a “semi-tutorial” instead… […]

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Free goods with coupons

Sometimes I still have a hard time believing that I can go to the store and pay nothing for items.  Or even more unbelievable–items that actually MAKE me money to take from the store!  I know, it sounds like some gimmick… some type of fraud. But, it’s not–it works and is totally legal! All the items pictured […]