Got Citrus?

 …um, we do! A recent cold snap left us having to pick all the citrus off our trees. This has left us, family, and friends with LOADS of citrus!  Lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, tangelos-oh my!   I’ve already processed this box of 85 lemons… …yielding more than 12 cups of frozen juice, 2 freezer bags […]

Ham & Bean Soup

After a bit of a Holiday blogging hiatus, I’m officially “back” and enjoying the start of the New Year!  Tonight, I made up a big pot of this ham & bean soup to freeze for some quick meals for the rest of the winter!! Ingredients: – Ham bone w/ some meat attached (plus any additional […]

Top 10 of 2010!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are gearing up for a great New Year!!  We are still in celebration mode at our house, with my in-laws visiting through the weekend. So, posting may continue to be intermittent at best.  But, I wanted to do a little New Year’s post and look back on […]

Football Cake Pops

We are big college football fans! Yes, I did say we!  Specifically, we are HUGE Husker fans! I was in the marching band all four years of college at the University of Nebraska–and because of a pretty good football team at the time, I went some pretty cool places, including the Fiesta Bowl and the “Grand Daddy of […]

Christmas at my house

I hope you all have had a wonderful Christmas and weekend with your families.  We have visits with out of town friends and family coming in town this week, so still have some Christmas festivities yet to come.  There’s so much I want to post, but not sure what I’ll have time for…In the meantime, […]

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your family all the joy and magic that this season brings!   Thank you so very much for reading Mom Endeavors and have a very, Merry Christmas!

Homemade Ornaments

In case you missed it earlier this week, here is my ABC & 123 Learning guest post on homemade ornaments: Happy Christmas week!   In our house we have an ornament tradition, part of which includes homemade ones.  Even though they may not be the most ornate or prettiest, many are favorites for the memories they […]

Got Cranberries?

Two recipes we’ll be enjoying on Christmas day feature cranberries as a main ingredient:   Cranberry-orange muffins with streusel topping & cranberry pineapple salad!   Double yum! Cranberry-orange muffins These are a new one for this Christmas, as I had fresh cranberries I needed to use and an orange tree in the backyard full of ripe […]

Guest Posting @ ABC and 123

Morning all!   Just wanted to let you know that I’m over at ABC and 123 learning today sharing a few different ideas for making ornaments with the kiddos.   Head on over and check it out!  Their site has so many great ideas for teaching/activities with your little ones! 

Christmas Muffin Tin Meal

We kicked off Christmas week this morning with a special muffin tin breakfast!  There was cheesy Christmas stars (cheese cut out with a star cookie cutter), snow (shredded coconut & a few “snow balls”-cream cheese with coconut), yogurt with snowflake sprinkles, an apple Christmas tree with sprinkle ornaments, and the feature of this breakfast was of […]

Holiday Baking Extravaganza

There are SO many great holiday treat ideas!  In preparing to do some Christmas baking this week, I stumbled upon a couple cute things…then a couple more…then a few more…and then, I suddenly had a list of like 25 things and HAD.TO.STOP!  So, here’s what I’ll be baking (NO. Not all of them! But, hopefully […]

The Betty Crocker Red Hot Holiday Trends

Betty Crocker’s top ten red hot food trends was given to me and I wanted to share all the cool ideas with you! Top 10 Trends: What makes a trend red hot? When it’s exciting, it’s fresh, and making its mark from coast to coast. From the DIY craze to the rise of beer and […]

Kids in the Kitchen Feature

Just a quick note to let you know that the snowflake pretzels are being featured as part of a Kids in Kitchen post over at ABC and 123! Yay!  How fun! The post is full of links to some really cute Christmasy things to make with/for your kiddos!  Head over to ABC and 123 to check it out! […]

$50 Worth of Safeway Groceries….FREE!

Thanks to one of my favorite deal sites, The Frugal Find, groceries from Safeway were delivered to my door this morning…and it end up costing me NOTHING!  In fact, I MADE $2.56 in doing so.Here’s what I did:Special note:  For this to work in the same way, you must be a new delivery customer and a […]

Holiday Spice Bath Salts

At my MOPS meeting today, we made the best smelling bath salts–A really nice, inexpensive homemade gift!!   Here’s what you’ll need: To whip a batch, mix together: 1.5 C epsom salt 2 T brown sugar 1 t cinnamon 1/2 t ginger 1/4 t cloves Mix well in a bowl.  That’s it! For a low […]

Ribbon Christmas Card Holder

Ribbon Christmas Card Holder

It’s that time of year when checking the mailbox is so fun, anticipating all the great greetings from friends and family.  Over the years, I’ve struggled with how to display them, so they often ended up just sitting in Christmas baskets.  But, I was never quite happy with that.  Now, I’ve finally found a solution […]

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Picaboo Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Sarah who is the winner of the free Picaboo Classic Photo Book!   Thanks to all of you for reading Mom Endeavors and entering!  And, a big thanks to Picaboo for sponsoring this giveaway! For those that didn’t win, Picaboo is running some great specials right now:      And, what’s also great is that Picaboo has extended […]

Snowflake Pretzels

Holiday Treat Snowflake Pretzels

Ever since doing the spider web snacks for Halloween, I knew I wanted to attempt something similar around Christmastime with snowflakes. And, I think the first attempt was a success! These snowflake pretzels are a delicious sweet & salty treat and look so pretty on a dessert table for the holidays! They’re definitely a fun alternative […]

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Little People Nativity

We’re so thrilled with our new Christmas decoration this year!   “Little People Nativity” We received it in the mail the other day and right in the midst of unloading boxes of Christmas decorations, Big Brother had to set it up and play with everything.   This set is perfect for little ones who put […]

Guest Posting @ The Scrap Shoppe

Hi all! I’m over at The Scrap Shoppe today bringing you some cute, yet functional homemade Christmas decor.  Be sure to stop by and check it out!

Wombat Divine…

…and other must-have Christmas books!! So, I have a thing for wombats–the short, squatty, awkward, fluffy, adorable little marsupials from the Land Down Under.    Isn’t he so cute?!   While in Australia in 2009, I even went in for a wombat encounter at Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo!  So, totally awesome! Now, I’m sure you’re wondering […]