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 […]

Good, Cheap Eats Feature!

Exciting news–my pumpkin Chili is the feature today over at Good, Cheap Eats. Head on over there to check it out and see all the other great recipes!  It’s a link party, so you can even add your own good eat to the list! Thanks to Jessica for sharing what’s on my plate!!

Giveaway: Picaboo Classic Photo Book

Photo gifts are great and so meaningful to give loved ones at Christmas.  In fact, just today I received a photo gift order from Picaboo.  It’s a great site for making photobooks, calendars, and cards.  I love all of the layout and background options–it’s almost limitless!There’s still time to get your photo gifts made in time […]

Christmas Ornament Tradition

One of the many wonderful things about this time of year is all the different traditions carried out.  My parents started an ornament tradition when I was born and I am so thankful they did.  The tradition is simple–they simply got an ornament for me each year.  Once I was old enough, I got to […]

Chocolate Revel Bars

It’s December 1st–a good time to kick of the holiday baking season.  This year, my goal is to have a lot of different things made ahead.  So, whenever that spur of the moment get together happens, I have something fun, festive and yummy to serve or bring with! Today, I decided on Chocolate Revel Bars. […]

Muffin Tin Advent Calendar

Muffin tin meals,  muffin tin pies…now a muffin tin advent calendar!  So many great uses for such a simple piece of bakeware!  Since tomorrow is December 1st (where did November go?!), we will really kick off all the Christmas festivities by starting to use the muffin tin calendar I made. We’ve never done any kind […]

Mini Pumpkin Pies!

Mini Pumpkin Pies

I’m so excited about my newest muffin tin discovery…. …mini pies! I was in charge of making the pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving this year.  This berry pie was the first pie I had ever made–and that was only about 6 months ago.  Needless to say then, I don’t have a lot of pie making experience. […]

Easy Hanukkah Crafts

Hanukkah begins this week and while we are not Jewish, our friends’ kids who I watch during the week are.  So, today, we made a few little crafts in honor of Hanukkah.I printed off some of these coloring pages (found here):Also, I decided we should do some painting activities. Something very simple is just cutting some […]

Christmas Cards 2010

I’m so excited for our Christmas cards this year! They are finally finished, ordered and shipping this week! I can’t wait to get my hands on them!  And, thanks to Shutterfly, they were free!!! Funnily enough, after my top five picks from the original Shutterfly Christmas Card post, I we ended up with something completely different.  And, […]

Thanksgiving Printables

We’ve had fun this week making turkey-shaped foods and doing turkey-themed activities.  And now, “turkey day” is finally upon us.  Tomorrow we will gather with family/friends, eating good food and remembering that there is so much for which we are thankful. No matter what your Thanksgiving plans are–whether the festivities are great big or very small, […]

Turkey Fruit Snacks!

Turkey Fruit Snacks

Betcha didn’t think there were such a thing as turkey fruit snacks (yah, I didn’t either)…but, we did indeed have them for snack.  See?! Since the turkey sandwich was such a big hit with Big Brother, I wanted to do something similar today for snack while I watched the kiddos (I watch a friend’s kids […]

Make a Felt Board and Fun Felt Turkey!

Yay!  I’m so excited that we’re all feeling better and have had some time to get in a few of the terrific Thanksgiving activities I wanted to do. I decided on this felt project first because I had made Big Brother a “build a jack-o-lantern” felt activity for Halloween and thought we could really use […]

Thanksgiving Themed Muffin Tin Meal

We kicked off Thanksgiving week with a little themed muffin tin meal tonight.   As usual, Big Brother loved it! It was a rather blustery day around here and I was making chicken soup and sandwiches for dinner.  So, I thought this would make Big Brother have a little more fun with with it. Here’s […]

Terrific Turkeys!

How is Thanksgiving only a week away?   I’m sad to report that other than our two fall leaves activities we’ve done nothing Thanksgiving related around here yet.  A rather unpleasant stomach bug has been sweeping through our house over the past week and has rendered us rather “activity-less”.  No surprise though, there are some great ideas […]

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 […]