Making your own baby food

Little Brother (who just turned 6 months) has now entered the realm of solids, which means it’s time to start whipping up batches of baby food again. I’m always amazed at the reactions I get from people when I tell them we make our own–it seems some people think it is quite the undertaking, but […]

Apple Stamping

After our fun handprint apple tree making, I thought we should give apple stamping a try. The boys (I watch a friend’s kids two days a week) loved it!!   Here’s what you need: Two apples (& a knife to cut them) paint (& something to put it in) paper  You can cut the apples two […]

Menu Plan Monday-10/4

It is good to be back in the swing of things with our menu planning and I’m pleased to say that last week’s went well.  As did the egg plant parmesan (and I made enough for two, so we have one waiting in the freezer for another week)! Now, on to this week’s short plan: […]

Family-Themed Halloween Costumes…

…mostly “homemade”! Now that we are into October, Halloween planning is definitely on my mind.  For us, part of that means putting together our family-themed costumes.   I was lucky and grew up with a mom and grandmas that are all pretty good seamstresses (one of my next endeavors).  Along with that, came homemade or […]

Zoo Pops!

Wild fun!  My sister found these adorable popsicle molds while out shopping this summer and thought her favorite nephews must have them!  The molds come with a little recipe booklet, but thus far, we’ve just made smoothie pops!  On mornings when we’ve been making smoothies, I add some extra fruit, juice, and ice to increase […]