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One of the things we are doing this year to teach our kids about giving is our version of the 12 days of Christmas with a Nativity. We bought this Olive Wood Children’s Nativity Set on Amazon. I wanted one that was not breakable so the kids could touch it, that was small, and and…

As we were preparing for our last trip to Disneyland I saw this quote. It occurred to me that the best way to make the happiest place on earth more happy was to do some fun service with my boys. Because really, what is more magical than doing something nice for someone else. I created…

Today I am sharing with you how to cook pumpkin seeds, plus sharing with you 4 different flavors!  My husband LOVES Pumpkin Seeds and Pine Nuts in the Fall!  We started dating at the beginning of a Fall and it’s seriously one of my main memories – him eating Pumpkin Seeds and Pine Nuts! I…

This summer we moved away from our family and I decided it was time to really sit down and figure out what Halloween traditions I wanted to bring with us and what new ones I wanted to start!  There are SOO many great ideas out there!  There is no way I can do them all, but…

I have shared this tradition before but I got to talk about it with the Crafting Chicks and thought I would share it again here because it literally is my favorite gift tradition. Three years ago I was in the midst of buying presents for my boys and started feeling strongly that I was just…

Do you want to know how I willingly got my kids to save and not eat their Halloween Candy? It was pretty awesome! Not only did it cut down on their intake at the time but it also saved me so much money this Christmas season. Halloween night I went through their candy with them…

We love our advent calendar. Last year each night after dinner we had a Christmas joke and a little treat. This year I wanted to make it a little more spiritual. I really want to bring Christ to the center this year. We always read the Christmas story on Christmas Eve but I wanted to…

Looking for a great gift this Christmas season…look no farther! Give your kids the gift of Self esteem!   Ive written about these books before but today I am actually giving the files away for free! These zipped files contain png’s of the book pages, including the cover and title page.You do need access to some…

I wanted to share one of my Moms favorite treats growing up. Well, my Mom gave it to us for breakfast! She rocked! We especially ate it for our camping breakfast when we use to camp at Glen Ivy Park. She would send us to their little store with half a cantaloupe and have us…

Summer is winding down so fast but we are living it up as much as possible until it ends! Toy Excavation from Ice. My boys loved this! In fact they keep making their own and doing it over and over again. They have even found that using ice inside to helps keep the toys in…