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Aug 08

Easy Egg Geodes

Did you also see those crystal egg geodes all over the net and on TV in the Spring? I sure did. I thought to myself, “How difficult can it be to make them with the family?” I took a look at the kits available online, looked at my budget, then decided I’d just wing it. …

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Aug 06

How a Picky Eater Gets Her Own Kids to Eat

What happens when a picky or as I like to say, discerning eater, grows up and becomes a mommy? Is it inevitable that her kids will become choosy eaters? How do you not raise picky eaters when you, yourself, are one? As a family, we have tried many different strategies to get our kids to …

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Aug 05

Easy, Fresh Zucchini Spaghetti!

Ready to try an easy, fresh zucchini spaghetti that is tasty and ready in 30 minutes?  I’m not talking about sauteing some zucchini and adding into a spaghetti primavera.  (Which is yummy, too!) I’m talking about making spaghetti using fresh zucchini as the noodles! And, the very best part, the kids loved it! Loved it, …

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Jul 31

Got Broken Crayons? Make New Ones!

Got Broken Crayons? I sure do! Kids + Crayons = Broken Crayons. I am not a math genius, but that is one equation I know very, very well! One of my kids even decided that he was going to break every single crayon he owned just so he could fit them in a particular holder. …

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Mar 24

Camera + Family Dog = Fun Times

Fun with the family dog. What happens when you take a family and add one camera and a loving family dog? Hilarity will ensue. At least, our kind of hilarity. Like I have said in some previous posts, I try to make every day not so everyday for our kids. Tonight while we were waiting …

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Feb 14

Kid-Approved Hidden Cabbage Soup

I recently found myself with a whole lotta cabbage on my hands.  Usually I throw it in the corned beef pot while it is in it’s final stages of cooking, shred it and stuff some egg rolls with it, or I make Kaposzta Teszta (Hungarian fried cabbage and egg noodles). This time, we had just …

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Feb 03

Frozen Bubble Fun

As some of you may know, I live in Wisconsin. Home of the best cheese, great milk, tons of cranberries, the brat, lots of beer, and the frozen tundra of Lambeau Field. I have been told, “Winter usually isn’t like this!”  year after year for like the past 4 years! We have gotten tons and …

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Jan 30

Famous Pepperoni Omelette

My younger kids can now say they have had the privilege to try their older sister’s Famous Pepperoni Omelette. What makes it famous? Why because my dear Petunia made it! Today marks the end of the second 4-day weekend the kids have had this month due to extreme cold temperatures here in Wisconsin. For us, …

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Jan 28

How Do They Make Those Great Printables?

I love that there are so many creative people out there who are nice enough to share their printables online for free. I often wonder, “How do they make those great printables?” Let me rewind… I really enjoy making my own how-tos, activity pages, handouts, newsletters, etc. Whenever I have a presentation, I prepare handouts …

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Jan 27

DIY Easy Jolly Rancher Lollipops

Jolly Rancher Lollipops are all over Pinterest. When I was putting together a Willy Wonka-themed party room, I brainstormed on how to decorate the room based on a book and two movies where everything was edible and I was on a very limited budget. A lot of detail went into the room which was part …

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