Pumpkin Carving Hacks

23 Clever Pumpkin Carving Hacks

I'm kind of lazy when it comes to carving pumpkins. Is it weird that my favourite part is cleaning them out, and then baking the pumpkin seeds? By that point, the kids are a mess and we've all pretty much lost our patience for the project. So I usually end up fighting with a kitchen knife to stab out a few triangle eyes and a toothy smile. It … Read More

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

We've had a wave of cool weather here in London, Ontario. Luckily it's still supposed to get warm again this weekend, but fall is in the air! So I was craving a bit of cool weather, comfort food yesterday and decided to whip up these amazingly delicious chocolate chip pumpkin muffins! Holy cow are they ever good! This recipe is definitely a keeper! … Read More

30 MORE Foods You Can Make Yourself

30+ MORE Foods You Can Make Yourself

I'm so embarrassed to admit this, but the lower shelves in my kitchen cupboards are dedicated to self serve "toddler food" - Costco sized portions of safe and not completely unhealthy snacks that my older two kids can help themselves to without me having to help them reach, open or pour out the food. Which let me tell you, has been so helpful since … Read More

Fireworks in a Vase

Fireworks in a Vase

7:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: No. I need to drink my coffee! 8:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: No, we need to eat breakfast. 9:00am: Mommy, can we do a craft? Me: ...... I've run out of excuses. I guess I'll see what I can come up with. So keep that in mind as you read through this all-over-the-place post. The girls ask me to … Read More

30+ Foods You Can Make Yourself

30+ Foods You Can Make Yourself

Before I started blogging, I was oblivious to the fact that you can make almost everything we buy in stores, at home. Ketchup seemed like it had too many secret ingredients to ever be able to make at home. And licorice? Forget it! But the thing is - it IS possible to make them at home! And it's not even that hard! When you think about it, that kind … Read More

Pumpkin cupcakes

Decorate Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Do you love Halloween as much as I do? Ever since I was a kid, I've just loved all things pumpkin! Maybe it's because I was the third child and my older brother and sister grew out of carving pumpkins long before I did? I was always so excited to carve my pumpkin each year, but they were too cool for school to carve them with me. Darn older … Read More

DIY Ladybug Window Clings

DIY Ladybug Window Clings

Sometimes when I put together crafts for the blog, I cross my fingers and think "I sure hope this works out!" I've never tried making window clings before, and I had no idea if it was going to work out, but man oh man, these ladybug window clings turned out to be absolutely ADORABLE! I think this might be one of my new favourite crafts!? They were … Read More

Easy Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

Easy Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

I love Halloween treats! I know it's early to start talking about them, but they are so cute and so creative and just so different from what we do the rest of the year, that I just can't help myself! These fondant ghost cupcakes are absolutely adorable and they are SO EASY! I love a cute treat that doesn't take a lot of effort! Make these with … Read More

50+ Ideas for Lunch on a Stick

50+ Ideas for Lunch on a Stick

I don't know about you, but I get soooooo tired of the same lunch foods over and over and over again. And the same goes for packing lunches for school! I have about 5 staples that I repeat week after week. There are only so many sandwiches you can eat, but it's always fun to have lunch on a stick! You can make almost anything into a lunch kebab … Read More

Kinetic Sand Recipe

How to Make Kinetic Sand

This is the third kinetic sand recipe we tried and I think this one might be my favourite? (Although I really enjoyed the moldable play sand recipe we made as well.) The recipe in this post ends up having a great texture, and of the three recipes we tried, this one had the closest texture to the kinetic sand you see in stores. The only down side is … Read More