DIY Charlie Brown Baby Costume

diy charlie brown

  I found this yellow onsie at H&M before one of my close friends planted the idea of a Charlie Brown costume in my head. I used an iron-on fusible paper to attach the black  fabric chevron stripe that went across the belly. I didn’t have black shorts, so dark denim shorts went in replacement. To seal [...]

Spooky Spaghetti

spooky spaghetti

Watching my toddler get excited for holidays as each year passes makes getting ready for them even more enjoyable. It gives me the excuse to be a kid again and play with my food. I’ve seen dyed pasta before, some made into rainbow pasta, I’ve even seen it dyed black, for an even spookier spaghetti. [...]

Candied Pumpkin Apples

candied pumpkin apples

This is a great activity to do with your kids.  I used Wilton’s Candy Melts (in orange), small apples (I like Honey Crisp or Fuji), and candy markers to make the jack-o-lantern face.  For the sticks I used disposable wooden chop sticks that I cut in half for two dipped apples – but you can [...]

No-Bake Granola Energy Balls

cherry almond energy balls

I got really into these energy bites last Spring when our second son was born. The first couple of months I found it difficult to find time to cook, clean, do laundry, do anything. These quick to prepare granola energy balls came to the rescue on most days. I first made the No-Bake Energy Bites [...]

Spooky Ghost Pizza

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I can’t believe Halloween is almost two weeks away!  There is so much to do here at the house to get this place into full spectacular Halloween mode.  Stay tuned for more DIY decorations and crafts for the kids. Tonight I am taking a basic pizza recipe and adding a twist…I’m making a Spoooooky Ghost [...]

Sweet Potato Pumpkin

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What better way to celebrate Autumn then by transforming one of my favorite side dishes, mashed sweet potatoes, into a festive pumpkin. Add some savory extras to create a stem and jack-o-lantern face. Here I used black olives for eyes, a green bean and parsley for the stem and stump. Prepare mashed sweet potatoes as [...]