year : 2015 133 results

3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice cream

Growing up I remember the sound the ice cream maker made sitting in the bathtub while churning. I remember the sound it makes when it is almost done. My dad continues to make good homemade ice cream at some family dinners. I occasionally still hear that sound. I do not have an ice cream maker. Perhaps one day I will aquire one myself. This strawberry ice cream is very strawberry! When it is strawberry season this recipe is easy to whip up but it does take some time to set up. It is ...

Kendama Classroom Valentine

At my kids school Kendama's are a hit! They are constantly talking about different styles we could buy and different tricks. Some kids play with it so much some teachers have had to take away these toys during class time! We thought it would be fun to make a Kendama Classroom Valentine. Supplies: sucker chocolate kisses aluminum foil hot glue gun bakers twine triangle printable Valentine printable These are pretty simple to make. Aluminum foil is easy to wrap and mold ...

Free Ipad Apps for Active Learning – Numbers/Counting Ipad

I shared some Free Android Apps for Numbers and Counting a couple weeks ago. Now I am sharing some free ipad apps for active learning on the Ipad for Numbers and Counting. When comparing the Android and Ipad apps available I quickly learned that the Ipad has a lot more better quality apps. We have been testing a huge selection of apps for a while now. If there are too many ads we delete them. If my 4 year old cannot understand how to use the app we delete it. After much testing we have ...

7 lessons learned from living without running water

Last week we had a leak in our water main. We heard water running through a wall downstairs on Monday morning. Once we verified water was not turned on inside the house we went outside to investigate. We found a puddle of water on top of our grass where the water main goes into the house. Judging by the sound of the water flowing and the pooling water outside we concluded it was probably a large leak. We didn't want the water to do any further damage it might have already caused and we ...

Valentine Advent Calendar – Scratch Off Style

Sometimes my kids need a little extra push to do something nice for their family members. We still have up our easy crafts love tree and that is working well. But I have discovered sometimes they like doing nice things for the same person over and over.  My kids absolutely love advent calendars so why not create a Valentine Advent Calendar. Any way to countdown to their fun activity or holiday is very exciting. We have our countdown plaque which is fun to use with candy. The Valentine ...

Free Printable Tags: A Treat For Your Feet

Gifts are fun when they remind us of something else. When my Little Chefs were making their lists for Christmas one of them wanted to get mini tootsie rolls for our Little Man because he really likes them. I was quite impressed that she took the time to think about what each sibling liked. She came up with some very unique ideas. You do not need to like tootsie rolls to use these free printable tags. Materials: pair of socks cellophane bag yarn/bakers twine/string free ...

DOH You Want To Be My Valentine Printable

Do you remember the super soft playdough we previously shared for Valentine's Day? We showed a picture with a tag that said Doh you want to be my Valentine. I have created a printable for you so you don't need to make your own tag. We know that kids of all ages love to play with play doh. We had a party here with a lot of family members and kids ranging from college age to babies. The 4 year olds started playing first but by the end of the night it was a huge mess even though everyone had ...

Discovering Utah: Ice Castles

I love to discover all the fun places Utah has to offer! We had an amazing opportunity to visit the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah. This year it is being built at the Soldier Hollow Resort located at 2002 Soldier Hollow Road, Midway, Utah, 84049. My Little Chefs were super excited when I told them we were going to visit. Little Chef H wasn't so sure what I was talking about so I pulled up the Ice Castles website and showed her what we would be seeing. That is when she couldn't stop askig if ...

Valentine’s Day Love Tree

We love celebrating holidays in our home. In fact, we love celebrating holidays for weeks prior to the actual holiday. This year we have created a valentines day love tree. We create the leaves on the tree by doing nice things for each other. The first thing we did was find a wall that was empty and big. Next, we bought some brown butcher paper and made a tree trunk with a few branches. It doesn't seem like much but it will in a couple weeks! The girls helped me cut out a bunch ...

Printable Valentines Day Cards – You’re The BALM!

It seems that most holiday's are filled with a lot of yummy food. Sometimes we get tired of the food and want something just a little different. This year I was able to get a bunch of lip balm on clearance after christmas. It seems like we go through that stuff like crazy. Either my "little man" is using it and ruining it or it is left in a pants pocket and goes through the wash! Let's create fun printable valentines day cards that say "You're the BALM!"   Printable Valentine's - ...

Learning Apps for Active Learning: Numbers/Counting Android

It has been about 16 months since Haley went in for brain surgery to have her tumor removed. She was 2 1/2 when we discovered she had a major problem which we later learned was cancer. She was a smart girl who was talking at 18 months. Post surgery we have realized her brain works a little differently. We have learned to patiently wait while her brain heals. That hasn't been the easiest! She is now 4 and in preschool. You could look at Haley, have a short conversation with her and then ...

Snowman Dice Game Printable

One of the most requested games of my two youngest girls is still our Snowman Dice Game. Whenever we get ready to play it we have to figure it out again. I cannot remember which part is for the 1 and which part is for the 3. If I get it wrong then my girls are frustrated for a minute until they decide it is ok to do it a little different this time. To help avoid that frustration and to omit making a new chart each time we play I have created a free snowman dice game printable for you! ...

Chart To Declutter Your Home: Shed 300 in 30 Days

Last January I challenged myself to Shed 300 in 30 Days which helped me declutter my home. It was a success in my home. In fact, I was surprised how easily it was to discard 10 items from each location. I was even more surprised at how we didn't miss the items I purged. Still, I wanted a chart to declutter my home because I am a visual person and I like tracking my accomplishments. Since last year was such a success, I believe this same idea can be completed yearly...at least. I decided ...