70+ Healthy Popsicle Recipes

70+ Healthy Popsicle Recipes

If you are craving a cold treat, then make up one of these 70+ Healthy Popsicle Recipes today! Popsicles are such a perfect treat on a hot day. It’s so easy to make your own at home with one of these recipes. They are healthier and taste better than store bought, so you don’t have […]

Best Kids Popsicle Molds

Best Kids Popsicle Molds

I love popsicles just as much as my kids. They would eat popsicles every day if I let them, but then they go bouncing off the walls because most of them are filled with dyes and sugar. Making your own at home is healthier because you can control what goes into them, and (in my […]

Pirate Munch Party Mix

Pirate Munch Party Mix

My kids are really into pirates, fairies, and Peter Pan these days and so I promised them I would surprise them with a fun after school snack one day soon.  They still don’t know that I’ve been secretly working on this fun {and tasty} Pirate Munch Party mix for them.  I think it will totally […]

Frozen: Olaf Inspired Lunch

Olaf Inspired Lunch

Hi, it’s Carlyn from East Valley Mom Guide, filling in for Wendy today. I just wanted to share a lunch I made for my boys inspired by Disney’s Frozen. The movie just came out on DVD and Blu-ray, so my boys and I will be watching it until we have the whole thing memorized. I’m […]

Duck Dynasty Birthday Party

Duck Dynasty Birthday Party

So, it’s your happy happy happy birthday!  There is only one party for you….a Duck Dynasty Birthday Party.  I love themed parties, but I don’t enjoy the price tag of buying a ton of logo’d items for a 2-3 party.  It’s just not budget friendly.  However, if you are a Duck Dynasty fan there are some […]

Spooky Halloween Candy Trees

Spooky Halloween Candy Trees

Oh my goodness…these are so stinkin’ adorable and were so much fun to make.  Last week was fall break and my kids had some friends over and for an easy craft and snack, we all put together these Spooky Halloween Candy Trees.  I’m pretty sure you know that I love this time of year and I […]

25 Healthy & Delicious Bento Lunches

25 Healthy & Delicious Bento Lunches

School starts next week…my baby is heading to pre-K a couple days a week and my oldest is going into 4th grade. Where has time gone? I’m kind of picky when it comes to the kids school lunches.  I think they need to be healthy for learning…no junk, no sweets…there is a time and place […]

Summer Fun with Bomb Pops #BombPop

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Last weekend we had a few friends over for a fun end of the summer vacation party.  Even though most of the summer it’s well over a 115F here in AZ, the evenings in our backyard are beautiful.  Once the sun goes behind the house the yard cools off and it’s perfect for a backyard […]

Slow Cooker Snack Mix

Slow Cooker Snack Mix

Have you heard that Iron Man 3 is coming out soon? Another movie with Robert Downey Jr. {swoon} Well, my friend Ashely from Cruncy Frugalista got invited out to the premiere and hang with MY sweetie and left me here to make this slow cooker snack mix. So not fair!  So not fair!  But I’m […]

Empty Tomb Rolls

Empty Tomb Rolls...teaching kids the true meaning of Easter

I’m always searching for creative ways to teach my children Bible stories.  My kids learn better with hands-on activities while we are talking and then being able to visualize what we are talking about.  I first heard about Empty Tomb Rolls several years ago and I know they are all over the web now, but I’ve got […]

Leprechaun Bait

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Leprechauns!  Love ‘em or hate ‘em?  They always show up at our house sometime before we wake up on March 17th.  The leprechauns cause all sorts of mischief at our house.  This year the kids and I decided we would set out some leprechaun bait and try to catch them. Do they come to your […]

1 Minute Dixie Cup Cakes

1 Minute Dixie Cup Cakes

I think I have created a monster!  Making individual serving cakes in a coffee mug with a cake mix in the microwave is nothing new.  However, many of the recipes call for regular cake mix plus the addition of angel food cake mix (for the egg), put it the microwave on 50% power for a […]

Pina Colada Fruit Dip

Pina Colada Dip

I’m always trying to figure out how to get healthy foods into my kids, but I have to stay on my toes or they get bored.  Unfortunately, many of the Pina Colada Fruit Dips call for instant coconut pudding, which is not healthy at all.  I knew I could make a similar tasting dip without […]

Christmas Marshmallow Pops

Christmas Marshmallow Pops

I think these Christmas Marshmallow Pops are just adorable and so easy.  It’s a perfect activity for the kids.  Let them make up a bunch to give to their friends for the holidays or take them to school for a special treat.  Or just make up a bunch to share with your friends!  Christmas is […]

Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies

It’s only one week after Thanksgiving and I just couldn’t hold off any longer…my first Christmas recipe of the year!  This is such a fun and easy recipe/craft project to do with the kids.  Okay…secretly…I had a ton of fun decorating my own too and enjoyed eating one (or two) of them myself. I love […]

Mango Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

Mango Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

I really enjoy oatmeal cookies, but I am so tired of the normal oatmeal raisin cookies. So when I got a box of beautiful perfectly ripe mangos I knew I had to turn them into cookies!  Oatmeal Cookies!  So, I enlisted the help of my 3yo, grabbed the mangos, and my new fav…Irish Oatmeal…and started […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels {and a Giveaway}

Strawberry Cream Cheese Pinwheels

I am totally in love with FlatOut Bread. We’ve been using it up a storm, including the Pinwheel Lavash Flatbread, so I had to share my latest creation with you. The kids loved it and satisfied their need for a sweet treat after school and after dinner, but I loved it because it was actually […]

10 Healthy After School Snacks

10 Healthy After School Snack Ideas

I think it’s safe to say everyone is back to school now!  So now the question becomes what to feed these hungry guys and gals when they get home from a busy day at school….right moms?  It can be a tough decision because it’s often really close to supper time.  I know that if I […]

St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

Holiday Rice Krispies Treats

I know what you are thinking!  I do, really I do!  You are thinking that I post way too many Rice Krispies treat recipes.  LOL!  I can’t guarantee this will be my last, but probably my last for awhile.  I still had some ingredients left over from the last challenge that I needed to use […]

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Are your kids like mine?  My kids will eat anything if it’s dipped in chocolate.  They love pretzels, but they love chocolate even more.  So, when I surprised my daughter with this after school snack she was over the moon. I may have even snapped a picture and sent it to my husband at work.  He asked […]

Swirly Peppermint Rice Krispies Roll-Ups

Rice Krispies Winter Wonderland

Isn’t this Winter Wonderland made of Rice Krispies Treats adorable?!?! I could not be more excited to share our final Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Challenge with y’all after what has been such a fun and creative year! For the last challenge, we wanted to focus on the kids again!  During this time of year, we all […]