Hand Painted Pot

The toddler decorated a pot for me and I love it.  I’m hoping the Crayola paint stays well. In order to preserve it I put two coats of clear polyurethane paint on top for protection. The spider plant is a cutting I got from a small shop in Kalona Iowa … keep reading

Bunny Chow

This delicious mess is Bunny Chow . Inspired by a bake sale purchase from last weekend and I used what I already had on hand! One cup each of Cheerios, Rice Chex, and pretzels. In the microwave, I melted 4 squares of white almond bark. Stirred it all together in a … keep reading

Toddler Bath Time Fun

Sometimes we play with shaving cream in the bathtub and sometimes daddy gets pretty creative with his drawings #bathtime #bathtimefun #toddler #toddlermom #toddlerlife #makebathsfunagain #shavingcream #barbasol #art

Measuring Cup Storage

Who else loves #commandhooks ?I put two small hooks on the inside of my kitchen cabinet. These two small measuring cups are used constantly (1/8 and 1/4) and they’re also put in random places in the cupboard or somewhere hard to find. Crossing fingers  this idea brings me some peace  #kitchenhacks #ilovetobake #iowablogger … keep reading

Toddler Art Box

My toddler loves art time. He’s not good at staying between the lines, but coloring keeps him busy and helps with hand/eye coordination. I’ve kept a box of “essential” items handy since he was about a year old and we call it the art box. Here is what is inside … keep reading

Valentine’s for School Friends

Here are some fun Valentine ideas for kids. I was inspired by some different ones I saw on Pinterest. These three were too easy to make and fun to give! You can find pdfs I designed at the links below. Please let me know if you make them and share … keep reading

Goldfish Valentine Gift

I found these cute sayings in a google search for Goldfish Valentines. They are too adorable to pass up, so I made these for Henry’s daycare class. Goldfish is a top snack there, so this will be a hit! You can find pdfs I designed at the links below. Please … keep reading

Daycare Teacher Valentines

Henry has been extra fussy the past couple of weeks, thanks to a tooth that is taking FOREVER to come in. To show appreciation for their patience and extra attention, I am giving these sweet treats to our daycare teachers. Best part is, these notes I made up don’t have … keep reading


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