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Holiday Baking With Kids: Candy Cane Crush Activity

December 22, 2012 in All Posts, Motor & Physical, Preschool

Are your munchkins feeling the stress of the holidays instead of blissing out like they should be during the holidays? Have I got the BEST stress-buster for your kids – and you! Candy Cane Crush Activity Materials Candy canes Ziplog bag Rolling pin or pestle Wooden cutting board How To Fill a bag with candy […]

Christmas Coaster Craft

December 21, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, DIY, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Art, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

Hey y’all! (No, I am not from Texas, but that’s the kind of mood I’m in today). Just wanted to share that we have an activity doing double duty as a holiday gift and DIY craft over at Kids Activities Blog that you will definitely want to check out – especially if you are tapped […]

New Home For The Holidays

December 19, 2012 in All Posts, Sponsored Posts

The holidays are crazy: trying to finish up last minute projects at work, trying to check everyone off on your holiday gift list, being up to your eyeballs in sticky baked goods messes.  Most people try to simplify during this hectic time, but I – of course – decided to throw more on my pretty […]

{Simple Classics} Winter Activity: Cotton Ball Snowman

December 10, 2012 in All Posts, Preschool, Preschool Art, Toddler Activities, Toddler Art

We’re back with another Simple Classic: the Cotton Ball Snowman! Remember these from back in the day? I love that the concept is so simple and so representative of crafty winter fun. Materials Construction paper Cotton balls Glue stick Scissors How To Step 1 Cut out your snowman.  I folded a piece of white construction […]

Creative Christmas Countdown: 24 Children’s Activity + Craft Ideas

December 3, 2012 in All Posts, Celebrate, Christmas, Play, Preschool, Toddler Activities

It’s time – once again – for one of my favorite projects: the Creative Christmas Countdown! Alissa from Creative with Kids spearheaded last year’s inaugural virtual crafty advent calendar for kids (check out all 24 ideas again for more inspiration).  And she’s back this year with Maggy of Red Ted Art showcasing 24 more awesome crafts and […]

Saying Thanks + Giving You Goodies: Shutterfly Photos, Books, Calendars & Gifts

November 5, 2012 in All Posts, Giveaways, Sponsored Posts

A BIG BIG welcome to all you new readers that have fabulously shown up to share a little slice of our lives here at The Outlaw Mom Blog and BIG BIG hugs to you all who have been faithfully following along all this time.  It’s November and a month when we’re conscious of and celebrating […]

{Bake} Old Fashioned Apple Crisp

January 11, 2012 in All Posts, Bake

This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp was one of the yummiest desserts I’ve made.  We served it in individual ramekins, along with our Caramelized Upside Down Pear Tarte Tatin for Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s my new homemade favorite. Ingredients For the filling: 5 pounds McIntosh or Macoun apples (I used Granny Smith) Grated zest of 1 orange Grated zest […]

{Live} Our Holiday In Quotes

December 31, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh

I was nauseated for most of the holidays, which was great for me because I lost six pounds, but horrible because I couldn’t make or shop for presents and stocking stuffers or properly prep for all the festivities.  It would have been totally awful except that I have these wonderfully fond memories to laugh back […]

{Live} All I Want For Christmas

December 23, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

Thanks to Walgreens for underwriting this post. I was paid as a member of the Clever Girls Collective, but the content is all mine. Visit My name is Chrissy and I’m a drugstore junkie.  I’ve been hitting up drugstores since I was in sixth grade.  It began with me scouring the shelves for the […]

{Play} Family Memory Game

December 22, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, Play, Toddler Activities

I’m so excited to be sharing with you the activity for Day 23 of the Creative Christmas Countdown:  Play A Card Game!   One of Jane’s favorite games is the iPhone Toy Story 3 Memory App.  She’s already mastered the Easy Level and isn’t fazed at all by the Medium Level.  To break her away […]