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Thanksgiving Word Hunt Game

November 22, 2012 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool Literacy

Happy Thanksgiving! I have a little sanity saver for you while you’re busy juggling the turkey, pies, and crazy Aunt Jean. Download this free Thanksgiving Word Hunt printable I’ve shared over at Kids Activities Blog and get the older kids out of your hair for a while.  It’s a great alternative to plopping them in […]

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 […]

{Bake} Caramelized Upside Down Pear Tarte Tatin

November 29, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Thank you to California Grown for encouraging me to connect with California growers and encouraging California consumers to “Choose California Grown” when they can. Thanksgiving was extra special for us this year since Hubby’s parents were experiencing their first Thanksgiving ever, so of course, we went all out with an extravagant tablescape, traditional menu, and simple-yet-sensational […]

{Craft} Easiest Autumn Harvest Wreath Ever

November 24, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

This is the easiest homemade wreath ever.  No glue.  No sew.  Just wrap and tuck.  Definitely a welcome craft after the tedious Baby Girl Welcome Wreath (although it’s no where near as pretty). Step 1 Wrap ribbon around your wreath. Step 2 Tie to secure. Step 3 Stick on a scarecrow. Step 4 Add leaves or […]

{Celebrate} DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge | Rustic Thanksgiving Table

November 20, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY

When I was selected to participate in DailyBuzz Moms 9×9 November Challenge, I was absolutely thrilled because this Thanksgiving is extra special for us.  Hubby’s parents, who have never experienced a traditional American Thanksgiving, are coming to the States for the holiday and we’ve been busy trying to plan out an authentic meal and setting […]

{Play} Thanksgiving Turkey Mask From Recycled Materials

November 14, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

We have the biggest recycling heap.  It’s not exactly something we should be proud of since even though the materials aren’t ending up in the trash, it means we are consuming and wasting a lot.  Here’s how we give some of our waste a second life:  animal masks!  This Thanksgiving turkey mask is so easy […]

{Craft} Eucalyptus & Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle #GlueNGlitter

November 12, 2011 in All Posts, Celebrate, DIY, Sponsored Posts

We’re trying to consume and spend less around here, so this holiday season, we’re making more homemade gifts and decorations or recycling what we’ve used (like using leftover Halloween candy for learning activities).  This Eucalyptus and Manzanita Leaf Thanksgiving Candle perfectly fit out goals. All it took was one amazingly awesome Gold Metallic Elmer’s Painters […]

{Play} Guest Post | Fingerprint Fall Trees

November 8, 2011 in All Posts, Guest Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

Fall is most definitely here, folks!  If you haven’t started your fall-inspired arts and crafts projects, here’s a superfun one from Vicky at Mess For Less! Living in California, I don’t get to experience the gorgeous Fall foliage as much as those of you in other parts of the country.  I used to live on the East Coast, so […]