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Easy Sticker Snow Globe Craft

January 28, 2013 in All Posts, Popular, Preschool, Preschool Craft, Toddler Activities, Toddler Craft

I’ve been on a wonky posting schedule lately trying to juggle a sick family, my day job, and on and on, but I’m back today with a fun, easy DIY winter-themed craft for kids as part of the Winter Wonderland Blog Hop presented by the fabulous Adrienne of The Iowa Farmer’s Wife: Mason Jar Snow […]

{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 […]

{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 […]

{Play} Fun With Food! Marshmallow Snowflake Craft

December 19, 2011 in All Posts, Fun With Food!, Play, Toddler Activities

Jane is too young to cut out intricate paper snowflakes (trust me, we tried).  So we tried to have some snowflake fun another way:  with marshmallows and toothpicks! Materials Mini-marshmallows Toothpicks How To This is similar to our Gumdrop Sculptures activity, except instead of standing the sculptures up on their own, we just made little […]

{Bake} Eggnog Cranberry Cookies

December 15, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

It’s time for The Improv Cooking Challenge with Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker again!  October’s Challenge was apples and caramel and November’s Challenge was pumpkin and cream cheese. December’s challenge:  a baking or cooking recipe using this month’s two featured ingredients – egg nog and cranberries. There are a lot of things I don’t know much about and […]

{Play} Painting With Winter Leaves & Needles

December 12, 2011 in All Posts, Play, Toddler Activities

  A few weeks back – before it turned really cold (well really cold to a Californian) – we gathered some pine needles and other winter leaves for a painting experiment. At first, Jane wasn’t quite sure what to do when I put out the paint and leaf collection, but she quickly realized she could […]

{Bake} Salted Double Peppermint Bark

December 10, 2011 in All Posts, Bake

Remember this peppermint latte I made with my Simple Peppermint Syrup last weekend? Well, I went a little crazy with the peppermint and made some Salted Double Peppermint Bark, too! Salt and chocolate is my new favorite sweet combination … and I don’t even like chocolate.  I especially don’t like white chocolate, which is why I […]

{Live} Last Winter Walk

March 24, 2011 in All Posts, Parenting

This post is three days late, but here is our last evening walk of the Winter:  Welcome Spring! You Might Enjoy:{Live} Don’t Be Ranunculus{Bake} Salted Double Peppermint Bark{Play} Tinkerlab Challenge #10 | Flower & Bead Wire Bracelet