Category Archives: Seasons

Pumpkin Veggie Tray

I just attended my daughter’s Halloween party. I actually brought a healthy treat, and better yet, the kids actually ate it! Here is my pumpkin veggie tray. The curly-cues on top are green onion tops, and you can see that … Continue reading

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Decoupaged Photo Tile with Stand

I haven’t shared anything crafty or decorative lately, so I thought I’d throw a craft idea up on the blog this morning. One of my favorite crafts to do with my students when I was teaching was a decoupaged tile. … Continue reading

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Why I Love My Preschoolers

Last week I told the kids that we were going to take a fall leaf walk. This news prompted them to dance, run around, and generally act like I might if I had won the lottery. I handed each of … Continue reading

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Tables of Lunches and Dinners Past

Dinner wasn’t bad tonight, if I do say so myself.  I made a pork tenderloin in the oven using a much-raved about recipe on  You can see it here.  I refuse to investigate the caloric and fat content, as … Continue reading

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Mommy’s Craft-giving

I have been working on a few crafts of my own lately.  My friend Marina and I have been making hope ornaments for the Ribbons of Hope Campaign at the hospital.  They sell for $15 and can be personalized on … Continue reading

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Crafts

The kids are always begging me to do crafts.  So today when the weather was dreary and the kids were antsy, we pulled together some last-minute Thanksgiving crafts. I found the idea for the first craft, painted turkey hands, at … Continue reading

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The Rest of the Orange Paint Story

Back in October, I posted the following plea on Facebook: Due to a crazy toddler (under Daddy’s watch) and a good craft in a bad location (Mommy’s fault), I now have orange, oil-based enamel paint all over my cream-colored carpet … Continue reading

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