Teddy bear

Teddy Bear Pancakes

We are so excited about the digital release of Disney’s new movie Paddington.  We love that bear and all of his sticky adventures.  Paddington would be the perfect movie for a sleepover with friends and we created these fun Teddy Bear Pancakes that would be the perfect sleep-over breakfast or dinner.  We love having breakfast for dinner.  How about you?  And these Teddy Bear Pancakes would be perfect with Paddington’s favorite food, Marmalade.

Tedy bear pancakes

Teddy Bear Pancakes

These Teddy Bear pancakes are so simple and fun.  Making breakfast fun doesn’t have to be difficult.  We have fun making breakfast together and my boys helped me make these simple pancakes to eat while watching Paddington.  We loved watching all of the adventures that Paddington found himself on and I loved the focus on family in the movie.  [Read more…]

Easter Egg Pancakes

Easter Egg Pancakes

With Easter coming up we wanted to create a new fun and east Easter Breakfast.  My boys had the idea to make Build Your Own Easter Egg Pancakes.  They had a blast decorating and eating their own Easter Eggs.

Easter Egg Pancakes

Easter Egg Pancakes

I’ve always found that if I present fruit to my boys in a fun way that they will eat it right up.  When we decided to make these Build Your Own Easter Egg Pancakes, I wanted to make sure there was plenty of fruit available for decorating.  These Easter Egg pancakes were really simple to make and my boys had fun making their own creations. [Read more…]

Dinosaur Eggs

Easter Dinosaur Eggs

These Dinosaur Eggs are a fun variation to common Easter Egg decorating.  Plus they would make a fun addition to a Dinosaur party.

Dinosaur Eggs

Easter time is here and my boys are really excited for next week.  Not only for Easter but because we have Spring Break off the entire week before Easter.   Since my boys have each gone through a stage where they were obsessed with Dinosaurs, I knew these Dinosaur eggs would be a fun Easter project for them. [Read more…]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles food

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food

If you saw our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Birthday Party post last week then you know that my boys love those turtles.  I have searched the web looking for some of the coolest Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food ideas that will make any Ninja Turtle party even more fun!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food

I had a lot of fun putting together this roundup of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Food ideas. From pizza to fruit, dessert and even breakfast, this roundup covers it all.   I especially love the watermelon and pancakes!  If you have a TMNT party coming up soon, hopefully these will help you in the party prep.  [Read more…]

St patrick's Day pancakes

Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes

It’s St Patrick’s Day!  Did you wear green?  We love making holiday breakfasts and this Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast was so fun for my boys.  Who do you know who would love lucky 4-Leaf Clover Pancakes?

St Patrick's Day pancakes

Easy St Patrick’s Day Breakfast – 4-Leaf clover Pancakes

I love how much excitement my boys have over every little holiday. I was never really into celebrating St Patrick’s Day until I had kids.  I especially love listening to my son tell me all about the leprechaun that is going to come to school and bring treats.  (I hope it shows up!).  He asked me every single day if it is the day where he is supposed to wear green.  Last year we made these fun Leprechaun Pancakes for St Patrick’s Day and this year we went even easier by making this easy St Patrick’s Day breakfast of 4-leaf clover pancakes! [Read more…]

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25 Spring Break Ideas for Kids

Spring break is coming!  Some people may be excited for the break and some may be wondering what we will do to entertain the kids all week.  If you don’t have any big plans, here are some  Spring Break ideas for Kids that are fun and inexpensive.

Spring Break Ideas for Kids

We are pretty lucky here because our weather is pretty much perfect every year for Spring Break.  I think it is our gift for having to endure our desert Summers.  We love spending time outside as much as possible and we put together a list of Spring Break Ideas that we love to do.  [Read more…]

Ivory Soap Boats

Ivory Soap Boats

Did you know that Ivory soap floats?  Yes it does!  And it is perfect to use to make boats.   These Ivory soap boats will have kids begging to take a bath.

Ivory Soap Boats

Ivory Soap Boats

I can still remember when my older brother brought home  bars of Ivory soap for cub scouts and he began carving all sorts of fun things out of them.  It was then that I learned that Ivory Soap
floats!  Who knew.  I explained a little bit about how and why Ivory soap floats in our Ivory Soap Experiment, but today we’re making Ivory soap boats, because who doesn’t want a boat made out of soap? :D [Read more…]

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DIY Toy Storage Containers

If you have kids, then it’s safe to say that you have toys.  These DIY Toy Storage Containers are a fun way to keep all of those toys organized and stored away.

DIY Toy Storage

DIY Toy Storage Containers

Having little boys in the home means having lots of cars, planes, trucks, dinosaurs, blocks and lots more lying around the home.  Sure you can just throw them into a basket and wait for them to be dumped out all over the floor or you can store them in style.  [Read more…]

Valentine pancakes

“Sugar Cookie” Valentine Pancakes

It’s Valentine’s Day which means we had to have some fun Valentine Pancakes.  We love our Easy Valentine’s Breakfast that we have had in past years but this year we switched it up with these easy “Sugar Cookie” Valentine Pancakes.

Sugar Cookie Valentine PancakesSugar Cookie Valentine Pancakes

We have a tradition of making fun pancakes for each holiday.  These “Sugar Cookie” Valentine Pancakes are easy enough for even the most amateur of pancake makers. :)  And, no, these do not taste like sugar cookies unfortunately but since we always decorate our sugar cookies with fun frosting, I thought we could do the same with pancakes, except with whipped cream instead of frosting.  And, by the way, if you HAVE a real sugar cookie pancake recipe, please send it my way and we can be bffs for life. [Read more…]

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Which Disney Character Am I? Free Printable Disney Game

Last week we hosted a fun Disney Imagicademy party complete with Disney games and food.  One of those games was “Which Disney Character Am I?” where we took turns figuring out which Disney character had been taped on our backs.

Printable Disney Game

Free Printable Disney Game

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This game is a really fun ice breaker and can be done as guests are arriving at or anytime during a Disney party. [Read more…]

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Mickey Mouse Crispy Treats

We love showing our “Disneyside” around here and Mickey has always been my favorite Disney character.  These Mickey Mouse Crispy Treats would be the hit of any Disney party.

Mickey Mouse Crispy Treat

Mickey Mouse Crispy Treat

I will always remember my first trip to Disneyland when I was five and how we all loaded up in our old brown car with pillows and blankets and made the 12 hour drive (55 mph speeds limit!) in one day.  Then we repeated that magical trip every five years, although not in the same brown car!  Out of all of the magic and amazement that could be found in the park, my favorite thing at each trip was meeting Mickey Mouse!  To this day I love looking for secret Mickey’s and especially love all of the Mickey-shaped food.  These chocolate Mickey Mouse Crispy Treats, made with our yummy Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats,  take me back to the days when I was a young girl experiencing the magic for the first time and they make the perfect addition to any Disney-inspired party! [Read more…]

Tips for blanket fort

Tips for Building the Best Blanket Fort

This post is sponsored by Pop Secret.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

With 4 boys in the house you can probably imagine that I have some pretty awesome blanket fort builders.  In fact, in 16 Things Moms of Boys Know, I mention that to our boys, blanket forts are the strongest forts in the entire world.  Today I’m sharing my boys’ tips for building the best blanket fort around as well as sharing a yummy snack that every blanket fort builder will love.

Tips for building a blanket fort

Tips for Building a Blanket Fort

When you think of a fort, what do you think of? I think of a fort as place of protection and security and a place that is safe from the outside world. Using their imaginations, my boys have come up with some pretty great forts over the years and here they are sharing their tips for building a blanket fort. [Read more…]

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Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

One of our favorite snacks is popcorn and growing up my mom would make the yummiest, gooiest, non-sticky Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn.  I am not a fan of hard or crunchy caramel popcorn.  I like it soft and wanted to share this yummy treat with my boys.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

There are many caramel popcorn recipes out there but this one for Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn can be made in just minutes using only 4 ingredients.  This is perfect to make for family movie night or for my boys to take with them when they head into one of their awesome blanket forts.  Since this recipe is not sticky, I don’t have to worry about sticky fingers and the mess is minimal. [Read more…]

Chocolate Crispy Treats

Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats

I’m sure you are familiar with Rice Krispie Treats, but did you know you can use that same recipe, or variations of it, to make all sorts of yummy marshmallow crispy treats?  These Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats are simple enough for kids to make them (with supervision of course) and can be made in minutes, making them perfect for when you need a last minute treat.

chocolate marshmallow crispy treats

Have you ever signed up to bring treats to a school or church function and then forgotten about it until last minute? That is where these Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy treats and Fruity Marshmallow treats come in handy.  These treats only use three ingredients and are a quick switch up of the norm.  [Read more…]


Crocodile Valentine Box

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and if your school allows, it is now time to start figuring out what you will make for your kid’s Valentine’s Day Box.  This Crocodile Valentine Box was a huge hit with my boys last year and is the perfect thing to “gobble” up all of those Valentines from friends.

Crocodile Valentine Box

Crocodile Valentine Box

This Crocodile Valentine Box doesn’t require very many supplies and we actually used a lot of recycled materials found around the house.
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TMNT mask

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mask

With the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the Turtles are everywhere and in my house of boys, we were bound to have at least one TMNT fan. My 6-year-old loves Ninja Turtles so we made this fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask and to be honest, it makes me laugh!


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mask

This Easy TMNT mask can be made with simple, inexpensive craft supplies and can turn any kid into a ninja! [Read more…]

Football pancakes

Football Pancakes

Football season is here and with the Super Bowl coming up in a few weeks, why not make these fun Football Pancakes with the football fan in your life.  This easy breakfast will have your kids cheering for more.

Football Pancakes

Not only are these Football Pancakes easy, but you could easily customize them and add the colors of your favorite team to really please the sports fans in your house.  If your kids are anything like mine, they probably get pretty particular about which teams they think are the best.  Plus these would be perfect for a fun Sunday Superbowl brunch before the big game. [Read more…]

Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast: Fun Food for Valentines Day

Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Can you feel it?  Love is in the air.  Or so they say. ;)  And that means it is time to start thinking about what we will do for the people that we love on Valentine’s Day.  The kids at my house love it when I make fun food for the holidays so it just seems natural that I would make an Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast.Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast: Fun Food for Valentines Day


Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast

I’ve never really been one to go too overboard with Valentine’s Day.  I just love spending time with my family and I don’t need expensive presents to make me feel loved.  There’s nothing better than a hand-written card from my boys (including my husband) and everything else is just extras.  But we love making fun pancakes and this Valentine’s Day breakfast is easy to throw together and your kids will love having this fun meal. [Read more…]

no-bake football cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Football Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Red Baron. The opinions and text are all mine.

Football season is upon us and with that come tailgating! Do you love to spend time tailgating with your family? Today I’m sharing my husband’s favorite cookie recipe of Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with a football twist to help get you ready for cheering on your favorite team while you tailgate from home with your family.
Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These are a great cookie to make because they do not require any baking. Just mix the ingredients together, heat them up and drop on waxed paper. Simple and perfect for day spent tailgating with your kids! And, this is one of my boys’ favorite cookie recipes. [Read more…]

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