You know what hits the spot on a cold night? A nice, hot mug of spiced cider while you sit by the fire. And this time of year, you can get wonderful, fresh apple cider pretty much anywhere you go- so here is a no fuss way to mull your cider and keep it hot so you can enjoy it at your leisure. (If you have leftovers, just refrigerate them and microwave them for a minute or so- it’s like instant mulled cider!) This recipe DOES leave the ground spices in the bottom of the pot. If it bothers you, just make a bouquet garni by tying the spices in a coffee filter and throw them in.Read More
A craft playdate that also gives you the opportunity to enjoy some wildlife observation? Yes, please! (There are also links to other hummingbird activities at the end of this post.) Make a hummingbird feeder and start observing with your kids!Read More
We were impressed by the number of characters which appeared in the show. In addition to Mickey, Minnie,Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and the usual host of Disney Princesses, there was Jack Skellington, Cruella DeVille, Captain Hook, Jafar, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tinkerbell, and Lumiere, just to name a few.
Disney on Ice Let’s Celebrate! is a wonderful show for kids of all ages !Read More
We love burgers around here, and making them is usually a Dude Time endeavor- which means I get a few minutes to relax while I wait for them to finish. …Read More
So many of the very best things are accidents. I accidentally fell into the world of butterfly gardening because it turns out that a lot of deer resistant, perennial wildflowers are also butterfly plants. We’ve started small, but don’t be surprised if spring sees lots of Joe-Pye weed and Milkweed seedlings popping up around here.Read More
After you all helped me compile a list of awesome girls in books every kid should read, I asked you about your favorite boys in children’s literature. A bunch of Joy Makin’ Mamas and Papas, the odd English Teacher or two, and some dudes who just love books weighed in to create this (very long) list, and thereby expand my summer reading list by quite a bit! Thank you all so much for your help. Without further ado, here are your favorite boys in literature!Read More