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Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher – Free Download!

Thanksgiving Cootie Catcher – Free Download!

Just in time for Thanksgiving here in the U.S., here’s have a fun cootie catcher to share, commemorating some of my favorite things about this holiday: the food! Download, print on 8.5×11, and share this fun activity with your kids. Who remembers making these in elementary school?? Has it been a while since you’ve folded [...]

Halloween Printable Downloads

Halloween Printable Downloads

In celebration of the beginning of October, and all things Halloween, we wanted to share these free printable downloads courtesy of one of our graphic designer mamas, Alex Tebow Designs. All you need is some white paper or card stock, a color printer, tape, and scissors. Have some fun with your kids decorating for Halloween! [...]

Egg-Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

Egg-Free Pumpkin Spice Bars

It’s pumpkin time! (Also known as fall.) I, like many of you, am a lover of all things pumpkin this time of year— pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bars. My 18-month-old son was recently diagnosed with an egg allergy and a corn allergy. Unfortunately, this includes all egg and corn byproducts, like cornstarch [...]

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Homemade Applesauce on the Stove and in the Slow Cooker

Late summer, when the first inklings of fall are starting to show, is my favorite time of year. It’s not chilly just yet, but it’s cooling down enough to feel something different in the air. Most importantly, apples are in season; my all-time favorite fruit. We get some really fantastic apples at the farmers markets where [...]

DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

DIY Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

I started making my own coffee creamer several months ago to save money and now I’m hooked. It’s delicious, easy to make, and a money saver. Now that it is officially fall here in Michigan, I have been drinking my morning coffee with this pumpkin spice creamer. I think it is even better than the [...]

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

DIY Pumpkin Spice Latte

What defines Autumn? All things pumpkin, of course! If you live in America, chances are you’ve at least heard of Starbucks’ seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte. Chances are greater that you’ve had two or three or four already this season. Living in Germany, I unfortunately don’t have access to the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. When fall [...]

DIY Mini-Pumpkins for Fall

DIY Mini-Pumpkins for Fall

Fall is in the air and Thanksgiving is on its way! This time of year always makes me both happy and homesick. It also tends to awaken some sort of decorating instinct that lies dormant between the time that the Christmas ornaments get packed up and the time that the leaves start to blush red [...]

Easy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies

Easy Cream Cheese Pumpkin Cookies

I just love all the pumpkin flavored goodies that become available in the fall. Nothing gets me in the mood for hay rides and pumpkin carving like a delicious pumpkin recipe. I was especially happy to find one that’s so simple that my two year old could assist in me in making it. This one [...]

Pumpkin Cookies

Pumpkin Cookies

Looking for a delicious fall treat? These pumpkin cookies are always a huge hit at family get-togethers and they are perfect for the holidays! Ingredients: 1/2 cup shortening 1 1/4 cup brown sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups canned or pureed pumpkin 2 1/2 [...]