Monday, October 20, 2014

Slow Cooker Beef & Bean Stew {Recipe}


Slow Cooker Beef & Bean Stew {Recipe}

Now that my little man is officially in preschool - my days have gotten just a "little" more busy. Between adding some car rides, errands and a little cleaning - I feel like my mornings go way too fast. It's taking some time to get use to, but I'm swinging with the punches. One of the many ways I'm taking advantage of our fast-paced mornings {and my free time when Lil Man is in school} is by setting the slow cooker. This way I don't have to worry about dinner when that creeps up on me. Cause let's face it - if the morning goes fast, the rest of the day does too...right?

One of my favorite meals to make during the week {besides the Slow Cooker Coconut Curry Chicken Stew I shared the other day} is Beef & Bean Soup. It doesn't have a fancy name or look extra pretty - but it hits the spot on those cold fall nights. It's super simple to pull together and has everything you need in one dish. Just the way we like it around here!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Coffee Filter Pumpkin {Kid Craft}


Coffee Filter Pumpkin {Kid Craft}

Happy Sunday my friends! Keeping with the season - today I'm sharing a kid friendly fall craft with you all. All it is a single coffee filter turned into a cute little pumpkin. It's super simple, great for all ages {especially the youngsters} and makes for great decorations too. You can also easily add some jack o' lantern features to give it a Halloween feel!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Halloween Ghost {Kid Craft}


Halloween Ghost {Kid Craft}

Happy Saturday friends! It's time for another Halloween themed kid craft and this one has an extra special thing attached to it. I know not everyone is savvy when it comes to drawing by hand, so today's craft has a FREE printable template to go along with it.

The goal is for you to download, print and get straight to crafting! No need to come up with a design or anything of the sort! If all goes well {and there is a good amount of downloads} I'll be doing more kid friendly craft templates like this in the future. But before we get into that - let's talk about this friendly Ghost Kid Craft. He's made out of cotton balls {hello inexpensive} and is fun for all ages. Young children can even practice their cutting skills by cutting along the thick black line in the template.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Birthday Celebration Amazon Gift Card {Giveaway}


It's Friday and there is a reason for celebration! I love celebrating birthdays - don't you? 
This week Alli from Cupcake Diaries is turning 30 and to celebrate,
I’ve teamed up with her and some of my other blogger friends to give away a $300 Amazon gift card!

 $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway 

 I’m so excited about this giveaway!! Amazon is such a great way to do some retail therapy and online shopping. This gift card will be perfect for the upcoming holidays or just a special gift for yourself! {craft supplies anyone?}

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Halloween Spider {Kid Craft}


Halloween Spider {Kid Craft}

If you haven't noticed - I've been on a roll lately sharing kid friendly Halloween crafts on the blog. You guys seems to be enjoying it, so I'll continue what I'm doing ;)

Although I'm normally not a spider person {I tend to jump on chairs & scream like a little girl} we recently made a Spider Kid Craft in honor of the upcoming "spook-tacular" holiday. Lucky for me {and him} this paper plate creature is pretty cute and not frightening at all. And like always - it has simple supplies, directions and makes for great decorations too!