The Joys of Playing

The joys of playing, why it's important for your kids to play.

"It is a happy talent to know how to play." -Ralph Waldo Emerson I want to get on my tiny little soapbox here, and tell you how important I feel that play is to kids. As you know I homeschool my kids, and there is an exhaustive list to why that is, but one of the most important to me and my ... [ Read More ]

Easy Recipes Perfect for Warm Weather

18 easy recipes perfect for summer and outdoor eating

*Don't forget to enter the giveaway for $100 on this post HERE! Hello everyone!!  I am so glad that you are here today!  The weather is starting to warm up and it's time to start thinking about eating outdoors.  Check out these awesome recipes that will be perfect for warm weather and eating ... [ Read More ]

Paint a Pillow Arrow Design

Using a stencil from Cutting Edge Stencil's new company "Paint a Pillow" you can make beautiful designer pillows. Love this arrow design!

I love me a pretty pillow. I really love me a pretty pillow that I made myself...bragging rights and all ya know? I have been a fan of Cutting Edge Stencils for a long time and have used them in several projects. Polka Dot Nursery Wall Houndstooth Bookshelf Table Makeover Wall ... [ Read More ]

Visiting Teaching Message April 2015

April 2015 Visiting Teaching Message Handout free printable. Attributes of Christ | Without Guile or Hypocrisy

If you are wondering what this is, please check this post here. April is here and it’s time for a new visiting teaching message! This year they are focusing on attributes of the Savior. I LOVE this! Every month a new attribute to work on. This month is WITHOUT GUILE OR HYPOCRISY. I wasn't ... [ Read More ]

13 Spring Decor Ideas

13 Spring Decor Ideas

Fabric Wrapped Decor Balls | Ikea Expedit Fabric Covered Boxes | Faux Stained Glass Suncatcher | Pottery Barn Knock Off Clock | Watercolor Easter Napkins | Easy Fabric Banner | Melted Crayon Art Tiles | Refreshing Lime Tablescape | Easy Fabric Coasters | Mirrored Mercury Glass Mason Jars | Denim ... [ Read More ]

Coconut Strawberry Shortcake

Super simple coconut strawberry shortcake, perfect for desserts, Easter, mother's day, brunch....

Yummy. In my tummy. I am a fan of these little individual size portions of coconut strawberry shortcake. Oh yes, yes I am. Now I cheat at making strawberry shortcake. Have you made ACTUAL strawberry shortcake, like you know MADE an angel food cake, and combined strawberries and simple syrup ... [ Read More ]

Little Moments Big Smiles $100 giveaway!

Little Moments Big Smiles Goldfish Crackers

Little Moments A poem by me; Tiffany Hewlett.    The parents say it's time to put the video games away! Pack a bag, get in the car and in a tent we will stay! Drive to the mountain and find the perfect site. Set up camp and hike up to a new height.  Come back and build a ... [ Read More ]

Easter Printable Don’t Eat Pete

Easter Printable Don't Eat Pete. Color version, and coloring book version

Easter is on Sunday and that means it's time for a new exciting game of Don't Eat Pete! I loved making this Easter printable and hope that you and your kids have fun with it! These would be great for an Easter party or egg hunt if you are having one this weekend! If you haven't played before here is ... [ Read More ]

Easter Mantel Decorations

Easter Mantel Decorations for Spring

Oh, spring! Glorious, glorious spring! I am so happy to feel the warmth of the sun on my face again! I am also happy to be decorating my house in springy fun! My Easter mantel decorations this year are pretty in my opinion...and they are against that BEAUTIFUL planked wall! That's right, my living ... [ Read More ]

Slow Cooker Recipes

Lots of yummy slow cooker recipes

How about some awesome non-traditional crock pot and slow cooker recipes? Fancy Crock Pot Beef | Thai Spicy Peanut Chicken |Orange Turkey Meatballs | Vegetable Barley Soup | Ranch Chicken Tacos | Chili Verde | S'mores Lava Cake |Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli | Chicken and Biscuits | Chicken and ... [ Read More ]