Continuing our theme of weeknight meals that are budget and time friendly for the crazy holiday season, I’d like to share this versatile and delicious pasta dish. The ingredients are a combination of common dollar store grocery finds and the kind of leftovers you’d find in our fridge at any given time. That’s the “surprise”:… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinners: Spaghetti Surprise with Creamy Tomato Sauce
The holiday season can be a real time-suck AND budget wrecker… a fact that becomes especially apparent when planning daily meals and grocery shopping lists for a hungry family. That being said, I’m going to be sharing a few of our favorite EASY weeknight meals, the majority of ingredients for which can be purchased at… Continue reading Dollar Store Dinner: Pizza Bread!
Being December, Christmas is quickly creeping up on us. Luckily I’ve got your back! This month I’m letting each of my children choose their favorite age-appropriate toy (from the items we’ve recently reviewed) to be featured each week. As a general rule, I only accept toys for review that offer a great value, are made… Continue reading Charlie’s Choice: Mental Blox 360 Degree 3-D Building Game
My three and five year old kids are both HUGE fans of Daniel Tiger’s neighborhood. Needless to say, they practically danced a jig when they saw the Welcome To Main Street board game. I brought it out on a rainy Saturday afternoon when the kids were full of energy but locked inside. It proved to… Continue reading Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Welcome to Main Street Game
Have you ever read a Pete the Cat book? If not, you’re missing out on one of the most fun, clever and colorful series of children’s books ever! And the Groovy Buttons game captures Pete the Cat’s best qualities. We had a thoroughly fun time playing. In fact, we played so many rounds after dinner,… Continue reading Pete the Cat Groovy Buttons Game
Thanks to the blessing and curse that is Pinterest, I recently stumbled across Cupcakes and Kale Chip‘s recipe for Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches. It sounded incredibly delicious… and incredibly convenient since I had chicken breast and a pack of burger buns in the freezer. What really sealed the deal was the 10-pack of… Continue reading Slow Cooker Indigeny Hard Cider Pulled Chicken
This is the third board game that we tried out this month from University Games and the kids are LOVING it. But who wouldn’t? Not only is I Spy the most challenging board game we’ve played to date, but it was also my own personal favorite. As an artist, I’ve always had a huge respect for the… Continue reading I Spy Eagle Eye Find-It Game