Thursday, March 5, 2015

Painted Jars for Spring

Hi Friends! Remember yesterday when I said I had a craft project planned, but it was too windy to spray paint? Well, the weather was absolutely gorgeous today, so I was able to complete the project I had in mind. 

I love to repurpose old jars and use them as containers and decorations around the house. In fact, I should really show you my jar stash one of these days! Anyway, I was still using the snowman jars I made for the winter, and it was really time for those guys to leave. So, I found three empty salsa jars, and the kids and I created these cute little painted jars for spring.


spray painted carrot jar, flower jar and ladybug jar

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Marshmallow Fruit Salad

Hi Friends! I was planning on doing a craft today, but it involved spray paint, and it was way too windy outside. So, I moved on to plan B, and the kids helped me make a fun side dish instead. I figured since Easter is on its hippity hoppity way, I would share some of our favorite holiday dishes in the next few weeks, and this easy Marshmallow Fruit Salad will definitely be on the menu. The kids say it wouldn't be a holiday dinner without it!


fruit salad made with canned fruit and marshmallows and cool whip

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Taco Soup

Hello, hello! We were having perfect spring weather for a little while, but now it's feeling more like winter -- for us desert dwellers, anyway. But that's fine, really, since I'm so not ready for summer. And, the cooler weather gives me a chance to prepare soup again, which I absolutely love! So for Sunday dinner, I made a nice big pot of spicy taco soup, and it definitely warmed us all up! Plus, we'll be having plenty of leftovers during the week, which makes getting everyone fed a lot easier for me!


taco soup with cheese and fritos and sour cream and peppers

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Rustic Easter Egg Wreath

Hi Friends! Can you believe it's March already? It's been raining and much cooler this weekend, so it doesn't feel a lot like March, but time is definitely moving on. The kids will be on spring break soon, and Easter is only a month away -- wow! Anyway, My front door has been looking pretty forlorn and bare since I took down the wood slice heart wreath after Valentine's Day, and it really needed a little spring cheer. Since Easter is early this year, I made this rustic Easter egg wreath for early spring. 


rustic grapevine easter egg wreath with faux eggs and flowers for spring

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Snickerdoodle Sunday Number 70 with Features

Hello, hello! It's time again for our weekly Snickerdoodle Sunday party, and I'm thrilled that you could join us! I hope you had a wonderful week -- It's been super busy here, and our weekend is packed, as usual. So, thank you all SO much for taking the time to stop by and share your awesome projects, delicious food and great ideas. Reading your posts is such a fun part of my week, and I love getting to know you all a little bit better.

There were some really terrific posts shared at last week's party, but here are the ones that jumped out at me.

Don't you all just love these adorable little Spoon Flowers from Across the Boulevard? They just scream spring, and they were also featured on Hometalk!

Plastic Spoon Flowers

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats

Hi Friends! Even if the weather isn't quite playing fair, spring is definitely on its way. I guess if there's any question about what season it is, you can always tell by browsing your local store, right? The Easter candy is on the shelves already, and actually, our local Target had it stocked along with Valentine's Day candy. So the other day, I picked up some pretty pastel M & M's, and since it's still early, I did what any sensible mom would do -- I hid them from the kids!

But then I felt selfish, so I brought the candy out of hiding, and the younger kids and I whipped up a batch of these Spring Marshmallow Krispie Treats  -- just because sharing is fun!


rice krispies treats with pastel m and ms

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken

Hello there! My family loves eating takeout from our favorite Chinese restaurant. It's a family-owned place, and the food is always wonderful and made from scratch. Plus, it's never loaded down under buckets of heavy sauce. As much as we love the food, it can be a little pricey, so I came up with my own easy sweet and sour chicken. It's light on the sauce, chock-full of veggies, and the kiddos just gobble it up! It's also super easy to make.


bowl of sweet and sour chicken with broccoli peppers and pineapple