Oct 08

Toddler Tuesday | Marshmallow Ghost Halloween Craft

IMG_1174The boys had so much fun creating these marshmallow ghosts today. They are so simple and fun. My 5 and 2 year old both really enjoyed the project.
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Oct 08

Homemade Pumpkin Bread

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We went up North last week and since fall is here there were pumpkins everywhere. I purchased my very  first pie pumpkin and was determined to make homemade pumpkin bread. Let me tell you this bread recipe is delicious!!
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Jul 14

The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

IMG_8416I was craving chocolate chip cookies the other day and have decided these are the best chocolate chip cookies I have ever made. I found a recipe on Pinterest that I used however I made a couple of changes. The cookies turned out nice and thick and chewy on the inside, but not gooey. I don’t know how else to describe them, but really delicious and the prefect texture. I have never used Cornstarch in cookies, but I really think this is a key ingredient.
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Jun 30

Cookie Cutter Color Sorting

IMG_4379The boys were extremely antsy and wild the other night when I was trying to make dinner. I knew that my mom had a huge bag of plastic cookie cutters in the cupboard and thought they might keep the boys entertained for a while. I grabbed some colored bowls from the pantry and asked them if the could color sort the cookie cutters. I knew Carter would be a pro at this since his is almost 5, but he really enjoyed teaching Cooper the different colors. Of course things got a little wild at the end, but over all the boys did a great job sharing and I was able to finish making dinner.
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May 30

Local Community Garden On The Oregon Coast

My husband noticed there was a community garden less than a mile from where we are staying. I thought I would check it out today. There are no signs explaining the garden and how it works so I went to a local nursery across the street to get some info. They didn’t know a whole lot, but said that you can sign up for a raised bed at the Post office. When I arrived at the garden there was a lady there tending to her plants. I was able to ask her a few questions and get some more information. She said that people can sign up for a raised bed garden and they are responsible for planting, and caring for the plants. The plants are supposed to be organic and no harsh chemicals are to be used, however she said there is no real way to enforce this. Fruits are veggies are only to be taken from your own garden unless permission is given by other gardeners to share. There is also a man that spends a lot of time caring for a lot of the larger crops such as the vineyard and squash. Since there are larger amounts of these he does give permission for the other gardeners to take what they want within reason of course.

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