Tag Archives: kids

Thankful for This and That

Taking time to be thankful for simplicity. A rare cup of coffee in my newly recharged love of green tea. Homemade pancakes Homemade French onion soup Indoor obstacle course, tents, fun with cars in beans, and tea parties with cucumber … Continue reading

Posted in family, homemade, kids, Simplify | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Today

I wanted needed to spend the day cleaning.  But, I got a better offer. Treasure maps, treasure hunts, stickers as treasures, and forts with pretend naps.  WAY more fun than cleaning!

Posted in kids, Simplify, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A simple day outside

A walk in the woods, catching leaves as they fall, and a picnic lunch.  So simple.  So fun.

Posted in fall, family, kids, Simplify | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Simply Fall

I love to watch my kids enjoying the simple pleasures of life. Fall leaves, playing outside, and each other.

Posted in fall, family, kids, Love, Simplify | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Monday, Monday

I didn’t get upset, I just got my camera!

Posted in family, kids, Simplify, Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Kids Consignment Sale Season

Some people look forward to the start of football as fall approaches.  They block off all distractions on their calendars, buy chips, salsa, and beer and await each game with mania.  I  respond with the same enthusiasm to kids consignment sale season. … Continue reading

Posted in consignment sales, frugal living, green living, kids, reuse, thrifty adventures | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Alphabet Curtains

Fabric Curtains…..too predictable!  Why not just use ribbon, scrapbook paper, and a wrapping paper roll.  Well, ok I think I will! You will also need:  Scissors, hot glue gun, fabric to cover wrapping paper roll, optional ( Exacto knife and … Continue reading

Posted in budget decorating, crafts, DIY, kids | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Fun Food Friday! Feeding a Toddler

Truth be told……I am no Betty Crocker, I am not even her long-lost great-niece!  But I have been able to keep my kids happy at meal time and that’s good enough for me!  Don’t worry Bill eats too!          Lunch for … Continue reading

Posted in cooking, family, food budgeting, kids, meal ideas, organic, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

My Compact Year! The first quarter

     I have mentioned several times before that I am a member of The Compact.  The basic concept of “The Compact” is to join others in a challenge to buy nothing New for one year with only a few exceptions.  You … Continue reading

Posted in gardening, gift wrapping, green living, non-consumerism, recycle, reduce, reuse, Simplify, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Family Dinners

Last night at the dinner table (for some reason) my husband and I began a game of “7up”.   Madelyn loved it and kept us playing for quite a while.  Do you remember “7up” aka “Heads up , 7up.”  OK all … Continue reading

Posted in family, kids, Simplify | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment