Chocolate Zucchini Bread


Another huge producer from our garden this year was our zucchini crop.  It seemed overnight I'd have giant zucchini and nothing to do with them.  We enjoyed lots of it as side dishes with our summer time meals, but I also used quite a few to make some delicious chocolate zucchini bread! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:1] I love the crumbly topping too...might be my favorite part! … [Read more...]

Dried Homegrown Basil


This year in our garden we planted several types of fresh herbs.  I realized quickly that it was awesome to be able to go out and pick fresh herbs to add to our nightly meals, BUT we were producing a ton of them, and I didn't want them to go to waste.  So, in order to save some of those precious herbs to use year-round, I decided to dry a good bunch of our basil. In order to preserve some of … [Read more...]

Big Birthday Giveaway

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It's a special day today! We're celebrating blogger birthdays this week with The Cards We Drew and we've rounded up a great group of bloggers and vendors to throw the ultimate birthday bash and party like it's YOUR birthday! We're giving away over $950 worth of prizes for three lucky winner (U.S. residents only--sorry). You can enter the giveaway via Rafflecopter below, but first check out the … [Read more...]

Easy Party Confetti


This post contains some affiliate links. When I throw birthday parties I like to put a little bit of confetti on the dessert table and the area where I usually set up our party favors and guest book.  In the past I've either just bought some at the craft store or made my own using a hole punch of some sort.  This year, I new my Cricut Explore™ would be the perfect tool for the job. To make … [Read more...]

Pattern Block Learning & List of FREE Printables


My biggest little guy turned three this past July, and he's getting the itch to start school.  He talks about having a teacher and playing with his friends and learning to read and write all the time.  We intend to homeschool our kiddos, and I'm thinking this is the perfect year to start introducing him to all things learning.  Like I mentioned, he's three, so we are taking things slow and … [Read more...]