Best Strawberry Spinach Salad!

Prize-winning Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing and Sugared Almonds {}

When we were first married, just for fun, my hubby's work hosted a lunch party with a contest for best salad. Having a little more time on my hands back then, I combined some things from my favorite salads and came up with the best Strawberry Spinach Salad ever! Not only did it win the … Read More

How to Make Sugared Almonds

How to Make Sugared Almonds--Perfect for adding to salads, or just to eat as a sweet treat! {}

I have a secret ingredient that makes any sweet green salad extra yummy. It's sugared almonds. Have you ever tried them? I made a batch today for this post, and I could seriously eat them all. Forget the salad, just pass the sugar coated almonds! RELATED:  How to Make Almond Flour or Meal, Yummy Broccoli … Read More

How to Motivate Kids

10+ Fun Ways to Motivate Kids {}

Do you ever feel like you are talking to a brick wall? (I actually wrote a whole post on it once.) You ask your kids to do something, and they completely ignore you?  It happens to me all the time, and I'll admit, I'm more than a little sick of it!  It's time to remind … Read More

Lunch Box Jokes for Back to School!

Lunch Box Jokes for Back-to-School! Send a smile and an excuse to make a new friend! {} #SchoolLunch #DelMonteBTS #PMedia #ad @Delmontebrand

If you're nervous about your kids going back to school like I am, you'll love my Lunch Box Jokes! Combined with a lunch box full of their favorite healthy treats, the kids are sure to have a good lunch-time experience. The healthy treat will give them a boost of nutrition, and the jokes will give them a smile and a reason to make a new friend.

Don’t Eat Pete Addition Game

Dont Eat Pete Addition Game {Help your kids avoid the Summer Slide with this fun educational version of a family favorite!}

Since I'm getting ready to share this game in first grade tomorrow, I thought I'd share it with you, too!  Whether the kids are new to addition or need a review after summer break, Addition Don't Eat Pete is perfect for children in K-2nd Grade.  This game is sold in my store for $2.50, but … Read More

Composition Notebook Makeover

Drab notebook + Sharpie Markers and Imagination = A Fab Notebook Makeover! {Project idea from my kiddo!}

I love this back-to-school composition notebook makeover project because Boo made it up all by herself!  Sometimes kids have the best ideas!  When I wanted to buy the most inexpensive composition notebooks for school (the type with almost no color), she didn't let that stop her from turning a drab notebook into a fab design! … Read More

How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {Free Printable}

How to Motivate Kids with Point Cards {A Year of Free Designs from} #printable #motivatekids

If you've been reading my blog very long, you know that I have lots of ideas about how to motivate kids.  One of my favorites is using point cards.  What's a point card, you ask?  Read on! I'll tell you all about them and link you to 12 months of free point cards -- including … Read More

No-Fail Gluten Free Bread for Beginners!

No-Fail Millet Oatmeal Gluten Free Bread {Perfect Recipe for beginning GF Cooks}

If you are new to gluten-free cooking, the first thing you need is a good gluten free bread recipe.  I had several recipe fails when I first started cooking, and I got quickly frustrated.  This recipe for Millet Oatmeal Gluten Free Bread saved me!  It turns out every time, so I call it my no-fail … Read More

How to Use a Daily School Planner

How to Use a Daily School Planner {Tips I Wish Were Taught at School} #backtoschool

Do your kids use school planners?  All my kids use them to keep track of daily homework, but I know they can be used for so much more -- especially in the upper grades.  Today I'm sharing six tips for how to use a daily school planner to organize your after-school time. With parents and … Read More