Muffin Tin Monday – Rainbow

Today it is a rainy, cloudy day and we are hanging out in our jammies, reading books, doing puzzles, making a cute "rainy day craft" and enjoying our bright muffin tin!I saw this cute craft a few days ago on Crafty Crow and threw it in my inspiration folder waiting for the right time to use it. Today was that day...this adorable rain cloud was perfect for a day like today. We used the free download from Dallé Un Coliño and everyone, including the twins had fun making the colorful, glittery … [Read more...]

Busy Bee

We have had lots of fun this week with our crafts and activities, which have focused on the letter B. This project was a big hit and this little "B" has been quite busy entertaining a cute 3 year old.Once again No Time For Flashcards was our source for inspiration, here is how we made our Busy "B" Bee!1. Gather Supplies - Yellow construction paper with a capital letter "B" drawn on it, black construction paper, black pipe cleaners, paint, glitter, glue and scissors.2. Cut the black … [Read more...]

B is for Banana

This week for our crafts we have been focusing on the letter B. I wanted an activity that would help reinforce our focus on the letter, but went beyond paper & glue. As I was searching my silly calendar site I discovered that February 23rd is National Banana Bread Day, bingo activity found!I got my mom's Banana Nut Bread recipe and Aubrey & I set to work learning about the letter B and making a yummy treat.Banana Nut Bread Recipe1 3/4 cup flour2/3 cup sugar1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. salt1/4 … [Read more...]

Flower Bouquet

Today's craft was inspired by Filth Wizardy. I told Aubrey we were going up to Daddy's office to eat lunch with him for his birthday and she wanted to make him a present. When I asked her what she wanted to give him she said flowers, so we set to work creating a beautiful bouquet of flowers.Here is how you can make your own:1. Draw flowers, leaves and a circle on cardboard (we used cereal boxes) and cut out the shapes.2. Glue a toilet paper roll to the circle with a hot glue gun, creating … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Red

Today's Muffin Tin Monday theme is RED! Since Daddy is off today we decided to do a muffin tin breakfast so we can go out and do something fun this afternoon.Our muffin tin was simple, but everyone enjoyed it! Here is what we had:Red strawberries, red grapes, red apple, red cherry yogurt, and a special red toast heart with strawberry jam. We used our mini red tins to complete this very red breakfast.Don't forget to visit Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom for more great ideas and to see what other … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Back to School

Today's MTM theme was back to school. Since it didn't occur to me to check the theme until noon today we didn't have anything exciting, but since it has been a while since we did a muffin tin Little Miss A was thrilled ...and we did throw in some "learning."I used our number cookie cutters and cut out 1-5 from cheese. I then had Little Miss A help count out the right number for each tin. We had 1 applesauce, 2 chicken nuggets, 3 crackers, 4 orange slices and 5 gumdrops.For dessert we had … [Read more...]

Christmas Wreath

It's 3 am and I am waiting on my printer to finish printing the 183 page document I need for work before 9 am tomorrow so I thought I might as well be productive & catch up on my blog.Here is another one of our cute Christmas crafts we have done this month. We used a paper plate, green paint, construction paper, glue, red pom poms & red ribbon to complete this project.I let Aubrey paint the plate green while I cut out the holly leaves. I had originally cut the plate first, but then realized … [Read more...]

Christmas Traditions

One of my favorite things about being a parent is having the opportunity to create memories & traditions with our kids. As a child one of my favorite Christmas traditions was building gingerbread houses. My parents love this time of year & there are so many special memories to choose from, but I always loved the gingerbread creations my family would create. Now these weren't just any old houses, they were elaborate works of art (I wish I had a picture to show you). Sometimes there would be … [Read more...]

Reindeer Treats

I saw this really cute idea for quick and easy Christmas cookies and we decided to try them the other night. This was a GREAT cookie project for the kids since it was simple & there was very little mess, which mommy loves!All you need to make these yummy treats are:Nutterbutter cookiesVanilla icingChocolate chipsRed M&M'sMini pretzelsSpread a small amount of icing at the top of the cookie and put the pretzel on for antlers. Add the chocolate chips for eyes & the M&M for the nose and now you … [Read more...]

Muffin Tin Monday – Christmas Breakfast

WOW, I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Nov 18th! We have been busy! My sister got married, hubby & I got to take a week cruise w/out the kids, and the holidays have officially arrived and kept us running from one thing to the next.Anyway, I was excited to finally be able to do a muffin tin meal and participate in MTM. I didn't check the theme until this morning, but was thrilled to see it was "Christmas Breakfast." One of my family's favorite Christmas traditions is Christmas … [Read more...]