193. Peppermint plate


Day three of our activity advent calendar called for making plates from peppermint candies.  I’d seen several tutorials around on Pinterest, and it seemed easy enough.  Bake at 350* for 8 minutes and allow to cool.  It was quite easy, and the kids had a blast. We baked ours in spring form pans to help […]

191. Flavored Salts


For the last few years, my husband and I have steadily moved away from store bought gifts at Christmas and towards hand made gifts.  This year will be no different.  We have a few store bought things (mainly for each other and the kiddos in our lives, plus a few off the wall gifts, like […]

175. Halloween came and went


And just like that, October is over. Halloween was a whirlwind, busy, busy day.  The Stallings household started the day off with an early morning eyeball egg hunt.  Just like an Easter egg hunt, I hid the eyeball eggs around the house the night before, and the kids had a blast looking for them before […]

166. The kind of skinny cookie


I’m back on a Pinterest kick, although this go around, I’m pleased to say I’m actually making/doing some of my pinned items.  Today’s Pinterest project, low calorie peanut butter cookies. The Recipe 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 egg Mix.  Bake at 350 for ten minutes.  That’s it. The […]

164. Packing lunches


When I was a kid, I brought my lunch to school probably 90% of the time.  Money was the biggest reason.  My at the time pickiness was a close second. I brought a sandwich (PB&J or turkey and cheese), chips and a fruit snack of some sort everyday.  My mom wasn’t very adventurous with food. […]

161. Natural Lucky Charms?


Lucky Charms have always been favorite.  I love them.  The kids love them.  Too bad those little marshmallows are positively chop full of artificial colors and a numerous other ingredients that aren’t good for you. Enter Three Sisters Marshmallow Oaties, a much more natural version of my childhood love. There are still a few ingredients […]