Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders Will Be The Hit of Your Fourth of July Party!

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Crispy Breaded Chicken Tenders will be the Hit of your Fourth of July Party!

Crispy Breaded Chicken TendersI have fond memories of the Fourth of July.  Our extended family would always have a reunion, of sorts, at my grandmother's house.  Sometimes we went swimming, sometimes we would hang out and find cool stuff behind her house, but we would always eat lots of yummy food…of course!  From time to time, we have big Fourth of July get togethers now, and food is always a big part!  It is essential to have delicious food at your Independence Day party!

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April Fool’s Day Breakfast – Tuna Can Muffin and “Egg” Drink

April Fool's Day Breakfast

April Fool's Day Breakfast - Tuna Can Muffin and Egg Drink

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April Fool's Day can be so much fun!  I am not a fan of the mean side to April 1st because tricks and mean jokes are not very fun if you are the one being tricked….BUT being silly and odd can be so much fun…especially to a house full of boys!  This is a fun, easy to make ahead breakfast that is perfect for an April Fool's Day breakfast!

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Simple Easter Bunny Wreath DIY – Made Out of Pruned Grapevines

Simple Easter Bunny Wreath DIY 

Easter Bunny Wreath DIY out of a grapevine

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A while back, I noticed that our grapevine was out of control.  It grows on the fence between our garden and carport, and it was so out of control that the boys had to push them back if they go out of Daddy's car.  It was almost like a jungle!  I enlisted the help of the Captain and D to prune the grapevine, which apparently you are supposed to do in the winter, anyway, to encourage new growth in the spring.

I taught the boys how to use the loppers to carefully trim the old vines that were growing right into the carport and our garden.  Traditional pruners would have worked too, but well, loppers are more fun to use and to say.  The Captain would prune off a few vines, then D would.  My little boys LOVE to cut things, especially big things like a grapevine!  After a lesson in where to cut, I let the Captain get a bit too comfortable and he lopped off a huge part of the vine, but hey, it happens.  It will grow again!

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Easter Crafts for Kids via Pinterest

Easter Crafts for Kids via Pinterest

easter-crafts-for-kidsI love Easter crafts for kids!  Not only are little bunnies, eggs, and baskets super cute and fun to make, their bright, cheery colors can make anyone smile!  I have found some wonderful crafts that are simple enough to make with your little ones, or of course, you can definitely make them on your own to decorate your home for Easter.  I hope you will find a few (or all!) that you like and have the most wonderful, cheery Easter!

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The ULTIMATE Valentine’s Day Roundup!

The ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Roundup

Ultimate Valentine's Day Roundup

One of my favorite blogging communities has done what true communities do best….teamed up and formed the ULTIMATE Valentine's Day Roundup!  The Social Fabric community is full of fantastic bloggers with amazing DIYs, crafts, tutorials, recipes, printables, activities, and more.  This is the best of the best when it comes to Valentine's Day!  Take a look and you are sure to find something that you truly love!

 

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Vanilla Valentine Popcorn … with a Spicy Kick!

Vanilla Valentine Popcorn with a Spicy Kick!

Vanilla Valentine Popcorn

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I was playing around with some different things in the kitchen, and made a delicious treat with a bag of microwave popcorn and a few other ingredients.  This vanilla Valentine popcorn would be a great teacher or neighbor gift, class party snack, or a special afternoon snack for your family on Valentine's Day..or any day of the year!  The color can be changed with each batch you make!

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Valentine’s Day Verse on Burlap – An Easy DIY Craft for the Non-Crafter!

Valentine's Day Verse on Burlap

Valentine's Day Verse on Burlap

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I love making small crafts with the boys, but I definitely stick with crafts for kids and easy crafts.  I went out on a limb and made this cute Valentine's Day verse on burlap and while it could be jazzed up a lot, it was pretty simple and even the non-crafter could tackle this one!

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Christmas Tree Craft for Kids and Our Favorite Christmas Books!

Christmas Tree Craft for Kids

We are always looking for fun crafts to do with the boys, especially those that take a little more time and helps them practice their fine motor skills.  I wanted to do a Christmas tree craft for kids, and the steps are pretty simple.  I took a technique we used to make this turtle with shell craft to make the texture on the tree.

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Making Memories Together: Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Picture Ornament Craft for Kids

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Making Memories Together:  Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe and Picture Ornament Craft for Kids
Double Chocolate Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

Being the mom of three boys is sometimes tough.  Most often, they would rather be playing a game or kicking a ball with Daddy.  This weekend, however, Daddy is on a retreat and the boys are "stuck" with Mommy.  Sure, we can go outside and play ball or play a game, but I wanted it to be a special weekend, doing things to celebrate the holiday season and spending time together baking and doing crafts.  Sometimes I get in over my head, but that is okay, messes can always be cleaned up. 

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Chris Tomlin’s Christmas Album: “Adore” Is Joyful and Uplifting

Chris Tomlin's Christmas Album

Thanksgiving is over and it's back to reality…but that doesn't mean that your day has to be boring.  Now is the time to get ready for Christmas!  I love listening to Christmas music and am always super excited when my favorite artists release new Christmas music.

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