Enjoy Natural, Organic Candy this Easter! {giveaway, too!}

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This organic candy post was brought to you by YumEarth.  All opinions are mine.

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I always have issues with the holidays.  Candy and treats are the center of holidays for kids, and the majority of the candy they get is full of weird, man-made ingredients.  This Easter, the boys will be getting YumEarth Organics candy and fruit snacks in their baskets!  The Captain's favorite YumEarth candy are the gummy bears, while D prefers gummy worms.  Daddy is a fan [...]

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Delicious Strawberry Recipes for Valentine’s Day

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Strawberries are one of our family's favorite fruits.  Strawberries are the fruit of Valentine's Day.  Last year at our favorite grocery store, there was a huge area set up for workers to solely make chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine's Day.  They're pretty expensive, though, so last year I made Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Daddy and I loved them.  The Captain and D just wanted to [...]

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30 Days of Thankful Tree -Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

My brilliant and creative cousin, who is a nanny for two precious girls, shared this awesome Thanksgiving craft on Facebook, and I had to share it with you (with her permission, of course!)  I have been looking for something to do with the boys, that incorporates the beauty of fall and being thankful to God for our blessings!  

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Use brown paper or white paper painted or colored brown, crumple it up, and make the trunk and branches of the tree.   Staple or [...]

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Grand Old Flag!

The Captain has been singing "Keep your eye on the grand old flag!!!" for a week or two now and loves this flag his Grampy gave him!

Happy Fourth of July!

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Tone It Down, Parents.

Yesterday was Easter.  We don't do the Easter Bunny at our house although I see nothing wrong with him.  I just was a bit obsessed with Santa and the Easter Bunny as a child and would rather my kids not be greedy little boogers like I was.  I have two older brothers that were not as obsessed as I was, so it was all me, not my parents or anything else.  It was all me.  We do still celebrate holidays and our boys get candy and gifts.  After seeing some of the HUGE Easter baskets in stores and [...]

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Easter Games and Activities for Older Kids

Easter games and activities for older kids   It is easy to keep your toddlers and younger kids involved on Easter with all those interesting activities and fun filled games. But, what about the older children? How do you keep them involved in the spirit of Easter and spend some quality time together? You will likely need to put in more efforts to plan out something special for your older children this Easter.  After all, you cannot keep these bigger children happy with painting or hunting for Easter eggs.  [...]

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Make Your Easter Meal Special with Ecce Panis Gourmet Artisan Breads!


Easter is a very special time for our family.  We enjoy spending time together, going to church, and yes, even hunting eggs!  After church on Easter, we love to sit down with a delicious Easter meal, which usually includes a ham, vegetables, and bread.  I am always on the lookout for simple, easy to prepare foods that aren't full of unhealthy stuff.  Last year, I read about Ecce Panis on one of my favorite blogs and we have been enjoying their products throughout the [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Dyeing Eggs


The Captain and Baby D loved dyeing eggs with our eco-friendly kit

Eco-Friendly Easter Gifts


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Since becoming a parent, I've become amazed at all the candy and gifts we parents give our kids at every possible opportunity.  We like to celebrate Valentine's Day, Easter, birthday, Christmas, Halloween, and more, all with candy and stuff our kids don't really need.  Here are some of my suggestions for the best eco-friendly Easter gifts this year!

1.  Rainbow Plush Fabric Alphabet Letters from Crunchy Farm Baby  - $38 – handmade with 100% cotton fabrics – super cute, educational [...]

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Wordless Wednesday: Valentine’s Day



Happy Valentine's Day!  Thank you so much for being a Life With Captain Fussybuckets reader!