Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter

Today I’m sharing a luxurious body butter that is sure to get your skin ready for the warm days ahead. You will smell like a tropical island and your skin will be soft to the touch. Last month, I got a Young Living starter kit from my parents for my birthday and I’ve been trying…

Star Cookie Cutter Painting (Memorial Day Inspired)

One of the best parts of my day job is finding craft ideas to do with my students. The range of abilities in our classroom is vast and we find ways to adapt the projects so everyone can participate at their own level. Since Memorial Day is on Monday, we wanted to try a few…

Painted Terra-cotta Pots

This year my outdoor container garden didn’t get up and running, mainly because the weather had been so unpredictable. I do however, have fresh herbs growing on the windowsill and they are convenient for a little snip when I’m making dinner. Right now I am growing Rosemary and Lemon Thyme which are prefect accompaniments to…

Fruit Salad

Late Spring and Summer are wonderful because so many produce are available fresh and ready. I like eating fruit salad because it’s ready made to consume over a couple days. It’s also versatile that you can use any fruit you have on hand. My kids like to eat it, which makes it a perfect addition…

Peach Cobbler Coffee Cake

I’m exhausted is an understatement- things have been busy between my full time job and running the normal day to day tasks. Also, my phone is on its last leg, which has made it difficult to keep up on the blog. Every aspect of creating a post happens on my phone. (Photos, editing and composing)…

Puppy & Kitty Party

My daughter turned two earlier this month and to celebrate we had a puppy and kitty themed birthday party. She is really into animals and I think hobbies and interests are a great place to decide upon a party theme. Putting together party decor is one of my favorite things to do. It’s creative and…

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken

Strawberry season is in full swing. The farmers markets have tables of berry baskets and you better take advantage. A fresh strawberry is divine and can be utilized in so many ways. I am trying to be mindful with my eating and this salad certainly fits the bill of being hearty and fresh. This is…

Coffee Filter + Tissue Paper Flowers

Mother’s Day is this Sunday and this week my students have been working on a few crafts to give to the most important woman in their lives. I wanted each mom to feel special and since I don’t have the cash to send them flowers, we made some cute paper ones instead. A homemade gift…

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

There is an Italian deli and restaurant near my work that makes awesome coleslaw. I always get it as my side if we order lunch. It’s light and has a nice crunch too. For whatever reason, I’ve always made creamy coleslaw and today I set out to try my hand at the vinaigrette version. This…

Sparkling Lemonade

When you have a fridge full of lemons and dreary rainy days in May, you make lemonade! The sparkling variety, for just a little extra pizazz. I love carbonated beverages, even if they aren’t the most healthy option. This drink tastes just like the cans of  “Lemon Lemon”, a delightful sparking beverage, I get on…