Like most kids, my kids like to receive gifts anytime. However, I am thankful that they also enjoy giving gifts. This upcoming holiday is a perfect time to offer a sweet sentiment to the people that add so much fun, value, and excitement to my kids lives. We are very lucky to have two sets of grandparents that love my kids as their own. We are also lucky to have so many amazing teachers involved in their education. This is why I am constantly on the lookout for some really fun Valentine’s gifts for teachers and grandparents. I’ve got a round-up of 7 Grandparents gifts and 7 teachers gifts.
Are you doing the Meatless Monday thing? Maybe you’re getting a jumpstart on your summer slim down or maybe you’re like my hubby – just trying to add more vegetables in to your diet. No matter what you’ve got going on, if you’re like me, you probably need more ideas for family dinner. Here’s my fave 7 meatless Monday reipes from Pinterest. I don’t actually do the meatless Monday think on Monday, it really depends on the day of the week, the time I have to prep and cook, and my mood. These 7 meatless Monday Ideas have really given me some new mealtime material.
There’s a crispness in the air and the leaves are starting to turn vibrant colors. That can only mean one thing… Thanksgiving is coming! I think it’s important to really feel the sentiment of the season. Explain it to your kids and start spreading that attitude of gratitude. Today’s Pinterest round-up includes some great projects and ideas to get your thankful juices flowing.
This 90° weather is NOT making me fall into Fall, instead it is making me want to stay indoors where the AC is pumping! This means I’m in need of indoor activities to keep the kids busy. Because when you’re 3 and 5 busy=happy. Here are some super cute fall and halloween crafts for your little ones.
On Monday I told you guys about Crocktober, and showed a little of my fall decor. Did you like my girl Megan’s Crocktober FB page yet? If not, you totally should! She already shared one recipe and there will be another tomorrow and everyday this month. I love it! Yesterday I shared a picture of my crockpot lunch on Instagram and everyone wanted the recipe. Crocktober is in full effect!
Today’s Pinsperation is all about the crockpot. If you don’t have one yet, get one! For more inspiration follow my Crocktober Pinterest Board here, my Culinary Inspiration Board has other great recipes, and you can find all my boards and pins here.
Mama Momtourage’s Spicy Thai Soup (tastes very similar to La Bou’s)
Oh mamas, how many times did I hear “Cleanliness is next to Godliness” in my lifetime? Far too many times, enough to realize it’s a really dumb saying and that I am the East to Godliness’s West. When I was growing up, I was not the “super-duper-clean-everything-possible” kid. But I wasn’t “Pig-Pen” either. I fell somewhere in the middle. When I went away to college I was whipped into shape by a very tidy roommate. I learned a lot from her and she is still one of my most favorite people ever, and yes, I’m still learning a lot from her. When she and I lived together, there were six of us in ONE on-campus apartment. That’s two girls per room with one kitchen and one bathroom, it all added up to a lot of hair and mess. Some of us (me included) needed reminders about cleaning up after ourselves. Well, my girl decided to take matters into her own hands and right notes to be left at the scene of messes. The signs read something like “Clean your mess”, but they were always signed from “The Management”. Ha! That girl kills me. Last week I thought about leaving a similar sign, but I knew my request would not be heeded by my little Rinos.