Monthly Archives: October 2018

Simple Dinners: Chili dogs for a Crowd

We are at the end of Baseball season at our house, and we are just getting really busy with Football. So i try to incorporate simple meals that will keep my family happy, and keep me from extra work (and DISHES since my dishwasher recently decided to DIE!) So I have been very careful to choose dishes that did not require a lot of extra work. This fun recipe is delicious, simple, and is always a crowd pleaser at our house.

Thank you to Valerie’s Kitchen for a delicious and simple way to cook Chili dogs for a Crowd. You can check out the full recipe now. Be sure to check out the other awesome food ideas when you’re there.

Now I can make a simple a delicious dinner without the added dishes. Valerie even suggests lining the pan with aluminum foil for less mess. That’s a dream come true for this broken dishwasher momma.  You never realize how important those modern conveniences are until they are gone. Its been nearly two weeks waiting for the broken part. Who knew that I would need to arrange meals around not wanting to do dishes? Well thank you Valerie for saving me time, frustrations, and dried out hands!

Be sure to see Valerie’s other amazing recipes when you visit her site. I am already compiling a list of recipes to try at home! Enjoy!

 

Turkey Crafts!

Halloween may not be for a few days yet, but many of us are already thinking ahead! Thanksgiving is coming soon, and if you live far away from friends and family you may be travelling for the holiday or sending care packages to loved ones. When we were young we lived far away from our grandparents, but my parents always made sure that they got to be part of our holiday gathering — even if they weren’t travelling to join us. That meant that we started our holidays early every year by decorating and creating care packages and videos to share with our grandparents in the mail. Now that everyone can face-time or video chat this seems like an outdated tradition but it still feels great to receive something special from the people we love. So this year we are going to send little care packages to our cousins out of state, so they know we are thinking of them. That means I am in full holiday mode with my eye out for fun little items to send.

My kiddos are excited because they are preparing crafts to send to their cousins. We found some amazing turkey crafts that will impress and dazzle the young cousins. Since we have so many cousins we are making lots of different crafts to send.

Turkey Finger Puppets: These fun little crafts from I Heart Crafty Things will make everyone giggle! Head over to learn how to make them today!

Turkey headband: Thank you to Preparing for Peanut for this fun turkey headband.

Coffee Filter Turkeys: This fun and simple craft from Typically Simple is fun and easy for everyone to make!

Holiday Sleepwear

I love a good holiday pajama. I use every excuse I can to get my kids to look nice together in a photo. Dress wear is always a great option, but the end-all is the cuteness of all of your children in matching pajamas. I have only a few more years of getting away with forcing them all to dress alike so I am using my time up as best as I can. Thank you to The Boy’s Store for always offering amazing holiday pajamas so that I can put them to good use!

Boys Snuggly Christmas Lights Pajamas by New Jammies: These adorable Christmas light jammies will wow on the front of any Christmas card.  Available in size 5-12, they will light up your memories for years to come!

Boys’ Reindeer Pajamas Set by Sara’s Prints: This reindeer isn’t playing games, he is ready for some adorable pictures and a long nights sleep!

Boys’ Menorah Pajama Set by Sara’s Prints: These Menorah jammies will impress any Bubbe this Hanukkah. She will plotz over the cuteness of her little men.