Fruit Loop Marshmallow Craft

Crafts are the best part of being home with my youngest a few days a week. We get to have fun and play while learning and laughing. I love to do crafts with him, even the messy ones. Let’s face it, the messy ones are when we have the most fun, and oftentimes learn the most.

We love to theme our crafts and this month we are leaning towards St. Patrick’s Day and rainbow crafts. My little man loves a good rainbow. This fun craft is an easy one to do and allows you to snack while you craft. Which is the best kind of craft!

We found this craft at Jonesing to Create. This is a craft that always looks good, tastes good, and is fun to create. We have made it in the past, but it is always fun to recreate. Head on over to
Jonesing to Create for the full tutorial and be sure to check out all of the other incredible arts and crafts ideas when you are there. You can find tons of ideas to keep you and your little ones busy for the entire month.

Simple dinners: Garlic Butter Steak and Potatoes Skillet

We love a good steak, but since steak can be expensive it is always great to find an amazing recipe that will allow you to take a poor cut of steak and make it taste fantastic. It is a great way to stretch your dollars and still enjoy a good steak.

This skillet meal is fast, inexpensive, and delicious. Three things that truly make a great meal. This meal is so simple you can make it in a rush, which is great because most weeknights are a rush for us. I love finding meals that I can make on a Tuesday but taste like a Saturday. you know the kind. The kind of meal that tastes date-night worthy but can be made to feed your family of five? This is one of those meals.

Thank you to Eatwell101 for the amazing recipe that can be made very simply. head on over to Eatwell101 now for the full tutorial. Trust us, this is a meal that will wow any day of the week. just try not to forget to set the alarm for the next day, even though it tastes like a Saturday night meal does not mean its a Saturday night.

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Valentine’s Day is over and now St. Patrick’s Day is coming up fast. We are already thinking ahead to crafts all month long. With little kids at home still we find that the best way to entertain is to give them lots of arts and crafts projects. My youngest boy loves a great arts and crafts project, and since he is the last baby we love to make little projects with him to enjoy the last of the fun activities with kids.

This month I am collecting ideas for St. Patrick’s Day. My little man loves rainbows, so this is the perfect time to let him go rainbow crazy. With all of the rain we have been having it is also the perfect time to discuss rainbows and work with them.

This fun project is from The Kindergarten Connection. The Kindergarten Connection has tons of neat learning activities for early childhood, so be sure to check them out! You can find a full tutorial for this project at their website. Rainsticks are so much fun to play with. They create lovely sounds and allow the child to interact with sound, touch, and movement all in one fun craft. This St. Patrick’s Day themed rainstick makes the whole project extra fun.

Be sure to follow the instructions well and be prepared for a bit of a mess. Trust us, it is worth all of the mess.