We are crazy for liquid watercolor paintings these days! We loved making our Homemade Watercolor Alphabet Chart and now eagerly make painting after gorgeous painting. We decided to take some of the paintings that are piling up and cut them into different sized rectangles to make Watercolor Painting Collages. A great way to reuse paintings!
My children love themed treats for holidays and changing seasons. Our Stained Glass Cookies are a favorite during Christmas time. We are finally enjoying Springtime weather and our White Chocolate Pretzel Bird's Nests are there perfect Spring treat.
I am always looking for ways to alter recipes to make them both delicious and healthy. My new Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies are almost sugar free (the chocolate chips have sugar) and received rave reviews from my three kids and husband. Can't get better than that!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Makes 12 cookies
2 mashed bananas
1 cup quick oats
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons coconut oil (if solid, warm in microwave for 30 seconds or until liquid)
1/2-3/4 cup chocolate chips, depending how "chocolatey" you want them (I use Ghiradelli milk chocolate chips)
Mash 2 bananas in a bowl. Stir in oats, vanilla extract, salt, and coconut oil. Mix until combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon walnut size amounts onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
The Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Oat Cookies taste best warm out of the oven. If you want to reheat just pop them in the microwave for a few seconds. So delicious!
We are finally feeling the Spring weather! The sunshine is warming our faces, the birds are chirping and the beginnings of flowers are beginning to pop up. We recently read Planting a Rainbow by Lois Elhert and were inspired by the gorgeous colors of Spring flowers. With simple construction paper we made our own Construction Paper Spring Murals!
I loved breastfeeding my three children. I am grateful for the experience, the relationship I gained with my children and the support I received along the way. Here are some of my favorite breastfeeding essentials.
Last month we started experimenting with liquid watercolors and let me tell you, I am in love! The colors are truly gorgeous and my children love creating works of art. We even turned some of their beautiful watercolor paintings into an alphabet chart. This week we explored creating homemade white clay butterflies and hearts and painting them with liquid watercolors. I'm in love with the results!
A few weeks ago we made our first trip to Disney World with our three kids. With careful planning we were able to travel on a budget and still have money for fun Disney World treats and souvenirs. After a busy morning of Magic Kingdom rides we would stop for sweet treats. One of our favorites were the ice cream cones with cute chocolate Mickey ears. Once home my children missed all the fun and magic of Disney (how could you not?) so I brought a little Disney home with us.
Here is a little story. Three kids sat down and gobbled Broccoli Spinach Pesto Pasta. Three kids thanked me for making it. One 3 year old had 4 helpings. The end. Our Broccoli Spinach Pesto Pasta is so easy to make, kid-friendly and a delicious meal or side dish!
After blowing out the candles and eating yummy cake and ice cream there are always leftover candles. We are always looking for new materials to explore paint. Birthday candles are such a fun painting tool! We had so much fun exploring colors and textures!
I could get lost in the children's section of a library for hours. There is such a wealth of amazing books. I love when I read a book and it immediately excites me, wanting to read it again and again to learn more. It is even more amazing when a child says "read it again". Dr. Seuss' brilliant book The Sneeches inspired me to create a book list of literature that focuses on acceptance and empathy. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Please click on the images to purchase the recommended books.