As most siblings can relate, our children are best friends and worst enemies at the same time. They’ll play so nicely together and stick up for each other. They’ll also hit each other and scream at each other. Our goal is to limit the screaming and hitting during the week of Valentine’s Day. The best way to love someone more is to serve them. This is the method we plan to use this year.
Since the dawn of man, neighbors have wished each other a “Merry Christmas!” with fruit cake, cookies and various forms of Chex mix. After years of throwing away stale cookies 3 days after Christmas, I decided to give my neighbors something different. Here are some ideas of what to give to neighbors that may be a refreshing change from the usual.
Since we only have one week until Halloween, I thought I’d post one more Halloween recipe. I made these graveyard cupcakes last year for a church Halloween party and they were a hit.
This week we made another Halloween treat. We decided on ghost cupcakes. If you can pipe frosting on a cupcake, you can make these.
We make a lot of Halloween treats in our house. These adorable pudding graveyards are a Halloween dessert that is easy enough for those of us with little to no culinary artistic ability.
Each year, Christmas becomes less about Christ and charity and more about shopping, decorating and catching that great deal. We may not be able to change Christmas throughout the world, but we can change Christmas in our homes.
In a society that’s moving more and more toward a sense of entitlement and instant gratification it’s so important to really celebrate Thanksgiving and gratitude. We’ve really tried to emphasize the holiday in our home this year. I know it’s only a week until Turkey Day, but it’s not too late!!! Here are just a few ideas of ways you can help your children think about gratitude this Thanksgiving season.
Our friend Tim Johnson, author of the “Bosley the Language Bear” books is offering a free copy of his new book, “Bosley Builds a Treehouse” to a Pink Apron Blog reader. The Bosley books are not only fun stories but are a GREAT way to help kids learn a new language. Each story is written in English with translations in Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Russian or Japanese.
My mom made these candy corn pots for us last year using terracotta pots and I think they’re adorable. They are one of the things my kids get most excited about when it’s time to put up the Halloween decorations.
This week, the kids and I made Mother’s Day presents for Grandma. Because I lack the gene that carries on it the ability to sew, knit, or cut on a strait line, I needed something that didn’t require a lot of crafting ability. We decided to paint terracotta pots and fill them with seeds and gardening tools for Grandma.