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The Easiest Peanut Butter Cookies Ever!

(This recipe came from my sister-in-law Dawn Manyen.  Thank You!!  The variations and tips  are my own, but the picture is Dawn’s.)

Hey, people!  Let’s get real.  There isn’t anyone that wouldn’t do a simple recipe that is quick and easy, especially if it gives you that touch of “homemade” that has been missing in your kitchen.  You can even get the kids to help with this one.  That’s how easy it really is!  If you only have three ingredients, there couldn’t be much to go wrong with the kids involved.  So here is your 1-2-3 recipe: (more…)

Homemade Finger Paints

Image courtesy of Bethany Nowviskie via Flikr.It doesn’t matter what time of year it is – foul weather does prevent children from going outdoors to play.  But there are a lot of activities that can keep them busy and entertained indoors when Mother Nature works her magic.  You can work some magic of your own that is cost effective and easy to do.

Kids like to paint and quite often it’s with their fingers instead of a brush.  But finger paint from a market can be expensive and there are times when you can’t drop what you are doing to run out to buy them.  So here is the solution to that problem:  Make your own finger paint! (more…)

Red Rover, Red Rover

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.This is a game that I played as a child.  There are probably many children that still play it today.  This game has a history, so there are many variations of it.  But I’ll tell you the way it was played when I was a child.  First of all, it’s an outside game that gives children exercise and fresh air, especially in the warmer weather.  Of course, there are times when it is just as fun in the winter with snow on the ground.  I’ve played it both ways. (more…)

Kids Love Bubbles

Image courtesy of Joshua Rothhaas via Flikr.When you buy those bottles of bubble solution for kids, they go away pretty fast.  On a warm day, running around the yard, that bottle gets empty.  But you can be prepared for that.  Here is something you can do: (more…)

Feed Your Hummingbirds

Image courtesy of Jeremy Evans via Flikr.If you have never watched a hummingbird while it feeds, you’re in for a treat.  They are amazing little birds that can fly upside down, hover  and even fly backwards.  Although most people think that they feed by sucking nectar through their long beaks, they actually lick it with their tongues as they hover at the feeder or perch on it.  More often than not, you will see them hovering while they feed.  Some of the weigh only about one-tenth of an ounce and they can flap their wings up to 78 times a minute, which creates the “hum” that they make when they fly.  With the calories they burn up in flight each day, they eat about half of their weight each day.  So you can imagine how much those tiny birds can eat! (more…)

Camping Season is Here!

Image courtesy of Andy Roberts via Flikr.Memorial Day is coming, and it’s the “official” start of the summer season.  That means camping.  There are a lot of people that like to camp in the sense of “roughing it.”  Although that is admirable, you don’t have to have things totally rustic.  You can still have all that you need and even a few creature comforts. (more…)