Beach Bum Chex Mix


We love heading to the beach! And you can’t go to the beach without snacks! This Beach Bum Chex Mix was a natural creation, and super simple! The Goldfish crackers make this so much fun. There are so many varieties you can add, plus you can even find some Generic cracker whales, sharks, and more […]

How to Make Homemade Sunscreen


The longer I am a parent the more I uncover things that I am uncomfortable with putting on our bodies. One of them being sunscreen….especially the spray kind. The list of chemicals in those store bought sunscreens is FRIGHTENING. Not to mention the potential side effects. Now, before you gather the lynch mob and start […]

Easy Pancake Bites


Back to School time is coming whether we like it or not. Truth is, I have to feed my kids year round….crazy, right?!  I swear they eat enough for a small army, but I have to remind myself that they are still growing. The burning question at my house every morning is, “What do we […]

Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake


My kids love having a sweet treat in the evenings, so I like to surprise them with something special from time to time.  Tonight it was this Strawberry Lemonade Poke Cake! I love it because poke cakes are so easy to make. They turn out moist, and flavorful every time. All they need is a […]

Gluten Free Fried Chicken


It has been a while since I told our story, but my son is Gluten Free. It makes eating fun kid foods a little more challenging but not impossible. He love fried chicken with a “handle bone”…I just have to make it. This recipe is super simple, and not much different than typical fried chicken. […]

Homemade Rainbow Chip Frosting


Oh the things you learn. Betty Crocker used to make Rainbow Chip Frosting in a tub to go with their Rainbow Chip Cake.  Do not try to compare this to Pillsbury’s Funfetti. There are some serious die hards out there that will correct you very quickly. The difference: Funfetti uses sprinkles while Rainbow chip is […]

S’More Dip


I want S’More Summer! I want S’More fun! I want S’More Dip! Y’all, buckle your seat belts because this S’More dip is too easy to be legal. The kids helped me throw it together, and we all watched the marshmallows puff and get toasty through the oven window. When it was done we sat around […]

DIY Healthy Smoothie Packs


We love smoothies at my house. At least once a day someone has the blender out whipping up some type of smoothie or protein shake. That means we go through a lot of frozen fruit and bananas. My kids aren’t always so good about measuring what they use, so I started making these DIY Healthy […]

Short Cut Shake Slushies


For our Summer Friday Fun Day we mixed a little science with our food and made these Short Cut Shake Slushies! My kids have seen a commercial on TV for some cup that claims to make shushies in seconds. Well, we didn’t need a special cup. Just a bag or two, some salt, and ice. […]

Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee Popsicles


Summer vacation is here and the kids are having all kind of sweet treats: Ice Cream, floats, shakes, and popsicles. I love stealing a treat with them from time to time, but I wanted some treats of my own! So I made these Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee Popsicles. These are so simple! I got my […]

Lemonade Syrup


Whenever we go out to eat my kids order lemonade. They judge restaurants on the quality of their lemonade. LOL The fountain stuff doesn’t cut it. Chick-Fil-A gets major bonus points for their fresh squeezed lemonade. They LOVE IT! Mom’s lemonade also gets 2 thumbs up, but I don’t stand in the kitchen squeezing lemons […]

Fruit Infused Water


Summer is here and it is getting HOT outside. When the temperature rises you need to drink plenty of water, but it doesn’t taste “exciting”. Liven up your water for yourself, and your kids by infused it with fruit! Not only does the water take on the great flavors, but you aren’t pumping yourself with […]

Beach Bum Cupcakes


The last day of school is this week and our plan for the summer….to be Beach Bums! So, to celebrate we are having these adorable and fun to make Beach Bum Cupcakes! I made a batch of chocolate cupcakes with this Homemade Chocolate Cake Mix.  You can use a boxed mix, or a scratch recipe […]