Earth Day is April 22nd and it's a great opportunity to teach your kids about planet Earth! When I was perusing Pinterest to find some Earth Day inspiration, I found a lot of crafts that involved using lots of (new)...
I am all about some shamrock shaped sugar cookies with green sprinkles to celebrate the Luck O’ The Irish…but in recent years I found a recipe I love. Please note that this treat is for all of you PARENTS.  This...
I am totally one of those moms that fills her Pinterest boards with lots of inspiration for every upcoming holiday, and then fails to make anything once that holiday rolls around. The craftiness gene just isn't in me, but as...
You don’t need a bunch of fancy art supplies to create masterpieces! We here at Rachel’s Young At Art love to experiment with recyclables! Not only is it good for the environment, but they are easily found at home....
Almost all of us have fallen into the Pinterest trap. Spending HOURS at a time scrolling through the latest in dream fashion and home decor. We've joked about what life was like before Pinterest took over and read the...
I love making an indulgent, yummy breakfast for Christmas morning. Christmas music is playing, the kids open all of their presents by 6am and are busy with their new toys. We have nothing to do but relax and spend time...
I have to admit, I really love Thanksgiving and the whole to-do of cooking a big meal for family and friends. I enjoy spending the day carefully preparing all of the sides and dishes that will fill our table...
Years ago I worked at an insurance agency with a gal named Robin. Robin was hilarious, flamboyant, and fun. One day, about a month before Thanksgiving, Robin came in on a Monday morning wearing a turkey pin she'd picked...
The holiday season has officially started and if you are intimidated (like me) by the thought of cleaning, brining and the all day commitment of cooking a turkey this Thanksgiving, I suggest you re-think the traditional execution and cook...
It still may be summer weather here, but Fall IS coming. I promise! I am a Fall-loving, craft-obsessed mama, and could not wait to get started on some projects. I have an 18-month old this year and she is really...
My boys are obsessed with dinosaurs. We read books about them at bedtime, we have dino figures, stickers, coloring books, and t-shirts everywhere. My oldest generally greets people with his loudest T-Rex ROAR instead of a polite "Hello." I had...
Given the time, I love cooking. Simplicity and planning are definitely key these days, especially with three little eaters that all have different tastes. My kids love getting their hands dirty, stirring and mixing batter for chocolate chip cookies, or...
As a personal chef, I spend a lot of time preparing and serving healthy and delicious gourmet food to my clients. Since time is money, I have become extremely adept at preparing food in the most efficient manner possible...
What?!? That is right, ladies. This one is for you (and the kids, too, I suppose). Meet my new best friend... Yonanas! It stalked me all hot, summer long during my "favorite" errand of super-sized grocery shopping with kids in...
This summer, we have been so fortunate to spend time with friends! We've been in town most of the summer, since my daughter Mary Alice made her debut in April. My kids have been welcomed into friend's homes for pizza and...
You have scanned Pinterest for birthday party ideas and have pinned all the pretty things all over your inboards. Now what?  Whether you are a majorly crafty DIY-er or you just want a pretty party for the memory books...
We are creeping through those long July days. I don't know about you, but the kids are starting to get a bit more restless now that the excitement of summer vacation and July 4th are OVER. If you are...
Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned company that is helping children to get creative and learn at the same time. The company puts together wonderful, eco-friendly kits that will keep kids busy for hours, each box is loaded with 3-4...
Celebrating our teachers is important for kids and their families. May 4 -8 is the week when children have the opportunity to show how much they love their teacher.  How do we do that? For teacher appreciation week, why not decorate your...
American Heritage Chocolate is at the top of the charts when it comes to their expertise in the chocolate business. For more than 100 years, MARS Chocolate North America has made the world’s most beloved chocolates. American Heritage Chocolate is based on historic...
Smarty had a Party provided me with the Popcorn Bar Party set for the purpose of this review and giveaway. All opinions are my own. Thank you Smarty had a Party for giving me the popcorn bar party products.  I do...
Two of my son’s favorite things to do are eat donuts and dig in the dirt with his construction trucks, so that became an easy and fun theme for his 3rd birthday party. For the most part it was...
I love Harry Potter. I have all the books. I watched all the movies. I anticipated, with the excitement of a child before Christmas morning, each and every new release. So what does this Mom do when her now 9...
Hello Moms! If you, like me, are a little rusty with your Presidential knowledge, here are some resources to brush up your Super Brain this President's Day. QUIZZES Pop Quiz: Which president had a mouth full of dentures, and therefore...
Confession: I LOVE to decorate for the holidays. My husband is thankful that we don’t have a basement, because if we did, he’s sure I would fill it with color-coordinated storage bins filled with decorations. Since I just have...
You paid a significant amount of money to enter the amusement park. The place does not allow outside food. You know all-too-well that the park opens just late enough that by the time you get on a few rides,...
Welcome back to our Sunday Meal Planning Series. With all of the PGA and Super Bowl events (read: unhealthy eating) this weekend, we thought we would share our favorite salad recipes to round out your dinners in the coming...
It's the Super Bowl. It's in Phoenix. Your cold brew, chicken wings and cheesy apps are calling your name, as is your comfy sofa ready for you to settle in for the game with your husband. WAIT! Remember?? We have...
Arizona’s Super Bowl XLIX is right around the corner and die-hard football fans are already in search of the best game day recipes. Executive Chef Beau MacMillan of Arizona’s own Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain, shares his two favorite recipes, Lobster...
Is your tree overflowing with lemons?  We are revisiting a post from 2012 with five unique ideas for what to do with all that citrus! ~~~~~ Every year from December to April, we are gifted with an endless supply of lemons...

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