Ten Strawberry Packed Recipes

Ten Strawberry Packed Recipes

May is National Strawberry Month and in preparation, we want to share some amazing strawberry recipes! National Strawberry Month may not be widely celebrated, but it could easily be one of the most delicious months of the year! Strawberries are bright, juicy and can satisfy your sweet tooth.

Strawberry Heart Pop Tarts

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Healthy Strawberry Gummies 

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Strawberry Slushie

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Bites

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Strawberry Jello Parfaits

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Tropical Pineapple Strawberry Swirl Smoothie

Photo Credit: Peas and Crayons

Mini Strawberry Shortcakes

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Strawberry Frappuccino

Photo Credit: Milk + Pop

Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Photo Credit: Little Sunny Kitchen

I’d love to hear from you! Have you heard of National Strawberry Month? What is your favorite thing to make with strawberries?

Are You Looking For Accessible Date Night Ideas? We Have Some Suggestions!

Are You Looking For Accessible Date Night Ideas? We Have Some Suggestions!

There are so many date night ideas on the internet, but there are not a lot of posts written with disabled couples in mind. Even though I’ve been married for twelve years, and we still enjoy the occasional date night! I have a physical disability and several chronic medical conditions and my husband is Autistic, so even before the pandemic, crowded spaces or highly physical activities were not something we could enjoy together. Today I want to share six date night ideas that are wonderful if you’ve been married awhile, are part of the disabled singles dating scene, or even somewhere in between. For even more ideas, you can visit the Single Disabled YouTube channel, which focusses on a range of different disabilities in detail.

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Go To A Local Park

If you want to do something romantic but also want to enjoy some fresh air, a picnic in a public park is the perfect choice. Most parks are wheelchair accessible and there are often areas that are fairly quiet so you can just spend time enjoying each other’s company!

Enjoy A Night In

Sometimes, it can be refreshing not to do anything at all. Order some pizza, watch some movies, and snuggle on the couch! If you have kids, you can do this after bedtime or even get a family member to watch your little ones while you just enjoy watching something that isn’t a cartoon!

Explore A Local Small Town

Many small towns have a downtown district that will make an excellent date night location! You can browse stores full of locally made gifts and find tasty homemade treats. If you have a mobility-based disability that makes it difficult to get in and out of the car, consider finding a town where you can get to everything you’d like to visit without parking multiple times.

Take A Trip To The Zoo

Adults can have a great time at the zoo! Since most zoos use a portion of the money they make towards conservation efforts, so it is also an environmentally friendly date choice. Zoos do tend to get busy with on weekends, so if you need a more sensory friendly experience, weekdays are often the best time to visit!

Go To The Movies

You might want to save this one for after the pandemic ends, but a trip to the movies is a wonderful date night idea! My husband and I went to the movies all the time when we were dating. Some theaters are more accessible than others, so don’t forget to check ahead of time if you are visiting somewhere that is new to you.  

Enjoy Some Time At A Theme Park

Most theme parks are wonderfully accessible. If their main lines can’t accommodate a wheelchair or other mobility device, they will have a program that allows for an alternative entrance. We always look at the website of the place we are visiting ahead of time for the information we will need.

Date nights can be more complicated when you have to factor in accessibility or sensory needs, but I hope you can use this post as inspiration for your next romantic adventure! Are you a single disabled person who is currently looking for date night ideas? Do you have a creative date night idea? I’d love to read about it in the comments!

Ten Spring Cookie Recipes

Ten Spring Cookie Recipes

Spring is in the air and our part of the world is bursting with color. It is time to break out the spring cookie recipes!

Confetti White Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you love traditional chocolate chip cookies, then you’ll also adore these multi-colored cookies!

Strawberry Sugar Cookies 

Photo Credit: The Toasty Kitchen

These sugar cookies are soft and chewy! They’re made from scratch with no dyes or artificial flavors. 

Iced Lime Shortbread Cookies

Photo Credit: The Toasty Kitchen

If you are looking for an easy and refreshing recipe, these lime cookies only need five ingredients to make.

Lemon Bars

Photo Credit: My Kitchen Escapades

These lemon bars makes a great warm weather treat and kids love them!

Lavender Coconut Tigernut Flour Cookies

Photo Credit: Strength and Sunshine

If you are looking for a sweet, but nutty cookie, try this delicious treat! These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and major allergy-free.

Spring M&M cookies 

Photo Credit: Vibrant Guide

These cookies are the perfect dessert for a beautiful spring day! They are soft and delicious!

Gluten-Free Carrot Cake Sugar Cookies

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

If you are looking for a cookie recipe full of veggies, then you’ve come to the right place! These carrot-shaped cookies are vegan and major allergy-free!

Strawberry Shortbread Cookies 

Photo Credit: The Six Figure Dish

These easy shortbread cookies are packed full of fresh strawberries! They only require six very simple ingredients!

Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookies

Photo Credit: The Six Figure Dish

Do you love mixing fruit and chocolate? If so, you’ll love this amazing combination!

Gluten-Free Rosemary Lemon Shortbread Cookies

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These simple shortbread cookies are the perfect combinations of spring flavors!

I hope you enjoyed this small collection of recipes! I’d love to hear from you in the comments! What is your favorite spring flavor?

Homemade Easter Candy

Homemade Easter Candy

Easter is coming soon! If you are looking for some sweet and colorful Easter candy ideas, this is the blog post for you! We’ve gathered a few amazing Easter candy recipes that you can easily make at home. If you make any of these treats, please leave us a comment and let us know how you liked them!  

Easter Bunny Bark

Easter Bunny Bark is so easy to make!

Homemade Chocolate Turtle Easter Eggs

These homemade chocolate turtle Easter eggs can be made in your own home.

Homemade Cadbury Eggs

You will love this Copycat Cadbury Egg recipe!

Homemade Reese’s Eggs 

This recipe will amaze you!

Easy Cracker Candy

These Cracker Candy Bars are a festive and delicious treat.

I hope these recipes can inspire you to get in the kitchen and make your own Easter candy! If you like this list, please share it with a friend!

Painted Easter Bunny

Painted Easter Bunny

I love this bunny craft we made today! It was so much fun to watch my daughter scrape the paint off of the paper and create a unique work of art. This wonderful art project is perfect for preschoolers, but older children will also love this painting technique.

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Materials Used

White Paper

Something To Draw With

Scissors

Paint

A Plastic Knife or Some Other Flat Tool

I started by drawing a bunny shape on the white paper.

Next, I had my daughter cut it out.

After the bunny shape was cut out, I helped my little one squirt paint onto it. This got messy! This is not a craft that will have a quick clean up. You’ve been warned!

After all the paint was on, I had my daughter use a playdough knife to scrape the extra paint off of the bunny.

The finished product is a unique piece of art!

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing an art project with a book! Here are a few suggestions!

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Seven Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

Seven Fun St. Patrick’s Day Crafts

You can get your kids excited about St. Patrick’s Day with these fun crafts.

St. Patrick’s Day Mickey Mouse

This cute Leprechaun Mickey Mouse can be made for under under $5!

 St. Patrick’s Day Thumbprint Craft

 This simple sensory craft can be done at home or in the classroom!

St. Patrick’s Day Handprint Craft

This art is a fun way to look back on how little your child was!

Leprechaun Toilet Paper Roll Craft 

This Leprechaun Toilet paper roll craft is the perfect St. Patrick’s day craft for kids.

Pot of Gold Rainbow Popsicle Stick Craft

Rainbow crafts are a great way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. This popsicle stick craft is easy to make.

St. Patrick’s Day Paper Craft

This paper craft is made with a paper plate, paint, and some construction paper!

Pot Of Gold Craft

This fun craft uses handprints!

Ten Creative Things Your Family Can Do While Staying At Home

Ten Creative Things Your Family Can Do While Staying At Home

We know that it can be challenging to think of new and exciting things to do to keep children busy. Our go to family activities used to include museums, indoor play centers, and shopping trips. Now that we are spending much more time at home due to pandemic precautions, we have come up with a kid-approved list of ten great creative ideas for children of all ages! We post once or twice each week to this blog, so if you are looking for fresh ideas, don’t forget to check back!

**This post is sponsored through Get Blogged. All opinions are our own.**

Learn A New Language As A Family

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Have you ever said you’d love to learn a new language, but never had the time? You are in luck. With a huge assortment of YouTube videos and free online resources available to you, 2021 could be the year you finally pick up the language that you have been wanting to learn for years! You can focus in on phrases that you will need during your first post-COVID trip or just enjoy learning about other cultures! If you are homeschooling until the end of the year, you can easily incorporate language learning in your daily lessons! If you want to get super creative, labeling household objects in your chosen language is a great way to speed along your second language comprehension skills. You can grab some of Font Bundles free fonts so that your labels are extra pretty!

Help Your Child Learn To Play An Instrument

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Head into your storage space and dust off those old instruments! You can look up some videos online or just break out some of the knowledge you learned in high school! If you do not have access to any actual instruments, you can get crafty and make some of your own! A paper towel roll, wax paper, rubber bands, and some beans can quickly turn into a music maker perfect for little hands!

Provide Open Ended Craft Supplies and Let Your Kids Get Crafty

Kids can learn a lot from unstructured and self-guided art time! Children do not need a lot of commercial items to have a wonderful time. Throw every art supply in your possession onto the table and let them get to work! You may have a bit of creative mess to clean up, but open-ended art time is both fun and beneficial! If you do not currently have much in the way of art supplies, check out the clearance section of your favorite store!

Encourage Your Child to Read

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If your home is anything like ours, screen time might have gotten a little out of control over the last year. We set out time each day where we focus on reading. Even if your child is too young to read, they can still snuggle up with a good picture book for at least 20 minutes a day!

Play Board Games And Put Together Puzzles

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Board games and puzzles are a great way to pass the time! They can also teach critical thinking skills! There are a wide variety of board games and puzzles out there, so your family is sure to find one that is a perfect make for them! If you are feeling extra creative, you can make your own! You can use Font Bundles free fonts as a wonderful design resource!

Plant A Garden

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The end of COVID related restrictions may happen in your area before the weather gets warm, but we are including this one because we know a lot of people who won’t feel comfortable in public spaces until they are fully vaccinated. You do not need a huge space to have a garden! You can use a small planter or cloth pots! We used our small deck last year and had a lot of success with peppers and cherry tomatoes!

Organize An At-Home Treasure Hunt

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Make a map of your home and hide some fun treasure all around it. Write down clues or draw some “X’s” on the map to help your little ones find the goodies! The fun does not have to end once they’ve found all of the treasures! You can make it a day long activity by adding in fun snacks and other pirate activities.

Play Hide And Seek

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Screen free activities do not need to be complicated! Hide and seek is a classic game that kids of most ages can enjoy! Our four-year-old can play for hours!

Bake Something

This endeavor might require more planning than most other things on this list, but kids love to bake! Your little ones can help stir and then decorate one-of-a-kind treats! Messy memories are the best memories!

Encourage Journaling

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Journaling can be extremely therapeutic. Kids from toddlers to teens can benefit from a place to organize their feelings and ideas! You can let your child pick out their own journal so that they have one that is special to them!

We understand that although pandemic restrictions are easing in many places, some families are still staying at home as much as possible. We hope these suggestions can make your last few months at home as fun as possible!

16 Amazing Cheesecake Recipes

16 Amazing Cheesecake Recipes

I’ve always been a sucker for a great cheesecake, so I’m excited to show you some of the best cheesecake recipes around!

Photo Credit: Sense & Edibility

Apple Streusel Cheesecake with Caramel Drizzle

Bananas Foster Cheesecake in Oatmeal Cookie Crust

Sweet Potato Cheesecake with Pecan Praline Topping

Nutella Cheesecake with Hazelnut Chocolates

Photo Credit: Eric’s Recipes

Kahlua Toffee Cheesecake

Turtle Cheesecake Recipe

Chocolate Chip Brownie Cheesecake

Eggnog Cheesecake Recipe

Photo Credit: Vegan Huggs

Vegan Mocha Cheesecake Bites

No Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Photo Credit: Slow The Cook Down

Brownie Bottom Cheesecake

Savory Cheesecake with Balsamic Red Onions

No Bake Vanilla Cheesecake

Fuzzy Navel No Bake Cheesecake

I hope you can find a new favorite cheesecake recipe from this post!

Twelve Amazing Egg Free Recipes

Twelve Amazing Egg Free Recipes

Finding yummy food can be hard when you have an egg allergy or intolerance. This isn’t an issue that impacts our family specifically, but we make it a goal to share recipes that everyone can enjoy! No one has to feel left out with these delightful egg-free recipes. As a bonus, many of these recipes are gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, or nut-free as well!

Photo Credit: 24Bite

Vegan Banana Bread- This banana bread with flavorful pecans and brown sugar is easy and ready for the oven before it preheats! It contains no dairy, no eggs, and it is naturally vegan.

Vegetable And Bean Burger Recipe– These easy plant based bean burgers are so delicious and healthy!

Easy White Chocolate Raspberry Scones– These delicious scones are easy and egg-free. Many varieties can be made from just one basic recipe.

Banana Oatmeal Coconut Cookies– These egg free banana coconut oatmeal cookies are the perfect sweet treat. They’re great for using up that one lonely banana left in your fruit bowl.

Photo Credit: Strength & Sunshine

Gluten-Free Coffee Cake With Cinnamon Streusel– This is the best Gluten-Free Coffee Cake and it’s loaded with cinnamon streusel! This classic cake is vegan, major allergen-free, and sugar-free! Baked rich and moist with a dairy-free sour cream and balanced with a decadent and buttery brown sugar cinnamon top and middle layer!

Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes– These rich and moist Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes are vegan, allergy-friendly and topped with a homemade dairy-free cream cheese frosting! These naturally-dyed, soft and tender cupcakes have a perfect balance of sweetness and tang with mild notes of cocoa and vanilla. This simple recipe is so easy and quick, it’s baked in just 15 minutes!

Vegan Chickpea Scramble– No eggs in this breakfast scramble! This protein-packed Vegan Chickpea Scramble is soy-free, gluten-free, top eight allergy-free, and grain-free. It’s a savory and sustaining breakfast recipe that will fuel your day!

Gluten Free Egg-Free Vanilla Donuts– These light and fluffy egg-free gluten-free vanilla donuts make a delicious treat everyone will love!

Photo Credit: It’s Not Complicated

Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes- These Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s delight. They’re also gluten-free!

Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies– These soft and chewy Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies will make you say WOW! You won’t believe there aren’t eggs in this simple and delicious cookie recipe.

Fat Head Pizza Dough– Pizza lovers, you’ve got to whip up this Fat Head Dough Pizza that’s low carb, gluten-free, and keto friendly.

Thick and Fluffy Silver Dollar Pancakes – These egg free silver dollar pancakes are crispy, thick and fluffy! Make them in advance and freeze them for breakfast on the go!

Name Toothbrush Craft

Name Toothbrush Craft

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. We are also headed to the dentist in a week for so. To celebrate both of those things, we have been focused on dental related crafts and activities. Today, I want to share an easy art project that you can use to help start a conversation about dental health with your little one!

Materials Used

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Construction Paper
  • Something to write with

The prep work for this craft is really easy! I just cut a long rectangle, a toothpaste like shape, and a short rectangle out of construction paper. I took the short rectangle and cut little slits in it so that it would look like the bristles of a toothbrush. If your child is comfortable using scissors, let them do the cutting!

After that was all ready, I had my daughter write her name on the long rectangle.

Next, she glued her toothbrush to a piece of construction paper.

That is it! This craft is super easy!

Book Suggestions

Little learners love pairing a book with a craft or activity!

If you like this craft, please share it with a friend!