Have you ever felt blindsided by someone who is two-faced or out for themselves? I've put my trust in a few individuals in the past, only to end up feeling foolish and incredibly hurt because they used me or decided to completely disregard my feelings for their benefit.
I'm very pleased to receive my first Blogger Recognition Award from the lovely Debbie at My Random Musings. Debbie is an amazing blogger and a fabulous writer. She shares many helpful blogging tips, book reviews, and thought-provoking posts about anything and everything! Thank you, Debbie, for the nomination. It's so wonderful to have met you on the blogosphere!
When I saw Tasty's recipe for No-Bake Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars, I knew I was in deep trouble (the good kind)! Tasty has been sharing some pretty amazing recipe videos lately. If you don't follow them on Facebook, I highly suggest that you do. You're bound to find something that floats your boat!
Anyway, back to the granola bars! I watched the video (YouTube version below), and the simplicity of the recipe was what appealed to me. I had never made my own granola bars before, so I was excited to try it- especially since I didn't even have to turn on the oven!
Take 45 seconds to watch the video.
Lately, I've been putting forth a conscious effort to be a little less rigid with mine and my daughter's daily routines. Life's been super busy, and I've found myself feeling some stress over silly things like not being able to get my laundry done or to make and freeze a batch of my tot's favorite whole wheat blueberry pancakes before she eats them all and has none for breakfasts in the mornings.
In case you haven't noticed, I love all things fall! My daughter and I have been on an Autumn craft kick for a few weeks now (check out our Simple Fall Trees and Laced Pumpkin projects), and we're keeping the ball rolling with this festive apple stamping activity.
This quote goes out to all those like me who tend to be critical of themselves. I think sometimes we all need a reminder that our hardships and shortcomings aren't what define us. Our perception of who we are and what others see are often completely different. It's most important that we recognize the things that make us special while keeping in mind that everyone in life makes mistakes and faces unique challenges. So take it easy on yourself! Instead of criticizing, focus on something positive that you accomplished and remind yourself that nobody in this world is perfect!
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The fall season is in full swing, so it's time to start thinking about colorful leaves, apples, and pumpkins! Here's a fun and inexpensive pumpkin craft that's made from a brown paper grocery bag. This craft is great for the development of fine motor skills, and it makes for a fantastic at-home or in-school activity for toddlers and preschoolers! Happy Autumn, and have fun crafting!
Disclosure: I was given a copy of Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat and a corresponding workbook in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own.
I have the the pleasure of reviewing and hosting a giveaway of an adorable children's book called Oliver Poons and the Bright Yellow Hat. The story is written by Lauryn Alyssa Wendus and illustrated by her mother, Lois Wendus. The main character is based upon Lauryn's lovable and oh-so handsome rescue kitty, Oliver Poons.
If you follow my blog, you know that I just adore the fall season and everything that comes with it! My daughter is super excited about Autumn, too. One evening last week, she asked me to do a craft. I hadn't had any craft ideas up my sleeve, but I knew she'd enjoy making something "fall-esque."
Welcome! My name is Katie, and I'm an elementary teacher turned stay-at-home mom. This is my little space for sharing crafts, learning activities, thoughts on parenting, inspirations, and healthy snacks and recipes for tots. I'm so glad you're here!
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