Roasted Squash Seeds

Have you ever tried making other roasted squash seeds other than pumpkin?? The other day I was making spaghetti squash for dinner. As I started scooping out the seeds, it reminded me of the Hallmark’s show Home and Family and their recent episode where they had a segment on what to do with all different types of squash seeds. Apparently, you don’t have to be limited to just pumpkin seeds!! All squash seeds are good for  roasting and even, to my surprise, making seed milk from them! Who knew?

roasted squash seeds

So right then and there I decided to give it a try since I already had a squash on my cutting board! It turned out to be super easy, and if you are brave, go for it too!

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SIMPLE FALL DATES

Simple Fall Dates are made of just that: simple living, homemade foods, and maybe a little bit of fall magic that encompasses all its delicious smells and magnificent colors.

There is definitely something about Fall that just sparks romance in everything we see and feel. Don’t you agree? Beautiful views and changing colors that beg you to go outdoors. Cool air that encourages snuggles and cozy fires.

Simple Fall Dates

Having been married for a few years and having a couple of kids definitely can throw couples off their game a bit, and so you’ll need to be a little creative to keep the romance going. And the beautiful fall is just the season to enjoy a few simple fall dates.

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HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR KIDS

Before we had children, I never saw myself as the one celebrating Halloween. Or more, creating homemade Halloween costumes for kids. I was never into skeletons and all the gory stuff that typically comes with Halloween. I also used to cringe at the thought of having to open the door every 5 minutes on a cold night to give out candy to overly hyper kids.

Well…Fast-forward to when our first born son turned 3 and began asking questions about costumes. At his pre-school at the time, they had a very cute little costume parade for all the kids and parents to come and see. We could opt out, of course. But, seeing the excited face of my sparkly-eyed toddler when he talked about his ideas and the possibilities of costumes, just might have softened my heart to the idea.

Homemade Halloween Costumes for kids

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Apple Kompot Drink

Huh, what’s “apple kompot”, you might be wondering? Not to be confused with “compote”, which sounds just like the Russian drink and is more of a dessert-like fruit spread or jam. Kompot is a popular Russian drink made also from fruit or berries that can be served warm or chilled. But it is most definitely a DRINK, not a dessert.

Apple Kompot Drink

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Fall in Eastern PA: 3 Places to Visit

We happen to live in the eastern part of Pennsylvania, and the weather here can be quite finicky. However, for the most part, we witness the change of seasons yearly. And, in my opinion, the most vibrant, calm, and mysterious one is FALL. The air is crisp and cool, and the leaves…oh my, the leaves changing colors are just gorgeous. And that’s an understatement. If you are looking to witness the beauty and fineness of fall in Eastern PA, here are my 3 favorite fun fall destinations for you to consider.

fall in Eastern PA

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Fall Bucket List DIY

The whirlwind of summer fun has calmed down, and what we have now is the seemingly quiet stillness of fall. I’m all for cozying up on the couch with blankets and tea, but it is also very easy to get sad and depressed during the fall months. Just look out the window…more often than not, you see grey skies and wind and rain. In attempts to avoid seasonal fall blues, we set out to create a little Fall Bucket List.

Fall Bucket List

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Strawberry Lemonade, a picnic favorite!

strawberry lemonade

Summer wouldn’t be complete without a picnic or two, would it? And what better way to complete a summer picnic than with a pitcher of a refreshing lemonade? Today I want to share with you a recipe for Strawberry Lemonade. It’s a variation of an old classic, but with a sweet twist. It also goes perfectly with the red, white, and blue theme for the Fourth of July! Surprise your guests with this delicious thirst quenching homemade drink!

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The Summer of Two Casts

Do you ever have a feeling that you are just the worst mother ever? Have you ever gone through something traumatic with your kids that still makes your heart ache at the thought of it as you still remember the details of that event? I’m sure every mom has a similar story that happened to her at least once in their mothering journey.

I had such an experience 2 summers ago when both of my kids broke their arms a week apart from each other.

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4 Summer Bucket Essentials

A few years ago, in an attempt to bring some structure to my summer days with two young toddlers, I made our first Summer Bucket List. It was a simple white poster board I had laying around. I grabbed some sharpie markers, borrowed my kids’ crayons, and quickly doodled some ideas on the paper.

Summer Bucket List

It was the beginning of a very fun tradition for us of creating a list of fun things we would like to do in the course of the summer. Summer Bucket list became my saving grace that now keeps me cool, (mostly) stress-free, and always prepared for some summer fun!

Creating a Summer Bucket List or Summer Fun List can bring structure into your summer, too! But you won’t have to actually write out the whole schedule for the weeks or even days. That would be so daunting and the opposite of fun, honestly.

Ready to create your very own Summer Bucket List?

Let me help you to break it down!

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Simple Father’s Day Tie Craft

Looking for a simple, quick, but thoughtful craft for the Dad in your life? Start reading now to find out how to make a Simple Father’s Day Tie Craft.

We all know how summer sneaks up on us, right? The kids just finished pre-school year, and you barely had time to breath with both your toddlers at home full time. And then, “Bam!”, Father’s Day is in a few days, and you are desperately looking for something that’s cute and not time-consuming to make with your kids for your hubby.

If you need a fun, super easy, and sweet craft to do with your toddlers in one evening, keep reading! I’m sharing a simple Father’s Day Tie craft that my kids did a few years ago. It was a great time scheming and planning, and the end result was super cute!Father's Day Tie Craft

Let’s get crafting!

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