St Patrick’s Day Lucky Rainbow Cupcakes

Lucky Cupcakes - simple buttercream frosting

St Patrick’s Day is March 17th.  Just around the corner. Are you doing something special for the special people in your life?  For me, it is cupcakes…any excuse to have them. They are my secret addiction. Its just as much the buttery cake as it is the simple homemade buttercream frosting. My frosting only calls [...]

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Day with Read Across America

Celebrate Reading for Dr. Seuss' Birthday!

Most of you know that I was a public school teacher for 10 years.  Dr. Seuss’ Birthday – also known as the National Read Across America Day is a day we celebrate reading in a super fun way by reading Dr. Seuss books, doing Dr. Seuss crafts, watching Dr. Seuss films, eating “Seuss” food like [...]

Valentine’s Gifts that Mean a Lot but Cost a Little

Valentines Gifts that Won't Break the Bank

I am a sap for Valentine’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. I don’t mean I like to blow boat loads of money or have boat loads of money blown on me. But, I do enjoy picking out small gifts for my kiddos and something heartfelt for my sweet husband. Of course, if Valentine’s Day is [...]

Epic New Year’s Eve Party for Kids – in a SNAP!

Epic New Year's Eve Kid's Party from WholesomeMommy.com

Do you celebrate New Year’s?  I’ve heard that a large number of parents have opted out now that there are kids in the family.  But, I have a few ideas about how you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in a big way right at home.  Maybe it won’t be quite the same as how you [...]

How to Wrap Quick Breads for Gift Giving to Save Time and Money

How to wrap quick bread for gift giving

Do you give baked goods for gifts?  I love to give little loaves of quick bread during the fall and winter months {when I spend even more time in my kitchen baking up new treats and old favorites}.  I like being able to give TASTY real food to friends and family {especially those who might [...]

Hot Chocolate Party – A Fun Party for Kids to Create

Hot Chocolate Party  2

Last Friday night we hosted a hot chocolate party for my kids and a few of their friends.  We had a lot of fun together and it actually wasn’t that hard to pull off.  If you are thinking of hosting a simple party to for kids this winter, this theme isn’t “time sensitive” and would [...]

Easy Snowman Holiday Decor {or Giftable} in 30 Minutes

Stenciling the Burlap Holiday Decor

So I like easy. I have two children, ages 2 and 4, if I’m going to decorate, make a craft, do something artsy, it has to either be something they can help with, or something that can be done during nap time! This holiday craft totally fits the bill, PLUS since it is both CHEAP [...]

Home Schooling my Preschooler – What DO we DO?

Home School for Preschool from WholesomeMommy.com

Last month, we decided to home school our son. It was a much debated over, prayerful decision. Most of the debating happened internally. Inside me. I REALLY wrestled with the idea. If you’ve been getting to know me through this blog or you know me in real life, you know that I was a public [...]

How to Prepare Your Home for Holiday Guests

How to Prepare for Holiday Guests From WholesomeMommy.com

Have the guests already arrived at your house? When do they roll in? Are you expecting a crowd or just a few additional folks in your home? My inlaws will be arriving on Wednesday and we are VERY excited. We don’t get to visit with them nearly enough. My husband’s work schedule really limits how [...]

Thanksgiving Tablescape – Heirloom with Modern

Thanksgiving Tablescape - Country & Classic

Do you need some inspiration for your table setting this Thanksgiving? I’ve got a few ideas that I put together that I think you’ll find easy enough to replicate. First off, my style is simplistic. I like things clean and classic. I am also on a budget, so using things I have on hand in [...]

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