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Cookie Boxes for Giving in Two Days – a Plan of Action

Cookie Boxes

This week my kiddos and I had fun baking and boxing cookies for some special friends. We took one afternoon to bake chocolate chip pecan, oatmeal scotchies, palmiers, blue velvet {I used this recipe but substituted blue}, sugar cookies, and fudgy brownie cookies. All of these cookies are simple enough that we made and baked [...]

Enjoying Fall with a Nature Walk

Fiskars Nature Walk Project

If you have school children-aged children, are a crafter, or had a mother who was a sewer or crafter, you are probably familiar with the Fiskars brand of scissors. As a public school teacher, I bought MANY pairs of scissors for my students to use of the years and recommended the brand when parents were [...]

Personalizing School Notebooks with Duck Tape

Personalize your school stuff with Duck Tape from WholesomeMommy.com

Looking for a fun way to “spiff up” cheap, plain school supplies?  We were recently looking for a notebook for Judah to use for science. I wanted something that would be sturdy to take outside since a lot of our activities will be happening outdoors and while hiking through the woods. I decided on a [...]

DIY: Turn Cheap Chore Boots Into Cute Rainboots

DIY Rainboots from WholesomeMommy.com

Its spring! That means warmer weather, everything turning vibrant and green again, flowers blooming, and rain showers.  There is only one thing that makes rainy weather a GOOD thing for my two littles – puddles.  My kids {all kids?} love to jump in the rain puddles during and after a rain shower.  But, rain boots [...]

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 [...]

Dinosaur Bath Bombs – Healthy Fun

Dinosaur Egg Bath Bombs for kids - from wholesomemommy.com

Are you looking for a simple and fun gift to give some kiddos you know?  These dinosaur bath bombs are so easy you could make a batch with your kids to give to friends OR make a batch yourself during nap time, to give your own kids!  But there is even more magic in these [...]

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 [...]

Simple DIY Burlap Home Decor

Burlap Canvases

Are your walls bare?  Need something cute to hang on the front door before all those guests arrive on Thanksgiving day? I’ve got a simple DIY solution that ANYONE can do and it won’t cost you a fortune like BUYING fancy wall art will. I found these awesome burlap canvases at Walmart.  They come in [...]

Simple, Nature Inspired Fall Tablescape

Nature Inspired Tablescape for Fall

It is finally here.  Fall.  My favorite time of year.  Although, each year my complaint here in Georgia is that the season doesn’t last nearly long enough. It seems we have a terribly long summer and a week or two of fall before old man winter shows up. So, in light of the season, I [...]

Handmade Lavender Soap

country woman magazine

I just received the August/September issue of Country Woman magazine.  Are you familiar with this magazine?  I had not seen it before and immediately went to my mom to ask her if she had heard of it after I read this issue from cover to cover.  It was so good.  The magazine articles were nearly [...]

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