Learning Numbers – Fun for All Ages!..an Geeky Educational Link Up


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Counting tools can be great for little ones learning their numbers but with a little imagination they can be lots of fun for older kids too! Kassondra from Motherhood Community shares how her daughter and nieces enjoy learning and playing together.To find out more about these precious young ladies and to grab some of their super fun counting games check out Kassondra’s post on Motherhood Community !

 

 

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Last Minute St. Patrick’s Day Menu Ideas


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For you procrastinators(that would be me)!  I wanted to share a few of my blogging friends incredible St. Patrick’s Day Recipe ideas. Enjoy

Just 2 Sister’s Crock Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is super easy; drop in the pot and GO

Tammilee Tips Crock Pot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage has real authentic Irish flavors

Brittany’s Pantry shared a recipe for Traditional Irish Soda Bread great for sopping up all that Guinness gravy:)

 Southern Krazed St. Patrick’s Day Chex Mix Recipe is a great way to get the kids involved in your holiday meal

Tammilee Tips Celtic Knot Rolls are another great way to get children cooking.

End your meal right with these delicious Irish Crème Cheesecake Brownies from Chrisy is Blogging

Magically Delicious Lucky Charms Bars Recipe from Mission to Save

Have Corned Beef leftovers try this fabulous appetizer from Two Healthy Kitchens Reuben Dip (Oven, Microwave or Crock Pot Appetizer Recipe)

Wishing you all a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

St. Patrick’s Day on a Budget


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Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day party this year, but trying to be conscious of your budget? We’re not Irish but we love to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day; Corned Beef & Cabbage is one of our favorite meals! While it seems like hosting a fun holiday party has to be expensive, that isn’t always the case and there are great ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day without the hurting wallet this year! Check out some of these money saving tips below.

Shop at the dollar store.
The dollar store is a great place to shop for any holiday but especially the little fun ones like St. Patrick’s Day! You can find tons of cute themed decorations for only a dollar and you’ll even find some great little party favors, too! Getting all of this at the dollar store versus a big box store can save you tons of money for your St. Patrick’s Day party, allowing you to splurge elsewhere!

Have a potluck!
Having a potluck is a great way for everyone to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. They can bring something they know they’ll like, and it takes a lot of the financial burden off of you. This way, you can focus on the main part of the meal and the rest is up to your guests! It helps save quite a bit of money, time, and you get to see your friends and family show off their cooking skills!

Recycle!
Did you have an awesome St. Patrick’s Day party last year? Recycle some of the decorations and party favors if you still have them. Nobody will remember them from last year and you can even upgrade them with a little DIY if you wish!

Plan activities that don’t cost much!
You definitely want to have activities at your St. Patrick’s Day celebration but don’t want to spend too much on them! If you already have things like corn hole, you could set that up as a game for everyone to play. Don’t rule out card games either because most people enjoy card games! You could set up some poker, or even play some classic card games like crazy eights or go fish!

Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide which areas to splurge in for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration! Whether you choose to spend it on food, games, or decorations is entirely up to you! The most important thing to remember is to have fun and enjoy the company of your guests!

Are you planning a St. Patrick’s Day celebration this year? Tell me about it in the comments below!

Happy 11th Birthday Baby Girl


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My Daughter

 

The sunshine of your precious smile

could melt the coldest heart.

It brightens up my dreary day

when we are far apart.

The memory of your little hand

holding mine so tight

brings a warm glow to my heart

on a cold and dreary night.

Those little arms that hug my neck

will soon be big and strong;

you’re growing up so quickly

so it won’t be very long.

So I’ll take your hugs and kisses now,

cause the day will soon be here,

when you’ll think you’re much too big,

for me to hold so near.

Love 

Mommy

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Saturday Shout-Out St. Patrick’s Day


 

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St. Patrick’s is soon approaching! Below you will find some great craft ideas, recipes and MORE!

 

Free Printable St. Patrick’s Day Word Search Kids love these!

 

Irish Car Bomb Cupcake OK the Car Bombs I used to have included Guinness & Baileys but these will work:)

 

Guinness Chocolate Donuts with Baileys Glaze NOW you’re talkin!!!

 

DIY: St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Jar Craft Super cute idea.

 

Corned Beef and Cabbage Bites Recipe One of my favorite dishes

 

Leprechaun Handprints Hoping he will bring us some GOLD!

 

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Shirt Great craft idea for the older kiddos

 

Dollar Store St. Patrick’s Day Wreath For my frugal crafters!

 

Look for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas in next weeks Saturday Shout-Out

 

 

 

 

5 on the 5th My Favorite Posts from February 2015


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Here’s my February installment for 5 on the Fifth.  I subscribe to each one of this amazing blogs; I can’t wait to read what they have posted and see how I might apply it to my own life. I hope you enjoy these posts as much as I did. Please share some of your favorites below.

1. This is not a blog of course but Jennifer Fink’s article in the Washington Post was extremely thought provoking. Read more about it Why schools are failing our boys

2. I so enjoyed Andrea’s post about Your Creative Work Will Change The World.#feelinginspired

3. Have to share this yummy recipe by Jillee Chicken Enchilada for a Crowd. Our crowd was the four of us:)

4. Another post I saved for later was The Dwelling Trees 25 Days of Saving Money. (great tips)

5. Ending with one of favorite bloggers Ben Hewitt. Loved this article about his family Unschooling: What is it and how one family does it

Please share your February Favorites below….