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Sep 30

September 30, 2015

Sep 29

September 29, 2015

Painted Lady Butterflies!

Our little school is called Wasatch Intermountain Academy.  In its heyday there were nearly 50 students.  Now as I get closer to retirement we have just a few students, a ninth grader, a 4 year old preschooler and a few toddlers.  This fall as one of our activities to start the school year we decided to raise Painted Lady Butterflies.  They’re so fun to watch and the kids learn a lot about science in the process.  I ordered our caterpillars…

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Sep 28

September 28, 2015

Ooey Gooey Ooblek

Ooey Gooey Ooblek!

This ooey gooey ooblek will keep kids of all ages busy for hours!  Toddlers and teenagers alike (not to mention adults) find this stuff fascinating!  So if you want to keep the kids occupied while you get things done mix up a batch and let them dig in.  On second thought, you’ll probably just end up as enthralled as they kids so you might want to save this activity for a time when you can dig in and play with…

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Sep 24

September 24, 2015

Welcome Bear

Makeover for Welcome Bear

On our front porch stands a wooden bear holding a sign that says “Welcome.”  I first found him at  The Quilted Bear and thought he would be a great Christmas Present for my dad.  He fit in perfectly with the oak brush and pine trees in the yard of my dad’s home nestled at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains and he stood proudly on my dad’s front porch for many years welcoming visitors to his home.  When my dad…

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Sep 23

September 23, 2015

Sep 22

September 22, 2015

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate White Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m not kidding you, these cookies are absolutely delicious!!!  And their name is kinda fun too!  They make a great fall treat and your family will love them!! Here’s What You Need: 1/2 Cup Butter (I use salted) 1/2 Cup Shortening 1 (3 oz.) pkg. Cream Cheese 1 1/2 Cups of Sugar 1 Egg 1/2 tsp. Vanilla 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 Cup Cocoa 2 1/4 Cup Flour 2 Tbsp. Milk 1 pkg of White Chocolate Chips Directions: Mix…

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Sep 21

September 21, 2015

Big Pumpkin

My 10 Favorite Things at the Utah State Fair

    Our family enjoys one another’s company, so we go on family outings together all the time. During Autumn we have an abundance of family traditions. One such tradition is attending the State Fair. Here’s a list of some of our very favorite things to see there.    Little Hands on the Farm –  This is an interactive experience for the little ones where they get to do typical farm activities.  My grandkids just love it and it makes…

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Sep 18

September 18, 2015

Happy Autumn Scarecrow Coloring Page

Hello Friends!  Here is a free downloadable coloring page just because I love you!!  You don’t even have to sign up for my monthly newsletter to get it. Although I would LOVE IT if you did!! Please, sign up for my newsletter in the sidebar to the right! ->    Happy Autumn Scarecrow Coloring Page Please like & share:

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Sep 17

September 17, 2015

Cupcake in a Jar

Cupcake in a Jar

These Cupcakes in a Jar make a perfect gift or a delicious Autumn treat! Here’s What You Need: Cupcakes Buttercream Frosting Small Mason Jars Colorful Spoons Pretty Ribbon Directions: Bake your cupcakes. Whip up a batch of buttercream frosting. Slice the cupcakes in two horizontally. Place half of the cupcake into the bottom of the jar and top it with approximately two tablespoons of buttercream frosting.  Continue to layer the jar with cupcake halves and frosting until it is almost…

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Sep 16

September 16, 2015

Sep 15

September 15, 2015

Autumn Leaf Sugar Cookies

Autumn Leaf Sugar Cookies

These delicious sugar cookies are easy to decorate for any holiday or season! Cookies – What You Need: 3 Cups of Flour 1 Cup of Sugar 1 tsp Baking Powder 1 Cup of Butter (I use salted) 1 Large Egg tsp Vanilla Extract Directions: Mix together flour and baking powder. Using your mixer combine the sugar, butter (softened), egg and vanilla extract.  Mix well. Gradually add flour and baking soda mixture and mix until dough can be formed into a…

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Sep 10

September 10, 2015

Autumn Scented Soaps

Autumn Scented Soaps!

These beautiful luxury soaps look and smell great and are special Autumn scents! I love making them and choosing the scents and colors. I like to add herbs and spices for a special touch. What You’ll Need: Brick of Soap from the craft Store. Eventually I’d like to make my own soap from scratch but since I’m just starting out I’ve been using the premade bricks of soap. Soap molds. Rubber “stamps” to make pretty impressions and designs in the…

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Sep 9

September 9, 2015

Wishes & Dreams

Wishes & Dreams

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Sep 8

September 8, 2015

Caramel Apple Dip - A Perfect Fall Gift!

Caramel Apple Dip – A Charming Gift!

This Caramel Apple Dip makes a charming fall gift for any occasion.  Give it as a thank you gift for someone who’s done something nice for you, as a birthday treat for the next birthday girl or birthday boy who comes along, or to your favorite teacher or public servant to show your appreciation for all they do! Here’s What You’ll Need: 6 Granny Smith Apples 6 Red Delicious Apples 1 Bag of Individually Wrapped Caramels 1 Can of Sweetened…

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Sep 7

September 7, 2015

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day!

This is a pic of my Momma and my Aunt enjoying a day of rest from their labors! Happy Labor Day Everyone! Please like & share:

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