Asparagus & Chicken Pasta Recipe {Great Warm or Cold}

Here in Western MA we are known for the amazing asparagus we grow. I love eating up as much of it as I can fresh off the farm stand. As a teen, my mom used to make Asparagus & Chicken Pasta and I loved it. She always served it cold but my favorite is fresh off the stove, served warm. Ingredients: asparagus (one bundle)chicken tenders (one 2 pound package)1 tsp poultry … [Read more...]

Three-Hour Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Slow cooker chili is pretty much my main go-to, save-the-day meal in the winter months. I can't tell you how many times its mid-afternoon and I realize I don't know what I'm going to make for dinner. I'm not interested in making a stop to the store so I hit up my pantry and see what I can make from what I have on hand. One main staple item I always have are beans. BUSH’S® Savory Beans are … [Read more...]

Celebrate The Chinese New Year with This Fun Pig Paper Plate Craft & Ling Ling

Have you ever celebrated the Chinese New Year? Last week when the kids had a half day at school we went to have lunch at our favorite local Chinese restaurant and were sad to see a sign on their door stating they'd be closed for the next two weeks. I don't think our little local place ever closes so we were happy to see that they were off enjoying time with family but didn't know what to do … [Read more...]

Ready-to-Read with DIY Bug Reading Pointers

I can't believe that Sawyer, my youngest, is already reading. It seems like just yesterday that I was teaching my oldest to read. I love when they first start learning and making the connections of all the words around them. When they can begin reading storefronts and street signs, everything starts changing for them. Learning how to read is different for everyone. Getting started can be tricky. … [Read more...]

Sleepy, the Goodnight Buddy Book + Bedtime Checklist Printable

It never really matters what activities my kids did that day; they always had plenty of energy when they were told it was bedtime. If there was any way to get up and out of bed, you bet they could think of it. Having a good bedtime routine is helpful. Every night, everyone knows what is expected of them and what they can and cannot do. We set up a bedtime checklist to make sure everything gets … [Read more...]

Easy Red White & Blue Cookies with NILLA Wafers

My kids start the countdown for summer in May even though we don't usually get out of school until the end of June. Life has been one celebration after another this year. I love that we have so much to be grateful for but my time and my creativity has been on the decline. We had a last minute family gathering over Memorial Day weekend and made this fun easy Red White & Blue Cookies with NILLA … [Read more...]

Your Guide For an Amazing Summer With The “Summer Planner Bundle” {plus, Free Printable & Giveaway!}

My kid's *finally* had their last day of school! It feels like we have been limping to the end of the school year finish line and now we are so beyond ready for summer. I can't wait for lots of days at the pool, popsicles outside, BBQs with friends, fireworks, and late nights playing with my kids. It can also be a struggle keeping kids busy in the summer. I like giving my kids their own … [Read more...]

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with Snapfish

I can't wait to celebrate dad this Father's day! We just wrapped up Mother's Day and he did such a great job making sure my day was special and I want to do the same back for him. My hubby is a great dad and a great example for my boys. We are so lucky to have him and while I know he knows how loved he is; we want him to feel extra special on Father's Day. I have a love for pictures so I'm … [Read more...]

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

There are a few recipes that are so cherished by my family. This macaroni and cheese recipe is one I grew up with and is one of my favorite recipes passed down from my grandma. Every time she would come babysit we would beg her to make macaroni and cheese. I love that now I can make it for my kids and they love it too. The recipe is covered in splatters and looks pretty ragged because it is so … [Read more...]