A Week of Peas and Thank You + Spicy African Peanut Soup

Peas and Thank You

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed, or join me on Facebook. Before I rave about the vegan/vegetarian cookbook Peas and Thank-You, and I will rave, let me tell you – I was not compensated for this review. I just enjoyed cooking and baking from this book and want others to [Read More …]

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Sweet Potato and Kale Balls – YUM!


When Thumper started turning her nose up at purees, I needed finger foods to feed her, so I came up with Sweet Potato and Kale Balls. They freeze great and defrost easily in the microwave, and are packed with goodness! INGREDIENTS 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 kale leaves, washed and ripped into pieces 1 [Read More …]

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Will I Like Her as Much?


Ever since Thumper turned one. (Bittersweet). I’ve been visiting a lot of my memories. I LOVE who she is and who she is becoming. I can’t really remember life before her, and I can’t imagine life without her. But what I do remember is how scared I was to have a second child. I wasn’t afraid of [Read More …]

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Every Birth Story Is Unique

Trying to remain calm :)

Thumper turned one last week. I think she likes cake. And while we celebrated, I was a little sad. Okay, I cried at least once, maybe twice. My baby is growing up, and I’ll miss the baby stage. After her birthday, I started to think back to the day she was born and the day [Read More …]

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Toilet Paper Roll Halloween Bats

Bats Made From Toilet Paper Rolls ~ Hooked and Happy

Over the weekend, JBird wanted to do arts and crafts. I took a look around at what supplies we had and came up with Halloween Bats made from toilet paper rolls, plus a couple other things. They are very simple needing only 1 sheet of construction paper (more if you mix them up like I [Read More …]

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Reusable Kids Activity Book


JBird started preschool, and when she comes home, I like to go over what she learns at school.  Since we are doing a lot of activities and most of them over and over, I created a reusable Activity Book. All it took was some sheet protectors, dry erase crayons (or markers), print-outs (or pages from [Read More …]

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Easy Homemade Granola


In our house JBird eats Granola everyday. I finally got around to looking at the ingredients list on the box I was buying,  and I was shocked by the amount of sugar! A friend of mine gave me this simple recipe, and I love it. INGREDIENTS 4 cups oats (I used old fashioned) 3 cups nuts/coconut/fruit [Read More …]

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