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Pumpkin Spice Lattes You Can Make At Home

DIY Pumpkin Spice Drink Recipes

This past weekend it happened. I'm not sure how I went this long without it, but I had. Yes, I finally tried a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte.


It tasted powdery and underwhelming. Especially underwhelming when I consider the five plus dollars I laid down for it.

Don't get me wrong I love pumpkin spice as much as the next person, but there's gotta be a better way. I refuse to believe I have to accept this less than stellar mass produced concoction as my only option.

Thanks to my fellow bloggers there are other choices. I've gathered four recipes for lattes, coffees, and creamers that are budget friendly and look delicious to boot!
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Seven Busy Bags to Make in an Afternoon Using Craft Sticks

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Back to School season is always an exciting time, even for us homeschoolers. Everyone's ready to dig into the new year including the baby who turned into a toddler over the summer. But when we’re busy with the older kids’ lessons it's easy for the younger ones to feel shuffled aside. That’s why it's important to have activities, like Busy Bags, on hand that helps them participate in the learning atmosphere.

7 Busy Bags you can make in one afternoon using craft sticks!

Busy bags are great for building a toddler’s problem-solving skills and give Moms the minute or two they need to explain Algebra to an older student. But as any caregiver knows, a toddler’s tastes can change from one minute to the next. While it’s easy to offer options when it comes to play, it’s not so when it comes to eating. It can be a real challenge keeping up with a fickle palette, which is why I have a secret weapon, Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™. And right now you can earn $3.00 with the purchase of any size of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ through Ibotta!
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Broccoli Bacon Ranch Salad

Super Side Dish Broccoli Bacon Ranch Salad

It's time for another Ultimate Recipe Challenge (URC) and this time the spotlight is on Broccoli. I love broccoli, always have always will. You can imagine my surprise when I read disparaging comments in the URC group about this delectable vegetable. Apparently, some of you out there aren't fans? I mean, I get it. It can leave you a little gassy, but so can many foods I have no intention of taking off my food list. 

So, to answer the critics and try to win over the cynics I'm smothering it in comfort foods to create a fresh side salad even the skeptics are sure to love. 

Ultimate Recipes Challenge Broccoli from KimSixFix
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Kids Craft - Day of The Dead Wind Socks

Day of the Dead wind socks are a great craft to make with kids this Halloween.

Is it Halloween prep time already? I swear this summer was a blur, and August, a mad dash to finish planning out our school and scouting year. Thankfully, we managed to squeeze in a couple fun trips but not nearly enough which makes me anxious to get busy with our holiday crafting.

This time of year is made for making, especially with kids. There are so many festivities! Halloween is a favorite crafting opportunity around our house and the inspiration behind these Day of the Dead wind socks!

Have a spooky good time creating these Day of the Dead wind socks with the kids!

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