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Simple Recipe For Kids to Make: Fruit Smoothie

Posted on May 13, 2017 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a simple recipe that young kids will be able to make by themselves. This is also a great recipe to use to introduce preschool kids to the art of cooking. Preschool kids can help wash fruit and put it in the blender and turn it on.

Kids if you haven't used a blender before, be sure to ask your parents about how to safely and correctly use a blender before trying this recipe.

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Organized List of Free Homeschool Resources

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been homeschooling for a little over a year now. We are not a wealthy family so I cannot afford to by the $100 curriculums for each subject that many other homeschooling families pay for. We do our homeschooling almost entirely free. Occasionally I do find a resource that I do feel is worth paying a few dollars for, but these are the exception not the rule.

There are many free resources on the internet that can be used to help educate your children. However, I have no...

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How to decorate a Christmas Tree with NO Money

Posted on December 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It is Christmas time again! This year (just like every other Christmas for the past 8 years), I feel like there is no spare money for decorating. When I say "no money," I mean I'm not going to spend ANY money on decorating." I started searching the internet for ways to decorate a tree without spending any money. To my surprise I didn't find any blogs on the topic. There were a few that give suggestions of how to make a "perfect" tree with less money. They tell you to find sales. They teach yo...

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Ruffles Car Seat Blanket Crochet Pattern (Infants or Toddlers)

Posted on December 3, 2015 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Guess what!? Yes, another pattern is here! I am super excited about this one. I think you will like it too! Once again, I found a unique fun stitch. If you have been crocheting awhile, you know where I am coming from. The basic standard stitches get boring real fast and you want a new stitch. If not a new stitch, you at least want a new way to put those stitches together that creates a unique beautiful finish. This pattern uses the later. There are no new unusual stitches that the beginner do...

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Are you a victim to life?

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Do you feel like you have no power to direct your life? Do you feel that all of your choices have been taken from you? Maybe you feel your happiness depends on your spouse. Perhaps you feel that whether or not you enjoy the day depends on how the kids behave. Do you feel like your life is controled by illness, death or grief? The truth is you do have the power within you to choose whether you are happy or sad. You have the power to make choices and choose how you react to the things that happ...

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Gluten Free Banana Pancakes for Kids

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I have decided to start posting recipes to help those who are parents of children with celiac disease. I am not the type of mom who uses tons of expensive flour and xanthum gum. I do occasionally put rice flour or cornstarch in dishes, but other than that I try to avoid flour completely. So as I come across recipes that are successful and yummy I will try to post them here so you will have a collection of dishes to make out of "regular" food. The recipe I have for today is banana pancakes. It...

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What is Healthy Living....Really?

Posted on January 5, 2015 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Last April my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease. She spent the entire week of her 3rd birthday in the hospital! I felt awful! The doctors reassured me that there was nothing I could have done to prevent this. I believed them. After all, why should I not? They are the doctors and specializing in pediatric diabetes to boot! I am just a mother of a sick child. Well, although I do not consider myself an expert in how to keep a body healthy; I am lucky because I know s...

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Best Snack to Cure the Munchies

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The past few months I have had a craving. I indulge in this snack at least once a day, sometime up to three times. With all of this snacking, I have had plenty of time to reflect on it. I have decided that it is the perfect snack for just about EVERYONE!

This snack is great for:

Curing the Munchies

The Healthy Eater


Weight Loss


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Spring Flowers Baby Blanket/Car Seat Canopy

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

My latest pattern is finally up! I have had this pattern mostly completed for the better part of a year now! Yeah, I know...ridiculous! This year hasn't been a typical year for us, though. It has been a year filled with health issues and medical surprises. Among all of these, we are expecting a new baby this fall! We are excited for our little girl to join us. An interesting note is that I had this blanket almost completed before I even became pregnant. Lucky for me, I picked girl colors!

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Are there homeless people in Cache Valley?

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

"Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my bretheren,

ye have done it unto me."

- Matt 25:40

Only a short while ago, if you would have asked me if there were homeless people in Cache Valley, I would have said "no" or "maybe 1 or 2." Am I naive? Yes, of course!! This past month, I have set out to find a way to help my needy neighbors. You know what I found!? There are a lot of homeless people ...

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Family Photos

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I promised an updated family photo a while back, so here it is! This photo was taken by the amazing BreAnne who runs BreAnne Weston Photography! You can see her Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Breanne-Weston-Photography/260400343978330.

You many notice the expressions on my youngsters .... kudos to BreAnne for getting...

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How to get a child to sleep

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

You know those days when you are up all night with a tired kid who screams hysterically when you put him to bed. Usually there is a good reason for this like an illness or teething. Sometimes they are scared because they had a bad dream, or best of all they just want to play all night and don't act tired at all.

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Winter Warmth Car Seat Blanket Crochet Pattern

Posted on December 22, 2013 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (2)

This blog is focused on our most loved pattern, the Winter Car Seat Blanket. This pattern works great for boys and girls, and is the very best when it comes to warmth. This blanket is made with a weave stitch that few people use or know. This particular stitch makes a very thick fabric and is great for keeping the cold out and warmth in.

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Broken Links

Posted on December 11, 2013 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Sorry if you have come across broken links on my website! I have been working all day to fix them all. Please notify me if you find any more!

Several months ago I noticed a severe drop in my sales and visits to my site. I had tried many things to improve my site so it would be more searchable, among other things. I even put out a new pattern during that time (which always brings up the visits). I saw small increases, but not lasting changes. Then, today, I decide to get on m...

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An Addition to the Family

Posted on November 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I don't think I ever mentioned that we had an addition to our family!!! Oops! :P Well it is old news now! He is our third child and is his mother's pride and joy! I think I may have mentioned I was pregnant. I guess I haven't been a very good blogger (but that's no secret, is it?!). But here he is anyway, my young little sweetheart! Love you!

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Thanksgiving Sale for Crochet Patterns

Posted on November 26, 2013 at 9:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Black Friday is a time for the best sales of the year! It is also the time that people start thinking about Christmas gifts! Yarn & Hook is having its own sale this year! Get patterns for the best home made gifts you can give this season for the little one in your life! What better way is there to prove Grandma's love?

BUY 1 GET 1 FREE!!!!
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Toddler Car Seat Blanket Crochet Pattern

Posted on November 25, 2013 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Introducing my latest crochet pattern. I am still in the groove of car seat blankets, only this time, it's for your toddler! The pattern costs $3.50 and can be immediately downloaded after you checkout! Enjoy!

Have you ever had to put your toddler in a freezing car and fe...

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Patrones de crochet para asientos de bebe

Posted on August 23, 2013 at 5:50 PM Comments comments (5)

Este patrón ahora está disponible en español, además que en inglés.  Esta cobijita es bonita y práctica, y permanece en el asiento de bebé, aún cuando le sacas al bebé.  Acomodas la cobija en el asiento antes de meter al bebé, luego la doblas tres veces encima de él para que quede bien calientito.  Selecciona el botón "Buy Now" para comprar este patrón por $3.50 USD.  Planeo traducir más patrones al espa...

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Car Seat Canopy/Cover Crochet Pattern

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (8)

Here is my newest crochet pattern! It is called the Woven Car Seat Canopy. This pattern is designed to go with my Winter Car Seat Blanket pattern. Together they make a super cute car seat set! The canopy is thick, but still very breathable. T...

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Save Money When You Shop Online!

Posted on December 28, 2012 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

If you like to save money and if you ever shop online you should read this!!

This may not be news to many people, as I don't make it a point to be the first to know about internet sites. My sister-in-law told me about this one and I will be forever grateful. Here is a site you want to know about. They give you a percentage of each online purchase you make back in a rebate. They...

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