Monday, November 24, 2014

The BEST Green Bean Recipe


I love this recipe for green beans. I am a fan of green beans already, but when you top them with bacon it takes it to a whole new level. I think that it is safe to say about any food you top bacon with. Whenever I make a late night run to the grocery store I usually grab a rotisserie chicken for dinner. I hate grocery shopping, but knowing I don't have to cook when I get home makes the trip a little easier! I  put the green beans on low heat and let them cook, tossed a salad, and dinner was ready. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Friday Favorites


Welcome to the party! I am pretty excited about the link-ups makeover and all of you wonderful bloggers who joined in last week! 
Party starts every Thursday night at 8pm (EST)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Color Match Game - Turkey Feathers


We turned learning our colors into a festive Thanksgiving game. I made this color match game with turkey feathers for Max and he loved playing with it. Since Max is non-verbal I love playing games where he can show me how much he knows. The craft was VERY easy to make and your toddler will really enjoy it. Since Max is still learning colors we limit to just three, but if your child is older than you can add more colors and make it more challenging for them.

The BEST Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie


Last week I made these wonderful peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for an ornament exchange I attended. Have you all heard of the Jesse tree? It's pretty neat so if not, go look it up! If you follow me on Instagram @thediaryofarealhousewife  then you probably saw my picture of all the ornaments. The Jesse tree are ornaments that have different Bible verses/stories to go along with them. You have 25 ornaments and everyday of December you can put one on the tree and tell the Bible story. I will get mine all set up and post the ornaments so you can all see. I brought along these cookies, because every gathering with a bunch of women just needs some good baked goods! This is my favorite peanut butter cookie recipe, I use Skippy Peanut Butter with Honey and loaded it up with chocolate chips!

Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Indian Hat with FREE Printable Cut Out



A fun craft for you the the kids! Make these along with your DIY Pilgrim hats, and have fun learning about Thanksgiving. 
Below I have the printable version for a colored or black and white hat. Since my boy is a fan of coloring I printed out the hat and let him color and design his own! 

Saturday, November 15, 2014

DIY Pilgram Hat - With Cut Out


Max is all ready for some Thanksgiving fun with his DIY pilgrim hat!
He wore this hat the rest of the day and had fun learning and playing pretend. 
You can really tell this kids doesn't like to get his picture taken at all... sense the sarcasm?
He posed and laughed and ask for more and more pictures! Eli even got in on the fun and played pilgrim with us!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Friday Favorites


Welcome to the party! I am pretty excited about the link-ups makeover and all of you wonderful bloggers who joined in last week! 
Party starts every Thursday night at 8pm (EST)