Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 Delicious Doughnut Recipes

Do you just love doughnuts? Doughnuts are probably one of my most favorite breakfast treats! We normally head to our local doughnut shop for fresh doughnuts but they are a bit costly at almost $1 for one doughnut!! So I found a bunch of homemade doughnut recipes either from scratch or using cake mix or dough from the canned biscuits you find in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.

Cake Donuts Chocolate Glaze from Simply Stacie

Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts from Mom Endeavors

GLUTEN FREE - Lemon Donuts from Fearless Dining

S'Mores Donuts from My Suburban Kitchen

Easy Glazed Donuts from The Joys of Boys

Apple Cider Glazed Donuts from Cincy Shopper

Raspberry Ripple Doughnuts from Kitchen Sanctuary

Grapefruit Breakfast Doughnuts also from the Kitchen Sanctuary

Which recipe will you be trying first? I really want to try the baked strawberry glazed donuts.

And a question for you: how do you spell doughnut/donut?

Monday, June 20, 2016

4th of July Crafts and DIY Ideas

I can't believe it's already summer! We are gearing up for the 4th of July which for us is usually a softball game at the local ball field and amazing food at a family friends house, but with littles it's great to have some fun craft ideas at hand to keep them entertained and to help teach them a little bit of the history behind this fun holiday full of BBQ's, swimming, and fireworks.

Without further ado here are some of my favorite 4th of July Crafts and small DIYS:

These Popsicle Stick Vases from Cutesy Crafts are a simple craft with adorable results!

If you have a bit of time and need a festive wreath check out this awesome 4th of July Tulle Wreath from Rock-A-Bye Parents!

Quirky Inspired has a Popsicle Stick American Flag that is great for little crafters!

If you have a Cricut Jen Goode from 100 Directions has Patriotic Garland Decor you can make with your machine.

Also see these fun crafts and DIY:

No matter what I hope you have a fun, creative, and safe 4th of July!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Painted Helicopter (Maple Seeds)

I had to stop by school last month to drop off a book and found tons of maple seeds scattered all over the front of campus. I can remember throwing the seeds up in the air or throwing them down from a 2nd story balcony. Since we live in a condo with a 2nd story walkway I decided to bring some home so my boys could have fun with them.

My boys loved them but they were hard to find so we decided to turn it into an art project and we painted our maple seed helicopters so we could easily spot them when they landed on the ground.

And it has been a lot more fun to see the colored maple seeds fly down my oldest (3) would probably play with them all day if he could throwing them down, going downstairs to pick them back up and coming back up just to repeat the process... over and over.

So watch out for maple trees and if you find one be sure to pocket a handful of the seeds to take home for your kids to paint and play with.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Surfing Gummy Bear Banana Pudding Cups

Summer is here, celebrate with these delicious Surfin' Gummy Bear Banana Pudding Cups!!! They are super easy to make and were a big hit at the BBQ we brought them to at church!

These are SO easy to make, you just need:

Banana Pudding Mix (1 box yields completed cups), milk. whipped cream or cool whip, bananas (3 for 6 completed cups), gummy bears, clear cups (I picked mine up at Smart and Final - a warehouse food and supply store), Nilla Wafers.

Follow the directions on the box to make the pudding (one box pudding 3 cups milk) and make the pudding.
Add pudding to each cup almost to the top, add a scoop or two of whipped cream to the top, push bananas into the pudding, (optional) add crushed Nilla Wafers to the top of the whipped cream as sand, add a gummy bear or two on the top as your surfers.