Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls

Can you believe we’re one week into November already? It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving will be here in just three short weeks! Last month I shared our favorite semi-homemade Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and today I’m sharing yet another semi-homemade recipe…Garlic Herb Dinner Rolls. This recipe will feed a crowd, which is perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner table, however the recipe can be easily cut in half for smaller gatherings [Read More...]

Printable Thanksgiving Tag and Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

Printable Thanksgiving Tag with Treat

Remember how last week I shared Frosted Pumpkin Squares? Well the pumpkin fun continues today with this Frosted Pumpkin Cookie recipe. This is another tried and true, oldie but goodie that I’ve been making for yeeaaaaaars.   And bonus-  hold tight for a cute Thanksgiving printable below. So they might not be neat and tidy but they are light and fluffy.  Note- These cookies contain nuts.  But you could omit them [Read More...]

the best Cornbread you’ll ever eat

Cornbread recipe

My mom made this recipe for me for the first time several years ago. It is literally the best cornbread recipe I’ve ever tasted.  It’s d e l i c i o u s.  It might have something to do with the butter, cheese, sugar, green chiles…mmmmmmm….. Add these ingredients to your list for Thanksgiving dinner.  And munch on it all day long.  Or make it today because it’s just [Read More...]

How to Give Back with Your Kids

Giving Back with your Kids

It’s my favorite time of the year. I absolutely love the holidays, and I especially love all of the creative ways we can give back with our kids this time of year! A quick internet search can give you a million ways to give back – especially during the holidays. Here are a few of my favorites: Go Elfing One of my My Life and Kids readers, Heather, gets her [Read More...]

Simple Thanksgiving Placemat for Kids


With only three days to go, I created a simple little placemat and word search.  Easy Thanksgiving printables.  Because when time is almost up, that’s how I roll. I used clear contact paper from the dollar store.  But I also have a laminator that would be fabulous to use as well.  Just print and seal off.  Then set at the table for your kids to doodle on while waiting for [Read More...]

Fall Wreath: Lifestyle Crafts, Be Splendid


We’re coming up on my favorite time of the year- FALL. Bring on the sweater weather, pumpkin flavored everything and apple cider. To get a jump start on fall, I created a simple little fall wreath using some die cuts from Lifestyle Crafts and an embroidery hoop. Word to the wise, READ DIRECTIONS.You’d think I would’ve learned my lesson, but no. Ahem.There is NO need to take off the white [Read More...]

Wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without….

Do you have a go-to Thanksgiving recipe? My Mom asked the three kids in my family separately what we had to have with Thanksgiving dinner last year. We all said the same recipe. It just wouldn’t be the same without it. Frosted Cranberry Squares. Just thinking about it makes me hungry. Mmmmmmmmm……   Feel free to copy & print this recipe.You’ll love it……I’ll link up a picture if I can [Read More...]

Thanksgiving Week Kid Ideas

What do you do when all 3 kids are out of school for Thanksgiving week? Like any good mom, you try to distract them. ;) If you care to join in, here’s our to do list:Must remember to get my oldest in a pic next time. ooops!-Make Marshmallow Pilgrim Hats-Bake Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Marshmallow Filling from Tidy Mom. Thank you Cheryl!* My kids bake a lot with me. They [Read More...]

Middle Man

This year in particular it feels like Thanksgiving hasn’t gotten the proper attention it deserves in my home. With the QBM last week, I already brought out the Christmas music (before you freak out, it was a “holiday show” so Christmas music was required). Poor Thanksgiving gets squished in between Halloween and Christmas- it’s the middle man. Watching Throwdown with the Pioneer Woman take on Bobby Flay last night got [Read More...]