Showing posts with label Family Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Family Life. Show all posts

Friday, May 22, 2015

Spa Birthday Party Invitations & Free Download


It's that time a year... birthday season in the Davis house. The kids have birthday's only three weeks apart, with the 4th of July right in between, add all of that to summer break, and you get one big challenge. Usually, because of this, we do one big family party for both of the kids, but they're getting older and want to have their own parties with friends. After going back and forth on all of the available options, Danika decided on having a spa party with a few of her friends.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Homemade Herbal Cough Drops For The Cold Or Flu, Long-Term Food Storage Friendly

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A few weeks ago the kids came down with a cold that plagued them with sore throats and a nasty cough. After running out of our store-bought cough drops, and not wanting to take two sick kids to the grocery store, I decided to make some at home. The homemade herbal cough drops for the cold or flu are easy to make, and more likely than not, you already have the ingredients you need.

We started with my cold and flu busting homemade herbal tea and even made a homemade herbal cough syrup .  You can us the herbal tea recipe I used, or just some herbal tea you have around the house. I have read that simply honey is better than any other cough medicine for alleviating a sore throat or cough, so using another liquid should be fine too as long as honey is the base ingredient.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Free Printable Valentines for Classmates

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This week's homework assignment for my first grader was to write out her valentine's for her classmates. She was given plenty of time to complete the assignment and has the necessary skills to do it too. But.... This six year old girl had excuse after excuse why she couldn't do it, and why it was TOO HARD! <---- Insert six year old girl whine here! So, here we are two days out from her class Valentine's Day party with no valentines to be given, and one frustrated mama.

We had purchased some themed suckers that come with an area to write "to" and "from" on them, and she was given a class list from the teacher. But, some how, some way, she ended up with too few suckers for her classmates, and had written her teacher's name on more than a few!

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe, Long-Term Food Storage Friendly

Homemade Herbal Cough Syrup Recipe
Since school started in September, it has become the "Year of Colds" at our house. Every time there's been a virus going around at school, at least one of my kids have brought it home.

After stocking up on store-bought cough syrups and drops and thinking about all of the "stuff" that's going into them, I decided to make some at home using what we had on hand. I started with a cold and flu busting homemade herbal tea. You can use the recipe provided in that post, or use an herbal tea of your choice for this herbal cough syrup.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Cold and Flu Busting Homemade Herbal Tea Recipe

cold and flu busting homemade herbal tea recipe

Cold and flue season is upon us and it has hit our house hard this year. We do all of the normal things to stay healthy and we eat well. But, for whatever reason, we just haven't been able to escape all of those pesky germs! Luckily, we have some beneficial herbs and spices on hand to make our own cold and flu busting homemade herbal tea that is both good to drink, and packed full of healthy properties that are good for you too. This herbal tea is a great way to fight the cold or flu naturally.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

January Meatless Challenge

Meatless January

My manly, meat-eating, hamburger loving, husband decided a few weeks ago that we should try to go meatless for the month of January. Imagine my shock (or should I say horror?). A few things immediately started to stress me out, but mostly the thought of coming up with a bunch of recipes for foods I've never cooked before and didn't know if anyone would even eat. We usually cook at home and try our best to eat made-from-scratch foods as much as possible with our busy schedules.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Easy Honey Apple Chicken Recipe

Easy Honey Apple Chicken
Fresh out of the oven, and ready to serve
I have a lot of hobbies, and, although I enjoy cooking, I wouldn't call myself a chef.  Especially when it comes to chicken.  It seems I grab a package of chicken thinking it will be an easy meal, and I always end up thinking I could have done something better, more exciting with it in the end.  Plus, with two kids and swim lessons, baseball, work, a husband, and well, a life in general, time gets limited.  A few years ago, I remember vaguely seeing a clip on a reality show where the girl put apples and honey on her chicken before baking it, so I gave it a shot.  And... I have never looked back!