Gifts for Creative Builders


We received this set of Connectagons from Hearthsong many years ago and loved it. The wood is a tiny bit fragile, so it isn’t for kids that are too young.

The Under The Sea Kit runs about $30. You can find it here.


This Pop Optical set is $70. You can find it here.


The Hearts to Hearts set is only $20, so it is a nice starter set if you don’t want to invest much in this in case your kids don’t like it. Might be a fun gift to save for Valentine’s Day if you give your kids anything then. You can find it here.


View all other kits here including Glow In The Dark Connectagons.


Halloween Books for Kids


Here are a few cute books to read for Halloween. You can buy them here or check them out from your local or school library.


Costume Crazee (Skippyjon Jones)

Costume Crazee (Skippyjon Jones) by Judy Schachner

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson  We are waiting our turn on this book at the library.

Pinkalicious and the Pink Pumpkin

Pinkalicious And The Pink Pumpkin

The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 

Available on Kindle.

Chicken Rice Soup


So this soup is my new favorite for this Fall. It is going into the rotation for a few reasons. First, it looks like things I tend to keep on hand so that is always helpful. Second, it is a crockpot meal. I love those in the Fall. Walking in at dinner time to a house filled with the yummy smells of dinner is delightful. Lastly, it looks easy. I love easy.

Creamy Chicken and Rice Soup from Back For Seconds.


It was delicious, but we needed to spice it up a bit for our tastes. It can also be made gluten-free by subbing a different flour or omitting the flour all together.

Fall Snack Mix


If you need a quick and easy treat just add peanuts and candy corn. It is the perfect sweet and salty mix. It is reminiscent of a Payday candy bar. Yum! I took a small treat bag to all our teachers for a little thank you treat.

It is as easy as mixing salted peanuts and candy corn.


Image found here.






Share your favorite movies


As our daughter gets older, we love sharing our favorite movies with her. She loves a good movie series. Tell her there is a horrible third movie and she is ready to watch it. Here are a few of our favorites. Click on the link to order from Amazon.


Star Wars: The Complete Saga. If your kids haven’t seen this, watch all six before the new one comes out in December.




The Jurassic Park trilogy. The first one is fabulous, and they are releasing a 4th episode in June with Chris Pratt.


Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures. Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom, Last Crusade and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull are all included.



The Harry Potter Complete 8-Film Collection.




Goonies, Gremlins and Gremlins 2.


Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest, At World’s End and On Stranger Tides.


The Back To The Future Trilogy.


Ghostbusters 1 & 2.