Showing posts from 2017

Scarecrow Crunch

A couple of days ago, Andrea from posted a blog entry where she created this super cute snack idea she did with her kiddos. It had math and sorting and following directions and it looked FUN! I immediately thought about how much my preschoolers would love doing it too.

On Fridays, we usually do something food related. We always try to incorporate learning in there as well. Counting, sorting, measuring, taking turns, etc...

I made a few adjustments and called our snack mix Scarecrow Crunch. Here are some photos I took...

I created bag toppers becaues I'm a crafter at heart and it's what I do. LOL!

Then to keep the mess to a minimum, I put the snack size plastic bags inside cups labeled with each child's name on it. Another learning tool ... name recognition. Each child had to find the cup with his or her name on it.

Then I organized the ingredients on brown butcher paper and put the number (the amount of each snack ingredient) directly under …

What I Wore

Hello there. Long time no see. Today I'm linking up with The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore.

It's been a horrible May weather wise here in NY. It's been cold and rainy I am barely motivated to get dressed let alone look cute. :/

But, today was different. The sun came out and temps were above 60! Can I get an amen?! :)

I wore this cute tee from Anthroplogie. It comes in several colors. I bought yellow. I never wear yellow. I dislike the color yellow so much. But, I was shopping with my daughter and it just so happens to be her favorite color. It has the cutest little ruffle hem. I paired with skinny jeans, clogs and my favorite boho accessories... Twine & Twig necklace and Farmgirl Paints cuff.

And, I always create a scrabpook layout of my favorite looks for the month using the Becky Higgins Project Life App right on my phone or ipad.

Here is April's layout...

I'm hoping the weather starts to warm up around here so I can wear all th…

What I'm Wearing Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I'm on spring break and the weather has cooperated very nicely! ;)

We started warming up a few days ago and It's been really nice not to have bundle up.

On Sunday, I wore a t shirt dress and leggings from Forever 21. Although it was 65, I'm a wimp so I topped it with my Old Navy denim jacket that I got for $3.00 at a local thrift store and this cute little flamingo pin was $1.00 at Walmart. :)

I've even started to bust out the white jeans!!!

Monday was a glorious sunny 70 something day. I wore this new top I got off the Target clearance rack. I paid just over $10.00. I love the dusty rose color.

And, yesterday it was over 80 and sunny. It was time to break out the sandals and a sleeveless top. I bought this Anthropologie top over the winter and have been dying for it to get warm enough so I could finally wear it. It was on clearance for $20.00! Red is my favorite color and I love that the pattern has turquoise in it. I was abl…

What's Up Wednesday!

Happy Hump Day!

Today I'm linking up with Shay, Sheaffer and Mel for What's Up Wednesday. I'm also linking up to The Pleated Poppy for What I Wore Wednesday. It's one of my favorite days of the month. I love seeing what all is going on in peoples' worlds and what they are wearing too. :) Here's a peek into mine...

We are eating lots of meatless meals. We are in the thick of Lent and that means no meat on Fridays for 40 days! My favorite meal so far was Ina Garten's Roasted Tomato Soup. It was so good. A little bit of work but worth it.


3 pounds ripe plum tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons good olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
2 cups chopped yellow onions (2 onions)
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 (28-ounce) canned plum tomatoes, with their juice
4 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
1 teaspoon fresh thyme…

What I Wore

With having a week off for winter break this month, I realized I didn't get "dressed" all that much. It was a lot of leggings and oversized tees. While they are comfy, they don't make for very pretty pictures. Even so, here's a little project life page about what I wore this month ...

Here is a closer look at a couple of new favorites items in my closet.

This Stay Golden top is perfect for me. I am a huge Golden Girls fan so when I found this in the Target clearance section, I knew I had to get it. I'm not sure you could tell from the photo but it has a cute hemline that flares out on the sides. Bonus it is super comfortable.

And, we are right in the thick of Lent now so what better way to show your faith than with a fun tee!? This FIAT tee is unbelievably soft. Like I don't want to take it off soft. I sized up so that I could wear it with leggings and cover my tush but I totally could have gotten my regular size. They are made by a sweet sweet gi…

Snow Day Project Life

What do you do on a snow day? I do laundry and scrapbook.

On Thursday, we got hit with a blizzard here in New York. It was a bizarre two days of weather. On Wednesday it was sunny and in the 60's and on Thursday we got 12.5 inches of snow and white out conditions.

So, this is how the day went... Throw in a load of laundry. Sit on the couch. Create a scrapbook page using Becky Higgins Project Life app. Rinse. Repeat.

I like to use the app on my Ipad more than my phone because it is bigger and easier to type, etc.

I created several pages. Here ya go:

This is all about our day at the San Genarro Festival:

My son is a freshman at Binghamton University. I have him send me photos of events and activities that he attends. I scrapbook them for him so he will have the memories preserved and it helps me feel closer to him while he's away. :)

This page is about a school basketball game his girlfriend and he attended.

The next 3 pages are from when my husband took Dylan to se…

What I Wore Wednesday

Hey there folks! Coming to you live from freezing cold and very snowy New York. We've had quite a few snow days recently. As a teacher, they are nice but that usually means I don't get out of yoga pants and that's no fun.

But, I'm sharing with you what I actually wore once I did have the occasion to get dressed. ;)

First new shoes and top from Target. Oh, how I love me some Target. It's all so cute and affordable. :D And, I am loving the color olive lately.

And last week, I wore this bargain look. I paid $1.54 for this floral top from Kmart!! Go me! ;)

But, most days this month, this is what I, looked like ... yoga pants, sporty top and running shoes. :O

Last month was a better month for getting dressed. For those months, I like to create a Project Life scrapbook page featuring my favorite looks. Here is my page for January 2017:

I'm so over the snow and even snow days. Forget about spring. I'm ready for summer!

Linking up with The…

Ground Turkey Meatballs

True Confession time ... I don't eat red meat. Ever since I was a child. Just wouldn't, simply couldn't do it. I have an early memory of me being made to sit at the dinner table until I ate that flank steak that was put in front of me. After a couple of hours, my mom realized it wasn't going to happen. So, from then on, my lovely mom made me an extra helping of vegetables and a big salad whenever she made meat. So, why am I telling you this? Because of my aversion to red meat, I've learned how to substitute either ground turkey or chicken to recipes that usually call for beef.

Growing up Italian, we ate Sunday gravy every week. Meatballs, sausage, pork and pasta in a glorious thick red gravy. Yum! But, there goes that red meat again. So, when I make meatballs, I just substitute with ground turkey instead and it comes out delicious.

Also, my Dad fries his meatballs. Oh, yes, they are incredible fried. However, I bake mine for a little healthier take on them and …