Author: Sara

Easy Homemade Finger Paint

Looking for something fun to liven up your afternoon?  Try this easy recipe for homemade finger paint!   Who knew it was so easy to make your own paint?!  Head to your pantry and grab these ingredients: You will need: 3 T. sugar ½ cup cornstarch 2 cups cold water food coloring First mix the sugar & cornstarch together in a saucepan before adding the water.  Cook over med-low heat, stirring constantly, until well blended.  It will turn from a watery mixture into this:   Divide the mixture into 4 or 5 parts, then add a different color to each using...

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At the Movies: Paddington

Moms and Dads who grew up reading Paddington Bear will be in for a treat as their favorite bear is brought to life in this feature film!   Movie Synopsis Beloved bear Paddington gets the big-screen treatment in this family film adapted from Michael Bond‘s enduring children’s book series. As the story opens, Peruvian bear Paddington (voice of Ben Whishaw) makes his way to the big city, where he quickly gets lost until being taken in by the benevolent Brown family. Meanwhile, as the curious cub settles into his new life of domestic bliss, a scheming museum taxidermist embarks...

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Warm Up with this Easy Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

These chilly fall days just beg for comfort food.  If you’re looking for a meal that basically cooks itself, then you’ll want to make this recipe for Chicken Tortilla Soup.  It’s creamy with just a little kick and it’s so simple!  This is what you’ll need: 1 lb.  boneless chicken breasts 2 cans of Rotel {I used mild} 1 can black beans {drained & rinsed} 1 can sweet corn 2 cans Swanson Chicken Broth 1 can Campbell’s Cream of Chicken Soup 1 can Campbell’s Cheddar Cheese Soup Add all the ingredients to your crockpot, cover, and cook on high...

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I Need a Toddler Harness: Running Errands with Kids

Running errands with kids — it is not anything new or special or unique to any parent, but it can be painful. People often try to give me tips and pointers on how to make it “FUN!”, as if my college degree in Early Childhood Development and six years of parenting experience are invalid. On Friday, I braved Target with my 19 month old daughter and was surprised to find that she was fairly well behaved. She learned two new words while shopping at the store: “No!” and “Mine!” in direct reference to a ball that I refused to...

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Get Wild in Rural PA at T&D Cats of the World

Nestled in the woods down an unsuspecting drive in rural Penns Creek, PA is a special place like no other. Operated by four families with a passion for rescuing animals, you would never guess that in this little bit of woods live Lions, Tigers, and Bears. {Oh, my!} And monkeys, deer, goats, wolves, and cougars and… I could go on & on. So, why on Earth are a bunch of bears and big cats living in little Penns Creek? It turns out that there are many foolish people who think they can keep wild animals as pets! I can...

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