Wednesday, August 29, 2012

It's National Lemon Day

Did you know that Lemon Trees will bloom and produce lemons all year long? Each lemon tree can produce anywhere from 500-600 pounds of lemons in one year! They are high in vitamin C and also aid in the relief of fevers and sore throats. 

It's National Lemon Day, so let's celebrate this awesome little super fruit!

Lemon Bar Flags
Flavored Ice Teas
The Ultimate Lemon Bars
Lemon-lavender Greek Yogurt Pound Cake
Spinach Lemon Orzo Soup
Lemon & Blackberry Cream Cheese Swirl Cake

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

An Apple A Day

"An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away". 

Every time I think of apples, (which has been a lot lately thanks to Back To School stuff) I think of that little saying that I heard so much as a kid. 
Snacking on an apple is a good way to provide your body with immune-boosting vitamin C and fiber, but apples are also great for different crafts. They are super tasty when added to different recipes. 

Plus the "apple" theme is so cute! 

Next time you're in the kitchen, jump on over and try these apple themed recipes and craft ideas!

Apple and Apple Themed Recipes:

Sausage and Apple Chowder
Chocolate Peanut Butter Coated Apples 
Awesome Apple Munchies 
Apple Pie Biscuits
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Krispy Apple Treats
Caramel Apple Pie

Apple Themed Crafts:

Scented Apple Wreath
Class Act Apple (Paper Bag Craft)
Apple Prints
Terra Cotta Pot Apple Container
Apple-Shaped Stamped Cards for Back to School
Apple Coasters

Do you have any favorite apple crafts or recipes?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Back to School Lunch and Snack Ideas

Most schools are back in session now and that means that it's time to start packing lunches and snacks again. While you can't be there with them every moment of the day,  you can make sure that they have a good nutritious lunch and a healthy snack to give them the fuel they need to get through the day.  

These 30 Healthier Snack Ideas are great for kids of all ages. Don't forget that healthy doesn't have to mean boring! Tortilla roll ups, mini homemade pizzas and pita pockets can brighten any lunch box!

Also check out these great lunch ideas:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

50+ Ways to Beat the Heat!

It's August and that means the hottest temperatures of the summer! Only a few more weeks and school will be in session. So to keep the kids cool before they get back to hitting the books, try a few of these 50 summer crafts, recipes and games. Want to make a party out of it? Try our summertime Beat the Heat Party for hosting an end of summer bash!

Need some back to school ideas? Try these back to school crafts and tasty recipes. Our experts have fabulous parenting advice and some money saving tips too!