🤩 With stars in her eyes she said to me, “You know what mom, I had plans to be the first woman on the moon but daddy told me that mission is already scheduled. So I decided I’ll just be the first person that walks on Mars instead.”

And you know what? With the amount of conviction in her little voice, I wouldn’t be one bit surprised if this is the photo they’re flashing on tv years from now as her rocket takes off to Mars 🚀✨

🤩 With stars in her...

9 Months ❤️of our rosy cheek Josie😊

She has so many fun little quirks right now that I am just so in love with. The full-arm-extension clap. Her deep throaty giggle. The adorably coy way she hides her face against me and peeks out. How she still sings herself to sleep. 

She’s not quite officially crawling but definitely gets where she wants to go by any means necessary. 

She’s such a cuddle bug and I melt every time she puts her head on my shoulder or runs her little hand through my hair.

Her favorite toys right now are books, bath boats, drum, and anything she can bang together.

She loves “I’m going to get you” and tickle games, peek-a-boo, knocking down blocks, and putting herself right in the middle of whatever the big kids are doing.

This month has been tough. A big one for food allergies. A completely backwards month for sleep. And an exasperating month as we try to calm her eczema flares.

Always happiest in my arms and I’m enjoying every squeeze because i have a feeling it’s not long before she’s zooming off on her own.

9 Months ❤️of our rosy...

🌹Celery Stamp Bouquet🌹 Here’s a cute craft you can do with kitchen scraps; it turns out the bottom of a celery stalk makes a perfect rose 🤯😍!! So let your kids stamp you a pretty bouquet of roses for Valentine’s Day, you deserve it, mama! 💐❤️

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🌹Celery Stamp Bouquet🌹 Here’s a...

I love you, my little Josie Lu! 💗 It feels like we’ve been going in circles for the last month with allergists, scratch tests, blood labs, food challenges, and more food challenges. And finally here we are: content. 

We have some answers and a plan that will keep us on a safe and steady path for now and I’m grateful to feel a sense of relief and optimism that I don’t often feel as a long time allergy mom.

Josie passed both her baked milk and baked egg challenges, making it possible to keep baked products in her diet which will hopefully lead to tolerance of other forms in the long run 🤞🏻

Thank you, as always, for following along, sending love and kind words, and praying for my sanity when I’m stuck in a small food challenge room for hours upon hours with a mobile baby 🤪😘

I love you, my little...

Math, but make it sweet 💗💜

At the rate things are going, I expect Harper to be learning calculus by next month so I figured we’d have a little counting fun while we can still snack on the equations 😋

Here’s a quick peek at some of the preschool & kinder math activities I’m going to do with the kids this week - Grab the free printable on my blog if you want to join in!❣️
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Math, but make it sweet...

And since we’ve no place to go...❄️

The snow this week has done wonders to reset our mid-winter fatigue. It was a much needed break from our gloomy day monotony to have a reason to get out in the fresh, crisp, air and play 🤗! Pulling the three of them piled in the sled today was just about the cutest and just what I needed 🥰

And since we’ve no place...

I made the kids some ✨fancy✨ XOXO Dough valentines this year and if you watch my stories you’ll see that um, oops, I already gave it to them 🙈🥰 In my defense, it was a much more fun and festive way to practice spelling words this morning 🙃 {recipe on my blog & Reels!}

I made the kids some...

🪡Paper Heart Garland💞 I made this simple & sweet garland to decorate our Valentine book nook using pre-cut paper hearts (I see you @Target craft section🙌🏻) and my sewing machine! It’s a cute, easy, and budget friendly way to spread some love around the house! 💜
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🪡Paper Heart Garland💞 I made...

Celebrating the end of the longest month in history 🎉 Just kidding, kind of. But I do need a place to put the rest of our New Year’s pictures before January is officially over 😆 so, Cheers 🥂✨

⬅️Swipe to see all 3 getting in on the confetti fun: Which pic’s your favorite? It’s the baby confetti toes and tutu rolls for me 🥰

Celebrating the end of the...

House Special: Sunday Shortstack🥞

House Special: Sunday Shortstack🥞

A Cute Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Hand-Pies!

This cute Halloween treat is as darling as it is delicious! October’s cooler weather has me ready to jump right into the coziest parts of the season- which for me includes cuddling up in an oversized sweater with a hot mocha, pastry, and a good book (or, ya know, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse). I love that these pumpkin hand-pies aren’t overly sweet but are definitely still a treat!

A cute halloween treat! Mummy and Pumpkin hand pies

Making this cute Halloween treat involves two parts: the crust and the filling. You can use pre-made pie dough (usually available in the refrigerated section of the grocery store) or your favorite recipe. Due to food allergies, I use this vegan recipe from Veganosity :

Vegan Pie Dough Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 12 tbsp of chilled vegan butter
  • 8 tbsp of chilled vegan shortening
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour plus extra for dusting the rolling surface
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 6-10 tablespoons of ice water

Instructions:

  1. Cut the butter and shortening into small cubes, put them in a bowl and place them in the freezer while you’re measuring out the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Put the flour, butter, shortening, sugar, salt, and vinegar in a mixing bowl or food processor and mix on medium speed until the butter and shortening starts to break up and the mixture looks lumpy and sandy. Add one tablespoon of water at a time until the dough starts to form a ball.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead into a disc on a floured surface. Fold the disc in half and knead. Repeat one or two more times until the dough sticks together in a ball. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour.
Baking adorable pumpkin hand-pies in the shape of mummies and jack-o-lanterns

The filling is, of course, the best part! You can easily modify the ingredients depending on whether you’d prefer a sweeter or more savory taste. As is, the recipe falls somewhere right in the middle!

Pumpkin Filling

Mix together:

  • 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350・
  • Roll out chilled pie dough on a floured surface to approximately 1/8″ thick
  • Use cookie cutters to create desired shape; [ for the pumpkins cut out double, keep one to use for the bottom and cut a jack-o-lantern face in the other. For the mummy, use a gingerbread cookie cutter and cut stripes of dough to “wrap” him. If the dough becomes too sticky or flimsy, re-refrigerate your dough. (tip: I like working with half of my dough at a time so that I can always rotate it out for new chilled dough)
  • Spoon filling onto bottom and cover with jack-o-lantern or dough strips (Like a sandwich)
  • Pinch edges, either with your finger or a fork to make sure the filling stays inside.
  • Brush on melted butter / egg whites and sprinkle cinnamon sugar
  • Bake for around 15-20 minutes (will depend on thickness) until golden brown
  • Remove from oven and allow pies to cool
  • Add mummy eyes
  • ENJOY!
Simple and cute Halloween treat that kids can help make!

This is a simple recipe that it is perfect for getting your kids into the kitchen to bake together; mine loved mixing the filling, rolling the dough, and decorating these cute Halloween treats almost as much as they loved eating them!

Note: This recipe is vegan and allergy friendly!

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These Halloween treats are equally delicious for kids or adults! An easy fall dessert recipe to make pumpkin hand-pie jack-o-lantern and mummy treats.
Make an easy Halloween treat for kids with this recipe for pumpkin hand-pies!
These are the cutest Halloween desserts !  Bake jack-o-lantern and mummy pumpkin hand-pies for a perfect fall dessert and Halloween treat!
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