5 Easy Meals That Kids Will Love

I’m always looking for meals the kids will love. There is only so much Chef Boyardee or Mac-n-cheese a kid can have!

Not to worry parents, here are 5 easy meals ideas that will have your kids licking the plate!

5 kid friendly meals

Sloppy Joe’s are always a crowd pleaser here. Check out Paula Deen’s recipe for Savannah Sloppy Joe’s.

Source: pauladeen.com via Holly on Pinterest


Lasagna in 30 minutes? Yup! Here is an easy recipe that have my kids begging for more.


Pizza is a favorite in many houses. How about mini biscuit pizzas?


Pulled pork is delicious and super easy in the crock pot! Here is a three ingredient recipe!


Last, but not least, pasta! Cheese, noodles, yum.

Do you have a favorite easy kids meal? Link us to it in the comments!

15 Minutes to a Cleaner House

Yes, you read that right. There are many websites that have one version or another of this “game”. The way you play the 15 minute game is you set a timer for 15 minutes and clean as much as you can until the timer beeps. I go one step further and post just how much I’ve accomplished on facebook or or privately with a couple of friends for a little competition  This helps boost me even more as I all want to be the one who has cleaned the most.

15 minutes to a cleaner house

To give an example, I played the 15 minute game a few times yesterday. Here is my list of what I cleaned:

  • First 15 min: found a missing toy to appease the crying toddler and then tidied up the toys in his room. (not a lot done, but yay for small victories!)
  • Next 15 min: unloaded/reloaded dishwasher, organized tupperware area (again doesn’t seem like much… yet)
  • Another 15 minutes: tidied family room, cleaned out pots and pans and small appliances cabinets (now we are getting somewhere!)
  • Last 15 minutes: tidied living and dining room, sorted laundry, another unload/reload of dishes.

So in 1 hour yesterday, I tackled my bigger projects (cabinet clean-out) and tidied the common areas of the house. I got to relax with a glass of wine at the end of the day, not feeling stressed about the housework.

Do you do the 15 minute cleaning game?

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How to Knit a Lightsaber for Your Child

Because every baby needs a lightsaber!

How to knit a lightsaber

Wait, isn’t he the cutest Yoda you ever did see? I might be biased since he’s my son and all, but still. ;)

You too can have your very own cute Yoda baby! Act now! Don’t Delay! If you knit this lightsaber in the next 10 minutes we will throw in TWO of the same pattern…  

Sorry, the late great Billy Mays takes over my brain when I start hocking stuff.

Anyway…this galactically cute lightsaber would make even Yoda jealous!  Perfect gift for a baby shower or even your own Jedi in training.

Ahem… If you want to knit this adorable baby lightsaber, just


click here for the felted baby lightsaber pattern!


Pin the images if you want to show off to all your friends that you learned about this pattern first. ;)

how to knit a baby lightsaber



baby yoda

Knit this lightsaber, you will.