A Visit to the Rainforest

by Marie on February 5, 2014

When the kids have a break from school, whether it is a weekend or a holiday, we like to take them to explore new places.

Since it has been much too cold to go out and play in all of the snow we have, we decided to take them somewhere indoors. The Science Center was a great option for them to walk around a big place, play and explore. The rainforest area was such an interesting area to explore given the extreme winter weather we have been having.

It was neat to go somewhere local and be in such a different environment. The indoor rainforest area was so hot and humid that it felt like we were on vacation!

We spent the entire day playing, exploring and doing crafts. The kids had an amazing time!

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Heart Shaped Cookie Favors

by Marie on January 30, 2014

Since Valentine’s Day is coming up, I decided to show you how easy it can be to package heart shaped cookies in a fun way to give out to classmates, friends, family, co-workers or anyone else you would like to surprise with a treat!

I normally package cookies in cello bags and tie them with pretty co-ordinating ribbon, but this time I wanted to change it up a bit. This method is easy as well and requires only a few simple supplies.

Supply List:

-4×6″ Cello Bags (You may need bigger bags if you decide to make bigger cookies)

-Clear Tape

-Decorative Tape (optional)

-paper tags (I made mine in WORD by typing out “Happy Valentine’s Day!” and ”From” in pink font, then printed onto grey cardstock. Then I cut with them out with Stamp Edged Scissors)

-Cookies (I made Sugar Cookies and decorated with Royal Icing) *To make things easier, you can also use store bought cookies.


Put each cookie into individual cello bags.

Stick the tag to the back of the bag using decorative tape or regular clear tape.  **don’t forget to write who it’s ”from” on the tag*

Fold the two top corners of the bag towards each other, then fold the top portion of the bag towards the bottom.

Seal with a piece of decorative tape or clear tape.

This is a great option if you want to give out something other than Valentine’s Day cards as this method makes the bag look like a little envelope! It would also be a really cute wedding favor as well, and can easily be made to match wedding colors.

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