The Ultimate Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

The Ultimate Guide To A Clean Kitchen

The revolving door around here has to be the Kitchen!  I spend most of my time there, especially in the winter.  And now Nick is building me a new one.

No, I don’t mean he’s remodeling the one we have (sad face).  He’s building me a canning kitchen in the basement!  Yay!!

When we bought our home, it already had a canning stove in the basement and a canning closet.  But they hadn’t seen any attention in a LONG time.

My parents replaced their counters and sink, so they offered them to us.  And so started a new project!

Easy and Incredible Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Guilt No More! Easy and Incredible Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Guilty as charged.  I have been known to throw boxed macaroni and cheese on the table for dinner.

Don’t judge!  I judge myself enough for it!  It is awful, it does not taste good and I feel horrible about myself afterwards.

The worst part is, I have a DELICIOUS and EASY recipe that my family loves.  So I’ve made a promise to myself.

That boxed junk will not be entering this home again!  I will make my macaroni and in turn make my family happy!

I'm so ashamed! Even though I had an amazing recipe, I was putting that boxed junk on my table! Click To TweetGuilt No More! Easy and Incredible Baked Macaroni and Cheese

The Homesteader Hop

Homesteader Hop #40

This is the Homesteader Blog Hop y’all, and there are plenty of posts to keep your attention every Wednesday here at The Homesteader Hop!

Come on over to our Homestead, choose your rocking chair, grab a glass of sweet iced tea and sit a spell! …We are here to entertain you, educate you or make you smile…all day long.

You can stay as long as you like; and vote for your favorite posts!

If you are a blogger you may submit up to 3 articles, visit other blogs, leave comments and enjoy your stay on the porch…

Including Kids In The Garden ~ Seed Starting And Sensory Play

The Kids Are Ready!

Last week, in Including Kids In The Garden ~ How’s and Why’s, I told you all about the benefits of including the kids, and how to get them interested.

I asked them questions and helped the kids decide on what seeds they wanted to grow! (Miss Lilly wanted every flower, “because they’re so pretty!”)

So now that we have out list made up, we just plant the seeds.  Right??

Not here at Miss Staci’s house!

We need to get a little dirty first!!

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Be My Valentine Sensory Bin

Valentines Day Sensory Bin

Recently, in my post Including Kids In The Garden ~ How’s and Why’s, I talked about the benefits of sensory play!  And as much as kids love it, they can get bored just like they would with anything else.

That’s why I like to use the seasons and holidays to change it up!

Besides sensory needs being met, creativity and social studies opportunities really come out when playing in the bins.

The stories and scenarios that kids come up with really are amazing!