Healthy Steps

Healthy living is smart living! Whether you’re looking for healthy food or development tips for the family, you will find it here.

  • Raspberry Jam & Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


    Merry Christmas! I know I’m EXACTLY one week early but its about to get crazy here as we start the Christmas Tour 2014. Learn how to make my homemade jam and hot fudge!

  • A Jingle Bell Painted Art Project for Kids


    A Fun Holiday Art Project for Kids! The holidays are a great time for a creative art project for kids. Use the holiday as an excuse to spend quality time creating art projects together!

  • Pretend Play Elf Workshop


    Written by This pretend play elf workshop is a part of the Big and Little Pretend Play series. Make sure to check out all of the pretend play ideas (we had some really fun ones!) When the kids were younger I used to spend hours

  • 7 Ways to Decorate Your Porch for the Holidays

    You can make your porch look festive and inviting on a budget, even if you aren’t the most crafty or decorative person. Here is how you can get started!

  • Easy apple cheese danish squares


    Sweetened cream cheese, cinnamon-spiced apples, crispy pastry crust. There is nothing not to like about this recipe for danish squares.

  • DIY - Gift Card Envelope


    Gift giving time! I know a lot of people find giving gift cards not very personable, but have you ever received a gift card and not felt good about it? Not me!

  • 3-D paper snowflakes {101 Days of Christmas}


    I love these 3-D snowflakes, and while they’re a bit labor intensive, this is the perfect craft to keep older kids busy for a few hours.

  • DIY Pinecone Turkey Name Holder


    I’m excited to be here today with this cute little Pinterest inspired Thanksgiving craft! Can you believe Thanksgiving is a little less than 3 weeks away!! I can’t believe this year is almost over!

  • Letter A Activity: Apple Stamping


    Working on letter recognition can be really fun. Today’s letter of the week is A and today’s Letter A activity is apple stamping.

  • Last Minute Trick or Treat Bag (with grommets!)


    Can you believe Halloween is this week??  If you’re a last-minute person, it’s time to start getting ready  I’ve got you covered with this fun Last Minute Trick or Treat Bag – and the fun grommet handles.  

  • 25 Minute Spaghetti Carbonara Recipe

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    Today, I'm sharing this easy recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara. It's so simple and creamy, plus you'll love that it takes less than 25 minutes to get on the table!

  • Simple Quilt Projects For Kids


    I’ve been talking about making a bunch of quilt projects for kids with Crystal for some time now. We’ve already got a couple ready to share with you all.

  • 31 Days of Holiday: Hot Apple Chai


    I've been loving Chai tea lately! It's so warm and comforting as the weather gets chillier.  In my opinion, the perfect Fall tea!

  • Leaf Craft for Kids


    Now that fall is upon us, our trees are starting to turn into the beautiful colors of autumn.  Instead of just raking up your leaves take a few minutes to enjoy them with this simple leaf craft for kids.  

  • 10 Tips to Help your Child LOVE Reading

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    Have a reluctant reader or a child who struggles with reading (or maybe a child who is a great reader, but would rather play games than read)? Today I'm sharing a few tips on how to make reading fun and to hopefully help create a life-long love of reading

  • 31 Days of Holiday: Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes


    What I love about these easy cupcakes is that they are super quick and fun, and delicious too!

  • Hello Gorgeous! Fall Wreath

    It’s the first day of Autumn, and that means it is most definitely time for a fancy new fall wreath for the front door!

  • Chocolate Dipped Halloween Strawberries


    Chocolate Dipped Halloween Strawberries. My kids get such a kick out of all the cutesy Halloween stuff so I thought I’d be a little ambitious and try to make ghost, Frankenstein, and pumpkin Halloween strawberries.

  • Simple Tips to Restart Your Workout Routine

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    Getting back into some sort of workout routine after a lengthy break, can be very difficult. I know this, because I've definitely been on a very, very extended break!

  • Perfect Fall Recipe: Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms #PastaFits #MC


    Perfect Fall Recipe: Butternut Squash Pasta with Sage Mushrooms

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