Easter Weekend!

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Family Focus, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, April 21, 2014

I hope everyone had an amazing Easter Weekend. I know we did! It was filled with lots of family love, lots of egg hunts, and way too much food.

Here are a few pics of our weekend.

Dominic loved the Easter bunny :-)

Cousin love!

Grandpa love!

Dom eating all the candy DURING the egg hunt!

He kept kissing this bunny! Too funny

Kids Easter table :-) Too cute

 

 

 

HAPPY EASTER!

Ashley Devonish

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10 DIY Valentine ideas

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Kids Crafts, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Monday, February 10, 2014

 

10 DIY Valentine ideas

 

 

 

These are a few of my favorite DIY Valentine craft ideas from around the blogosphere:

 

  1. “Doh you want to be my Valentine?” from The Wilson World
  2. “You’re tops in my book!” bookmark Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  3. “I dig you!” Valentine from Family Fun
  4. Match box Valentines from Inch Mark
  5. “You’re the apple of my eye!” from Twig & Thistle
  6. “This is a stick up!” Valentine from My Crazy Life as a Farmers Wife
  7. Straw bracelet from Living Locurto
  8. “I wheelie like you!” Valentine from Thirty Handmade Days
  9. “You light up my life!” Valentine from Design Sponge
  10. Candy rings from Hostess With The Mostess

 

 

Hope these ideas inspire you. :-)

 

Ashley Devonish

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November is Premature Awareness Month

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Family Focus, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013

 

Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.

Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.

The March of Dimes wants to help and I thought this was a cute idea so I wanted to share it.  Basically this site will make a customizable bracelet with your baby’s picture on it (or any picture for that matter) and ship it to you. The bracelet cost $5, and $2 of that goes to the March of Dimes.

Here is the link if you want to check it out: www.bandabout.com/shop/marchofdimes

You upload your picture or pictures and then drag them to the graphic of the bracelet, then checkout.

 

 

 

Every little bit helps in the fight against Premature Births.

Ashley Devonish

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Family Focus, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013

Vampire Dom would like to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

 

 

Have fun and be safe

Ashley Devonish

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Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe – just in time for fall!

By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Creating a Home, It Worked 4 Me, Recipes & Kitchen Tips, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013

 

 

 

Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup of Apple Butter
  • 2 Cups of Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 3 Cups of Flour (or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
  • 1 15oz Can of Pumpkin
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 12-24 Half Pint Jars
  • 2 Tubs Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting (or your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375*.

In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together in order until dough forms.

At this point you can either use 12 Half Pint Jars sprayed with non stick baking spray and 1 bread loaf pan, or you can use 24 Half Pint Jars.

Pour the batter in leaving about 1 1/2 inches at the top of the jars for room to rise.

This will bake in the oven for 45 minutes- 1 hour or until the bread takes shape. I usually do the standard toothpick or fork test, to be sure no dough comes out on the toothpick.

Let these completely cool then serve with Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting.

I typically will use a Wilton 1M tip and cake decorating bag to do the frosting. Garnish with a little cinnamon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enjoy! This recipe is so yummy and easy. Makes great gifts too.

Ashley Devonish

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