Easy, Delicious Smores Waffle Cones

Smores Waffle Cones Camping Life with the Family O cover

This yucky January weather has me pining for hot, summer days. Thought I would pull a sun-shiney post out to feel warm and happy. Every Summer we go away to Horsetooth Reservoir and stay in their lake front cabins. We love it and it has become quite a family tradition. We go with my extended […]

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Manitou Springs Colorado Field Trip

Manitou Springs Cliff Dwellings Museum

We love living in Colorado, we have plains, mountains and the foothills in between. There is never a lack of places to visit and enjoy. One of our favorites is Manitou Springs, just west of Colorado Springs. It’s just over an hour from our house and easy to get to. This past year we visited […]

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Trampoline Safety: Adding Pool Noodles to the Springs

trampoline pool noodles

The trampoline is the ultimate kids fun plaything! When we picked one up on Craigslist, it was free and … old. Meaning, it doesn’t have the fancy net, padding or ladder that you see on all the new tramps.  How to make it safer?  Pool noodles! You can use pool noodles to cover the springs […]

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Skillet S’mores

Cast Iron Skillet Smores

Skillet S’mores are all over the interwebs this summer.  Who likes waiting until you go camping to cook them up?  In my city, fire pits are not allowed so that is not an option. What to do? Microwave ones just aren’t the same. So glad when this idea came around! I googled Skillet S’mores and […]

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Time for the Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List2

It is that time of year! Let down your hair, or in my case, put your hair in a perpetual messy bun and don’t worry too much about it. Picnics, playgrounds, trips, friends, ice cream, watermelon, late dinners, bright evenings, I LOVE SUMMER. It is the best time for families to let loose and dig […]

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Cute and Funny American Kids Try Food from Around the World

This is adorable!!! I love funny kid videos, kids are so sweet and open! If you have kids that are like my youngest child – good luck getting them to try very many different foods.

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A New Easy Way to Make Donuts at Home

MiniDonutMaker

Fast, delicious, easy and not messy! Can you beat that? The result? Donuts, glorious donuts. I made these for my kids because I cannot indulge in these perfect looking delectable. I am reducing but I did have 1. They are mini after all. My sister bought me this donut maker and it is a great […]

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Summer-in-Winter Party

Summer in Winter

This past weekend, with several storms looming over most of the country, it was cold and snowy.  While the country was bracing itself for it all we were getting dressed up in shorts, tshirts and sandals. Crazy?  Nope!  Just a Summer-in-Winter party my very good friend puts on every year.  Everyone was encouraged to wear […]

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