Ribbon Christmas Tree

I made this little ribbon Christmas tree to have some of my students do in therapy, but It is so cute, I am going to use it in my house too.  It is so easy to make, and it is so cute.  It is a great activity for kids to do as a Christmas craft. I started out by first collecting sticks in my backyard. If you have a lot of time, you could have the kids collect their own {Read More}

Chocolate Filled Strawberries and Cherries

I stocked up on fruit yesterday and have a lot of strawberries and cherries.  As I was having my daughter wash and cut some strawberries for lunch, she and a friend were saying how great it would be to fill them with chocolate since they were hollow.  I jumped on that idea, and found some cream cheese in the fridge, mixed it with some melted chocolate chips and some powdered chocolate milk mix. We put the chocolate cream mixture into {Read More}

Summer is almost here

Summer is almost here, and I have a list of things that I would like to accomplish.  I have 3 or 4 pieces of furniture that I would like to paint, a garage to clean out, an office to organize, therapy activities to make, and I will be working.  It is going to be a busy summer, but I think it will be fulfilling.  The kids got bored last summer because we were home most of the time.  I think {Read More}

Busy Busy Busy with Therapy

I have been ignoring this blog because I have been excessively busy building up and working on my therapy site.  It is called Therapy Fun Zone, which is where I post therapy activities.  It is very time consuming to create these activities.  Specially my pencil adventures.  It takes me hours of work on the computer to make one pencil adventure.  I love doing it though, and I am a bit obsessed with it at the moment.  I see myself compiling {Read More}

Amazed at my shopping skills

This Christmas I had vowed that I would not buy presents for anyone except my children.  My husband has been without a job since last February, so money is tight and we have to pick and choose what we are going to spend money on.  Christmas presents for every relative was not a priority for spending money this year.  I wrapped presents this morning, and it turns out that I have a little present for everyone.  Some are very small, {Read More}

Monkey Bread

I am making this recipe on Christmas morning.  I have made it once before, and it is really good. Ingredients 24 ounces frozen dinner roll dough 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant butterscotch pudding mix 1/4 cup white sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup melted butter Directions The night or several hours before, grease and flour a 9 or 10 inch tube pan. Mix brown sugar and pudding mix together. Mix {Read More}

Cake Pops

I have seen these cake pops around the internet, and they look so cute.  I thought that it would be fun to have a holiday party and decorate cake pops.  Instead of a cookie party, we would do cake pops.  After making them, I’m not sure that I want to have a party around them.  It was a lot of work, and I would miss out on most of the party because I would be organizing these.  Maybe just a {Read More}

Graham Cracker Gingerbread Houses

When I used to work in an outpatient clinic environment, I used to have the kids make these gingerbread type of houses out of graham crackers.  It was a fun, christmasy activity that was good therapy at the same time.  It was also out of the ordinary, and the kids loved it.  I had my daughter and her friend make these so that I could take pictures for my therapy site.  The girls had a blast.  I love how one {Read More}

Healthier me

I have succeeded in giving up coffee this week.  I did have some headaches at the beginning of the week, but that is past.  I did have some coffee this morning, but it will not become such a strong habit, just a once in a while treat.  Step one accomplished.  Next step is to start exercising regularly again.  This step is going to be harder because it means forcing myself to go out in the cold early in the morning.  {Read More}