Friday, September 15, 2017

Pumpkin Bread + An Easy Fall Toddler Craft


Happy Friday!  We were busy this morning with a couple of fun fall activities- although, it's a little hard to really get in the mood when it's still 85 degrees.  I'm sure I''ll be singing a different tune come January!

We made a super easy (and yummy!) gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free pumpkin bread.

INGREDIENTS
– 1 cup of nut butter (I used almond)
– 3 large eggs
– ½ cup roasted pureed pumpkin
– 1/2 cup honey- don't use maple syrup!
– 4 tbsp butter or ghee
– 1 tsp baking soda
- tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
– Shelled pumpkin seeds for decoration- we used chocolate chips
– Coconut oil or butter for loaf pan


INSTRUCTIONS
– Preheat oven to 325
– Combine all ingredients at room temperature in a large mixing bowl.
– Pour the batter into your greased loaf pan
– Sprinkle the top with pumpkin seeds, nuts, or chocolate chips. Don’t mix them in!
– Bake for about 40 minutes, making sure the middle is just barely dry
– Let sit to cool, or eat warm with butter or coconut oil. Enjoy!


Recipe adapted from here




We also used contact paper to stick some of our recent leaf finds on and hung them up.  They catch the sun so prettily!  



Thursday, September 14, 2017

Tot School: Colors Curriculum


We've had a blast learning about our colors this week! 

Our activities: 


-Sticking colorful clothespins (these popsicle sticks would've worked well too!) into matching PlayDoh colors.  Awesome for sensory and fine motor experiences! 


-Sorting our nature walk finds by color. 



- Painting a rainbow with cotton balls.  I used the print out found here.  


- We also made rainbow sprinkle cookies

- Annnnnd as usual, we did lots and lots of chalk.  Ophelia could do chalk for houuuurrs.  

Color Books: 


My Very First Book of Colors:  This one is AMAZING.  The pages flip horizontally for matching an object on the bottom half with its color on the top.  
100 First Words: Ophelia loves this book all the time, but it's color page was our focus this week!  

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sweater Weather for Mamas + Littles


Is there anything better than cozy knits on a crisp fall day?  Here are some of my picks for this fall!


F O R       M A M A 
I'm obsessed with with this turtleneck, and the color on this pretty pink one (it's only $29!).  Also I think I kind of need this one just because of the name, right? 

click the pictures for the rest of my picks!



F O R     B A B E 
anything with ears (like this one and this one) just killllllll me.

click the pictures for the others!