Monday, June 9, 2014

Homemade Gifts for Fathers Day

Fathers Day is just around the corner. Have you already bought a special gift for the special man in our children's lives? If not, here are some awesome and easy homemade gifts that you and your kids can make at home. My husband loves things that our girls make, it is special and made with little hands..with pure love.

For the golf lover...

For a daddy and me time..

For the grill master ..

For dad's sweet tooth...

For the dad who loves cookies..

For those cute pictures that speaks love for itself..

For the dad who loves to snack on nuts..

Nuts about Daddy at DIY 

For showing pride on taking dad's last name ...

DIY Family Sign

14 Ways to Show Husband Your Love


Sweet Treats for Dad 

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Chicken Brocoli Stir Fry

Recently at our local grocery store, they had the chicken breast bone in on sale. To save money on our groceries , I usually stock up ( when space is available) on meats. You can batch cook the chicken breast as well for several meals, saving you time too. I fillet and cut my own chicken , saving the bones for Homemade chicken broth. I freeze that too! You can make this meal under $5 when you use sale meat and veggies (  I bought mine for .99 / lb , the frozen broccoli was bought as a stock up when it was .25 at target with coupons added on sale price ) . The rest of the ingredients are already in my pantry.


1 lb chicken breast, cut into big chunks or strips if you like
1 package 10 oz frozen broccoli
1 1/2 cups hoisin sauce
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp sesame oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp olive oil
4 cloves, minced garlic
half of medium size onion, chopped.
1 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp grated ginger.


Using a stir fry wok , heat olive oil. Saute onion until transparent, followed by the minced garlic. Saute until golden brown.

Saute the chicken with the garlic and onion for a few minutes, Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile , in a separate bowl .. combine your sesame oil , honey , hoisin sauce , grated ginger. Add about 1/4 tsp of pepper. Mix thoroughly.

Put the frozen broccoli in your wok together with the sauteed chicken, Cook until it is bright green. We dont want a mushy vegetables right?

Pour the sauce in the wok, making sure all the chicken and broccoli are all coated. 

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve with rice.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Letter of the Week : Ii

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 To save money , local library is a good option. You can also use whatever books you may have in your home library to supplement with the lesson.

From the library..

 From our book shelves..

 We always start by saying the letter out loud. Teaching her the phonetic sound of the letter. Next is the line tracing and letter tracing of both  upper case and lower case letter I).

You can download this free letter Hh tracing sheets here :

Ii is for Igloo - D'nealian
Ii is for Igloo - Standard
Ii is for Inchworm

You can download the Ii is for Ice cream magnet page and do a dot here:

Ii Do a Dot
Ice Cream Magnet Page

We reviewed our colors , by stacking her ice cream "flavors", using felt fabric.

We did some igloo coloring

We practiced our I's by using play dough. Do you know that kneading the dough helps their fine motor skills?

You can print the Uppercase and Lowercase A-Z worksheets here : Alphabet Worksheets ( read her terms for using her printables )

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Toddler Approved Alphabet Soup

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Sometimes it's hard to decipher toddlers appetite. There are days where they couldn't get enough of that special meal you serve them and there are days where they won't even dare to open their mouths. Here's a simple and healthy Alphabet soup that is a toddler approved!


6 cups Homemade Chicken broth ( or use low sodium canned broth)
2 medium size carrots, diced 
1 cup alphabet pasta 
2 cups frozen peas
Salt and pepper
optional: small pieces of cooked chicken ( if you made the broth at home, add in small shredded pieces of chicken)


 Bring the broth ( and the shredded chicken if using) into a boil using a large saucepan. Add the carrots, pasta, and  season with ¼ teaspoon  of salt and pepper. Simmer until the carrots and pasta are tender. Stir in the peas and cook until heated through.

Toddler approved! Both of our girls enjoyed looking for letters.

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