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Vegan and Peanut-Free Sunbutter Chocolate Cups

When we found out about ten years ago that our baby was allergic to dairy, eggs, and peanuts I just about died. Okay, not really died, but I did feel like my eating life was over. Two of my favorite things were peanut butter and cheesecake. I still love them, but rarely get to enjoy them. We decided when we found out the extent of his allergies, and the severity of them, that we would not bring those things into our home. I've spent the last ten years finding and adapting recipes to meet our needs.

Since we are at home due to COVID-19 and the social distancing orders, I thought it would be a great time to try out some new recipe adaptations. So, my 13 year old and I got to work in the kitchen and here's what we came up with.


FRIDAY FREEBIE: Kids Plant Journal

We all know that the glorious Spring weather we've been dreaming about all Winter long is just around the corner. That means it's just about time to start planting seeds for vegetable or flower gardens (if you haven't already started).

This time of year is the perfect time to start a plant journal with your kids. It's especially a good time since we are all home trying to keep safe and healthy. Kids love to watch seeds sprout, even more so if it's one that they planted and have been watering.

You can use this to plant seeds for your garden inside to transplant later, or use the journal pages to track the growth of seeds you've planted outside in the ground, or in garden boxes (like my elevated garden box).


FRIDAY FREEBIE: Together is our Favorite Place to Be

With the self quarantine recommendation all over the country (US), we are all spending A LOT more time together with our families. While it may not be fun all the time, rest assured you are in good company. Most of us stay at home moms who have been plunged into the home schooling world are right there in the trenches with you. 

As a mom of 4 (one now a teenager), everyday isn't exactly picture perfect. There have been lots of tears, some yelling (though I hate to admit it), fighting, time outs, and whining. BUT, there have also been extra snuggles, more family games, and more of us coming together to try and get through this hard part of life right now. 

All that to say, that today felt like the perfect day to start a new series here on the blog. I'm calling it FRIDAY FREEBIE. What it means is that every Friday (because I will probably only be able to post to the blog on Fridays until kids go back to school...) I will be sharing a freebie. It may be a craft project, a how to, a printable, or anything else I can come up with that I think you guys might enjoy. 

Today's FREEBIE is a printable, an svg, and instructions on how to easily turn it into a wood sign! So, let's get started. 

Friends Share Their Costco Toilet Paper - Free Funny Printable

These days it seems you can't go more than a few hours without hearing something about the Corona Virus (Covid-19). If you're area is like mine, toilet paper is flying off the shelves.

I haven't quite figured out why... but I'm really hoping the craziness slows down in a week or so, because my family of 6 will be needing some toilet paper....

Now, before you go thinking that I'm not understanding the big deal over the illness, rest assured, we have lots of soap on hand and even my 5 year old knows to sing the ABC song while he washes to get all those icky germs off. The virus is a REAL thing, and can be dangerous....

... but (no pun intended), we can still have some fun even if we are worrying about the germs, right? I put together this fun FREE printable for anyone who wants to brighten the spirits of some friends.

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Cookies - Dairy and Egg Free

There is nothing better than the smell of homemade cookies baking in the oven... well, except for eating them of course! 

This is a new recipe that I put together and my kiddos LOVED them. As a parent of a child with severe food allergies, any recipe that my kids like is a win in my book! If you are looking a new sweet recipe to try, give this one a whirl... it won't disappoint!