Playdough Monsters


This was Big Brother's favorite monster activity yet!  He spent over an hour playing with the playdough monsters...which is like an eternity in little boy time!  We used wiggly eyes (sent to us by Craft Project Ideas), pipe cleaners, and some uncooked spaghetti! Here are just a few of our many creations creatures...           Like … [ Keep reading… ]

Finding Triumph in the Midst of Tragedy: Kelly’s Story


  Today we are starting a new series titled "Finding Triumphs in the Midst of Tragedies."  As someone who has experienced a loss, I can tell you that it is often hard to find the "triumphs" when you are knee deep in a tragedy.  I am constantly reassured by Romans 8:28, however:  "And in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." … [ Keep reading… ]

World’s Best {Homemade} Chicken Nuggets

World's Best Chicken Nuggets

Once upon a time, we used to have the most amazing fast-food chicken restaurant in our mall.  But then one day, it vanished...never to be seen again.  Anytime we go out of town, I always make it my mission to find said restaurant.  It is sooooo good.  And they like to use cows to advertise, which I think is cute. Anyway, I saw this recipe for chicken nuggets on Pinterest a couple weeks ago.  I … [ Keep reading… ]

Books about Monsters

Hungry Monsters

Here are some of our favorite  not-so-scary books about monsters...   Hungry Monsters is a super-fun pop up book that teachers your child all about colors!  Written with a simple story line and bright colors, this book is sure to be a favorite! One Hungry Monster:  A Counting Book in Rhyme is one of our new favorite books.  Not only is it a perfect way to introduce numbers and … [ Keep reading… ]

Giveaway: Two Original Coordinating Paintings

bird painting

*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.  Check back every Monday for another great giveaway!*   The Mud Pie makers are excited to be part of an artistic giveaway this week!  These matching adorable 8X10 paintings will fit in a variety of rooms throughout your home.  Feel free to liven up any room with these bright and cheery paintings, or give them away as an unforgettable gift. The … [ Keep reading… ]

Never Forget!


It was just like any other ordinary Tuesday.  I was a senior in high school running late, as usual, to College Algebra.  I don't remember what was taught that day (probably something I didn't understand anyway), but right before the bell was getting ready to dismiss us from class, our principal came over the intercom informing everyone that 2 planes had just flown into the twin towers in New York … [ Keep reading… ]