Cute Puppet Printables from Spring Time Treats


Spring Time Treats shares her cute stick people puppet printables for free!  Most of the printables are also in b&w if you have a kid that likes to color!  My son will love the Space Robots set. Make the puppets magnetic to play with on a metal cookie sheet. 

Browse Spring Time Treats to see lots of cute stick people and check out her Etsy shop too!

Printable Hidden Pictures Puzzles


You can play or print fun hidden pictures puzzles from Highlights Kids.  I'm adding some to my kids' Mazes and Mad Libs folders.

Mom, What's for Dinner?

 Our Best Bites • Tuna Noodle Casserole 
I didn't have any celery, mushrooms or dill and it was still delicious!  I mixed in peas for our veggie nutrition!

Real Mom Kitchen • Pineapple-Glazed Meatballs
I served this without rice and had sides of The Pioneer Woman's Mac and Cheese and tossed salad.

PBS Nature: Raccoon Nation Review


NATURE is a PBS program that's celebrating it's 30th season so chances are you've probably watched Nature at least a few times.  Nature is fascinating and very educational and in an hour you can learn quite a bit!




NATURE: Raccoon Nation was released in March.  It follows a new raccoon family with GPS tracking and high-definition cameras.  Raccoons are omnivorous just like us and they adapt well so they're having no problems fitting into city life.  I was amazed to see a raccoon open a door and a tent.  Their smarts are making life easier for them but more difficult for the areas they're calling home.  There's segments that show what raccoons are up to in parts of North America, Japan, Germany and Canada (Toronto is the raccoon capital of the world)-- eye-opening and a little frightening.  I really enjoyed Raccoon Nation and have a new perspective on the raccoon species.   

My whole family agrees that PBS Nature documentaries are cool and it's screen time I have no problem with! 

More animal titles we like-- NATURE: Kangaroo Mob, NATURE: My Life as a Turkey, NATURE: The Animal House, NATURE: Fortress of the Bears

Nature documentary DVDs make great gifts and are available to purchase at shopPBS.org.

Stay 'tuned' for a Raccoon Nation giveaway with more than one winner!! ☺

* Product was provided for this review.  This post was written by me and these are my honest opinions.

Easter Paper Dolls


  Jill from Sandy Toes & Popsicles has the cutest 'PEEP'er Dolls to print for free!  There are 16 outfits to dress your PEEPS in (Mickey and Minnie included) so they can be the coolest marshmallow bunnies around!  *image from Sandy Toes & Popsicles

  Tricia-Rennea has an exclusive set of free printable paper dolls that she shares on Tip Junkie. She's added more to the set since I posted about her Thanksgiving and Halloween dolls.  The Easter Collection has pretty dresses for Laurie, Leslie and Lisha!  You can find all the paper doll links on Tricia-Rennea's blog.

  Sarah Jane sells paper dolls in her etsy shop but her little Easter Paper Dolls set is free! The ducks are darling!

  Danielle's Place has a simple Easter Bunny Paper Doll with 4 outfits.