Posts made in August, 2012

Make Cleaning Fun For Kids With A Simple DIY Chore Chart

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Do It Yourself, For Moms, Fun for Kids, Home Decor | 40 comments

Make Cleaning Fun For Kids With A Simple DIY Chore Chart

I think every mother feels major frustration when it comes to keeping their home clean with little ones running around.  By the time you have one thing cleaned up, your children have created another  mess.  It is the ultimate battle, but here is my solution.  Make a kid’s chore chart that gets them excited to help so they can become a part of the solution instead of part of the frustration! Every Monday is chore day at our house.  I devote the entire day to doing the week’s laundry, cleaning, organizing, and straightening up.  Since my kids have been able to walk and get...

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The Best Salsa Recipe And A Delicious Use For Garden Tomatoes

Posted by on Aug 18, 2012 in Food, Garden, Summer Projects | 0 comments

The Best Salsa Recipe And A Delicious Use For Garden Tomatoes

If you grow tomatoes in your garden, there is nothing more rewarding than canning them into delicious canned goods that your family can enjoy all year long!  This is my absolute favorite use for my garden tomatoes and our family’s favorite sweet and spicy salsa recipe.  This is a salsa recipe that is sweet but packs a slight kick and is a favorite of everyone who tries it! When my brother was in collage his girlfriend (and now his lovely wife)  used to have this in her dorm room anytime I visited – she would serve it as a late night snack.  She said that her mom always made...

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12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Fun for Kids, Summer Projects | 2 comments

12 Activities To Keep Kids Busy At Home Using Things That You Already Have

Being home with the kids every day has really challenged my creativity when it comes to keeping them occupied in a constructive way.  We are always trying to find ways to spend out time at home together that is interesting to my preschool ages kids and that doesn’t cost any money.  Here are 12 simple ideas. I love being home with the kids and one of the first things that I learned as a stay at home mom was that I needed to keep my kids busy.  Busy kids are happy kids and that makes me happy too.  In an effort to avoid the television and help the kids get excited about our summer...

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What I Wore Wednesday – From Boots To Heels

Posted by on Aug 15, 2012 in Clothes, For Moms, Hair Help | 7 comments

What I Wore Wednesday – From Boots To Heels

From comfy sweatshirts, hats and cowboy boots to heels blouses and earrings I am certainly getting used to taking a little extra time to put myself together before I head out the door.  This weeks outfits couldn’t be on much different ends of the spectrum, but it’s all about what woks for you and your life, right? Get the low down on why I am including What I Wore Wednesday posts here, but the main reason is to motivate myself to put in a little extra effort each and every day.  What I wore Wednesday is a way for Mom’s to share outfits and get inspired to get dressed even if...

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Happy First Birthday A Spotted Pony – 15 Favorite Posts

Posted by on Aug 14, 2012 in Do It Yourself, Food, Fun for Kids, Hair Help, Home Decor | 0 comments

Happy First Birthday A Spotted Pony – 15 Favorite Posts

One year has passed and 185 posts later I have fallen in love with writing and creating this little blog.  Each and every post is carefully planned out, photographed and written with love and I am so excited to see what the next year brings!  Here are my 10 most popular posts from A Spotted Pony over the last year and 5 of my personal favorite posts. It is hard to believe that an entire year has passed since I timidly made my first blog post and began A Spotted Pony!  Here are my most popular posts from the last year in order.  I am overwhelmed by your wonderful comments and by the many...

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