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Waffle Pizzas

Did you know you could make pizzas using a waffle iron? Purchase or make your favorite pizza dough, assemble your favorite toppings and plug in your waffle iron. This is … Continue reading

February 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Valentine’s Day Lunch Ideas

Surprise your child with one of these lovable Valentine’s Day ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Short on time? Invite the kids to help. They can even make their own … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Minion Valentine

Who doesn’t love the cute little Minions from Despicable Me? Here’s a Valentine idea suitable for girls and boys of all ages. Materials: Milano-brand cookies Powdered sugar Milk Blue food … Continue reading

February 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Your Own Snowmen

This activity is perfect for  vacation days in December. Spread a blanket outside and give the kids their own bank of “snow.” Materials: One 16 oz. box of cornstarch 1 … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

Christmas Wish List Ornament

Here’s a cute way to capture a moment in time. Your child’s Christmas Wish List in his own handwriting is a priceless keepsake. Make one this year, and next year, … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wrapped Signature Ornament

Capture your child’s signature and make it into an ornament to hang for years to come.     Here’s a craft for the older kids. Have them use their very … Continue reading

December 9, 2013 · 1 Comment

Handprint Snowmen

Make fun memories with this simple, festive craft project you and the kids will enjoy. Take a little paint, a blue ornament, some markers and ta-dah! You’ve made a handprint-snowmen ornament. … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Advent Calendar Ideas

As the kids eagerly anticipate Christmas, make counting down the days a fun event for whole family. Hang an Ornament Each Day We have a little wooden advent calendar with … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Christmas Countdown

Here’s a simple way to help the kids count down the days until Christmas. It took us just moments to make, using materials we had on hand at home.   … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Invite a Turkey to Dinner

Encourage the kids to play with their food this Thanksgiving. Using pumpkins, gourds and some simple craft materials you can make your own turkeys to hold your table’s name cards. … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Operation Christmas Child – a Shoebox of Love

If you’re looking for a way to pay it forward, consider participating in Operation Christmas Child. The program sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to needy children all over the world. … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Father’s Day Back Rub T-shirt

A Father’s Day gift involving back rubs, toy cars and his kids? What’s not to love? Here’s a practical, homemade gift for Dad that involves back rubs and toys cars. … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Sweet Graduation Treats, Two Ways

Two Sweet Graduation Treats It’s that time of year – and here’s a sweet way to say “congratulations” to the graduate! Brownie-Pop Graduation Caps  Materials: 1 box of brownie mix … Continue reading

May 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our “15 Seconds” in Honolulu Family Magazine

Check out the kids making popsicles in the Summer, 2013 issue of Honolulu Family Magazine. This “Cool Pops” photo shoot was a ton of fun! We are already working on something … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Isabella’s Classmates Tour the Garden

Each of the 1st and 2nd grade classrooms from Mid Pacific Institute came to tour the garden as part of their unit on botany. They had an hour to identify … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Selling our Plants at the Farmer’s Market

This weekend we joined the Littlest Co-op at the Ala Moana Farmer’s Market. The Littlest Co-op is a group of children who sell home-grown plants and learn about business.  In … Continue reading

May 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our Favorite Baba Ghanoush and Pesto Recipes

We served these two dishes when the 1st and 2nd graders came to visit. We wanted to show them what we were currently making from the plants in our garden. … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Teacher Appreciation Gift – Breakfast In Bed

Teacher Appreciation Day is coming up – are you ready? This granola has become a favorite with some of the teachers at my kids’ school. We thought we’d dress it … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Aucello’s Famous Lilikoi Lemon Bars

  At least once a year, the lilikoi vines all over our garden flower and fruit, leaving us with hundred of lilikoi, or passion fruit. We eat them for breakfast, … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

A Sunflower House

When Isabella was in preschool, we read a book called Sunflower House by Eve Bunting. It told of sunflower seeds being sown in a big circle to create a “room” … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

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