Trick-Or-Treat With Us + Sensory Activity

This was Caleb’s first time trick-or-treating. Even though he was walking last year, I just had him stay with me and pass out candy. This year was quite the adventure for him though! When he went to his first two houses, he was quite skeptical. But by the time he hit his third house, he had figured out what was going on and loved it! Running around going “More houses, more candy!” By the end of the night, he was running from house to house dragging Robb. Check out this video for more fun:

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The Teal Pumpkin Project®

We are a teal pumpkin family. The Teal Pumpkin Project is about “raising awareness of food allergies through the addition of non-food trinkets and toys to your treats, making Halloween safer and more inclusive for all trick or treaters.” We’re fortunate that none of us, Caleb included, have any known allergies at this time. But several of Caleb’s friends have allergies or intolerances toward certain foods. We became a teal pumpkin family even before Caleb was born. I love Halloween but dreaded the thought of my future child having all that sugary candy. In looking for alternatives, I stumbled upon…

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Hurricane Dorian Hits Home

In ranking extreme weather that impacts us here on the Carolina Coast, hurricanes fall slightly under tornadoes. For me, it’s the unpredictable nature of tornadoes that scares me. Your neighbors house could be destroyed while you escape with no damage. Hurricanes, on the other hand, are a little more predictable. Usually you can determine the strength and the path with a slight margin of error. Hurricanes you can try to evacuate because you usually have advanced notice. We see a lot of hurricanes around here. While I haven’t evacuated before (and I’ve only stayed in a shelter once), that doesn’t…

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Banana Nut Muffins with Spelt Flour

Breakfast is a hard meal for me. I love to eat breakfast but somewhere overtime, I found myself in a rut of going out for fast food every morning. Not only is that extremely taxing on the wallet, but it is taxing on your health as well. But by creating recipes that I could prep the night, or even the week, before, this allows me to have something that I can quickly grab for my crying, hungry toddler (and myself). These muffins aren’t going to be like the almost sickly-sweet ones that you find in a lot of places (but…

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Preparing Poblano Peppers for the Freezer

It’s been a bad year for peppers at the homestead. Our shishito peppers produced well, though the plant never grew very big and we weren’t quite sure what to do with the peppers. The fruit of our bell pepper plants couldn’t survive the onslaught of a toddler who discovered he enjoyed the taste of fresh peppers. Our jalapeno plant (and this one hurts my little green thumb the most) broke at the main stem just as it started flourishing. Like I said, it’s been a bad year for peppers. Unless you are a poblano. Our poblano plant, which I started…

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