Blueberry Crisp

In Michelle's home, Friday is baking day and it is incorporated into their school day. This Friday, Pixie wanted to make Blueberry Crisp. Blueberries are Pixie's all-time favorite... well, maybe strawberries... actually, it's probably a tie! Anyway, Friday was baking day, and Pixie wanted to come to Gammy's house to bake. Whenever I cook with wee ones, I always like to use my prettiest bowls and spoons just to make the experience extra special. Here is the recipe we used, with plenty of topping, of course!



  • 4 cups fresh of frozen berries (if using frozen, make sure they are completely thawed and well drained)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2/3 cup flour (can substitute a gluten-free flour)
  • 1 1/2 cups oats (regular or quick cook)

When cooking with children, I always like to have all my ingredients and supplies on hand before I begin.

Evenly spread blueberries in your baking dish. We used a deep-dish 10" pie plate.

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Meet Our Sponsors :: September 2014

We would like to take a moment to introduce you all to our awesome sponsors. We invite you to spend a little time this morning and stop by each of their sites, if you haven't had a chance to already. They each offer wonderful products that we know you will enjoy.



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Autumn Cinnamon Ornaments

Scents play a huge role in our seasonal celebrations. We love the smell of lilacs in spring, roses in summer, evergreens in winter, and spicy cinnamon in autumn. No autumn is complete without making a new batch of Autumn Cinnamon Ornaments to add to the delicious aroma of baked apples and pumpkin pies! Below is the recipe we like to use. Next week I will share some ideas of how to use your Autumn Cinnamon Ornaments.   

Recipe for Cinnamon Ornaments :: Makes 12 - 15 ornaments


  • 1 cup ground cinnamon 
  • 3/4 cup applesauce (smooth NOT chunky)
  • optional - a few drops essential oils for more aroma
  • autumn cookie cutters 
  • straw
  • waxed paper or plastic wrap
  • rolling pin

Gather your supplies.

I just bought these Wilton Cookie Cutters. Perfect for autumn!

Mix your applesauce, ground cinnamon and essential oils together. Note: I about an 1/8 a cup short of ground cinnamon. I added some ground allspice, nutmeg and ginger to make my 1 cup. Smells wonderful! If the dough...Read more

Harvest Time Second Edition

Harvest Time Second Edition
Harvest Time is a 12 week long, literature based, hands-on curriculum that has been designed to be used with 4-6 year old children as a gentle introduction to their school years. This seasonal based unit includes literature, social studies, art appreciation, crafts, and science. It is the first term of a 3 term schedule that focuses on the rhythm of the seasons with a special emphasis on holidays and nature. To complete your 36 week school year,…


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Autumn Candlesticks

Back from our week's little break. Did I get everything done I wanted to? Ha! Did I rest? Ha! Did I have a wonderful time? Absolutely! So, I didn't finish organizing the craft room. And, I didn't finish the baby's stroller blanket. And, I didn't get time in the garden. As a matter of fact, I find myself sitting here now wondering where did the time go? But, no worries. There's always tomorrow, right? And, although I did have a wonderful time with family and even managed to see a few friends, I really missed you guys. I'd see something on Pinterest and think, I have got to share this! Then, I'd tell myself, No... you're on a break so break! Anyway, we're back, and all excited to jump into autumn with both feet! 

I did manage to start and finish one project I have been wanting to do. I got these awesome unpainted wood candlesticks from Casey's Wood Products. I also got some of their brass plated inserts. Then, I just pulled out my acrylic paints and got busy. It only took me a couple...Read more

Harvest Pumpkin Coloring Page

Michelle and I are taking a week off for some rest and relaxation. We are looking forward to some unhurried time with family and friends, and a chance to prepare our homes, gardens and hearts for the coming fall. Autumn is our favorite time of year, and in many respects, our busiest time of year. We get back into our school-year routines and make plans for the coming year. When we return, Tuesday, September 2, we will have our Autumn rhythm well established and will be ready to share the beauty of the season with all of you.

In the meantime, here is a new coloring page to "kick off" the season! Based on our Harvest Pumpkin Applique Block which can be found HERE, we hope this Harvest Pumpkin Coloring Page adds to the joy of the season.  


Whether your wee ones (or you... I love our coloring pages) use watercolors, crayons, pencils or markers, it is sure to find a place in your autumn celebrations. The Harvest Pumpkin Coloring Page can be found HERE

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