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PYO Peaches in Central MA!

PYO Peaches in Central MA! I somehow manage to miss peach picking season every year. I theorize it’s because prime harvest time is right after blueberry season and right before apple picking season, and well, that’s just a lot of time picking. Don’t know where to go? Here is a...
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Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe

Easy Blueberry Muffin Recipe. It’s blueberry PYO Season, that means it’s time to make a fresh batch of blueberry muffins. We always make more for the freezer this time of year. You can find this recipe courtesy of InspiredTaste.Net Quick and Easy Blueberry Muffins PREP 10mins-COOK 20mins-TOTAL 30mins This easy...
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Corn on the Cob with a Twist!

Corn on the Cob with a twist! I LOVE corn on the cob, and I especially love grilling it. But I never ventured beyond the butter, salt and pepper– oh the places we’ll go! Check out these inventive corn on the cob recipes that look easy and delicious! Cuban-Spiced Corn...
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Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House

Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House. Welcome to the neighborhood. Fairy Houses are the latest craze in connecting kids with nature, and they are super fun and totally cute! Building Fairy Houses are simple and require only natural supplies and big imaginations! And of course, you have to believe...
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6 Pool Safety Tips

6 Pool Safety Tips Since it’s going to be 80 degrees for two days in a row this week, I feel it’s safe to start talking summer stuff. I still have not put away my long North Face jacket (because, nighttime Little League), but that’s another story. With summer comes...
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YUM! 5 No-Bake Chilled Pie Recipes for Summer!

Summer is no time to slave over a hot oven, but it *IS* time to eat a bunch of delicious chilled desserts! Check out these no-bake beauties! Easy Grasshopper Pie (no alcohol!) Recipe from snackworks.com. This no-bake, super easy recipe is quick and absolutely delicious on a hot summer night...
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Our Favorite “Dad” Books to Read with the Kids!

Give the gift of reading this Father’s Day! Our favorite “dad” books to read with the kids! Bedtime books are such a special time of the day for child-parent bonding. With Father’s Day coming up, we’ve created a list for you of our favorite “Dad” books that would make great...
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New England’s Best Lobster Joints

New England’s Best Lobster Joints. Whether your traveling around New England this summer, or staying close to home, you’re bound to have at least one of these lobster shacks chosen by Connecticut-based travel writer Mike Urban, author of the book Lobster Shacks: A Road-Trip Guide to New England’s Best Lobster...
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DIY Edible Sprinkles Ice Cream Bowls!

DIY Edible Sprinkles Ice Cream Bowls! Deliciousness x 1000! Check out these DIY ice cream bowls that any kid will love! Recipe Information Makes 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 5 mins Ingredients 4 small balloons 3 cups chocolate or white chocolate melts 1 cup rainbow sprinkles Directions...
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15 End-of-year teacher gift ideas!

15 End-of-year teacher gift ideas! As a teacher, I should have a good idea about what my child’s teachers would like for teacher appreciation, end of the year, holiday gifts. And yet, this is probably the exact reason that it actually makes gifting to teachers so intimidating. I conducted a...
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DIY Teacher Gift, so cute!

DIY Teacher Gift, so cute! Whether it be Teacher Appreciation Week or end-of-school gifts, teachers deserve to know we care! Here’s a great, useful and delicious gift any teacher would love! My sister is a craft phenom. She makes amazing gifts, holiday decor and her kids birthday parties are off...
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Top 5 reasons to take your kids to the library

Top 5 reasons to take your kids to the library. Spoiler: It’s not just the books!. If you haven’t visited your local library lately, you may not realize what a tremendous wealth of resources they have to offer. Here are my top five favorites: #1 The Toys Kids love toys...
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Earth Day Handprint Craft

Here’s a cute Earth Day handprint craft for your kids to make! It’s their hand prints holding the Earth in a heart shape. Teach them that they hold the power to keep Earth clean and healthy! Earth Day Handprint Craft Materials: White, tan, or brown paper Scissors Blue and green...
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Gingerbread Houses for Year Round Crafting Fun

My daughter loves doing gingerbread houses at Christmas with her grandmother. It’s become a really nice tradition for them to do together. This year, Grammy extended the fun with a pop tart house Valentine inspired house. (A Love House? A Valentine Home? Still working on a name). This led me...
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St. Patrick’s Day Desserts! It *is* easy being green.

If you’re not ready to color tonight’s dinner green, save the emerald edibles for dessert! Here are a few ideas for some lucky post-mealtime treats. St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Whether it’s green candied popcorn or popcorn with candy in it, you can’t go wrong with these two colorful options. Recipe...
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Craft & A Book: Valentine’s Day

Craft & A Book: Valentine’s Day There’s nothing better than snuggling up with a good book on a cold, wintery day – except maybe enjoying an easy craft with the kids. This craft is perfect for elementary aged kids or preschoolers with some extra help. Plus, we have the perfect...
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