Indoor Activities for kids (Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at Home)

Indoor Activities for kids (Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at Home)

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The time is upon us!  Winter boredom is bound to settle in!!  Even if you don’t fully get winter like we do here in Pittsburgh, the winter months are sure to bring some indoor days.  Between sick kids (or mommas!) and bad weather, sometimes we are stuck indoors.  Dress up can only go so far and once we’ve created our summer bucket list, its time to figure out how to beat winter boredom!  Here are a few of my favorite indoor activities for kids!

Indoor Activities for kids

Game Time!

Games can be a really fun way to get your family away from the electronics and bonding together.  They usually only require a few household items that you should have on-hand.  What I like about creating fun and different games is that it keeps everyone active!  This list from Today’s Parent has a great amount of ideas for fun games to do indoors!

20 Fun Indoor Games from Today’s Parent

Get Artistic!

My girls love to do crafts and create.  Sometimes I let them just go crazy with all of the glitter and glue that their little hearts could desire.  But, other times I want to keep the mess contained and the Crayola Color Wonder Magic Light brush is awesome because it is All Magic.  No Mess.  Amen to that!  This mess free painting is great because the colors only appear on Color Wonder special paper.  It won’t color on skin, fabric, or furniture.  My girls are notorious for having marker stained hands, so of course I love that this toy can be used when they have nicer clothes on!

My girls loved that the brush magically lights up to match the chosen color of paint.  It even let us have a rare moment of artistic collaboration between the two of them.

Recommended for ages 3+.

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Have a bath party!

My girls spend the time from September through May asking when we can go to the pool.  Unless we are heading on vacation, a bath party usually does the trick.  I let them put on their bathing suits and use the big bathtub with all of their toys.  Top 5 Preschool Activities to do at home from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // indoor activities for kids // indoor activities for toddlers // indoor activities at home // indoor crafts for kids // indoor games for kids // indoor winter activities for kids // easy indoor activities for kids // indoor activities for preschoolers

Have an indoor picnic!

This tip was given to me by one of the mentor moms in our MOPS group.  When the weather outside won’t let you go outside for a picnic, pop right down in your living room.  Put out a blanket, some paper plates and let everyone eat off of the floor.  It might lead to a few extra crumbs, but the novelty of eating a picnic inside should entertain for awhile.

Get the kids moving!

A little movement is good!  Of course you can’t bring the playground inside during the winter months, but sometimes a little yoga or light exercise for kids is a great way to keep everyone in a good mood!  I loved this video I found on YouTube for kids yoga routines!
Kids Yoga

How do you keep your little ones entertained during the winter months?

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Foodie Gift Guide (Top 10 Gifts for Foodies)

Foodie Gift Guide
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Foodie gift guide – here it is!  Alright foodies we’ve got you covered!  We covered the mamas and then our guys, but I know for me, food is ALWAYS on my mind.  And I love new kitchen gadgets!  A lot of these things are items I would never buy for myself.  So, if you know a foodie, likely these items are on their wish lists, BUT they likely won’t be buying these things for themselves.

Without further adieu, presenting my Top 10 Gifts for Foodies!

click on each picture or the link below to check out the item!

These are a few of my favorite thiiiiiiiiiings 

and the rest are on my wish list!

If I didn’t love tea, I’d still buy this because its soooooo pretty!!!!
Martha Stewart Collection Heirloom Copper Tea Kettle

All-Clad Gourmet Accessories Pasta Pot, 6-Qt.

I have a spiralizer and I love it!!!  I use it for zoodles on the regular!
OXO Spiralizer

I got one of these last year and its super convenient for making soup and I’ve even used Cuisinart Smartstick 2 Speed Immersion Hand Blender

Bottom line – I just need new knives
Cuisinart Triple Rivet 15-Piece Cutlery Block Set

Copper Oil + Vinegar Set

Himalayan Salt with Grater 

obsessed!!! I don’t know if I like the color or the mason jar more!
Mason Jar Measuring Cups

USA and State Serving Boards

I am LOVING avocados on the daily Avocado Huggers – Set of 2 

Ellembee Home State Tea Towel

John Boos 20-Inch x 15-Inch Reversible Cutting Board

Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box

Macaron Kit

Heart & Hand has hit Target!  I want it all but love these!

Hearth & Hand With Magnolia Measuring Cup

OK foodies what did I miss??? What’s on your foodie Christmas list?

Berry Breakfast Bars {Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Breakfast}

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Easy, Healthy, and Not as Hard as You Might Think!

Berry Breakfast Bars are one of my favorite easy, home-made breakfast recipes.   My usual go-to is quinoa mason jars, or something easy like overnight oats.   But sometimes I get a little bit fancy and make a homemade bar.

You may be thinking that these are probably super time-consuming and hard to make.  They are SUPER easy!  They are a tad crumbly but so delicious!  I love that they can be served warm or cold.  Berry Breakfast bars from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // gluten free breakfast // vegan breakfast // healthy breakfast ideas // healthy breakfast recipes // vegan breakfast recipes // healthy bar recipe // low sugar bar recipe // clean eating breakfast recipes // what is clean eating // clean eating recipes for breakfast

Add in a little yogurt for an even heartier breakfast!

I love that this bar recipe is completely versatile.  You could eat them straight up as a bar (although I warn, they are crumbly!), or you could create a healthy breakfast parfait!  Try them warm with a little bit of greek yogurt on top.  To keep the recipe dairy free, opt for coconut or non-dairy yogurt.  Two of my favorite non-dairy yogurts are Silk almond yogurt and So Delicious coconut yogurt.  Berry Breakfast bars from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // gluten free breakfast // vegan breakfast // healthy breakfast ideas // healthy breakfast recipes // vegan breakfast recipes // healthy bar recipe // low sugar bar recipe // clean eating breakfast recipes // what is clean eating // clean eating recipes for breakfast

Doubles as a dessert!

The amazing thing about these bars is that they could EASILY double as a healthy dessert.  Perfect for summer picnics, you could scoop this warm out of the oven and top with some vanilla frozen yogurt, or even some Halo Top!  Cool vanilla bean over warm and gooey berries sounds pretty amazing to me!Berry Breakfast bars from Pennsylvania blogger Lyndsey of mommafitlyndsey.com // gluten free breakfast // vegan breakfast // healthy breakfast ideas // healthy breakfast recipes // vegan breakfast recipes // healthy bar recipe // low sugar bar recipe // clean eating breakfast recipes // what is clean eating // clean eating recipes for breakfast

Kid-Friendly!

Hallelujah these are also kid-friendly!!!  As long as your kids are berry lovers (unfortunately mine are not) and don’t have nut allergies, these berry breakfast bars are perfect for them as well!

OK friends so you know I’m a breakfast lover, and its obvious that I’m a fan of sweets.  What are your favorite things to eat for breakfast?  Do you tend to eat savory or sweet in the morning?

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Berry Breakfast Bars {Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free Breakfast}
Course Breakfast
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Bar Layer
Berry Layer
Course Breakfast
Servings
bars
Ingredients
Bar Layer
Berry Layer
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8X8 pan with coconut oil. Line with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together berries, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Set aside
  3. In a food processor, pulse oats, almond butter, coconut oil, coconut sugar, baking soda, vanilla extract, and salt until mealy (not a fine flour). Measure out 2/3 of the oat mixture and press into the bottom of the 8X8 pan.
  4. Drain berries of excess liquid and toss with cornstarch. Gently press berries into the oat bar and top with remaining oat mixture.
  5. Bake 40-45 minutes until golden brown. Allow to cool and cut into bars
Recipe Notes

store in the refrigerator.

recipe inspired by Thug Kitchen's Strawberry oat bars

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Top 10 Guys Gifts Christmas 2017

Top 10 Guys Gifts Christmas 2017

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If your guy is anything like mine, what he really wants for Christmas is cool tech gadgets, outdoor adventuring gear and fitness equipment, but what he really needs are some new clothes.  Luckily, I’ve got you covered on all ends with a few of these items that should make for a pretty decent start for our guys!

Let’s start with clothes

Comfy clothes and outerwear are always a big hit.  My guy is a huge fan of Under Armor and I’m loving these comfy picks from Under Armour, Ugg and Asos.

And if that’s too much work, just hire someone else to style your guy!  There literally is nothing easier and when you have a professional opinion you generally can’t go wrong.

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On to tech!

If your guy tends to be rough on his phone, this indestructible case should do the trick!

Yomole Indestructible Phone Case
OK, so maybe its just me who thinks an Amazon dot would be super cool, but getting one for my guy works too right?

Amazon Dot
Now he’s never gonna miss your text, even when he’s out and about.  Again, I think I kind of need this for myself, but I digress.

Nite Ize – HandleBand – Cell Phone Handlebar Mount 

This is a HUGE wish list item for my hubby!  We were at the beach this summer and saw this cooler.  Its a bit of an investment, but if your family does a lot of camping or is on the go, its worth the investment.

YETI Hopper TWO Portable Cooler

GPS to map routes and a heart rate monitor with no chest strap – score!

Fitbit Blaze Smart Fitness Watch

OK ladies, we’ve got the guys covered, now you need to head back on to the ladies gift guide and forward this over to your dudes.  We know they need the help right?? OK, so tell me, what are your guys asking for??  Or are you totally stumped on what to get them?

Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
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What about sugar?

Our sugar detox kicks off today so its rather ironic that I’m posting a recipe for muffins.  When I think muffins, I think huge, delicious, and full of sugar.  BUT these muffins have no refined sugar and are both gluten-free and vegan.  Too good to be true?  Nope!

You could say they are the best healthy pumpkin muffins EVER.  Because anything with chocolate is delicious, am I right?  The key to these pumpkins is sweetening them with raw, plant-based ingredients like raw honey.

I added in just a bit of chocolate sweetness using Enjoy Life Brand, which are delicious dairy and soy free chocolate chips (don’t knock it til you’ve tried it!)  I am almost always a sweet breakfast eater, so if I’m not munching on a quinoa bowl or this yummy granola recipe, I’m going to be grabbing one of these muffins!  Also!!  These muffins are KID-FRIENDLY!  My daughters loved them.  I’m even thinking you could do a hidden-veggie in these muffins and totally fake out your kids.  Mixing in some pureed carrot in place of the pumpkin would be a great way to get some veggies in your little ones!Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffins // best healthy pumpkin muffin recipe // homemade pumpkin muffin recipes // healthy breakfast ideas // healthy fall breakfast recipes // 21 day fix approved pumpkin recipe // 21 day fix approved pumpkin muffin // gluten free pumpkin muffin // healthy pumpkin muffin recipe // vegan pumpkin muffins // homemade pumpkin muffins recipe

Don’t forget to do this!

I forgot to spray my baking cups!  I think spraying these lightly with some coconut oil would have had them coming out of their baking cups a little easier.  That didn’t stop my girls from licking the muffin out of the cups though.  Yep, they are that good!

So I’m curious, are you still on the pumpkin train?  And are you more of a savory or sweet kind of a breakfast eater?

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Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffins
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Course Breakfast
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Best Healthy Pumpkin Muffin // best healthy pumpkin muffin recipe // homemade pumpkin muffin recipes // healthy breakfast ideas // healthy fall breakfast recipes // 21 day fix approved pumpkin recipe // 21 day fix approved pumpkin muffin // gluten free pumpkin muffin // healthy pumpkin muffin recipe // vegan pumpkin muffins // homemade pumpkin muffins recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray muffin liners with coconut oil and place into muffin tray. Combine dry ingredients and mix well. Separately, mix together the pumpkin, coconut oil, maple syrup, and eggs until well incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips. In parts, add in dry ingredients until just moistened. Using an ice cream scoop, fill muffin cups 3/4 way full. Bake for 15-25 minutes (depending on your pan and oven) until the center of the muffin is lightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
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