Saturday Sparks — Easter Ideas

Easter weekend is just a week away, and if you’re looking for some great holiday decorating, crafting or kid-friendly gift ideas, have I got a few fun suggestions for Small Talk Mama readers. Today’s inspiration is a hodge-podge of all things Easter that just promises to ignite that creative spark in you. Hoppy Easter!


Strike Up Summer with Free Bowling for Kids

So you probably already know that last week was Spring Break here and we played host to my sister and two thirteen-year-old girls from Oklahoma. The trip was meant to be an inexpensive change-of-scenery trek, so we tried to keep ourselves busy doing fun little activities about town. One afternoon, we decided to hit the local bowling lanes for a few hours, which was my four-year-old son’s first foray into the sport. Of course foot stomping, tears and frustration followed, but when the bumpers finally went up he was a happy guy (thank you bowling alley guy who saw the tears,… Continue reading »


My Saltine Packin’ Sister’s Spicy Ranch Crackers

  My sister came bearing these utterly yummy and completely addictive seasoned crackers when she arrived at our doorstep last week; and after consuming her two bags (okay, I had some help) and making three additional batches, I just had to share this super-easy recipe with all of you.


Saturday Sparks — Inspiring Your Spring

Spring has finally arrived here in the Midwest, in truth and deed. The birds are singing, the forsythia is blooming and buds are popping out all over the trees. Since today is the first full day of Spring, I thought it fitting to share a bit of decorating inspiration related to the occasion. Last year I did a whole post about Spring mantels; unfortunately it didn’t make it through the crash, so you will see a few repeats if you were a reader at that time. If you weren’t, then it’s your lucky day. Enjoy the inspiration, and as always… Continue reading »


Just in Time for St. Patty’s Day Wreath

Spring Break is winding down here at the Quarter-Acre Wood and this week has been filled with lots of goings-on that I can’t wait to share with all of you. I’m way behind on my latest events and accomplishments, because my sister, great niece and one of my niece’s friends arrived Sunday to do Spring Break Kansas City style and we have been going ever since. So first, let me back up to St. Patrick’s Day, yes I know it came and went. . . three days ago, but I so want to show you my new little craft project perfect for the greenest of days…. Continue reading »


Zapping Plaque and Cavities with the Natural Dentist + Giveaway

  As a mom, I’m always looking for ways to keep my little guy safe and healthy, and if it’s easy and affordable, all the better. So I have to tell you that I was so excited to receive the Natural Dentist’s children’s line of products on our front porch last week. With three great products to choose from, we’ve found a favorite and you also can give it a go by participating in the giveaway at the bottom of this post. Our four year old’s favorite thing is NOT brushing his teeth, but give the kid a cute toothbrush and… Continue reading »

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