Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread Recipe

Double chocolate Zucchini Bread

There is something about snow that makes me want to bake.

This Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread recipe was the result of just that. We were cooped up on a snowy morning so baking something delicious seemed appropriate. Since I had some shredded zucchini frozen from my garden last summer hanging out in my deep freeze I figured a zucchini bread would be perfect.

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I tweaked the original recipe to make it healthier for my crew.

If you’re curious, here are some swaps I made:

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Ball Toss Game: Learning to Add by 10s

ball toss game

Anybody remember The Bozo Show? I think I just dated myself…big time. But, that’s where this ball toss game idea originally came from.

My kids, ranging in age from 4-8, love this game on rainy or cold days. As they play, they are learning to count by 10s. Even my 4-year-old began to get the hang of it. Here’s what to do for this Ball Toss Game…

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How to Make a Fleece Knot Blanket

Tutorial on how to make knot blankets

Knot blankets are not a new thing.

However, making my own now is!

I have seen these cozy, fleecy, want-to-curl-up-with blankets around pretty much all my life. I had never looked at them closely until a friend of mine told me she was making some for her boys for Christmas.

I totally ripped off her idea (thanks, Jen!) and decided to do the same thing for my little people. I loved the idea of my three year old picking out her own fabric and having something homemade from mom to cuddle with. While our trip to Joann’s Fabrics didn’t quite go as I had envisioned (seriously, read the story if you want a laugh) we did come home with some yummy fleece fabric for me to make some blankets.

To give you an idea of how easy these are, I made both in one night.

No sewing. No tricks. They really are quite easy.

I also think they make wonderful gifts and plan to give more away in the future.

Want to see how easy it is to make your own tie-knot blanket? 

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