Fun Unicorn Treats




Who doesn’t love some colourful treats for the kids or even yourself? These fun unicorn treats will be something that you can even make with your children or young members of your family.

Spend some time in the kitchen on a rainy day and make some memories with these easy to make treats.

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

Who doesn’t love Banana Bread? I love making up this banana bread recipe for my kids lunches. (without the nuts of course.) I also enjoy the smell of it baking in the oven.

If you are going somewhere and want to give the host something as a thank you.  A few loaves of banana bread is great for just that.

Check out this easy banana bread recipe for you and your family to enjoy.

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  • 4 ripe bananas. (You can use 3 but I find more increases the taste of the bananas.)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups of flour. (I use whole wheat at a ratio to 1:1 but you can use white.)
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • walnuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350oF.
  2. Mash bananas in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add sugar, eggs and oil. (Mix each ingredient in before adding the next one.)
  4. Sift dry ingredients together then slowly add to banana mixture. Mix each part together.
  5. Pour into a greased 5x9 pan (Add your walnuts at the top. I just sprinkle it in. Bake for 50 minutes or until you can put a fork in it and it comes out clean.
  6. I usually do muffins or mini loaves with this recipe and find within 20 minutes they are usually done.


These are the products that I used when I make this recipe.


Halloween Baking Fun Recipes

halloween baking

Halloween is one of my favourite holidays. We decorate up the outside and bake some snacks.

Pick your favourite recipes and have your children make them with you for some quality family time!

These are some Halloween Baking Fun recipes that your family may enjoy!



1. DIY Candycorn Marshmallows~ Bird’s Party Blog

2. Halloween Bark ~ Sweet Designs

3. Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats ~ Cincy

4. Frankenstein Pancakes ~ The Joys of Boys

5. Vampire Floats ~ Shaken Together

6. Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes ~ Pizzazzerie

Cake Mix Cookies ~ Printable Recipe




Great recipe for your child’s lunch or class! Stock up on cake mixes when they are $1 and then you have it on hand whenever you need to make a snack for the kid’s lunches or for a classroom party!

They are fast and easy to make!


 Cake Mix Cookies


Cake Mix Cookies
Cuisine: desert
Author: Canadian Basics
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children love these cookies! Fun to make and decorate!
  • 2 Eggs (if your box says 3 eggs go with that otherwise it will be too dry)
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • Cake Mix (I used White but you can use any kind. )
  • Icing and toppings (sprinkles, crushed candy cane, cinnamon hearts. Whatever you wish to use!)
  • Optional: nuts or chocolate chips (up to you if you want to spruce up the recipe by adding these)
  1. Pre-Heat oven to 350 oF
  2. In a bowl place eggs, cookie mix and oil
  3. Mix either by hand or with a beater until smooth
  4. Add any nuts or chocolate chips
  5. Mix again just until those optional ingredients are mixed through batter
  6. Drop batter onto the cookie sheet teaspoon size (not close to each other because they will expand)
  7. Cook for 10-12 mins (until edges look golden brown)
  8. Let cookies cool
  9. Decorate






10 Fall Activities For Kids #baking #crafts


Fall is coming, and it is coming up fast!

Fall is my favourite season. My husband and I got married in the fall.

I love the leaves turning, the cooler days and the smells of it!

I decided to make a Fall Bucket List with all the fun things I want to try with my kids!

Make Caramel Apples ~ Cooking Light

Make Apple Cloud Dough~ Growing Up Jeweled Rose

apple scented cloud dough activity

Make Maple Leaf Sugar Cookies ~ Happy Little Messes

Make Pumpkin Night Lights ~ Domestic Goddesque

Make an Apple Themed Sensory Box ~ Pink and Green Mama

Skull Treat Boxes ~ Martha Stewart

Ghost Lollipops ~ Passion for Parties

Monster Hands ~ Scrumdilly-doo

Canadian Basics


Stained Glass Fall Leaves ~ Mom on Time Out

Salt Art Pumpkins ~ Creatively Blooming

Fun Indoor Activities for Kids





Rainy days are never fun and a lot of time end up with at least one child saying, “I’m bored!”

The best way to solve that is have a few things to do for the day to keep the  children busy!

Here is a easy list of some ideas that you and your children can do together.




Rainy Day Activities:

  1. Indoor Camping ~ My siblings and I use to do this often indoors. We did it with chairs and sheets or using thumb tacs to hang up sheets on our walls. We use to cover one end of the livingroom to the other with sheets and placed our pillows down for comfort.  We would colour and eat under there. Even watch a movie while laying under there. You can also use an small dome tent if you have one. And set it up inside.

  2. Board Games ~ When I was a kid I loved playing Monopoly on a rainy day. Turn off all electric devices, get some drinks and snacks and play some board games! Fun for the whole family and memories that will last a lifetime! No board games in your home? Get a pen, paper and a hat. Write out words and put them in a hat (movies are also good) and play charades!

  3. Baking ~ Check to see what you have on hand and bake something with the kids. Take it a step further and have them help make supper. A great way to teach them what goes in to preparing a meal. It doesn’t have to be a fancy supper. Do something as simple as sloppy joes with cupcakes for desert!

  4. Movie Day~ Pick a few movies out and sit down with popcorn, snacks and drinks. Enjoy the movies together. (I love doing old 80s movie days)

  5. Have a Tea Party ~ Have each child bring their favourite doll or stuff animal. Make sandwiches & cookies. It doesn’t have to be tea, it can be milk in the tea cups.

  6. Colouring~ Sit down with some crayons and colour with the kids. Put the finished products on the fridge!  Check the Crayola website for free colouring pages you can print. CLICK HERE to go to the site page

  7. Treasure Hunt ~ Hide some objects around the house. (limit the amount of rooms to make it easier. ) Give the children a list of clues. Older they are the harder the clues.


What are some fun activities for your children to do on a rainy day?


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