When my Cusinart Keurig machine broke last month I was an unhappy camper, but losing power for a couple days during a Vermont winter has a way of putting things in perspective. This morning the light turned on and that meant an easy cup of joe - made by flipping the switch of my...
This morning mist blanketed the forest that borders our backyard. A flock of geese flew overhead on their journey southward, and as I wrapped a blanket around my shoulders and stepped outside I was treated to a vibrant display of reds, oranges and yellows. It was a perfect Autumn...
The munchkin is doing better these days but his encounter with the flu earlier this month isn't 100% gone. His health is one of the reasons I haven't posted much - he hasn't been up to more than a few laid back activities. But we've still done some things that I wanted to share.
We have exciting news around here: we bought a house! Moving day is tomorrow and we'll be back to our regular posting schedule as soon as internet access is restored. There's lots of Halloween goodness, art projects, recipes and giveaways coming up. :)
For a few years I wrote a blog called Baking and Books and in 2009 I published this maple scones recipe as part of a post about Vermont. That entry was taken down with the intention of moving it here, but I never got around to it until now. Thanks to everyone who has emailed me...
The other day we discovered a horde of aphids infesting our purple basil and pansy plants. But we saved our garden by combating these pesky bugs with an organic arsenal of homemade anti-aphid spray and a ladybug army. 1,500 ladybugs, to be exact.
A couple weeks ago Apartment Therapy wrote about our snacking garden and ever since then I've been getting emails from people asking for garden updates. :) I'm happy to report that our garden is thriving! Remember those tomato seedlings? They're not so little anymore. In fact,...
Spring is here and we were finally able to do something I've been looking forward to for months: plant those seeds we started back in April and setup a toddler snacking garden! (Plus an herb garden for mommy.)
I Traveled Over Land and Sea is a fun action song based on a traditional Norweigian carol called Jeg gikk meg over sjø og land. From clapping to jumping to tiptoeing, there's lots to do with this catchy melody!
This morning we went on a scenic drive to the Charlotte Berry Farm in Charlotte, VT. With Halloween only two weeks away, it was finally time to get our pumpkins! We had an amazing time and who knew getting a pumpkin involved so much running around and exploring? Where do toddlers...
Mama & Munchkin
My name is Ari. I'm a work-at-home mom to a 4-year-old boy, known here as The Munchkin. Sweet Happy Life is all about the art projects, activities & recipes that we love.
This Week’s Menu
Su: Spinach quiche & sweet potato fries M: Kale pesto pasta T: Winter couscous & kale salad W: Southwestern hash & roasted butternut squash Th: Baked ziti & salad F:Slow cooker enchiladas, mexican rice & challah Sat: Leftover night
The munchkin and I are loving this fun story about 10-year-old Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III's attempts to capture and train a dragon. I see all the books in this series in our near future. See more of our favorite chapter books »
Adult Supervision Required -
Unless otherwise noted, all the activities on this blog require adult supervision at ALL times. (You probably already knew that, but just in case.) :)