Oct 23, 2021

20 Inexpensive Gift Ideas For Christmas - All Under $30

Fun inexpensive gift ideas for Christmas this year for co-workers, family, and friends on your Christmas list this year!

I love that all of these are awesome gifts are under $30, and I really think there is a budget-friendly Christmas gift for everyone on your list - even the person that seems to have everything already!

Just remember that if you do see something on this list you love, the sooner you get your order in this year, the better.

This post contains affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission if you click on a link and make a purchase.  

Personalized Photo Calendar -  $29 at Minted

Succulent Plants   - $16.01 

King and Queen Couples Aprons  - $20.99 on Amazon

Smart Touch Night light Bluetooth Speaker - $24.99 

Halluci Crossband Soft Plush Fleece Slippers - $18.99-$21.99 

Mophie Mini Powerstation Keychain - $29.99

Indoor Electric Smores Maker - $24.50 at Amazon

Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker (With Permanent Filter and Cork Band) - $19.99

Dash Mini Waffle Maker (because who doesn't want their own mini waffle maker??)

Ecolution Micro-Pop microwave popcorn popper (this is a delicious healthy alternative for making popcorn your family will love)- $19.99

Personalized Photo Calendar - Starting at $29 at Minted

Indoor Herb Seed Starter Kit - $18.99 at Amazon

The Milk Boss Frother - $15.99 at Amazon

Succulent Plants   - $16.01 at Amazon  

Dash Non-Stick Mini Doughnut Maker (because who says no to fresh doughnuts??) - $29.99 at Amazon

Waterproof Shower Bluetooth Speaker - Portable Wireless Outdoor Speaker - $20.99 at Amazon

King and Queen Couples Aprons (A cool gift idea for couples on your holiday gift list!) - $20.99 on Amazon

Amazon Smart Plug (Works with Alexa and adds voice control to any outlet ) - $24.99 at Amazon

Echo Dot Smart Speaker With Alexa (Goes nicely with that Amazon Smart Plug!) - $24.99 at Amazon

Smart Touch Night light Bluetooth Speaker With Dimmable Light Controls - $24.99 at Amazon

Halluci Crossband Soft Plush Fleece Slippers With Memory Foam - $18.99-$21.99 at Amazon

Mophie Mini Powerstation Keychain (extends the life of your device up to a total of 8 hours, so you always have backup power in an emergency) - $29.99 at Amazon

Oct 5, 2021

Easy Healthy Pumpkin Bread Recipes Your Family Is Going to Love

 5  healthy pumpkin bread recipes to fill your home with savory pumpkin spice flavor this Autumn. These delicious low-fat pumpkin bread recipes are made with healthy ingredients like oats, yogurt, and applesauce. And each recipe gives you warm moist fluffy pumpkin bread your family is going to love!

It just isn't Autumn without the scent of warm pumpkin spice in the air. And baking pumpkin recipes (these vegan pumpkin oatmeal cookies are one of my kids' favorite snacks, and these homemade pumpkin treats for our dogs make the house smell so good!!) is one of the best ways to fill your home with pumpkin spice.

Fall is like the official welcome to baking season and as such, dieting kind of goes out the window. For me, anyway. 

But if there are ways to bake a little healthier, who wouldn't love that??  Recipes that swap out calories, sugars, and fats with healthier options are always worth trying.  

And if a favorite pumpkin recipe keeps everyone in the family happy, and with a few changes it becomes a healthier pumpkin recipe, no one else needs to know that, right? 

Enjoy any of these delicious savory pumpkin bread recipes with some fresh fruit and coffee or tea in the morning or as an afternoon snack with milk, or anytime (make extra and freeze some for later too!) 

Pumpkin Bread Baking Tips

  • Whole Wheat flour may make pumpkin bread heavier and denser. If possible, swap with white whole wheat flour, which also has fiber.

  • You can also use almond flour and oat flour. Just be sure to follow the suggested flour each recipe calls for because wheat flour and almond flour may act differently in some recipes.

  • If your pumpkin bread is gummy, you may need to bake it longer. Pumpkin bread should bake until it has an internal temperature of 190 degrees. You can use a cooking thermometer or use a toothpick or fork to insert in the bread to see if it comes out clean without any batter stuck on it. 

  • If you think the bread needs more baking time, but the top and sides are looking like they may burn, cover with foil while the quick bread continues to cook.

  • Use canned Pumpkin Puree, not Pumpkin Pie Filling. The canned pumpkin pie filling is for baking pies and has sweeteners, milk, and spices. So more calories and sugars than you need or want. 

  • Over-mixing the batter can make pumpkin bread too chewy. Just mix until all ingredients are blended

How To Store Pumpkin Bread - Can I Freeze Pumpkin Bread?

  • You can store pumpkin bread covered on your kitchen counter for about 5 days.

  • You can also freeze pumpkin bread in the freezer. Cover the pre-cut slices with heavy-duty foil and place them in an air-tight container or freezer bag. When you are ready to enjoy, let the pumpkin bread thaw at room temperature.


Whole Wheat Pumpkin Applesauce Bread


Family Food On The Table

A yummy easy-to-make healthy pumpkin bread recipe with applesauce instead of oil, whole wheat flour, and naturally sweetened honey.

The "icing" on this quick bread is a delicious crumbly streusel that makes this an extra yummy treat ( but you can always skip the streusel if you want.)

Get This Recipe At Family Food On The Table

Almond Flour Pumpkin Bread


If you love pumpkin desserts, you will be head over heels in love with this super moist healthy gluten-free pumpkin bread that is made with an entire can of pumpkin. And chocolate chips.

What is more fall than warm pumpkin and chocolate??

This healthy pumpkin bread made with almond flour, oats, flour, coconut oil is also full of packed protein and fiber.  

And chocolate chips. Warm melty chocolate blended with pumpkin. What a way to celebrate fall!

Get The Recipe at Hummusapien

Light (Not Dense) Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Tastes Lovely

If you are looking for light fluffy pumpkin bread that is not dense and spongy, you are going to want to try this healthy pumpkin bread recipe!

Make this easy healthy pumpkin bread with Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin puree, honey, and coconut oil while using less sugar and oils than many other pumpkin recipes.

The end result is a light, fluffy pumpkin bread everyone in the family will love!

Get The Recipe At Tastes Lovely

Easy Vegan Pumpkin Bread

Nora Cooks

I don't know what I love more about this easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe - that you can make this quick bread using one bowl, or its' perfect pumpkin spice flavor!

If you are thinking that there is no way this vegan pumpkin bread can be moist and light because it is vegan, it is so not true.

This pumpkin bread is super moist and fluffy!  And it is a one-bowl recipe. Did I mention that already??

The main ingredients you need to make this easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe include pumpkin, brown sugar, canola oil, flax egg, soy milk, and all the yummy fall spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.

Get The Recipe at Nora Cooks

Greek Yogurt Pumpkin Bread


Your family is going to love this low-calorie pumpkin bread recipe that is made with no sugar, whole grains, and Greek yogurt.

And best of all, this simple pumpkin bread recipe uses one whole can of pumpkin puree. Because, really, why not use up all that delicious healthy pumpkin goodness??

This recipe also uses white whole wheat flour (fiber), honey, (instead of brown sugar,) Greek yogurt (which helps to make the pumpkin bread moist and adds protein).

And lots of fall spice goodness (like nutmeg, cloves, and vanilla).

Get The Recipe at Well Plated By Erin

Aug 16, 2021

Fun Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids (and Parents) To Make

Find simple Thanksgiving crafts for kids to keep them busy while you are maybe working on some of your own last-minute Thanksgiving decorations, like these DIY pumpkin place cards (or cooking Thanksgiving dinner)

 Check out these Christmas gifts for him and her all under $30!

There are fun Thanksgiving crafts for preschoolers, and cool crafts for older kids as well on this list- so hopefully you will find something for everybody to do!

Mini Pumpkin Turkey Craft For Kids

Growing Up Bilingual

Fall Leaf Crowns Craft For Kids

Handmade Charlotte

Paper Handprint Turkey Craft (Great for Preschoolers)

Mommy Evolution

Paper Strips Pumpkin Craft


Paper Plate Turkey Wreath 

I Heart Crafty Things

Cupcake Liner Owl Craft

Artsy Craftsy Mom

Apple Stamping Thanksgiving Craft

Made To Be A Momma

Thanksgiving Turkey Puppet Craft

Dream A Little Bigger

Pom Pom Yarn Turkey Craft

Growing Up Gabel

Thankful Turkey Craft

Thankful Turkey Craft

Painted Cornhusk Headband Craft

Hello Wonderful

Pinecone Turkey

Fireflies and Mudpies

Handprint Fabric Turkey Craft

Belle Dia

Popsicle Stick Pilgrim Puppets

Glued To My Crafts

Colorful Leaf Turkey ( Free Turkey Template)

Easy Peasy And Fun

Thanksgiving Painted Rocks and Leaves Centerpiece

Handmade Charlotte

Paper Bag Turkey Craft

The Best Ideas For Kids

Turkey Handprint Craft

Simple Everyday Mom

Toilet Paper Roll Turkeys

The Best Ideas For Kids

Corn on The Cob Painting Thanksgiving Kids Craft 

Natural Beach Living

Egg Carton Turkeys 

Living Well Mom