Have you tried the amazingness of Dalgona Coffee? It’s gone viral, and rightly so! It’s originally an Indian or Pakistani beverage and consists of coffee that has been whipped to become creamy. It originated from a South Korean YouTube channel before going viral on TikTok. Once I caught wind about this yummy treat, I wanted to try it, but realized I would need to modify it since Mathew and I are doing keto. After a few tiny swaps, I came up with a Keto Dalgona Coffee that you are going to love! It’s low in carbs and high in flavor and the perfect treat morning, afternoon, or night. If you were curious, Dalgona Coffee gets its name from the fluffy, toffee-like texture of the coffee when whipped into foam. Once the fluffy mix is made, it is poured over ice cold or warmed milk and ready to drink. The spike in interest during the quarantine period has made this drink so popular, and rightly so- it’s absolutely delicious! If you’re missing Starbucks, definitely grab what you need, because this Keto Dalgona Coffee will knock your socks off. Here’s what you need for Keto Dalgona Coffee: Instant Coffee Swerve Confectioners or Monkfruit Sweetener Coconut Milk (the 1/2 gallon, not can) or Almond Milk, Unsweetened Coffee Frother This delicious drink is incredibly simple, and only takes a few minutes to make. If you’re in a hurry to start your day or just want a fast treat, this is definitely the way to go. I prefer mine cold, but feel free to warm up your milk and try it hot! Directions:1| Mix Your Ingredients: In a mug, add 2 tablespoons of your instant coffee, 2 tablespoons of Swerve Confectioners or Monkfruit sweetener, and 2 tablespoons of hot water. This is the main component to your Keto Dalgona Coffee.2| Froth: Using your coffee frother, move the frother in an up and down motion to aerate the Dalgona mixture. You’ll want to froth your coffee/sweetener/water mixture until it is thick and has toffee color. 3| Grab a Mug or Glass: It’s up to you how much of the Keto Dalgona Coffee you want, but I chose a mug. Either way, pour your Unsweetened Coconut Milk or Almond Milk into your mug about 2/3 full. If you plan ahead, I suggest putting your dairy-free milk-filled mug in the freezer so it’s a little crystallized when it’s ready to drink.4| Pour It On + Enjoy: Using a spoon, dollop your Keto Dalgona Coffee mixture on top of your milk. You can either leave it separated or you can use your spoon to mix the two together and drink. Either way, this Keto Dalgona Coffee is a combination that you will absolutely love and want to enjoy over and over. Tried the recipe? Let me know if you enjoyed the Keto Dalgona Coffee as much as I do! Don’t forget to check out my other recipes before you go for more yummy treats.
For many, having a holiday during this uncertain time is upsetting. Parents feel as though their kids are missing out on their last months of senior year, or their first year of Kindergarten, or many other milestones. To toss a holiday in the mix may mean missing out on spending quality time with extended family, losing a loved tradition, and more. As a special needs mom, I’m so grateful for everyone staying home and I deeply support it, however, I fully see the opposite side of the coin and why others are so sad during this time. Our family is a pro at staying home for Addie’s safety (even for Easter), and we’ve even shared our tips on staying healthy. Still, I wanted to share with you some ways that you can make the best out of a social distancing Easter. Ways that still encourage good, fun family time! FIND YOUR SUNDAY BEST FOR YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCING EASTER. One of the things I’ve had to do as a special needs mom is fake it til I make it. You will feel so much better about having a social distancing Easter if you’re dressed up for the occasion. Find an Easter dress from Target or cute pastel dress from Amazon to have shipped, or even an outfit from your closet! Once you are dressed the part, you’ll be ready to play the part!PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CHURCH’S LIVESTREAM. Church is really important to our family, and Easter is an especially important day. Our church has a livestream that you can find on the church website and Facebook page. A social distancing Easter doesn’t have to mean going without church! Our church has also announced they’ll be having the Lord’s Supper that day, and our family is making sure that our grocery list has the bread and grape juice to participate.DYE EASTER EGGS! This time-honored tradition is one of my favorites. I love buying the Easter dying kits because they’re inexpensive and there is so much variety these days! You can order a Classic set, Marbled set, Golden egg set, or even the Deggorating set (which has a combination of each of the individual sets.) DON’T SKIP THE TRADITIONAL EASTER BASKETS AND EGG HUNT! I really love Target because I can order everything I need and either have it shipped to me right now or I can pick it up curbside. Make your social distancing Easter traditional by ordering a cute Easter basket and fillers. I enjoy a classic wicker basket, but this chick basket and this bunny basket are too cute, too! I love the Easter basket fillers Target is offering, and don’t forget the Baby Yoda Easter Basket goodies I’ve shared too! Don’t forget the plastic eggs for the hunt, and I hope you’ll make sure to take pictures of your kids with your baskets.MAKE A SMALLER VERSION OF YOUR TYPICAL EASTER MEAL. If you usually have a big ham, tons of side dishes, and lots of desserts, I encourage you to still have your special Easter meal, but scale it down a little this year. Buy a smaller ham, make 1 or 2 smaller side dishes, and 1 dessert. You can even bring the kids in on the fun by having them help make Resurrection Rolls so they can learn about the story of Easter, get festive, and have fun knowing they helped with the meal. Previous Next PLAN ON HAVING YOUR SOCIAL DISTANCING EASTER MEAL WITH YOUR FAMILY VIA FACETIME, ZOOM, OR SKYPE. Family is so important for many when it comes to having holidays. If you know you’ll be missing family, I highly recommend choosing a set time for everyone to eat, and then calling them through whatever social platform you all prefer. You’ll have a feeling of togetherness despite the miles apart, and it’ll make your holiday just that much better.MAKE EASTER COLORED DEVILED EGGS FOR AN EXTRA FESTIVE EASTER MEAL. Just boil your eggs, peel, slice in half, save your yolks, and put the whites aside. Then get some mugs out, fill about 2/3 with water and add 1 tsp of vinegar and however many drops of food coloring you like. Add your egg white halves in until you get the color you like, allow to dry on a paper towel, and then finish them with your favorite deviled egg recipe. If you like a naturally derived food coloring we like Watkins, but if you want vivid colors you’ll want McCormick Neon.HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD EASTER EGG HUNT. Email a template of Easter eggs to your neighbors or post in your local neighborhood mom Facebook group. Have the kids decorate them and hide them in windows for other kids to search for when going on walks or social distancing drives. Which of these social distancing Easter plans do you plan on doing?
There has never been a happier time in my child’s life than the day she met Anna and Elsa at Walt Disney World. As a Make-A-Wish family, we were directed to the shop next door to the entrance to meet Anna and Elsa, and waited as they cleared out every single person from line. We were directed in the room where Anna and Elsa stood (dressed in their best Frozen 2 outfits), and I started to exclaim, “Addie! Look! It’s your favorite! It’s Anna and Elsa!” Tears flowed as I’d never seen Addie beam from ear to ear as big as she did in that moment. They let us talk to them however long we wanted, they talked about building snowmen, and literally made Addie the happiest child (and me the happiest mom) ever. Anna and Elsa had no idea how they helped our family over the years, through the magic that happened over a tv screen. Frozen was a huge part of our lives the year it came out, because it was what we played on repeat for Addie at night when I would have to go home so she wouldn’t feel alone in the hospital. It got us through an insanely hard year, that year, and although it was just a movie for many, it was so much more for our family. When Frozen 2 came out, I knew I wanted to take Addie for her very first movie theater experience to see it. With how much she loved Frozen, it was only right. We dressed her up in a beautiful Anna dress that her Auntie K bought her, took her to the fanciest movie theater in town, and had a blast. She loved it, we loved it, and it was so very special. If you haven’t seen Frozen 2 yet it is incredible, and in my opinion, better than the first (which was amazing too!) Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery. CLICK TO SHOP ADDIE’S PERSONAL FROZEN 2 PICKS I’ll admit, my absolute favorite character in this is yet again, Olaf. The best part of the movie is when he reenacts the synopsis of the original Frozen. It’s a scene that can’t be beat and is hilarious. Addie got to meet Olaf, too, while at Disney World. She was so curious as to why he was so big and why he had such a big nose! Previous Next Fast forward several months, and Frozen 2 is now available on Disney+, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Download early. Our family has been so excited! We wanted to share our love of Frozen 2 with all of you, and what better way than Frozen 2 activity sheets?! We hope you’ll enjoy them and share them with your children so they can have some Disney magic in your home too! Here’s where you can find Disney’s Frozen 2 on Digital today: 1| Amazon Prime Video 2| Disney+ 3| Movies Anywhere 4| iTunes Movies Or grab Frozen 2 on DVD today: 1| Amazon 2| Target Ready for the fun activities? All you need to do is download and print all 10 of your Disney Frozen Activity Sheets after you download Frozen 2 on Digital or click the photos below! Looking for more Disney fun? Don’t miss my other fun Disney content or other Disney activity printables like from Onward!
If your house is anything like ours, you are a fan of The Mandalorian on Disney + and love all things Baby Yoda aka The Child. I’ve been thinking what to get the kids for Easter and my first thought was Baby Yoda. We had so much fun at Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World and Lawson definitely had the most fun at Hollywood Studios, so it was only fitting to put together this Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket for kids so not only Lawson could enjoy it, but you all could too! This Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter Basket for kids has goodies for all ages from toddler to tween. There were so many things to choose from but I really narrowed it down to what were my favorites that I thought not only Lawson would enjoy, but other kids would too! CLICK TO SHOP BABY YODA TEE | I found the cutest tee for this Baby Yoda Easter basket from Target. It comes in a girls tee option and boys tee, and is adorable. If you’ve got a music-loving kid, this is one addition you don’t want to miss out on.BABY YODA PLUSH | Every kid needs their own Baby Yoda plush doll. This one is 11 inches tall and has a soft body, plus a sturdy base filled with beans, perfect for cuddling or display as a collectible. This Baby Yoda even comes in special packaging resembling the crib as seen in The Mandalorian.BABY YODA PLANTER | Teach your child some responsibility and a little science with this handmade Baby Yoda planter. He comes with an air plant to stick inside so your kid will have the most adorable bedroom decoration that is sure to make them smile. Each Baby Yoda planter takes about 6 hours of 3D printing, then they sand, airbrush, hand paint and put a topcoat on him. Each one is so unique!BABY YODA TOWEL | Give your kids a cool, intergalactic look with this Baby Yoda bath towel. My kids are suckers for character towels. They love them! The best part is- this Baby Yoda towel is from Kohls so you can almost always find a discount coupon or use Kohls cash!STAR WARS BABY YODA TOMS | You can’t tell me these aren’t the cutest Baby Yoda shoes you’ve ever seen! if you want to have one incredible Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket, you surely won’t want to skip these. These shoes are for Jedi Masters in the making, and are limited-edition slip-ons with 3D appliques. CLICK TO SHOP BABY YODA CROCHET PLUSH | This adorable crochet Baby Yoda takes a few weeks to make, but if you’re wanting this for your Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter basket, contact the seller! The little beady eyes, his cute brown clothes, and of course, those big ears, make this Baby Yoda crochet plush undeniable.BABY YODA WATER BOTTLE | There is nothing cuter than Baby Yoda with Mickey Ears eating a classic Dole Whip. It makes me miss Disney World so much! This Baby Yoda water bottle is perfect for Easter and comes with a carabiner clip to attach to a toddler or kid sized backpack.BABY YODA EASTER COOKIES | Is it really Easter without sweets? I love this set because you get 1 dozen cute Baby Yoda Easter cookies. You can choose which item you would like him to be holding so ask for an Easter egg, bunny, or even a chick! The Baby Yoda cookies are 3″ and come individually packaged in clear cello bags, so you can put one in your Baby Yoda Easter basket and keep the rest for the family!BABY YODA EARRINGS | If your child has their ears pierced, this is a fun Easter gift they’ll enjoy! These Baby Yoda earrings are 22mm wide and 8mm tall. These super cute Baby Yoda head earrings are handmade from polymer clay with a gloss finish for the eyes, are mounted on stainless steel supports for pierced ears, and have both stainless steel and silicone backings. Not to mention, they’re very comfortable and lightweight. This company even has a full-bodied Baby Yoda earring if you need!STAR WARS BABY YODA EASTER BASKET | No Star Wars Baby Yoda Easter Basket is complete without the actual Easter basket, right? This perfectly sized Baby Yoda bucket is 12 inches long x 6 inches wide x 9 inches high, has Baby Yoda and your child’s name personalized onto the basket in vinyl, and the color can be chosen too!
This week we tried to get creative with fun things to do around the house. Social Distancing is better when you can get outside for fresh air, and many families are going out for walks to break up boredom in their homes. What’s even better? When you can go out for a walk and find something fun like an outdoor I Spy scavenger hunt! As a kid, I loved I Spy books (which are actually buy 2 get 1 free right now.) My mother worked at a library and I would always check them out. They were so fun! I came up with an outdoor I Spy scavenger hunt idea for our front yard to encourage those walking by to participate in some extra fun. We hid items around our yard, put up a sign, and let passerby’s enjoy the scavenger hunt! As we finished putting everything out for our outdoor I Spy scavenger hunt we had 2 moms and their kiddos stop to play. Everyone enjoyed it for a good 10 minutes and it made us smile! Along with our fun I Spy scavenger hunt, I wanted to find a list of resources for you all as a guide to creating more fun for your kids outside! I think it’s great that many of us are getting back to basics and enjoying nature. I miss the good ol’ days of making mud pies with my Memaw in her yard and everyone getting outside again reminds me of those fun memories. 1| I Spy In Your Front Yard via The Vintage Modern Wife (above!)2| Nature Scavenger Hunt via Simplifying Family3| Nature Walk Scavenger Hunt via The Shirley Journey4| Road Trip Scavenger Hunt via Everyday Shortcuts5| Outdoor Treasure Hunt via High Chair Chronicles6| Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt via The Tip Toe Fairy7| Summer Scavenger Hunt via Merry About Town8| Spring Kids Scavenger Hunt Ideas via Two Kids and a Coupon9| Get Your Tween Outside: Scavenger Hunt Ideas via Staying Close to Home10| John & Mary’s Hunt via Life Anchored11| Easter Scavenger Hunt via Brooklyn Active Mama12| Pretend Play: Go on a Safari via All For the Boys13| Outdoor Scavenger Hunt via Thrifty and Thriving14| How to Set Up a Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt via We Got the Funk15| Spring Activities for Kids via Babies to Bookworms16| Kids Scavenger Hunt for Easter with Jumbo Easter Egg Prize via The Denver Housewife17| Animal Safari Scavenger Hunt via Play Party Plan18| I Spy Nature Hunt via Free Homeschool Deals19| I Spy Vehicles via Preschool Alphabet20| Flashlight Nighttime Scavenger Hunt via The Tip Toe Fairy21| Nature I Spy via Busy Toddler22| Color Scavenger Hunt via Natural Beach Living23| Alphabet Scavenger Hunt via Play Party Plan24| Campground I Spy Game via Mama Cheaps25| How to Have a Disney World Scavenger Hunt at Home via Passports and Parenting 26| Printable Scavenger Hunt Activity via The Momma Diaries27| Fun Camping Activities for Teens and Tweens via Carla Schauer28| Outdoor Scavenger Hunt via And Hattie Makes Three29| 5 Senses Nature Scavenger Hunt via Childhood 10130| Photo Scavenger Hunt via Craftaholics Anonymous31| Backyard Scavenger Hunt via So Easy Being Green32| Outdoor Scavenger Hunts at the Playground via The Tip Toe Fairy33| Nature Scavenger Hunt via Carla Schauer34| Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt via Baby Savers35| Backyard Scavenger Hunt via Hey Let’s Make Stuff36-41| 5 Unique Camping Scavenger Hunts via The Crazy Outdoor Mama42| Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt via The Savvy Sparrow43| Sensory Motor Scavenger Hunt for Kids via The Inspired Treehouse44| Spring Scavenger Hunt via Moritz Fine Designs45| Island Scavenger Hunt via Counting Coconuts46| Hiking Scavenger Hunt via Make and Takes47| Summer Nature Hunt via Mommy Evolution48| Walmart Scavenger Hunt via Kid Activities49| Glow In The Dark Scavenger Hunt via Dating Divas50| Video Scavenger Hunt via Mom of 6 Can’t get outside? Check out these tons of amazing energy burning toys for your kids or at-home staycation ideas!