Jennifer

About Jennifer

Jen started blogging in an attempt to maintain sanity after deciding to stay at home with the birth of their youngest. She is a Mom to two boys and stepmom to two. You can read about all of their goings on over at Plain Vanilla Mom. The blog focuses a lot on the activities she does with the babe, but there's plenty there for the older kids too. Jen's personal hobbies fall into two categories…baking & photography and you will find a bit of both on the blog as well. Plain vanilla mom is all about making every "plain vanilla" day a special one. You can find Jen on FB, as @PlainVanillaMom on Twitter and on Pinterest.

4th of July Desserts: Sugar Cookie Bars

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Sugar cookies are a tradition in our family.You know, the ones that take hours to roll, cut out, frost and decorate. Yup! Those! We make them for EVERY holiday. Well just about every holiday. I generally get to skip the likes of Thanksgiving and the 4th of July, but not this year.  Nope, the kiddos […]

Games for Baby: Muffin Tin Fun

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I love making toys out of  random things we have around the house.  I also love repurposing the toys we do have, mixing up parts etc. Often some of the actual toys become much more fun when mixed with some of the non-toy items. The other day it occurred to me that those little plastic […]

Pipe Cleaner Disguises

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 One little goofy pipe cleaner mustache started it all! An afternoon of fun for the whole family. You never know where one’s imagination will take you. You see the other day the big kids were looking for something to do. So, I got out the pipe cleaners and a few other arts & crafts supplies and […]

Books For Baby: Setting Up A Reading Corner

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My little Mr.C (who just turned 9 months) is starting to get really into books. They are currently one of his favorite “toys”. With that in mind we decided to tweak the bookshelves in his room and set him up with a “reading corner” of his very own. Here’s how we did it… For shelves […]