Hi! I’m Amanda!
I am a book lover who enjoys crafts, educational activities, and food!
Come along for book shares, craft ideas, browse my bookshop, earn FREE books, and maybe find a new recipe for your family to love!
My goal is to help families bond and slow down over a sweet story or a yummy snack!
My Top Picks
See some of our favorites below!
Best Baby & Toddler Books
There are so many engaging titles that will tickle your little one’s senses and imagination! UBAM offers books that are wonderful for eye development, tummy time, stroller books, indestructible books, early learning books and more!
Activity Books for All Ages
Our personal favorites include:
Build Your Own Sticker Books
Sticker Dolly Dressing
Books Featuring Diversity
Learning about other cultures and ethnicities etc at home is so important! Usborne books have definitely helped bring in some inclusive and even educational titles into our home!
Some of our favorites include:
All About Diversity
The Biggest Story
Here and There
The Extraordinary Lives series
Marie Curious series
Game Day series
All About Families
Mental health is extremely important and sometimes it can be hard for kids to open up about their feelings and sometimes parents may not know what to say. Usborne has some amazing resources used in homes, schools, and even therapy.
Some personal favorites include:
All About Feelings
Mindful Kids Series
Looking After Your Health
Lift the flap: Why Do Things Die
The Unhurry Book
The Unworry Drawing Book
Unhurry Magic Painting Book
Paint Yourself Calm Magic Painting
Fun Holiday Picks
Scroll through to see what our favorite books are for all the holidays!
There are so many sweet books that feature kindness, sharing, and cuddles! There are also activity books you can use for classroom valentines! Check them out!
Use a magic painting book, fortune tellers to fold, or planes to fold and fly for classroom valentines!
Big Words for Little People: Love, Kindness
Apple of my Pie
You Complete Me
Where Happiness Lives
I Love You Hoo
St. Patrick’s Day
There aren’t really any books solely about this holiday but there are some fun spring and green books!
Some of our spring favorites include:
Three Little Pigs Pop Up
That’s Not My Duck
Billy and the Mini Monsters Go Green
Lift the flap Seasons and Weather
Lift the flap How Do Flowers Grow?
Little Coloring Springtime
Lift and Look Bugs
Shine A Light Secrets of the Vegetable Garden
So many fun options here to pair up with Easter baskets or to talk about Jesus. If you’d like any recommendations for Easter basket pairings please reach out! It’s one of my favorite things to do! There are also super cute books about spring!
In our home we love:
Little Stickers Bunnies
Poppy and Sam’s Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Magic Painting
Illustrated Bible Stories
Build Your Own Sticker books
That’s Not My Lamb, Chick, Cow, Bunny
Scroll through for some yummy recipes!
I have a few favorite recipes from Ambitious Kitchen and this is one of them! Healthy banana oatmeal pancakes and the kids love them! Top with peanut butter, pure maple syrup, or nothing! They taste great!
If you LOVE Panera’s Napa Almond Chicken Salad sandwich you’ll absolutely enjoy this recipe! I chose to use a croissant and it was uhhhmayzing!
I love me a dump recipe where I can add everything together then let it cook a few hours while I do other house chores or spend time with the kiddos! This dish is so yummy and easy clean up!
Portillo’s Chocolate Cake copycat recipe!! Ummmm yesss please!! We definitely miss living near a Portillo’s but this cake recipe holds us over :p We have this every year for our birthdays!