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Donella Crigger

Hi! I'm Donella. Welcome to Glue Sticks and Gumdrops, where I blog about crafts for kids, kid-friendly recipes, and meals for families with a bit of parenting and party ideas sprinkled in. I am a mom to one amazing (and active) little boy, and I'm married to a deputy. As you can imagine, our lives are hectic, but sitting down to a family meal or making a craft together is our way of connecting with each other.

11 Halloween Handprint Crafts Kids Can Make

This Halloween, make your kids’ handprints the focal point of your decorations! Whether they’re cutting out paper bats or making their own handprint salt dough ornaments for a Halloween tree, these crafts are simple enough for little hands. Kids of all ages will enjoy these projects, from toddlers to teens (seriously)! These Halloween handprint crafts …

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Spooky Halloween Cookies Your Kids Will Love to Eat

Halloween is coming up, and we’re in the mood for tricks and treats. Alright, we’re more in the mood for treats, like these fun and spooky Halloween cookies. We’ve chosen 10 cookies that are easy to make but still have that spooky vibe that’ll look great on your Halloween dessert table or in your kids’ …

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10 Easy Ways to Become a More Organized Mom

Having children is a lot of work, and any parent will tell you that it can be hard to keep up with all the different aspects of raising them. Kids need clothes washed, lunches packed, rooms cleaned—the list goes on and on. And when things are hectic in your home, they’re often hectic outside, too: …

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I Spy Camping Edition: A Fun Printable for Kids

Camping I Spy Game for Kids Summertime is camping season, and there’s no better way to make camping more fun for kids than with a few games. Make some campfire memories with this fun and easy I Spy Camping game for kids. This one is really fun because it includes things you might find around …

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Easy Low Carb Lasagna with Eggplant

Keto Eggplant Lasagna for an easy weeknight meal This low-carb lasagna is made with eggplant three kinds of cheese and a delicious tomato sauce. It is SO indulgent you won’t even miss the carbs. The other great thing about this recipe is that it’s freezer-friendly! You can prepare it in individual aluminum pans, freeze it …

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Lavender Shower Melts – DIY Stress Relief

Let the relaxing smell of lavender start your day or help you calm down in the evenings with these DIY Lavender Shower Melts. Lavender has been used for centuries for its soothing properties and is a natural stress-reliever. Simply add one of these melts with their calming scent and natural ingredients to your shower for …

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Cute Flower Garden Paper Plate Craft for Spring

Spring has sprung, and the flowers are blooming! But let’s face it; there are plenty of rainy days when you need a fun activity to do indoors. This is an excellent time to get your kids involved in crafting with you. That’s where this Garden Paper Plate Craft for Spring comes in! It’s perfect for …

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Keto Nachos with Homemade Tortilla Chips

OMGosh these nachos! These keto nachos are SO good that everyone is going to love them, even if they are not following the keto lifestyle. To make them you need to make some keto tortillas first and then bake the tortillas until crispy (you can also deep fry them but I preferred the baked version). …

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Mexican Cauliflower Rice Keto Side Dish

Keto-Friendly Mexican Cauliflower Rice I LOVE this recipe for Mexican Cauliflower Rice. It honestly tastes and feels like regular rice! You won’t miss any of the carbs. The flavor’s also so delicious: spicy but not overpowering, so it’s perfect to make Mexican bowls. I love to pair it with grilled chicken, avocado, lettuce, and salsa …

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Easy Vegetarian Quinoa Chili

This easy one-pot vegetarian quinoa chili is SO delicious! It’s a healthier alternative that’s packed with good for you ingredients. What if you could have a healthy, hearty vegetarian meal on the table in under an hour. Would it change your mind about going through the drive-thru? We all have those moments of weakness where, …

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Love Birds Cupcake Liner Craft

This Valentine’s Day, show some love with this totally adorable love birds cupcake liner craft! Using cupcake liners is a quick, easy way to make all sorts of fun shapes and animals. This Valentine’s Day craft is perfect for preschoolers and older kids alike. Cute Cupcake Liner Love Birds Your kids are going to absolutely …

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Chicken Parmesan Soup in the Instant Pot

Craving a hot, hearty soup? Look no further than this chicken parmesan soup in the Instant Pot. It comes together fast and is full of wonderful flavor. Pull this meal together for your family even when you’re really busy. Your whole family will love this recipe! This is made with Chicken Mozzarella Tortelloni. Since you …

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Love Birds Valentine’s Day Coloring Sheet

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to show someone you care than with a handmade valentine? This print and color love birds Valentine’s Day coloring sheet will make it super easy for your kids to make their own valentines in no time. There are two versions—one that’s blank for writing …

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Keto Chicken Pot Pie with Garlic Cheddar Crust

This keto chicken pot pie is comfort food on a plate! With lots of tender chicken and veggies in a cheesy, garlicky crust, you’ll never miss the carbs in a traditional pot pie. You’ll get all the flavor and none of the guilt! Delicious Keto Chicken Pot Pie One of the toughest things about watching …

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