Author: Michelle Hoover

Pumpkin Puff Cookies

Pumpkin Puff Cookies

Pumpkin Puff Cookies – 1 Box Yellow Cake Mix – 1 Can of Pumpkin – 1 Egg – 1 Cup of White Baking Chips – 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil – Cinnamon (optional) 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix all ingredients together with…

Verde Chicken Taquitos

Verde Chicken Taquitos

I’m sharing one of our favorite recipes with you today! I’ve tried quite a few recipes for taquitos, but have narrowed down what we prefer and I’m sharing our recipe with you today! Here’s what you’ll need: Flour Tortillas 1 lb. Cooked Shredded Chicken 8…

DIY Coffee Drinks

DIY Coffee Drinks

Once a week our church has an after school program for kids in our city. We have a Bible study time, games, life-skills class, and then feed them a homestyle meal. I can think of very few life skills more important than making your own specialty coffee drinks … ha! The girls were ECSTATIC when we told them what we were doing in our class that day. Here are a few things I did to put together the activity.

I designed these order forms for each girl (and boy) and then printed out recipes for each drink on thicker paper. I kept the options simple and included a non-coffee drink. There are hundreds of recipes on Pinterest. I would recommend using a lot more ice than the recipes call for if you want a smoothie texture. Ours turned out more like an iced coffee, than the Frappuccino texture I was wanting. Here are the ones I used:

https://stressbaking.com/white-chocolate-mocha/

I then made 100 cups of cold brew coffee. Super simple way to have a large amount of STRONG coffee. Ground coffee in water, refrigerated for 24 hours, stirred once half way through, and then strain it before you use it in your drinks!

I ordered plastic cups, dome lids, and straws from Amazon. They had these specialty sauces at Walmart! You can find them in the ice cream topping section of your store. Be sure to buy the SAUCE and not the SYRUP.

Netko Plastic Cups and Dome Lids

ALINK Plastic Straws

Ghirardelli Vanilla and Caramel Syrup

Once you get your order forms in, mark the cups with a sharpie and go to work! The recipes were so simple the girls barely needed any help. Our Youth Pastor’s Wife and I ran the blenders.

You could use this activity for a party, school fundraiser, etc. So many fun ideas! Let us know if you try any of these drinks with your group!

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Amazon Baby Registry – Welcome Box

Baby #3 will be arriving in November! I saved most of the larger items like a play pen, high chair, etc. from my other two kids. I started a list on Amazon for new baby and found out they have Amazon Baby Registry now! If…

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

“I Have Not Forgotten” – The Patterson Sisters NEW CD PROMO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY974pf7xOw
Master Bedroom Refresh

Master Bedroom Refresh

Hello friends! These past few months I’ve been updating my Master Bedroom. I videoed the entire process and am excited to share the final results!


Here are the links mentioned in the video!

Diffuser

Charging Dock

Bedroom Lights

Ottoman

Rug

Pillow Cases

Charger

https://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/60275812/?query=undefined&icid=iba|us|unbxdsuggestion|201811132211556208_1#/20275814

Disclaimer: Mother Hen Five will receive a very small commission in the use of these links. We appreciate your support and hope this post has been a great help to you!

Our Favorite Chili Recipe

Our Favorite Chili Recipe

We love chili at the Hoover home! When we first got married my chili was more of a soup consistency. I wanted more of a Wendy’s chili taste and texture, so I tried A LOT of different recipes. We have this chili once every two…

Turning Two …

Turning Two …

I blinked … I blinked and she turned TWO. Calloway is the sweetest little girl you will ever meet. (I’m sure most mothers say that about their daughters, but know this … mine is the sweetest.) She ADORES her brother Silas and he takes full…

2019 Family Portraits ​

2019 Family Portraits ​

Happy One Year Anniversary to Mother Hen Five! We are so honored that you came along for the ride! Our family has grown quite a bit in the last five years, we’ve added a few sons-in-law and many grandkids. Christmas photo cards have become quite a challenge, so to make life a little easier we decided to have New Year’s cards made! It gives us a few weeks to have everyone in town and have our pictures professionally done. We have used our family-friend Alonna for two years now and love her! She is so sweet and patient with this bunch! The babies love her and you can’t ask for much more. Enjoy some photos from our shoot …

If you’d like to contact Alonna for your own photo project you can reach her through Facebook!! https://www.facebook.com/photographybyapb/

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

We pray you have a wonderful day with family and friends! “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” 2 Corinthians 9:15