Nature Hiker Adventure Camp on Dinosaur Train

Dinosaur Train Nature Trackers Camp Adventure

We are are an active family and spend a lot of time outside. In fact, if it weren’t for having… Continue reading »

Yellow Fruit From Staghorn Cholla (Photo by Yvonne Condes)

New – Wordless Wednesday

It’s a new year and everywhere I go people are making big resolutions for 2014. My resolutions are not so… Continue reading »

Decorating cone for piñata (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Paper Mache Piñata Elementary School Craft

My boys’ elementary school has Multicultural week every year and parents come in and share stories, food, and crafts from… Continue reading »

Boys and Snowman

Lawn Ornament

This week’s Wordless Wednesday topic is “Ornamental,” but I went with Lawn Ornament because I love this picture of my… Continue reading »

Frosted Gluten-Free Christmas Tree Cookies (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Gluten-Free Cutout Cookie Recipe with Cookin’ Kids

I have two boys who are growing up way too fast. They’re getting to the age where very soon they… Continue reading »

Pies (photo by Yvonne Condes)


Thanksgiving for me is all about Pie. Yes, there’s turkey and mashed potatoes and stuffing. But really, it’s all calories… Continue reading »


Family and Latino Americans on PBS

This week’s Wordless Wednesday is Family. These are my grandparents on my father’s side and I recently wrote about them… Continue reading »

Shelley on the Beach (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Friends – Wordless Wednesday

This week’s Wordless Wednesday theme of “Friends” couldn’t be more appropriate. Shelley and I have known each other since we… Continue reading »

Dia de los Muertos project for the classroom (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Dia de los Muertos Elementary School Craft

It’s been a long week her at Casa de Condes. I was so inspired by doing Crafty Chica’s project at… Continue reading »

Yvonne Condes, Owen Wilson, Jimmy Hayward, Woody Harrelson

Interviews of Amy Poehler, Owen Wilson, and Woody Harrelson on

The animated movie Free Birds comes out on Friday and because of that I was able to do a roundtable… Continue reading »

Pumpkin photos (by Yvonne Condes)

Gourds Gone Wild – Wordless Wednesday

I had so much fun with this week’s Wordless Wednesday topic of “Gourds Gone Wild.” For some reason I have… Continue reading »

boys running bases (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Go Dodgers! Wordless Wednesday

Okay, the Dodgers aren’t really the subject of our Wordless Wednesday this week. It was actually “hot boy” but since… Continue reading »

Joshua Tree Closed Due to Government Shutdown

Closed: Wordless Wednesday

This past weekend was supposed to be our annual trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Thanks to Congress shutting down… Continue reading »