Bird Nest's For Easter Treats
April 9, 2017

  Everyone is getting ready for Easter and I'm still creating Easter treats, lol.  You know me, Betty Crocker.  I just love making holiday treats.  These nests are a little different from the Florida nests. Why? Because they are from up North.  Notice that they are white, which means they are covered in snow.  I might do some Florida nests too, but I didn't have any milk chocolate or dark candy melts, lol. Here is the recipe.  But I warn you, they are yummmmmmmy. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:12] They are cute for Easter decorations or Easter baskets.  The best thing is that they are colorful and tastes yummy. If your looking for a fast treat (for example, school parties), these nests are so cute. I'd love to know how it works out! Or make sure …

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Easter Bunny Pops
April 9, 2017

Easter's just a few days away and I thought it would be fun to make Bunny Pops.  The kids love many kind of pops so I knew they would be a hit!  Who doesn't like bunnies? They make a great Easter treat for Easter Parties too! This is a really simple recipe using Vanilla Wafers and Candy Melts.  You just need to add some Eye Candy, M&M's, Vanilla Frosting, Marshmallows, and Pop Sticks! Make sure you refrigerate the frosting so that it's keeps the pop together when you dip it in the Candy Melts. You can also add them into Easter Baskets. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:11] Here's a video tutorial.   Happy Easter my little bunnies!  

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How to Get Your Car Organized For the Summer
April 4, 2017

  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FRAMFreshBreeze #CollectiveBias Summer makes me happy. Literally. The smell of the ocean mixed with suntan lotion is like inhaling pure happiness. The kids' laughter as they chase each other outside with water guns and run through sprinklers is like taking a happy pill for me.  Long, hot days in Florida set us up for lots of outdoor activities.  I can't wait! There are so many things to do and places to go in Florida.  It’s a kid’s dream, from Disney to Legoland to even the local activities, like water parks and museums. We spend so much time in the car. I recently purchased a bigger car with three rows because we needed more …

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How to Have a LEGO Themed Birthday Party on a Budget
March 25, 2017

, Both my boys are obsessed with LEGO.  So, when it came time for my three-year-old's Birthday Party, it was a no-brainer.  Their life revolves around LEGO.  From the minute they wake up, they play with LEGO Duplo upstairs.  Downstairs we have LEGO (Ninjago, Superheros, City).  It's not surprising that their favorite vacation spot is Legoland. Since Oliver finally understands the concept of Birthdays, I wanted to make it special.  However, having two children can make it tough on finances.  We had more elaborate parties when we had one child, but now we have two, we must cut costs and find ways to save money. I discovered a few ways to do this;  the first starting with party supplies. Party Supplies Think about what is necessary.  We will always need …

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Chick-fl-A Upcycle Challenge
March 1, 2017

Recently, I tried the Chick-fil-A Chicken Tortilla Soup.  I'm pretty picky when it comes to tortilla soup.  I like a lot of chicken in my soup and holy smokes Chick-fil-A wasn't kidding around!  This soup is delicious and hearty.  I ordered the small  wondering if I would still be hungry but it was really satisfying. Just in case I was mistaken, I went back and ordered another.  You never know, right?  I could have gotten a soup from a "good batch?" Nope, the soup was jam packed with chicken and so so yummy. Because I'm lucky enough to be a part of  the 2016-2017 Chick-fil-A Mom Panel, we were given an upcycle challenge to reuse the soup containers. Well, I love a good challenge, so I thought about it.   I …

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Making The World a Little Brighter With Sproutbrite
February 20, 2017

Henri recently got his first plant to take care of.  He was so excited.  It was the first important thing he was in charge of.  It was time.  At five years-old, I could tell he was struggling with being told what to do and how to do it all the time.  I'm 46 years-old and I still have trouble with that!  He needed to feel like he was in control of something. So, he checks on his plant and cares for it and really enjoys it.  Even his little brother knows not to touch it because it is his plant.  I want to teach my kids about nature and how it important it is for us to keep it preserved.  We need to respect it. When I …

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How to Make Homemade Cranberry Nut Granola
February 14, 2017

I love granola.  I've tried so many varieties and the one I like the most is the First Watch Granola.  The thing is that it's gets expensive buying it from a restaurant just to use for your yogurt!  So I decided to make my own. It was so delicious I thought I'd put it in mason jars and give it as gifts.  So now I have to make more! haha. There's nothing better than getting a gift that is made from the heart. It's such a simple way to give something special and tasty too!  All I did was make granola and put in in mason jars.  I cut out a circle of fabric and wove it into the lid.  Then I just a put a ribbon …

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Non-Candy Preschool Gifts For Girls and Boys for Under $20
January 23, 2017

  Valentines Day is just around the corner and it's party time again!  My kids love Valentines Day but for one reason only.  CANDY!  I'm trying to break them from the idea that Valentines Day is all about candy but that's the message they see everywhere we go.  Unfortunately, we can't escape it. Whenever we go shopping we are bombarded with different types of chocolates and candy gifts and although I'm a big chocolate fan, I haven't participated in giving Valentines Day Gifts to all my friends.  That's for another post, another day. "I...................................................WANT NON-CANDY!"  Those of you who grew up in the 80's will get that, he, he. This year I want to switch it up and make non-candy Valentines Day Gifts for my son's preschool class.   That …

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How to Throw a Valentines Day Party for Less Than $20
January 13, 2017

  It's that time of year again and I feel like I just got done prepping for Christmas parties.  Now we are onto Valentines Day.  This, along with Christmas and Easter is one of my kids' favorite holidays.  Why do you think that is? CANDY of course! I try not to make it just about candy and encourage them to get active by baking and getting creative, along with seeing the true meaning of the holiday.  Valentines Day doesn't have to be a romantic holiday.  And it only takes two people to have a party.  It's important for me to encourage love and kindness and what it means to spend time with people you love. But when you have kids, holiday parties can get pricey.  I have learned …

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How To Make Memorable Yet Easy To Make Halloween Treats
October 30, 2016

  I love Halloween and yes, I love sugar.  But candy is overrated and I'm yearning for something different this Halloween. So instead of sending candy to school, my son and I made goodies.  He's very creative and loves to make things so I included him in this project and let him help make some of the goodies.     Instead of making sugar cookies from scratch, I purchased this mix from Aldi.  These sugar cookies are to die for and you only have to add an egg and stick of butter and they're ready to go in the oven. Next, I found a really easy recipe for frosting on food.com.     These are the ingredients you will need: Vanilla Extract Milk Powdered Sugar One stick of butter Food Coloring     After I was done mixing the frosting, I added …

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How to Make a Halloween Piñata
October 29, 2016

  This is a guest post written by Holly Hirshberg, wife and mommy to two beautiful babes, Maya and Mason. She is a stay at home mom who loves DIY projects, including this fabulous piñata.     My kids' birthday was quickly approaching and I was stressing over what kind of super amazing party I wanted to throw them. It always has to be super amazing. After many battles within my own mind, I decided to throw them a "simple" party at the park in my neighborhood. After all, it would be easier and cheaper, (wink-wink). And so it begins... "Are you going to have a piñata!?!" my husband asks, as if I could just whip it up in five minutes. Little did he know, it would take four days to prepare, lol. …

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Spider Web Door Sign by Duct Tape Queen, Richela Fabian Morgan
October 22, 2016

This post was written by Richela Fabian Morgan for Mom Junky. All materials from this post have been published with permission from its editor. Materials: black, orange, and gold duct tape, oversized sheet of paper (ideally 18" x 24"), parchment paper. Tools: pencil, ruler, scissors, white grease pencil 1. Fold the oversized sheet of paper in half lengthwise, then fold in half crosswise. From the folded corner, draw a diagonal line to the opposite corner. You should now have two triangles. From the same corner, draw two more diagonal lines, dividing each triangle in half.     2. Starting at the bottom left corner, draw slightly U shaped line upward, connecting to the left end of the diagonal line above it. From this point, draw another U shaped line to …

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How To Make Rainbow Pretzel Goody Bags With 3 Ingredients
September 30, 2016

  Fifth Birthdays are a big deal around here.  We are going to LEGOLAND and Disney.  My mother flew out for the big day also.  So you can imagine how important it was to my son, Henri. But the first celebration starts at school.  We had cupcakes and goodie bags.  However, I really don't like putting candy in goody bags.  Kids are so used to getting candy and I wanted to do something different.  Being  the over ambitious mother that I am, I thought I would do two goody bags.  I made one with left over toys from previous parties and one with rainbow pretzels.     You have to think quick when you have a small class of mostly girls.  At the same time you want to please the …

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