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Thursday, March 16, 2017

A Few of My Favorite Things


For my birthday, my friend gave me a bag of things that she loves. I LOVED trying things that I didn’t know about. One of those things was this magic makeup eraser. 
You can remove your makeup with just water! And.. no joke.. it works! I couldn’t believe it. I was so excited, it made me start thinking of the “unique” things I use that maybe not everyone knows about. 

So, here are some of my favs:

Thera Cane - My trainer suggested I use this for some shoulder and neck pain I was having. It helps work out knots by pressing on various trigger points. I thought he was wacky when I saw it online but holy cow. This thing is NEVER far from my side. My whole family loves it. He has a link to it on his website: http://mikebutlerfitness.com/favorites/
Muff Pot - I could NOT stop laughing at my husband when he bought this on Amazon). But… he swears by it. You put it on your muffler when you go snow mobiling and while you are out in the cold, it warms up your food so when you take a break way back on a trail, you will have a nice, hot meal to eat.
Ice Stick Tray - This doesn’t take much explaining, but boy was I wondering how I never had this in my life before! I bought mine on Amazon.
Hands Free Baggie Rack Clip - This is another self-explanatory “how did I ever not have this before” find when I was cruising Amazon for cool gadgets one day! 
Salad Chopper - Can I say…I’m obsessed! You just throw your ingredients in the bowl, chop them all at once and you have a really yummy salad in almost no time. 
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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Quick and Easy Ideas to Ask or Answer a School Dance

Prom season is here, and the fun begins with asking and answering someone to a school dance! Here are three ideas that are quick and easy!
“It would only make cents if you would go to formal with me.”
Write the quote on a poster, throw some change in a jar or bowl and hide your name in the change written on some coins.
"Don’t let me go SOLO…prom?”
Write the quote on a poster, write your name on the bottom of some of the cups and mix them up with the other cups. You can use as many cups as you would like. Fill their entire porch!
You could use this to answer with the quote “Will you end up SOLO at prom?” and then put yes or no under the cups.
“Count to find my answer.”
Put skittles or M&M’s in a bowl. Count out, so you have the most greens…. if you’re saying yes!
Make a poster that says “Green = Yes.” “Yellow = Maybe,” “Red = No,” “Count to find my answer! Whichever color has the most is the answer!)
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Monday, January 30, 2017

Ideas to Entertain Kids During the Big Game on Sunday!

Kids can get bored while watching the big game, having a few activities to entertain them helps to keep both the parent and the child happy! I came up with a few ideas (and copied a one) that I thought would be fun!
BIG GAME JENGA:
Jenga is fun all by itself. But, adding words to your blocks is an excellent way to add a little fun to this game. You can play this with any Jenga set but using the giant set is a fun touch to a party.

To prep the game:
Print words that pertain to the big game on each block. Some words that I used were: Champion, cheerleaders, coin toss, commercial, defense, defensive backs, downs, fans, field goal, football, fumble, soda commercial, beer commercial, the halftime show, passing, penalty, free kick, touchdown, rushing, car commercial, etc. 

To play:
When you see something that is on the block, you will move that block to the top of the stack. Try not to be the one who tips it over!
FOOTBALL BEAN BAG GAME:
Bean bags never get old, kids always love to play them! 

To make this, I used:
To prep, you will need:
2 yards  72-inch green felt
1/4 yard 72-inch yellow felt
5 sheets of white felt
3 sheets of brown felt (for 3 football bean bags) 

The yellow strips were cut to be 2 inches wide. Glue or sew them to the green flannel. For the rest of the pieces, I just cut them be hand. I have made a template you can use to cut out your pieces HERE if you would like to use it. 

To play:
Throw your bean bags on the mat. Whatever number you land on is the total score for your turn. First person to reach 30 wins!
CANDY BAR FOOTBALL GAME:
To prep the game, you will need:
1 Football
Saran Wrap
Candy
2 dice
Socks or Mittens
Wrap candy up around the football using the Saran Wrap

To play:
All players will sit in a circle
The first player will roll the dice up to 3 times. 
If they get doubles within those three tries, they put the socks on their hands and start trying to get candy! Before they start digging, they will pass the dice to the next player. They get to dig for the candy until the next player gets doubles. 

If they don’t get doubles, the dice just goes to the next player. It goes around the circle until the candy is all unwrapped and someone gets the grand prize.. the football inside!
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