Monday, September 28, 2015

Parenting Hacks!

We can always use some help with parenting, and these fun hacks are sure to be the extra that we need!
Wifi Password: I did a quick google of “how to change my wifi password” and quickly found instructions for my internet service. I love the idea of making technology a privilege! A friend of mine also suggested that you can just turn off your router until all chores are done! 
This is our Getting Along T-Shirt: Maybe I chose this because I just couldn’t stop laughing. But really, I do think sticking the kids together until they get along would be the best idea ever!
Kleenex for the Sick: Ingenious! Love the idea of putting these boxes together with an elastic and using one side for the Kleenex and the other side for all the germ filled used Kleenex! SO much better than cleaning up nasty used Kleenex from the night stand.
No Toilet Paper Past Here: This is a great idea for toilet paper! I get pretty sick of the quantity they seem to use.  Now, I wish my dog could read this when she is in there spreading toilet paper EVERYWHERE. You can use this image and print your own arrow:


Monday, September 14, 2015

DIY Distressed Jeans

 It seems every other pin I see lately has been on distressing jeans. Perhaps it is because distressed jeans are so dang trendy but expensive! I have decided to try out one of the pins to see what I think. 

Put your jeans on and mark where you would like your rips to be.
Use scissors to cut a slit where you would like it. The pin says to rip it but when I did it was a mess. So, I just cut it and it turned out just fine!
Use a Stainless Steel Wire brush to rub along where the rip in the jeans are, and let them fray! I got my brush on amazon for $5. WARNING: The bristles are SHARP. And it hurts if you brush your finger (better known as brush all the skin off your finger). Ouch!

Put your pants in the washer and dryer to let them fray a bit more. 
I do like this pin. I think it works! I don’t love just a wide open rip though. I need to do some more researching to see how to get the type of fray where the threads still show but you can’t see all your skin. I will call this a pinterest “eh”! Glad I didn’t use my best pants to do them, but not totally disappointed either :)


Monday, August 31, 2015

Overnight Banana Oatmeal Oats

School has been in for about a week in my house and I am dying to find ways to make the morning easier!  (Or, in other words… to be able to sleep in just a little bit longer). One easy fix has been to do my breakfast the night before! I came across this recipe and found it to be so easy and so DELICIOUS!  My kids LOVE it. The original pin is here.

This is how I made mine:

2 servings
1 large ripe banana, mashed (about ½ cup)
¼ cup creamy peanut butter (I used Adams brand, sticking with the healthy theme)!
1 cup oats (Do not use quick cooking oats!)
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tablespoon Tri-Omega Superfood. I LOVE adding this to my breakfast. I feel better, and it is a great way to sneak healthy omega 3,6 and 9 in your kids’ breakfast. I like Green Smoothie Girl and my aunt actually sells it to me. You can see her website here if you want info:
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon honey

Mash your banana with a fork
Add the remaining ingredients and mix REALLY well
Cover your bowl with plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge overnight. 
Stir up your oats in the morning and eat! 
I thought this would taste really weird because it is cold but it is actually really delicious!  So delicious I even took an awkward selfie of myself with the bowl (since all my kids are in school).

Oh - and this is vegan and gluten free!