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Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School Organization Ideas

With school back in session, it is time to get organized! I found some ideas I loved the MOST…
The first pin I saw was this one. I already LOVE In a Pikle bags, but in this post… it mentions using these bags for lockers or backpacks. This is a perfect idea to keep those “emergency supplies” in their locker. The different pouches you can use to fill it with either In a Pikle's amazing accessories or your own custom “junk” make it so you can quickly find what you are looking for between classes. 
Best news yet! 
They are offering of $20 for the In a Pikle bags or accessory sets. And, if you spend at least $20 and use the code backtoschool, they will give you a back to school accessory pack FREE!
The BIGGEST conflict in our home is getting clothes prepared to wear the next day. How easy would it be to help your kids get all of their outfits worked out on Sunday night. Ironing for the week could be done and your week would be stress free! The original pin is hereShe actually charges for her tags so I recreated some that you can just have printed on 4x6 pictures on my blog! 
You can download them HERE!
Confession… I HATE studying with my kids. ESPECIALLY when it is for a test. I just don’t have the attention span. This genius app Quizlet is the best! You can use it to create tests, memory games, regular flash cards and a written study. It is AMAZING. 

This pin seems to be everywhere. I think it is a genius idea to label the markers for what they are used for when you study. 

Hope some of these help you... Back to School is always so exciting, isn't it? (Can we say halleluja for the kitchen being clean for the entire day every once in awhile)!!
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Kids Crafts to sell!

It is so fun to watch little entrepreneurs in the summer. But, when lemonade stands start to get a little boring… here are 2 ideas your kids could make to sell instead!

I got the original idea from this pin:
TIC TAC TOE IN A BAG
You will need:
Muslim bags
sharpie marker
Rocks

I got all of these supplies from the craft store. This craft is easy peasy to make! Just write the tic tac toe board on the bag and mark the rocks with “x”’s and “o”’s. 

This craft cost about $.50 per craft to make and so fun to put together :) 
My not-so-favorite craft that I tried, was this PRIZE INSIDE SOAP
You will need:
Clear melt soap base
silicone mold or soap mold
toys to put inside. 


The instructions were simple… melt the soap, put the toy in the mold, fill it with the soap. I bought the soap that was linked in the original pin and it ended up looking white and lumpy. I think someone else could do this well, but I somehow didn’t get it right :) So… I would try a different soap base than the one in the link. I think you could make these for about $.50 per soap as well!
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer boredom buster ideas

It’s that time.. mid summer can get a little boring around the house. SO… here are some ideas you can do with a few things around your house! 
BUBBLE SNAKE
You can find the original pin here

To make this, you will first make the bubbles. The recipe I used was:
Mix these ingredients together. The longer they sit, the better the solution is!

To make the "snake maker", you will need:
Then:

POPCORN POPPER

This was inspired by this pin

You will need:
I thought the popcorn would be healthier to use (for both the birds and my little snackers) and used that instead of marshmallows.
Launch the popcorn by placing it inside the cup, pull back the balloon and it will fly far!

CHEETOS GAME
This game is on this pin
Divide players into teams of two. Start a one-minute timer. Pairs must get a shower cap onto one teammate's head and cover the cap with shaving cream. Then the capless teammate, standing behind a tape or rope line a few feet away, tries to throw cheese puffs into the shaving cream. The team gets a point for every puff still on the cap when the minute is up.
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