Posts made in August, 2011

A Fun And Creative Way To Display Your Kids School Projects

Posted by on Aug 31, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Fun for Kids, Kids Space | 0 comments

A Fun And Creative Way To Display Your Kids School Projects

It’s that time again … the kids come home from school with their stacks of cute and creative projects in hand.  They are so proud of them, and have worked so hard to make them.  Give the fridge a little break and try this in-expensive solution to display there hard work! I love the kids projects as much as they do, but you can only attach so many to the fridge before they are falling every time that you shut the door!  My idea was simple.  I wanted a way for Kyle to be able to display his projects in his own room that was neat, simple, and inexpensive to make. We made a...

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Cool Cucumber Dip

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Food | 1 comment

Cool Cucumber Dip

I have an over abundance of cucumbers from my garden this year.  The thought of wasting them makes me crazy!  As an alternative to cucumber salad I tried this amazing roasted red pepper and green onion filled dip! PERFECT for fresh sliced cucs from the garden! This is the scene out of our garden about every other day! What to do with them all! It’s awesome, but how many cucumbers can one eat?  With this recipe I have not had to waste a- one!  It’s Delicious!  The kids even like it! This is a Kraft Recipe but I use whatever I have in the house – I also only use 1/2 a...

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Bite Sized Sandwiches – Perfect For Kids On The Go

Posted by on Aug 30, 2011 in Food, Fun for Kids | 0 comments

Bite Sized Sandwiches – Perfect For Kids On The Go

There are many days that I make a lunch for the kids and cringe as I reluctantly throw most of it  into the garbage.  They are just not interested.  Ugh!  What a waste.  How could I get them to eat their sandwiches and prevent the wasteful cycle? Bust out the play-dough tools!!  Yup you heard me right! My kids have a pretty fancy selection of play-dough tools. I ran a few through the dishwasher to sanitize, and now they are kitchen tools that I use almost daily! The stars and circles are their favorites. They have always liked peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, or peanut butter...

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Rockin Pet Rocks In the Garden

Posted by on Aug 29, 2011 in Fun for Kids | 2 comments

Rockin Pet Rocks In the Garden

We were picking rocks outside one day and not even close to done.  How could I get the kids excited to keep helping with this mundane chore?  I told the them they could collect a few rocks and we would paint them to make pet rocks!  All of a sudden we had collected, very quickly, every rock in sight with excitement!  We had a great time doing every step of this project and they are now awesome garden decorations! What a fun summer project, and it didn’t cost us a cent!  First I had the kids collect some rocks of all different shapes and sizes while we were working outside.  Yes,...

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Girls Rain Gutter Bookshelves With Flare

Posted by on Aug 28, 2011 in Do It Yourself, Kids Space | 8 comments

Girls Rain Gutter Bookshelves With Flare

Baskets and baskets of books….everywhere!  Every mother of toddlers knows what I’m talking about.  You finish every single night by scooping ALL the books that are covering the living room floor back into their baskets!  I found that the kids enjoyed dumping them and then dancing on them more than reading them. These inexpensive bookshelves made from rain gutters are the PERFECT solution! I originally wanted to make one of those wooden pottery barn style book racks, but then stumbled upon this fantastic idea!!  I have seen many different blogs that boasted about the genius...

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