Posts made in January, 2013

Cherry Cheesecake Dip – Fun Family Valentines Day Dessert

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Food, Holiday | 6 comments

Cherry Cheesecake Dip – Fun Family Valentines Day Dessert

I love making Valentines Day just a little bit out of the ordinary for my kids.  Things like a special packed lunch at school, heart shaped doughnuts for breakfast, an afterschool scarvenger hunt or a special dessert are just a few of the things that I have done to make their Valentine’s day special.  It doesn’t take a lot of extra time, or money to make their day exciting.  Here is a great recipe that is perfect for any get together where you need to feed a crowd, or a special after dinner treat for your family that is made with love.  We will be enjoying this on...

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Recycle Kid’s Outgrown Clothes Into Play Pillows

Posted by on Jan 25, 2013 in Clothes, Fun for Kids, Home Decor, Kids Space, Sew It | 0 comments

Recycle Kid’s Outgrown Clothes Into Play Pillows

Ever catch your child running around in a way too tight shirt that you know they dug out of the “too small” bin in the basement?  They promptly tell you that the shirt fits just fine even though their belly is sticking out, and they can bearly fit their arms into the sleeves.  You know those favorite shirts that they just can’t seem to get enough of!  Here is a way that I have discovered to make those favorite shirts last just a little bit longer.  Instead of packing them away or donating the kid’s favorite outgrown clothes I love to make them into little pillows...

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Easy Valentines Day Fudge That Is Fun For Kids – Brazilian Brigadeiros

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in Food, Fun for Kids, Kids Party | 2 comments

Easy Valentines Day Fudge That Is Fun For Kids – Brazilian Brigadeiros

Here is a simple fudge recipe that your kids will adore!  In just a few easy steps with a few common ingredients you have a chocolaty treat that is fit for any special occasion!  These Brazilian Brigadeiros are fun and easy to make with the kiddos and are totally tempting all covered in colorful sprinkles.  They are very common in Brazil at kid’s parties and festivities that involve children.  Try these covered in heart shaped sprinkles for a Valentines Day treat, or anytime you need a kid friendly dessert!  They are as fun to make as they are to eat!  make them for a special...

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Whooo’s Been Good? – Fun Kid’s Reward System

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in For Moms, Fun for Kids, Holiday | 0 comments

Whooo’s Been Good? –  Fun Kid’s Reward System

I think every mother wants to positively reinforce their children’s good behavior.  If you are like me, when you see bad behavior it is something you automatically “hone in on” – to correct it instantly.  Positive behaviors, on the other hand, often don’t get the same amount of attention.  We expect  our children to do certain things and act a certain way, and that is our job as parents to teach them.  Here is a great way to make a big deal out of good, positive behaviors and kind actions that your children choose to do on their own!  “Whooo’s...

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Budget Kitchen Island Makeover

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Do It Yourself, Home Decor | 2 comments

Budget Kitchen Island Makeover

As I mentioned in my last post I wanted to go into a little more detail on how I wallpapered, painted and then distressed our kitchen island.  I am going to guess that the total cost to change up our kitchen island was less than $6.oo.  I used paint colors that we had left over from other projects and less than half of a roll of paintable bead board wallpaper.  This is a great option if you have a kitchen island that doesn’t get a lot of abuse and needs a makeover – it looks pretty and the price is certainly right!  You can read all about my budget kitchen makeover here, but...

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