Mini Mission – Every Day is a Big Day to Have a Conversation With your Kids

Who doesn’t love scholastic books. I remember sitting at home circleing the books I wanted as a kid, and now my own kids bring their folders home with flyers. I think I enjoy going trough them just as much as they do, and we always find something fun and exciting that we cannot wait to read. Here is a great campaign that gives you the opportunity to compete in monthly mini missions for an opportunity to earn free scholastic books and be entered into a sweepstakes.

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Microwave Caramel Corn

The cool fall weather brings movie night back to our house.  It is one of our favorite family things to do when the weather turns cold and the days get shorter.  Snuggling up together with a good movie and our favorite movies means good memories and sweet treats to share.  Movie night is never complete without popcorn of some kind.  Here is an extra special popcorn treat that is as fun to make as it is to eat!  Microwave Caramel corn is a fun project to do with the kids and an extra special movie night treat!

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Silly Monster Sandwich – Halloween Lunch

If  you are at home with your kids, or you pack them a lunch to eat at school, this is a fun way to give them a healthy lunch a  that will make them laugh.  Tiny candy eyeballs can turn any sandwich into a silly monster that will make lunch full of silly fun.  A great way to celebrate Halloween with a lunch that they won’t soon forget because, well…it’s looking back at them!  This is a great way to make a silly Halloween lunch that takes little to no extra time!

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Easy Halloween Snack For School

Need a super quick, super cute Halloween snack for you kids to share at school that is healthy and nutritious?  Here is a healthy alternative to the normal trick or treat type Halloween candy treat.  Festive orange solo cups turned into little monster popcorn holders and ghostly string cheese make for a healthy snack that the kids will be super excited to share with their class.  The best part is, it will only take you a few minutes to prepare and your kids will get a kick out of this.  They can even help too!

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The Little Mermaid Movie Date And Starfish Rice Krispie Treats

As the first week of school approaches, I find myself trying to soak in every last moment of summer vacation with the kids.  I fill the last few days of our summer together with fun activities and things that focus on being together as a family.  One of the activities on our summer fun list was for each child to pick a movie to watch and then I would plan a little themed dinner date to go with it.  This was a great way for us to have a quiet little family day and make it extra fun for the kids.  My daughter decided on a Little Mermaid themed movie date and it couldn’t have been more exciting for her.  Complete with the cutest little starfish rice krispie dessert, it was the perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer together.

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DIY Sugar Sprinkles And An Easy Lemon Cake

One of my very favorite summer time dessert is this super simple lemon cake.  Topped with a little cool whip it is the perfect light summery dessert to enjoy with my family!  A lemon cake mix, a can of 7UP, and a container of cool whip make for a fantastic dessert to make and share.  Three ingredients are all you will need to whip up this pretty little dessert that everyone in your family will love, and here’s the best part…it’s a Weight Watchers recipe so it is guilt free treat… unless, of course, you eat the entire cake.  I’m also including a fun little trick to help you fancy up any dessert using DIY Sugar sprinkles in case your pantry isn’t stocked with sprinkles!  The combination of these two ideas is the prefect pairing –  lemon cake and sugar sprinkles!

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Chocolate chip cookies, is there anyone alive that wouldn’t eat one if it was set in front of them?  They are one of the simplest forms of baking happiness and sharing it with the people you love!  If you love chocolate chip cookies, and especially the cookie dough – here is a great little recipe that you have got to try!  Six simple ingredients are all you will need, and you don’t even have to turn on your even to enjoy this chocolaty treat.  No bake chocolate chip cookie dough balls are the perfect summer time treat to make and enjoy with your kids.  They are so simple and easy to make and they are sure to be a hit with anyone you decide to share them with!  Just mix, roll, refrigerated, serve and watch the smiles appear.

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Gifts For Men – Father’s Day Treat Gift Basket

Need a great practical gift for Dad this father’s day?  Something you know he will love, use, and appreciate?  Take a trip to the local grocery store and stroll up and down each isle with nothing but good old Dad in mind!  Grab a few of those things that you know he loves as a delightful treat and package them up for a thoughtful, yet useful gift this fathers day.  With father’s day right around the corner,  I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit.  What man doesn’t love his favorite snacks and treats in the cupboard for a late night movie or after a long days work.  Stock him up with his favorite treats and make it into a gift to show Dad just how special he is.  This gift is not just for Father’s day – try it for any man on your list during the holidays, to celebrate a birthday, or any occasion!

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A Beer Cake For The Man In Your Life

Birthdays and holidays always leave my baffled when it comes to what to give the men in my life as a gift.  Unless I have a list with a specific tool or electronic devises I am lost, and most likely I don’t have enough money to buy it anyway!  These days I am trying hard to think practical, but still put the time and effort into giving gifts to the men that mean the most to me deserve.  With father’s day right around the corner and today being my handsome hubby’s birthday I wanted to share a past gift with you that was a huge hit.  What man doesn’t love a nice cold beer after a hard day, or while grilling out on a nice summer night.  Stock him up with his favorite brew and make it into a cake fit for any man on their special day.   If that man isn’t a beer drinker substitute any beverage that they like!

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Oreo Fluff Recipe – Easy Memorial Day Picnic Dessert

With memorial day weekend all but here I know that a vast majority of you will be spending some time at a get together, cookout, or picnic of some kind.  And from that weekend through the summer months there are lots of opportunities to bring a dish to pass to lots of different types of summer functions.  Here is a simple dessert recipe that is sure to be a hit!  This Oreo Fluff recipe is quick and easy to make, but is packed full of creamy cookie goodness.  Guests of every age will enjoy this light fluffy dessert and I know you won’t leave with leftovers!  Take it to your next function to please a crowd.

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