DIY Customized Water Bottles Using Decorative Tape

Looking for a fun way to make serving bottled water extra special at an event or party?  Turn those store bought bottled waters into customized bottles that for fit your event’s decor for just a couple dollars.  A roll of decorative packaging tape is all you need to transform those boring water bottles  to an extraordinary addition to your event!  Not only are these great for events, parties, cookouts, birthdays, and graduations but they are great to keep in the fridge for the kids to grab and go.  We use them in lunches, for sporting events and more.  It’s quick and easy for the kids to keep track of their water bottle at sporting events because they are specially marked and easily identifiable.  This takes only moments and takes bottled water to a new, fun level.

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#TasteSilk – Mommy Mini Vacation At Home & Cakebatter Shakes

A mother is a mother 100% of the time, no matter how many kids they have, no matter how many jobs they work, no matter how many irons they have in the fire. Finding a moment of peace in the chaos is always a challenge, but it is also an important task. Every mom can enjoy some much needed peace of mind on occasion. Want to know how this stay at home mom gets her mini vacation daily without leaving her house? How she keeps her sanity when her days are going full speed with crazy, silly, messy, busy, unrelenting fun with her kids? There are a few things that I keep in my fridge which allow me a moment of peace in each crazy day, without having to leave the house!

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A House For Our Peeps – Kid’s Easter Activity

I have been enjoying every second of my time with he kids while they are on spring break from school.  It is so making me look forward to summer vacation, projects, and playing all day!  I am also reminded that busy kids are happy kids.  For that reason we have been doing all sorts of projects together to keep  their little hands and minds busy so they don’t have time to cause trouble.  This was a fun Easter activity that the kids had a great time with.  We made candy bird houses for our Peeps, and now have some beautiful little bird houses to display through Easter!  Graham crackers turned bird houses are a sweet way to make a peep house that the kids can decorate any old way they want.  Of course, covering it with candy is an obvious choice.  Not only would this be a great activity to do before Easter, but a great way to use up uneaten candy after the Easter holiday.

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Princess Castle Birthday Cake From Cake Mix And Ice Cream Cones

Alright folks, here is my  final post about the birthday treats!  This one was my favorite, so I saved it for last!  When giving a 4 year old the opportunity to choose her own birthday cake, you had better be ready to get creative!  My little lady paged through her favorite Disney Princess cookbook to find the birthday cake of her dreams.  This was a really fun cake to make, and required no special tools or ability.  Just a few ice cream cones, some canned frosting, a boxed cake mix, and a variety of sprinkles and some assorted candies was all I needed to turn an ordinary cake mix into a castle birthday cake fit for a princess.  This castle cake can be customized for any tyoe of princess by changing up the flavors, colors, and candy choices.

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#TysonPickyEaters – Making Mealtime Fun

As a stay at home Mom I shop for, prepare, serve, and clean up three meals a day. Getting my kids to eat a balanced, healthy meal is important to me. From the very beginning I have done my best to teach my children healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime. Nothing is more frustrating than cooking a meal and then scraping it off of the kid’s plates into the garbage can. We have all done it. Here are some great ways to make meal time fun so your kids get the nutrition that they need.  From my experience, the most effective manner of getting the kids to eat is by making mealtime fun! From cutting things into fun shapes to making faces out of packed lunches I am always coming up with new ways to make meal time silly, fun, and playful.  Here are some fun ways to make meal time fun!

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Nerd Cupcakes – Fun For All Ages

Just two more tasty treats to share with you from my list of Birthday goodies.  Here is a version of a cupcake that will send kids of any age into a tizzy.  If you know anyone that loves Nerds candies you have got to make them a batch of these fun loving little cupcakes.  What do you get when you combine a boxed cake mix, some frosting, and an entire box of Nerd candies?  Sheer childhood dreams coming true, if you ask me.  Who didn’t love dumping those little Nerd candies into their mouth as a kid?  Now, infuse some cupcakes with them, frost that, and then dip the entire cupcake into a pile of candy.  Add them to your cupcakes and you have a treat for a kid at any age or for an adult who is just a kid at heart!

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Turn A Boxed Cake Mix Into A Special Numbered Birthday Cake

Birthdays are a big deal, but making a cake doesn’t have to be.  Here is a simple way to turn an ordinary boxed cake mix into a very special birthday cake adorned with that special person’s age adorning the top.  Choose the birthday boy or girl’s favorite flavor of cake mix, bake and decorate it with just a extra supplies.  Prepacked frosting, a number cut from paper, and 2 different kinds of sprinkles is all you will need to make a boxed cake go from ordinary to extra special.  This sweet little cake is fit for a princess at any age and is as easy to make and decorate as mixing up a prepacked cake mix, baking it and frosting it with prepackaged frosting.  This is such a fun way to totally tailor any cake for any occasion without spending hours making it!  Change up the colors, sprinkles, and flavor to suit absolutely any occasion that is worth celebrating!

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Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes – Tips And Tricks To Success

So, I’m sure you have seen these adorable ice cream cone cupcakes out there before.  They are pictured on cake mix boxes, and make cupcakes extra special.  Some years ago I tried making these on a few occasions, and was terribly disappointed at their final appearance.  Of course, they never looked as pretty as the ones on the cake mix packaging.  When my little girl told me that she wanted to take these to school as her birthday treat, I was determined to make them a success.  Not only did they turn out yummy, but I made two different versions that were as sweet and adorable as my newly turned 4 year old princess!  This post will give you lots of great tips on how I made these from preparing, baking, decorating, storing, and even transporting 2 dozen ice cream cone cupcakes!

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Easy Angry Bird Birthday Cake – Dirt Cake Style

Your child’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to find creative ways to celebrate them, and the things that they love.  When my son requested an Angry Bird dirt cake for his birthday, I had to improvise and make something that was quick, easy, and super fun for his special day!  This spin on the classic dirt cake would be perfect for anyone  that loves Angry Birds!  This is an easy dessert to put together, and anything that is simple to make and thrills your kids is the perfect combination for a birthday celebration!  This light tasty filling layered into a trifle dish with Oreos and topped with colorful Angry Bird figures is as simple as it gets, but makes a big impact at a party, especially if the Birthday boy loves those naughty piggies and mad birds!

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Pack A Surprise Birthday Lunch For School Aged Kids

 Last week was so exciting for us!  Both kids celebrated their birthdays, as well as valentines day!  Let’s just say I baked non stop treats last week and was busily running around trying to make lots of special memories with the kids.  This was the very first year that my son was at school all day long and I wanted to do a little something special for him as a birthday surprise.  I love doing things that don’t cost any money, but make my children feel special and loved.  Here is a simple way to make a packed school lunch extra special on their birthday!  That way, even though they are not at home, they will know that you are thinking about them as they eat their lunch at school on their birthday!

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