Potty Training Party
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Potty training is a BIG event. As a parent I look forward to this day just as much as my kids look forward to their birthdays. Why not celebrate it just as much?! I have potty trained 4 kids so far. My son is my last one and I am SO excited. I decided that this time around we are going to have a big potty training party. We are going to celebrate with ...
Soldier Hollow Ice Castles
The Ice Castles are back and open at Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah! My girls were so excited to see the sculptures again this year. This is one destination they look forward to each year. In fact they want to go right when it opens and then again just before they close to see how much taller it has grown. Each day 10,000 icicles are grown each day and placed throughout the ice castles.
The giant ice features are better then ever this year! The artists used an entire acre of land as their ...
Save on Kidgets Diapers at Family Dollar
I have tried many different diapers with my 5 kids. When I was offered a chance to work on a sponsored campaign on behalf of Family Dollar, I was excited to try Kidgets Diapers. This is one diaper that amazingly I have not previously tried.
Parents with young children spend an enormous amount of money on diapers. These are a necessity so we endure the cost, however it never stopped me from finding better deals. Anything to save a little here and there is a good thing. Kidgets diapers ...
Good old fashioned chalk boards are back. Perhaps not in schools, but in homes, stores and at parties! Chalkboards allow your creativity to take over. You don't need to be super creative or perfect the first time because if you don't like it, just erase and start all over again.
Let me introduce you to Tara Roark and her company Chalk Couture. She has elevated the plain old chalkboard to new heights. Here are 3 reasons I love Chalk Couture.
The chalk boards are magnet boards. I find ...
How I Reward Myself at the End of the Day
Dinner is put away, chores are done, kids are showered and in bed, now it is time for ME. What can I do to reward myself for making it through the day?
I ask myself this question on those especially hard days. The answer varies of course for me as I'm sure it would for you. Some nights it is very unhealthy but for those nights when I want to be more healthy I turn to Muller Dessert Inspired Yogurt.
This is not like the yogurt you have for breakfast, a quick lunch or a snack for my ...
Cinco de Mayo Party Food and Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
My family is SO busy! I have 5 kids and am coordinating 15 schedules right now. It is a lot! If things are not planned and on the calendar they are often forgotten. One of those things is Cinco de Mayo. I usually wake up that morning and think "oh no now what do I do?" Luckily I have a plan this year.
Jose Ole to the rescue! They have fun frozen snacks. When I do remember, usually a few days before, while I am at the grocery store all I need to do is grab a couple boxes of Mini Tacos and ...
A Culinary Adventure + Giveaway with Raw Spice Bar
I'm really excited to be working with Raw Spice Bar today. I love learning about new -to me- companies and products. My family was able to go on a culinary adventure around the world without leaving our home. How great is that! We frequently talk about where we want to travel to whether it is in the US or abroad. We were able to discover Persia through new tastes and new smells in our home. We didn't need to pack and we didn't need to spend a lot of money.
Raw Spice Bar is a company ...
Discovering Utah: Ice Castles
I love to discover all the fun places Utah has to offer! We had an amazing opportunity to visit the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah. This year it is being built at the Soldier Hollow Resort located at 2002 Soldier Hollow Road, Midway, Utah, 84049. My Little Chefs were super excited when I told them we were going to visit. Little Chef H wasn't so sure what I was talking about so I pulled up the Ice Castles website and showed her what we would be seeing. That is when she couldn't stop askig if ...
Panda Face Food Art
My Little Chefs have always loved playing with their food. When they go through periods of not wanting lunch we change it up to make it seem different. We might use a lunch tray instead of a plate, deconstruct their sandwich, put things on a stick, anything out of the ordinary. We do the same for afternoon snacks when everyone gets home because it is fun, they are always hungry at that time. I thought it would be fun to make an after school snack using one of our favorite play foods, ...
What is the face of your dinner table?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.
Today we are getting real. A lot of times we do not want others to see what goes on behind our closed doors. But, today we are sharing with you what our table looks like at meal time.
Sometimes we have happy faces.
Sometimes we have angry faces.
Sometimes we have sad faces.
Sometimes we laugh.
Sometimes we fight.
Sometimes someone doesn't want to be talked to.
Sometimes someone doesn't ...
Ice Castles in Midway, Utah
We had the opportunity this week to visit the Ice Castles in Midway, Utah. This was our first time at the Ice Castles, but because we had just seen Frozen so I knew my Little Chefs were going to make parallels to the movie and enjoy this experience even more. We arrived at dusk, just before the sun set, which seems to be SO early now days! We were able to see the Ice Castles in some light and then enjoyed them in the dark. The castles are lit from the inside with changing colors. They glow in ...
Disclosure: I was paid to produce this post but the opinions in it are my own.
Do you ever shop at the grocery store thinking about what to make for breakfast for your house guests? Frozen and refrigerated foods are great because a lot of the hard work is done. When you are up late having fun the last thing you want to do is get up super early to make something delicious. Why not get a little help from the frozen and refrigerated sections while you sleep in just a little bit longer.
Sponsored Post: Just Dance Kids 2014
We do a lot of dancing and a lot of listening to music at our house. Recently, the Just Dance Kids 2014 game for XBOX 360 KINECT was sent to us to try out. My Little Chefs have had a great time dancing while listening to music and learning new moves! They especially love turning it on when friends are over. We all smile, laugh and cheer each other on while having so much fun! In fact, we have so much fun their friends request to play the game when they are over! As a parent I'm ...
Easy Striped Glass Vase
With the holidays just around the corner decorating and gift giving ideas are in full swing. Martha Stewart Crafts has a full line of products to help. She has a multi-surface craft system which includes craft paint, glass paint, decoupage and jewelry. I used the glass etching cream to create this beautiful striped glass vase. It was simple to make and looks fantastic. It can be used not only for the next upcoming holiday's but as a vase filled with your favorite flowers.
Sponsored Post: Creepy Crawly JIGGLERS
Last week we shared some fun and easy Halloween ideas you could do for a school party or for a kids Halloween party at your home. We had the opportunity to try out a JELL-O JIGGLERS recipe perfect for Halloween, Creepy Crawly JIGGLERS. When I first saw these I was so excited because they are cute, easy enough kids can do and (besides the waiting time) they only have 20 minutes of prep time!
Little Chef D was overjoyed to make these but then her sisters quickly chimed in and wanted to help. ...
Sponsored Post: Green Giant Veggie Snacks
Not only has school already started for us, but so has soccer season! Practices are keeping us busy each night. This Saturday is the first of the games. Spending so much time outside waiting and watching I have to be creative to keep my Little Chefs happy. One way is to make sure they are fed. I have found if they are hungry they are not happy anywhere, especially at the soccer field where they need to stay for a predetermined time. We are not able to leave whenever we want which makes it ...
Sponsor Post: Wonderful Brands – Wonderful Snacking & GIVEAWAY
I am sure all of you are familiar with Pom Wonderful Pomegranets - well, did you know that the Wonderful Brand also offers snacking nuts?! We are always on the hunt for something new, something different, and even something a bit healthier for the Little Chefs - and myself for snacks. In the craziness and fun of summer - going to playdates, the beach or pool, swimming lessons, soccer, camping or traveling - we need snacks that are easy to grab on the go, and that will satisfy hungry ...
Rite Aid Tugaboos
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Rite Aid Tugaboos diapers.
Are you like me and need to try out every brand of diapers until you find one you like? Maybe I'm a little strange, but I've had kids in diapers for years now and I have been through quite a few diapers and brands of diapers. My favorite place to shop for diapers is Rite Aid because it is right around the corner and because they have some great diaper sales.
Did you know Rite Aid has their own brand of ...