Friday, January 4, 2013

Minor problem

I've go some new posts for you all however blogger is having a glitch and will not allow me to upload pics...I'll keep trying :(

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Teaching kids to love good food: HOMEMADE GRANOLA BARS

I have to say I was a bit intimidated by these at first. But my interest for creating non processed food in our home with Lesa packaging had me too intrigued not to try it. I have to say it's super easy and EVERYONE  LOVES them. Once I made the first batch by a recipe I then started coming up with my own concoction and now I would now call myself an expert. I made a ton this weekend and put them in ziplock bags and threw them in the freezer.....YUMMO. You have to try these....and get creative....let me know what concoctions you come up with!

My favorite so far was the pumpkin granola bars....I was inspired by this site. If you are a recipe type person then here you go....I am more of a look at a recipe and fly by the seat of my pants no measuring kinda girl so therefore I have no exact measurements for you but this page has a bunch of recipes for you...ENJOY!


I found an awesome resource that I am totally addicted to and st share.....she is totally "that mom" that I aim to be. I think you will all find her sight inspiring so please check her out HERE. The first project that I just had to try washer sensory bags.....Fabulous and super cheap for hours of fun! These are the best ingredients to a great project. I took a trip to the dollar tree (addicted) and picked up some items to make these bags. I'm totally going to be making some more but I only had abut 10 min to get these ready before I had to jet! Here is what I came up with....
This first one is my under the sea....I took dish soap ($1 from dollar tree) and a pack of sea creatures (1$ DT) and put them in a ziplock back and reinforced ziplock with packaging tape....Fells squish and weird in child's hands you can also make animals swim which is A's personal fav!

This is the planes trains and automobile one, it's in liquid soap that gets all sudsy when squished around.
And the boys fav....bugs in gel. I put all the bugs in hair gel from the dollar tree and its super sticky and makes the bugs look stuck....They think it's great.
I'm looking to do a letter bag, a sparkle bag and an eye spy bag.....but I need to find the goodies for inside. When I do the letter one I'm going to use conditioner from DT so that they really have to search to find the letters I request! SOOOOO FUNNN! I love being a mom!
Please share with us what kids of sensory bags you make for you make for your kiddos!


Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New year, I realize I've been on a mini vacation from the blog and I apologise. This does not mean my kids have been sitting in front of the TV with no food or fun activities it just means through ou this holiday season i have found it impossible to get on and upload pics never mind post about our oh so fun holiday season. However I am back and I have SOME AWESOME new stuff in store for you, including lots of sensory projects that are going to have my clean friends crawling in their skin....YAY! Anyways my new years resolution is to ost at least 4 times a week so keep me in check if I get behind and lets all have a fabulous and FUN 2013 with our babes!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Kids: homemade gift for teachers

We made these and had so much fun. I painted the kids hands with appropriate colors to look like Santa and on the back it says, " This is so you remember when I have grown so tall....that you made a huge difference in my life when I was very small" So cute!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Kids: Fine motor skills

Another awesome dollar tree find: (sorry it's upside down)

These little kits are SUPER ANNOYING however, my kids had a ball with it and it took up a good chunk of time. The kits come with a tiny wrench and screwdriver and my boys thought that was amazing. it comes with 29 pieces and you put every tiny little piece together and poof a helicopter is born. My only complaint about this activity is that they continuously fall apart when your little boys want to play with them after!


Kids: Glow in the dark Tubby time

I'm always looking for new CHEAP ways to entertain my kids and keep them excited about life and exploration. I picked up a couple packs of glow sticks at the dollar tree (who doesn't love the dollar tree) and threw them in the tub with kids and turned off the lights....the laughter was priceless they had so much fun. After we got all washed up I let them take the glow sticks to bed for a fun night light!