What’s in your snack bowl?

I’m hungry! I want a snack!  What do you do in your house when the snack attack strikes? Well I for one got tired of going to the kitchen to help the kids get out at snack. I got tired of the battle over healthy snack choices.  I have two boys who eat a lot. They eat three healthy meals and still snack morning, noon, night, and every time in between. So we have two snacking options available to them where they can help themselves, a snack bowl and a snack drawer.

Encourage healthy snacking choices with a snack bowl

What’s in your snack bowl?

First we have the snack bowl. Every morning I restock the snack bowl. It lives in the middle of our kitchen table and is open all day for unlimited snacking.  I usually only put fruits and vegetables in this bowl. That is why it is open for unlimited snacking.  And once the bowl is empty it stays empty until the next day. My boys are very active. They both swim two days a week. The oldest plays basketball twice a week. We take daily walks and play outside frequently as a break in our homeschool day. So having unrestricted access to fruits and vegetables in my opinion is okay since they still eat well at meal times. Occasionally, I try to find healthy snacks to give them a little more variety in the snack bowl. These snacks are usually small bags of nuts or fruit strips, something that does not have a lot of sugar and is healthy.  My boys love fruit strips and I love that they can go anywhere since they are so slim. This is one of the extra snacks I might put in the snack bowl. Recently I had the opportunity to try a new kind of fruit strip that is made with vegetables too. I have to say Veggie Go’s fruit strips are snack bowl approved! Veggie Go’s have 1/2 a serving of fruit and 1/2 a serving of veggies. There is no added sugar, they are organic and non-GMO. They come in 5 unique flavors. [Read More…]

Easy Easter Craft: Bunny Bubbles

Easy Easter Craft: Bunny Bubbles

Bunny Bubbles

Springtime is almost here! I don’t know about where you are, but we have had a cold, dreary winter and I can’t wait to see some sunshine and take some walks with my family. With springtime comes fun holidays like Easter! Easter is a fun holiday with a great meaning and I like to think of fun ways to celebrate it. Crafting is something I like to do with my daughter and blowing bubbles is one of her favorite things to do. (No really, the kids first word was bubble!) so I thought I would combine Easter, crafting, and bubbles to make my Easy Easter Craft: Bunny Bubbles!  [Read More…]

Pizza Roll Recipe

pepperoni, mozzarella, marinara pizza rolls

My kids love pizza and so do I but I have to admit I can get tired of it after awhile. If my kids had their way they would have pizza once a week or more. Not me, I think once a month is enough. So I try to find recipes that use some of the same ingredients as pizza since I know my kids will try them and hopefully like them. This pizza roll recipe was a big hit at my house. I made them with canned croissants, mini pepperonis, and mozzarella balls. We dipped them in marinara. You could use these as your main dish with salad and applesauce sides or serve them as an appetizer. They are fun for a kids party but also would be great for an adult get together.

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DIY Four Leaf Clover Barrettes for St.Patrick’s Day!

DIY Four Leaf Clover Barrettes for St.Patrick’s Day!

Clover-Barrettes

February has come to an end! It’s time to welcome March and all it’s glory. Warmer temperature, spring rain showers, and St.Patrick’s Day! I love pretty much every holiday because I get to make fun themed crafts and activities!  [Read More…]

How To Organize Your Make Up Collection

How To Organize Your Make Up Collection

Make-Up-Organize

Guys, I’m going to be honest here, I am NOT an organized person. My refrigerator isn’t broken into sections, My daughters room doesn’t have helpful labels on her drawers to help her figure out where her clothes are, and my car? We don’t even want to go there. But, part of my new years resolution was to get a little more organized and little by little I am slowly getting there.

We all know that girls (well, most of us anyway, no hate to those of you rocking the natural look!) love us some make up. I don’t have the biggest make up collection out there, but it’s big enough that it’s slowly creeping to my husbands side of the bathroom and he is not happy. So I decided it was time to do a little organizing.

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Yep, that’s all my make up (well, most of it, I keep a few essentials in my purse for easy access). And I had it just thrown on the bathroom counter so I could see all of it. Selfish I know. So I searched around and found some simple solutions to all this mess that would not only make my make up organized, but pretty in my bathroom! Let’s check it out!

Here are 3 easy (and cheap!) ways to organize your make up:

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First, a utensil tray! All you do is clear out a drawer in your bathroom and slide this bad boy in there. No instead of your make up being tossed in a drawer and hard to find you can use the different compartments in the tray to house your different make ups. (1 section for eye products, 1 for lipsticks/gloss, 1 for skin care, etc). I found the one above for a dollar at the Dollar Tree!

Next, grab a toothbrush holder! This would be perfect for holding all your make up brushes. I love this idea because I’ve seen some super cute toothbrush holders to put your make up brushes in and you can get one that matches your bathroom! Plus it keeps the make up brushes upright and poofy.

Finally, instead of stacking your make up pallets in the corner of your bathroom, grab a cute serving tray (scooped mine up for $2 at Goodwill) and keep them on that. It’s looks kind of classy eh?

One more little tip before I go, If you are feeling really fancy, Amee over at Real Advice Gal has an AWESOME DIY Magnetic makeup board you can make, your welcome ;)

How do you organize your makeup? Let me know me the comments below!

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Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe

Super easy Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal

Morning is one of the busiest time in our house that’s why I don’t always have enough time to prepare breakfast. To make sure that I have something filling and delicious to feed my family I sometimes make ahead our breakfast like this peanut butter parfait or the make ahead breakfast basic muffin recipe. One of our recent favorite is this delicious but super easy to make Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal Recipe, just put your ingredients in the slow cooker, set the time and you’ll wake up with hot breakfast for the whole family.

Ingredients:

2 apples peeled & sliced
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 cups oatmeal

Directions:

For the oatmeal dump Apple mixture on bottom of crockpot, put oatmeal on top & add 4 cups of water. Do not stir. Cook on slow for 8 hrs.

Prepare easy breakfast like this Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal recipe

Also try these recipes:

Monkey Bread Recipe with Cream Cheese
Toll House Pan Cookie Recipe
Eggnog Cookies Recipe