The girls are off from school today and it is pouring! We had a fun morning play date which occupied a few hours, but of course as soon as I get home I hear… “I’m bored”. I needed to think quick so I decided to check out my Target dollar spot stash! Thank goodness we frequent there and they never disappoint. This weekend we found so many goodies in the dollar section for holiday crafting. The girls stocked up on Halloween crafts and supplies. This was the perfect afternoon activity for a rainy day off from school. We colored festive masks and painted spooky houses. I absolutely love Target and it has become my girls favorite store too! For just a few dollars, you can have an afternoon of fun! I would check out your local Target and stock up on dollar spot deals! The crafts are so much fun and can keep your kids busy for rainy or cold days!
I always wanted to be the type of mom that had a delicious and yummy snack prepared in the afternoon. Today was a rainy and cold day, the first day like this in months. I wanted to have a fun and different snack that the girls would enjoy and keep them busy since the weather was not perfect. I decided to make pretzels and homemade cheese sauce. I cannot even begin to say how big of a hit this was in our home. The pretzels were frozen and ready in just minutes and the cheese sauce was so simple. I had the entire snack on the table in about 15 minutes. Perfect rainy day treat!
Cheese Sauce Recipe
4 teaspoon flour
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
Salt pepper to taste
In a sauce pan use 1/4 cup of the milk and wish with flour. Cook until combined well. Add remaining milk and bring to boil. Stirring till thickened. Take off head and add cheese. Stir until completely combined and season well.
Have you kids ever asked for the lunchables at the grocery store? Well my little one has!! As soon as kindergarten started she was begging me to buy her those for her lunch. I decided to take matters into my own hands and create her her very own lunchable that she would be proud to eat at the cafeteria. I wanted to show you my easy mom hack to make the perfect size meat and cheese for crackers. I used a medicine cup, one that comes from something like liquid Tylenol. It is the perfect size. I cut around the ham and cheese. It was the perfect size to fit on her crackers. She was so excited to take her lunch to school! I added a few extra touches in her bento box… and she had the perfect lunch!
After school is the time to play! We love to find fun family activities to fill our afternoon and keep things exciting. Sophia and Priscilla had a blast playing with their two slime creations from Floamslimes !!! Not only is this homemade slime super fun, it smells delicious too! You can find this awesome company on Etsy and Instagram. Check out the company info below!!!
I’m a busy mom and always on the go! It is so hard to find a delicious and healthy snack bar that I can carry with me in my bag. I am gluten free and need to be careful what I eat because of my migraine condition. I am always afraid to eat certain meal replacement bars because of their artificial ingredients. Bobs Red Mills recently came out with these amazing snack bars that are so filling they can be used as a meal replacement too! I am in love with the peanut butter and jelly flavor, but there are a few to choose from! They are so delicious and my daughters love them too! That’s a huge gluten free mommy win!!!!
After school snack time … my favorite time!!! I love when my girls are both home and I get to make them something yummy to eat. I try to always create a treat that is fun to eat and healthy. With the ninja foodi I was able to make yummy donut holes in the air fryer in just minutes and they were delicious! The girls loved helping me roll the yummy donuts in the sugar once they were done and of course eating them! Here is the quick and easy recipe!
1 can biscuit dough
Cinnamon and sugar
Preheat air-fryer for a few minutes to get warm. Set for 8 minutes at 400 degrees. Once they come out roll in either cinnamon and sugar or powdered sugar …and enjoy!
Being a mom of two girls means we have a lot of accessories! My girls love to get dressed up and of course make their hair look pretty too! When I came across Headbands Of Hope and what the company is all about I could not wait to be a part of it! When you order from this company a headband goes to a child with cancer. This is something so special to my heart. I love a company that cares enough to give back. We decided to get a set of matching headbands and we absolutely love them! I encourage you to check out this company and purchase a headband or hair accessory today! Remember giving back feels amazing!
Summer may be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean your skin should go unprotected! I love my sunscreen from BARE REPUBLIC! It’s whipped and amazing!!!!! I use my spf 30 on my body and my tinted sunscreen on my face! I love that it is mineral based and safe to use!!! You cannot go wrong with this product! It is a must have all year long!
High Five for Sun Protection!
Recently, I find myself waking up early, even an hour or more before the alarm is set to go off. You see yesterday my baby went to kindergarten. I cannot even begin to tell you the emotions I have inside of me. I am filled with sadness, happiness, excitement, fear, and so many more things just swirling inside. She has been with me every day since she was born 5 years ago. It is hard to let go and put her safety into another person’s hands. It is hard to watch the clock tick hour by hour from 9 to nearly 4 before she comes home. How did this happen!? How did my baby grow up so fast?! She has become this independent and bright little girl right before my eyes. I could not be more proud of her, but with this comes a new found anxiety that is keeping me awake. I am now worrying about school lunches and snacks. I worry about pretty much anything you can think of. I keep telling myself once this becomes our new normal I will sleep again and my nerves will calm down, but right now I just miss my little girl. Is that crazy? Am I wrong to wish time would slow down and I wasn’t getting ready to go pack her backpack right now? My message to the moms that may be putting their little ones on the bus this morning… I’m there with you!! I held on to my tears until my brave little one was far enough away and then I cried a river. We prepared them to get to the point they are today… and we will get through this amazing new chapter… after a few tears and sleepless nights of course.
One of our favorite prepared meals for kids is Kidfresh! I cannot say enough good things about this brand! I found this brand when Sophia was starting to eat table food and have loved it for years! It is real ingredients made fresh and with love. The company cares about what goes into the meals and even puts hidden veggies in each and every kid plate. We love the mac and cheese and the chicken nuggets. They also have pasta with meat sauce, quesadillas, and so many more! When you open the mac and cheese you see real shredded cheese!!! What mom would not feel good about giving their child this meal?!!? My girls ask for this in the supermarket and I am happy to buy it for them. It is a quick go to meal when we are busy and it tastes delicious! I find myself taking bites of their pasta and even eating the chicken nuggets on my salads too! If you haven’t tried Kidfresh yet, I encourage you to go to their website to see where you can find them locally!