Archives for the month of: June, 2016

Krispie Stars

Celebrate America’s Independence Day with this week’s Recipe for Fun.  It’s another easy peasy to cook together with the kiddos.  It’ll be fun making and taking these tasty stars on a stick.

Ingredients

  • 2 stick butter or margarine
  • 1 bag (10-1/2 oz.) Miniature Marshmallows (6 cups)
  • 6 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 24 wooden popsicle sticks
  • 1 tube each: red, white and blue decorating gels
  • red, white and blue sprinkles
  • Large star cookie cutter

LINE 13×9-inch pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; lightly grease foil

Directions

1. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.
2. Add RICE KRISPIES cereal. Stir until well coated.
3. Using buttered spatula or wax paper evenly press mixture into 15 x 10 x 1-inch pan coated with cooking spray. While warm decorate with alternating rows of red, white and blue sprinkles. Cool slightly. Using cookie cutters coated with cooking spray cut into star shapes. Insert wooden stick into each, if desired. Best if served the same day.
MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS:
In microwave-safe bowl heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Follow steps 2 and 3 above. Microwave cooking times may vary.
Note
For best results, use fresh marshmallows. 1 jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme can be substituted for marshmallows. Diet, reduced calorie or tub margarine is not recommended. Store no more than two days at room temperature in airtight container. To freeze, place in layers separated by wax paper in airtight container. Freeze for up to 6 weeks. Let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes before serving.

Have a happy Father’s Day with Pancake Pops for Pops, this week’s Recipe for Fun. We found this to be a true win win for pancake lov’n Dads and their kids. Melissa from Number-2 Pencil blog, will show you how to make these bite size pancakes from scratch using creamy Greek yogurt, cooked on a lollipop stick. We know Pops for Pops will be a favorite at our house, and not reserved just for Father’s Day breakfast.

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Thank you so much Melissa for sharing your fun recipe just in time for Father’s Day

 

The Blue Basket has a fantastic DIY that even mom will want a turn wearing. Now, what dad would not enjoy this Father’s Day gift?

Socks, Men's or women's funny - If you can read this....bring me a beer, or bring me wine, or bring me chocolate Fathers Day Mothers Day

This looks like a funny and easy hack we found from Stoneridge Road. Pick up some men’s cushion comfort crew socks. Size 6-12  should fit most men plus a black waterproof permanent marker. Use your best penmanship, and there you have it a  quick and easy Father’s Day gift and real conversation piece.

Dig out a mason jar. Then pick up a gold ribbon and some Hershey’s Nuggets, gold wrapped Rolo’s, Ferrero Rocher, chocolate gold coins, or Werther’s Original and fill your jar. I Dig Pinterest was the inspiration for this gift. You will find the printable tag over there.

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Nearly Crafty has the 411 on this way cute bookmarker idea, hop on over. Think Grandpas and all of his grandkids with this one. How many markers could he receive?

We wish all of the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day!

Sleepover: noun: Also known as a “slumber party” when multiple participants are included. A social gathering with the purpose of entertaining  and promoting interpersonal bonding among those involved. Generally enjoyed by children and teens. Greatly feared by many adults. Beware: Usually a contradiction in terms, as very little sleep actually occurs during the event.

Summer Sleepovers could be so much more fun with this dual function bunk bed.

Spice up your summer sleepover parties with these entertaining games for girls:

Nail Polish Spin Game
Place several colors of nail polish in the middle of a circle of girls.  Have the first girl spin a bottle of nail polish.  Who ever the cap is pointing to when it is done spinning must paint one of her fingernails that color.  Then that person spins the next color of nail polish …. and so on.  Paint your toes also to make the game last longer.

Foil Make Over
The object is to create the best outfit out of aluminum foil.  Crazy game and lots of fun.  This can be played individually or if you have a lot of girls separate into teams.  Give each person / team 1 or 2 rolls of aluminum foil.  You can also use rubber bands or pieces of string if you want.  Create the most fabulous outfit you can using the aluminum foil.  Tops, pants, skirts, shorts … and don’t forget the sunglasses, jewelry, hats, flip-flops, tiaras booties, belts …anything your imagination can dream up.  Be sure and take pictures of your creations.

Blind Make Over
The first person puts on a blindfold and does the makeup of the second person.  Then when they are done the second person puts on the blindfold and does the makeup of the third person.  Draw numbers to determine the order.  Really funny – take pictures so you can keep the memories.

She Knows has some helpful advise and tips for parental survival like – inviting kids that you know, keeping it small, plan it for a Friday, be clear about the rules and don’t sweat the small stuff.

We wish you the best of luck and you may join us renaming this event to NO-“sleep”over.

 

 

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It’s finally here!  National Doughnut (Donut) Day! Either way you spell it, today is the day to celebrate them.

Friday, June 3, is National Doughnut Day and doughnut makers across the U.S. will celebrate by offering free doughnuts.

This tradition was established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to help raise funds for people in need. According to the Salvation Army Chicago’s website , the idea started on the battlefields of France during World War I when the Salvation Army served coffee and doughnuts to soldiers in the trenches.

And now for the really good news! Krispy Kreme is offering customers a FREE doughnut of their choice at all participating U.S. stores on Friday, June 3. No purchase is necessary for the free doughnut at Krispy Kreme. Go on….feel the love on !

Dunkin’ Donuts is celebrating too, you’ll get free doughnut with the purchase of any beverage at participating stores on Friday, June 3. Their offer is good all day long.

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Pretend Play Doughnuts

Making a doughnut selection has never been so much fun! The “yummiest” decision your little baker will have to make is which of the twelve delicious-looking, self-stick toppings to place on the six doughnuts in this wooden pretend food set. Young chefs will love changing the toppings on the wooden doughnuts to make Doughnut specials every day!

Last night, Kate and Michelle visited our Little League Baseball team for a game filled with sun, cheering, sunflower seeds and of course, plenty of mosquito bites — but it was all well worth it!

The team started the season off with a hit — recording two wins and one loss to date.

20130611_18124220130611_180244However, it’s not as much about winning, rather about supporting the team, making friends, and exercising, all while having fun.

Exercise for children is very important that’s why we take pride in being a sponsor. Nowadays, children are spending more time in front of a screen than they are being social and active. This decline in movement is detrimental to the health and motivation in children and that’s why physical activities are so important for kids.

Did you know Kids need at least 60 minutes of physical activity everyday? So how do you keep your kids moving? Check out some of our tips!Tips to get your kids moving!

  1. First and foremost, set a positive example by being an active role model
  2. Make physically activity fun — team sports, running, skating, biking, swimming or playground activities
  3. Limit sedentary time so kids have to find something to do
  4. Make physical activity part of your family’s daily routine by taking family walks or playing active games together

Fun ACTIVE-ities for kids!

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