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Tin Foil Leaves

Tin Foil Leaves

A few years ago we did leaf drawings on the blog. This year we'll so something similar but with different supplies...tin foil leaves! Tottie and her friend had a blast making these and watching the different leaf patterns come through. To make these, you'll need: tin/aluminum foil card stock paper glue leaves of different shapes/sizes paint and a brush (optional) 1) Start by gluing at least one leaf on your paper. Make sure the veins/bumpy side of the leaf is facing UP. 2) Next cover the leaf with the tin foil by wrapping the foil around the paper and folding it on the opposite side of the paper as the leaf. 3) Flip the paper over and rub your finger over the tin foil so that the leaf pattern comes through. This is where your kid's faces will light up! 4) This last step is optional. You can use paint to make the pattern stand out a little more. Make sure to use just a LITTLE bit of paint (a thin layer) or you'll lose the pattern … [Read more...]

We Scare Hunger Kick-off Event #WeScareHunger

We Scare Hunger

This post is NOT sponsored. I was given media accreditation to attend the event however no compensation was provided. This is a cause I personally believe in and hope to start at the school that my girls attend. We Scare Hunger was started in 1988 under the name Halloween for Hunger by Free The Children board member Dr. Jonathan White. What began as one small group of friends collecting cans on Halloween has grown into an international movement. In 2012, more than 10,000 students and individuals across the U.S. participated in We Scare Hunger, collecting more than 30,000 pounds of food to support food banks across the country. I wrote about it here. Last year, students from 180 schools across Minnesota alone collected over 160,000 lbs. of food through the We Scare Hunger campaign; ranking as the top state for food collections in 2013. Thousands of groups across Canada, the United States and the UK collected 1,677,254 pounds of food—all thanks to one innovative idea. This … [Read more...]

Hard Rock Roxtars® Costume Contest #HRRoxtars #ThisIsHardRock

Hard Rock Roxtars

This post is sponsored by Hard Rock International. Information, gift card/gift pack and giveaway have been provided to me by them. All opinions are my own. Meet the Hard Rock Roxtars Hard Rock International is rockin’ and rolling out a new band of cool characters to help make your little rock stars’ experience at Hard Rock Cafes® and Hard Rock Hotels® totally awesome! The Hard Rock Roxtars® are each unapologetically original and designed to inspire kids of all ages to let their own uniqueness shine. Razzi™, Sir Kingston™, Styler™, Buddy Jr™, and Skiddley™ are hitting the scene and bringing along cool amenities for kids of all ages. Eat Like a Roxtar Kids who dine at participating Hard Rock Cafe locations will be given the VIP treatment with Hard Rock Roxtars® swag such as an activity book, themed menus, guitar-shaped plates, and photo opportunities.  New menu options, such as Skiddley’s “Not-so-diddley” chicken breast and “Twisted ‘n tasty” cavatappi pasta provide an … [Read more...]

How to Make Smores Quesadillas

Smores Quesadillas

We've made it no secret that we love Smore's around here. We've made Cookies, Croissants, Unique Bites, a Giant Smore Cake, and even a round-up of 12 Unique Smore Recipes. Today, we're doing yet another recipe, Smore Quesadillas! The girls LOVED these and they are ridiculously easy to make. You only need three ingredients! Mini marshmallows Milk chocolate chocolate chips Tortillas 1) Put one tortilla in a heated frying pan 2) Sprinkle with chocolate chips and marshmallows 3) Top with another tortilla 4) When the chocolate chips begin to melt, flip the whole thing over 5) Let it melt a little more and then remove from the heat 6) Cut into 4 sections (a pizza cutter works great for this!) 7) Serve immediately (Excuse the horrible photo above, I tried to snap a photo of the girls eating these put my camera battery died so I had to use my cell phone) If done correctly, these smores quesadillas are just as messy, if not messier, than the … [Read more...]

Acorn Owls

acorn owls

It's officially Fall and the acorns are starting to hit the ground. Time for some new acorn crafts! Today we're making acorn owls. To make these cute little birds, you'll need: a few acorns without the top construction paper a black marker glue toothpick (optional) a stick hot glue These acorn owls are pretty easy to make if you just follow the photos. 1) Cut round eyes out of white paper and use the black marker to make dots on the eyes 2) Cut a small beak out of orange paper 3) Cut wings out of what ever color you want 4) A toothpick works perfect to spread the glue over the tiny eyes, wings, and beak 5) Once assembled and dry, glue the owls onto a twig for display The girls had  lot of fun making these acorn owls and can't wait to see what I've got up my sleeve for next week's acorn project! … [Read more...]

Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover

I admit it, I don't do much as far as my hair and make up go. I rarely wear full-blown make up any more and I'm a wash, dry, brush once, and go type of girl when it comes to my hair. When Camille Albane Paris salon reached out to me and asked me if I wanted a complimentary mommy makeover to help spread the word about their new Maple Grove, MN store, I jumped on the opportunity! Why not? Camille Albane Paris is a bold, dynamic, feminine salon brand known for its elite industry expertise, superior service, innovative products and top talent. It has nearly 300 salons in 11 countries. Last month it opened its second U.S. location in Maple Grove, Minnesota (it's first US location is in Boston, MA). I'm so excited to be one of the bloggers chosen to get a mommy makeover at the second ever U.S. location! This is my "before" selfie. Yup. Me on a typical day except I'm wearing a bit of makeup. I didn't want to look horrible when I walked into a high-end salon. High end (but not … [Read more...]

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