It is that time of year. You know it is going to happen, and you need to be prepared. What am I talking about? Spring Break and it is around the corner. The kids are coming home for a week, and I need to think of educational things we can do together. I am also on a strict budget, so I needed stay at home vacation ideas for kids. I have a limited amount of time to prepare because I dropped the ball on being ready to work from home and have the kids home. The budget is a factor because we are saving for a new garage, so I need to make sure what I plan counts, so we headed to Walmart to stock up.
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This is my year to find balance. I often struggle with choosing between grape or strawberry jelly on my PB&J, so I decided my new found balance is to have them both at the same time. It also appears this was a family issue since my youngest wanted to find balance with both Smucker’s jelly and Jif peanut butter. The oldest is team strawberry and the diva well, she is team grape!Continue reading
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#MyPBJMoment School has been back in session a few weeks now, and we are slowly getting back in to the groove of everything. We have gotten back into our school schedule, but we still have to make time for a little fun right!? So every Friday my family and I have movie night. We rotate who gets to pick the movie and what snack they want to go with it. So this week was my daughters turn to pick so she decided on the Descendants and popcorn. Continue reading
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This week my daughter entered the 2nd grade. All I could think was that it seems like just yesterday I was teaching her how to walk. How does time go by so fast!? Anyways, every year I nervously wait to see my daughter hop off the bus (hopefully in a great mood) and run in the house to tell me all about her first day of school. We usually sit down at the dining room table and have a snack as we talk about her day.Continue reading
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Is Disney the happiest place on Earth. I would say normally but right now it is my kitchen. In front of my children sit the most adorable snack ever. This is our Disney Adventure food art for kids brought to you by Smucker’s® Uncrustables®. You see I made the Olaf and then I asked my children to come in and have lunch. They were upstairs singing Frozen on the karaoke machine so I decided to give them a treat they would really enjoy. They always love an Uncrustable because they HATE the crust. I like that I can take them from the freezer and put them in their lunch box and like Disney magic they thaw just in time for lunch. If you are also experiencing frozen fever I will share my tutorial on creating Olaf food art for kids.
mini chocolate chips or chocolate chips
Pear or apple
The first thing I did was put on Olaf’s nose. Then I applied eyes (chocolate chips on top of the marshmallows). Then we created eye brows and a mouth using the icing. We created Olaf’s teeth out of half a marshmallow. Then we made is hair by using the top of the strawberry. The next thing I did was slice the pair twice to make the body. You could also use apples which I did for one of my children. The Olaf in the picture is made using a pear. Then I put on two banana chip feet under him. I made buttons with the mini chocolate chips but you could use raisons or blueberries. I made his arms out of pretzel sticks. The final step was slicing strawberries first in half and then in thirds. I made flowers out of them and place it on top of the mint.
The Grapefruit in the picture was used to make juice with the remaining fruit that wasn’t used for Olaf.
You can head on over to Disney’s site where other amazing Smucker’s® Uncrustables® recipes reside. That is where I took the inspiration for mine from the Share Your Disney Adventure.