Saturday, October 25, 2014

Crazy Straw {Busy Bag Idea}


Crazy Straw {Busy Bag Idea}

I've been sharing quite a few busy bag ideas on my Instagram account - but not any on my blog. Today I'm going to remedy that!

If you make busy bags for your child, you probably already know that they don't have to be complicated or made out of elaborate material. Pinterest is chucked full of inexpensive ideas and I'm adding another one to the list. My son was pretty excited about playing with this Crazy Straw Busy Bag Idea and it cost me less than $2 total. Not too shabby right?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Coffee Filter Monsters {Kid Craft}


Coffee Filter Monsters {Kid Craft}

Today's Coffee Filter Monsters kid craft was recently a BIG hit in our home. Not only is it perfect for Halloween - but it's also really inexpensive, fun for kids of all ages and made from items you probably already have in your home. With a few simple steps - you too can make these adorable monsters with your child AND learn a new way to use markers! Ready to get started? Let's grab our supplies!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Fall Canvas {Kid Craft}


Fall Canvas {Kid Craft}

When it comes to kid crafts - the supplies and techniques are pretty much endless. {I seriously mean that!} You don't even need to spend a ton of money to pull together some impressive crafts for your child. One of my favorite places to stockpile on kid friendly craft supplies {for the cheap} is my local Dollar Tree.

Take for example, today's post titled Fall Canvas. Would you believe this was created with the help of a few bath sponges from Dollar Tree? {Who says you have to use expensive paint brushes to paint?} I was able to grab a 4-pack of these for only a $1 and they made the PERFECT paint brush to create a fun texture on our fall themed canvas.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Witch {Kid Craft}


Halloween Witch {Kid Craft}

Happy Wednesday readers! Can you believe Halloween is a little over a week away? Crazy, right? Well - if you are looking for a quick and easy Halloween themed craft to do with the kids today - you are in luck! Today I'm sharing a kid friendly craft that is in honor of the wicked "Witch." With just a paper plate, tissue paper and cardstock, you too can pull together this easy witchy craft in no time. I even put some handprints in ours {I just love including that little aspect in our crafts} and of course, the rest of the supplies are relatively inexpensive too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Potato Salad w/Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage {Potluck Recipe}


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hillshire Brands and Safeway. I am a part of the Mom It Forward Network. All opinions and ideas are my own. #BringHillshireHome

Potato Salad w/Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage {Potluck Recipe}

With October coming to a close soon, it will slowly become the season of lots of snow, wind and potlucks in our neck of the woods.  Yes - potlucks. You see, since the military is our family away from our home, potlucks are our excuse to get together with "family." Between Thanksgiving and Christmas there are a TON of scheduled potlucks and office parties in our future - which means lots of cooking/baking for me. But I honestly can't complain because I love the food and fellowship that comes out of it all.

The one thing I have to be cautious with when it comes to what we contribute to these potlucks, is if it needs to be heated up. Since these gatherings are usually hosted in facilities with little to no kitchens - food that doesn't need to be cooked on the spot or warmed up is ideal. One of my favorite recipes to make and take to a potluck is Potato Salad w/ Smoke Sausage. It's PERFECT because I can make a large amount in no time, it's doesn't need to be reheated to be served and of course - it's simply delicious. Plus with the added protein from the Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage {our personal favorite} it's like an entire meal in one bowl!