July 30, 2015

Back to School Math with Quaker

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Back to School Quaker

Back-to-school is just around the corner and while browsing my local Wal-mart, I came across a variety of different Quaker products...

...products that are perfect options for back-to-school breakfasts as well as after-school snacks!

Growing up, I always loved when my mom would make us Quaker oatmeal. It was especially perfect for those fall and winter mornings when we were having trouble waking up, and now, I love serving it to my little ones! 
It's quick - It's easy - It's delicious!

When I thought of the options for using these Quaker Chewy Dipps for an after-school snack, my teacher-wheels started turning, and I immediately decided that they would provide the perfect opportunity to practice fractions with your kiddos!
Psst...that apple up there would be a perfect for practice whole, halves, and fourths as well!

1 Whole
2 Halves
3 Thirds
4 Fourths

Addition practice...subtraction practice...The sky's the limit!

Homework while snacking, anyone?

If you are okay with your kiddos playing with their food, here's another fun idea:

Use Quaker's Life Cereal to create multiplication arrays!

Check out these examples:
 3 x 4 = 12
4 x 3 = 12

2 x 5 = 10
5 x 2 = 10 

What are your favorite go-to options for breakfast and snack options for your kiddos? 
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July 29, 2015

Sausage & Egg Casserole

Have you ever visited Food Lion's website? When I hopped online to check it out, I was definitely impressed! There are so many family-friendly recipes - ideas to suit any occasion!

Directly within each recipe, you are able to add needed items to an on-line grocery list which makes meal prep even easier for busy moms to tackle! 

Do you have a recipe you would like to share with Food Lion customers? There is also a Recipe Portal where you can submit your favorite recipes - as well as photos of your delicious ideas! 

I recently uploaded the recipe for a family favorite of ours: Sausage & Egg Casserole

This is a recipe that my mother-in-law introduced me to when my husband and I first started dating. We have tweaked it a bit to fit our specific taste, and any Saturday morning (or busy weeknight) that includes this meal is a good one!

Sausage & Egg Casserole

For a complete list of ingredients...

and step-by-step directions for making this pan of yumminess...

click here.

Also, don't forget! Anytime you make an easy recipe like this one, go ahead and make extra...

...throwing the second (and maybe even third) pan in the freezer to use on busy weeknights!
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Pom Pom Painting

My kiddos love to paint, and I get excited when I come across simple ways to make it extra-fun for them! When I discovered the idea of Pom Pom Painting, I knew it would be something fun to try!
Pom Pom Painting

I gathered a mini-muffin tin, finger paints, clothes pins, and pom-poms.

I clipped each pom pom with a clothespin - and we used the red pom pom for the red paint, the blue pom pom for the blue paint, etc. 

My kiddos loved this free-painting activity! They made polka dots, lines, squiggles, and more! 
Older children may like to get even more creative (and use lots more colors). 

I love that I already had these supplies on hand - which made it quick and easy to put together!

Up for more pom pom fun? 
Try this super easy Pom Pom Sorting activity!

Be sure to check out my favorite art supplies for kids!

July 28, 2015

Tuesday Talk

It's Tuesday, friends, and we're so glad you're back for another week of Tuesday Talk!

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Learning can happen anywhere - even at the beach!

Stockpiling various [before baby] has saved us loads of time and money! 

Life doesn't have to be quite as expensive as we've made it. Yes, even when it comes to our kids!

My third pregnancy has been a little different...and I've learned a few things along the way.

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July 27, 2015

Natural Wrinkle Release Spray by Cold Iron

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Natural Citizen for IZEA
All opinions are 100% mine.

I have shared with you before I don't use an iron...not ever! We love our clothing steamer and use it often, but we also love the concept of wrinkle-release spray!

Have you seen Cold Iron's Ironing Alternative Spray? It is a super natural product that includes essential oils in its makeup, and I recently discovered it for the first time!

Natural Wrinkle Release Spray by Cold Iron
Natural Wrinkle Release Spray

Dye-free & Plant-based

No synthetic fragrance - Sulfate-free - Easy on garments
(I am always excited to discover green products that work well!)

Light scent won't compete with your other fragrances
(I am fairly sensitive to smells, and this one didn't bother me at all!)

Not sticky like other brands 
(Definitely something I noticed!)

When it was time for me to try Cold Iron's Spray for the first time, I grabbed a few nearby items that needed a little tlc. 

For starters, a new bed skirt that I recently picked up for my oldest - I had found this Tommy Hilfiger gem for $1.99 at a thrift shop, so I nabbed up this bargain...brought it home and washed it/dried it...but I didn't get it out of the dryer quick enough, and it was a wrinkly mess. 

I also had a handful of cotton tops that I picked up while out yard saling this past weekend! Once again, I had brought them home, washed them, flat dried then fluffed them in the dryer, but once again, I left them in there too long. 

So I threw everything back in the dryer - spritzing the wrinkle release spray directly on the items inside the dryer, turned the dryer on for approximately 10 minutes, and let the the Cold-Iron spray do all the work!

I love the light scent (no strong odors here); I love the overall lightness of the spray itself; I love that static was a non-issue; but most of all, I loved the results. I neatly folded the now wrinkle-free bed skirt, and I immediately hung my new shirts up in my closet. The bed skirt was ready to use and the tops were ready to wear! 

I'm looking forward to using this spray again soon!
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