Kid’s Summer Snacks

Hello!  Is everyone out of school for the summer?  I hope so!

This weeks round up is about summer snacks.  Sometimes snacks can be boring if they are eaten too many times in a row.  So here are some snacks that may brighten up the lazy days!  So I hope that you enjoy and have some fun making some of these delicious snacks.

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Watermelon Pudding Cups from Perfection Pending

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Rainbow Snack Mix from Shaken Together Life

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S’mores Banana Boat from Crafty Recipes

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Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips from Home Made Interest

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Jello Beach Desert from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds

 

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Rainbow Fruit Cups from My Frugal Adventures

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Banana Split on a Stick from Frugal Coupon Living

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Rocky Road Cheerio Balls from Gym Craft Laundry

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Shark Bait Floats from All Things Mama

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5 Minute Poolside Dip from The Seasoned Mom

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Valentine’s Treats

Hello!  How did everyone’s week go?  Is everyone happy that it’s Friday?

This week we are getting some inspiration for Valentine’s Day sweets.  Now, I love baking and I’m getting prepared to bake a bunch of stuff for my coworkers.  So I was using this as some inspiration.  And now I’m hungry.  Enjoy!

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Chocolate Valentine’s Kiss Cookies from The Kitchen is My Playground

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Caramel Drizzle Brownie Hearts from Betty Crocker

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Cute Heart Valentine’s Treats from The Resourceful Mama

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Heart Shaped Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispie Treats from Honey and Lime

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Cupid Crunch Popcorn Mix from This Mama Loves

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Valentine’s Cake Batter Fudge from Kitchen Fun with My 3 Sons

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Marbled Valentine’s Sugar Cookies from Baked by Rachel

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Easy Valentine Trifle from Making Life Blissful

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Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars from Two Sisters Crafting

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Pink Peppermint Patties from Butter with a Side of Bread

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Christmas Treats

Hello!  It’s getting colder and kind of rainy around here!  So it’s finally beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  Well…at least for this area of California.

So I love snacks and snacking, which is what this post is all about snack foods for Christmas!  Some are more traditional and others are more fun.  Either way, they are all delicious and ready to eat.  Enjoy!

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Rudolph Brownies from Your Cup of Cake

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White Chocolate Peppermint Bark from Idea Hacks

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White Chocolate Snack Mix from Dinner Then Dessert

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Chocolate Covered Strawberry Tree from Home Stories A to Z

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Christmas Tree Brownies from Betty Crocker

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Peanut Butter Reindeer Snacks from Fork and Beans

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Melted Snowman Bark from Princess Pinky Girl

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Christmas Pull Apart Tree from Delish

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Candy Cane Kiss Cookies from Sally’s Baking Addiction

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Grinch Popcorn from Two Sisters Crafting

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Halloween With a Few of My Favorite Bloggers!

Good morning! Halloween is only a week away! What!?!? How is that possible? I don’t really decorate for Halloween anymore, now that my girls are older, so I thought I would share some ideas from my favorite bloggers. Just click on the pictures to be taken to each ladies blog.

Of course, my first and most favorite blogger, is Karianne from Thistlewood Farms. She shared some big news this past week. She’s moving! She’s moving back to the home she grew up in. I can’t wait to see what she does with it! Here are Karianne’s Four Ideas for Inexpensive Halloween Door Decorations.

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Lauren over at Bless’er House has a cool idea for marbled vases. Not too scary…just the right touch!

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Kelly, over at My Soulful Home, has this cute mummy candle. Great project for the kids too!

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Here is an idea that’s a little more on the creepy side! But doesn’t this look awesome? Angie, over at Knick of Time, has some great recycling ideas. I’m sure you have some spare bottles around!

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Do you have any extra mason jars around the house? Linda at Mason Jar Craft Loves has loads of ideas for those jars! Just pick your favorite and start painting!

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Well, it’s Halloween, so we need some treats, right? Amy at the Happy Scraps has some cute printables to add to your treats. She has lots of great ideas and I had a hard time just picking one!

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This would be a great way to welcome your trick-or-treaters! The pumpkin even lights up! Laura at The Turquoise Home shares all the directions on her blog.

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How about some free printables to hang on your walls for Halloween? I love how Katrin displays them in a canvas hung backwards. Perfect touch for Halloween! She even gives you the links for the printables.

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Well, I am leaving you with Karianne again! These adorable little felt pumpkins were made by her sister and Karianne gives all the instructions on her blog.

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What do you think? Are you ready to try any of these ideas? I hope it gives you some inspiration! Have a great week!

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Black, Orange and Green Halloween Table-Finds and Fashions

Welcome back to a Finds and Fashions! I haven’t posted one of these for awhile. I haven’t wanted to buy too much since we will be moving, but good news!  We finally found a house!! It has taken us a while, but we finally found one that has all the different features we were looking for. It will need quite a bit of updating-good blog posts! For example, the sink in the kitchen is chocolate brown. Really!! I think I see a farmhouse sink in the future!! I will be posting lots of updates as we get projects done. But for today I have a Halloween tablescape for you.

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I decided to go with the color scheme of black, orange and green this time. A little dark, but a little fun too.   I started out with a white tablecloth and layered my black and white striped runners horizontal across the top.

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I found black charger plates with skulls on them at the 99 Cent Store and placed a white plate on top of it.  Lauren had some black fabric that was reversible, so I made napkins out of them. I like how they have two patterns on them. I placed a polka-dotted treat cup on top and a black crow keeps watch.

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For the centerpiece, I used an oval chalkboard and drew some spiderwebs on it. Then I added some black spray-painted candlesticks (one of my finds at $3.00 for 8 candlesticks), with black taper candles. Some small orange and white pumpkins and some green sparkly ribbon add to the color scheme.

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I had the black flowers and the silver spider from a pumpkin Haley made several years ago and I just picked up the ’31’ at Goodwill last week. Only 29 cents each!

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I also found this handsome guy at the 99 Cent Store. Love his top hat and sparkles!

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I love how the wax is dripping down the candles. Adds just the right spooky touch!

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I don’t do a whole lot for Halloween, but this sure was fun to set up!

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Thanks for stopping by today and have a great week!

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