Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Tervis Sippy Cup Review

We were part of the lucky few who were chosen through INFLUENSTER!!

(Stock Photo)

We were sent the Super Spacy Tervis Sippy Cup!!

It is such a cute cup! I love that it kept his drinks cold for quite a while and there wasn't any condensation on the outside of the cups!!
Sadly, our one year old had a hard time drinking out of it. We tried several different times and each time he struggled.  I also wasn't a fan of how the top attached to the cup. It is very difficult to open to fill. You almost have to grab the drink spout for leverage.

I saw many other people loved theirs so we plan to keep trying it out as he gets older!!!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

**Small Motor Container

 We love to keep little ones busy and happy and nothing is easier then finding something that will entertain them over and over again. Plus, its a big bonus if it helps their developing brain and skills!!! Check out this easy one!!! 


* Straws - (we used wide ones but any will work)
*Washed out frosting container
*Permanent Marker

1) Take your lid off your container and mark where you are going to make your cuts 
              (making sure they are spaced far enough apart that there is room between holes)

2) Cut your holes
              (I had to bend the lid a little to make sure I could cut in the right places) 
               { A few tips: I made the holes varying sizes. A couple are bigger then the straws so they just fall in.... Others are just the right size and a couple are a bit smaller so he has a challenge. I also added a hole in the center and that one is the smallest one}


3) Measure your straws so they will fit inside the container with the lid on and cut them. 
          {You could use the marker to mark the straws if you wanted but we just guessed. We cut ours in varying sizes for a bit of variety for Little Man} 

4) Replace the lid leaving the straw pieces out

5) Since this was a new concept  I started by placing the straws in the holes so they stuck out and showed Little Man how to push them through.

He quickly caught on and was doing it by himself in no time!!! 

Clean up is super simple! The straw pieces store inside the container!!! 

** Original idea found HERE

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fast and Easy Peanut Butter Fudge

This recipe is SO easy!!! Bug was pretty much able to do it all by herself!

The original recipe called for Vanilla frosting but we used Chocolate instead. It tasted a lot like a peanut butter cup!


* 1 (16oz) container of Frosting {any brand will work }
* 1 (16oz) jar of Peanut Butter { any brand will work }
* 1 pan
* Wax Paper { Optional but makes clean up much easier }
*Medium bowl for mixing
* Spoon for mixing
*Pam cooking spray

1) Line pan with Wax Paper if you are choosing to use that

[ I highly recommend that you spray your spoon with Pam as it got REALLY sticky!! ]

2) Open the peanut butter and scoop the jar into a medium mixing bowl

3) Open the frosting (be sure foil lid is removed fully)
4) Place frosting in the microwave for 30 seconds
          (Ours wasn't fully melted so we added another 10 seconds) - We let it sit a few seconds so that it was warm but not hot that way Bug could do it all by herself!

5) Pour warm frosting over peanut butter and mix well

6) Pour mixture into wax paper lined pan
7) Smooth out and place in fridge to cool and set { Time depends on thickness of fudge - an hour or so should be good. We left ours in until snack time and that was about 3 hours.... }

8) Cut and enjoy!! 

[If you aren't a huge peanut butter fan a whole jar may be too much peanut butter]

*** Original Idea from HERE

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Shaving Cream Paint

We had lots of fun with this one!! It is a bit on the messier end of things (which is why we did it outside!) but, making a mess makes for fun memories!!!

This one is pretty simple to set up!

You will only need a few things and most of which may already be in your cupboards!!!

*Shaving cream
*Small paper cups (we used 4)
*Plastic silverware
* Food Coloring
*Cardstock - (You can use regular printer paper but the paper will be VERY flimsy when you are finished)

We chose to make 3 colors... So Bug chose 3 cups and we filled them with the shaving cream.... You want to leave room somewhere so that you can add the color without it spilling everywhere...

Add your food coloring to the shaving cream... for this we picked yellow, blue and we mixed the two to make a light green....

Using your plastic silverware (we used knives because they are easier to paint with) mix the food coloring into your shaving cream   
{Keep in mind that the food coloring may stain clothing and skin -this is the reason we did it outside!}

Now it is time to let your little one paint..... Bug used the knives to paint with but feel free to let your little one explore with different items. Things like sticks, pine cones, leaves and even their hands (if you don't mind them stained for a few days!) can be fun!!

Once they are done it should look something like this... with big globs of the paint all over.... 

Now it's time for the fun part!! 

Take the silverware and scrape all of the shaving cream off of the paper.... We used an extra cup to catch the shaving cream when we wiped the knife off.....

Look what happened to the paper!!! 
The food coloring dyed the paper leaving their design behind..... (and it smells good too!!) 

This project is much better for the older kids so to keep our 11 month old busy too I filled another cup with shaving cream and sat him off to the side in the grass and let him explore too!!! 

The best part is super simple clean up!! Because of the paper cups and plastic silverware it all can be tossed in the garbage and you are done!! 

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We love to see you guys having fun too!!!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yogurt Pops

Nothing beats a cool treat on the hot summer days!!! These are super simple and can easily be customized to each child's taste! 

All you need is your favorite yogurt, 1 paper cup per person a spoon, and a 'stick' for your pops. I couldn't find popsicle sticks to save my life so we improvised with a couple orange peelers! I also put a foil lined cookie sheet under it in case things got messy! 

Have your little one spoon the yogurt into the paper cups....... 

By the time she got to hers she was able to hold the container and spoon it in by herself!

After both cups were filled we 'shook' them to level out the yogurt. Then we stuck our sticks in. Little man's yogurt didn't quite fill the cup far enough to hold the stick up but it will still work!! 

Stick your cups in the freezer for 4-6 hours and allow to fully freeze!! If you find that the sticks won't stand in the middle leave them in there and then after about 30 minutes to an hour (depending on your freezer) when the yogurt starts to stiffen up stand it back up and it should stay! 

Once it is frozen you just need to peel the cup off.......

Then, they are ready to eat!!!! 

Bug LOVED it!! So much so she made another one today!!! Little man, no so much!! He liked the taste but wasn't fond of how cold it was! 

He decided it made a better drum stick :) 

These yogurt pops are simple enough that Bug made one all by herself today! She only needed help putting it in the freezer!!!  What better way to build your kiddos confidence in the kitchen?!?!? 

We love to see what you guys are doing!! Feel free to leave comments and pictures below or on our FACEBOOK page!!!