“Hamburger” Cupcakes {Fun Food Hack for Tailgating or Bake Sales}

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Shhhh... these burgers have a secret. They're not burgers! They're delicious cupcakes!

My neighbor stopped over yesterday with the cutest little cupcakes I ever did see-- miniature hamburger cupcakes!  Not only would these be adorable party treats but also a kickin' tailgating snack. Turst me, make these and they'll declare you WINNER of the school bake sale. They were so lifelike that at first my son, who's very anti-hamburger, said "no thank you".  But once his sister dove in and started eating layers of cupcake and brownie he soon changed his tune. While they look super … [Read more...]

One Summer, and a Little Perspective

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One Summer: great advice for embracing the moment #summer

Last year, a particular phrase started popping up around the internet that caught fire-- the concept of Eighteen Summers. You know, how we have 18 summers from the time our kids are born until the time we ship them off to college.  As is my nature, I started to panic. Eighteen summers? EIGHTEEN SUMMERS? And I've already wasted 5 of them? ACK! I need to catch up! We need TO DO ALL THE SUMMER THINGS! Then summer arrived, and I had deadlines to meet and kids to wrangle and I just could not … [Read more...]

Clever Toys for Girls (& a Giveaway!) #LookAtGoldie

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Goldie Blox Toys for Girls: these sets are the BEST, kids learn while they play! #LookAtGoldie

The dog days of summer are calling for some reinforcements. We’ve done the vacations, camps, pools, hikes… and now, we’re in transition. Trying to get into the school year mindset while still enjoying these last days of freedom from schedules and school supplies and timelines. In other words, it's getting crazy up in here. Enter GoldieBlox. You’ve heard of GoldieBlox, right? They're the character based engineering sets for kids that exploded onto the scene last year, thanks to a … [Read more...]

Timesaving Food Hacks for a Rockin’ Lunchbox {Back to School}

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AMAZING timesaving food hacks that'll rock your lunchboxes; number 3 and 8 are so CLEVER! #backtoschool #kids

DUDE. Lunchbox season is here and I just do not have time to create a bento box full of crocheted spaghetti and carved radishes in the shape of Disney characters. In fact, I barely have time to brush my teeth before shooing the kids into the car. However, I also don't want to torment my kids with endless PB&J sandwiches and string cheese. I've rounded up a few creative food hacks that will mostly SAVE you time while still putting a spin on the traditional back-to-school lunchbox. Which is … [Read more...]

Free Printable: Kids Lunch Ideas They’ll Love! {Back to School}

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Lunch Ideas for Kids (that they'll LOVE!) #kids #backtoschool

It's baaaaack... BACK TO SCHOOL, that is! This will be my first year packing a lunch every day so I was stressing over how to make it fun and interesting and not the typical go-to Sunbutter & jelly sandwich sandwich I always pack at the last minute.  I whipped up this free printable with HEALTHY (shhhh) lunch ideas they'll love, with space at the bottom to add ideas as you find them. Because really, there's only so many times you can pack peanut butter and jelly. Now I have the peanut … [Read more...]