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Easy Christmas Art with the Dremel Micro

I am just in love with the Easy Personalized Kid Decorated Christmas Art we made with our new Dremel Micro 8050!

Easy Personalized Kid Decorated Wooden Christmas Art

Being that this was my first time using the Dremel I was pretty nervous.  Luckily there are plenty of “How To” videos on the Dremel website.

It took just a bit of trial and error to figure out engraving. The slower the speed of the Dremel the easier it is to control your lines.

I played with the different Dremel tool attachments, discovering what each one did. Have to admit that was fun!

My husband created this Christmas tree cut out from a cookie cutter.

Easy Christmas Art with Dremel

We decided to make an ornament that our daughter Alice could decorate herself.  We thought to add it to a plaque creating a keepsake decoration for Christmas that we could display year after year.

We let Alice paint the wooden Christmas tree ornament with pretty green glitter paint.

Kid Decorated Wooden Christmas Art

Once it was dry, I applied the hot glue and she carefully added the beads for ornaments.

Now to the wooden plaque. After tracing the letters with a pencil, I used a Dremel high speed cutter to engrave Alice’s name and the year into the wood plaque. The new LED light feature is great!

Personalized Wooden Christmas Art with Dremel

Then I painted the plaque. I discovered after I painted that I needed to sand the letters down. I carefully sanded the letters down with a Dremel sanding wheel. Then I added another coat of white.

I let Alice trace her name and the year with sparkly paint of her choice. I tried to convince her to use red but purple won. I mean, it is being decorated by her right?!

Kid Decorated Christmas Art with Dremel

I just love how it came out! Wouldn’t it just make a wonderful present for a loved one! Perfect for Grandparents or Aunts and Uncles!

Easy Christmas Wooden Art with Dremel

This one is MINE, though. I love it and it’s going up on my wall every year for Christmas.

Dremel offers a full line of versatile tool systems that provide the perfect solution for almost any craft, hobby or DIY project.
The Micro 8050 is the most “brilliantly powerful” and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced.
Light and easy to handle in tight spaces, the Dremel® Micro™8050 is packed with features that have crafters, hobbyists and DIYers in mind: soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery.
The Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish—helping you bring just about any brilliant project to life.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Perfect Family Fun with Just Dance 2015

I say perfect for SO MANY reasons! Just Dance 2015 brings your family together, it’s a great work out, keeps the kids happy, you can compete with other families around the globe, making new friends and so many more reasons!!

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Alice could not wait to invite her cousins over for a dance party! The new songs are fantastic and fun. The girls had a blast!! So much so that David and I even joined in on the fun.

Just Dance 2015 Dance Party Just Dance 2015 Party Fun

New Just Dance 2015 features are:

Just Dance Wall – On the Just Dance Wall you can find news about what your friends are up to, and information about Just Dance events.

Community Remix – In Just Dance 2015, everyone can record themselves in the game and share the video to the Just Dance team. The developers will make a remix of the best videos and share it with the whole Just Dance Community that everyone can dance and score to!!

World Dance Floor – Just Dance VIP – The Just Dance team will invite special guests to star on the World Dance Floor! You could see famous artists, your favorite Just Dance super fans, members of the Just Dance game productions team, and who knows who else will make appearances throughout the year!

Challenge Mode – In Just Dance 2015, all players can send score challenges online through the game. You have to opportunity to challenge a friends or anyone else in the world!

Like I mentioned up above, Just Dance 2015 is the perfect game to get the whole family up and moving. The game is filled with a fresh tracklist of more than 40 of the hottest hits and throwback tunes.  There’s something for everyone! Players can dance along to hit songs like “Problem” by Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea and “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, or classic favorites like “Walk This Way” by Run DMC & Aerosmith.

To bring awareness to National Bullying Prevention Month, Just Dance 2015 and Stomp Out Bullying have partnered to show people everywhere that “it’s okay to dance to your own beat!” I love this idea and think it’s wonderful!!
New songs and wacky choreography in Just Dance 2015 encourage kids and teens to let loose and be themselves.  Seriously, there are some fun and really wacky dance moves, like the new Tetris match!

Just Dance 2015 is the PERFECT Christmas gift!! Your kids, family and friends will love it and thank you for it!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Easy Back To School Lunch Ideas

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It’s Back To School time again, are you ready? I know I’m not!

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I can’t believe it’s already time to send my Alice back to school!! When did she get so big and where did our summer go?  My sweet baby girl is in 1st grade now!  Wow, the time really does fly by!  I’m incredibly blessed to be a preschool teacher at the very same Christian private school my baby girl attends. I can peak in on her from time to time.  I can only image how hard it is for all the parents out there that have to wait till the end of the school or work day to see their kids again.

I know we sometimes count down the days till school is back in session and we can have a moment of piece and quiet in the house! Then suddenly the first day of school is tomorrow and you’re not ready for them to go!!

THEN….there are the supplies, clothes, shoes, food for lunches! I have everything ready for Alice and I’ve got to let you know about the yummy Fruit Burst® Squeezers from Del Monte® I found while shopping at Walmart recently. Alice LOVES them and I love that she’s getting a serving and a half of fruits and veggies without knowing she’s eating her veggies!! BRILLIANT!! I’ve always bought her the Del Monte ® fruit cups and she loves those as well.

Easy Lunch Ideas for Kids

I have a super easy and super fun lunch idea that pairs great with the Del Monte® Fruit Burst® Squeezers and the Del Monte® Fruit Cups……Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Sushi!

Lunch Idea Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Sushi

First, cut off the crust. Then cut into 4 long strips. Spread jelly first and then peanut butter. After you’re done roll of the pieces and….VOILA you have cute yummy Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich Sushi!!! The kids love it and love to show it off at school. It’s fun and easy enough the kids can make it themselves!

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Right now, you can receive a FREE back to school photo from the Walmart Print Shop  from August 1 – September 13 while supplies last. Just bring in a photo or have one uploaded from your mobile device, SD card or online and they will print out the photo with a back to school border. It’s perfect for those first day of school pics we all take! Make sure it’s your own picture, no copyrighted photos or professional photos will be allowed. This offer is running at SELECT Walmart Super Stores. If you participate in the free back to school photo offer you will receive $1 off the purchase of (2) Del Monte 4-pack Fruit Cups or (2)Fruit Burst Squeezers (offer available from 8/1 to 9/13 while supplies last).

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So, are you ready to send your kids back to school? What fun easy and quick ideas do you have for back to school lunches?

Be sure to follow Del Monte® below for more back to school lunch and snack ideas.

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DIY Summertime Popsicle Drip Catchers

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I sure hope all my readers are having a wonderful summer. This is my FIRST summer off as a Teacher! I gotta say, it’s pretty awesome. Being a teacher is the most wonderful job I have ever had. It is also one of the most stressful, tiring and time consuming job I have ever had! So, Summer’s off are GREAT!!! Now I can enjoy days in the summer with my family, picnic, trips to the beach, pool or spending the day at the park.

It’s hot….really hot! We have discovered the Fruttare Fruit Bars are a delicious way to cool off. They are wonderfully flavorful, a healthy dessert option and come in TEN flavors! Flavors like Strawberry & Milk, Peach & Milk, Banana & Milk, Black Cherry, Pineapple, Lime, Mango, and more! I found mine at Kroger! Starting July 1st Fruttare packages will all contain a $4 Music Reward Code. Once you’ve purchase your Fruttare click HERE to redeem your $4 Music Reward.  Reward is valid from July 1st through July 31st.

While having fun in the backyard one day, I brought out some Fruttare Fruit Bars for my daughter and her cousins to enjoy and cool off. It was HOT and the girls really enjoyed the pops but unfortunately they all became a sticky yummy mess! I thought up a quick, easy and fun way to stay mess free while enjoying pops in the hot summer sun.

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I call them the DIY Summertime Popsicle Drip Catchers! They are made from colorful fun cardstock. You can incorporate them into any themed party!! How fun, right?

They were SO EASY to make. I’ll show you how.

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You will need…..Fruttare Fruit Bars, colorful fun cardstock, a pencil, scissors, ruler and hot glue.

I cut my cardstock into squares that measured 3 3/4 inches.

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Then, using my ruler to score the paper I folded opposite ends at 1 inch. Then, folded the other ends at 1/2 an inch each.  Keeping the 1/2 inch folds in place, I then folded up the 1 inch sides. Now, the 1/2 inch ends you have to work just a little bit, much like wrapping a gift to get the folds just right. The ends should meet like shown above and on the inside you will have a little triangle. Hot glue that triangle up to the inside of the paper where the two ends and the triangle meet.  Then I snipped a tiny hole in the middle of the bottom where the popsicle stick will go. Once the hold was snipped I placed the scissors through to make a slit for the popsicle stick.

It’s really just like wrapping a boxed present, or a half boxed present. Once your done you will have a cute little popsicle drip catcher!

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Now all you need is a backyard party, pool party, trip to the park or any fun activity that gets you outside. That is just what we did! We enjoyed the hot summer sun and cooled off with a delicious Fruttare Fruit Bar!

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Now, get outside and ENJOY!!

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