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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?

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25 SUNsational Summertime Recipes

I just had to share these amazing SUNsational Summertime Recipes I’ve found!!

Sensational Summertime Recipes

FIRST, because Tacos are my ABSOLUTE FAV, I’ll start with the Tacos…….

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BBQ Chicken Tacos

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Grilled Corn Recipes

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Summer Sunshine Salad

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Under The Sea Cupcakes

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Corn and Chickpea Salad

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Up

Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll Ups

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Bean Salad

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Picnic Box Lunches

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Blueberry Lemonade Cupcakes

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Grilled Cheery Tomato Turkey Burgers

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Quinoa, Kale & Chickpea Salad

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Orange Sherbet Dessert

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Bacon Wrapped Asparagus Skewers

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Crabby Sandwich

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Muffaletta Sandwich

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Watermelon Ladybug Pops

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Cucumber and Avocado Summer Rolls

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Basil Lemonade

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Le French Tuna Salad Sandwich

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Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Cucumber Black Bean and Feta Salad with red bell peppers and cilantro

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Minty Fresh Summer Chicken & Rice

and we will finish off the list from another recipe from ME!

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Sonoran Hot-dog Recipe

If you check out the Sonoran Hot-dog Recipe you will find 19 over delicious hot-dog recipes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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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!

DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers from Colorful Cardstock #FruttareMusic #PMedia #ad

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!

Fun DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers #FruttareMusic #PMedia #ad

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Now, get outside and ENJOY!!

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Messy Summer Fun with Wet-Nap!

Kid Made BBQ Sauce

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Is it just me or has this winter seemed like the longest one yet?  I live in the south where it’s normally unbearably warm. As crazy as it sounds for a born and raised Texan, I cannot wait for the heat!!! Summer means picnics at the park, outdoor BBQ’s, beach days, hiking and then some.  Alice loves to play outside. She loves to create and build and always has dirt under her nails. I’m a proud mommy of a messy girl that loves to get dirty. To me, it means she’s using her imagination, expanding her brain, getting some sun and exercising her body.

At the park, beach or the backyard, getting her clean before she eats is easy with Wet-Nap wipes! Alice and I thought of a cute and fun gift idea for those family picnics at the park or backyard BBQ parties we are sure to be invited to this summer.

bbq picnic clothespin wreath

We made a fun Clothespin Wreath that will hold the individually wrapped Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes. You can give this as a gift or put up at your own party or picnic. It’s a perfect and convenient way to ensure your guests can keep there hands clean!

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Creating the Clothespin Wreath is really easy. First you’ll need either a wire circle or cut out a circle from a sturdy piece of cardboard.  To create the pretty clothespins, I cut strips of paper and glued them onto the clothespins.  Then I positioned them and hot glued them into place. You can position them in any fashion.Once finished, I attached a strip of burlap and a box to use as a hanger. Added my new Wet-Nap Hand Wipes and hung up our new messy summer fun decor piece!

Backyard BBQ Clothespin Wreath

After Alice and I made our Clothespin Wreath we decided we need to get messy! Ya know, so we could try out our new wreath.

Alice LOVES to cook and so I came up with an easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe that kids can make and enjoy!

Easy Kid Made BBQ Sauce

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Easy delicious barbecue sauce that kids can make and enjoy!
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: BBQ
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Pickapeppa Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon mustard powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients in a bowl and stir until well blended. (If you don't have Pickapeppa Sauce you can use any steak sauce or Worcestershire sauce.)Then transfer sauce to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium to low heat. Once it simmers remove from heat and let it cool a bit before using.

We decided to test Alice’s new homemade BBQ sauce!! Alice wanted BBQ’d Hot Dogs and so that is what we had.

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I must say, her new sauce was DELICIOUS!! We loved our BBQ’d Hot Dogs!! Cleaning up before and after eating during our backyard BBQ was easy with our new Wet-Nap Antibacterial Hand Wipes and if felt good knowing my families hands were nearly germ free!

I found the Wet-Nap Hand Wipes at Walmart for under $2, for either the canister or box of individual packets. They are a MUST for any outdoor summer fun. Throw some in your beach bag or take them along in your hiking backpack. They are a great way to keep your kids hands clean and your own, too. Click this LINK for fifty five cents ($.55) off of any Wet-Nap product!!

Now, go get ready for some MESSY SUMMER FUN!!

Kid Friendly BBQ SauceMessy Summer Fun Clothespin Wreath

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