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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.

DIY Popsicle Drip Catchers 1

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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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!

clothes pin wreath tutorial

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

BBQ Sauce for Kids
 
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Easy delicious barbecue sauce that kids can make and enjoy!
Author:
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.

Messy BBQ Summer Fun

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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Sparkling Merry Christmas Sign with Mod Podge Sparkle

I cannot wait to show you this ADORABLE, SIMPLE, SPARKLY sign I made using Mod Podge Sparkle.  It’s perfect for a photo prop, mantel sign or party decor.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Photo Prop Tutorial

For this easy project I used:

Mod Podge Sparkle

Foam Poster Board

Shiny Wrapping Paper

Pretty Ribbon

Matching Decorative Bow

White, Green and Red Cardstock

Green Food Coloring

Mod Podge Sparkle Mod Podge

I cut the foam poster board down to an easily handheld size.  Then, wrapped it in shiny gold wrapping paper.  I used my paper cutter to cut the white squares, green and red letters.

I painted a light layer of watered down green food coloring to create a boarder. I then glued the letters to the white squares and covered them in Mod Podge Sparkle.

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After the letters where dry I glued them on to the shiny gold wrapped board.  Added the ribbon and bow.  I covered the red ribbon in the Mod Podge Sparkle.  The bow was glittery and once I added some sparkle it went together perfectly.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 2

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 1

The Mod Podge Sparkle ads a perfect touch of sparkle. I love how sparkly the letters came out.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 3

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Here is my easy, sparkly, adorable Christmas sign made using Mod Podge Sparkle.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 6

It makes an adorable photo prop for Holiday pictures.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Photo Prop Tutorial

It makes for a wonderful mantel piece.

Mod Podge Sparkle Christmas Sign Tutorial 7

Sparkly Christmas Sign

It’s so super cute isn’t it?

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50 DIY Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids

I have an AWESOME round up for y’all!! I’ve found 50 EASY DIY Halloween Costume ideas!!

DIY Halloween Costume for the Kids

Pink Owl Costume Tutorial

Pink Owl Costume

iPod Costume

Cardboard iPod Costume

DIY Peacock Costume

Peacock Tutu Costume

whac-a-me

Whac-a-Me Costume

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The Friendly Bear Costume

DIY My Little Pony Applejack Halloween Costume

My Alice Marie as Applejack from My Little Pony

DIY Owl or Bird Winds Costume

Pretty Owl Cape

DIY Little Miss Sunshine Costume

Little Miss Sunshine

DIY Cupcake Costume

Cupcake Costume

Owl Costume

Owl Costume

Wall E Costume

Wall E costume

Gumball Machine Costume

Gumball Machine Costume

JellyBellies Jelly Bean Costume

homemade-pinata-costume

Pinata Costume

DIY Supergirl Costume

Supergirl Costume

bubble bath costume

Bubble Bath Costume

It Is Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Costume

DIY Wonder Woman and Batgirl Costume

Wonder Woman and Batgirl 

DIY Lego Costume

Lego Costume

homemade-medusa-costume

Medusa Costume

DIY Pumpkin Tutu

Halloween Pumpkin Tutu

DIY Dirty Laundry Costume

Dirty Laundry Costume

Halloween Baby Spider and Web CostumeBaby Spider and Mama Web Costume

Cabbage Patch Kid Costume

Cabbage Patch Kid Costume

Minion Costume

Despicable Me Costumes

Rock Paper Scissors Costume

Rock, Paper and Scissors Costume

DIY Tulle Princess Costume

Tulle Princess Costume and yep…that’s MY princess!

DIY Dragon Tails Costume

Dragon Tails

DIY Mummy Costume for Kids

Awesome Mummy Costumes

Candy Corn Costume for Baby

Candy Corn Costume

DIY Shark Costume

Shark Costume

DIY Slurpee Costume

Slurpee Costume

DIY Head In A Jar Costume

Jar Head Costume

Flower Bouquet Costume

Flower Bouquet Costume

DIY Jet Pack Costume

Jet Pack Costume

Easy DIY Sock Monkey Costume

Sock Monkey Costume

DIY Hot Air Balloon Costume

Hot Air Balloon Costume

DIY Vending Machine Costume

Vending Machine Costume

Easy Little Moose Costume

Moose Costume

DIY Bee Costume

Bee Costume

DIY Little Skunk Costume

Little Stinker Skunk Costume

DIY Easy Rag Doll Costume

Rag Doll Costume

angry birds costume

DIY Angry Bird Costume

Tutu Ghost Costume

Tutu Ghost

Rainbow Costume

Rainbow Costume

Easy Sushi Costume for Baby

Sushi Costume

Easy Robot Costume

Robot Costume

Snail Costume

Snail Costume

Carl from Up Costume

Carl from Up

Kids Edward Scissorhands Costume

Edward Scissorhands Costume

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