Tips for blanket fort

Tips for Building the Best Blanket Fort

This post is sponsored by Pop Secret.  All opinions are 100% my own. 

With 4 boys in the house you can probably imagine that I have some pretty awesome blanket fort builders.  In fact, in 16 Things Moms of Boys Know, I mention that to our boys, blanket forts are the strongest forts in the entire world.  Today I’m sharing my boys’ tips for building the best blanket fort around as well as sharing a yummy snack that every blanket fort builder will love.

Tips for building a blanket fort

Tips for Building a Blanket Fort

When you think of a fort, what do you think of? I think of a fort as place of protection and security and a place that is safe from the outside world. Using their imaginations, my boys have come up with some pretty great forts over the years and here they are sharing their tips for building a blanket fort. [Read more…]

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn crop

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

One of our favorite snacks is popcorn and growing up my mom would make the yummiest, gooiest, non-sticky Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn.  I am not a fan of hard or crunchy caramel popcorn.  I like it soft and wanted to share this yummy treat with my boys.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

There are many caramel popcorn recipes out there but this one for Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn can be made in just minutes using only 4 ingredients.  This is perfect to make for family movie night or for my boys to take with them when they head into one of their awesome blanket forts.  Since this recipe is not sticky, I don’t have to worry about sticky fingers and the mess is minimal. [Read more…]

Chocolate Crispy Treats

Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats

I’m sure you are familiar with Rice Krispie Treats, but did you know you can use that same recipe, or variations of it, to make all sorts of yummy marshmallow crispy treats?  These Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy Treats are simple enough for kids to make them (with supervision of course) and can be made in minutes, making them perfect for when you need a last minute treat.

chocolate marshmallow crispy treats

Have you ever signed up to bring treats to a school or church function and then forgotten about it until last minute? That is where these Chocolate Marshmallow Crispy treats and Fruity Marshmallow treats come in handy.  These treats only use three ingredients and are a quick switch up of the norm.  [Read more…]

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Crocodile Valentine Box

Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and if your school allows, it is now time to start figuring out what you will make for your kid’s Valentine’s Day Box.  This Crocodile Valentine Box was a huge hit with my boys last year and is the perfect thing to “gobble” up all of those Valentines from friends.

Crocodile Valentine Box

Crocodile Valentine Box

This Crocodile Valentine Box doesn’t require very many supplies and we actually used a lot of recycled materials found around the house.
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TMNT mask

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mask

With the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, the Turtles are everywhere and in my house of boys, we were bound to have at least one TMNT fan. My 6-year-old loves Ninja Turtles so we made this fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles mask and to be honest, it makes me laugh!

TMNT Mask

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mask

This Easy TMNT mask can be made with simple, inexpensive craft supplies and can turn any kid into a ninja! [Read more…]

Football pancakes

Football Pancakes

Football season is here and with the Super Bowl coming up in a few weeks, why not make these fun Football Pancakes with the football fan in your life.  This easy breakfast will have your kids cheering for more.

Football Pancakes

Not only are these Football Pancakes easy, but you could easily customize them and add the colors of your favorite team to really please the sports fans in your house.  If your kids are anything like mine, they probably get pretty particular about which teams they think are the best.  Plus these would be perfect for a fun Sunday Superbowl brunch before the big game. [Read more…]

Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast: Fun Food for Valentines Day

Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast

Can you feel it?  Love is in the air.  Or so they say. ;)  And that means it is time to start thinking about what we will do for the people that we love on Valentine’s Day.  The kids at my house love it when I make fun food for the holidays so it just seems natural that I would make an Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast.Easy Valentine's Day Breakfast: Fun Food for Valentines Day

 

Easy Valentine’s Day Breakfast

I’ve never really been one to go too overboard with Valentine’s Day.  I just love spending time with my family and I don’t need expensive presents to make me feel loved.  There’s nothing better than a hand-written card from my boys (including my husband) and everything else is just extras.  But we love making fun pancakes and this Valentine’s Day breakfast is easy to throw together and your kids will love having this fun meal. [Read more…]

no-bake football cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Football Cookies

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Red Baron. The opinions and text are all mine.

Football season is upon us and with that come tailgating! Do you love to spend time tailgating with your family? Today I’m sharing my husband’s favorite cookie recipe of Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies with a football twist to help get you ready for cheering on your favorite team while you tailgate from home with your family.
Chocolate peanut butter no-bake cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bake Cookies

These are a great cookie to make because they do not require any baking. Just mix the ingredients together, heat them up and drop on waxed paper. Simple and perfect for day spent tailgating with your kids! And, this is one of my boys’ favorite cookie recipes. [Read more…]

Minecraft gameband #Gameonthego

Gameband for the Minecraft Fans in Your Life

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Do you have a Minecraft fan in your house?  Gameband for Minecraft was the perfect gift for my boys because it allows them to save their worlds and take their game with them wherever they go.

Minecraft gameband #Gameonthego

Gameband for Minecraft allows you to take the #GameOnTheGo

I live in a house of boys and my oldest three boys could play Minecraft for hours on end.  They are HUGE fans of creating their own worlds and I am amazed at some of the features that Minecraft has and I love watching them use their imaginations to create some really cool stuff!  Their latest creation involves a fireproof house with a fire pit inside and walls lined with fire.

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snowman cookies

Easy Snowman Cookies

I’m so excited to be day 18 in the Blogger Christmas Advent Project from Chicken Scratch N Sniff.  I’m sharing one of my favorite parts about Christmas: Cookies! And, not just any cookies, but Easy Snowman Cookies.

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I can’t imagine having Christmas without making sugar cookies and these easy Snowman Cookies were adorable and delicious!

snowman cookies

 Easy Snowman Cookies

For as long as I remember, making sugar cookies has been a Christmas tradition in my family.  My grandma makes the best Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies and it is the only type of sugar cookie that I like.  It is so easy to take a regular sugar cookie and make it into something fun for your kids.  My boys had a lot of fun helping me decorate these Snowman Cookies. [Read more…]

Frozen Snowflakes

Frozen Snowflakes – Inspired by Disney’s Frozen

Every year we love finding different snowflake creations and we have a lot of fun making them and displaying them in the kitchen. These Frozen Snowflakes are amazing and I’m so excited that we found them.

Frozen Snowflakes

Frozen Snowflakes: Inspired by Disney’s Frozen

I am so excited to be sharing these Frozen Snowflakes with you that were inspired by Disney’s Frozen.  The Star Wars Snowflakes we made a couple of years ago have been extremely popular and their designer is back with new Frozen-inspired designs.  All of your favorite characters are there including Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf, Sven and more. [Read more…]

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Today I’m sharing my grandma’s Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies since these are the best sugar cookies I have ever had and the only ones I make.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

These Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies are soft and not too sweet which is something I really love.  I typically do not like sugar cookies with frosting because they always are too sweet, but these are perfect with homemade butter cream frosting.  [Read more…]

Christmas Tree Pancakes

Christmas Tree Pancakes

I can’t believe that I have never made Christmas Tree Pancakes before!  I love making fun breakfast creations for my boys and these were simple to make!

Christmas Tree Pancakes

Christmas Tree Pancakes

I have decided that with just a little bit of effort, fun breakfasts for kids can be created in no time at all.  I love some of our other Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids and these Christmas Tree Pancakes were even easier to make.   My oldest boys are getting to the point that they can help out in the kitchen and that makes things even more fun. [Read more…]

Reindeer droppings

Reindeer Droppings: Fun Christmas gift

My boys love giving little gifts to their friends for Christmas.  We try to make something fun and we thought these Reindeer Droppings would be perfect for little boys.

Reindeer droppings

Reindeer Droppings

If you are looking for an easy gift idea for your kids’ friends or for your neighbors, these Reindeer Droppings are fun and pretty simple to make. [Read more…]

Snowman Pancakes

Snowman Pancakes: Fun Christmas Breakfast

If you are looking for a fun Christmas morning breakfast idea, these Snowman pancakes will be a hit with your kids.  These are really easy to throw together because we all know that we don’t need any additional stress on Christmas morning. :)

Snowman Pancakes

Snowman Pancakes

These Snowman Pancakes are probably one of my favorite holiday breakfast creations we have made.  I think the fact that it is just Frosty’s head makes this so much fun and my boys had fun eating them. [Read more…]

Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

Fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

I love holiday food and especially breakfast food.  I’m excited to be sharing fun Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids as well as an amazing giveaway!

Christmas Breakfast Kids

Christmas Breakfast Ideas for Kids

If you have followed along with us for any amount of time, you know that we love creating fun food, especially breakfast foods. These Christmas Breakfast Ideas for kids are both fun and fairly simple to make and the best part of all…your kids will love them!!  These are a great way to make Christmas morning even more magical. [Read more…]

Minecraft Snowflakes

Minecraft Snowflakes

If your boys are like mine, Minecraft is one of the only things they talk about.  It is a HUGE deal in our house so naturally Minecraft Snowflakes would be a big hit.

Minecraft Snowflakes

 

Minecraft Snowflakes

You know, I have a confession to make.  I really don’t know all that much about Minecraft.  I know, major boy-mom fail!! But the one thing that I do know is that my boys would play and build on Minecraft 24 hours/day every single day of the week if I let them and a big portion of our conversations revolve around Minecraft.  And I love that Minecraft is a great way for them to use their imaginations and build some pretty amazing things.  When I came across this Minecraft Snowflakes tutorial, I knew that we had to make them! [Read more…]

Turkey Pancakes

Turkey Pancakes – Easy Thanksgiving Breakfast

I know you are planning out your Thanksgiving Dinner, but what about Thanksgiving breakfast?  These Turkey Pancakes are a fun and healthy Thanksgiving breakfast that your kids will love.

Turkey Pancakes

Turkey Pancakes

Can you believe that Thanksgiving time is here?  Our turkey has been bought and plans are being made for a yummy Thanksgiving dinner but I couldn’t let the holiday pass without sharing a fun Thanksgiving breakfast.  Turkey Pancakes are a fun and creative way to get kids to eat their fruit!  You can make them for your kids or let them get creative in how they want to do the feathers.  Have fun playing with your food! [Read more…]

Petz Beach Review

Petz Beach Game: Boy Approved

Have you started your Holiday shopping yet??  I’m just barely getting started but I’m finding that the number one thing on my boys’ wishlists is video games.   Petz Beach is one of the latest Nintendo 3DS games from Ubisoft and is being released just in time for the holidays and is the perfect gift if your kids love animals and video games as much as mine do. .Petz Beach Review

 

One of my favorite things about my boys is how much fun they have had over the years playing with their stuffed animals.  When my oldest boys were little, they would spend hours playing with their animals, especially their stuffed dogs.  Now they have passed those same animals on to my youngest boys who love to play with them.  And we have quite the collection of critters, especially dogs! [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Activity

Thankfulness Chain: Thanksgiving Activity

This Thankfulness Chain is a new tradition we are using in our family to help us remember and show appreciation for the things we are thankful for. I love Thanksgiving activities and this one keeps going all month long.

Thanksgiving Activity

Thankfulness Chain

I think I am one of the few people who still wait until after Thanksgiving to start decorating for Christmas but I just love Thanksgiving too much to let it get passed over.  Maybe it is because I love Fall so much and have missed it since moving to Nevada or maybe I just like that Thanksgiving gives us a time to think about what we already have and show thankfulness without all the hype that a lot of other holidays have. [Read more…]

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