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Jan 26

January 26, 2016

Winter Activity List

Winter Activity List

  There’s no need to get the Winter Blues when there are so many fun things to do. You can stay warm and cozy with indoor activities or bundle up the kids and head outside for some cold weather fun!  Check out this list of ideas.  You’re sure to find INDOOR ACTIVITIES Bake Chocolate Chip Cookies – Yum! Cut Paper Snowflakes! Make Gourmet Hot Chocolate – Add crushed hard candies, caramel, whipped cream, cinnamon, etc.  Make a Bird Feeder –…

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Jan 25

January 25, 2016

Super Easy Seasoned Red Potatoes

These seasoned potatoes are the perfect side dish for almost any meal! Here’s What You Need: 3 lbs of Red Potatoes 2 tbsp Olive Oil 1 tbsp Seasoning Salt 2 tbsp Parmesan Cheese 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper Gallon Size Zip Lock Bag Aluminum Foil Here’s What to Do: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash potatoes well. Using a paring knife cut the potatoes into quarters. Pour 2 tbsp of olive oil into the zip lock bag. Put potatoes…

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Jan 21

January 21, 2016

DIY – Puffy Paint

Kids love to use puffy paint!  It adds so much fun and texture to their paintings. I like to have the kids paint snowmen with puffy paint because the texture looks like snow! Here’s What You’ll Need: Washable White School Glue Shaving Cream Washable Tempera Paints (you can also use food coloring but be careful because it stains). Here’s What to Do: Mix equal parts glue and shaving cream, until you have the the desired texture. Add paint or food…

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Jan 19

January 19, 2016

“Candy Hearts” Valentine Decoration

This “Candy Heart” Valentine Decoration is a sweet way to display the names of the ones you love most!  Make one with the names of everyone in the family or the kids or grandkids. Here’s What You’ll Need: Wooden Heart Shapes Red Alphabet Stickers Wide Red Ribbon Needle & Thread Small Scrap of thin Red Ribbin Acrylic Paints (Candy Hearts traditionally come in: Pink, Lavender, Green, Yellow, Orange and White) Heavy Duty Stapler Hot Glue Gun Sparkle Spray Clear Coat…

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Jan 18

January 18, 2016

Jan 14

January 14, 2016

10 Healthy Snack Ideas

10 Healthy Snack Ideas 1.  Apple Slices with 1 Tbsp Peanut butter.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points . 2.  Almonds, 21 pieces.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 3.  Popcorn (100 calorie size bag) with flavor sprinkles.  3 Weight Watcher’s Points. 4.  1/2 Cup of Cottage Cheese with pineapple. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 5.  Applesauce with a Sprinkle of Cinnamon and 1 Graham Cracker. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points. 6.  Baby Carrots and Broccoli with 2 Tbsp of Lite Ranch. 2 Weight Watcher’s Points….

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Jan 13

January 13, 2016

True Intelligence

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Jan 12

January 12, 2016

10 Everyday Activities that are Great Ways to Get Exercise 

 Did you ever stop to think that some everyday activities are a great way to get exercise?  Here are ten: Vacuum the whole house, including stairs, under couches and beds, etc. Wash all the baseboards. Change the linen on all the beds. Scour the tub, shower and all the sinks. Dust and polish all shelves, pictures and flat surfaces. Go for a brisk walk. Shovel snow. Build a snowman. Play tag with the kids or any game that involves running,…

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Jan 11

January 11, 2016

DIY – Snow Globes

Here’s a fun winter project to do with the kids! What you’ll need: Empty Baby Food Jars Glitter & Confetti Small Plastic Penguin, Snowman, etc. (I used some clearance Christmas Toys and just stashed the Santas away for next Small Plastic Tree or Piece of a Plastic Evergreen Branch Polyester Fiberfill (stuffing) Hot Glue Gun Directions: Heat the glue gun and use it to attach a small amount of the polyester fiberfill to the inside of the lid from thebaby…

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Jan 2

January 2, 2016

Hello January!

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