Tuesday, June 26, 2012

LeapFrog LeapPad Brave Game & Tag Book Review


Thank you to LeapFrog for sponsoring this review. For more information about LeapFrog, please visit their website. #CleverBrave #spon 

LeapFrog Explorer Game Cartridge Disney-Pixar's Brave:
 My daughter Grace was super excited to receive the new LeapFrog Explorer Game Cartridge Disney-Pixar's Brave for her LeapPad. She could hardly wait to take it out of the box and start playing the game. The game is highly educational and is recommended for ages 5-8. It's full of fun games that involve science, plants and animals (all things my daughter loves).

I love how the game challenged her, and she was very excited when she could correctly complete tasks. She loves the main character Merida and tries to talk in a Scottish accent when she plays. 

Here are a few of LeapFrog's screen shots of the game:
I highly recommend this game to any child of K-3rd Grade. They will love it!

LeapFrog Tag Book Disney-Pixar's Brave:
 One of my favorite LeapFrog products besides the LeapPad are the Tag Reader Books. You have the choice to have the Tag Reader sound out each word when touched, or the Tag Reader can read each page to your child. There are also many touch points on each page for endless discoveries. In this book, Tag Disney-Pixar's Brave(recommended for ages 4-7), the main character Merida goes on an adventure as she discovers the meaning of true bravery. Your child will learn how to sound out words and learn new vocabulary, as well as play fun, educational games. This is a great Tag book.



Disclaimer:
This post is sponsored by LeapFrog . I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective; and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Ice Excavation

The past week has been pretty hot on the Eastern Shore, and I really wanted to try out the Ice Excavation activity with my daughter and niece. 
 I took a Rubbermaid TakeAlong Serving Bowl and filled it with water and some cute finger puppets that I found on Amazon.com. 
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When the toys are frozen inside, take the bowl out of the freezer and dump out the ice chunk.
Give your child/children some plastic shovels or anything else you can think of that will chip away at the ice, but won't hurt your child/children.

Sit back and watch them have fun!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

What I Wore Wednesday June 2012

So I am in no way a model (or professional photographer for that matter), but I wanted to show you all a few accessory pieces that I've received and my thoughts on them.

My tank and shorts are both from Kohl's (love Kohl's), and my chunky gold chain necklace, and two tone chain bracelet are both from Lollysheep on Etsy.  I have absolutely fallen in love with Lollysheep. She makes affordable, on trend jewelry that make the perfect statement pieces. 

Chunky, chained linked jewelry is so hot right now, but I've found most of the pieces to be rather expensive. Lollysheep offers beautiful, well made jewelry at affordable prices.

This double strand necklace offers two different matte gold chains in complimenting finishes. 
The necklace offers faux suede strands on each end so you can tie the necklace to the length of your liking.
It's light weight and I absolutely love it! 
This two tone bracelet is made with matte, silver and gold linked chains.
I love the versatility of this piece and love that it's double stranded. 
A staple piece for sure!
I thought I'd show you my favorite gold glitter flats as well. 
I can wear these flats with almost every outfit that  I own.

They are from Cents Of Style,
Also a great website to find trendy accessories and shoes at affordable prices. I highly recommend you check them out!

I am a big Cents of Style girl :) 





Like what you see? Drop me a comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks!



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Baseball Cross Wall Hanging

Baseball Cross 

No, I can't claim this idea as my own as I found it on Pinterest, but I did however make it myself.
My husband is a baseball fanatic and I know the twins don't stand a chance when it comes to whether or not they'll play baseball lol. 

I took one of my daughter's Tee Balls (You can use a regular baseball, I just took what I had in reach). I used my seam ripper that I got in my sewing kit:
I gently separated the red stitching and removed the baseball's cover.

I then made the saying card in Photoshop and printed it out on matte photo paper (card stock would probably be best, but I didn't have any). 

I got out one of my old shadow boxes (you can buy them at walmart) and arranged the baseball cover in the shape of a cross and glued the card below. 


This will be hung in the twins' room and I hope it's something they will always look at to be reminded of God's grace in their lives. 






Sunday, June 17, 2012

Bow Ear Cuff

Pretty Bow Ear Cuff
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I received this dainty little bow cuff in the mail this weekend and I absolutely fell in love with it. I love love love jewelry, however, I've never owned an ear cuff before.  This little bow is not only a cute, but is really comfortable and unique.

This cuff is from Maggie Made With Love  on Etsy and is $10. There are a bunch of different styles and you can choose from silver or gold tone.

If you're looking for something different and girly, for not a ton of money, then I suggest you check out Maggie Made With Love's Etsy page.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Fun Father's Day Printable

All About My Dad Printable
Kids say the funniest things sometimes don't they? They also say the sweetest things and that's what I wanted to capture for this year's Father's day.

This printable is called "All About My Dad," and was completed by my 4 year old daughter Grace.

This was so much fun to do. She wrote her name, drew the picture of her and her daddy, and I asked her all of the questions and wrote her answers word for word.

I plan on keeping this tradition up every year to see how her answers change and I'll also start this with my twin boys as well in a year or so.

I've included the blank printable below so you can print it out and have your child/children fill it out for Father's day.
Below is the link to the blank PDF printable:
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***Be sure to leave me a comment if you print it out so I can hear about all the fun answers!***



The Daily Dish: Garlic Grilled Tomatoes
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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Trix Treats

Trix Marshmallow Treats 

I've always wanted to try these ever since I first saw them. They are basically a rice krispie treat but with fruity trix.

Super easy to make and the kids love them....ok ok, I love them too!

Ingredients:

1/2 stick butter or margarine
1 10 oz. package regular marshmallows OR 4 c. miniature marshmallows
6 cups Fruity Trix

Directions:
  1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter over low to medium heat.
  2. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted, then remove from heat.
  3. Add Trix to marshmallow mixture and stir until coated.
  4. Add mixture to a greased 9x13 inch pan and press treats to fill the pan. 
  5. Let cool and cut into 24 squares when ready to serve.   


 Super yummy Trix Marshmallow Treats that your family will love!