We all know how fun it is to "pin" all over Pinterest, but how many of those ideas can the average person actually replicate? I mean, I have tried a handful of pins and can admit I have about a 50% success rate. Who really has the time to make some of that stuff?! Do the moms stay up all night or lock their children up while doing it?! Are there people whose only job is to create pin worthy crafts and recipes with the sole purpose of making the rest of us feel like failures half the time?!
With this on my mind. I've decided to challenge myself (while taking care of 2 toddlers and a newborn) and see how successful I can be at completing my favorite pins. I haven't picked a particular time frame for this challenge but the idea is to cross different types of pins (ie kids crafts, home remedies, recipes) and report back my success or failure here on the blog.
So, enjoy the ride, it's sure to be a bumpy one!
To start off, I selected something easy and fun to do with the kids and perfect for this time of year:
Basically, the supplies are:
- Toilet paper roll (I used paper towel roll cut in half)
- Paper plate
- Brown, red, orange, yellow paint
- Construction paper
- Craft googly eyes
- Paint toilet paper roll brown for turkey head/ body
- Cut paper plate in half and paint it yellow, red, orange for the turkeys tail
- Let both dry and glue two googly eyes near top of toilet paper roll.
- Cut out triangle from orange or yellow construction paper and glue under eyes for beak.
- Glue back of body/head to front of tail (paper plate).
Both kids easily painted the body/head brown. Then, they enjoyed painting the tails anyway they wished. The only limitation I gave them was the colors they could use. Otherwise, they both freely painted the tail and made it uniquely theirs. Once finished, we let them dry. We didn't have any craft googly eyes so I just painted the eyes on with white paint and made the centers the colors of the kids eyes. I also decided to paint yellow legs and feet on them for added fun.
I think this was a success as the kids are just shy of 2 and 4 years old so they aren't exactly painting experts but they really loved it!
The only thing I would do I'd trim down the paper towel roll halves a little so the tail would stick out above them, but otherwise it looks pretty close to me!
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Ok, now that you're back, let me tell you. This thing really is great. When I first saw the video above it kind of reminded me of the Melting Pot, which is one of our favorite places to eat; but the nearest one is over an hour away so we just really don't have the chance to go. To be able to have this experience at home, sounded perfect to me!
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It's that time of year again, the Holidays, and if you are anything like me getting cute, personalized holiday cards to all your family and friends is a bittersweet experience. To be honest, out of the last five years, I've only managed to get them out before Christmas once and the other time they turned into New Years cards! So, when I was introduced to Cardstore.com, I was thrilled to find out what they offer and how they can help me through the daunting task this year.
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AboutThe buddy comedy stars pizza-loving Reggie, voiced by Owen Wilson, and Jake, voiced by Woody Harrelson as a turkey tag-team intent on taking turkeys off the Thanksgiving menu. It also happens to be Chuck E. Cheese’s big-screen debut.
In turn, Chuck E. Cheese’s locations will feature exclusive Free Birds merchandise and activities as part of the company’s fall in-store promotion. From collectable Rock-N-Wristbands available with any pizza purchase deal and printable activities for the kids to Chuck E.’s Movie Matchup Sweepstakes for free prizes, there are lots of fun and exciting activities surrounding the partnership!
Just in time for the holidays, “Free Birds” stars two turkeys from opposite sides of the track who must put aside their differences and team up to travel back in time to change the course of history – and get turkey off the menu for good. Jake and Reggie love pizza, and we're sure your family does, too! Show your “Free Birds” support by collecting Rock-N-Wristbands in stores now! Collect all four with any pizza purchase deal at Chuck E. Cheese’s this fall featuring Chuck E., his guitar, and Jake and Reggie from the “Free Birds” movie in theaters Nov. 1!
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We received a really fun Free Birds themed package! It included:
- Free Birds Movie Poster
- 2 FB Turkey Hats
- 4 passes to Free Birds Movie
- 2 Chuck E. Cheese passes
- 4 FB Rock-N-Wristbands
Savy Daddy and Big N., also took full advantage of the movie passes and went to see Free Birds! Before they left, Big N. picked out his favorite Rock-N-Wristband to wear and was super excited that it featured one of the main characters! As for the movie, Big N. really loved it and came home telling me all about the funny parts and quoting some of it! Savy Daddy said it had some really funny lines and kept him amused which was a bonus for a kids themed movie! Overall, they both really enjoyed the comedy, characters and theme of the movie, as well as the fact that it was the perfect length at just an hour and a half long. I am pretty sure Big N's favorite part was the pizza in the movie.
As for the Chuck E. Cheese passes, since Baby L. was born on 11/1/13, we haven't had a chance to go as we want to limit the germs we bring into our home. We will likely use the passes early next year when she is bigger and can handle anything better. But, we really look forward to going to Chuck E. Cheese because they have a ton of fun stuff for our kids to do. You can check it out here!
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It hasn't been too bad, but so far we have encountered:
- Fairly quick labor and delivery (7 hours)
- Baby born with cord wrapped very tight (daddy didn't get to cut this time since it was an emergency) which led to delay in initial response cries (cue panicky mommy) and slightly lower APGAR scores 7/9.
- Largest baby born at 8# 6oz.
- Baby born with most amount of hair! Full head and almost jet black!
- Baby who refuses to sleep anywhere except attached to mommy. Thank you Moby Wrap! Prayed for sleep..
- Breast milk jaundice. Yellow baby! Prayed for poop..
- Very slow weight gain (our current battle). Goodbye sleep that we prayed for...now we must wake her up every two hours.
- Four year old with major anxiety that we will leave in the middle of the night again. Bedtime is fun...
- Two year old with a 48 hour fever which led to baby and mommy quarantine. Super daddy to the rescue!
All in all, it's not going exactly as expected but we love our bigger family and every single day together is a new and exciting adventure.
Next week, I'll tackle being home alone ALL DAY with three kids under 4!
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What's the first thing you want to do after having a baby, that well, isn't directly involving said baby (because we all know snuggles is #1-3 on that list!). For me, it was to lose the baby weight. Honestly, I haven't lost much of it still, but I'm blaming it on the 6 month period where Buddy Doo didn't sleep more than 10 hours a week. I'll let you reread that sentence again. That's less than two hours a day....and he didn't sleep more than 20-30 minutes at a time. Remember THAT when you're upset that your child keeps waking every two hours (but then goes right back to sleep). Needless to say that lack of sleep didn't do well with my metabolism or weight loss. Boo.
We just love, love, love Skinny Pop in our house! It's so important to me, as a mother and wife, to provide my family with snack items that don't contain artificial ingredients or chemicals! I mean, it's popcorn! What would you need other than maybe the popcorn and a little salt?!