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Friday, September 22, 2017

Be A Lunchbox Hero + Free Printable Lunchbox Notes

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I will never be a bento box mom and you know what? I am okay with that. But, that does not mean I just throw together a lunch for my son that isn't thought through. If you have been around here long, you know that while I love preparing yummy meals they cannot take long to get on the table. School lunches are the same way for me. Preparing great lunches for those growing bodies but not taking all morning to prepare, the less stress in the morning the better...for everyone!

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One way that I cut down on prep time for lunchbox lunches is having items like the new Yoplait Multipacks on hand. These are fan favorites in my house and thankfully Jude is not picky about flavors of yogurt, he genuinely likes all of the fruit options.

I always pick up the Strawberry & Harvest Peach multipack but also like to have the Strawberry & Mixed Berry on hand as well. I love these 8 pack options because you can get a few different flavors to hopefully please everyone in the family.

Available multipack flavors:

  • Original Strawberry 8 pack
  • Original Strawberry/Harvest Peach - 8 pack
  • Original Strawberry/Mixed Berry - 8 pack
  • Original Strawberry Banana - 8 pack
  • Original Strawberry/Orange - 8 pack
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When I pack Jude's lunch every morning and I add his Yoplait yogurt to his lunchbox, I know he will have a great afternoon after enjoying a filling and tasteful lunch. Oh and the teachers will thank you if you pack the new Yoplait multipack yogurts because these are so easy to open! Jude can open them all on his own without a mess! That is a HUGE for this 1st grader!

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Alright, before I told you I am not a bento box mom but that doesn't mean I cannot get a little creative with Jude's lunches. Our kids are at school for 7 hours a day, while most days are filled with fun learning, running at recess and socializing with friends; there are days that kids have a struggle at school. For those days, a little extra note from home will only help them get through the rest of their school day on a positive note.


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When packing Jude's lunch, I make sure to add one of the lunch box notes we have created for him. They are colorful, fun and filled with positive affirmations. I love it! I know I will not be able to do this for him for his whole school career (parents are embarrassing) so for now I love that when he opens his lunchbox he sees a little note from us.

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Now that we are about 6 weeks into the school year we are really feeling like we are in a great routine including our lunch box plans. In addition to having Yoplait on hand I also make sure I plan what I will be packing for Jude for lunch every day, just like I meal plan our dinners. It makes the morning easier to know exactly what needs to be made and put into the lunchbox.

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Make sure you pick up the new Yoplait multipacks at Walmart when you do your lunchbox shopping this week. I promise it will help you be the Lunchbox Hero our aspire to be this school year. 

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What are your kids favorite Yoplait yogurt flavors that you add to their lunchboxes?


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

My dad was the 4th grade teacher at my school and for many years he did a reading lesson on the book Jumanji.  I remember sitting in his classroom listening to the story and then later in life seeing the original Jumanji movie.  My whole family loved this story and movie and now, we are going to get to watch a new Jumanji movie!  

Check out the new official trailer - looks like so much fun!!  



Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale

Synopsis:
In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you. They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…


Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Official trailer
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Hashtag: #JumanjiMovie

JUMANJI: WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE in theaters Nationwide December 20th!




Is this a movie you will be adding to your holiday plans?

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No More Soggy Salads - Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®.

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Packing a lunch does not have to mean frozen packaged meals or a boring PB&J.  Think outside the box and sandwich baggie!  Think fresh delicious salads!  Okay, I know what you are thinking...how do I pack a salad in the morning and not have it gross by lunchtime?  Oh I have the solution for you my friends!! 
Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set, salads for lunch, no more soggy lunches

Say hello to the Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set.  This is your "No More Soggy Salads" solution.  Not only is is pretty, I love the clear containers, but it is also super easy to store.  Look, I would be really embarrassed if you saw our plastic container cabinet in our kitchen right now.  So, I am happy this particular set is able to be combined and stored with little space. 

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set, salads for lunch, no more soggy lunches

This set is interchangeable so depending on the type of snack or salad I decide to pack I can make it work perfectly.  I especially like the piece that has a special spot for salad dressing.  This is what helps me not have a soggy salad.  I can add all of my salad toppings to the top container and keep them nice and fresh!   

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set, salads for lunch, no more soggy lunches

My favorite salad is a chef salad.  I use a great mixed greens salad as my base and add cheese, ham, egg, chicken and veggies.  I love cucumbers and tomatoes on my salads.  SO GOOD!  The bottom container is large enough for a good sized bed of salad. 

Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set, salads for lunch, no more soggy lunches

Since this set allows all of the salad ingredients to be separated I can prepare a salad the night before and not be rushed in the morning.  So great.   

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Rubbermaid BRILLIANCE Salad & Snack Set:


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  • Safe and Easy – BPA free and safe for the dishwasher, microwave and freezer.

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What is your favorite salad to pack in your lunch?

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mummy Rice Krispie Treats

This idea has been floating in my head for awhile but I finally got around to trying the recipe and now I'm sharing it with you.  It is hard to believe that Halloween is just around the corner.  While I love this time of the year, Hello Fall, I am shocked at how fast the year is going.  Anyway...time to start thinking about how to make Halloween fun for kids...not scary, at least in our house!  My kids are extra sensitive so Halloween can be traumatic if not done properly.  Yikes!  


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Mummy Rice Krispie Treats


These treats are not only adorable but super easy.  I love finding ways to cut corners and using the pre-made Rice Krispie treats really make this creative recipe even easier.  

Ingredients:

Rice Krispie Treats - rectangles 
White Chocolate, melted 
Candy eyeballs 


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Directions:

1.  Place Rice Krispies on a parchment paper lined plate.  

2.  Melt white chocolate in a shallow bowl.  

3.  Place each rice krispie into the white chocolate and cover in one layer. 


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4.  Place on parchment paper and add two candy eyeballs to each treat. 


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5.  Using a spoon, drizzle extra white chocolate on each treat, creating a "wrapped" look for the mummy. 


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6.  Place treats in refrigerator for 20 minutes.  

7.  Enjoy!!


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Told you they were easy and adorable!!  I love them and the kids do as well.  I think we might make these for treats for their school Halloween parties.  

 


What are your favorite SUPER easy Halloween treats to make?

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