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Posted on February 17, 2017

How to Make Leprechaun Cookies | St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trick

Leprechaun Cookies

Whether you find yourself looking for a fun leprechaun trick to play on the kiddos, or simply want to create a super awesome holiday themed dessert for your St. Patrick’s Day party, these Leprechaun Cookies are JUST the ticket!  They are so easy to make, are very budget friendly and look fantastic!

I first set out to make these “golden” cookies using Nilla wafers.  While the end result was just fine and dandy, they lacked the WOW factor that I was seeking because, well, those cookies are already pretty gold in color.  I had a pack of chocolate sandwich cookies in the pantry and decided to try those (I used ALDI brand – OREO cookies or anything similar would work.)  This type of cookie worked MUCH better!

You only need 2 things to make Leprechaun Cookies: a pack of cookies and a can of Wilton Gold Color Mist.  I picked up some small glittery Irish hats at the dollar store to serve the cookies in… those small plastic black treasure pots (ie end of the rainbow) would work great too.

Leprechaun Cookie Ingredients

Arrange cookies in a single layer on parchment or wax paper.  Spray one side of the cookies until they are the shade of gold that you desire.  Flip cookies over and repeat this procedure.

Gold Painted Cookies
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Posted on February 9, 2017

DIY Dollar Store Mini First Aid Kit for Kids

First Aid Kit for Kids

The other day I put up a post that showed you how easy it is to put together a DIY mini first aid kit using supplies bought at the dollar store.  I made up 3 of these kits and put one in my purse and one in each of our car glove compartments.  That version included medicines like Tylenol, Excedrin and Zantac which are obviously in mind for adults.  Last night on her way into the house from dance, Lily slipped and fell on the slippery driveway, resulting in a sizable cut on her knee.  We pulled the first aid kit that I made the other day out of my purse and instantly had a wipe, first aid cream and a bandage on hand to clean her up.

That got me thinking about making up a couple more first aid kits but this time making some that were completely kid friendly.  I took out the medication and added a few more bandages and the result was this cute little First Aid Kit for Kids. (I included triple antibiotic cream in our kid kits because Lily is definitely responsible enough to use it on her own or with a teacher or parent’s help. Use your best judgement when it comes to your own kiddos!)

First Aid Supplies

I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the words “Boo Boo Kit” out of pink vinyl and affixed the vinyl to the lid of the container.  Lily absolutely LOVED them!  We put one in her Under Armour backpack for horseback riding and the other went in her dance bag.  I know that her dance school and the farm where she rides both  have first aid supplies on hand, but this gives me extra peace of mind!  Plus, Lily is definitely a capable kid who can put on a band-aid, etc, so I like knowing that she has her own basic supplies should she get a minor cut or blister.

I rounded up all of the supplies pictured above at the Dollar Tree.  The containers came in a 2-pack, so they were only $.50 each.  The triple antibiotic ointment was $1.  The bandages and wipes all came from bigger packs, also purchased the the dollar store.  Each kit cost me about $2 to put together!


First Aid Kit for Kids

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Posted on February 6, 2017

FREE Printable Valentine Collection for Easy Gifting

FREE Printable Valentine

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Every year I like to post a few new free Valentine’s printables that you can use for quick and easy Valentine-ing.  Here is a round up of some of my FREE Printable Valentine Collection. Make sure you save this post as I will add more free printables to it each year!

FREE Printable Valentine Collection

1. “I’m Stuck on You” Glue Stick Valentine + FREE Printable Cards
Glue Stick Valentine Idea

2. Lucky Duck Horse Valentines with Free Printable Tag

Rubber Duck Horses Valentine

3. “You Melt My Heart” Milk Bottle M&Ms with FREE Printable Tag

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4. Easy Crayon Rainbow Valentine with Free Printable Tag

Crayon Rainbow Valentine Tag

5. Drink Tumbler Valentine  + Free Printable Tag

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6. A Perfect Match Chocolate Pretzel Valentine DIY + FREE Printable Tag

Pretzel Match Valentine

7. Easy Chalkboard Mug DIY + FREE Printable Tag

You Warm My Heart Tag

8. FREE Printable I Love You Print for Valentine’s Day

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9. Be Mine, Valentine! Conversation Hearts Free Printable Tag

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Posted on January 29, 2017

“I’m Stuck on You” Glue Stick Valentine + FREE Printable Cards

Glue Stick Valentine Free Printable

As the winter months drag on, I usually find myself sending in a fresh round of glue sticks, crayons and other assorted school supplies to restock Lily’s depleted pencil box. Last week while I rounded up some things to send to school, I came up with the idea for a Glue Stick Valentine. I thought this would not only make a great non-candy Valentine option, but it might help out the teacher if every kid received a shiny new glue stick.

If you stocked up on glue sticks during back to school shopping, you might still have some on hand.  I ordered this Classroom Pack of 60 Elmer’s Glue Sticks on Amazon and had enough for the entire class with plenty left over.

Glue Stick Valentine Cards

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Posted on January 18, 2017

DIY Digger Box – Sand Play for Kids

DIY Digger Box Tutorial

DIY Digger Box

Have a sand loving kid?  How about a digger loving kid?  Perhaps a kid who loves to be kept busy and a little sensory thrown in for kicks never hurts?  Read on, friend!

Ever since Landon’s birthday last year, I have been hanging on to some extra CAT digger toys.  Our plan was to make him a construction themed cake and Bob and I picked up the exact same vehicles to stick on top.  Of course, I never got around to returning the extra set but figured they would come in handy for something or other because our boy LOVES dump trucks and excavators (and every piece of machinery in between)!

DIY Construction Vehicle Cake

Okay, back to those extra toys.

Today was a typical winter day when we were stuck inside and Landon did not have school.  Once the Legos, batallion of firetrucks and Netflix all lost their luster, we needed a boredom buster.  I’m pretty much psyched about how cool this one turned out – to say that it was an instant crowd-pleaser is an understatement!

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