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Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Easy DIY Pomegranate Gummy Snacks

Did you know you can easily make your own homemade gummy bears? Learn how to make DIY gummy snacks by following our simple tutorial.

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

Our Best Costco Finds – Summer 2020!

A trip to Costco is usually somewhere on our weekly to-do list. We often stock up on our household basics and buy a few fun things too! Here are some of our best Costco finds that we’ve purchased this summer.

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Family Camping & Hiking Essentials

Summer is prime time for family adventures! Our family enjoys going on afternoon hikes and family camping trips. Sometimes we explore the nearby forest trails during one of our camping trips. The best thing about hiking or camping is that you can stay close to home or venture out into the wild. You can customize your outdoor experience to your family’s life stage and be as active as you’d like! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.
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Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

A fruit smoothie is easy to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. My kids often ask for sweet treats and I try to find healthy snack alternatives. Learn how to make DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies! (whipped cream optional)

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Easy DIY Dried Fruit Slices

Fruit is a go-to snack for our family. I’ve dried slices of fruit in the oven, with pretty good results. I made dried strawberry slices and homemade banana chips. Follow these steps to learn how to make your own dried fruit.

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

How to Make a Shaped Fruit Platter for Any Party

Planning the food for a party can be a fun activity, especially if you are organized and use a little creativity! I love serving fresh fruit at parties because it’s a welcome break from all the sugar, and most fresh fruit is colorful and delicious! Berries, pineapple, grapes and mango can add beautiful color to any party table. These creative fruit platter shapes are easy to create and fun to eat.
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Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Jello sugar cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and colorful unicorn cookies. My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Yummy Treats With Strawberries

Strawberries are a delicious treat you can often find in some form year round. Here are a few tasty snacks and ideas you can make to show off your love for strawberries.

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

Gourmet Holiday Snack Ideas & Festive Drinks

The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. It’s also fun to treat your family to some special treats like mixed nuts and holiday cookies. We’ve partnered with Sam’s Club to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company. All opinions are our own.

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Fun Kids Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

Fun Kids Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

My kids love playing together (hopefully nicely) and enjoying creative snacks. Here are some of our fun ideas for indoor play, cozy gear for outdoor adventures and healthy snacks that cover multiple food groups!

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Back To School Supplies & Go-To Snacks

Is your family ready for back to school? Our simple tips can help maximize your back to school budget, make packing lunches easier and get your kids excited about starting school!

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Mealtime Tips for Picky Eaters

Do you have a picky eater? Sometimes it’s about all a mom can handle to get a child to eat their lunch. My kids have gone through stages of pickiness during meals. My oldest loved eating everything as a baby; kalamata olives, goat cheese, spaghetti, artichoke, you name it. She’s become quite a bit more picky but still is often willing to try new foods. My little guy is all about meat and cheese which he eats almost every meal. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food. I’m excited to share some easy ways to make meals fun and healthy and sneak in some veggies too!

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Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Make lunch fun and provide healthy lunch ideas for kids at home. These tips can help you teach kids about nutrition and how to choose healthy foods.