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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! Don’t forget to bring these camping and hiking essentials on your next family expedition in the great outdoors.

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Healthy Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies

Homemade fruit smoothies are an easy and refreshing afternoon snack. My kids often ask for sweet treats, but since we are limiting sugar in our diets, I try to find healthy snack alternatives. A fruit smoothie is simple to pack with healthy fruit and hidden vegetables. We often make berry and banana smoothies with a few carrots and spinach leaves blended inside all the yummy sweetness. These DIY Berry & Banana Unicorn Smoothies are a fun way to enjoy a mostly healthy sweet treat! (whipped cream optional)
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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

These creative fruit platter shapes are easy to create and fun to eat. Berries, pineapple, grapes and mango can add beautiful color to any party table; a welcome break from the usual sweet treats.

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

Colorful Homemade Jello Cookies

If you can make sugar cookies than you can make Jello cookies! These colorful and flavored cookies can be customized with any color and cut into fun shapes. We made both traditional round cookies and magical unicorn cookies! My kids had a blast helping and of course, eating our creative snacks!
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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. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.

Fun Kids Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

Fun Kids Stuff for Play Time & Snack Time

Every mom with young kids dreams of their children being able to play nicely together by themselves. Well, at least I do if that’s any indication. My kids are ages 2, 3 and 5 — all of which struggle with attention span, self control and sharing. We regularly practice playing together and enjoying independent play in the next room over. While I’m making their snack, my kids get the chance to play nicely with their interactive toys and preschool activities. They also enjoy exploring the outdoors and my older girls love dressing up! Here are some fun ideas and gear for indoor and outdoor play and creative healthy snacks!

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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. When kids go through stages of picky eating, parents can use simple strategies to encourage their kids to eat healthy food.

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Kids at Home

Kids can be picky when it comes to food. It’s helpful to provide healthy lunch ideas for kids at home. Kids can also be involved in the menu planning. These tips can help you teach kids about nutrition and how to make healthy lunch choices.

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