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School Lunch Ideas: healthy foods and the best containers

School has been in session for a couple months now. In September we’re all armed with school lunch ideas and a plan to pack perfectly balanced lunches throughout the year. It’s not easy to keep up creative, healthy, cold lunches all year long!

Are your lunch ideas getting a little stale at this point?

After a good 30+ cold lunches packed this year, we’ve fine tuned it and found our favorite lunch bags, containers, as well as snack and drink containers. We also have some of our kiddos’ school lunch ideas to show you for some inspiration, and links to other helpful school lunch ideas to boost your creativity!

School Lunch Ideas: healthy food and the best containers

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DIY Personalized Halloween Pumpkin Bucket

Instead of toting around generic plastic pumpkin buckets for trick-or-treating, make those buckets a matching part of the kiddos’ costumes. A DIY Personalized Halloween pumpkin bucket is so much fun to get creative with and very easy to make.

With just a little pant and time, that plastic pumpkin trick-or-treat pail can look like a part of the costume.

I have a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle and Cinderella trick-or-treating this year, so we made a TMNT Raphael pumpkin bucket and Cinderella’s carriage, but my creative juices are going crazy with other possibilities!

DIY Personalized Halloween Pumpkin Bucket

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Less Mess Playtime with a Montessori Work Mat

The answer to keeping kids from making a mess of the whole house while playing may be easier than you think. A less mess playtime is possible.

What if I told you you I’ve witnessed a miracle and watched my little guy keep his toys and supplies within 2 square feet and clean up after himself completely un-promted?

It’s a miracle, right!?

This is such an easy idea and a very simple tool that you can use to help small children clean up after themselves and not make such a large mess in the first place.

less mess playtime with a montessori work mat

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Witch Broom Halloween Class Treats

Simple and adorable Halloween treat, and so easy to make! These Witch Broom Halloween Class Treats combine a sweet treat with a Halloween pencil. The best of both worlds and very cute for kids!

Using one of the cheapest candies out there – Dum Dums – and Dollar Tree pencils, this craft is inexpensive and easy enough for kids. Plus, the little Witch Brooms look so great, the kids will love them!

Witch Broom Halloween Class Treats

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*Magical* Gifts for Your Little Girl: Mermaids, Unicorns, and Fairies – Oh My!

Is your little girl into all things magical?

As I round up gift ideas for myself, I thought I should share all these adorable and magical gifts so you can find the best present for your little one. Check out all things mermaid, unicorn, fairies, and anything just plain cute. Welcome to my first gift guide.

Magical Gift Ideas for Little Girls: Mermaids, Unicorns, and Fairies

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ABCs of Summer: Summer Activities for Preschoolers {Letter E}


Keep your kiddos busy and engaged this summer with the ABCs of Summer daily activities, snacks, art, and science. Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

ABCs of Summer - Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

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ABCs of Summer: Summer Activities for Preschoolers {letter B}

Keep your kiddos busy and engaged this summer with the ABCs of Summer daily activities, snacks, art, and science. Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

ABCs of Summer - Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

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ABCs of Summer: Summer Activities for Preschoolers {Letter A}

Keep your kiddos busy and engaged this summer with the ABCs of Summer daily activities, snacks, art, and science. Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

ABCs of Summer - Each day focuses on one letter of the alphabet with snacks. art or science, and a physical activity to go along with it.

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Our Summer Road Trip – AKA: Sneaking Hail Merry Bites through 3 states…

We went on the most beautiful trip the first week of summer vacation. We started from our cabin in Wisconsin, visited Mackinaw Island for a few days, and “camped” in Door County Wisconsin before returning home to Minnesota. All the while, I stealthily snacked on Hail Merry Bites so I wouldn’t have to share with the kids!

Our Summer Road Trip. AKA: Sneaking Hail Merry Bites through 3 states...

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Spring Cleaning and Closet Organization with kids {$150 Minted Giveaway!}

Spring cleaning for kids’ rooms. Ideas for closet organization. Oh yeah, and $150 to Minted!!!

Tips for getting the kiddos involved in the cleaning and organization, as well as suggestions for a functional kid’s closet.

Warm weather and fresh starts are the best! Not to mention getting some money for your decor or even your Spring or Summer parties! 

Spring Cleaning and Closet Organization with Kids and $150 Minted Giveaway!

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