Tuesday, June 26, 2012

10 minute Reese's Pieces Chocolate Cookies

Super Easy. Super Fast.

Reese's Pieces
Ten Minute Cookies.

1 Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/2 butter (melted)
1 c Reese's Pieces baking chips

Mix first three ingredients together.  Then add the Reese's Pieces chips. Spoon onto parchment lined cookie sheets (for easy clean up).  Pat down slightly.  Bake @350 for 8 min.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

DIY Kids Chore Books with Printable

Kids and Chores...an ongoing search for the perfect solution.
This Chore Book has been my favorite. We still use a reward chart as they are completed, but using this book helps them be independent.  
It is simple, open the book and follow the pages until they are done.  
At bedtime, turn the book over and follow the pages.
Now I am not the one saying, "did you brush your teeth? did you...?"

*UPDATE 6/24*
here is a picture showing how my 3 year old:
1. picked up his room
2. made his bed and
3. put his pajamas under his pillow
All without my help or nagging. So for us this is working.

For our house this has worked amazingly well.  In the morning all I have to say is, "Time to do your jobs" and they know to get the job book.  We race to see who can finish first.  And at night, they start them 30 min. before bedtime.  The faster they finish the more time they get to read before bed.

The pictures are also great because they help even little ones visually see what the job looks like in our house.  
And I can easily slip in and out new picture as their jobs change, or the order needs to be switched up, etc.
One simple thing that has made our house run SO much smoother.

Free Printable Cover Pages Below.
Right now our Job books include:

Morning Jobs:
Go potty,
Get Dressed & Put PJ's away,
Make Bed,
Brush Teeth,
Brush Hair,
Say Prayers

Night Time:
Clean Up Toys,
Go Potty,
Brush Teeth,
Put on PJs & Dirty Clothes in Hamper,
Say Prayers
Family Prayers & Scriptures

Free Printable Cover Pages. (Click on the Picture to Enlarge and Save)
Front Cover:

 Back Cover:

Here is the link to a few different
 Free Printable Chore Charts we us to keep track of all the jobs completed:

Friday, June 22, 2012

Kids Tape Race Track

It's summer time and I'm loving it.
But there are times we need some quiet play in the house, so I can get things done.
(My kids aren't old enough to play unsupervised outside...yet.)

And since cars are a big favorite at our house, I tried changing it up.
Instead of using our old car mats and tracks...we made our own with tape.
We made them on the carpet, the tile, in the bedrooms, etc.

After a little trial and error I decided:
Masking tape for the tile, because the blue painter's tape peels of too easily...even from the tires of the cars.
And blue painter's tape is best for carpet...it doesn't stick as well, so it doesn't leave any residue on carpets of pull up the fibers.
But this was a huge hit and it was cheap and quick with materials we keep around the house.

The only draw back...my kids don't want them removed, so we'd keep ours for a few days and we got several confused looks and questions from visitors.

linked to:
Tip Junkie handmade projects

Monday, June 18, 2012

Herb Chicken & Wild Rice

This has to be one of my favorite and easiest meals.  It has great flavor and it takes no time.

I'm no photographer and these images are a little rough...but its worth trying.

2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 c hot water 
1 tbsp butter
6 oz box Uncle Ben's Wild Rice
2 chicken breasts chopped in large pieces

Mix everything but the Chicken together.  
(You can use 2 c chicken broth instead of the water and bouillon) 
Then add in the chicken.  
(I usually add frozen...just add an extra half hour or so to the cooking time)
Cook for 1-2 hours on high

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Printable Playroom Wall Art: Vintage Silhouette

Again, with the help from the Graphics Fairy, I compiled some wall art for 
a Play Room.  Two Vintage Silhouette 8x10 Printables.  Enjoy!

Click on the image to enlarge then save.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Printable Wall Art: Guest Room

Thanks to lots of help from the Graphics Fairy, I compiled some wall art for 
a Guest Room.  And some 5x7's an 8x10's.  Enjoy!

Click on the image to enlarge then save.





Friday, June 8, 2012

Emergency Binder: Free Printables

I have been compiling a Family Emergency Binder. 
Things like: Evacuation Plans, Emergency Plans, Medical Information, Family Information, & Important Contacts.
While researching different Emergency Information I stumbled across these printables:
These are from Pinch a Little Save a Lot.
She has a great website I highly recommend looking through, and these printables are excellent.
Supper concise and they include all the basics.

So I used those and added this Personal Information Sheet myself.
It is for identification purposes.  
Print off, add a picture, information and finger prints of children.

Free Printable Emergency Information Sheet
(click on the picture to enlarge and print)

Another Great Site with free printables...these are very thorough and great information.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

And more Printable Labels

More Labels!
Just some basic labels.  I have been organizing the office/work space.
So more labels it is.  

For previous labels look: here & here.

Free Printable Labels.
(click on image to enlarge then save or print)

Sea Foam:
 Dusty Blue:
 Sunshine Yellow:

Monday, June 4, 2012

More Printable Labels

So, I went a little label crazy.  It goes along with my organizing craze.  Something about spring cleaning leading to organizing...and it just keeps me going.  New storage containers, so new labels.

These are similar to the Kid's Room Labels found: here.
And a few different colors for different closets & cupboards.

Free Printable Labels:
(click on image to enlarge, then save or print)

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kid Room Labels- Free Printables

I have been reorganizing the kids rooms.  It seems like it is a regular event.  They grow through clothes and toys quickly when they are little that I keep rotating things out.  

I just finished making some easy inexpensive storage bins out of old diaper boxes and contact paper that I will post about soon. But here are the labels I made and thought I would share. Enjoy!

Free Printable Kid Labels:
(click to enlarge and save/print)


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