Monday, February 10, 2014

Lost Legos

Well my son, Maximus has now entered the stage of loving Legos. We have already bought a few different lego sets in which they get all mixed up and it's very frustrating. Maximus decided we needed to be more organized and wanted to keep the boxes they came in for the picture on the box. While at my favorite local dollar store today I picked up some storage boxes ( what's a dollar more when your already spending 20 dollars, most of the time more on these sets).  So here's what I came up with : 
I asked Maximus what pictures he wanted on the box and I taped the big ones on top and the little ones on the side..... He loves his new lego boxes and so far as soon as he's done playing the pieces go right back into the storage box. 
Happy lego building !
Have a great week !

DIY T-ball picture

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Okay so we all know that every season our sweet t-ballers get lined up and sit through the usual season pictures. Don't get me wrong I'm the mom that buys the biggest package and shows them to anyone who will look. But this year I wanted something different. I saw something similar on Pinterest that was done for a Senior picture session. I knew I wanted to re-create it with my little guy. List of Supplies:
Lots of baseballs, a bat, the beautiful mess app or any text writing app., and a cute t-ball player.
Make your numbers out of the balls using the bat for the #1. Snap tons of pictures:) once you have one that you like save it and use your text writing app to write on the picture. You can also use frames and play around with your image using photo editing apps. 
Happy t-ball season!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Valentine's Day Pie Pops

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Today I'm sharing these fun Valentines Day pie pops. I'm the February room mom for my sons class so I wanted to find a fun treat to take the kids to kick off the month. It had to be quick, cheap and easy for little hands. I have seen a few of these on Pinterest using homemade pie dough which I love but making dough from scratch is too time consuming for this busy mama. So here is my lazy moms pie pop recipe. You can do these in just about any shape. Here is my Valentine version.

Refrigerated pie crust
Small heart cookie cutter (about 2")
14oz Pre made pie filling (this will make 12 pops) Mine was cherry flavor
Lollipop sticks (mine were from Michaels)
Cooking brush
Melted butter
Small cup of water

First take your pie crust and lay it out. Use your heart cookie cutter to cut out 24 hearts and set them aside.

Now fill up a small container with water. Set aside.

I set Parchment paper on my counter, taped it down and began assembly.

Take one heart and lay it flat on parchment paper. Place a dollop of pie filling onto pie dough. Be careful not to over fill these. Keep it at least 1/4 inch away from the edges. A little goes a long way. Trust me. Once you have your filling done place your lollipop stick in the middle leaving 1/4" at the top. It needs to be high so your little pie doesn't fall off.

Dip your finger in the water and run it along the edges of your bottom heart. Now take another heart and place it over the pie filing. Place another fork on top and press around the edges to help create a seal. Take a fork and crimp it all around the edges.

Once all your pies are sealed and crimped lightly brush melted butter on the tops.  Now use your fork and poke the middle of each pie to create a vent. Pop these cuties in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 375 degrees. Enjoy!


It's going to be a great t-ball "season"

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It's my favorite time of year! Baseball season!!!! That means I will not have a Tuesday or Saturday to myself until May. Doesn't matter to us because our little guy loves it and that's what's important! Last night was our parent meeting so I wanted a quick gift for my baseball moms this season! After all it's my job to make this season fun, their life a little easier and keep them looking awesome while cheering on our team! 
I made these cute baseball mom "season"ing packets and some baseball necklaces for them to wear to our games:) Just a fun little gift for making it to the meeting. 
I found the taco seasoning at target for about .70cents and also snagged the cardboard box they were displayed in since I bought 12. I used the beautiful mess app to create the tag. Here is how I did it. First you obviously need the beautiful mess app. Next google "baseballs" once you find an image you like screen shot it. Then go to beautiful mess app and launch your photos. Pull up your baseball image and type the saying. You can certainly type anything you like but I love this saying that I have seen on many baseball mom shirts. I added the "this is going to be a great "season" to go with the taco seasoning. Next save your creation to your phone and email it to yourself. Then print it in wallet size. That's it! Easy right?
Now go and make your baseball moms happy! 
XOXO ~Jenn 

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