Monday, August 3, 2015

Rolo Pretzels

You may have seen this simple, delicious treat on the internet already, but just in case you haven't, let me introduce you to Rolo Pretzels:
Rolo Pretzels
These are the perfect salty/sweet combo and they are incredibly easy to make. My step-mother-in-law made them for us on the square pretzels, and we just had to have more after we got home. As per Eclectically Vintage's instructions, just:
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Lay pretzels on a cookie sheet
  • Put unwrapped Rolos on each pretzel
  • Bake for 4 minutes
  • Remove from oven and put another pretzel on top, making a sandwich. Carefully squish it down.
  • Let cool and devour! 
We used regular pretzels because I couldn't find the square ones in our stores, but they were still delicious, albeit a bit messier. Enjoy :).

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Butterfly Cake

My sweet little girl turned one recently. I feel like I have whiplash from how fast this year went by! When I was pregnant with her, I decided to decorate her room with butterflies, so of course, it made perfect sense for her first cake to be a butterfly!
Butterfly Cake @ whatilivefor.net
I used gum drops which I flattened with a glass cup, and Spree candy for the decorations. This was such an easy cake to put together! It only took one 9 inch cake, and one can of frosting.
Butterfly Cake @ whatilivefor.net
I’ll be linking up to Making Your Home Sing Sunday, Mama Moments MondayMom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club,
Inspiration found here and here.


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Keep kids safe while traveling

Travelling with kids can be stressful! Recently we went to Boston as a family to visit my in-laws. It was a wonderful trip with lots of sightseeing. But there were a lot of crowds and we were moving at a quick-pace.
Keep Kids Safe While Traveling: Write your phone number on their arm

In case our kids got separated from us, and to make sure they could contact us, I wrote my husband's cell phone number on their arms with a ball-point pen. They were wearing t-shirts the whole time, so I made sure the ink was completely covered by their shirt sleeves, but if they got lost, they could easily pull up their sleeve and ask a grown-up to call their Daddy.

The ink lasted throughout our trip and came off with a good rub in the shower. I've heard that you can also write it on their bellies, or use a permanent marker. What tips do you have on traveling safely with kids?

Image found here. I’ll be linking up to  Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club

Friday, June 26, 2015

Lego Marble Maze

If you're looking for a quick, fun project for your kids this summer, have them make a maze out of Legos!
Lego Marble Maze @ whatilivefor.net
Make sure the path is wide enough for a marble to pass through. Leave an opening for the entrance and exit, and have your kids race to see how fast they can get a marble through by tipping the maze different directions.
Lego Marble Maze @ whatilivefor.net
Thank you Octavia and Vicky for the fun idea! I’ll be linking up to  Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club

Monday, June 15, 2015

Sewing Scout Patches

Growing up, I would often help my mom sew on my brothers' scout patches to their Boy Scout uniforms. Now, I have an 8 year old and am entering the world of scouting all over again. A friend of mine gave me the best advice ever for sewing scout patches...use clear thread!
Use clear thread to sew scout patches onto uniforms

I found the transparent thread at WalMart and it made sewing bunches of patches on a cinch. I didn't even mind when I had to take some off and resew them because it went so quickly.

Scout moms, you're welcome :).
I’ll be linking up to  Mom’s Library, Clever Chicks Blog Hop, The Mommy Club,Whatever Goes Wednesday

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