LEGO Keychains

I’m going to be posting a lot of fun LEGO things these next few days. I’m throwing a LEGO themed birthday party for my little man, who’s turning 6 next week! Very exciting for him and me.

So here’s how to make some awesome LEGO key chains:

1. Raid the LEGOs. Find the blocks you want to use for the key chains.

2. Purchase Key Rings & Chain at local craft store. (About $3 for both items)

3. Get out your power screwdriver/drill and find your smallest drill bit.

4. Screw a tiny hole into one side of each LEGO close to the edge.

5. Attach chain & key ring.

This is a great gift or activity for any kind of party or gathering. And the fun part is that kids can keep them on their backpacks and attach their own LEGO creations to them.

Free Board Game Deal!

This week’s Kmart flyer has Candy Land and Chutes & Ladders on sale for $2 each. And with your Sunday paper coupons or coupon from Playsaver.com you get $2 off. An amazing deal!

The Perfect Snack – and it’s FUN!

Trader Joe’s has the perfect kids snack: Applesauce Crushers. They are awesome! My son won’t eat applesauce any other way.

The best part about them is they can go anywhere with you. Throw them in your purse or diaper bag or a kids lunch box. They do not have to be refrigerated before you open them (only after). And they have a cool twist-off/on cap that kids love.  And the kids don’t have to finish it all, you can put the cap back on, put it in the fridge, and eat it again later.

I just bought some over the weekend. The box of 4 pouches was $3.99. A little expensive for applesauce, but the packaging is what makes my son eat them, so I figure it’s worth it. And the packaging also makes them super-convenient. I can pay a little more for that too.

I’ll have to experiment with them to see how well they freeze. It may work to freeze overnight then put in a lunchbox in the morning so it will be cold for lunchtime.

(I was not compensated in anyway for this post. In the future, I would be open to sponsored posts. The opinions posted here are mine.)

At Last! Kids Eat Free at a Great Restaurant!

We stopped into LeeAnn Chin today for lunch since it was requested by the 4 yr old. (When asked where he wanted to go for lunch, his first response was, ” Not McDonald’s – Yuck!”) And we notice they have a sign out front stating “Kids Eat Free”.

Kids eat free every Monday & Tuesday nights with the purchase of an adult entree. Now this is something I can get excited about! We love LeeAnn Chin and it’s healthy food options. The employee informed me that this great deal is only available at the Eagan locations. And that your child must be present to get the free meal.

I checked their website and couldn’t find anything stating this new Kids Eat Free deal. But will add more when we go back for Kids Eat Free night!

Kool-Aid is Fun Again!

I saw a commercial for the new Kool-Aid Fun Fizz on tv yesterday, so when I saw it at Walmart today, I decided to try it out.

For $1.97 you get a packet of 8 dissolving tablets. The 4 yr old wanted to try it out as soon as we got home from the store – he couldn’t wait!

Each fizzing tablet is in it’s own pouch. You “Drop It, Watch It, Drink It”! He loved watching it fizz and bubble. It took a little more than a minute to dissolve completely and we had yummy Kool-Aid when it was finished.  (I know my pic isn’t very good – I had to use my cell phone camera as the Hubby seems to have taken the digital camera to work today.)

The Kool-Aid Fun Fizz tastes great too. Not too sugary for the little kiddos.

What a great summer-time product! And it gives me a reason to buy Kool-Aid again.

(I was not compensated in anyway for this post. In the future, I would be open to sponsored posts. The opinions posted here are mine.)

Beautiful Designs, Beautiful Gift Idea

My husband’s sister is the definition of “mom-preneur” – she runs the office for a local construction company in Ohio, recently completed her MBA, is back in school advancing her accounting degree and is raising her 2-year-old son Zachary by herself while her husband is serving overseas in the Army. On top of that, Dia Ray is crafting her own business – Designs by Dia Ray – that will bring charm and elegance to your next wine tasting event.

For our birthdays, Dia sent us this pair of beautiful hand-painted wine glasses. Additionally, she sent along some shamrock pint glasses.

The glasses are tremendously high quality – she only uses World Market glassware – and, Dia tells me, can be custom designed for any occasion. While these glasses were a gift, you can work with Dia to create your own special stemware.

Prices range depending on the piece you select, and she will occasionally run specials on her website. She has lots of photos of her work at her website. You can also find Designs by Dia Ray on Facebook and Twitter.

(I was given these glasses as a gift and was not compensated in any other way for this post.)

Shoe Shopping for Kids

I discovered a great way to buy kids shoes: Buy the same style in the next size bigger!

I purchased a pair of Reebok tennis shoes for my son when he was 2. And he has worn the same style shoe ever since! It has been wonderful. When he outgrows them, I just go to Sears and grab the next size bigger. We are now on our 5th pair.

This great pair of blue/red/white Reebok sneakers are awesome. When I initially purchased this style a few years ago, I had no intention of buying more pairs. But when it came time to search for a bigger size, I figured, why bother trying on dozens of other shoes, when I know he really just needs the next size? They were great quality and lasted through t-ball and playing in the dirt.

It really hit me when we were looking for shoes for the 4 year old a week ago. I thought we should finally try a different style. We ended up trying on 10 different pairs of Nike’s before giving up. None of them fit right or were the right colors. So, I returned to Sears for the same pair of trusty Reebok’s. Look at the time I saved!

(I was not compensated in anyway for this post. In the future, I would be open to sponsored posts. The opinions posted here are mine.)