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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!

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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.)

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.)

IKEA: Shopping with Daycare

We’ve been feeling a little cooped up lately, so I picked up the 4 year old from Preschool and took him to IKEA for lunch. He loves going to IKEA to play in Smaland.

We had a great lunch. Joey got the kids meal: $2.49 for mac-n-cheese, carrots, & chocolate milk. And IKEA has just redone the kids eating area, so we watched cartoons while we ate. Although, the cartoons they play aren’t exactly preschool-friendly (It was Jimmy Neutron – NickToons). Joe was too scared to watch after a few minutes. I’m thinking IKEA should put on the Disney Channel or even play a movie, especially during the day when the kids are all 5 and under.
And after we ate, Joey went straight down to Smaland. Where you can check-in your potty trained child for an hour while you shop. You get a pager (in case anything happens), and they play in a ball pit, watch cartoons, and the teachers even do crafts with the kids. They have a SUPER system of checking kids in and out: stamps on both your hands and wristbands to make sure you leave with your own child.
He got to play while I shopped for a few new (& cheap) organizational items for the basement playroom. I found a great deal on some wheeled plastic tubs for toys which will be placed under 2 cheap tables that are prefect for playing matchbox cars on (our only requirement for tables). The tables were only $7.99, so I’ll have to update you on how long they last.
Now we’ve got a few more places to store the ever-increasing number of Matchbox cars. And the basement playroom is just about organized!
Have you come across any other great stores with daycare or great facilities for parents?

(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.)

Under Where? Gap Kids Underwear!

Gap offers packs of 3, all the way up to 7 pair, for under $25! (Photo courtesy Gap.com)

Maybe this isn’t a real hot topic for some. But for thrifty moms looking for the best quality things for their kids, I have a great recommendation: GAP UNDERPANTS.

After potty training the now 4 year old, I purchased numerous brands/sizes of little boys underpants, Osh Kosh B’Gosh, Fruit of the Loom, Carter’s, etc. I had a variety and had problems with all of them. The elastic would fray or expand, a thread would pull the seams out, the designs would come off in the wash, etc.

I stumbled upon Gap briefs because they were on clearance and have not turned back. I have now been buying GAP brand underpants and they are the absolute best quality underpants in the world! Best elastic, best designs, and surprisely one of the cheaper brands. GAP underpants are regularly priced at $12.50 for 3 pairs, but they are almost always on the clearance rack or on sale. (Sizes range from XXS-XXL for kids – who knew?!)

I bought a package of 3  last week at the Gap at Mall of America on sale for $9.99. I only paid that much because the 4 year old was getting red lines on his tummy from his underpants being too tight, and we really needed some bigger pairs. I usually pay a few dollars less than that for the 3 pair package. But I will pay a few cents more just to get the quality from those great Gap underpants.

What are some of your favorite under brands? Do you have a “tried and true” that your little one’s sport? Let me know.

(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.)