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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Easy Minnie Mouse No Candy Valentines and Party Favors with Printable


Wow I am on a Minnie Mouse kick this week!  But who doesn't love Minnie?  I know that a lot of schools and parents like no candy Valentines, so I wanted to make one up with no candy.  And these are perfect and oh so easy.  Seriously they take about 5 minutes to make and are still so cute!!  I picked up some Minnie Mouse stuff for the Dollar Tree and Target dollar spot.  The cards were $1 and the crayons came in a pack of 3 for $1.  Then I just printed out the printable that I made and tape it on.  So easy!  

Easy No Candy Minnie Mouse Valentine with Printable
I made a free printable with several sayings, for Valentine's Day and for party favors.  You can get them here.  Here are the cards.  Perfect for Valentine's Day or a Party Favor.
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And here are the crayons. 
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And that's it!  So easy and so cute!  The best part is if you do 5 or if you do 25, they still will only take you 5-10 minutes, woohoo! 
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Want some more Minnie Mouse Ideas?  Check these out:
Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Favor with Printable

Minne Mouse Candy Bar Party Favor with Printable

These both have printables for party favors and for Valentine's Day, so go check them out! 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Candy Bar Homemade Valentines with Free Printable


If you are a Mickey or Minnie Mouse fan, then you are going to have to make these because they are so much fun, so easy and so stinkin' easy to make!  Seriously I love how these turned out!  I wanted to come up with an idea that you didn't need to have an electronic cutter to make.  So I came up with these fun Mickey and Minnie candy bars.  Seriously ANYONE can make these!!  
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Candy Bar Valentines
This is how I made them: 
I took some candy bars, black and red card stock and pink polka dot paper.
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For the big candy bars, I cut the black paper 5 1/2 inches by 6 inches.  I then wrapped the paper around it and taped it in the back.
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Then I added the red and pink polka dot paper.  I cut those 2 1/2 by 6 inches and then wrapped them around and taped them.
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Using a hole punch, I cut out the circles for the ears and buttons on Mickey.  
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I then glued the ears, bows and buttons on with a glue gun (because it's quicker).  Aren't they so much fun?  I made these for my little girl's class.  There are 4 girls and 2 boys in her class.
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I also thought that the little miniature candy bars would be awesome too (and they are!).  These are great if your child has a bigger class and you don't want to spend as much money.  I just used the candy bars that you get 8 for a $1.  I wrapped them with black card stock that I cut to be 2 3/4 inches by 3 inches.  The red and pink polka dot paper I cut to be 1 1/2 inches by 3 inches.
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I also cut out some circles and bows and glued them on.  Aren't they so cute?  I love the little miniature ones!  
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Of course I had to come up with some fun sayings for the Valentines, so I made several different printables for them.  
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For the bigger candy bars, I glued the saying onto the back of the candy bar.  
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And for the little ones I just glued them right onto the printable.   I cannot wait to give these out to my little girl's class! 
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These also would make great party favors too.  So I made up a printable for Minnie Mouse but you could also make up the Mickey ones too and they would make great party favors too!
Minne Mouse Candy Bar Party Favor with Printable
You can get the printable here.  
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Here is another Mickey and Minnie Mouse idea for Valentine's Day and as a party favor:
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Kid Friendly Recipe- Goldfish Crackers Breaded Chicken Nuggets #GoldfishMix


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There are a few foods that we go through like crazy because we love them so much.   I swear we are constantly going through Goldfish crackers and I have to get a big carton of them weekly (we like them that much).  It is one of our favorite snacks. It's a food that is always in our pantry.  They are just so good!!  They are our go to snack whenever we are out and about.  Because we like them so much I knew that we would love them as an ingredient in a recipe.  And boy was I right.  These Goldfish crackers breaded chicken nuggets were amazing and the kids just loved them!
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I headed to Walmart to get them.  I found the Goldfish crackers on the end cap in the seasonal section.  Right now the big cartons are on Rollback for only $5.98.
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This is what you'll need:
Chicken breasts
Goldfish crackers (any flavor)
Pepper, to the taste
Garlic salt, to the taste
Eggs
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Add the Goldfish crackers, garlic salt and pepper into a food processor and crush the crackers to make the breading.
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Put the crackers into one bowl and the eggs into another bowl.
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Cut the chicken breasts into small pieces.  Then dip the chicken into the Goldfish crackers and then into the eggs and finally back into the crackers again.
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Put them onto a cookie sheet and bake them for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.
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You can also deep fry them.  I did a bunch in the deep fryer and set it at 375 degrees and fried them for 5 minutes.
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Here are the baked nuggets.  They were so yummy!
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And here are the fried nuggets.  They were super yummy too!
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It's nice to have a chicken nuggets that has good quality meat in it.  Plus the Goldfish crackers gives it just the right flavor. 
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My kids absolutely loved them!  I'm excited to make them for the next time we have a party or have to bring an appetizer to a get together.  It's always nice to bring something that I know that my kids will love!
What is your favorite flavor of Goldfish crackers?  I think that these would be so fun with the colored Goldfish crackers.  What a fun treat for everyone!  For more recipes and snack ideas with Goldfish crackers check out their Facebook and Twitter accounts! 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Homemade Valentines with Free Printable


My little girl loves Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, so I decided that she needs to give out Mickey and Minnie valentines this year.  I had so much fun making these.  I love these candy pouches and they look so great as Mickey and Minnie. Plus they are soooo easy to make.  They are a huge hit whenever I make them and I'm sure these will be great too!

Mickey mouse and Minnie Mouse Homemade Valentines with Printable
This is how I made them:
I cut out the Mickey and Minnie shapes out with my Silhouette.  For each valentine, you cut out two pieces, one that is a full shape and one that has a circle in the middle. I also cut out a little bow for Minnie. I also used some sandwich bags, brown candies and some glue gun.  The shapes are about 6 inches wide and 5 inches long.
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I put the sandwich bag onto the card stock, gluing down the edges with the glue gun.
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I then filled the bag with the candy.  Don't put into too many.  I then put the hot glue directly onto the bag.  The glue melts the bag so the two pieces of card stock will stick together.  
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I then placed the top card stock onto the bag and then trimmed the bag with scissors.  And then I added the cute little bow for Minnie.
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And that's it!  Super easy and oh so fun and cute!
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I made up some fun sayings that are perfect for Valentine's Day.  And of course, I made a free printable. 
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I made several sayings, in both Mickey and Minnie colors.  You can check them out right here.  
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I thought that these would be perfect for a party favor too!  
Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Favor with Printable
I made a fun printable for a party favor too! 
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Need another idea for Valentine's day?  Here are a few other ones that I did last year.  They are so fun!

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And here is another Mickey and Minnie Mouse idea that is perfect for Valentine's Day or as a party favor.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse Candy Bar Valentines

Sunday, January 18, 2015

17 Foods and Crafts for a Super Bowl Party {MMM #261 Block Party}

It's the time of year to start thinking about the Super Bowl!  Did your team win today?  Are they going to Super Bowl?  Are you going to watch and have a party anyway?  We are!!  I found some awesome recipes and crafts that are perfect for any Super Bowl party!!


It's Kaysi from Keeping it Simple hosting again!

 
I'm so excited about the football games.  I love to entertain but at the same time it's nice to know that the season is almost ending and I'll get my husband back on Sundays ;).  We always have fun during the games and I have made up some fun and yummy football foods, plus some free printables to go with them.  Check them out!  Just click on the image to go to the post.

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 Now it's time to party!!  I'm so excited to see what you've been up to lately!

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