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Creative Learning Book Series: SNEAK PEEK!

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I’ve been busy working on a new blog post series!
My little ones love to read…snack..and craft….so I thought it would be fun to combine it all!
I just finished Filming my Creative Learning Series!! Being inspired by our favorite Usborne books, I crafted
with my kids and created fun snacks/treats to go a long with each book!
I’ll be sharing all of the videos/details on the blog eventually but if you want to see them all first…
Join my Facebook Group – Natalie’s Kid Book Club!
It’s a group for mamas who are obsessed with kid books and promoting literacy in their homes!
I’ll be doing a fun Facebook party in the group next week where I share the
whole series of videos, our favorite books and giveaways/discounts!
Can’t wait to share them with all of you! Here’s a sample of one of the treats we made for a favorite book.IMG_5550

Mmmmm.. I totally got this book for me because hello, chocolate.
Look forward to chatting over in the Facebook Group with you!
Also, you can check out my last video HERE where I shared my first experience with Usborne Books
and why I’m now obsessed and earning all these free ones and an awesome weekly pay check! (Never having to buy product to get it either!)

Backyard Camping + Kohl’s Giveaway!

I was compensated and received the included camping products for
this collaboration, as always thoughts are my own!
I’m excited to team up with Kohl’s for today’s fun post + a Kohl’s GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY!

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The other day we had a fun camping day in the backyard!
Mommy took care of the snacks.. daddy pulled out the camping gear…
and the kids were ready to have a little backyard fun!
It really doesn’t take much to make these kids happy… they loved the set up! AND the s’more supplies. ;)
Asher loved his SEAT! More details on that below. (It’s amazing.)

I wanted to share today some tips for a little Backyard Camping fun!
1. Tent.

A tent makes it feel special and an immediate adventure!
We got all of our camping gear from Kohl’s! They have a great selection.
You can check it all out here!
I always pictured us wrestling with tents because of EVERY movie I’ve seen with a tent in it.
They always are like being hit in the face or it falls a part on them when they all get inside.
Tents had a bad rep with me. But this one…. LOVE IT!
It goes together really fast and it feels sturdy! The tent is by Stansport.
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Tents are the perfect spot for total goofing off.
Warrior noises. Girl talk. Giggling over spooky monsters. you get it.
Tents are fun.
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2. Next up. gear.
My girls love bags and putting things in bags.
If you have a bag to put in a bag?? even better!! Haha.
This backpack was filled up with the essentials……
I gave her a blanket to put in there and then
she picked out the other basics like random toys from her room.
But actually this bag is alllll mama’s. It’s amazing!!
I called dibs and I let them borrow it for their camping day ;)
It’s a great one by Columbia
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Everyone was a fan of the backpack.
and hugs.
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3. Snack Time.
Now… as we all know. kids are hungry at all times of the day.
So snack time was  a must.
I packed up some cereal mix, graham crackers and cubed watermelon.
We had this Stanley cooler that they thought was so fun carrying out!
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We made s’mores! Although most of our kids only like the s’more ingredients and not the actual melted kind??
So there was a lot of candy sneaking while daddy made one for me haha.
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Whenever we do s’mores in the backyard I bring out some baby wipes.
I think my kids will be all grown and I’ll still have a bag of wipes in my purse. haha.
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OK. THIS…
Is my favorite thing EVER.
4. Baby Gear.
So I didn’t even know I NEEDED this…
But it was a game changer! This high chair by ciao! was amazing!
It’s super sturdy and Asher loved being up and able to see what was going on.
He was a happy camper!
I loved it so much I took it later on to my parent’s house for dinner.
We set it up in her kitchen because my niece was using the other one!
It’s super easy to put up and take back down. This is a MUST.
I’ve been raving about it ever since we got it.
Who cares what I think…it’s Asher approved people!
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It was a fun afternoon playing outside.
We kept the tent up with the idea of sleeping in it outside but we had a change of plans.
It’s on the bucket list! I’ll be sure to share how the girls do in their first camp out with daddy! :)
But as of now camping day consisted of snacking, chatting, playing in the tent and enjoying the outdoors!
Maybe one day we’ll add the sleeping part. Excited to have the gear to do it!
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We are regular shoppers at Kohl’s so I was excited to team up and give away a gift card to one of you!

      To enter the Kohl’s gift card giveaway, click on this link to enter your information for a chance to win.

·         NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends 8/1/16 at 11:59:59 p.m. PT.
Open to legal residents

of the US/DC who are 18+ yrs of age.
Here are the Official Sweepstake Rules if you’re interested in them!

·         Good luck! Winners will be contacted on or about August 8th.
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Breakfast at our House!

When it comes to breakfast time, my hubby, Ben is the chef!
He recently has been making poached eggs for us and they are SO GOOD!
Meals always taste better when you don’t make them. ;) I love having orange juice with eggs,
but ever since my last pregnancy, I’ve kind of steered clear of it.
The acidity was just too much for me!
So that’s why I was so excited when I found Simply Orange was offering a Low Acid product!
Ben and I were just testing it and saying how it’s crazy how much better it tastes for us. I enjoy it more!
If you are pregnant, or just sensitive to acidity, you might want to give this a try.
You get the same great orange juice taste but without any discomfort – and like any Simply Orange product, it’s never sweetened, concentrated or frozen and has no added preservatives.IMG_3995

We are a bacon and eggs kind of family.
In the summer, we do a big yummy breakfast on more
days than just the weekend mornings…
because it’s summer!
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We gather around the table and to quote sienna,
“everyone let’s have some peace and quiet it’s family time!!”….haha.
Ben and I cracked up about that.. but, um, yes please.
Peace and quiet sounds amazing.
A good yummy breakfast is always a good idea to start your day off right AND
for a few moments of silence while everyone happily enjoys it. ;)
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Loved teaming up with Simply Orange for this post.
From now on the Simply Orange Low Acid is going
to be the option we keep in our fridge!