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Dino Egg Rice Krispie Treats

Micah came home from school one day and somehow convinced me
that we should make something fun Dinosaur themed!
A quick dig through the pantry and I found we had some
leftover bags of mini marshmallows and some Rice Krispies!
BOOM. Dino Eggs.
You most likely already have the ingredients for this treat too!
It didn’t take much to work up this cute Dino themed treat and my boys were freaking over them.
We had sone skittles from another fun project and they each helped put some inside of the eggs.
Sometimes it just feels good to say YES to the crazy and jump in- Play big!


Micah quickly gathered up all his Dino books and toys and we set them up on the table.
I had gotten some Dino containers from the Target Bargain bins
to use in the boys’ room…BUT they looked like the perfect snack containers in their eyes. haha.
We filled them up with popcorn booty and it was a party!
Micah announced it was officially Dinosaur Day and you better believe we are going to go all out for that! ;)
We made an afternoon of it and I was so glad I chose making Dino eggs and
having ‘over the top’ boy time with my kids instead of the
to do list that I was focused one earlier. This was way more fun!

You know what really sparked all this??
Those little Dino toys were in the bargain bins at target and I got them for a later day.
The boys found them and thought they were just amazing.
Hence… all the Dino themed talking started and we ended up here!
Not mad about it one bit. ;)

Plenty of skittles were snuck during this treat making session.
I asked them to say cheese for a photo and that right shot is what I got.
Pure pain lol. But they survived it. phew. close one. haha.
They felt like such big helpers as they used their sticky little fingers to put the skittles in.
I’m a pretty chill mama but plenty of times I’ll take over to make it go easier or quicker…
But this day was one of those days I made a decision to say nope… time to slow down and make a sticky mess.
It can’t be my choice every day… or else the house would go bonkers…
but some days it’s the BEST CHOICE.

DIRECTIONS:
I made the Rice Krispies using the classic recipe by Kellogg’s
When the marshmallows were melting I dropped in some green food coloring and just kept on stirring.

Then add in the Rice Krispies like normal and mix together.
I lightly buttered up a bowl and let the Rice Krispie goodness cool down a bit.
Then I just made a little nest for the boys to lay the skittles in and then smooshed it over and into an egg shape.
We were thinking of putting the Dinos inside but felt like the eggs would have to be too big.
(Boys didn’t object to that but mama said too big. lol.)

These are an easy treat to make up for your own Dino themed birthday parties or play dates.
Or maybe you want to just have some fun time with your kids like I did.
They grow up so fast…I love creating these whimsical special moments with them
Micah came out of the laundry room with the white crate and greenery garland.
(like the little party planning apprentice he is. hehe.)
 I’ll never forget their faces as we played dinosaurs together
and snuggled up on the sofa to read the books.
The boys wanted to roar like Dinos but…
Asher’s Dino roar turned a little zombie on us…..scary. haha.
Also Sienna won’t turn down a photo op. haha she jumped right in with the fun at this point!

Usborne Books & More- How I Regularly Earn Hundreds in Free Books

I wanted to share with you guys a little more about how it works as an Usborne Books & More Consultant
Share exactly HOW I’m able to regularly earn free books to give my kids!
(AND… how you can too!!)
The best feeling is helping my own team of girls earn hauls for their own children…
My sister in law JUST joined this month and is about to go on a $220 free book shopping spree!
She does not have a blog.
She is friendly and likes sharing what she loves with her friends on and off Facebook!
If books are something you naturally want to talk about…
it could earn your family books, an income, trips!!
and on top of that you can discover new friendships in our team and be
a part of our mission – to promote a love for reading!
*The $40 Kit Special is for February only!*

Here are some STAPLES or basic info to becoming a consultant:
1. We make 25% commission on all web and party sales, including our own purchases!

2. We have ZERO minimums or quotas.

3. We have TWO starter kits to choose from. One is $75, the other is $125.
Both include books, business supplies, and 6 months free of our websites.
(There is currently a $40 Kit Special for February 2018****)

4. You are never required to carry or hold inventory.

5. There are no hidden fees. After your first 6 months, your
only cost is $8/month to maintain your websites.

Here’s a video showing some sample clips of the welcome to the
team video I share with my newest girls..to help them really start well!

Let me know if you have any questions at all!
 You can find more info about the kits by clicking here.

Here’s a video of why we love the books to begin with
and enjoy sharing them with others!

Which are you?
I’m ready to join sign me up – CLICK HERE.
I’m curious but need more info – CLICK HERE.

Rainbow Seeds Printable – St. Patrick’s Day Treat

We have a weeee bit of Irish in us (very little ;) BUT that’s not the point!!)
We love creating little treat bags of Rainbow Seeds for St. Patrick’s Day!
It is so fun seeing the kids’ reactions to the idea that the Skittles are seeds for sprouting up rainbows!
Kids grow up too fast…I want to make it whimsical and fun for them as long as I can.
Celebrating the holidays with our kiddos is very important to me and I enjoy
making the season special with sweet details.
Create your own Rainbow Seeds printable like mine or head
over to my Etsy Shop and AND DOWNLOAD THE PRINTABLE

I have made these treat bags with all my kids over the years… It’s something that I look forward to whether
we are making them up to gift..or if I’m making them up for my own kids.
It’s a DIY detail that couldn’t be easier.
You can create your own printable for the same idea or download mine here  from my Etsy Shop.

SUPPLIES:
Card stock paper, stapler, skittles, snack size ziplock bags, scissors and.. a rainbow seeds printable!
You can create your own or use mine from my shop ready to go for you!

 

Asher goes to a little class in the mornings and he’s SO INTO IT.
Which makes my mama heart happy. 
I can’t wait to give him these to take into class. He was so proud of the diapers
and wipes he carried in the other day…
I can only imagine his excitement over these treats that day! ;)

My boys were so excited about this leprechaun hat I grabbed at Target the other day.
I also got them fresh green tees because we don’t want any pinches on St. Patrick’s Day!
These two crack me up. They kept doing a little Irish jig that vaguely looked like they had to use the potty. lol
(Why do kids wait till the last second?! haha)
But they WERE super proud of their dance moves. ;)

If you didn’t know this already…Asher is kind of a ham. ;)
He likes to make us laugh and has learned that his little poses get us cracking up!

I love sharing our printables with you guys and seeing how you make them up and who you give them too!
Tag me on Instagram if you share so I can re-share you!