Clearance Prices on Kids’ Crafts at Michaels!

Are you always on the lookout for sale prices on things for your favorite kiddos? (Aren’t we all?) I wanted to share some great prices at Michaels craft stores for some kids’ crafts. I don’t know how long these prices will be in effect but they are available as I’m writing this post! Some items they show on sale are “in-store pickup only” but some items are available for shipping directly to you. If you want to go directly to their website instead of looking at some suggestions I have, here is the link:

https://www.michaels.com/shop-categories/kids/807060409?pmid=onclearance

Here we go! Color Zone Wooden Suncatchers Stained Glass Effect Kit. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Artsi Dino Dig. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Artsi Puff Paints. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Sparkle Magic 3D Gemstone Mosaics Besties Kit. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Color Zone Cling-Eez Perfect Pals Paint Kit. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Color Zone 3D Scratch N’ Color Kit. Regular $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Mine 2 Design Fashion Sketchbook. Regular price $4.99, Clearance price $1.99.

Those are just a few of the cool items in the Clearance sale at Michaels craft store. Check it out for yourself and see what goodies you can find! If for some reason the link above doesn’t work, go to michaels.com and in the search box, type the word “clearance” and then click on the “Kids” tab. Happy shopping! πŸ™‚

Taste Testing Tuesday – #24 Sandwiches

Let’s taste test some sandwiches! I’m guessing probably everyone likes at least one kind of sandwich. But there are SO MANY that I thought it might be a great thing to do a taste test on. πŸ™‚ Have you heard the story of how the sandwich was invented? Let me share it with you here:

Shared from Quora.com.

Elisa Perret,Β Student in English and German answered…

Did the Earl of Sandwich really create sandwiches? How?

The Earl of Sandwich did create the concept of sandwich, and it’s actually a funny story.

John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich was an 18th-century English aristocrat who was very fond of card plays, he could spend the day at a table playing with fellow aristocrats.

Once, he asked his valet to bring him a piece of meat tucked between two pieces of bread in order to play and eat without putting grease on his fingers and cards.

It is commonly said that Lord Sandwich was fond of this form of food because it allowed him to continue playing cards, particularly cribbage,Β while eating, without using a fork, and without getting his cards greasy from eating meat with his bare hand!”

And now you know! Haha! No more losing sleep over not knowing where the sandwich originated! πŸ˜‰ Let’s get on with our taste test! Here are 6 sandwich suggestions you might try on your kids: (or for yourself!)

#1.) Peanut Butter and Jelly, of course! Most kids love this one already! Though many don’t care for the crust on the bread. You can vary the kind of jam or jelly, honey, apple butter, etc that you use.

#2.) Grilled Cheese. Another favorite that can be switched up by using different types of cheese together. I like Swiss and American cheeses in my grilled cheese sandwich.

#3.) Bacon, Egg and Cheese. Mmm! I add a little mayo to this tasty combo.

#4.) Peanut Butter and Banana slices. A little sweet with the sticky. πŸ˜‰

#5.) Grilled Lunchmeat and Cheese. I like to add mayonnaise and honey mustard to mine and use 2 kinds of cheese with turkey or ham. Scrumptious!

#6.) Egg Salad. This is one of my favorites! Hardboiled eggs, peeled and chopped up with some mayo and salt added…mmmm!

I wonder how many of these sandwiches you’ve had before? And how many have your kids tried? Which ones get a smiley face beside them? Thanks for stopping by for another Taste Testing Tuesday! I hope you found something that will make your kids say “Yummy! May I have some more please?” πŸ™‚

$1 UniKitty Lego Fun!

Are your kids crazy about Lego? It’s super fun to build and it’s good for eye hand coordination, patience, building skills, organization skills and so much more. It’s a great hobby that kids and adults can enjoy. It’s a great activity for spending quality time together. I found a super deal on UniKitty Lego at our local Barnes & Noble store. Little packaged Lego building sets that make 1 UniKitty normally priced at $3.99 were on sale for $1.00 each! The cashier told me that the prices on these are set by each store so check your local Barnes & Noble to see if they have the UniKitty sets for $1.00. Look for a sticker on the display box that says “Cheap! $1”.

Ok, I have to confess…I am a Lego fan myself. I bought one of these cute UniKitty’s back before Christmas, but last week I ended up buying 5 more. Haha! Cheap entertainment, right? Of course, I could say I bought them for my blog… πŸ˜‰ Let me show you which ones I ended up with out of 6 packages. First is the one I bought before Christmas.

Here’s what one set looks like right from the bag.

In the process of building…

And finished!

Out of 6 bags, I actually ended up with 3 of this one! Haha! I think I needed someone else to pick the bags for me! πŸ˜‰

The next one looked like this…

And done!

At first, I thought it was mad but then I noticed the little z’s on each side of its mouth and I think it’s just sleeping. Guess how many of this one I ended up with? Two! (See? I really did need some help picking out the right bags!)

So that was my cheap fun for the day! 6 UniKitty Lego sets…the directions are rather sparse but you can look at the enclosed paper and see how to put them together. So if you are around a Barnes & Noble store and your kids (or you!) like Lego, you might want to pop in and see if they have this great sale too!

Taste Testing Tuesday – #23 Toast

This week we’re bringing you ways to taste test toast! First of all, there are MANY kinds of bread you can use for toast – white, wheat, rye, oatmeal, raisin, cinnamon, Italian, French, etc, etc. And then there are bagels…but today we’re going to talk about what you can put on your toast so pick your favorite bread and let’s get started! I toasted 2 slices of bread.

Then I spread them with butter…which is a great way to eat toast! Just butter!

I cut each slice into 4 pieces so each sample will be fairly small.

Here are the 8 things I put on my samples of toast:

#1.) Butter and Honey.

#2.) Butter and Peanut Butter

#3.) Butter and jam or jelly. I used my favorite – strawberry! But of course, there are many kinds of jam/jelly.

#4.) Butter and Yogurt. This is Coconut Greek Yogurt but you can use whatever type and flavor you like.

#5.) Butter and Apple Butter. Apple Butter is great on toast and so is applesauce. Try both!

#6.) Butter, Sugar and Cinnamon. I know this version isn’t as healthy as some of the other suggestions, but it is very tasty! I loved having this when I was growing up. πŸ™‚

#7.) Butter and Cheese. Use your favorite cheese or whatever cheese you have on hand. I used Co-Jack or Marble cheese.

#8.) Butter and a Fried Egg. Or whatever is your favorite way to cook an egg. Scrambled eggs could be cooked like an omelette and folded over to fit the toast. A hard-boiled egg could be sliced and placed on the toast.

And there you go! Those are my suggestions for our Taste Testing Tuesday #23! What do you think? Make a chart for each person doing that taste testing and make a box for each type of toast. What’s your favorite way to eat toast? Which one would you rather feed to your dog? haha! πŸ˜‰

Hope you found some ideas that taste yummy to you! Have a great Taste Testing Tuesday! πŸ™‚

Crayola Happy Little Snowman Coloring Page

Are the kids home from school because of Covid and your nerves are wearing a little thin? Or maybe you are homeschooling and you’re looking for a craft for today? Here is an adorable little snowman coloring page from Crayola that might save the day! (And your nerves!)

Happy Little Snowman

He’s just so cute that I had to print one and color him myself! Here’s my version:

You can find him at:

https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/happy-little-snowman-coloring-page/

Have fun! (I am not a Crayola affiliate…yet. Just sharing a cute snowman for your benefit.) πŸ™‚

Snag a Free Sticker!

Do your kids love stickers? How about getting them a free bunny sticker from Annie’s?

Annie's Logo. Yellow Annie's lettering with purple background and a bunny in a yellow circle

There are 5 stickers to pick from – one per family please.

Various Sticker

Just fill out the form, pick which sticker you’d like to have and write in the UPC number from an Annie’s product. You should receive your sticker in the mail in a month or little more. Easy peasy!

A rectangular, hot pink tie-dyed sticker with Bernie in the center. He's wearing a headband and making a peace sign with his paws. It reads "Don't panic, it's organic"

Thanks to Freebies4Mom for sharing!

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Taste Testing Tuesday – #22 Baked Potato Toppings

Here we are again with another Taste Testing Tuesday! Today we’ll look at yummy things to add to baked potatoes. Do you bake yours in the oven wrapped in aluminum foil? That’s how I’ve always done mine and I learned it from my mom who learned it from her mom… πŸ™‚

After baking your potatoes, remove the peel (unless you like to eat it) and mash the potato with a fork. Separate it into small sections for however many different toppings you will be trying.

Add your toppings while the potato is still warm (or reheat in the microwave). Here’s what my plateful looked like:

Let’s look at each topping I used:

#1.) Butter, salt and pepper. This is an old stand-by but still very tasty.

#2.) Butter and cheese. Mmm! I used cheddar cheese but feel free to use whatever type of cheese you have on hand.

#3.) Butter and sour cream. This is another old favorite but very popular!

#4.) Sour cream and bits of bacon.

#5.) Ranch dressing. A family-favorite! Some of the grandkids love baked potatoes with Ranch dressing and it’s probably my favorite too.

#6.) Gravy. Of course, right?! I often think about gravy going with mashed potatoes but my son suggested gravy for baked potatoes when I asked him his favorite way to eat baked potatoes. (Thanks, Josh!)

Of course, there are many more ways to enjoy a baked potato. Like adding chili on top. Do you have a child that loves ketchup? Yep, put it on a baked potato! After all, it’s not much different than putting salt and ketchup on French fries, right? πŸ˜‰ How about broccoli and cheese?

I hope you’ve gotten some good tips to try on your kid’s baked potatoes! Make a chart and draw a face showing what you think of each topping you try. Have a great day! πŸ™‚

Monday Funday!

Let’s start this week’s posts off with a day of riddles! Everyone likes riddles, right? Even if sometimes they are what my mom used to call “groaners” because they are so silly they make you groan. πŸ˜‰

#1.) What belongs to you but your friends use it more than you do?

Answer: Your name!

#2.) What has a tail and a head, but no body?

Answer: A coin!

#3.) What has keys, but no locks; space but no rooms; you can enter but you can’t go inside.

Answer: A keyboard!

#4.) What kind of room has no doors or windows?

Answer: A mushroom!

#5.) What is orange, wears a green hat and sounds like a parrot?

Answer: A carrot!

Hope these riddles tickled your funny bone and made you grin! πŸ™‚

Pork and Sauerkraut for New Year’s?

I’m curious. Do you and your family eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day? It’s been a tradition in my family for as long as I remember. As a kid, I wasn’t all that impressed. πŸ˜‰ I remember my mom adding some kind of dumplings on top of the sauerkraut. That was the only part I wanted to eat. But now I enjoy sauerkraut although I need mashed potatoes too. Today we had pork sausage, sauerkraut and mashed potatoes for lunch.

Did you ever wonder why people eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day? I looked it up today so in case you are curious too, here’s why: It seems Germans have been eating sauerkraut and pork on New Year’s Day for many generations and its because they believed it would bring them good luck. The legend says that they ate pork because pigs look forward when they root for their food while chickens and turkeys scratch around backwards. In a similar way, the Germans were looking forward to the new year. They also wished each other as many riches as there are shreds of cabbage in sauerkraut. So when some Germans immigrated to Ohio and Pennsylvania in the 17th and 18th centuries, they brought their traditions with them. (I found these interesting facts at wildbrine.com.) Some of my ancestors were German and we live in Ohio so I guess that’s why we enjoy pork and sauerkraut on New Year’s Day.

Whatever you had to eat today, I’m wishing you the best for 2021! Thanks for being with me in 2020! Stay tuned for more fun times ahead!

Love and hugs, everybody!

Anita