Following Ashley's tutorial using citrasolv
Following Ashley's tutorial using citrasolv
First I printed off the design on Word
A few days before the party I made some Applesauce-Cinnamon ornaments
The day of the party all eleven children attended--yep, ages 6 and under. It was so fun. At one point my neighbors came to drop off a treat and rang the doorbell twice and pounded on the door. My hubby even called downstairs to tell us that someone was at the door--we didn't even hear it. We were able to get all 11 kids sitting on a couch for a fun picture. To keep one of the kids on the couch I pulled out a dum-dum sucker and it worked magic-except all the other kids wanted one too. So we have a picture of the kids sucking on a sucker, but they sat on the couch quietly and contently for a good five minutes worth of pictures.
After lunch and pictures the kids got to decorate their own ornament.
After the ornaments we let the kids play while we cleaned up. Then we moved on to a gift exchange. I asked each child to bring a gift worth about $1--I just passed out the gifts and everyone opened all at once. We just couldn't see a "real" white elephant gift exchange working well with toddlers. Everyone got a gift that they loved. After the gifts the kids played some more then we did one more art project.
I made puffy paint and everyone loved getting their hands messy finger painting. They loved how their pictures would come to life in the microwave.
All the mom's were great and helped clean the house back up and it was spotless when all the kids left.
That night we had the missionaries over for dinner, while dinner was finishing cooking I gave them each an ornament to decorate.
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of LG DoublePlay™. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you think everyone else on the planet has a phone that is better, faster, cooler than yours? I still have a basic flip phone, but I thought this one was pretty cool.
The LG DoublePlay is a neat phone. It not only has a touchscreen it has TWO. The screens can work independently or in tandem.
Here are some other cool specs of the phone:
5 megapixel camera, full slide out Qwerty keyboard and Swype for easy texting.
Speaking of texting the DoublePlay offers multiple messaging including Cloud Text and Group Text.
This phone would be a socializers dream. You could multitask so many things at once and not have to use different devices to accomplish it all. This phone would be a great fit in my life, I don't text a ton right now because I don't have a keyboard on my phone--but if I did I'm sure my friends and family would get a few more texts from me. What Mom wouldn't want this phone? Just think of the things you could accomplish while you are waiting at soccer practice, or after school? You could check and respond to email, pay bills, keep in touch with friends and more.
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How many hours do you spend texting or updating your status now? This phone would help streamline the process.
What other ways would the DoublePlay change your socializing?
Maybe someday I will show off my kiddos to you, but I like to keep some of my life offline :o)
This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Slim-Fast. All opinions are 100% mine.
Do you have an annual Christmas party to attend in the next few weeks? We do, ours in on Christmas eve--and everyone in the family will be there. Not only will everyone be there, but their cameras will be clicking away too. Christmas pictures from year to year bring back so many memories, but they can also remind me of how healthy I was or wasn't for that particular Christmas.
After I had my first baby the pounds shed off quickly and I felt so healthy and good. During my second pregnancy I was put on house-rest (one move away from bed rest.) I could not exercise or do much and I put on 50 pounds. Three years later I still have an extra 10 pounds that just doesn't seem to want to move. I was contacted by Slim-Fast and was asked to join their campaign and try out their new shakes--of course I wanted to try out something that could help me during the hectic holidays ahead. Especially before the paparazzi show up on Christmas Eve.
Slim-Fast has launched NEW on-the-go shakes. These great convenient shakes come in five delicious flavors to match anyone's cravings. The shakes fit into the Slim-Fast 3-2-1 Plan. What is the plan?
3 Nourishing Snacks a day--of course Slim-Fast has great options including their 100 Calorie Snack Bars
2 Slim Fast Shakes or Meal Bars per day--these provide balanced nutrition and because of the protein help you have 4 hours of hunger control
1 Balanced Meal. Try to keep it to a 500 calorie meal. Slim-Fast suggests trying to fill half your plate with veggies, a quarter with protein, and the remaining quarter with grains.
Our family got to try out the shakes. All of the Slim-Fast products should be found at your local supermarket. We have some special dietary needs in our family so I bought the shake powder-we added our own liquid to make a shake.
To make my shake I added our "milk", added the powder and added frozen strawberries. Adding ice or frozen fruit helps to make the shake thick. I poured a cup and enjoyed the great vanilla-strawberry taste.
My kids each enjoyed a cup too. They thought it tasted great and haven't asked for a snack yet (a small victory in our house) I was glad that I was able to mix my own shake and add fruit or veggies as I wanted. I am looking forward to making many more shakes in the weeks to come.
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