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1stOur home is trying to cut out sugar and eat more natural foods.
I found these and have done a bit of tweaking to make them our own.

2nd ingred

Ingredients:
2 ripe bananas
2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup of frozen blue berries (thawed- I run them under warm water, so that they are not super plump)
½ cup of any kind of dried fruit. (I use dried strawberries, raisins, and mixed fruit- I buy in the bulk section at Winco)
½ cup of non-sweetened apple juice
4 tablespoons of finely chopped dates
2 tablespoons of chopped pecans (you can add walnuts-yet pecans are less expensive for us)
2 tablespoons of raw sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons of chia seeds. (if you do not use chia seeds-cut apple juice to ¼ cup- chia likes liquid- you can use flax seeds too)

Heat oven to 350°F.  Mash peeled bananas in a mixing bowl.  Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly.  Spray 9 x 12 pan with pam.  Spread mixture in the pan. Bake for 25-35 minutes.  Cool and cut into rectangles.

Hint:  You can use any combination of seeds, nuts, or berries.  Mixture stores well in a sealed container.
3 bananasBlend ripe bananas well.
4 mixtureAdd the rest of the ingredients and blend well.
5 in the panPress mixture into the lightly greased 9 x 13 pan.
They store well in a sealed container.  We like to make a double batch and have them super thick!
Healthy Eating!

 

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I had to laugh when I was looking over old posts and realized that I have done 4 posts on how to refinish a chair.  I guess I like old chairs… or I just don’t like to throw things out???  Each of them are different, and each of them turned out really cute. I thought I would share them again in case any of you are looking for a little DIY inspiration.

DIY CHAIR UPCYCLE ~ FEELING VERY “MARTHA STEWARTISH”

Chair upcylce, tackle that project you will be glad you did

SAVED THIS CHAIR FROM THE LAND FILL ~ $1.50 CHAIR MAKEOVER!

PLASTIC LAWN CHAIR UP-CYCLE

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HOW TO REUPHOLSTER A CHAIR ~ DIY TIPS FOR COVERING A CHAIR WITH FABRIC

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Frozen Party Ideas, Disney Frozen Drinks, Frozen Party, How to make Disney Frozen Themed Drinks, #Frozen, #Disney

I am not sure about you but my kids LOVE the new Disney show Frozen.  They sing the songs, act it out, draw pictures of it…. pretty anything Frozen related get s huge thumbs UP at our house.  We had a Frozen themed party and of course we had to have some “pretty” drinks to make the day extra special. My girls made them and had SO MUCH fun!

Frozen Party Ideas, Disney Frozen Drinks, Frozen Party, How to make Disney Frozen Themed Drinks, #Frozen, #Disney

You will need

Pour a little corn syrup into a plate, then dip the rim of the cup into the syrup.  Next dip the rim of the cup into sprinkles that have been poured out onto a plate.  You can make the cups ahead of time and let them dry so once the party starts all you have to do is pour the drinks.

Disney FROZEN free printable, free Olaf printable

I printed of Olaf from this FREE Frozen Snowman printable here Olaf printable  .

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Frozen party theme items for your party:


Disney’s Frozen Party 9″ Square Lunch/Dinner Plates


Disney Frozen – 9 oz. Paper Cups (8)


Disney Frozen CI: Inflate-A-Fun (5 pack)

Disney Frozen Movie Stickers – 75 Per Pack

24 Disney Frozen Cupcake Rings & 24 Baking Cups


Frozen Gift Ideas, Frozen Party Ideas, 50 ideas for the ultimate FROZEN fan #Disney, #Frozen, #Elsa, #AnnaFrozenYou might also like this list of 50 FROZEN GIFT IDEAS.  


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 10 DISNEY FROZEN theme party ideas Recipes, games, free printables and links to buy party supplies if needed. If you would like to have your own Frozen Party you might find these DIY posts helpful.

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1st photo

What child does not like marshmallows-even more- cupcakes!  
Add a movie and you have a fun night with the whole family,
while eating these adorable popcorn cupcakes!

2ndSupplies:
Cake mix
White Frosting
Cupcake holders
Marshmallows
Paper
Red Marker
Tape
3rdInstructions:
Bake Cup cakes and let cool.
Frost cupcakes once they are cooled.
Apply the marshmallows on the top.
My 7 year old put them on the top-there is no specific way to make them look.
4thNext:
Make the striped muffin cups.
I drew out a pattern like this.
They have them online for free, but I decided to free hand mine.
5thI cut out the pattern and added stripes.  The stripes are 3 lines thick.
Meaning when I ran the marker across to make a stripe, I did so 3 different times to make a wider stripe.
I connected the two sides together with tape, which then formed a cup.
I dropped the cupcake into the cup.
6thALL DONE!

DO NOT PUT IN OVEN TO TOAST THE TOP OF THE MARSHMALLOWS!
Frosting will melt.  I tried this to see what would happen and I had   marshmallows and melted frosting everywhere. ha ha!
You can use a longer lighter and lightly toast the marshmallows, or a blow torch.  I chose to leave them plane.

They made my heart giggle when I saw them the first time.  My daughter and I had so much fun putting them together.
Perfect for a Circus Theme party too!
 

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Snowflake 1st photo Did any of you have a SNOW DAY this week. I know it is February and most of us are SICK of the snow… but these are still pretty and fun to make.  

plan coffee filter 2nd photo

Super Simple and fun Coffee Filter Snowflakes!

The Filter is already a circle.
All you have to do is first smooth out the filter.

coffee filter in half 3rd photoFold it in half, then fold it again….
2nd fold 4th photoAnd a third time as well…. great project for kids and motor skills!
5th.  Fold of coffee filter

Draw where you want to cut, then cut out the darkened areas with a pair of scissors.
7th. cut outThis idea came from a friend.  Super easy and fun!

Last one.. Snow flake all alone

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1st photoThis is such an easy and delicious dessert. 
2nd ingredientsIngredients:
16 Oreos
16 ounce container of Cool Whip
1 cup of chocolate fudge
1 package of chocolate instant pudding (smaller box)
12 ice cream sandwiches
8-10 Strawberries

Supplies:
8×8 pan
tin foil

Instructions:
Line the 8 x 8 pan with tin foil.
Unwrap all 12 ice cream sandwiches, and put them back in the freezer to be used later.
Crush up 16 oreos in a bag.
Slice strawberries
Warm up the 1 cup of chocolate fudge, and let cool a bit.
Put ½ of the cool whip in a bowl and mix in cooled fudge.  Stir in the chocolate pudding.  Add the oreos, yet leave out a little bit to sprinkle on the top of the cake.
Line the bottom of the 8 x 8 pan with 4 ice cream sandwiches side by side.
Put ½ the oreo-pudding mixture on top of the ice cream sandwiches.  Place sliced strawberries on top.
Repeat ice cream sandwiches, oreo-pudding mixture, and strawberries.
Next add last 4 ice cream sandwiches.
Cover with tin foil and place in Freezer for 4 hours.
After 4 hours-take the cake out of the freezer and put on a decorative platter-apply the remaining cool-whip on top and sides of ice cream sandwiches.  Sprinkle with remaining oreos and garnish with strawberries.

Hints:  Unwrap ice cream sandwiches prior to assembly, because they melt quickly.
Cut when completely done with a seratide knife.
3rd.  pan with tin foilI put the foil in the pan and made it large enough to bring around to the top of the
ice cream sandwiches while freezing for the 4 hours.

4th whip cream and chocolateWhip-cream and fudge.  If the fudge is too warm, the cream will melt.  Not a good thing.
5th oreoAdding pudding and oreos
6th sandwichesMaking the layers on the ice cream sandwiches.
finalSuper yummy and simple to make. 

 

 

 

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