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Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for A's on your childs report card, how to get Free Krispy Kreme Donuts, Good Grades get your free Doughnuts, Hacks

Last week I went to parent teacher conferences for my kids school. I heard how my kids are doing in school, and left with 3 report cards in hand.  I was happy to see all 3 of my kids had all A’s with one B+.  Funny that they a had the same grades, must be a family thing.  I was so proud of them and their hard work.  My friend asked if I was going to let the kids go “cash in their grades”.  I was not sure what she was talking about.

That is when she told me that Krispy Kreme will give kids FREE Doughnuts for A’s on their report cards. I had heard of this in the past, but I have always been to chicken to try it out. Yes that is right I am kind of chicken to walk into a store and ask if they will give my kids free doughnuts. But my local store was pretty awesome about it.  They told em they will give each child up to 6 free doughnuts for each “A” they have.

You should have seen how happy my kids were as they each picked out their very own FREE Krispy Kremes. You can bet they are going to work hard to keep those good grades up so they can come back next time they have a report card.

PLEASE know that all it takes is a few people abusing the situation to end great programs like this.  Inspire your kids to get good grades but don’t  be greedy.  We went ahead and bought a dozen and a half doughnuts while we were there…. I know that sounds like a lot of doughnuts but heck I can gobble down 3 of them in about 60 seconds flat.  It is a 30 minute drive to our closest Krispy Kreme…. and they often don’t make it back home with 7 of us in the car :) (Don’t judge me).

I am not sure if all stores participate, so be sure to call before you go.

Do you know of other places that give deals or freebies for good grades, I would love to hear your tips.

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DIY collage ~ Halloween funFun, creative ideas for your fall, Halloween and kids.
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Halloween Crafts for Kids, Frankenstine Flower Pot, #Halloween, #DIY, #CraftFrankenstein flower pot

witches brew bottle, Quick and easy Halloween craft and decor #Halloween, #DIYWitches Brew bottle

Human Foosball with PVC Pipe, quick and easy game for family reunions, youth groups or family reunions #GroupGamesHuman Foosball game with PVC pipe

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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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DIY Baby Blanket Using Minky Fabric ~ Easy, Thrifty Gift

I love to sew, but I am not very good at it so I don’t do it as often as I would like.  I have wanted to try sewing with minky fabric for a while, but have been intimidated after hearing others say how difficult it was to sew with.  I got a great deal on some heart minky fabric and decided that it was time to bite the bullet and give it a shot!  I was pleasantly surprised at just how easy it was to sew with!

I did plenty of research first and this is what I learned: if you are going to sew with minky you need to be patient and use tons of pins to hold it in place well.  I also learned that it is stretchy and has a slippery texture so sewing slowly is key!  Of course, using the tons of pins does help with that because you can’t go very fast between pins really.  If you are going to attempt to sew with minky, just keep those things in mind.

For those of you who don’t know, minky is a soft, material that has little raised dots (or in this case hearts) all over it.  It is so cuddly and you will see it on a lot of baby products.

To sew this blanket you will need a few things.

You will need:

 1 1/2 yrds Minky fabric

1 1/2 yrds Coordinating fabric for the top of the blanket

thread

sewing machine

sewing scissors

Begin by laying your fabric down on top of each other and trimming so they are close to the same size.  It is ok if it isn’t perfect, just get it as close as you can.  You may want to do this on a carpeted surface as the carpet helps keep the fabric from sliding around.

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Once your fabric is the same size, turn the layers with the right sides facing each other and pin all the way around.  As I mentioned above, you will need a lot of pins.  Pin about every inch at the furthest.

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Now you are ready to sew!  I used a zig zag stitch for extra security since I wasn’t sure yet how this was going to go with the minky.  Sew almost all the way around the blanket leaving about 12 inches to turn it right side out.  When you get all sewn, unpin your last section that you left for turning the fabric right side out and turn it right side out.  Make sure that you push each corner so that it isn’t puckered in.

Once you have the sides all straightened you will want to sew the outside.  Now, for your hole you have left from flipping, you will need to repin.  I didn’t use pins or iron, but it would be a good idea if you are worried about keeping it straight.  I started on one end and sewed up the hole first, continuing around the blanket with a zig zag stitch again. It went very quickly and just gave it a finished look.  Try to keep your sewing even so that your stitches are the same all the way around.  If you vary your speed too much than your stitches will be different widths.

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And there you have it!  A quick, gift perfect for a baby shower, or make one for yourself!  That minky is so soft, I am thinking I would like to have one too!  Not only is it cute, but it is actually very easy to use and sew with.  If you haven’t tried it, give it a go!

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