Cooking with Kids

*The following post is sponsored by KidStir, all opinions are my own*

This weekend the kids and I hung out at home for some much need “mommy rest”, however, we were able to have some fun thanks to Kidstir.  In case you’re not familiar with Kidstir, it’s a cool subscription box that sends kid friendly cooking utensils, as well as monthly recipes straight to your doorstep.  IMG_2681

Elle and Maveric were super excited, they scanned through the cookbook and agreed on making Watermelon Cucumber smoothies.

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I love that the recipes are so kid friendly and they really make it exciting for the kids.  Elle and Maveric really took pride in creating these smoothies without any help.  I was basically there to capture the memories and assist with the use of the Ninja.  First step was cutting 2 cups of water melon, Maveric of course was the first to volunteer to complete this task.

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Elle completed the second step of peeling and deseeding the cucumber.  This cute veggie peeler was a gift from kidstir and it’s so safe for them to use.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was for Elle to peel.

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After gathering all of the ingredients the kids were able to blend and taste!  The recipe took no more than 15 minutes and that’s with me taking pictures.

All in all the kids gave it 3 thumbs up!  I have to say I truly enjoyed watching them work together creating these smoothies.  I personally look forward to making the next item on our list.  Stay tuned for S’mores Shakes! IMG_2684

Be sure to snag a subscription box for your family, trust me you won’t be disappointed.  It’s totally worth the $15.95!  You can easily choose from 3 options: 1-5 kits: $15.95/kit,   6-9 kits: $14.50/kit or 10-12 kits: $12.95/kit.  Click the link below to get started.

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Until next time,

XO,

Meka

S is for Spring & Soccer

*The following post is a sponsored blog post with Nuby, all opinions are my own *

Yesterday we started a new adventure with the #HWTH crew, Maveric started soccer!  I can’t believe my little guy is about to be 4 and he’s already into sports.  Currently the kiddo’s are taking swimming lessons and now we have soccer and next week Elle is hitting the pavement and starting out with the running club.  With all of these extra curricular activities, it’s so important to stay hydrated and thanks to Nuby’s new Thirsty Kids water canteen we are doing just that!

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This canteen holds 12 oz of water which has been perfect during breaks.  I love that it’s easy to grip and that the spout stays clean when closed.  The silicone band makes it easy for little hands to grip as you can see above, and it’s BPA free.

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With this durable plastic we are surly going to make it through the entire season with this one.  Be sure to snag one for your active little person from Target . What are some of the activities that you have signed your little ones up to start this season?  IMG_0855

I’m not sure what it is about kids, and new cups but this one has received two thumbs up.  Thanks to our friends at Nuby for the cool new canteen.  Until next time….

XO,

Meka

 

 

 

DIY Playdough with Maveric

I had the pleasure of coming up with a fun kids DIY craft for my friends at The Craft Bar! Be sure to follow them on IG for more fun filled DIY projects, Sip and Paint Parties and Crafting Events! @thecraftbarsite 

Here’s a fun and easy way to make your kids all time favorite item!

Items Needed: img_7078

2 cups of Flour

1 cup of hot water

1/4 cup of salt

Food coloring of your choice

  • Mix together flour & salt
  • Add your choice of food color 4-5 drops to the water img_7072
  • Pour the colored water into the flour mixture stirring as you pour img_7077
  • Add more flour as the mixture gets sticky img_7079
  • Separate the mixture and add additional colors FullSizeRender (4)
  • Store in ziplock baggies
  • Enjoy!