Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Great Idea Thursday's - 94

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For those of you who noticed we had the same party two weeks in a row. Super sorry about that. We had a fluke snow storm come on us and knocked the power out. But not to worry, everything is back to normal. Temperatures are back in the mid 60s, the power is on, and life is as it should be... Full of school, baseball, work, and maybe we'll sneak in some fun too!

Thanks so much for coming to party with me! If you haven't already, please give a big hello to my fabulous Co-Host Miss Joy!

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Great Idea Thursday's - 93

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Welcome to another week of Great Idea Thursday's! We are back from spring break and ready to hop full swing into the school routine again.  I should be excited to cook again but we are totally having frozen lasagna for dinner tonight... Yes I get the lazy Mom award. Anyway, I hope ya'll are doing great! And I can't wait to see what you've been up to.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Great Idea Thursday's - 92

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Welcome to another week of Great Idea Thursday's! I'm so happy to have you, and I have a fun giveaway for you before you link up! Yummy Yammy is giving away some of their amazing Sweet Potato Salsa's and you could be the lucky winner from A Handful of Everything! See my review of the Salsa's here. Good luck! Tell your friends to come enter too! The more the merrier :)

I hope you are having an amazing beginning to spring. I am full blown into a head cold, but that too will pass... Thank you pollen and germs...

Anyway, here's to a better tomorrow, and a healthier week!

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

6000 Piece Loom Band Kit

My boys love making crafts and the big thing the last year or so has been loom bands. Every where I go kids are wearing them, making projects, and asking for them. So, when Tomoson gave me the opportunity to work with RubberBandBracelet.net and get the 6000 piece Loom Band Kit for FREE in exchange for my honest review, I quickly accepted.



Is 6000 pieces a little excessive? Maybe, or maybe not. This can be the perfect gathering activity for scouts or a birthday party, a play date, or rainy day afternoon project fun! Even though there are a lot of bands, I have no doubt they will get used. Especially when you consider most project take several bands to complete.

The bands come packaged by color. 600 each of red, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, black, and white. Each color bag has it's own small bag of clips. There are 200+ clips in the entire kit. And you can find them at my favorite store in the world... Amazon :)



This is an amazing deal. When you consider one pack of 500 bands is about $5.00 at most stores, and in this kit you are getting 6,000 bands. This is by far the best way to buy them. Plus, with the kit you get a variety of colors to make all the fun projects the kids pick out.

The bands are latex-free. Stretchy and soft. Perfect for kids and (parent helpers) and compatible with all major rainbow loom brands. Plus, they are 100% guaranteed!



Since my boys were off playing with their Dad this weekend I sat down on the floor, and picked two projects to make with the bands. 1st I made two cute little Pokeball charms for them to hang on the zipper of their backpacks. Then I made two quick and easy little Easter Eggs to put in their baskets.

I found the video instructions for this charm at http://rainbowloominstructions.com/. They have a whole collection of fun projects to make with your bands. Most do require a loom so if you don't have you will need one and a hook to make the two projects I did.



Yeah! Two pokeballs down and it only took me an hour to figure out how to use the loom correctly... If my boys would have been here I swear these would have only taken about 10 minutes a piece! So much for quickly making a surprise. I will save you the sad pictures of me pulling everything off and trying again and again.  Thank heavens for the pause and rewind feature on youtube!

The second project was much quicker. I was getting the hang of using the loom and there weren't any crazy knots, just straight forward weaving.

This project was taken off the Rubber Band Bracelet website.  So, in addition to supplying you with this fabulous kit, they have a blog with several Loom Band projects.  They also have a Video Project Gallery if you sign up for their club/newsletter. This video doesn't have as much detail as the Pokemon project, however it was an easier project so it didn't need as much. For this you will need a loom and a hook, and some fiber-fill stuffing or cotton balls to make the eggs puffy. (The trick is keeping your puppy from thinking that the stuffing is really his to play with...)


Two projects down and more to come!

These bands will be perfect to make scout neckerchief slides... Blue and yellow!

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