#ad Dino Chicken Parmigiana with Spaghetti

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Is it just me or are 3 year old’s the pickiest eaters ever?  My son has gotten better over time but the one thing I know he loves are Tyson® Chicken Nuggets.  I love how convenient and easy they are for quick meal to feed the kids, and its a bonus for parents when they are kid approved!  So when I can a find new way to spruce them up I do!

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When we saw the Tyson® Chicken Nuggets at our local Walmart and they were Dinosaur shaped my son just had to them! Plus right now,  Buy ANY TWO (2) specially marked packages of Tyson® Chicken Products or State Fair® Corn Dogs and you can receive up to $9.00 toward one child admission to see The Peanuts Movie Only in Theaters.  All you need to do is enter your codes and you will receive a ticket to see The Peanuts Movie in theaters, enter here.

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We were having a play date with our neighbor and I knew right away what I wanted to make the kiddos for lunch.  I love simple and easy recipes that are protein powdered snacking and is kid friendly and I know they will eat.

To start I grabbed my Tyson® Chicken Nuggets and baked them in the oven according to package.

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While the chicken was cooking I started to cook our spaghetti noodles.  Any kind of noodles will work, but son likes to slurp his noodles.

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When the noodles are done I added some spaghetti sauce.

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Each kid got a fun dinosaur on their plate.  Now add some mozzarella cheese on top.  You know how picky eaters are, one wants cheese and other doesn’t…its the story of my life! But I personally recommend the cheese!

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And of course my son goes right for Trex’s head!

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So there you have a kid approved recipe that is quick to get on the table, plus a great way to see The Peanuts Movie.  How does your family enjoy Tyson® Chicken Nuggets?

Summer FUN with SunnyD

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With having little kids I am always trying to come with a way to always keep them entertained.    The weather this year here in Utah has been crazy!  We basically didn’t have a Winter and we have gone right into Spring with a few days that feel like Summer.   Which means we have been outside alot and all of our toys that I am usually just getting out for Summer have been out for awhile and well they are starting to get a little bored with them now.   SunnyD is WhereFunBegins for us!

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M&M’s® Crispy Rainbow

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If you have yet to experience the M&M’s® Crispy then you need to hop in your car and head to Walmart now!  I’m actually pretty excited that the M&M’s® Crispy have returned!   This was actually my first time enjoying these and I can proudly say I am hooked.

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With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner I wanted a fun way to enjoy these M&M’s® with our family and friends.   I love the bright colors that M&M’s® use with their products.    All the colors remind me of a rainbow so there is no better way to showcase them then with a rainbow!   Which is perfect for the upcoming holiday.

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DIY Colored Noodles for Sensory Play

I am always trying to find some new ways to keep the two year old busy.  With having a new baby in house it has been hard for him to not have all my attention like it used to be.   Plus with it to cold outside to play I need to get creative inside to keep those cute little hands out of trouble.    We still play with our DIY colored rice quite often but I thought I should mix it up now and make some DIY Colored Noodles.

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I had a few boxes of noodles in my food storage room that were expired and they were those 3 minute cooking noodles.  Which I didn’t like so without having to waste them I decided to make a  learning tool and another way for us to have some fun.

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Ultimate Goldfish Cracker Snack Mix

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With a new baby in the house we don’t get out of the house that much any more.   Especially with the cold winter weather.  So in order to keep our sanity and have fun at home, we have family game night, family movie night and just run around the house and play with every toy possible kind of night.  My favorite is family movie night.  We all snuggle up on the floor and have a nice variety of treats for all of us to share.   One of our always go to snacks are Goldfish crackers.  I thought why night turn or favorite cracker into a bowl full of yummy snacks.  This way its a win win for parents and kids.

 So drum roll please…….introducing The Ultimate Goldfish Cracker Snack Mix.   Nothing is left out and everyone is left satisfied.

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DIY Advent Calendars

With Christmas right around the corner I wanted to start making some family traditions.   Now with my son being 2 years old I think he will start to have fun and hopefully understand the concept of only 1 piece of candy a day.   We will see how that goes.

At my mom’s ward for homemaking they had these adorable DIY Advent Calendars.   I thought they were cute, simple, easy to re-use every year.  So I decide to buy some and put them together.

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Color Matching

My son is at the age where we are starting to learn the basics.   As a parent im trying to come across easy ways to help him learn  his colors, shapes, letters and numbers.  Trying to come up with ways to teach your child their colors can be quite complicating and frustrating.   So I thought I needed to make it fun for him to keep him entertained and interested in learning color matching.

So I created this quick and easy color matching wheel.  The best part it didn’t cost me a thing, since I had everything on hand already and it only took about an hour of my time.

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DIY Toddler Activities

So I have a confession!   The hubs and I are on a bowling league…..that’s right a bowling league!!  I truly enjoy it, it is something fun that we are able together every week and have fun with our family and friends.    I have actually kind of enjoyed bowling.   Trust me im not a great bowler I only average about 125 verses my hubs who averages about 235.   We often times take our son with us.  He loves coming to bowling because he gets to run around, play in the arcade, everyone there spoils him with toys and candy and he actually gets to push the ball down the lanes a few times.

So I was trying to come up with some ideas to entertain the little man.    So I have been saving up his favorite Danimals yogurt drinks to turn them into bowling pins.    And since I have a son we have a balls in every size that he can choose to roll down the hallway.

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Easy Yarn Easter Eggs

Having little boy makes the holidays alot more fun!!!   I get excited to decorate our home for the holidays.   I have been wanting to make these Easy Yarn Easter Eggs since last Easter and well this year I finally got around to making to them.

They were beyond easy to make and alot of fun!  I combined them into 3 easy steps.

Easy Step 1:  Purchase Sta-flo liquid starch,  I got it at Walmart in the laundry isle $3.50, purchase water balloons $1.00, Embroidery floss .33 each (I used one entire floss per egg)

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Easy Step #2  Mix 1 cup liquid starch and 1 cup flour in your blender and combine until smooth.  While you are blending away, blow up your water balloons up to your desired sizes. (note: NOT to use water you will ruin your egg)   I did a variety of large, medium and small.  In a wide bowl pour mixture.  Unravel your thread and gently place on top of mixture covering all the string.  Making sure to keep the end in reach.

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Easy Step #3  Grab your string and start wrapping it all around your balloon.  Using as much or as little string as you want.  When your are done with your masterpiece, place some wax paper on the counter and place balloon egg on top to dry.  I needed about 1 full day to dry.   I did have to move the egg around to make sure all sides got dried.   Now the fun part.  Pop your balloon and very carefully pull out the balloon through the cracks of your string.

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Now display your eggs proudly on your counter in a bowl or basket,  grab some more thread and turn them into garland.    I have heard of placing candy inside your balloon then when you pop them you have a fun surprise inside.  I have heard though when you pop your balloon your ballon covers the candy making it impossible to remove.   So if you wanted to use candy when you are wrapping your string leave a small opening and when the egg is completely done add in the candy.

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No Bake Granola Bars

I remember as a little girl coming home from school and looking in the pantry for snack.   Often times I would grab a Quaker Chewy Granola Bar.   The other day my little one was looking for a snack in the pantry and I wished we had some granola bars to munch on.   I got to searching online I found a few different recipes.  I liked what one had that other didn’t so I sort of made my own concoction.   So ladies and and gents I would like to introduce these No Bake Granola Bars.   They were a huge hit with me and my hubby and even little man liked his first tastes of granola bars.   These No Bake Granola Bars and exactly what they say.  They required no baking and I had them ready in 5 minutes and ready to eat in 15 minutes.

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