2.12.2016

Rice Krispy Valentine Pops

Yesterday, the girls had to bring a snack to their Adventure Guides troop meeting.
(Adventure Guides is a Daddy/Daughter group through the YMCA, it used to be called Indian Princesses)
My girls (and Kevin!) LOVE Rice Krispy treats, so we decided to make Rice Krispy Valentine Pops. These are really easy to make & don't take much time at all!

Here is what you need:

-Rice Krispy cereal
- Package of Marshmallows
-Heart Shaped Cookie Cutter (mine is  3 inches..similar one HERE)
- 3 TB Butter
- Paper Straws 
- Candy Melts (or frosting)
- Valentine Sprinkles


Directions:
Melt 3 Tablespoons of butter & 10 oz package of Marshmallows over low heat:

Once the butter & marshmallows are completely melted, remove from heat & add 6 cups of Rice Krispy cereal:

Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray & then spread the rice krispy into the pan:

I let them harden up for about 30-45 minutes and then I use my heart shape cookie cutter to create hearts.

The 3 inch cookie cutter made 15 heart shaped rice krispies.
Then, it was time to put the straws/sticks into the hearts.
I cut my paper straws in half:

I melted candy melts (or you can use frosting...I am not a big fan of frosting, so I prefer candy melts)
Add a dab on the straw (this helps make it stick) and then insert the straw to the base of the heart and push to the top of the heart (this gives it stability)

Aren't these fun?

You can make them even more fun by adding sprinkles!
Spread a thin layer of melted candy melts (or frosting) on the hearts:

Then add sprinkles!

Sprinkles make everything more fun :)
 We did a variety of sprinkles
I just love how these turned out! 
 If you don't have paper straws, you could use Popsicle sticks or plain white lolipop sticks.
 I like the paper straws because they are thicker & they are fun with the stripes :)
 You don't even need to add sticks to these, you could just make them heart shaped rice krispies with sprinkles.
We used white candy melts, but you could also use pink candy melts (or pink frosting) if you wanted.
 Kate had the great idea to package them up in a sandwich bag...I used fold over sandwich bags and trimmed an inch off the bottom. Then we tied it with some bakers string.

Too bad I don't have a Valentine printable to attach to these...I will have to work on that for next year ;)
My girls loved bringing these cute treats to their friends!
If you need more Valentine Treat ideas........Here's what we will be making this weekend:



Ritzies // M&M cookies // Chocolate Peanut Butter Heart Cookies //
 
Every year, we make a variety of goodies & deliver them to neighbors & friends.

 For the Valentine popcorn, we use THIS printable:

Valentine Cookies in a Jar {HERE}
I give these to my girls teachers & the School office staff, custodian, crossing guard, etc.
 
As you can tell...I like A LOT of Valentine's treats :)
I'm excited to add Rice Krispy Pops to our treat collection!

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2.10.2016

10 on 10 :: February 2016

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month!
{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day!}
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Happy 10th of February!
 Our day started off like every other school morning...crazy! LOL!
Actually, mornings are getting less crazy...the girls are so good about getting themselves dressed (I make them pick out their outfits the night before)
They get the cereal ready for themselves & Luke each morning.
(I also pack up their backpacks the night before & have them on the chairs with their hoodies ready to go)

At school, ready to teach...love my Erin Condren planner & how cute is this pen one of my students gave me?


Today I gave a quiz at school...we are working on Rates & Ratios:

 Home for lunch...this is one of my go-to lunches...I made 2 fried eggs & then top it with 1/2 avacado and LOTS of chalula....I LOVE chalula!

 Today was most definitely an iced coffee day....thanks to Starbucks gift cards from students this past Christmas. I got my usual....non fat vanilla latte. I always order a grande, but get it in a venti cup so that I get extra ice :)

 Wednesday is Wacky Wednesday for the girls, so they get out early. It was so nice today (72 degrees!!!! Kate even wore shorts to school) They jumped on the trampoline for a bit before we started homework. And, can you believe that tree is starting to blossom already? Gotta love winter in California :)

 I prepped dinner....Sweet Potato & Black Bean Turkey Chili in the Crock Pot. YUM!
Recipe {HERE}
 
After we finished homework, we ran some errands...picked up some tulips to drop off to my friend who had her thyroid removed yesterday because she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in December.
 Please keep my friend Nicole in your prayers!

My sweet Lukey...just look at those lashes...he woke up with a night terror (Kate also had these when she was his age...so not fun) So, we let him snuggle in our bed for a bit.

Then, I made myself tea & watched American Idol. I also read my book for a little bit. I love Mary Higgins Clark books!
 So, there you have it....a sneak peek of our day!
Nothing too exciting, just finding the beauty in the ordinary!

Hope you had a great 10th!

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***Flash sale ends 2/14***
Any NEW Preferred Customer will receive your choice for FREE:
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CURRENT CUSTOMERS: if you refer me to a friend that becomes a PC
I'll GIFT one to you as well!!

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2.08.2016

Valentine, You make my heart Flip {Free Printable}

I'm excited to share this printable with you.
Kate picked out this bag of Flipz chocolate covered pretzels.
(She is my chocolate loving girl!)

Here is what you need:

- Bag of Flipz chocolate covered pretzels (I got mine at Target)
-Printable (download at bottom of post)
- Pen
-Scissors
-Stapler
 
 Kate said these are her favorites yet :)

Have you (or your child flll out the valentines once they have been printed/

Cut them out:
 Staple each one to the bags of pretzels:
 That's it! Super cute & super easy!

Here is your Printable:
{Click to download. Right click & then Save.}

Hope you haven't gotten too sick of my Valentine printables yet! Ha!
This is the last Valentine printable..... until next year :)

  All of the free printables can be found on my Printables tab {HERE}


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Any NEW Preferred Customer will receive your choice
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