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15 Super-Fun After School Snacks

Its about that time…BACK TO SCHOOL!

When kids get home from school, what’s the first thing they want? SNACKS! If you’re looking for some new ideas besides a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, here’s 15 super-fun after school snacks that will hit the spot!

We love these great treats from Pint Sized Treasures 

15 Super-fun After School Snacks

  1. Stove-top pizza dip. Moms will love how easy this recipe is to make and how it make every pizza lover smile! Feel free to dip your favorite breads, chips or pretzels in this yummy dip!
  2. Jif™ Bars. Did you even know there was such a thing! Theses are super-new and my entire family dove into these yummy snacks!
  3. Hummus. Snack on it with fresh veggies or pita chips! Enjoy this simple recipe that you can whip up in your blender — in just minutes!
  4. Sweet and Salty S’mores. These s’mores do not require a camp fire! Enjoy this simple s’mores recipe that will keep your kids smiling!
  5. Pizza quesadillas. This is my super easy version when we’re having an extremely busy day or need to pack a picnic lunch. They’re so simple, kids can make them too!
  6. Frozen yogurt grapes. I love this idea of a nice, cool snack after school! Fruit and yogurt always gets my kids attention!
  7. Inside out cucumber sandwiches. These are too cute not to share with you! They’re easy to make, and even easier to eat! It’s fun to serve my kids mini anything — even sandwhiches!
  8. Easy Peanut Butter Cookies. What kid doesn’t love a mom meeting them at the door with a plate full of cookies? Pair these simple peanut butter cookies with a glass of milk and you’re instantly trqnsformed into super-mom!
  9. Apples and peanut butter. This is a snack that my kids know they better keep away form mom — or it will be all gone! Most people love dipping apples in caramel, but I would much rather dip mine in some awesome peanut butter! Mmm…..excuse me while I go grab some now. ;0)
  10. String cheese. Our kids are always diving and trying to find the last piece of string cheese. I love that my kids are getting extra calcium in the form of a super-fun, are school snack!
  11. Homemade Oatmeal Cream Pies. Can you believe you can make your favorite childhood cookie at home? Everything tastes better home-made, and these cookies? They are so incredible, you will never walk down the cookie isle again.
  12. Super Soft Pretzels. I loose smelling homemade pretzels bake in the oven! Keep a fun dipping sauce like honey mustard, cheese sauce or cinnamon butter handy for your kids to enjoy some pretzel dipping fun!
  13. Muddy Buddies. If you’ve never made muddy buddies for your kids, now’s the time to start! Enjoy this yummy, kid-approved recipe that will make snack time the best time!
  14. Banana graham butterfly snacks. Use Jif™ peanut butter to make these super-cute and healthy butterflies!
  15. Homemade Trail Mix Welcome your kiddos after school with this homemade trail mix. It’s filled with your child’s favorite treats!

What is your kids favorite after-school snack? Share in the comments below!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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Make the CUTEST DIY Bookmarks! 🐛

Back to School MUST HAVE: How to make Stretchy Bookmarks

These super easy DIY Ribbon Bookmarks are the perfect back to school craft for kids, teens, and adults to make for quick presents, playdate projects, or teacher gifts. They can be made in less than 10 minutes, and you don’t even need a sewing machine! You can now quickly turn to the saved page in your book with style. Follow these simple step-by-step instructions:

Supplies:

  • Ribbon-  approximately 12″ – 20″, depending on the length you want to make your bookmark.  Books come in all different sizes and thicknesses – make a lot of bookmarks, various sizes.  **This length also depends on the stretchiness of your rubber bands.**
  • Buttons-  make sure the buttons are flat, so that your book will close with the bookmark inside
  • Rubber bands-  you can use regular rubber bands, or hair elastics
  • Needle/Thread

“Finish” one end of the ribbon by singeing it with a match or lighter OR rub a little glue on it and let it dry.  Either way, the end should be sealed so it won’t fray.

Sew the button on the finished end.  If you want to hide the knot, push the needle through the FRONT (right) side of the ribbon and set the button on top of the knot.  Then, just stitch through the holes.

Wrap the ribbon/button around a book, then place the rubber band AROUND the button, pull it slightly, and figure out where you need it to attach to the OTHER (unfinished) end of the ribbon.

Cut the ribbon to the appropriate length, then “finish” that end (see step 1), and fold it over the rubber band. Stitch.

That’s it! This is a fun craft that is sure to get your kids back in the school spirit!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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5 Simple Back-To-School Lunch Ideas!

Five Ways to Make Back to School Lunches a Breeze

As August is rapidly approaching, it’s time to get back into a routine of packing lunchboxes everyday. Sometimes when it comes to packing lunches, we feel like we’re packing the same thing day after day. That gets boring, fast. We strongly feel that it’s important to pack healthy lunches because kids will learn better when their tummies are full from a balanced meal!

We’ve done some brainstorming to create five days worth of healthy lunches to get your school year kicked off in the right way!

 #1

Turkey + Cheddar Roll-up, Fresh Berries, Yogurt, Trail Mix 

 #2

HummusPita BreadGrape TomatoesCucumbersSliced Oranges

#3

Cheese QuesadillaGuacamoleSalsaTortilla ChipsStrawberries 

 #4

CrackersCheddar Cheese CubesGrapesLaraBar or Cliff Bar

#5

Hard Boiled EggsBaby Carrots + Ranch, Grapes, and Berries

We hope you like these simple ideas! Be sure to comment and share your own below!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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Easy Patriotic Mason Jars

Simple, Easy, DIY Craft Decorations for Fourth of July

We all know one of our favorite holidays is coming up.. FOURTH OF JULY!

Here is a simple craft that will boost your patriotic decor:

STEP 1:

Buy some Mason Jars! Hobby Lobby has inexpensive ones, or maybe you have some unused that are laying around your house!

STEP 2:

Burlap! Buy burlap to wrap around your jar. We offer a variety of colors and styles online HERE

PRO TIP: If you tape down the burlap, you can easily remove when you need the mason jar again!

STEP 3: 

Buy some patriotic ribbon online HERE and simply tie around the mason jar overlapping the burlap.

You can use these jars as candle holders, cups, flower holders, sparkler holders, utensil holders, or whatever your heart desires!

PLUS: you can change the ribbon out for the next holiday, birthday, or just to have around the house!

We hope you enjoyed these ideas, this was inspired by myfrugaladventures.com !

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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12 Ways to Rock Ribbon in Your Hair 🎀

As the gift giving begins, out comes the spools upon spools of ribbon. It’s always fun to perfectly tie up a present, but we’ve got a use for the silky stuff that’s even better… put it in your hair! If you thought the days of ribbon wearing stopped once you graduated elementary school, you’re sorely mistaken, friend. The classy (not to mention cheap) hair accessory can spice up a whole bunch of hairstyles in a totally grown up kind of way. Whether you need something to wear to a holiday party or you’re just looking to spice up your daily ‘do, here are 12 ways to use ribbon in your hair (via BRIT + CO.)

1. Beautified Halo Braid: The halo braid is gorgeous on its own, but twist in a gold ribbon throughout the style and it’s sure to be a hit. This isn’t the easiest style to master, but once you get it down your braiding options are endless. (via Once Wed)

2. Ribbon Headband: Sure, you could just cut a long strand of ribbon and tie it around your head, but let’s be honest: ribbon slips easily and nobody wants to be fiddling with their hair all day. Here’s a secret tip to try to keep that ribbon in place: glue a strand of ribbon to a basic plastic headband for more support and simply tie it together at the bottom. (via Missy Sue)

3. Ribboned French Braid:Full disclosure: this tutorial is in Russian, but you’ll be able to pick up how they create this unique look just by watching. Plus, if you learn a little bit of Russian along the way, that never hurts. (via YouTube)

4. Mini Bow: Sleek, simple and totally timeless, this half-up, half-down ‘do gets a facelift with just a small piece of ribbon tied into a charming bow. (via Running on Happiness)

5. Bow Tied High Pony: If you want to take the previous hairstyle up a notch, upgrade from half up to fully up and a mini bow to a giant bow. If you try this look, make sure to keep the ribbon tails long and flowing for a whimsical touch. (via Glam Meets Glam)

6. Ballerina Bun: Leave it to our favorite gal Lauren Conrad to turn a basic bun into a showstopper. Gather up your hair and twist into a bun just like you normally would, then form a strand of ribbon into a bow and it pin to the side of the bun. (via The Beauty Department)

7. Lace Pony: Dress that tail up with a bit of lace to achieve this antique look. Keep it romantic with lace or swap it out for a sparkly ribbon if you’re in need of some extra holiday spirit. (via Bridal Musings)

8. Twisted Top Knot: This vlogger takes us through a whopping six different ways to use ribbon in your hair, but our favorite is the top knotted bun. She pretty much uses the same technique here as the side pony pictured above, except instead of keeping it down she twists and pins it up into a bun. (via YouTube)

9. Twisted Tale: If you’re into the braided crown but can’t quite get the hang of it, this side pony interweaves the ribbon similarly, but with a twist rather than a braid. Consider this a simplified or starter version of the wrap-around hairstyle. (via Refinery29)

10. Curled Ribbon: For a voluminous, tousled version of the classic, half-up, half-down look pictured above try this style that first curls the whole head, then turns the pulled up section into a fishtail. To help the ribbon blend in to this curled ‘do, simply curl the ribbon! (via Irrelephant)

11. Rainbow Fishtail: Transform a basic fishtail into a color explosion. This tutorial uses yarn in the braid, but this could easily be replaced with thin strands of ribbon for a shiny, fancier look. (via A Beautiful Mess)

12. Dutch Braided Headband: Take that ribbon headband one step further and actually braid it into the front of your head. If you have bangs that you don’t want to worry about, here’s a great way to get rid of them for the evening. (via Missy Sue)

Would you try any of these styles? Share a snap of how you wear ribbon in your hair with us! @ribbonandbowsohmy 

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Perfect DIY Gift for Mom! <3

This Woven Heart is the perfect Mother’s Day gift! AND pretty easy..just remember, the *woven* part of it is literal! You’re going over-and-under, like a lattice pie crust or a woven headband.

MATERIALS:

  • 2 x 4 inch piece of 3/8 Grosgrain, 1 Red & 1 Pink (ends sealed)
  • 2 x 4.5 inch piece of 3/8 Grosgrain, 1 Red & 1 Pink (ends sealed)
  • 1 partially covered alligator clip (using 4.5 inches of 3/8 Pink Grosgrain) (ends sealed)
  • rotary cutter OR scissors
  • lighter, glue gun, thread

Purchase all of your ribbon, clips, and more HERE

INSTRUCTIONS:

 

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

 

Fun with Veggies!🥦

These cute veggie prints are a great kid-friendly craft! You just need some veggies (ones that are on their way to the Compost Bin are fine!), fabric paint, an iron and wax paper and some good lookin’ substrates. Pillows, totes and tea towels are all great destinations for these cute prints! Head to Craft and Creativity for more inspiration!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

A SIMPLE SPRING CLEANING CHECKLIST

Abby Lawson from Just a Girl and Her Blog has the right idea with this perfect spring cleaning checklist!

Friends, I am the first to admit that cleaning is not my favorite thing in the world. I absolutely love to organize, but cleaning? Not so much. Every year when spring cleaning time rolls around, I vow that this year will be different, that I will find the perfect printable on Pinterest print it off, and complete every single task on the list!

Do you know how many times I’ve done that successfully? Approximately zero. 🙂

Oh, I’ll print off the sheet. Sometimes I even do a few of the tasks. But with 10-15 tasks usually listed for each room of the house, I quickly get discouraged and abandon my best laid plans.

Because of my terrible track records with spring cleaning plans in the past, this year I decided that I would take matters into my own hands and come up with a plan that is 100% my own.

I call it my five point plan.

You see, while 10-15 tasks might seem overwhelming to me, five seems like a much more manageable number. I can handle five tasks in each room, especially if I get to decide what those tasks are going to be. When I came up with this brilliant plan, then, I knew I would have to create a pretty printable to go with it, so that is exactly what I did.

My list is simple. I broke it down by area of the house and left space to add five tasks for each room. I figure that if I can hit one room each weekend for the next few months, I can easily complete my list before spring ends.

Five tasks per weekend? That I can handle. I can make them as big or small as I want and focus on the areas in my house that really need the most attention. It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Oh, and of course I’m giving you a copy of my pretty spring cleaning checklist too! Simply click below to download your free copy!

{Click here to download your FREE printable spring cleaning checklist!}

Need some ideas of tasks to add to your list? You can download a pre-filled version of the spring cleaning checklist here.

I don’t know that spring cleaning will ever be on my list of favorite tasks, but having a pretty printable (and putting on some fun music while I’m cleaning!) can make it a little more bearable!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

 

 

Glow in the Dark Easter eggs 🌚

Eek, it’s already almost Easter! Can you believe it?

Make hunting for eggs a little more fun for older kids by hosting the activity at night with glow-in-the-dark eggs.

We just love this idea from Lil’ Luna 

So easy and fun!

SUPPLIES:

-Plastic Easter Eggs (medium – large size work best)

-Glow Sticks

-Tape

-Candy

DIRECTIONS:

1. Snap glow sticks so they are glowing and insert into eggs along with some candy. They can be a little tricky to fit in and close easily.

The easiest thing we’ve found that helps is putting on the connector piece to the glow stick making it a circle, and then twisting it to be two circles and then putting it inside the egg. 🙂

Tape shut and HIDE.

That’s it – Told you it was EASY!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Did we FOOL you?! 😏

Are your kids always pulling tricks on you? Be sure to get them back this year with this silly trick!

We found this fun prank on the Make it & Love it blog!

A cup of juice, a bag of chips, and a few cookies.  Looks harmless enough, right?

Oh… but it’s not! 🤣

Once they take a sip of the juice, nothing will come up the straw.  In fact, the straw is seemingly stuck in the juice……because……..it’s JELLO!!!!!

Make Jello like normal, but pour into clear glasses. Insert the straw and then let it set up in the fridge like normal

Just open up some Oreos, scrape out the cream with a knife, place a blob of WHITE toothpaste in the center and squeeze the 2 cookies back together. (They look exactly the same.) Place them back in the Oreo container and pass around to friends or co-workers

Open chips from the bottom, dump out the chips (save in a bag for later) pour carrots inside, and use hot glue to re-seal the bottom of the bag. Actually, if you seal almost the entire bottom closed and then blow some air into the little opening before sealing the rest of the bag shut….it’ll look more puffed up like a bag of chips

Hope you all love to play along!

Happy April fools!

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

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