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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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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 🎀

 

 

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 🎀

 

 

DIY: Key Fobs

This is one of my favorite projects because key fobs are so easy and useful! Plus, they are fun for the whole family. You can give one to every family member so they never lose the house key or keep it as an accessory on your key ring. They also make great gifts! Super simple and personalized.

All you need is:

  • your ribbon or fabric scraps
  • a little imagination
  • key fob hardware (available here)
  • and a pair of pliers.

Download this easy to follow tutorial from Emmaline Bags HERE

Be sure to shop the latest and greatest ribbon perfect for key fobs, headbands, bows, crafts, and more HERE

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Make the Perfect Boutique Bow!

Sometimes you need a video, and then other times you just need a reminder! We love the visual tutorial as a companion to the video tutorial. So handy! Pin this and keep it in a good spot so you never miss a move while making your Boutique Bows!

 

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XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Burlap Attack! 💥

We are loving burlap this season! That is why we have created this super simple how-to video to make your own Burlap Wreath! Here at RABOM, we sell over 10 different colors of wired burlap ribbon, along with patterned burlap! Burlap is great because it is durable and gives you a beautiful finished product.

You’ll need the following:

  • 12 yards of Burlap (we’re using 6inch BurCheck)
  • Zip ties or floral wire
  • 16 inch Wire Wreath

DON’T FORGET to check out our website https://ribbonandbowsohmy.com for our latest sales!! Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on these amazing prices! 💚💖💙

XOXO,

RABOM 🎀

Rabom Pinwheel Bow + BowBoard Tutorial!

Pinwheel Bows are easy to fold and can be made in so many sizes! Using the Rabom Bow Board, find your favorite bow-size and ribbon-width and start making some of the sweetest big girl and baby Pinwheels!

You’ll need the following:

  • 5 inch bow board
  • 1.5 inch ribbon
  • ribbon for knot
  • scissors, glue gun, needle + thread, lighter

Instructions:

  • Start your Pinwheel the same way you start your Boutique Bow: starting at the bottom right corner, line your ribbon up to the edge and run the rest of your length of ribbon up and to the left.
  • Trim your Bottom Right edge along the edge of the BowBoard, using it to guide the angle of your cut. Seal that edge, clip in place with alligator clip.
  • Continue to wrap the ribbon around the BowBoard until you have looped both sides twice and your remaining tail of ribbon is running off the Upper Left corner of your BowBoard. Clip in place as you go!
  • Trim Upper Left tail the same way you trimmed Lower Right tail – using the BowBoard as your guide, trim edge parallel to BowBoard, seal end, clip in place.
  • Now you can either run 4 to 8 evenly-spaced stitches down the Center of your bowboard, pull bow off BowBoard and accordion-fold starting in the center OR – if you have sewn 8 stitches – you can attempt to scrunch bow by pulling thread. The accordion-fold method will give you more control but may require practice. You may get lucky with the Pull-and-Scrunch method! But we recommend accordion-folding, wrapping your knot once, and organizing your creases carefully into place.
  • With a Pinwheel Bow, more creases (or folds, or peaks-and-valleys) are better! You are working with a LOT of ribbon here.
  • Wrap center, tie-off on back, insert or glue your alligator clip to back. Trim ends of necessary. Place knot of your choice and you’re there!

No-Sew Tutu Tutorial!

You will need the following:

  • 20 – 30 pieces of Ivory tulle, ~22 inches in length
  • 10 – 20 pieces of Ivory Sparkle tulle, ~22 inches in length
  • 1 ivory crochet headband
  • 6 shabby chiffon rosettes, ivory
  • 7/8 inch ivory satin
  • felt dots
  • glue gun, scissors, lighter (for sealing ends of satin)

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