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Old Crayons into new crayons!

We have a lot of crayons and It feels like such a waste to throw away the broken ones. Especially all the greens! My sons most frequently used color. This is a great activity to do with the kids.

  1. It teaches them to sort.
  2. It teaches them to be a little more detail oriented when they help you peel the paper off each crayon.
  3. It is a wonderful time for you and you child to just talk to each other. My son and I had a very calm discussion about getting mad. Apparently, Im the best mom in the world . . . except when I get mad and cry. I don’t like it when he looses his temper and yells either. We promised each other we would both work on it.

Step 1 Find and Sort out all the broken crayons and remove the paper from them.

Step 2 put the crayons in muffin tin, a silicon muffin mold, or any mold! You can use heart shapes, dinosaur shapes or disposable pans. You do not need to spray any of these prior.

Step 3 – set the over to 200-225 Degrees and put the tray with the crayons inside.

Step 4 – check on the crayons around 10 mins. Ours took about 15 minutes to melt. As you can see our tins were not full. Please ignore the dirty oven.

Step 5 – Remove from the over and set on the counter until hardened. After slightly hardened you can put in the freezer for ease of removal. OR if silicon just pop then out!.


Elf on the Shelf

For those of you who house an Elf during the Winter Holidays. Here are some mischievous ideas your elf my get into. So be prepared!

Our elf’s name is Booty Butt- he arrived 2 years ago but I did not start recording his antics until last year.

For the most part Booty butt just moves around our home but the more comfortable he gets – the more mischievous he seems to become.

Last year he went fishing in an attempt to catch out Transgender fish Violet. She is actually a he. We purchased from the MALE tank but our son insists Violet is a girl. Violet is the longest living Blue Guppy I have ever met. Going on 3 years!

Another one of Booty Butts antics from last year. How in the world did he get all those dinosaurs to cooperate. Magic!

Sometimes elves get hurt flying around through the night while you sleep. And sometimes they just like a little extra glam! He used sooo many Band-Aids! Its a good thing I get most of our band-aids at the dollar tree!

This is one of my sons Favorite mischievous things our elf has done! He LOVES Pokémon! I think this was Booty Butts attempt at making a Pikachu. Booty Butt did this last year and Jackson is STILL talking about it!

I just love an elf who reads, don’t you? And look at all those reptiles coming together to listen to their favorite subject. Themselves!

My Husband Loves Yo-Yo’s. . . yes . . . Yo-yo’s. And I guess our elf decided to try a few tricks and didn’t do as well as he expected he would have
SO the next night he decided to use the yo-yo’s combined with one of his strengths and made them help out with pulling the train. . . like a sled!

After all that hard work he needed to take a bath with some PA moments lavender Body Scrub

Then it is back to Fun and Games with a Pokémon battle with EEVEE.

This is by far my FAVORITE piece of mischief Booty butt has done. Why? I have never seen my son so embarrassed by something ever! He immediately asked me to take down his underwear Yes, they were clean.

We all know how much Elves LOVE sugar, especially candy. Well, we still had some ZOMBIE skittles left over from Halloween. I guess out elf decided to try out a need kind of candy and he was not disappointed that it tasted different. Guess what? We found out that Elfs Vomit Holiday candy.

There are been other Shenanigans our elf has done as well, but Frankly I forgot to take a picture.

So our elf has behaved the last few nights and just moved around. Last night he got in our sons Bakugan and decided he could win a battle. But obviously he was wrong, as you can tell he is surrounded.

Since our son LOVEs Pokémon, Booty Butt decided to make himself a Pokémon card! Complete with his own holiday moves HOLIDAY CHEER and CANDY CRUSH.

Our son loved this soooo much that he hugged and thanked Booty Butt depleting him of magic for a night.

This night was fun and easy! Booty Butt hid in one of our Kitchen Cabinets!

Stay tuned for more Booty Butt updates!

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Popcorn Hack

So, I prefer my popcorn on the stove with oil. Don’t get me wrong the popcorn bags are DELICIOUS! However, they can be a big fatty and honestly COVID has added to my waistline. The best I can do, because I have tried, is maintain the added 10 lbs. Yes, I could get the low fat or Skinny version but it tastes funny to me. So I figured, the bagged popped corn is litterally in a BAG. So I decided to try it JUST in a BAG.

  1. Paper Sandwich bag.
  2. Popcorn
  3. Salt/sugar
  4. Microwave

YES! It worked!

I put 2-3 tablespoons of popcorn kernels in the bottom of the paper bag and folded the top of the bag.

Then I microwaved the bag for 2 1/2 minutes until the kernel slowed/stopped popping. I did stay by the microwave as I have never done this before and didn’t want to smell burnt popcorn or bag all day. But YES! it worked. It was a little bland of course due to the lack of salt, butter or sugar. But you can doll it up anyway you like. Enjoy!