Paddington 2 Marmalade Sandwich Lunch

Monday, January 8, 2018

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Paddington 2 Movie

I think we all have childhood memories of certain iconic characters from books, movies, and tv shows. Paddington Bear is certainly high on the list for many of us! I remember reading the books and being introduced to the joys of marmalade at a young age. My kids recently discovered Paddington the movie and have been streaming it over and over. Because of their new found love for the bear, and also because Paddington 2 comes out in theaters this Friday, January 12th, I thought it was time to create a Paddington school lunch.


I am pretty sure this recipe would be Paddington approved since it features a marmalade sandwich, plus there are easy homemade chips in the shape of the note from his coat! Will you take your kids to go see Paddington 2? The first Paddington was one of the most successful family films of all-time, and this sequel currently has 100% on Rotten Tomatoes! So stream the original Paddington to make a perfect family night at home before you hit the theater for a family night out watching Paddington 2. I know that Paddington sure brightens our kids' day and their world! You can get tickets to see Paddington 2 now by just visiting www.paddington2tickets.com. Don't forget to scroll down and download the FREE Paddington activity sheets that I have linked right after my Paddington Bear lunch recipe below!

3 Ways Your Kids Can Help Get the House Ready For the Holidays

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This is a sponsored post with Swiffer. There are also affiliate links included. All opinions are my own.
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The holidays can be one of the most stressful times of the entire year. Between the cooking, the guests, the parties, and the shopping, you almost need a vacation after the holidays in order to recover. However, what we've found is that instead of trying to keep your kids entertained to help relieve the stress, it is better to actually put them in the middle of all the chaos! Yes, I know, they are naturally already in the midst of the chaos, but we have some ideas to move them from being the cause to being the remedy. Here are three ways to make this happen.

Buddy the Elf School Lunch

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Buddy the Elf

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear! One of our favorite Christmas movies has to be Elf. Of course, this is true for many people out there. The movie has so many great lines. We just watched it again and my kids thought it was just as funny as last year. It truly is a Christmas classic. If you disagree, well, then you sit on a throne of lies.


Now I have to make one thing clear. There is no maple syrup involved in this lunch. I wouldn't judge anyone who poured it all over the spaghetti but I personally had to draw the line somewhere. You have to make that decision for yourself though. If you do make this lunch just be prepared to have your kids say, "I love you, I love you, I love you!" Have a merry Christmas!

5 Holiday Present Ideas For People of All Ages

Monday, December 11, 2017


We could all use a little more help picking out presents around the holidays. In fact, if you could give me some ideas for a Christmas present for my wife, I would really appreciate it! Beyond that, my family picked out five presents for the holidays that can work for kids on up to parents. They range form stocking stuffers to gifts that will make that special person's entire year. We picked out items that are especially fun to use together. This year, we even did something different. Instead of writing about each item we did a live video showing how each great each present is. So after you watch the video, check out the website for each present. You can also buy it from my Amazon store.

I haven't been paid to feature any of these products, but a few were sent to me for review. Others I bought myself. If you do buy any item through my Amazon store I will receive a small percentage back. I hope you and your family have a fantastic holiday season!

How to Make a Christmas Trees Lunch

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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You've almost made it to Christmas break but you still have a few days to go and you want to have a little fun with your kid's school lunch. I have you covered! Here is a simple school lunch that brings in the holiday cheer. My kids devoured this one and I even made it for a local TV show! It really only takes a couple of minutes to assemble once you have the ingredients on hand. So get to work and have a Merry Christmas!
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The Thanksgiving Leftovers Waffle Sandwich That You Never Knew You Needed In Your Life

Monday, November 20, 2017

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Pyrex. All opinions are my own.
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I'm going to be open and honest with you. Thanksgiving dinner is one of my favorite meals of the year. I mean, I love other holidays, but when it comes to the act of actually eating, the Thanksgiving meal is king. Sure, Halloween has its candy, Easter has some great delicacies of its own, and St. Patrick's Day food is really underrated, but Thanksgiving is where the culinary magic happens. In my family, we always deep fry our turkey and serve an abundance of pies. It's making me hungry just thinking about that cranberry sauce. However, the sweet potatoes could really just disappear forever and they would never be missed. I have seriously tasted every sweet potato dish imaginable and I am done with that vile root. But let's stay positive, okay?

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I also believe that the day after Thanksgiving is the best day-after-a-holiday all year long. Why? You open up the fridge and all of that beautiful food is still right there. Because if you didn't make enough food for leftovers, you did Thanksgiving wrong. The thing is, after that first day it helps to mix things up a bit. That's why we decided to bust out the waffle iron. Because if something is good on its own, it will be next level if you waffle it. And guess what was pretty much created for waffling? That's right, Thanksgiving stuffing! The amazing thing is that molding stuffing into waffle form, and combining it with the powers of the other leftovers, makes this recipe the perfect dish to send to school or work in a Pyrex storage container with the person that you love.



Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Ears School Lunch

Monday, November 13, 2017

Disney World

So I am going to say something right now that will blow your mind. Our family loves Disney. Shocker, right? Well since we are literally now counting down the days to our first ever trip to Disney World (we've been to Disneyland), I thought I would make a Mickey and Minnie Mouse ears lunch for my kids based on those awesome mouse ear hats that you have to buy when you get to the park! If you are planning your own trip, maybe this will give you some inspiration for a special lunch leading up to the trip. Also I wrote a post sharing how we were able to fly our family to Disney World (and more place) for basically free. Check it out if you want to save money on your next plane trip.

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