Minimalist Morning Routine for Moms

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I've been mom of school aged kids for 17 years and one thing I never liked doing is dropping them off to school while looking a mess.

    Over the years I've developed a minimalist morning routine that works perfect when I'm short on time and have to leave the house early in the morning. 
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    Picnic Party Plan with Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders

    My picnic themed party plan, Bacon & Cheddar Chicken Sliders recipe and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. 
    All opinions are mine alone. 
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    I put together and early picnic themed birthday party for my son's 15th birthday and today I'm sharing the details with you. I'm going to make it very easy for you to recreate the recipe or decorations from this party.

    First off, the sandwiches were absolutely and amazing and many of the decorations where made using craft materials.
    There are a lot of pictures so I'm going to jump right in here and get started. 

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    Avocado and Banana Smoothie



    I am an occasional vegetarian and love experimenting with new ways to enjoy fresh unprocessed food. Smoothies are one of the easiest ways for me to have a fresh fruits and vegetables early in the morning. Drinking a smoothie right before hitting the gym is the perfect light breakfast to give me the fuel I need for my workout.

    My newest smoothie recipe includes fresh banana and ripe avocado.

    Avocado is one of my favorite vegetables and I like prefer to eat it drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and salt, or along side a protein rich legume

    I recently added it in a smoothie and loved the result.


    Avocado & Banana Smoothie - serves 2

    smoothie
    • 1 medium avocado
    • 2 frozen bananas
    • 1 cup of plain Greek Yogurt
    • 1/2 cup of 100% apple or orange juice

    yogurt topping
    • 1/2 cups of plain Greek Yogurt
    • Cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon of sugar
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    Box Tops for Education Magnetic Collection Box

    This Box Tops for Education Magnetic Collection Box tutorial and shopping trip has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser #Hefty4BoxTops. All opinions are mine alone.
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    What do you do when you have more than one child who wants to collect Box Tops for Education?
    You make mini Box Tops for Education magnetic collection boxes for each child. They were very simple to make using a few supplies.

    Before I jump into the tutorial, first let me tell you about Box Tops for Education if you have no idea what I'm talking about. 

    Box Tops for Education is a program that lets families earn money for their local schools. Box Tops are worth $0.10 when clipped and handed in to your child's school. 

    Box Tops can be found on hundreds of products and some products like Hefty waste bags have bonus box tops. 
    I like the products with bonus Box Tops or multiple Box Tops on the same product. For example, Hefty waste bag products have specially marked boxes in stores now that come with FOUR Box Tops and they are the only waste bag brand to offer Box Tops. So far, Hefty has raised more than $3 million in contributions to schools by partnering with Box Tops For Education.
    The boxes with bonus Box Tops are a plus when you have multiple children because they can be divided evenly and no one feels like they are missing out on collecting Box Tops.

    I've always encouraged my children to clip, divide and save Box Tops in their own containers. At one point we used envelopes and other times sandwich bags. With time I wanted something sturdy and cute so I made magnetic Box Top collectors.  

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    Kids Concert Summer Jam

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    This at home Kids Concert Summer Jam is inspired by the #PringlesSummerJamSweeps and is sponsored by Pringles®. 
    When you were younger did you enjoy beating on things and making music? 

    My kids certainly did and for them it started in the kitchen. I was a stay at home mom for as long as they can remember and with four little ones under foot I had to be constructive with how I'd keep them occupied.

    When I'd cook, I pull out pots, pans, plastic bowls and wooden spoons and let them have at it. I'd be preparing a meal or washing dishes while they beat on objects to their hearts content.

    They still enjoy making music and signing together. I often listen to them harmonizing while doing chores and get a kick out of it. 

    Instead of playing video games this afternoon I encouraged them to put on a concert. They pulled out their instruments and some Pringles® cans to use as drums.



    I told them about a video I watched about Pringles® Percussion Prodigies, Ulysses and Spanky, battling it out using instruments made from Pringles® cans. 

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