Saturday, June 9, 2012

1 Year Blogiversary! Updated with Winner!

So it all started a year ago... sharing my original ideas or attempts at copy-catting someone else's. I love this little blog and all my loyal readers. I enjoy creating for you. I love sharing with you.  I look forward to another year of blogging. But to wrap up this year, I want to share with you the top 10 posts of this past year. And, there just might be a giveaway at the end of this post! ;)

1. Teeny Tiny Blueberry Tarts  ( Thanks to Pillsbury's featuring this post!)

5. Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

I hoped you enjoyed this little recap! :) 
And just as a "Thank You" for being loyal readers, I thought I would host a little giveaway! 
Enter for a chance(s) to win a $15 gift card from Target!
Contest closes Friday, June 15th 2012 at 11:59 PM. A winner will be chosen and posted June 16th. Make sure to check back on that date to see if you won! The winner will have 3 days to claim the prize via email or a new winner will be chosen. 
A winner will be randomly chosen through an online random number generator. 

You can earn up to 3 chances to win! 
To enter: 
1. Leave me a comment telling me which Top 10 post you like best.

2.  Become a follower of my blog by scrolling to the top right column of my page and click "Join this site." After you have completed that, leave me a comment that says "I am a follower!"

3. For a 3rd entry, share this link on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment saying, "I shared on FB!"

So 3 chances to win the $15.00 gift card to Target! YAY! :) 

Our Winner is comment number 6! Congratulations to MAMI2JCN for winning the giftcard. Winner will be notified by email and has 3 days to claim the prize or another winner will be chosen! Thank you all for your support! 

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Summer Fun: Sour Grapes

Today is the first official day of summer vacation. School was out 2 weeks ago for me. Most of the kiddos are done, and the summer daycare brood has arrived. We started off the day with this idea I saw this on Pinterest a few weeks ago!

 All you need is some grapes, picked and washed and a box of jell-o, any flavor. 
We used blue raspberry and lime. 
I washed the grapes, but the preschool teacher in me wanted to get important fine motor development in, so I allowed the kiddos to pick their own off the stem. Then we used kabob skewers and slide the grapes on. Even the 2 year olds could handle this. (Some needed more instruction than others, but it was neat to see what they can do!) We sprinkled some jello powder over the grapes making sure they were damp enough for the jello to stick. I stuck them in the freezer for a few hours, and we ate them for morning snack. They were yummy! The kids had fun and got some fine motor play in! :)