July 8, 2020

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Amazon First Reads - Score Two #Free Books for Amazon Prime Members this month



Amazon Prime Members can request free book each from Amazon First Reads!

Get early access to editors' picks. Choose TWO FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official August 1st release date.

  • Trust No One by Debra Webb
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Scotch
  • Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
  • Across the Winding River by Aimie Runyan
  • The Last of the Moon Girls by Barara Davis
  • The Son and Heir by Alexander Miinninghoff
  • White Out by Danielle Girard
  • Clover Kitty Goes to Kindergarten by Laura Salas

First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing. Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

July 7, 2020

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Panda cupcakes #CampWarnerBros

We Bare Bears: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD.    Why not have a super fun movie night with some cute cupcake treats!.  Here is what you will need to make these cute cupcakes!
  • Cake mix + ingredients listed on the box
  • Can of frosting
  • Mini Oreos
  • Tube of chocolate icing
  • Handful of chocolate chips
  • Small bowl of sugar
  • Sandwich size ziploc bag
Bake cupcakes according to package.  Let cool and frost.  Immediately after frosting roll cupcake in the bowl of sugar.
Next up insert a chocolate chip for the nose.
Then use the chocolate frosting to make the mouth and  eyes.  Place a spoonful of white frosting in a ziploc bag and cut off the tip.  Gently squeeze and make the white dots in the eyes.
Then separate a mini Oreo, use each half for the ears.
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Tie- Dye EVERYTHING 40% Off Starting Under $12 + FREE Shipping


Peace, love and a tie-dye.....all the the essentials! It's easy going, colorful and almost a little rebellious (in a super good way). It's that laid back kind of style that we are all desperate for when life get's crazy. This collection has tops, shorts, leggings, dresses & kimonos with tons of different styles with multiple colors in each with sizes ranging from S-3XL! 

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July 6, 2020

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Panda Inspired Corner Bookmarks #CampWarnerBros


We Bare Bears: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD,  Why not do a super fun and easy bear craft in honor of this movie?   I made a panda bear, but you can really do any bear with any color construction paper that you have on hand.

Tired of your kids losing their place in the book they are reading?  Bookmarks can fall out from the bottom and kids get upset trying to find their place in the book.  With this corner bookmark, you can easily find your place when you pick up your book!


You’ll need:
Step 1:
Use the white construction paper and draw a template on it.

Step 2:
Cut out your shape so it looks like this:
 Step 3:
Fold your triangles over and glue the top to the bottom triangle.
Step 4:
Cut out the ears and eyes out of the construction paper and glue on to your bookmark

Step 5:   
Use your marker to finish the eyes and draw on the mouth and nose!   

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We Bare Bears: The Movie + Gummy Bear Slime #CampWarnerBros

We Bare Bears: The Movie is now available to own on Digital, Blu-ray & DVD.

When Grizz, Panda, and Ice Bear catch the attention of the Department of Wildlife Control, their world turns upside down! Forced to go on the run by the diabolical Agent Trout, the Bears rely on friends both old and new on a wild and hilarious road trip. Join the Bears as they stack up for their biggest adventure ever!

A great movie about friendship and brotherhood.  It is influenced by today's political climate and addresses many issues we are facing today.  It is a great film to talk about with the kids and the actions in the movie.   It is entertaining for any age!   We love the We Bare Bears the Movie! 

Check out this fun gummy bear slime inspired recipe!   


GUMMY BEAR SLIME INGREDIENTS
  • Gummy bears
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
Mix the powdered sugar and cornstarch together.
 
Microwave gummy bears in a heat-safe bowl for 10-15 seconds.

Stir, and continue heating in 10-15 second intervals until gooey. 

Stir in powdered sugar and cornstarch mixture, until the gummy bear slime forms a ball.


A few notes after making this.   I would of divided the bear colors and do different batches to have fun colors to play with.   If it gets too sticky, add more dry ingredients!  


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July 3, 2020

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Tie- Dye EVERYTHING 40% Off Starting Under $12 + FREE Shipping


Peace, love and a tie-dye.....all the the essentials! It's easy going, colorful and almost a little rebellious (in a super good way). It's that laid back kind of style that we are all desperate for when life get's crazy. This collection has tops, shorts, leggings, dresses & kimonos with tons of different styles with multiple colors in each with sizes ranging from S-3XL! 

  FASHION FRIDAY- 7/2/20- Summers HOTTEST Trend Tie- Dye EVERYTHING 40% Off Starting Under $12 + FREE Shipping w/code: TIEDYEFUN

TIE-DYE Tops, Shorts, Pants & Dresses
SUMMER Tie Dye
The code is TIEDYEFUN and it will make these fun items starting under $12 and FREE SHIPPING. The code is valid until 7/8 midnight!


July 2, 2020

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Trolls World Tour Rainbow Poppy-sicles!

Dance into summer with this recipe for Queen Poppy's Rainbow Pops! TROLLS WORLD TOUR is available now on Digital and on 4K, Blu-ray, and DVD July 7!




DreamWorks Animation presents TROLLS WORLD TOUR, a music- filled, exciting adventure that’s sure to make the whole family sing, dance, and have fun again and again. Join Poppy, Branch, and the rest of the Trolls in the all-new Dance Party Edition exclusively on Digital June 23, 2020 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray™, and DVD July 7, 2020 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. The Dance Party Edition includes an interactive dance party mode where viewers are introduced to dance moves to learn while they watch the film, lyrics to sing along, and surprises featuring their favorite characters! This special Dance Party Edition includes bonus content, such as an exclusive original short film starring the unforgettable Tiny Diamond, deleted scenes and behind-the-scenes exclusives with the power-house musical cast of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Mary J. Blige, George Clinton and many more. This fun and entertaining family film is the must-own movie of the summer.
 
This upbeat journey that’s sure to get your feet tapping is brought to life through a star-studded cast including Anna Kendrick (Trolls, Pitch Perfect), Justin Timberlake (TrollsFriends With Benefits), Kelly Clarkson (Ugly Dolls), Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” The Angry Birds Movie 2) and Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades Franchise) as well as Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live,” Playmobil: The Movie), James Corden (Into The Woods, Peter Rabbit), Ozzy Osbourne, Anderson .Paak, Sam Rockwell (G-Force, Jojo Rabit), J Balvin and Anthony Ramos (Original Hamilton Cast, A Star is Born). The film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.
 
Queen Poppy (Anna Kendrick), Branch (Justin Timberlake), and the rest of your favorite Trolls are back for another musical adventure that’s bigger—and louder—than ever before! In TROLLS WORLD TOUR, Poppy and Branch discover that their kingdom is only one of six musical realms—Funk, Country, Techno, Classical, Pop, and Rock—that were once united in perfect harmony. When the power-hungry ruler of the Rocker Trolls threatens to silence all other music so her tribe can reign supreme, Poppy and Branch must embark on an epic quest to unite the realms of Trollskind, before the songs in their hearts are lost forever! The film is currently available for early viewing on a wide variety of popular on-demand services as a premium rental offering.

July 1, 2020

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Steven Universe: The Movie + make your own "crystal gem" candy #CampWarnerBros


It’s week 2 at Camp Warner Bros.! This week, we are going to have some fun with science, color mixing, learning patience and making a delicious treats for our Steven Universe: The Movie camp viewing party!

The epic music-filled adventure for Steven and his friends will overflow with more new songs and music than ever before. In his first television movie, Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but when a new threat comes to Beach City, Steven faces his biggest challenge yet.

You don't have to have watched the series to enjoy this film.  It is a fun filled film with fun musical scenes.  It is a fun entertaining film and perfect for a family movie night!

Steven Universe The Movie comes from the Emmy-nominated, and Peabody Award-and GLAAD Media Award-winning team behind Cartoon Network's hit series Steven Universe. The series is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar, and produced by Cartoon Network Studios.






The Science Behind The Fun:
As time passes (and the solution cools), the water will slowly evaporate from the solution. As the water evaporates, the solution will become more saturated with sugar. The sugar molecules will collect on the string, and the candy crystals will grow molecule by molecule!

Extra Science Fun:
Try making two jars of candy. In the first jar - seed your “Crystal Gem” Candy by rolling your string in water and sugar. In the second jar do not seed your string with sugar before growing. Determine if using seed sugar crystals changes the growth rate of your “Crystal Gem” Candy!

The rock candy crystals grow molecule by molecule. When sugar and water are heated together and then cooled, a supersaturated solution is created. The solution contains more sugar than can stay in liquid form. Sugar then comes out of the solution and attaches to the string. Over time, the water evaporates. At each stage, the solution continues to become more saturated, and sugar molecules continue to collect around the string. All of the loose sugar crystals have now realigned and attached to become one large crystal known to us as rock candy.

You will need 3 cups of sugar, 1 cup or water and food coloring if you wish for your candy to be colored! Parents will need to monitor children as they will need to mix the sugar and water on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. The mixture makes enough to fill a jar or an another Tupperware if you have one.





After your little scientist's mixture cools and they adds the string to the jar, now the hard part happens. The waiting game! It will take a few days for the crystals to form, so during this time have your little scientist document the changes and their observations!
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Amazon First Reads - Score Two #Free Books for Amazon Prime Members this month



Amazon Prime Members can request free book each from Amazon First Reads!

Get early access to editors' picks. Choose TWO FREE Kindle book each month and shop hardcovers for $9.99 or less. There are eight choices each valued at $4.99 and all books are available in advance of their official August 1st release date.

  • Trust No One by Debra Webb
  • Cleo McDougal Regrets Nothing by Allison Scotch
  • Her Final Words by Brianna Labuskes
  • Across the Winding River by Aimie Runyan
  • The Last of the Moon Girls by Barara Davis
  • The Son and Heir by Alexander Miinninghoff
  • White Out by Danielle Girard
  • Clover Kitty Goes to Kindergarten by Laura Salas

First Reads is a program that offers customers early access to new Kindle books across popular genres from Amazon Publishing. Every month customers may choose one of the books selected by our editors for $1.99.

Joining is free with no purchase obligation. By joining, you receive a monthly e-mail announcing new Amazon First Reads picks. You can unsubscribe from the monthly e-mail at any time by visiting Amazon Local and Amazon Delivers E-mail Subscriptions in Your Account

June 30, 2020

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American Flag Bandana Wreath

The 4th of July is coming soon and whether you are wanting to get crafty this year or host a party!

This year I decided to get crafty and make an American Flag Bandana Wreath with items from Oriental Trading, but you can get these items just about anywhere!

What you will need to create your American Flag Bandana Wreath:
  • 6 red bandanas
  • 6 blue bandanas
  • 6 white bandanas
  • Scissors
  • 18 inch metal mesh wreath
  • Hook to hang the wreath

    What you will need to create your American Flag Bandana Wreath:
    • 6 red bandanas
    • 6 blue bandanas
    • 6 white bandanas
    • Scissors
    • 18 inch metal mesh wreath
    • Hook to hang the wreath
     
    This is such a fun and easy craft that my 11 year daughter made one along side me!  First thing is remove the tag from the bandana and then cut each bandana in half. Just fold the bandana in half and cut along the crease!   My daughter used some jars to hold her bandanas in place to make sure she cut hers nice and easy (we will be using those same jars in another upcoming project!). 

    Roll the bandanas.  Start with the raw edge and roll it about an inch thick.  Then fold them in half making a V shape.
     

    Place the V shape under your wire wreath with the folded edge on the outside.

    Pull the ends through the V shaped loop you just made.  The ends of the bandana will be facing the outside of the wreath as shown in this photo.  Continue alternating the red and white colors until you have added all of them to the wreath.

    Next do the same steps above with the blue bandana strips.

    Use a pipe cleaner or a metal hook to hang it off of your door hanger, wall, etc.

    June 29, 2020

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    DIY 4th of July Luminaries

    This is a super easy project for the 4th of July   that can be made under a couple of dollars and so easy that your child can do it or help along!     These luminaries are perfect for lining the steps on the porch or to use as a centerpiece for a holiday get together


    What you will need:
    • Glass jars (I used pint sized Ball jars, but you could even reuse jars from the fridge.  Just wash out the pickle smell or the old pasta sauce and peel off the label!)
    • Small American flags
    • Mod Podge 
    • Sponge brush
    • Votive candles or tea lights
    • Jute or ribbon

    The flags I used were Americana style, so they were printed in muted shades of deep red, ivory and navy.  It gives the luminaries an antique look.  First remove the flags from the sticks and then carefully remove the fabric sleeve sewed to the flag to hold it onto the stick.  Not all will have it, some brands are just stapled on to sticks.

    Measure your flag against the jar and apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the area where the flag will adhere to.  You could also just cover the back of the flag if that makes it easier for you!


     Position the flags evenly on each jar and smooth out any wrinkles or air bubbles that may form. Then apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the top of each flag to seal it to the jar.


    Let the jars air dry.  I actually put ours in front of the dehumidifier in the basement

    Once dry  tie some jute around the top and  place a candle in each. 
    This is another easy project that your kids can do with little or no assistance.  My 11 year old daughter wanted to make some for family as gifts and did a couple sets all on her own!