Monday, July 21, 2014

Oh NO I have turned the Big 4-0!!

Yes...I just turned the big 4-0 today..yikes!  I am feeling pretty old, but my little guys did something for me today that has already made this one of the best birthdays ever! They came up with a birthday cake recipe written out here (so cute)...

and created me a cake all on their own today. Clean up was not included, but that is totally okay!:)

I found there ingredients pulled out this morning & a lot of planning went into this cake of theirs. They mixed Hershey's spread with peanut butter for the frosting. They layered and frosted 2 premade pound cakes topped with chopped Reese's.

They know how much I love my Reese's!:)  We haven't had our celebration just yet, but they really wanted me to go ahead and share their recipe & cake. My 3 year old colored the numbers & they taped them on sticks. They also have to add a hand full of marshmallows of course!

Here are my little chefs with the fun cake they created me. I feel so special & blessed to have my caring & creative family!

Good job boys...I love it SO much!!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party #124

It's time for our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party!  We had such a hard time picking out features this week because everything was so amazing. We always love seeing your creations & thanks so much for sharing them!

The winner of our Popchips Giveaway from last week is... Kerry Locke...yay Kerry!  We sent you a email to claim your prize.

The winner of our Popsicle Giveaway is... Adrian from Life With Garnish...yay Adrian!!:)

Here are some of our favorites from last weeks party...


The most viewed link...DIY Cupcake Stand from The Red Window...

Lets move on to the Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party! We would love for you to stop back by next week and you just might be featured!

You can grab our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday button HERE!

Here are just a few things to follow...

*Please link back to Kitchen Fun With My 3 Sons. Please put a link somewhere on your post or sidebar. You can grab our party button above or a text link is fine if that fits better. You are more likely to get featured this way.

*We would also LOVE for you to follow our blog on RSS Feed ,  Facebook, and/or Email Subscription (located on the top right). This way you can be updated on our parties AND you will get to see lots of fun food!

*Link up any Crafts, Goodies, any DIY Projects, Printables, Recipes, etc... You get the point! Keep it fresh and try not link up the same thing every week.

*Please do not link to giveaways or stores. We love them, but this is not the place for that.

*Please visit some other links and try to comment on them...everyone LOVES comments!

Thanks a whole bunch and we can not wait to see what you have been up to!

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Snack AND Contest!

The World of Eric Carle recently contacted us to help promote their Very Hungry Caterpillar Contest & we are very excited to be a part of it! My boys have always loved all of their books!

This year they are celebrating their 45th anniversary of Eric Carle's most famous book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

We created this fun snack for them to help celebrate & you can enter their contest by creating a Very Hungry Caterpillar inspired snack of your own (see details below)!  

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Fruit Snack
(makes 2)

1 Golden Delicious Apple
1 Green Pear
1 Granny Smith Apple
2 Kiwis 
1 Strawberry
6 Raisins

Start out by slicing each piece of fruit using a knife. Then cut the ends to fit & match up. Line them up on a plate. Place on the strawberry for the head.  We cut a small piece from a apple to make the eyes & antennas (break a toothpick in half to attach). We used a mini chocolate chip for the nose. We cut the raisins in half & pressed them together for easy & cute.

We used different fruits to give different textures & color. Plus...this is a great way to get your little ones to try new foods!:)

Now for the Very Hungry Caterpillar-inspired snack contest!  

You will win....

To entercreate a snack inspired by an Eric Carle book and tag it with #VHC45. Post it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram between July 13 and July 31, 2014 (make sure it's a public picture so it's visible to others).

You can check out some creative Eric Carle inspired snacks on the World of Eric Carle Pinterest page:

To stay up to date on The World of Eric Carle, check out the official FacebookTwitter and Pinterest pages where we offer additional free downloadable activities, family-friendly creative projects, inspiring ideas, as well as the latest brand and consumer product news.  Join their community!!

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle JELL-O Cups

My boys wanted a fun treat today & we came up with these fun Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle JELL-O Cups! These are so easy to make & would also be great for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle parties as well!  

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle JELL-O Cups

Lemon-Lime JELL-O Cups
Fruit By the Foot Strawberry Fruit Roll Ups (Betty Crocker)
Edible Candy Eyes
Black Edible Marker

Pull off the tops from the Jell-o cups. Pull off the strawberry fruit roll up from the paper & wrap around the Jello tying on the side.  Cut the ends using kitchen scissors. We colored our edible eyes with black edible marker to look more like the turtle eyes.  Just press the eyes on the fruit roll up in the front. We drew on a mouth with the marker & then add a small piece of fruit roll up.

Here is a close up...

Your little TNMT fans will just love this & they can also help make this themselves!  

Here is another fun TNMT creations we made.

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