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Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

by Jennifer Wieland
Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece
PEEPS & COMPANY® provided me with products to help facilitate this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

 
Spring has definitely sprung around here and I couldn’t be happier! Easter is coming next weekend and the weather is warming up and nature is showing some signs of color. Easter is always so much fun and when you live in a state that gets hit plenty with grey skies, extreme cold, snow and ice all winter long it’s always nice to see the fun colors of Easter make their appearance. One staple of Easter in my house is always a variety of PEEPS®. The fun shapes and colors always make me think spring. What’s even better is that you can use PEEPS & COMPANY® products to help decorate as well as munch on this Easter. This quick, easy, inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece will make a fun and colorful addition to your Easter table.

This centerpiece is perfect for an Easter table not only because it fits perfectly into the Easter theme but because once the meal is over and the table is being cleared, the kids can each grab a PEEPS® pop out of it and enjoy a sweet treat. The other nice thing is that this centerpiece is so quick and easy to put together that the kids can help or an older child can even make it on their own. 

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

1 package of PEEPS® Decorated Eggs

9 short skewers or lollipop/cake pop sticks

1-2 packages of Easter grass filler

floral foam (I found a four pack at the dollar store that worked perfectly)

1 Easter basket

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Arrange the floral foam blocks into the Easter basket.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Cover the foam and fill in any spots that need it inside the basket with the Easter grass filler.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Remove the PEEPS® Decorated Eggs form their package. Separate and skewer them onto the sticks. 

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

Take the PEEPS® Decorated Eggs on the sticks and stick the sticks into the floral foam. Space them out and arrange them to your liking and there you have it, a beautiful, fun and festive centerpiece.

Quick, Easy, Inexpensive PEEPS® Easter Centerpiece

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Even better PEEPS & COMPANY® has taken their iconic bunnies and chicks and turned them into adorable items that fans and collectors will truly appreciate. 

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Right now through April 15th, my readers can save 20% off their purchase of PEEPS & COMPANY® products by using discount code EASTERTREATS at checkout. 

Be sure to visit PEEPS & COMPANY® on Pinterest for more fun and festive ways to enjoy and share their products.

 


Fast, Inexpensive Meals for a Crowd of Kids with Restaurant.com

by Jennifer Wieland
Fast, inexpensive meals for a crowd of kids with Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

 

 

I am part of the Restaurant.com Review Crew and this post is sponsored by Restaurant.com but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Earlier this week two of my sister’s babies became ill and one had to be rushed in to the E.R. for a severe allergic reaction to an antibiotic. With five kids dragging all of them into the E.R. was not an option so she asked me to come over. This was just before lunch time and I knew the last thing on her mind was to stop and make sure the kids all had lunch. I decided to hop onto the Restaurant.com mobile app and see what I could find that would be quick, easy and on the way to her house.

I found a Restaurant.com gift certificate for Jet’s Pizza, a pizza chain that just happens to have a location a couple of blocks away from her house. I bought the certificate, placed the order and was able to run in grab the food and get to her house as fast as possible with a fast, inexpensive meal for a crowd of kids with Restaurant.com.

Fast, inexpensive meals for a crowd of kids with Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

I was able to feed everyone quickly, easily and for a great price so that my sister didn’t even have to worry about the kids eating while everything else was so crazy. Since I had never ordered from Jet’s before I decided to order one thin crust pizza and one deep dish. The deep dish was a definite hit with the kids.

Fast, inexpensive meals for a crowd of kids with Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

Both my kids and my sister’s kids were so hungry they plowed through the pizza before I could even get a picture of it all!

Fast, inexpensive meals for a crowd of kids with Restaurant.com #ReviewCrew

Remember, for more information on Restaurant.com be sure to check out their Facebook page, follow them on Twitter, find them on Google+ or check out their blog, The Dish.

“The only thing better than going out for a great meal, is getting a great deal.  Restaurant.com has been filling tables since 1999 and is the destination for dining whether you like to plan ahead or find a meal on the go.  Restaurant.com helps diners discover the perfect dining experience and boasts nearly 50,000 dining deals available every day, even on the weekends!  And, the deals are easy to use – present the certificate to the server on a mobile device, or print out a copy, and voilà – the savings will be deducted from your final bill.  Bon Appétit!”

 

 


Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printable

by Jennifer Wieland
Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

 

 

Teacher Appreciation Day is this week and teachers definitely deserve some appreciation. This year besides doing the blog here I have also worked as a recess supervisor at the school my two youngest kids go to. I know first hand how much school staff goes through day in and day out to help your kids learn and grow. In my district though most parents do end of year gifts instead of Teacher Appreciation Day gifts. This is what I plan to do but I also want to give them something on Teacher Appreciation Day that will let them know that I am thinking of them and how much they do each day and how a sugar and caffeine boost midday can make all the difference in the world. Also, since I have three kids in elementary school and all of them are on IEPs they see a lot of teachers each week between them all. That’s why I designed these Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper Printables. It’s a quick, easy and inexpensive way to let your child’s teachers know that you appreciate all they do.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

Since these were designed to go to teachers I went with the obvious and classic, green school chalkboard motif. The front detail looks like early elementary lined paper with a thank you blurb in a child-like script.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

The back side when wrapped has a message wishing them a happy Teacher Appreciation Day in a bolder font. Both fonts were done in a pale yellow to replicate the old school yellow chalk that used to be in so many classrooms back in the day. I also added the standard apples on for embellishment.

Free Printable Teacher Appreciation Day Candy Bar Wrapper

It’s quick and easy to make these. All you have to do is print out the free printable, cut them out, wrap them around a candy bar, tape and you are done and ready to gift. To download the printable just click HERE.

 

Do you have a gift you like to give your kid’s teachers?

 


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