Monday, April 28, 2014

There's No Wrong Way to Eat a "Peep"... Three fun ways to eat your Easter Leftovers!

We had a "Peep-Tastic" Easter!!
One of our family favorites is the squishy, sugar coated goodness that is a peep;
Our kiddos even have "Peep" Easter baskets.  It's pretty awesome.
Peeps seem to last forever if you don't open the package so there is no race to snarf them down the week after Easter. I however have found 3 Fun ways that you should consider eating your peeps!
Yes you heard me correctly, hard. My favorite way to eat a Peep is to slice open the end of a package and let it sit for a couple of days. The result is a stiffer, less "smooshy" marshmallow. I love the more solid texture. One warning, don't let it sit open more than 3 days... you'll end up with a peep-rock! 
Try popping one of these little guys in the microwave for 5 seconds (WARNING: do not OVER microwave or they WILL explode!) It just ever so slightly warms the middle and crusts the outer sugar. It is a whole new experience.
Put a pack in the fridge overnight. The result is again a much stiffer texture on the marshmallow. It gives the impression of a less heavy, more refreshing snack.
However you eat your Peeps ENJOY!!!
Thoughtful Eater


Our Peep-tastic Easter

Thank you to Just Born for providing me with samples. The thoughts and opinions above are my own.

Monday, April 14, 2014

First and Last Day of School Free Printables

I have had lots of people asking for a printable version of the first day of school sign I made for Big A.

Well all you had to do is ask....

I created a "First day of School" and "Last day of School" for Preschool, Kindergarten and First Grade. If you are looking for a different grade just send me a message.

Click below for the printable PDF Versions:



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

First Day of Pre-School

 How is this possible??? Big A started Pre-School yesterday! He was so excited! We got up early and got him all dressed in his new uniform and headed out the door with plenty of time to spare (Daddy took the day off to take the little guy on his first day too!). We got to school plenty early and got to take him to his class to meet his new teachers and get started on the day before the other kids arrived.  The Teachers were super nice and put him right at ease. He was a little nervous showing them how he writes his name but he did a great job. When the other kids started to file in we gave him a quick hug and kiss good-bye and he happily waved us away, all ready for his new adventure. I think me, Daddy, and Addison were the more upset ones. We went to Kneaders for breakfast and lamented on missing the little guy. Even Addison chirped in with "I really miss Brudder!!" However it was so fun when we picked him up, hearing him relate his day to us, talking about all the things he did and people he met. Our little guy is growing up ... whether Mom and Dad are ready for it or not.