Posts Tagged ‘Kenmore Genius Blog’

DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles

DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles

DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles

DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles

(fun summer dress: Flourish Boutique)

Are you looking for a unique hostess gift to share for those summer barbecues? Today I am showing how to make DIY Citronella Candles for a fun hostess gift on the Kenmore Blog. Making candles sounds like something an advanced crafter might tackle, but it is one of the easiest projects I have ever done, thanks to my slow cooker. I purchased the supplies in bulk online for this project, but you could also try this on a smaller scale and purchase the supplies for these at your local craft store.

To complete the candle, grab my FREE “Thanks For Letting Us Bug You Printable” to tie on each candle as a thank you for a fun-filled evening.

Head on over to the Kenmore Blog today to get instructions on how you can make these DIY Slow Cooker Citronella Candles with your Kenmore Slow Cooker today!

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DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece from MomAdvice.com.If there is one holiday I love it is Thanksgiving. Any holiday that focuses on all of the blessings of the year around a dinner table filled with those I love is definitely a holiday that I love to celebrate. Oftentimes though, the details of holiday preparation and decorating can interfere with the things that really should matter the most.

Today I wanted to share with you a beautiful and effortless centerpiece you can create for your table with some items you have on hand combined with a few items from your local grocer. To find out how to make this fast and easy DIY Thanksgiving centerpiece, head on over to the Kenmore Blog to grab the supplies list and read my easy tutorial for creating this for your own home!

See you there!

 

A Happy & Healthy Halloween Night Feast

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Googly Eyed Apples for Halloween from MomAdvice.com.

Googly Eyed Apples for Halloween from MomAdvice.com.Who is ready for a happy & healthy Halloween feast? Halloween is just around the corner and this year Kenmore has you covered with an easy Halloween dish and treat that you can enjoy with your family before or after your trick-or-treating has begun. That’s right, there is no need to order a pizza or stress out about festive snacks, at least not this year!  This year I am sharing an easy slow cooker recipe idea and a treat that is not only healthy, but also a festive addition to your dinner offerings!

Head on over to the Kenmore blog to find a recipe and tips for throwing a happy and healthy Halloween feast this year!

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Dorm Mini-Fridge Healthy Makeover

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Dorm Mini-Fridge Healthy Makeover

When I attended college, I lived on junk & convenience food and I had the inevitable, “Freshman 15,” to prove from my bad eating habits throughout the year. I only wish I knew how great I would have felt and how much better I would have performed if I had stocked my dorm fridge with healthy options.

Today I wanted to share with you some healthy ideas for stocking your dorm mini-fridge for the school year along with an easy no-bake energy bite that you can mix up in a bowl for easy snacks on-the-go when heading to your classes.

Dorm Mini-Fridge Healthy MakeoverHead on over to the Kenmore Blog today to read my ideas for smart back-to-school snacking and grab  my easy no-bake recipe for smart snacking on-the-go!

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Easy Hostess Gift: How to Make Paint-Dipped Spoon Sets

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

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With summer comes many summer parties and opportunities to share those warm days with friends. Today I wanted to showcase an easy hostess gift that you could create to show your appreciation for those hosting your family at their next party.

Paint-dipped anything is quite the trend this year and so are those vibrant shades of neon. It was with those color trends in mind that I created this easy paint-dipped spoon set that embraces those fun colors and I also have found a fun way to package it that any hostess would flip for.

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Head on over to the Kenmore blog to find out how I created this adorable hostess gift today!

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How to Create a Family Cookbook With Your Kids

Monday, April 29th, 2013

kid_made_cookbook_3 kid_made_cookbook_4 kid_made_cookbook Ever wanted to tackle making a family cookbook with your kids? I’m so excited to show you how we made a scrapbook of our favorite foods and food traditions together. Making a cookbook with your kids is a fun activity that any family can do together and we are so excited to show you how we created ours.

If you know us, one thing that our family is big on is traditions created around the dinner table. Whether it is our pizza night on Fridays, our waffle tradition on Sundays, or the way we commemorate every little occasion in life, we somehow find a fun food tradition to surround the event. Today I want to showcase a way to truly document those food traditions by creating a family cookbook with your kids that can be a fun project to create together as well as a legacy of your family traditions to pass down to future generations.

Join me over on Kenmore today to learn how to create this beautiful family cookbook with your kids.

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How to Make Embroidery Thread Eggs

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Easter is another fun season for family, food, and crafts that you can do together as a family. Embroidery thread eggs are an easy craft that yield impressive results that can be used as an Easter table centerpiece or can be strung with yarn to adorn a mantle or decorate a window. I want to show you how to create your own Embroidery Thread Easter Eggs for a fun decoration in your home.

To grab this EASY Easter Embroidery Thread Egg Tutorial, head on over to the Kenmore Genius Blog to learn how I made these with cute eggs with my kids!

I hope you love this tutorial half as much as I love our new decorations in our house!

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Freebie Friday: February 8, 2013 (A Podcast, Valentine’s Day Fun, & Take 5 Friday)

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Happy Freebie Friday, everyone! We would like to thank Couponing 101 for assisting us with our freebies each week for loads of deals, savings, and freebies!

This week on MomAdvice I am sharing how to cook & prepare spaghetti squash for your recipes, I’m sharing 7 apps to get your family organized (be sure to check the comments on that one for more ideas), you can read an interview about our family and hear more about my latest book, the weekly notebook is filled with DIY food & craft projects, and our weekly list of 180 great giveaways to enter.

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for The Kitchen Hour podcast about my new book and our family’s own cooking traditions and celebrations. Meagan is a wonderful friend of mine that also runs The Happiest Mom site and I was so excited to get to talk to her in this episode of The Kitchen Hour podcast. I hope you can set aside some time to take a listen! We had so much fun!

This week you can catch me over at the Kenmore bog sharing some special dishes and activities our family does to celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday. Check out a few of my favorite easy and affordable ideas for celebrating this season of love!

I am so honored to be featured in the latest issue of Project You Magazine. Check out this FREE magazine dedicated to loving yourself! I just know you will love this magazine as much as I do and I am so honored to be in it this month!

Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page today for our new Take Five Fridays feature. Each Friday on the MomAdvice Facebook Page, I will be sharing five meal ideas to add to your planners each week and you can share your own ideas for your week. Feel free to link to any of your family favorites, share recipes you plan to try, or what you have on your plans for the week! Feel free to use our free menu planner printable for your week!

I’m heading over there now to get this week’s meal plan up for you! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, friends, and enjoy all of these fabulous freebies!

 

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This Week’s Freebie Events

February 9th – 15th

9th - Barnes & Noble: Valentine’s Day Story Time, 11 am.

9th - Lakeshore Learning: Create a Chinese Dragon Puppet, 11 am – 3 pm.

9th - Lowe’s: Build a Wheel of Love, 10 am.

9th - Michael’s: Make Wilton Treat Pops, 1 pm – 3 pm.

9th – 14th – Pottery Barn: Valentine’s Day Letter Writing Station.

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Celebrating Earth Day as a Family

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Looking for some fun ways to celebrate Earth Day with your family? This week I am over at the Kenmore Genius Blog to share some ways that our family has found to celebrate Earth Day and make it special for our kids. We hope you can join us and find a new way to celebrate with your family with these fun tips!

If you are in the Spring Cleaning mood, you will also find my article on Spring Cleaning Your Refrigerator.  Your refrigerator might be one of those appliances that may get overlooked, but it is one of the most important appliances in a home. Simple maintenance and cleaning procedures though can greatly extend the life & efficiency of your refrigerator and today I wanted to show how to keep your refrigerator running efficiently for your family with a few of these easy spring cleaning tips!

Today I wanted to share with you some tips for spring cleaning your refrigerator and keeping it running smoothly for your family.

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