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Friday, January 31, 2014

Neon Marquee Letters

neon marquee letters www.freetimefrolics.com #diy #marqueeletters

Marquee letters are a trend that I absolutely love. You can find lots of tutorials on how to make them.   With Valentines approaching I wanted something with some color.  So I went to work. I checked out a few tutorials and started playing around.
This is my final project.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Happy Birthday R&R Workshop {Giveaway}

Today is R & R Workshop's 1st Blogiversary!!!

To celebrate, I am joining with these fabulous bloggers . . . 

for a GIVEAWAY!!!

1// $30 Gift Card to Poppy Seed Projects 
2// $20 Gift Card to Urban Peach Boutique
3// $35 Gift Card to Shutterfly

ONE Lucky winner will win all! (an $85 value!)
Enter at the rafflecopter below. Good Luck!

The Giveaway will be open until Wednesday evening, Feb. 5th at midnight! 
The Winner will be announced Feb. 6th! 
 ( Open to U.S. & Canada Residents only. )

Thursday, January 23, 2014

10 More Valentines for Classmates and Teachers + Printable's

This year I have added 10 more classmate and teacher Valentines to the mix.  Some food some not.  These can be printed out for classmates, preschool, and class parties.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Superhero Valentine {Classroom Valentine}

Valentines wouldn't be complete without a Super Hero Valentine.  I found these cute stretchy superhero's at Zurchers.  They are perfect for adding a tag and giving away for Valentines day. 

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Totally Tubular {Classroom Valentine}

I am a total 80"s girl.  I loved neon tank tops and biker shorts.  I had bangs that reached for the skies and a terrible perm. 
I spoke like an 80's girl saying things like "Totally Awesome", "Totally Tubular" "Gag me with a Spoon", and "Don't have a Cow Man". 
Some of my favorite memories as a kid were playing Cabbage patch, Transformers and watching He-Man, She-rah and J.E.M on T.V.  We teased my brother relentlessly because his initials were J,E.M.  He was not as pleased with our teasing. 
Fast forward to 2014 and my kids love watching the same shows on Netflix.  As a matter of fact I showed my daughter this Valentine and she asked why J.E.M was on the Valentine. I just love that girl!  

I found these awesome test tubes filled with gumballs at Sam's Club and just had to have them.  They cost $10 for 24 of them.  Super cheap.  Most of these treat tubes are a dollar a piece.  So this is a total bargain. I grabbed myself a couple and made up this fun printable for your kids to share with there friends at school for the lovey holiday.

Monday, January 20, 2014

I'd be Delighted to be your Valentine {Classroom Valentine}

For this Valentine I wanted something you could use for a class party.  These are perfect for the kids to have along with their class treats.  You can pick up a case of  Sunny Delight from Sam's Club for about $6. Add the printable below and your are ready to go.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Stay Cool Valentine... You're Fantastic {Classroom Valentines}

Last summer my husband went to Taiwan for a business trip.  He brought back my daughter a beautiful fan.  She loved to play with it.  Because of where it came from and the money it cost I wanted her to keep it nice.  But she insisted on playing with it.  Until I found these cheap fans at Zurchers.  So I bought a bag for $2 and let her play to her hearts content.  
Now it's Valentines season and I though they might be a fun thing to give to her little girl friends at school for her Valentine.  So I made this easy printable to tie to them.  Because every little girl needs a fan, right?
Fan Valentine via www.freetimefrolics.com #valentine #fan #printable

Friday, January 17, 2014

No Bones about it...You're Top Dog {Classroom Valentine}

My daughter has a love of animals.  Sometimes she wants to pretend she is a dog and have dog treats.  In comes Scooby Graham crackers shaped like dog bones.  She loves them. So I thought it would be fun to make her some Scooby snacks to share with her Valentines this year.  You can buy them in a large box and bag them or buy the individual bags and add the tag.  Super simple and not quite so full of sugar! You can also buy individually packaged bags of Scooby snacks in a 12 pack at your local Walmart.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

I "Toad"ally like you {Classroom Valentine}

It's that time of year.  I love making Valentines for my kids.  I try to find a non candy or healthier version to send.  This one totally does both!  You can make a candy version of a toy version.
"Toad"ally like you Valentine www.freetimefrolics.com #valentine
Frog Valentine 
I started with my printable below.  Then decide what you want to send.  I found gummy frogs at a local gas station. put a few in a bag and add the tag!  Super simple.

Monday, January 13, 2014

How to make The Perfect Whipped Cream

As a little girl my granny always made homemade whipped cream.  I really didn't even know about artificial whip topping. Fast forward to my engagement.  For my very first Thanksgiving away from home, my husband and I ate at his parent house.  When they pulled out the pie the family threw a tub of artificial whip topping on the table.  Now I am not opposed to this stuff but on Thanksgiving the real stuff is in order, Right? When I asked for whip cream they replied  its on the table.  I died a little inside.  Pumpkin pie should only be served with REAL whipped cream. 
Fast forward to today.  I decided that it was time to share a few tips for amazing Whipped Cream. Just like grandma makes.

Heavy Whipping cream

Start with a chilled bowl. This one is super important.  I like to stick my bowl in the fridge or freezer for about an hour before I make my cream.  When you chill your bowl your cream whips up faster and stays stiff longer. 

Start whipping your cream. After about a minute or so add your sugar and vanilla.  Add sugar and vanilla according to taste. For a half quart I usually add about a tablespoon of sugar and a teaspoon of vanilla. 
Continue whipping until the whip cream starts to make small peaks.

If you have to store in the refrigerator use a fork to whip your cream a bit before serving.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Let it Snow...Snowballs Recipe and Blog Hop

I have teamed up today for our monthly blog hop to share with you a little snow.  
So way back when I was a little sprout my grandma use to make these yummy little desserts every Christmas.  She made dozens of them and delivered them to here neighbors and family.  I loved them.  And then I grew up and life happened and she stopped making them.   So about 8 years ago I asked every member of my extended family what there favorite "grandma" recipes were.  You know you all have those favorite recipes that Grandmas makes, right? Well the Snowball recipe was revived. I compiled the recipes and made a cook book of all grannies recipes. Each m;ember of my family has a cookbook.  Most of them still use the cookbook at least once a week.  

So move forward 8 years, I am finally getting around to making these yummy little treats!  They truly are to die for.  My cute little neighbor calls them Hawaiian Snowballs.  They are delicious!  Check out my post on how to make these for your next party or just because they are so good.

snowball dessert via www.freetimefrolics.com #recipe #dessert
Snowball Dessert Recipe

Friday, January 3, 2014

White Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cocoa Sticks

Just before Christmas I found these delightful Marshmallows.  I love anything Peppermint. So I grabbed a bag and took them home.  These yummy cloud like treats are about the size of silver dollars.  I just had to make something delicious with them.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Top Posts of 2013

Happy New Year!!
 thought today would be a great day to share with you my top posts of 2013. Check them out, pin, share whatever.  Have a great day!
  Did you miss any??

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