Thursday, July 28, 2016

FREE Kids Vitamins from Sterling Pharmacy

Did you know all kids under the age of 18 can get free bottles of vitamins monthly at Sterling? We have been using this program for a year now. It ends up saving me over $10 a month on multi-vitamins. Although, I still do buy them Omega vitamins as well.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Weaving with Nature

My daughter thought this was such a fun activity to do at the cabin. We had some landscaping to that needed thinning and we used some jute twine to tie between trees and weave flowers and ferns and leaves and stems through it.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Healthy 3-ingredient Strawberry Banana Popsicles

Strawberry Banana Popsicles
1/2 lb of fresh strawberries
1 banana
1/4 C whole milk

Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour in to ice pop molds and freeze for 6+ hours.

My strawberries had gotten a little soft, but were still good. So, popsicles (or smoothies) are a great way to use up the fruit that might not be prime for eating whole. The kids will never know and they all seem to just love popsicles and smoothies.

If you play your cards right, you can find a set of these 4 Ice Pop Makers at the Dollar Tree, for only $1. They make quite large popsicles. At our cabin I just have the one set, but at home I have 1 set of these big ones and then a set of 8 smaller ones (have the size).

Using a blender is a great way to make sure everything is smooth! You could use a personal blender or smoothie maker if you have those instead.

Fill and Freeze!

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cheaper Balloons that "Fill In a Minute"

I don't normally share "deals" on products unless I am doing a review on it. This was not a review. It was something my kids asked for all last summer and asked for a couple times this summer. I decided to go in search of them for a cheaper price than the "As Seen On TV" call to order ones.

I found these ones on Amazon (not an affiliate link) and they are shipped from overseas, so I took a chance on the shipping time. Now, I bought them for about $3 for the whole bunch (of 110) you see, shipped and or course prices change rapidly on Amazon, but I suggest checking out the Busy Toys Storefront and looking through what they have to offer. Now it looks like there best price is about $5 for 148 of them. Don't just buy the first ones you see, check the reviews and do a price search. You can certainly get them cheaper that the $9.99 ASOT price (plus s&h).

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wordless Wedneday: Rice Lake State Park in Owatonna, MN

Rice Lake State Park is in Owatonna, MN
You can read more about this visit here on Save Green Travel.
Or you can read about the Mushrooms 101 class I took there with my son once.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

FREE Road Trip Paper Game at McDonald's

Are you taking a road trip with your kids? Or maybe you are are just driving an hour to take them to a zoo or museum or to visit grandma. Well, next time you are in McDonald's check or ask to see of they have this road trip game "There's a Red One!"

The top part separates in to 2 game pieces for 2 players and the bottom has 2 vehicles that pop out and fold together to make 3D vehicles.

I picked these up at the McDonald's in Aitkin, Minnesota.