The Best Family Game Night Ideas – Quality Unplugged Time

Family Game night board Games

Sometimes it feels like we have been trapped indoors forever. This winter has been incredibly cold. I think this spring will be very rainy. When we are all stuck indoors for a long time, we need some family fun activity to do. We have found many family game night ideas to fight those inside blues. We were so excited when Hasbro sent the new Elefun and Friends Mouse Trap game to try. Elefun and Friends Mouse Trap was so easy to set up. We had it all put together in just a few minutes for family game night. Little Face loved to see the little ball […]

Nutrition for Kids

Myplate.gov

I decided to go to the PTA meeting the other night, since there was a speaker talking about nutrition for kids giving a presentation called “Growing Healthy Kids (in a junk food world).” I am highly interested in nutrition for kids My Plate  Here is a picture of My Plate and the website where you can get it is Choose My Plate.gov. This replaces the old food pyramid we grew up on with a logical picture of a plate. This gives a much better picture of how your plate should look if you are eating a balanced meal. As you can see half the plate […]

The Best Cars Birthday Party Ideas

Cars Birthday Cake

Cars Birthday Party Ideas I can’t believe little face is three years old. It seems only yesterday I brought him home in a little blanket all wrapped up from the hospital. I love and hate that he is now a little boy. For me three is when you are no longer a baby and are a big boy. Three is my favorite age. He likes to play with his toys and his favorite is Disney Cars. He loves the movies, the toys and everything Disney Cars. So the theme for this is Cars Birthday Party! I love to throw a birthday party. One of the […]

10 Easy Back to School Breakfast Ideas

Back to School Breakfast

It’s that time of year we as parents are really looking forward to or are hating sending our kids back to school again. I have in the years past looked forward to my daughter returning back to school; however, this year I don’t want her to go. This year is her last year in elementary school. I am really going to miss her during the day. We had a fun summer. I am not looking forward to it ending. Since she will be heading back to school, I don’t want to send her to learn on an empty stomach. I have listed some easy back […]

Sharpie Tie Dye T-Shirt

sharpie tie dye effects

We had a blast making these Sharpie Tie Dye T-shirts for a play date last Tuesday. Seriously no artistic talent needed. If you know how to scribble you will do fine. You just need a little imagination. I was watching my friends children, since she was taking a class for the day. I had to come up with something to entertain the kids for a couple of hours. I saw something like this on Pintrest, but of course I had to try something completely different. Sharpie Tie-Dye T-Shirt This is a great project, since sharpies are on sale at Staples for $5.00 for a 12 […]

Homemade Finger Paint

fingerPaint Paints

 I have been looking for some fun activities for me and little face to do while we are at home. I saw this on Pintrest from Milk and Cuddles and thought wow I have all this stuff to make this and the cost would be nearly FREE. I stocked up on several containers of corn starch for FREE during the baking season in November and December. Since then, I have found so many uses. I wish I had more! So this is how we made Homemade Finger paints. Homemade Finger Paint Ingredients:  ½ cup cornstartch 3 tblspn sugar ½ tsp salt 2 cups cold water Drops […]

Tips for Tuesday – Valentines Yummies

Happy Valentines Day everyone. I wanted to share with you some things I made all my sweeties today to let them know how much I love them. On this special Love Day. I made sure everyone had a heart filled breakfast. With Strawberry heart shaped pancakes and heart shaped bacon. Nothing says “I love you” like bacon! I have been loving these cute ideas for bento boxes lately. This is a hard heart boiled egg. It is more work than I think I would want to do on an everyday basis, but it is a cute idea for special days. You can read how to make heart shaped […]

Wii Party Ideas

My stepson wanted a birthday party this year, so we agreed to host it at our house. (long story) He told me he wanted a Wii party this year. I have to say I am inexperienced at hosting boy parties unless they are two or younger. So I thought I have this is going to be easy, until I realized this is not a real popular party idea. I searched on , Googled and used Swagbucks to search for Wii party ideas. Since my theme was Wii. I also wanted to pick a color theme to tie some of my random ideas together. I chose […]

25 Days of Christmas Blog Share – Day 21

Join Parga’s Junkyard as we share Christmas with some of the web’s best bloggers! 25 Days of Christmas December 21, 2011 Features It’s Not Over til You Quit Do you have a favorite Christmas book? Has it changed since you were little? The books I read at Christmas have changed but I still love the idea of have specific books for Christmas. Right now my favorite Christmas book to read with my nephews is the Hawaiian version of the night before Christmas. It’s nice to bring that piece of my childhood alive when I live so far away and remember reading books about snowy Christmas’ […]