Monday, September 1, 2014

Sante Nuts: Ultimate Recipes for Back to School!

Do your kids like nuts? If they haven't always embraced them in the past, now is a great time to get them introduced to a healthy and delicious ingredient.  In fact, if back-to-school has them ready to embrace a challenge, they might like this recipe made with Sante Nuts..

Nutty Chicken Apple Wraps

  • Flour Tortillas (6)
  • 1 red or green apple, diced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 cup cut up and cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup crushed Sante Nuts (any variety)
Stir together the apple, chicken, mayo, milk, and green onion.  Chill in the fridge for a minimum of an hour.  Take out and spread equal portions onto the flour tortilla.  Sprinkle with crush nuts, roll up into a "wrap" and serve!

Sante makes 9 different flavors, including the Salted Pecans shown above.  Their special way of roasting the nuts keeps them from being greasy (something I hate in a nut!).  I also like that the bags are a large enough size to have everyone in our family snack from OR you can use them in more than one recipe; the bag even reseals to keep everything fresh.

You can learn more about Sante at their website

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This Year's Hot Back to School Trends (VIDEO)

I cannot get over how cute everything is this year for back-to-school trends for the kids.  While last year was full of mustaches and duck hunters, this year is full of classic looks and affordable pricing.  I took my oldest and my toddler out for a day of checking out the deals at our local Walmart.  See what we found!

Here are just a few that we featured....

1. Chevron and stripes.  Yes! This very classy look is in many colors.  I especially like it in the infinity scarf!

2. Canvas sneaks.  These are so affordable, priced at $9.87 and $5.87 for women.  (Kids have an assortment to choose from, as well.)  We customized our look with colorful shoelaces for just $2!)

3.  Bandannas.  The kids really like wearing these.  Walmart has a selection that can be worn on the wrist, in the hair, or around the neck.  These really take me back.

4.  Flannel.  It's here to stay this season.  The ladies' flannel is very slimming, too!

Most of these looks are found in-store for the best selection.  Be sure to check out all the deals in ladies, mens, kids, and babies, too!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Easy Back to School Craft: Customized Pencil Cases

I see so many cute back-to-school project on Pinterest.  They look adorable and completely doable --- for parents.  They often aren't something that my young boys can do, however, and I really want the excitement of back-to-school to be something they can be part of, not just watch.

In exploring the aisles of our local Walmart, I found some very inexpensive plastic pencil cases, with sliding drawers that snapped shut.  They were just $.49!  So I bought 4 of them, and I allowed the boys to decorate them anyway they wanted, using our large collection of Duck Tape!

Some of the boys used standard sized tape, but one really fell in love with the new Washi tape that Duck Brand makes.  Here is a video of their afternoon; they were so proud of their creations!

The best part was that each box was completely unique.  Even my four-year-old had to make one. (You can see which one is his below, can't you?)  The older boys even added stick-on eyes to make their pencil cases come to life!

How would your kids get crafty with something as affordable as a cheap pencil case?  Are there any other things you'd let your kids decorate with Duck Tape?  This exercise in creativity and teamwork has been one of the highlights of our new school year!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received samples and compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Game On! Littlest Fan Fashion at Walmart

It's our favorite time of year - College Football season!  And, while we will likely not be able to watch many of the games due to our canceling of cable, we'll still get in our best gear and cheer on our Nebraska team while listening to them on the radio.  (Yes, they still make radios.)

In addition to lounging around with some of our favorite game time snacks, we like to dress the part of a winner.  I was super excited to see so many fashionable choices featuring our favorite team this last week at Walmart.

They even had adorable options for tiny tots!  This three-pack of onesies was priced right at $19.97, and there was a different graphic on each one.

Manasseh loves playing with the football, and we were happy to get out last year's family "game ball" to let him learn about the sport.

With Walmart being the most affordable place to buy game gear for the whole family, it's no longer a luxury for everyone to have a few staples for Saturdays.  (I got a hat for myself for just $5!)

Selection will vary by region and Walmart store, but you still have plenty of time to dress baby the part of SUPER FAN!!

As a participant in the Walmart Moms Program, I've received compensation for my time and efforts in creating this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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