Monday, June 22, 2009

▬To All Those GREAT "POPS" Out There!!▬

I love Father's Day and the opportunity to Celebrate our DAD'S!! But I admit it's hard to find gifts for those wonderful men in our lives!☺ So this year I cam up with a "POP" theme. It was really fun and you can't go wrong with giving guys food as a present! My talented twins helped me decorate some brown bags for their Dad and Grandpa's. Than I added these fun "POPS" --
-Corn Pops
-Pop Tarts
-Oreo Pops (chocolate covered Double Stuffed Oreo's on a stick)
-Pop Corn
-A Tie that "POPS"
-Pop Rocks
-Ring Pops
Than I tied a saying I had printed "HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO A GREAT "POP"!!"For my BIL I gave them each their favorite Pop and Popcorn tied with the saying...

This was a fun and inexpensive gift to honor our Dad's this year! Wishing all the best to Dad's out there this Father's Day!!♥

Friday, June 12, 2009


Here is a fun alternative to the classic S'mores...
Put marshmallows on Popsicle sticks.
Warm WF Almond Bark in the microwave for 30 sec. intervals till smooth.
Dip the marshmallow's, I didn't dip all the way to the stick and found this helpful when melting them back in the microwave for the s'mores. It allows the marshmallow to expand.
Stick in foam block to harden.
When ready to assemble place 1 chocolate covered marshmallow on top of graham cracker square and melt in microwave for 6 sec. (yes we perfected the timing☺).
Remove and place another graham cracker square on top and smoosh!!

My kids love when I get out the chocolate and start dipping things. Yesterday while dipping Oreo's, another favorite at our house, I had the kids help me dip some marshmallows. Than we turned them into a fun new way to have s'mores!! They store nicely in an air tight container and you can pop them into the microwave when you need a fun easy snack!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Fee-Free Weekends in Your National Parks

Today on WeeFinds she posted a great find for camping this summer...

America’s Best Idea – the national parks – gets even better this summer with three fee-free weekends at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

Mark your calendars for fee-free weekends this summer:
June 20-21, 2009 (Father’s Day weekend)
July 18-19, 2009
August 15-16, 2009
And to make the fun even more affordable, many national park concessioners are joining the National Park Service in welcoming visitors on this summer’s fee free weekends with the their own special offers.

Arches National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Canyonlands National Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Cedar Breaks National Monument
Dinosaur National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Golden Spike National Historic Site
Hovenweep National Monument
Natural Bridges National Monument
Zion National Park

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Devils Tower National Monument
Fort Laramie National Historic Site
Grand Teton National Park
Yellowstone National Park