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Stylish Back To School Backpacks & Clothes Your Tween Will Love

This post is sponsored by Babbleboxx on behalf of Justice.

I love back to school shopping! For starters, I have a slight obsession with school supplies. I love all the fun back to school backpacks, the notebooks, the water bottles, the pens, the markers, the pencil holders….so many things I love! And then there’s the back to school fashions. I love shopping for that perfect first day of school outfit. When my kids were littler, back to school shopping was much easier. They wore whatever I suggested and were happy with whatever character backpacks I found for them. As they’ve gotten older, back to school shopping has gotten more challenging. Thankfully, Justice has us covered with stylish back to school backpacks, clothes and accessories. Seriously, if you’re looking for backpacks for girls, Justice has THE CUTEST!!!

Back to School Backpacks, Clothes & Accessories
Back to School backpacks

Justice carries the hottest fashions and accessories for tween girls (ages 7 to 14) that are not only affordable, but help them look and feel great. When you’re a tween girl, being fashionable is important. You want to fit in with all the other kids. And as a mom, I want my daughter to wear age-appropriate clothes that she loves and that don’t break the bank! Justice is a win-win for us! She’s happy and I’m happy!!!

My daughter Shayna is all about graphic tees and Justice has the cutest girls tops.  With the warm sunny AZ weather, graphic tees are perfectly in style. Justice graphic tees have positive inspirational statements and cute colorful designs. I love knowing that my daughter is spreading sunshine wherever she goes. Isn’t this shirt she’s wearing adorable?

Justice Graphic Tees

The backpacks at Justice this year are so fun!  This shimmery ombre backpack has fabulous details and so many fun accessories.  I’m a huge fan of the colors and the sparkles and so is my daughter.  Shayna loves her initial backpack and it has padded back straps, outside pocket to hold water bottles, and a sturdy zipper closure.  It’s totally fabulous and comfortable too! And my daughter and I are both enamored with the fuzzy pom pom.

Nothing says “Welcome Back School” like fabulous accessories.  It’s not enough to just have a fabulous backpack and graphic tee, the accessories take the cake.  welcome back school supplies

If you’re looking for stylish back to school clothes and accessories, make sure to check out Justice!  Your tween daughter will thank you!

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Things To Do When You Are Bored: 50+ Ideas and A FREE Printable

A few years ago, I wrote a Summer Bucket List post.  It had over 100 ideas for summer fun.  If you’re anything like me, you start off your summer with a bucket list and lots of fun ideas, but soon find that on your unscheduled days, you hear lots of whining and complaints of “I’m bored”.  So I decided to create a list of Things To Do When You Are Bored and I thought I’d share it with you as well.  I’m sure I’m not the only parent whose kids are experiencing the middle of summer slump.

Things Do When Your Bored | What to do when bored

I even created a Things To Do When You Are Bored printable so you can print it off for your kids.  That way they know exactly what to do when bored.

Things To Do When You Are Bored

  1. Read a book
  2. Do a puzzle
  3. Draw a picture
  4. Write a letter to a friend
  5. Color
  6. Make sand pudding
  7. Learn to crochet
  8. Play a board game
  9. Watch a movie
  10. Work on math facts
  11. Search for fun rocks
  12. Paint your fun rocks
  13. Make playdough
  14. Make cookies
  15. Make a chalk art project
  16. Play hopscotch
  17. Build a fort
  18. Have a picnic
  19. Clean your room
  20. Call your grandparents
  21. Take a bubble bath
  22. Go for a walk
  23. Go on a bike ride
  24. Make your bed
  25. Jump rope
  26. Make S’mores in the microwave
  27. Vacuum your room
  28. Play balloon volleyball
  29. Listen to music
  30. Create a dance routine
  31. Make up a song
  32. Run through the sprinkler
  33. Do a workout
  34. Make a time capsule
  35. Create a vision board
  36. Learn the states and capitals
  37. Have a tea party
  38. Make paper bag puppets
  39. Do the dishes
  40. Do a load of laundry
  41. Clean out your drawers
  42. Hula Hoop
  43. Do a sudoku puzzle
  44. Play with legos
  45. Find toys you don’t play with to donate
  46. Find clothes that don’t fit to donate
  47. Look through old pictures
  48. Do a wordsearch
  49. Make a paper airplane
  50. Make an origami creation
  51. Have a staring contest
  52. Make someone else’s bed
  53. Write a story
  54. Make a friendship bracelet
  55. Play a card game
  56. Make a perler bead creation
  57. Go swimming
  58. Fly a kite
  59. Clean the backyard
  60. Sweep the front porch
  61. Water the plants
  62. Take the trash out
  63. Fold laundry
  64. Learn a new language
  65. Blow bubbles

When I created this printable for my kids, they came up with a whole lot of other ideas, so I added them to the list above.  If you have more suggestions, leave a comment.

Download Your Things To Do When You Are Bored printable now!

 

Things do when you bored

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake: An Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

It is hot as blazes here in Arizona which means I have absolutely no desire to turn on the oven if I don’t have to. The idea of making an easy no bake cheesecake recipe is really appealing. This Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake is to die-for and it’s absolutely adorable when served in these little jelly jars.  Also, if you struggle with self control, the individual portioning is helpful! :)
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake from FunHappyHome.com

If you want to do them in individual portions, but don’t want to have any dishes to do, you can make them in disposable cups instead!

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients

  • 12 chocolate chip cookies – I recommend either homemade or Soft Batch
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese – room temperature
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
  • Mini chocolate chip cookies or larger cookies cut into pieces for top

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Instructions

  1. Use a food processor to blend your cookies with the butter.  This will create your cookie dough crust. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Step 1
  2. Press a tablespoon and a half of the mixture into each jar.
  3. Press the mixture so it’s firm in the bottom of each jar.
  4. Using a mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the brown sugar and mix until it’s well blended.
  5. Add in the brown sugar and mix until it’s well blended.
    Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes Step 2
  6. Now add the vanilla extract and heavy cream. Whip until fluffy and light.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes Step 3
  8. Spoon mixture into the jars over the cookie crust.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes Step 4
  9. Top the jars with the remaining chocolate chips and a small cookie.
  10. Chill completely – at least an hour.
  11. Eat up!
No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecakes Step By Step Recipe from FunHappyHome.com

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Pink Lemonade Sorbet

It is hot as blazes here in Phoenix and I know it’s warming up across the country.  It’s time to get ready for those hot days and  what better way to do that then with a delicious new recipe? This pink lemonade sorbet is the PERFECT treat for any hot day (or even a cool day)!
Pink Lemonade Sorbet Square
It’s easy to make and it’s so refreshing.  It’s also a great way to get in some extra hydration without guzzling more water! (And if you follow my Flabby Fashionista Instagram page, you know that I’m working on getting as much water as I possibly can since my “incident” a few weeks ago.)  It’s also a super fun treat for kids!

Pink Lemonade Sorbet Ingredients:

1/3 cup of Pink Lemonade mix
2 and ¾ cups of water, divided
1 ½ cups of sugar
1 cup fresh lemon juice
2 Tablespoons of lemon zest
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Pink Lemonade Sorbet Directions:

Start off by juicing your lemons until you have 1 cup of fresh lemon juice.  (You can use a manual lemon juicer like this or you can use something fancier like this.  We recently switched to this one and absolutely love it.  My husband has been making fresh orange juice all week.

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Next, in a medium saucepan on medium heat, mix 1 ¾ cup of water and 1 ½ cups of sugar and bring to a boil.IMG_7676

Then scoop it up and enjoy!

Pink Lemonade Sorbet Collage

 

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Encourage Your Kids To Help with Spring Cleaning {Free Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist for Kids}

Last month, I talked about the Benefits of Spring Cleaning. While I was thinking about adults when I wrote that, spring cleaning is just as beneficial for kids. While it tends to be a dreaded task for people of all ages, spring cleaning is a great opportunity to help your kids develop a good work ethic and to take ownership of their belongings. Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be drudgery though! This Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable is so fun your kids will want to help!

Encourage Your Kids To Help with Spring Cleaning

Here are 3 tips to encourage your kids to help with spring cleaning!

1. Use this Spring Cleaning Checklist Printable.

Super Hero Spring Cleaning List for Kids From FunHappyHome.com

My kids do so much better when the know what’s expected of them and what they need to do.  This fun Super Hero Spring Cleaning Checklist is perfect for kids of all ages.  I’ve even included labels so you can sort the items you want to donate, throw away, or sell.  Seriously, you won’t believe how much this spring cleaning checklist printable will help!

Download Your FREE Printable Spring Cleaning Checklist for Kids from FunHappyHome.com

2.  Have the right tools for the job!

I have discovered that my kids are much more willing to help when they know exactly what to use to clean what.  Since we made the switch to using Norwex products (they clean with just water), I know that I can ask them to clean anything without having to worry about chemicals or dangerous products.  Plus, the kids LOVE the Norwex products and are way more willing to clean with them!

Here are the tools we use for cleaning at our house:

If you want to try Norwex, you can join for free in May!!!

3.  Use rewards!

Kids of all ages respond well to rewards.  I know I certainly do! :)  You don’t have to break the bank to reward your kids. Consider a trip to the Dollar Store or a gift card to Target.  Suggest a family movie night complete with pizza and snacks.  You can also purchase them something they’ve been saving for like a video game or a new toy.

Kids respond tremendously well to all types of rewards and only you can judge what rewards will properly motivate yours. Treat your kid to a reward and earn yourself an extra set of hands for spring cleaning.

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