June, 2012 | The Crafty Working Mom

The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

4th of July Sale, 4 Days Only at Baby’s R Us June 29, 2012

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I am a single mom of a very active and busy fourteen year old young man. I work full time for the NYS Assembly. I love doing crafts and saving money. So I will be posting my ideas or ideas that I have found from one of my favorite sites Pinterest. I also am very savvy with a computer so I will be posting printables as well. I hope you enjoy my blog.
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Since I’ve signed up for emails from Toys R Us I get these as well. I have no need for baby things anymore so I’m sharing this to you.

All Deals and Coupons

 

Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops June 29, 2012

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Watermelon-Blueberry Ice Pops

Serves 10
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 6 hours
Total time 6 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Serve Cold
Website Eating Well

Ingredients

  • 10 (3-ounce) freezer pops
  • 3 3/4 cups chopped seedless watermelon
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 - 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries

Note

Make Ahead Tip: Freeze for up to 3 weeks. | Equipment: Ten 3-ounce (or similar-size) freezer-pop molds

Directions

Step 1
Puree watermelon, lime juice and sugar to taste in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Step 2
Divide blueberries among freezer-pop molds. Top with the watermelon mixture. Insert the sticks and freeze until completely firm, about 6 hours. Dip the molds briefly in hot water before unmolding.

 

 

Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes June 29, 2012

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Patriotic 4th of July Cupcakes

Serves 18
Cook time 20 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Website Food.com

Ingredients

  • 18 1/4oz white cake mix
  • 1 cup water (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 1/3 cup oil (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 3 eggs (or as indicated on cake mix directions)
  • 1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 16oz can vanilla frosting
  • red white and blue candy sprinkles

Directions

Step 1
Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
Step 2
In a small bowl, combine 1 1/3 cups batter with blue food coloring. In another small bowl, combine red food coloring with 1 1/3 cups batter. Leave the remaining batter plain.
Step 3
Fill paper-lined muffin tins with 2 tablespoons red batter, 2 tablespoons plain batter, and 2 tablespoons blue batter. Do not swirl batter, leave it layered.
Step 4
Bake at 350ºF for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in a cupcake comes out clean.
Step 5
Cool 10 minutes in pan and then remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
Step 6
Frost with vanilla frosting and decorate with sprinkles.

 

4th of July Pre-K Pack June 28, 2012

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I just saw this cute printable over at Over The Big Moon. I wish they had all these cute ideas when my son was born. He’s to old now for it but I figured I’d share it for those out there with younger children.

Download the Free Printable Here

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