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The Crafty Working Mom

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Rio 2016 Olympics Craft Ideas August 5, 2016

Filed under: Crafts,Olympics — admin @ 9:40 am

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Who else will be watching the Olympics starting tonight? I usually try, but this year I did download the app on my Fire TV so if I miss it I can still watch it. Not the same live but I will still be able to. Here is a list of pretty cool craft ideas that I have found.

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The Story of the Olympic Rings with Free Printable
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Olympic Torch
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Mapping The Olympics
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Rio Free Coloring Page
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Summer Olympics Wordsearch
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Make Your Own Gold Medal

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15 Free Olympic Printables

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Summer Games Rio 2016 Flip Book and Activities

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Plastic Spoon Olympic Wreaths

 

 

IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds Review August 4, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Desserts,Popsicles,Review — admin @ 3:13 pm

0803160610 I just recently got these IceWabanga Ice Pop Molds. They are amazing. I have to say 0803160622they are the best molds I have used and I’ve gotten a couple different ones. I made the type of pops I wanted. I did a sorta orange creamsicle. I just mixed a little of my vanilla greek yogurt with some orange juice. I don’t know the exact measurements but made it loose enough to pour. I haven’t used the push pop ones yet though.

They came out so easy. Some of the molds I’ve used in the past I had to run under hot water, but these you just wiggled and they popped right out. So my frustration level was a zero. Something I will definitely use while it’s still hot out.

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If you’re looking for a good pop mold this is the one. Plus it’s dishwasher safe. I wash stuff like this by hand but if you’re feeling lazy you can throw it in the dishwasher. I know I will at some point myself.

**This product was received either free or at a discounted price for my honest review**
 

Gel Pens Review August 3, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Review — admin @ 8:54 am


0617161007 I absolutely loved the Gel Pens Set, 48 Pack by Chalko – Non-Toxic, Water Resistant, Ink Pen Set.  I didn’t use them for coloring that I saw some people do. It’s not my tool of choice when I color. I used them while writing myself notes, at work, lists, etc.

They include:

CLASSIC – red, green, black, & blue.
PASTEL – peach, light orange, white, blue, pink, yellow, orange, & violet.
GLITTER– black, blue, red, green, violet, turquoise, yellow, orange, pink, brown, gold, & silver.
METALLIC – gold, silver, violet, pansy, red, orange, sea green, & blue.
NEON – yellow, blue, green, orange, violet, pink, red, & light orange.

They write so smooth and my son enjoyed them as well. I have been using them and I they haven’t dried up yet. Go get yourself some, even for back to school. My son used them at the end of school.

**This product was received either free or at a discounted price for my honest review**

 

Chefast Herb Scissors Set Review August 3, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Review — admin @ 8:34 am


0615161808a I have always wanted to try something like this. Cutting fresh herbs with a knife has always frustrated me so I always avoided them. The Chefast Herb Scissors Set – Premium Kitchen Shears with 5 Stainless Steel Blades – Multipurpose Herb Bags, Safety Cover with Cleaning Comb, Herbs eBook, and Stylish Box Included are amazing. When I was making Swedish meatballs I needed fresh parsley and I used these and it was quick and easy. Those are my two favorite words when it comes to cooking. The cover even doubles for cleaning out the blades. They are sharp so you have to be really careful. I’ve always been careful with anything sharp. I would definitely recommend these.

**I received this product either free or at a discounted price for my honest review**

 

Day Trips in Upstate New York July 27, 2016

Filed under: Frugal,Kids,Travel — admin @ 9:12 am

Since my son has become a teenager, it has become harder to find affordable things to do during the summer. He does go to a summer camp, but it’s only a few hours a day. Plus it’s pricey. So I’ve been trying to come up with some ideas for close trips. Every time I put in New York it always gives me NYC. As a New Yorker, NYC is not the same. There is a huge state. Upstate is beautiful. The state parks, hiking. It’s endless. So I’ve been trying to come up with ideas. I live around the Albany area so most things are within a few hours. I’m close to the border of Massachusetts too. Here are some of the places I enjoy.

State Parks

Museums

Caves

I will add more as I think of some. If you have any ideas please let me know.

 

 

Watermelon Slicer July 26, 2016

Filed under: Amazon,Review — admin @ 8:42 am


0617160608 What can I say bad about the Premium Watermelon Slicer? Nothing really.  It was so easy to use. So much better then the “how to cut a watermelon” posts I’ve seen. All I did was cut my watermelon in half, I used the small one, and started cutting. I think it only took me 10 minutes, yes I said 10 minutes, if that to cut the whole melon. It wasn’t messy and it got to the bottom of the melon so all I had left was the outer shell. Definitely a kitchen gadget worth getting, especially if you eat a lot of melons. I would like to try this with honeydew and/or Cantaloupe. If you have tried something similar to this let me know if it actually works. I would love to hear from you.

I received this product either free or at a deeply discounted rate for my honest review.