Groundhog Day Craft & Snack for February 2nd

by at February 1, 2018 in Do It Yourself, Kids

Groundhog’s Day is tomorrow, February 2nd. Here’s a few fun things to do with the kiddos to celebrate. This little groundhog pop-up is so cute. My boys loved this…pictured above my son here is now 12 and it has been a few years since we did these. My 5 year old is going to love it, so I am bringing it back this year.

Here’s the materials you’ll need:
Toilet paper roll
popsicle stick (or pencil) (or dowel)
something to color with


  1. Go here for the color version or here for the black and white version and print out.
  2. Color the pieces as appropriate and cut them out.
  3. Glue the large rectangular piece around the toilet paper tube.
  4. Glue the head onto the popsicle stick
  5. The popsicle stick may not be long enough in which case you can shorten the paper tube or you could choose to use a pencil instead of the popsicle stick.
2 ideas for a snack…is to use a chocolate cupcake and/or cup of chocolate pudding.
You can see in my above picture. All you need is some sort of longer cookie. I used a vanilla wafer above, but I’ve also used milanos in the past. Other cookies that would be good would be vienna fingers, nutter butters, etc… Make a little face on the cookie using some of the chocolate icing.
I also used the icing to place two cornflakes on the back of the face cookie to make ears. Then, simply place the decorated cookie into the cupcake. Be creative…you can add grass easily too with green icing or green colored coconut…or dirt with crushed up oreos. Anyway you make this, the kids will love it!
Photo credit: Hillary Williams
I also love this one I found on pinterest that uses brownie little bites, green icing and teddy grahams!

Bass Pro Shops FREE Kids Halloween Events 10/24-10/31 – Peanuts Gang Photo, Crafts, Costume Parade & More!

by at October 23, 2015 in Bakersfield, Freebies, Halloween, Kids

Bass Pro Shops is a great place to take the kids this Halloween season.

They have several events starting, Saturday, October 24th – Saturday, October 31st.

We’ve got FREE Halloween photos with The Peanuts gang, FREE craft events and FREE Trick-or-Treat costume parade. Plus, there is also their regular FREE booklet and craft event this
Saturday, 10/24 from 12-5pm. 
10/24 from 12-5pm: 
FREE Fun Garden Tips Booklet
FREE kids coloring milk carton and take home seeds to plant.
Get a FREE 4×6 photo with The Peanuts gang at Bass Pro Shops.

Plus, a FREE flashing necklace to the first 100 kids to have a photo taken from 10/24-10/31.

There will be photo packages available for purchase as well. Click below for a coupon and get the $5 Halloween Photo Package: 1 5×7, 4 wallets and a digital download (Reg. $10).

Photo Schedule:
Saturday, 10/24: 12-5:30pm
Sunday, 10/25: 12-5:30pm
Monday, 10/26: 6-8pm
Tuesday, 10/27: 6-8pm
Wednesday, 10/28: 6-8pm
Thursday, 10/29: 6-8pm
Friday, 10/30: 6-8pm
Saturday, 10/31: 2-8pm
There are FREE craft events all week as well. 
The schedule is very close and coincides to their photo times, so it should be easy 
to get a FREE photo and craft.
Decorate a Trick-or-Treat Bag
Sunday, 10/25: 12-5:00pm
Create a Halloween decoration
Monday, 10/26: 6-8pm
Tuesday, 10/27: 6-8pm
Wednesday, 10/28: 6-8pm
Thursday, 10/29: 6-8pm
Friday, 10/30: 6-8pm
Decorate a Trick-or-Treat bucket with lid
Saturday, 10/31: 2-7pm
The events end with a special Halloween event! Trick-or-Treating costume parade for ages 12 and under. The start line up begins at 6pm. Participants will receive a FREE glow-in-the-dark bucket.
Date: Friday, 10/30 & Saturday, 10/31 6-8pm

All supplies and giveaway items are subject to while supplies last.

Valley Plaza 16 Cinema – Kids $1 Summer Movies Schedule

by at June 19, 2014 in Bakersfield, Kids


Reading Cinemas is hosting Reel Kids Summer Movie Series for just $1! The movies are Wed and Thursdays all summer long at 10AM. Here is the current schedule:


Valley Plaza 16
2000 Wible Rd.
Bakersfield, CA 93304


June 2014


June 25 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
June 26 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


July 2 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
July 3 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


July 9 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
July 10 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


July 16 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM
July 17 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 PM


July 23 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
July 24 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


July 30 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
July 31 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


August 6 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
August 7 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM


August 13 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
August 14 @ 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Chili’s Kids Eat FREE

by at December 16, 2013 in Coupons, Freebies, Kids, Restaurant


Chili’s is offering ‘Holideal’ Coupon offers for select days. Choose your special, including Kids Eat FREE, FREE Appetizer, FREE Dessert, or FREE Chips & Dip!

New coupons every day!

Frugal Friday: 2 Ingredient Homemade Detangler!




Does your daughter say “OUCH!” every time you brush her hair? My daughter definitely does! Here’s an EASY homemade detangler recipe that’s FRUGAL, and you already have these ingredients on hand!


This picture was taken a few months ago, but for already being 2 1/2 she’s got some LONG hair! Tangles are a normal occurrence for us!


Conditioner – these sample packets work GREAT!




Squirt a few drops of conditioner into a spray bottle, then add water and fill up the bottle. Remember to shake the bottle before each use to distribute the conditioner evenly through the bottle!

Tip Tuesday: Summertime Snack Bar!

by at June 26, 2012 in Food, Food Tips, Kids, My Tips




With kids out of school I’m sure they run through the kitchen looking for snacks. So, make your kids a snack bar that’s filled with fun and nutritional snacks! Also, make one in the refrigerator filled with cheese, veggies, fruit, and more!

The snacks pictured above were all on sale items, and also from the $.99 Store! I hope this tip helps keep your pantry organized and will also help your kids know what snacks they are allowed to eat!

Disney-Pixar’s Brave FREE Recipes & BOGO Movie Tickets

by at June 12, 2012 in Freebies, Kids


Go here for Disney-Pixar’s Brave Recipes! "Like" BRAVE on Facebook BRAVE arrives in theaters everywhere on June 22nd!


Fandango is currently offering Buy One, Get One FREE Movie Tickets at participating theaters. The discount will automatically be applied at checkout and you must purchase the two tickets to the same movie. I was able to order our Brave tickets with no problem, you’ll just need to pick when you will go!

Our Adventure At Murray Family Farms!

by at June 2, 2012 in Entertainment, Family, Kids, My Tips




We decided this last week we would plan a trip to good ol’ Murray Family Farms! We had a BLAST! First off go on a Saturday to enjoy the delicious blueberry pancake breakfast! It’s only $5.99 per person and children under 3 are FREE for your admission and the pancake breakfast is included!

After we ate, we put our little munchkin in a wagon and set off to pick blueberries, blackberries, peaches, and pluots!


We ended our trip jumping on the jump pad, playing in the corn bucket, and petting the goats! We always plan our Murray Farms adventures around picking berries in the summer and apples in the fall.


The fruits of our labor! I’m not quite sure how many pounds of fruit we picked, but it’s enough to have plenty for the rest of the summer! Which cost us about $50.00 (WAY WORTH THE COST!) You can’t get fruit this fresh in the grocery store or blueberries this cheap!

I hope you make it out to the farm soon with your family, you won’t be disappointed!

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