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September 23, 2016

Is there anything more universal than Duck Tape?

I'll be the first to admit I'm not always the most crafty or creative amongst my group of friends. Yes I can think of fun things to do, but I am not the best at coming up with things to create without at least a little inspiration. Thankfully there are books and websites full of ideas out there to help me along because I have a 10-year old daughter that LOVES to craft.

Recently we started dabbling in crafting with Duck Tape. Years ago when I was growing up there was the old stand by gray Duck Tape that you used for pretty much anything that needed a little fixin'. It was your stand-by and the universal fix-it-all. Fast forward to the new millennium (so to speak) and you have probably hundreds (don't quote me on that because I don't know the exact number) of colors/styles/patterns/types of Duck Tape to choose from. It's not just for holding things together, or patching up holes anymore. Duck Tape is a crafter's staple supply now days. I know we have at least a dozen different rolls laying around at any given moment...probably more if I could find them all.

With a little creativity and lots of Duck Tape my daughter had ourselves a little crafting party to get her ready for back to school. We had a lot of fun coming up with ways to use Duck Tape to add some flair to basic supplies. I really like their transparent tints and how they can turn a simple clear pouch into a fun colored pouch that you can still see through. Using the dry erase tape is still a work in progress for us, but I'm sure we will come up with some fun ways to use it. Maybe as a top and bottom border instead of filling the entire frame next time so it doesn't overlap.

Crafts featured in the photo above (and product used):
• Flower pens (Duck Tape patterns)
• Dry Erase Board (Dry Erase Tape or could use Chalkboard Tape)
• School Supply Pouches (Duck Tape Transparent Tints)
• Slap Bracelets (Duck Tape patterns)

And for those of you that might be like me and need a little help coming up with ideas here's a fun book you can check out. It's called Duck Tape bags and has step by step instructions on how to make bags of all shapes and sizes using Duck Tape. I'm thinking this one is really cute and wouldn't it make a great bag for shopping? Okay so maybe I'm getting a little crazy with the Duck Tape, but why not? Life's all about having fun and getting (or at least trying to) creative!

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Disclosure: I received the products featured in this post for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts. All thoughts and opinions state are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brands.

Take a break from the heat with a two-ingredient popsicle!

I honestly can't believe just how hot it still is here some days. Like yesterday for example it was in the upper 80's and as you know the first day of Autumn. That's not typical for good ole Indiana this time of year either. I don't think I've ever had to use the AC this late in the year either, but I'm not about to sweat my butt off all day without it. That means there's still days the kids are outside after school playing and coming in hot wanting a cold treat. And that's where something fun (and healthy) like two-ingredient popsicles come in handy. Using either Jamba® At-Home Smoothies or  Rader Farms® FruitPLUS paird up with some juice you'll be ready in no time! They are super easy to make and can be ready the next day if you make them at night. My kids like them because they help cool them off when they've been running around outside. I like them because they are easy to make and not full of sugar like many you buy at the store. Plus they have that natural sweet flavor from the fruit that makes them extra tasty!

Jamba® At-Home Smoothies and Rader Farms® have put together easy-to-make, two-ingredient popsicle recipes that are fun to make and offer added health benefits versus other frozen popsicles.

Jamba® At-Home Smoothie Popsicle using their new Protein variety that features Greek yogurt and ancient grains. This smoothie recipe is a tasty combination of Jamba® At-Home Protein Smoothie and 8oz of your favorite juice.

Rader Farms® FruitPLUS Popsicle using their new FruitPlus variety - an exciting blend of vitamin-fortified fruits that will help kids reach their daily fruit goals. An exciting combination of Rader Farms® Fruit PLUS Vitamins mixed up with your favorite flavor of juice.

Choose one of these great recipes ideas and then mix up the flavor of juice for the next to keep the fruity flavor variety going!

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Disclosure: I received the products featured in this post for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased thoughts. All thoughts and opinions state are my own and are in no way influenced by my partnership with mentioned brands.
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