Entries from March 11, 2018 - March 17, 2018


10 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

1. Pirate Treasure Hunt – Create maps for your children to use on their egg hunt. Place on your map familiar things such as trees, bushes, the swing set etc. Maybe place X’s as to where eggs are hidden and let them follow the map looking for their Easter eggs.

2. Flash Light Egg Hunt- This is a fun hunt especially for older children. Wait until it is dark to go hunting for the eggs and give each child a flashlight to help them in their search for the eggs in the dark. There are also glow in the dark eggs now available at stores to use in this type of hunt.

3. In-Door Hunt - Living in the NW we are never guaranteed a sunny Easter day so many of our egg hunts have been held in our home. There are lots of creative places to hide eggs inside your home. You might even find a egg or two a few months from now.

4. Assigned Color Egg Hunt- Give each child an assigned color to find during the egg hunt. It is best to make sure you have equal amounts of each color. You can even give a prize to the first child that finds all of their assigned colored eggs. Remind them they are to leave the eggs that are not their assigned color so the other children can find their assigned colored eggs.

5. Find a Egg Win a Prize – Place notes inside various eggs revealing what prize a child has won. The prizes can be simple and inexpensive. Be sure every child wins a prize so limit the number of note filled eggs each child can find.

6. Math Hunt - Write numbers on your eggs and tell each child how many eggs they are to each find. Once they have their eggs add up the numbers on the eggs to see who’s total is the highest. The winner can be given a prize.

7. Scavenger Egg Hunt - Create a scavenger hunt list of the different types and colors of eggs they are to find. You will need to supply them with a list and pencil to use during their hunt. Remind them they are to only find what is on their list.

Here is an example of a scavenger egg hunt list

______ 2 Blue eggs
______ 5 Pink eggs
______2 Spider man eggs
______1 Two colored egg
______4 Green eggs

8. Personalized Hunt - Personalize each egg with the Children’s names. Instruct them that during the hunt they are to find the egg with their name on it. You can fill these eggs with items that you know this child will like as well.

9. Find a Number Win a Prize - Place a number on various eggs that the children turn in for prizes. Have your prizes divided up into numbered categories such as #1 wins a piece of candy, #2 wins stickers, #3 wins a chocolate bunny etc.

10. Buried Egg Treasure – Use your child’s sand box or fill a kiddie pool with sand then bury the eggs in the sand. Allow your children to dig and discover their Hidden buried egg treasure.

And here is a really cute printable invite!


Free EOS Lip Balm from Kellogg's

  • Buy 2 participating Kellogg’s Special K Cereals between 3/1 and 9/1/18 (Purchases can be made in multiple transactions)
  • Text a picture of your receipt with the keyword EOS to 89332 OR email it to eos@KFR.com by10/1/18
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2 Free Audio Books from Amazon

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Food Storage Tips

Stocking up on food but not sure how long food is good for, or where to store it? Here is what you need to know! 
Canned Goods: 

Commercially canned foods are good for two to five years from the date they were packed.  High acid food like tomato sauce will not keep as long as a can of beans, for example. Canned protein like tuna, chicken, corned beef and even bacon have a shelf life of five years, or longer. 

Canned foods lose vitamins as time goes by so you will want to rotate your food supply so you are using and replacing items before their “use by” dates. 

And canning is another great way to stock up on your own homegrown produce or great deals from your local store. Check out our canning guide.

Containers like Rubbermaid or OXO are also a good bet for tightly sealing in food.
  1. Rice. White rice should be used within two years after opening, brown within six months as it has more protein. You can extend the shelf life of white rice to 10 years or longer when properly sealed and stored.
  2. Flour. You can count on all-purpose flour lasting well for three to six months in its sealed bag, up to one year in the refrigerator and longer if stored in a freezer.
  3. Sugar. Sugar is one of the few products that lasts indefinitely. The only problem it presents for cooks is that it can harden. For this reason, plan on sugar having a useful shelf life of about two years.
  4. Soft grains — Barley, oats and rye are soft grains that can last as long as eight years.
  5. Hard grains — Corn, wheat and flax are in this category. They can last between 10 and 12 years.
  6. Beans — Hermetically sealed, they can last between eight and 10 years before they need to be tossed. As they age, they lose oils and may need to be ground.
  7. Pasta — It can last as long as 10 years. As with most other foods, cooler temperatures will help it last even longer.

I also recommend investing in a vacuum sealer. Amazon has them as low as $78 and watch for sales to bring the price down even more. One of the best ways to store anything, especially dry items in bulk, is in glass canning jars that have been vacuum sealed. 

So where do you store all this stuff? 

It may require a little creativity on your part to find space for your new food reserves. Just keep in mind that most of us have space currently occupied by stuff we never use and really don’t need.
  • Under the bed. Shallow plastic containers are perfect for holding canned goods and sealed dry goods.
  • Basement. I have shelves set up, just for my stored food. I mark everything with a marker, when I bought it, etc. so I know when I need to rotate the stockpile.
  • Closets. Another place to organize your food. Just be careful cans don't fall on your head! 
  • Under stairs. Simple shelves can organize this space and make it ideal for food storage.
  • Be sure to stock up on OXO and Rubbermaid containers.

Win an Xbox One and More

Enter for your chance to win the custom Xbox One S Console for your favorite MLB team in this new MLB Opening Day Xbox One S Sweepstakes! Simply fill out the short form to be entered. A total of 30 will win an Xbox One S console and R.B.I. Baseball 18 Xbox One game. Be sure to get your one-time entry in by April 13th. Good luck


BOGO Heinz Ketchup Coupon

Go here and print a rare coupon valid for Buy One Get One FREE Heinz Tomato Ketchup 30-38oz Bottles – up to a $4 value (expires on 4/14).


LEGO Mini Build

Registration is now open for the upcoming LEGO Monthly Mini Model Build on April 3rd & 4th where kids ages 6-14 can build and keep a Free LEGO Frog Mini Model! LEGO VIP members just need to head here and click on the “Open Form” button to register.


Target Drive Up Service

target drive up service now available in select locations

Coming to your local Target soon...

Here’s how Target Drive Up works:

  1. You choose “Drive Up” in the app when you’re ready to place your order.
  2. You’ll receive an estimated time for order completion.
  3. Once ready, you let the store know you’re on your way.
  4. Park in one of the designated Drive Up spots and click “I’m here”.
  5. Have your order barcode on your app ready so your Target associate can scan and load your order into your trunk.
  6. All set!