Piggy In Polka Dots

http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com

As a mom of 3 and owner of a growing cupcake, cake, and party business, I love sharing what I do on my blog in hopes to inspire someone or supply that idea they were searching for! I also love connecting with fellow bloggers!

Where do you discover new kid-friendly crafts?

What's one creative product you would recommend to all moms?

How do you encourage your child to explore their creativity?

What are some fun alternatives to candy for passing out on Halloween? Please provide a short description and a link to an image or recipe.

Shelley

These "Have a Fangtastic Halloween!" vampire teeth!! http://piggyinpolkadots.blogspot.com/2012/10/printable-for-fangtastic-halloween.html You could also do "Boo Bubbles!" or "Monster Bubbles!: Get those mini bottles of bubbles and draw with permanent marker simple ghosts faces or monster faces (1 big eye and eyebrow ha ha!) Maybe attach a cute tag. I should make a printable for that! ;) I also think this would be cute: Take pencils and wrap them in thinly cut strips of cheese cloth and glue 2 googly eyes at the top to make "Mummy Pencils." Just a few ideas!
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Have a favorite summer pie recipe? Please share a link to your recipe.

Shelley

YES! Ice Cream Pie! It's always a hit wherever I take it and you can make it any flavor! No baking required! Just mix up a couple flavors of ice cream (pineapple and vanilla, orange and vanilla) or use all one flavor, gently press into a graham cracker crust, then top with whipped cream! Place in freezer until you're ready to serve! I like to mix the pineapple and vanilla and top the whipped cream off with toasted sweetened coconut. http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2012/06/i-scream-you-scream-we-all-scream-for.html
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Can you suggest a fun summer activity like berry picking that helps kids learn where food comes from? Please link to a picture we can use if you have one.

Shelley

Living in rural Mississippi we have many opportunities to take our children to pick fresh fruit and vegetables either from our garden or by helping family and friends with theirs. My husband's uncle is disabled and we love taking the kids to pick green beans. We have cornfields all around our house. Luckily the owners are friends and they let us take our kiddos to pull corn! We also like to go berry picking with a close family friend! It is so much fun for the kids and really good for them too! We also have a chicken coop! Our children all love to check for fresh eggs! Link to berry picking: http://www.piggyinpolkadots.com/2012/06/bittersweet-week-blueberry-picking.html
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