Easy Snow Ice Cream

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This was such a fun way to make the most of all the snow that we have outside! The kids loved this activity and truthfully, the snow ice cream surprised me with how delicious it is. As far as recipes go, this is the easiest thing I've ever made - it's pretty foolproof (my kind of cooking)!


Recipe: -8 cups fresh snow -1 cup milk (any variety) -1/3 sugar -1 Tsp vanilla -(Optional: toppings)

Directions: (Differs from what was shown in video - this will reduce melting time) -Combine milk, sugar & vanilla in a bowl and put in freezer -Collect your snow in a separate bowl -Add the ingredients from the freezer to the snow by mixing with a spoon or spatula *Note - the ice cream does melt rather quickly, so be sure to enjoy right away!

Easy (Last Minute) Kid's Valentines

Well friends, I officially dropped the ball with Valentine's this year. Normally I'm completely prepared by at least the week before, but with everything going on lately, our house isn't  sporting a single heart (gasp!) and I really only started giving thought to what the kids are going to hand out at school yesterday (#truth). If you're finding yourself in the same position, fear not, I have the cutest DIY Valentines that take no time to whip up and your kids will be thrilled to share them with their friends. I actually made these for both of the boy's classes last year. Normally I wouldn't be able to get away with repeating the same thing two years in a row, but Loic's preschool class doesn't have any of the same children and so I'm going for it! Hudson seems quite pleased with his box of Star Wars Valentines and I've reconciled myself to accept that sometimes you just can't be crafty with everything. So, enough preamble... here are details! I absolutely don't get the credit for this idea. I found this free printable through Pinterest and all props go to the very creative, Danyelle from Dandee Designs.

What I love so much about this Valentine is that you can add gummy worms for a sweet treat or go with something a little less sugary, and attach a toy bug or two.

Download the printable by clicking here.

To redeem myself from this festive fail, I'm going to promptly start planning for Easter!