Hello again,

The weather lately has been FAR TOO COLD to go outside–so yesterday I got a little ambitious, and had TWO fun projects for the girls and I to work on INSIDE! It was rated as the “Best Day Ever” by household 2 and 3 year olds. No big deal.

Anyways, we started out by making a Strawberry-Pineapple-Orange Smoothie! Originally it was supposed to be a raspberry lemonade smoothie, but we had strawberries and Pineapple-Orange juice, so I improvised.

I got the recipe here

And it called for:


1.5 pounds of raspberries (or strawberries)

1 can of frozen lemonade (or whatever juice you want–obviously, we used Pineapple-Orange)

1 can of water

1 tray of ice


Ruthie got to add the juiceIMG_7774copy IMG_7777copy

And Viv got to pour in the water!IMG_7780copy

Carefully pouring…IMG_7782 copy

Then add ice, and blend!

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I added some sugar & a strawberry on the rim to make it an EXTRA special treat.IMG_7800 copy

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They were a HIT!

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After finishing every last drop of our delicious smoothie…

We made lava lamps!

I found the idea here:

You need:

A bottle

(We used the plastic Voss water bottles and peeled the labels off, they worked PERFECTLY for this project)

A bottle of vegetable oil


Alka-Seltzer tablets (you can use the cheap knock off kind)

and food coloring!

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You start by pouring in a little water…it doesn’t have to be specific, but the place I got the directions from said 3/4 a cup of water for a liter bottle. We had a 16oz bottle so we just cut that amount in half.

Then you fill up the rest with vegetable oil, leaving about an inch at the top empty.


Let the oil and water separate before putting in about 10 drops of food coloring. Let the food coloring dissolve into the water and change it’s color fully.

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Finally, drop in half of an Alka-Seltzer tablet.


…and enjoy the show!IMG_7897 copy IMG_7902 copy IMG_7916 copy


These 2 projects were both SO easy and SO fun to make.

The girls played with them for a long time–luckily we had plenty of alka-seltzer tablets to keep them going!

I definitely recommend trying it if you have little ones–we thought about putting glitter in there also,

but couldn’t find any at our house. Just an idea if you decide to try it 🙂

Thanks for stopping by!




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