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Surviving Summer with Reynolds, Hefty and Box Tops for Education!

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Hi there,
This summer has kind of been killing me. My #1 has been home since June 2nd, and we had NO plans for the entire month of June for him - we just kinda winged it and hung out all over the place and made up activities for ourselves. 

That's tough. Entertaining a 5 year old all day, every day for a month is HARD!!!

One of his favorite actives we've done so far was creating clay animals. Together we created this cat and it was so fun for him and super easy.
We picked up this polymer clay, which is easy to mold and can be baked to keep it's shape.  

We rolled out the parts on these Hefty foam plates and then carefully attached everything piece by piece.

Then we placed the finished cat on some Reynolds Kitchen parchment paper and baked it for 30 minutes. VOILA! We made out own sculpture! And he was so proud!

Another thing I've been tackling is cleaning up all the MESSES!!!

My house has been a disaster for a long time. I have the hardest time keeping up with the mess! More stuff has been coming in and not enough stuff has been leaving!!!

So, the last few weeks I've been putting effort in to cleaning out the excess junk and getting the kids involved. Toys, furniture, clothes - I've been getting rid of it ALL!!!

Getting rid of toys has been the hardest. I hold on to things because #1, they were expensive and #2, "what if they MIGHT want to play with this someday???" But, I just need to get out of that mindset and part ways with all this junk.

I do sell items on Facebook, so this is what I've done with the toys:

I went through each bin and pulled out items that were just kind of junky - happy meal toys, toys that were missing pieces, toys the were slightly damaged - and I put those in a Hefty bag to be given away.

Then I pulled toys that were still in good shape, but not being used (or just plain got on my nerves) and asked the kids if they were ok with me getting rid of them. I was SHOCKED that they didn't fight me on ANY of the items I'd pulled to sell! SHOCKED I tell you!!! So, I photographed them each and listed them for sale on my neighborhood auction.
I went through my daughter's closet and pulled out 3 Hefty trash bags of clothes to give away, as well over 60 items to SELL. Then I went through my #3's closet and packed up his size 2T clothes in giant Hefty bags to give to a friend. 

I'm feeling great about getting rid of all of this junk! I have a TON more to go, but this is a great start!

And you know what's awesome? In using Hefty and Reynolds Kitchen brands to take on these projects, I've been able to save a few box tops for my kid's school.  

Have you heard of Box Tops for Education? Every package you buy from Reynolds Kitchens or Hefty that has a Box Tops for Education emblem on it can be saved and donated to your kids school to redeem for money! Each box top is worth $.10. Everyone buys trash bags and parchment paper and foam plates, so why not use those purchases to give back to schools????
All of these products have Box Tops for Education!

If you click HEREyou can enter here to be one of 50 daily instant winners and enter to win the grand prize of $1,000 worth of Box Tops for your school! A total of five schools will be chosen for the grand prize and you can enter once a day until 8/29 so bookmark the site and visit often!

Until next time,


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