Author Archives: Lacy

Rubbing Art: Leaves, Toys, Names, and MORE!

Fall usually brings  lot of art time in our household. We do a lot of new art activities but my kids’ favorite will always be leaf rubbings. This year I wanted to find something other than just leaves to create what can only be described as my kids favorite art activity. I do not know why it is their favorite activity. It must be the fact that they get to see something appear that wasn’t there before. Or perhaps it is simply that they get to destroy a crayon to create their art? Either way they love making leaf rubbings.

I do not know why I never thought of changing the activity before now. But by simply adding something other than a leaf, an object that still causes a relief image to appear when rubbed with a crayon, my kids are experiencing a brand new activity.

Or course when I finally thought to try this and wanted to look up some new ideas I should have known that I would find some amazing ideas on none other than Frugal Fun 4 Boys. Sarah ALWAYS has amazing ideas for fun for boys, and now she has incredible fun for boys and girls! We have highlighted Sarah and her blog many times here at The Boy’s Store Blog. We love her ideas for crafts and activities. Even though I knew what I wanted to do by replacing leaves in the leaf rubbings Frugal Fun 4 Boys came up with some ideas I never even thought of. So head on over to Sarah’s blog to see some amazing ideas. And enjoy watching as your kids get very excited about finding new and exciting objects in their rubbing art activity. 

Some other ideas are:

-sight words

-foam stickers

-cutout superhero silhouettes

 

 

Easy Dinners: Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Noodles

Now that September is here we are in full on BUSY mode at our house. Between school, soccer, work, and church activities we are home late more than three weekdays a week. This can make it difficult to create meals, sit down, and eat as a family. I must admit that at least once a week I give up and pick up food. I try to only do it the night we get home the latest. The night we have absolutely no chance of cooking and eating before the kids need to be in bed. I plan my week around that night. I know that is the one night I do not need to have a meal planned. That gives me some peace of mind so that I can make sure I am “on my game” the rest of the week.

How do I stay “on my game?” I PLAN! Wednesday is my no plan night. So I make sure that I have everything else ready. I make a list of the meals for the week, on nights we will be home late I plan meals that require very little prep, and I take advantage of my Instant Pot. I LOVE my Instant Pot. It allows me to cook quickly, and not even be in the kitchen.

On nights when I can be in the kitchen and can enjoy making something special, but I still stick to simple! This fun and delicious recipe from Life Made Simple Bakes is exactly what I need on those nights. It is a delicious pasta dish that tastes like a chicken pot pie. So it tastes like I spent all day baking delicious homemade pot pies for my family, when I really only spent 30 minutes in my kitchen and made pasta. The full recipe and tutorial is available at Life Made Simple Bakes. So check it out!

Remember, fail to plan, plan to fail!

Babies’ Need Style too!

Did you know that The Boy’s Store stocks outfits for babies and toddlers too?

We want ALL boys to be able to find super stylish and fun clothes to wear. SO we offer items that range from newborn to size 18. We do not want to let any boy go without unique and fun styles. We feel babies’ need style too.

We carry a variety of clothes for babies and toddlers. We offer clothes that are fun, whimsical, brightly colored, and boldly patterned. Not only do these styles excite and entertain baby they can also aid in baby’s development. Did you know that until 6 months of age babies see the world in mostly black and white bold patterns? Their sense of color and smaller patterns develops later. So many styles can aid in helping your child to see and understand their world.

le top Boys’ Vroom! Motorcycle Shirt and Jeans Set: This bold striped black and white patterned shirt is perfect for young babies. It is fun, whimsical, and exciting for parents, and it will be seen and understood by a baby.

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Boys’ How I Roll Pant and Shirt Set by City Threads: This more brightly colored shirt is perfect for older babies that can see and interact more with the world around them. This set is also made in the USA, which means it is eco-friendly and brings more profits and jobs to the USA.

Babies' need style too

Here at The Boy’s Store, we strive to bring you and your families items that will be stylish, educational, and aid in the development of your children’s style and the world.