Monday, February 29, 2016

Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up- March 1, 2016

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways on  Tuesday's Giveaway Link Ups. 

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Make sure you stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways

I Am Malala US only Ends 3/7

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey US only Ends 3/3 

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday Blog-Style #88: February 25, 2016

Welcome back to... 

I know, I know, Throwback Thursday seems to be all about sharing pictures from the past, great memories that mean something to you, that you would like to share with others. At least that is how it appears to me. Throwback Thursday wasn't something I was participating in, and then I came up with an idea.

I thought it would be great fun and a help to my blog to share old content, but not just any old content. Each week I will share an old blog post from a previous year, any year, BUT it has to be from the current week (for example, something I've posted around February 25, from any previous year)  I will go in, edit the post if needed, add a pinnable image if I don't already have one, and share it on Facebook.

I have reviewed some great products in the past (and continue to do so). I thought it would be a neat idea to choose review posts this year and highlight some of these great products again.

Would you like to join in? You do not need to edit your past post in any way, you don't need to create a pinnable image, though it couldn't hurt, in fact it will help your blog traffic to add quality pinnable images to your posts.

Just go into your archives, choose a favorite post from this current week from any previous year, and link it up below. (If you don't have anything from this current week, it is still okay to link up with a post from a previous year around this time.)

I will be pinning posts to my appropriate Pinterest boards and will be randomly selecting a Featured Throwback Thursday post to share next week. Just a note, I will be sharing a picture from your post if you are selected as the featured post, but I will link back to your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. By linking up you are giving me permission to use your picture in the post. 

Here is my Throwback Thursday post:

Here is this week's randomly selected
Featured Throwback Thursday:

My Belle Elle shared:

To participate, link up below. It would be great if you could visit several of the other posts that have linked up. Stop by, comment, and pin images so we can help each other.

If you would like to help spread the news:

Tots and Me
Happy Throwback Thursday!

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: February 24, 2016 (w/linky) - Happy Birthday Harold

Harold decided to turn 4 last week! 
I will repeat what I said last year: 
Where did my little baby go? He is growing up way to fast!!! 

1 Year Old

2 Years Old

3 Years Old

Happy Birthday!
4 Years Old!

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

Tots and Me

Littles Learning Link Up: February 23, 2016- Robin's Nests

 Each month you will find:
  • A seasonal round-up (toward the beginning of the month)
  • A guest post featuring crafts, activities, tips, snack ideas or other early childhood topics. (toward the end of the month)
  • Posts where I share what I have been up to with my preschoolers and/or early elementary children (including occasional highlight posts where I share how we used ideas that have been linked up here on Littles Learning Link Up).
Each week, I will host a link up, where you can share either what you have been up to recently, or old posts that may go with the theme.  Feel free to link up more than one post.

Each week I will continue to feature a couple of posts from those that have been linked up. 

I hope you will continue to share your wonderful posts, and I hope you will find something new to try with your child(ren).

It would be great for everyone to stop by and visit the other linked-up posts as well. Check them out, leave some comments, pin those that interest you. Let's make this a real party and socialize with each other.

What have we been up to?

Actually, I am trying to get us back on a decent schedule so I make sure we get all our work done. We haven't been doing any crafts, though we have made some of the yummy snacks that go with our curriculum, the latest being Robin's Nests, which we made when the older children were doing Kindergarten. When we made them a few years ago, we used the stove top. This time, I melted the ingredients in the microwave.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

The Grass- 2 Large Shredded Wheat biscuits
The Twigs- 2 cups chow mein noodles
The Mud- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels and 1 cup peanut butter

The children shredded the Shredded Wheat biscuits in a bowl.

Then we added the chow mein noodles

I placed the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave-safe bowl (my big measuring cup) and placed it in the microwave.

I cooked it on medium heat at 30 second intervals until it mixed smooth.

Then I poured it into the grass/twig mixture and stirred.

I divided it between them, plopping some on a piece of wax paper. They then shaped it into nests.

Messy, messy...

Yummy, yummy...

I put them in the fridge to harden. They were a yummy dessert with dinner, complete with grapes for eggs.

I am lining up my guest posts for the new year. If you would be interested writing a guest post for Littles Learning Link Up one of these months, please leave a comment or contact me via my contact info on my About Me page. I will need to have your email address so I can contact you. I am looking for posts that have to do with young children: crafts, activities, foods/snacks, tips, or other ideas. I am open to suggestions.

Now onto:
Littles Learning Link Up Features

On my last Littles Learning Link Up post, there were 9 wonderful posts linked up! 
I will be picking one randomly selected post to share, plus the top clicked-on post.  

Don't forget to stop by other posts that are linked up. See what catches your eye, stop by, pin the post to a relevant board, and perhaps leave a comment to let the author of the blog know you have been by for a visit. I know I appreciate others commenting and letting me know they have read my posts, so I am sure others do too.

This week's Randomly Selected Post is: 

Shecki at Greatly Blessed shared Sketching at the Zoo.

Here are the top clicked-on posts:

Wesens-Art shared DIY Game: Race to the Crown

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared 25 Books About Spring for Preschoolers

Tara from Homeschool Preschool shared 5 Fun Ways to Learn Preschool Math

Lisa from Syncopated Mama shared Latticed Learning: Week 19

Join the Party!

I would love to have you join in this week! What sort of activities do you do with your young children? Do you have some favorite activities you would like to share? I invite you to link up below. I will be pinning posts on one of my relevant boards, and I would love to feature some of the activities each week from what is linked up.

Please know I may share a picture from your post and link back to it, along with sharing how we used your idea in our school time. By linking up you are giving me permission to use a picture from your post. I will ALWAYS give credit and link back. Additionally, if you choose to try out any of the ideas with your child, please make sure you give credit where credit is due.

Linky will be open through Monday night, to give me time to check out all the posts and get the Features organized. Please take the time to visit some of the other wonderful posts linked up.


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