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Well, it happened….we blinked, and Summer has come and gone. As much as I love Summer, there’s always something sweet about the start of Fall. School supplies, a new schedule, and cooler days are ahead of us and who can be sad about that?!

I don’t know about you, but I am excited to get back to packing lunches. For some reason, Summer is the season of 1,000 snacks. As soon as school is back in session (preschool in my case) we get back on a normal-ish meal schedule.

This year, I thought it would be fun to create little notes to add into Benjamin’s lunches. Notes of encouragement, sweet reminders, and kid friendly affirmations. While I love being crafty, I’m not a successful #pinterestmom. Therefore, I created these fun printables to add to his favorite White House Foods® Applesauce cups and CLEAR pouches! Super simple, yet make his lunch special.

Feel free to download, print, tape! There are blank ones too to personalize your note.

A little effort goes a long way with kids, and what better way to remind them how special they are and how much they are loved!

Download for FREE below.

Apple Sauce Cups Printable: HERE!

Apple Sauce Pouch Printable: HERE!

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Bright and Beautiful Easter Egg Dying with White Distilled Vinegar and Cool Whip

Want in on the secret to getting the brightest and most beautiful coloring on your Easter Eggs? Cool Whip + White House Foods White Distilled Vinegar!

I am obsessed with this technique. It’s simple, somewhat clean, and creates BEAUTIFUL eggs!

Ingredients:
Supplies:
  • Paper Towels
  • Tin/Foil Pan
  • Large Bowl
  • Small Cups
  • Spoons
Directions:
  1. Prepare eggs. Pour White House® White Distilled Vinegar into a bowl. Submerge the hard-boiled eggs into the vinegar. Let the eggs soak for 2 minutes. Removes the eggs and dry with paper towels.
  2. In small cups, mix a little bit of each color of gel coloring with a few drops of vinegar.
  3. Spread the cool whip into your tin pan.
  4. Drip food coloring-vinegar mixture over the whipped cream in small drops. Be sure to space the colors apart.
  5. With the end of a spoon, swirl the colors into the cool whip. Be sure not to completely mix the colors.
  6. Roll your eggs in the mixture. Use your spoons to push them through the colored cream. Make sure each egg does one complete rotation and is covered in colored cream. Do not over rotate your eggs through the mixture, too many colors mixed = brown. Brown isn’t very Eastery!
  7. Keep the eggs in the mixture for 30 minutes MAX!
  8. Wipe the cream off the eggs with a paper towel. If too messy, run under cold water.
  9. Voila! You have some beautiful eggs! (Pictures of the steps below!)

If you try this method, take pics and tag me on social @coldcoffeegrind or #coldcoffeegrind ! I would love to see!

 

xoxo,

Brittany

For more Easter activities:

Free Printable!

Easter Basket Ideas

Pouch Printable

And here!

 

Chemical Free Cleaning Hack: For the Bathroom & Laundry

I recently made the switch to using all chemical-free, non-toxic cleaners. Check out the full video for some extremely easy and low budget ways to clean your sink, bathtub and shower, and an easy chemical-free fabric softener.

All cleaners use White House Foods® White Distilled Vinegar and items that can easily be found in your pantry. I also love substituting the White House Foods® Scented Cleaning Vinegar for regular White Distilled Vinegar, but both work for ALL of the mixtures used in the video and listed  below! I hope you guys enjoy this video! All cleaning mixtures and instructions are listed below!

 

Sink Bowl Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray sink bowl thoroughly with vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let the baking soda sit and vinegar sit for 30 minutes. Use warm water and a sponge to scrub and rinse sink bowl.

Drain Cleaner: Pour 2 tablespoons of White Distilled Vinegar down the drain and let sit overnight. Then in the morning, turn the water on warm and let run for a few minutes. Do this weekly for drain maintenance.

Faucet Cleaner: Pour about a 1/4 cup of White Distilled Vinegar in a baggie and wrap around the head of the faucet. Use a rubber-band to secure the baggie to the faucet overnight. After it sits overnight, remove the baggie of vinegar and run warm water. Do this monthly.

Tub & Shower Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray the tub/shower thoroughly with vinegar, then sprinkle baking soda on top. Let the baking soda sit and vinegar sit for 30 minutes. Use warm water and a sponge to scrub and rinse!

Shower Door Cleaner: Fill a spray bottle with White Distilled Vinegar, spray shower door with vinegar. Use a dry microfiber towel to wipe away residue.

Bathroom Floor Cleaner: Mix half a gallon of warm water with half of cup of White Distilled Vinegar in a bowl. Using a mop or sponge, scrub the floor with the mixture. For floors with tile, using a brush and the mixture to scrub stained grout. Mop or sponge and excess water. Let air dry or dry with a towel.

Fabric Softener: Use White House Scented Cleaning Vinegar OR regular White Distilled as a fabric softener replacement. Pour the same amount of vinegar as you would fabric softener. Vinegar creates the same result without all the unnecessary chemicals!

Did you miss cleaning hacks in the Bedroom and Living Room? Read HERE!

How do you avoid harmful chemicals while cleaning your home? Please share in the comments!

 

Thanks for reading/watching. Check back soon for cleaning hacks in the kitchen!

xoxo,

Brittany