#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 27

Wow...another busy week in the 3 Princesses 1 Dude household, a weekend away (in which we had no WiFi and very limited mobile internet), meetings at Jenson's new school...means I have been a very bad linky host and as of yet I  still haven't got around to commenting on last weeks links. I am so sorry, I seem to have lost my mojo since Easter and I am finding it hard to get back on it, getting the laptop open seems to be the biggest task at the minute...and when I do open it I get distracted by twitter and facebook!


Anyways I sat with the monsters and they chose their faves from last week Evie loved Gym Bunny Mummy's Peppa Pig biscuits  of course!!


And Jenson decided that we need to go on A Day Out With Thomas (Linked up from Is It Wine o Clock Yet?) 
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Now on with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk) and also share relevant links on our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pinterest board.  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase!

The Badge: 

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This week I am sharing our Cardboard Box Playhouse (which may I add...is still standing over 1 week later!)



And Leandra is linking up with some fun Plaster of Paris 'Fake' Cupcakes.


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The Ordinary Moments #1 Walking In the Woods

We have started making quite a habit of heading out in the car up to a little country park, with woods and valleys to explore, walk and well just be happy! Snipe Dales, near Hagwortingham in Lincolnshire is actually only a 15 minute drive from our house and I cant believe we didn't think about taking the monsters their sooner...


The reserve is one of the few remaining examples showing the Lincolnshire Wolds as they were, and just one of a few valley systems still surviving in Lincolnshire. There are  two halves one with mixed woodland in the Country Park and the other consists of wet valleys, grassland and scrub in the nature reserve. 

With lots of hills to run up and down...


Cardboard Box Playhouse.

Did you see my 5 Ideas For Homemade Toys? Last Sunday night I took a large box we had (that had been taking up space since Christmas!) and turned it into this ace playhouse for the kids...I know that it is still taking up space but at least it is getting used! 



Homemade Pop Tarts.

If there is one thing the kids love as a breakfast treat it's a PopTart! But at almost £3 a box for 8, its an expensive breakfast (a box will only last us 2 breakfast times) for a family on a budget so I have been hunting around for a home made pop tart for a while now so after getting the gist of the ingredients I need I came up with this yummy Rhubarb and Custard inspired recipe.



#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 26

There is only one way I can kick of this weeks linkup by saying a huge CONGRATULATIONS to a couple of our linker-upperers (it is a word by the way!) Clare, from over at Clares Little Tots, gave birth to a little boy, Jack,  on Wednesday and Laura from over at Life With Baby Kicks who gave birth to a little boy on Thursday! Congrats to you both love from all of us over at 3 Princesses and 1 Dude!


As I did last week I have let Evie and Jenson choose their faves again this week! Evie chose Gym Bunny Mummy's Homemade Jammie Dodgers. They look super scrummy and I cant wait to make them later this week!

Jenson chose My Bored Toddlers Wheelbarrow Herb Garden this is definitly a weekend jobbie...

gardening with kids wheelbarrow herb garden

Now on with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk) and also share relevant links on our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pinterest board.  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase!

The Badge: 

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This week I am linking up with 5 Ideas For...Cereal Box Crafts.








And Leandra is linking up with this awesome Loo Roll Castle...



Now it's your turn so remember to grab your badge (up there ^^^) and link up below, remembering at some point to come back and take a look at the link ups and commenting on a few pretty please!

    
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5 Ideas For...Homemade Toys ANYONE Can Make!

You know some days, OK, OK every day, I look through Pinterest and wonderful array of homemade toys that look fab. Hand sewn soft toys, sock monkeys (which we have attempted..and failed!) toys made from babies first clothes, play kitchens made from an old TV unit...the possibility's are endless, well that is are if you a) have the time b) are able to sew and c) you are a creative genius! 

But what if you arent a creative genius? You don't have a sewing machine? and actually in the real world the only time you have spare is a couple of hours after the kids have gone bed before your snoring on the sofa in front of *insert favourite programme here* well here are 5 homemade toys you can make quick(ish), once the kids are in bed and they can wake up to a brand spanking new toy by morning!


You'll Always Be My Baby....

As you are all probably more than aware if you have a 3 or 4 year old or know someone who has a 3 or 4 year old, for us Mummy's and Daddy's of said 3 and 4 year old's (sorry that's the last time I will say that!)  the wait was over, the results in...would we get 1st choice of school? Or would our hearts sink at 2nd or maybe we would sob over 3rd choice. I've written this with Jenson in mind...

1st Photo..May 2011 

Mini Beast Sensory Bin.


One of our 'things to do' on our Spring Bucket List is a mini beast hunt, this weekend we will be getting our wellies on and grabbing some magnifying glasses and binoculars (what is it with kids and those 2 items!) and going on  a muddy bug hunt...BUT what if you aren't too keen on bugs and beasts? Well I have come up with a great idea...well I thought it was a great idea anyway...

#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 25

Hi guys! First up let me apologise for last weeks tardiness,  I didn't get round to pinning or tweeting any of your links (its on my to-do list I promise), I just don't know where the week went and having lots of family days has seen me going to bed early and getting lots of sleep...I promise over the next couple of days  will go back and comment and tweet AND pin them all!!  This week I thought I would try something a little different...


You see as the title suggests 'Toddler Approved Tuesday' I thought this week I would get Jenson and Evie to choose which they liked the look of and which they would really like to do this week...


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Image courtesy of Kizzy, Izzy and Baby. (link above)

And Evie, obviously, chose the My Little Pony Inspired Play dough from Clare Little Tots (although if she thinks I am making playdough she has another thing coming!!!)

my little pony playdough

Image courtesy of Clares Little Tots (Link above)

So with this in mind here is our crafty shopping list for this week:

Now on with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk) and also share relevant links on our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pinterest board.  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase!

The Badge: 

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This week I am linking up to another quick craft with Jenson, he made some great Not So Noisy Shakers last week and all 3 of the little monsters loved them!


And Leandra is linking up with this Handmade Seed Paper..not gonna lie never heard of this so I am very intrigued to find out what this is all about!!


Now its your turn, remember to grab your badge (back up there ^^^^) and link up below! Ohh and remember not to be a linky dumper, pop by and show some linky love to some great bloggers!

   
   

5 Ideas For...Cereal Box Crafts For Kids!

If there are 2 things we have an abundance of its cereal boxes and toilet rolls! You see I have an admission to make...left over food that could be made into another meal, socks with holes that could be stitched? They all get thrown away BUT the actual rubbish like boxes and tubes and stuffs like that, well I keep them because they come in useful you see! 


Not-So-Noisy Shakers

Sooooo...Jenson's new favourite thing is making craft videos for our You tube channel so this half term we have been a little busy making lots of crafty video's to share with you! Todays craft is perfect mainly because its a shaker...kids love shakers BUT its not actually as annoying as you usual shakers because we have used straws instead of rice or pasta! Let us know what you think we would love it if you gave us a thumbs up and subscribed!




50 Things That Make Me Happy.

Last week (or so!) I was tagged by the lovely Lucy at Mr's H's Fave Things to take part in the 50 Things That Make Me Happy tag...


#ToddlerApprovedTuesday Week 24

Hi guys! How was your long Easter weekend? We had such a fab time but I have ended up totally confused with the days of the week and forgot that yesterday was Monday and subsequently forgetting that today is in fact Tuesday...so I am posting a little late but hey I'm here that's all that counts!!

There was some ace Eastery link up's last week my favourite's came from Life With Baby Kicks with these scrummy looking Nutella and Banana Turnovers we will defo be making these!

nutella and banana turnover
Image courtesy of Life With Baby Kicks (link above)

We also LOVED this Easter Chick Craft from Clares Tots in fact we loved it so much we made our own Spring Chicks inspired by Clare's Little Tots! (Jenson made a video which I will add below!)

paper plate easter chick craft

Here's Jenson's video: 


Now on with the show...

We would absolutely love it if you would join us, linking will open every Tuesday through to Thursdays and give us a good few days to see what your little ones have approved! We will share your posts on Twitter (make sure you follow me (@3princess_1dude and Leandra @larabeeuk) and every week we will each pick our fave two for a #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Showcase!

Rules:

1. Link as many posts as you like (well with in reason!) BUT  please remember to paste the #ToddlerApprovedTuesday badge on each post you would like to link up.

2. Pop by and comment on two or three other posts, more would be great if you can!

3. OPTIONAL: Share your post and the linky party (using the hashtag #ToddlerApprovedTuesday) on your social media, Leandra and I will retweet all your posts via Twitter (make sure you mention us in your tweets @3princess_1dude/@larabeeuk) and also share relevant links on our #ToddlerApprovedTuesday Pinterest board.  Even if you don't have a blog, please do join in by using the hashtag for your toddler approved tweets & Instagram posts, they will still be counted for the showcase!

The Badge: 

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This week I am linking up with one from the archives, Mini Beast Sensory Box.


And Leandra is linking up a fun looking upcylcle Number Bottle Top's. 


Now its your turn, remember to grab your badge (back up there ^^^^) and link up below! Ohh and remember not to be a linky dumper, pop by and show some linky love to some great bloggers!

   
   

And lastly this is the last week I'll be asking, nominations close on Sunday 12th...

Beads and Pipe Cleaners Colour Match Busy Bag

Busy bag number 4...this one is easy to make up if you have the rescources readily available if not its easy to put together and not to expensive (if your going to use the excess in your crafts)


Paper Plate Chicks

The inspiration for this activity came from Clares Little Tots on this weeks Toddler Approved Tuesday, as soon as I saw them I knew they were perfect for my little monsters, even Elsie joined in. It was also a chance for my gorgeous boy to star in his first ever solo video!


Baked Blueberry French Toast Muffins | Cooking With Kids

Its been a while since I posted a recipe and so this weekend I made the scrummiest breakfast muffins with the monsters, so thought I would share them with you! The best thing about this is you can, if you prefer, prepare them the night before so all you have to do for breakfast is cook them.