Our Epic Minecraft Birthday Party!

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  MINECRAFT! My kids are obsessed with it so when my two oldest kids were turning 9 and 7 and they said they wanted a Minecraft birthday party, I knew I had to make it fun! There were about 15 kids total and I got a jumpy castle for them, but really minecraft-ed up the food, favors and decorations. Here’s what we did: The Decorations Squares are it when it comes to Minecraft. After many square paper plates, streamers and {Read More}

Minecraft Creeper Marshmallow Pops

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Recently I threw my older kids an epic Minecraft themed party and wanted to make some special treats to go along with it. I find that my kids really love anything that comes on a stick so I wanted to include something like this. These Minecraft Creeper Marshmallow Pops are super easy to make and were a huge hit. The kid really loved them. What you’ll need to make 25 pops: 1 bag of Wilton’s GREEN candy melts 25 marshmallows {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {79}

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Welcome to the 79th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! This will be the last Pin-it Party of 2014 and my last one all together. I have LOVED being apart of this link up and can’t wait to see where it goes next year! Thanks to everyone that has been linking with us, see you in 2015 as a linker instead of a hoster! I’d love to see everyone still visiting Our Three Peas and joining my {Read More}

DIY Big Minecraft Steve and Creeper

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One of the best parts of our Minecraft party were the DIY Big Minecraft Steve and Creeper that I made as decorations. I had intentions of making an army of these guys but I ran out of time. The two I did do were a huge hit though. These weren’t too hard to make, but just took a bit of time to do. To make these, you will need: boxes of varying sizes to create your guys white butcher paper {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {62}

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Welcome to the 62nd week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

DIY Minecraft Creeper T Shirt

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These DIY Minecraft creeper t-shirts were, by far, the best craft I did for the party! They were so much fun and easy to make. I made one for everyone in the family! The best part, is the kids can continue to wear them after the party is over, and while I’ll probably not wear mine to target or anything, I can certainly wear it to bed. Here’s what you’ll need to make these creeper shirts: green t-shirts (I got {Read More}

Minecraft Creeper Duct Tape Bracelets

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This past week I threw an epic Minecraft birthday party for my kids and was on the hunt for cool party favors. Normally I plan ahead for this time of thing, but as it so happens, I was backed up with work at home and at my kids school and suddenly it was the week of the party and I hadn’t done too much! I was trying to think of something for favors and knew I didn’t want candy, one {Read More}

Leap into Gaming with LeapTV

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Do you have young kids who love video games? Do you struggle with balancing letting them play these games they love and wanting them to spend more time learning? Well, if this sounds familiar then the brand new LeapTV is for you! Leapfrog has been making educational books, games and toys for years and has been successfully linking fun and learning together for all kids to enjoy! Leapfrog’s newest leaning venture is one of there best ones yet: LeapTV! LeapTV {Read More}

Kidecals: The best washable labels!

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  Are your kids guilty of leaving water bottles and containers at school and losing them?? Yea mine too! I try and write their names on them but even the sharpie will wash off after awhile and if I forgot to rewrite it that one Spiderman water bottle can get lost in the sea of the other 15 Spidermen water bottles in class. Then I have to go an buy a new one- annoying! Moms everywhere are in need of {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {78}

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Welcome to the 78th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. Baked Sweet Potato Fritters // How Does Your Garden Grow? 2. Stuffed Pepper Stew // Domestic MommyHood 3. Creamy Chipotle Onion Dip  // Sweep Tight Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> {Read More}

Green Scene Moms Fall Giveaway!

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We’ve partnered with Green Scene Mom to bring you this fabulous fall giveaway featuring lots of goodies that are perfect gifts for the upcoming holidays! Each of the sponsoring brands offer niche and innovative products for moms, kids and families to make life simpler, inspire creativity, and encourage natural living. Enter below for the chance to win this amazing prize package! Prize Gift Set Guava Family Lotus Everywhere Crib – $249.95 Lina.j Diaper Bag – $119 Boom Boom Prints $50 {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {61}

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Welcome to the 61st week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

Homework 101: Tips for Eliminating the Homework Battle

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  Kids everywhere are well into the thick of school and once they get settled into their routines is often when homework battles will begin. When school is brand new, most teachers easy up on the amount of work that comes home but by this time of year, all bets are off and most kids have plenty of work to do. Then you add in sports, after school clubs and general tiredness, and some kids may begin the ever dreaded {Read More}

Just Dance 2015: My kids new favorite game!

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Do your kids love to dance? If they do, then you HAVE to get the newest Just Dance 2015! This game had quickly become my kid’s favorite game to play and can’t stop dancing and shaking with it! Just Dance 2015 is the perfect game to get the whole family up and moving. With a fresh tracklist of more than 40 of the hottest hits and throwback tunes, there’s really something for everyone! Players can dance along to hit songs like {Read More}

A Birthday Interview with the Oldest Pea

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Today is my oldest daughter’s birthday! She is turning 9 years old and I honestly cannot believe it. I swear it was just yesterday she was born, three weeks early, ready to meet the world! She is so smart, intuitive, caring and always thinks of others. She is quick on her toes and one amazing soccer player. My husband and I are so proud of the big girl she is becoming and can’t wait to see what amazing things she {Read More}

Classic Salt Dough Recipe

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  I have been using salt dough for years! It’s like the perfect dough for crafting and creating with. Made from only three ingredients it’s not only incredibly easy to make, but it’a uses are endless. This dough is great for using to make homemade ornaments out of (which make great hand-made holiday gifts!) or can be cut with cookie cutters to make any shape out of that can paint once hardened. This classic salt dough recipe will be all {Read More}

15- Minute Creamy Lemon Chicken Pasta

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With three kids we are always busy. Between school, playing soccer, religious education classes, after school clubs and homework sometimes I barely have 30 minutes to cook AND eat dinner before we are rushing out onto the next activity. I’m always tempted to grab something on the go, but not only is that expensive, but not always the healthiest of options. On these busy evenings, I love using some short cuts to help me make a mostly home-cooked meal that will {Read More}

THE Pin-it Party {77}

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Welcome to the 77th week of THE Pin It Party Pinterest Link Up! Click on each host to check out our favorites from last week and to find out if you were featured! Here are my three faves from last week. Hope you love them and PIN THEM, too! 1. 14 Canned Pumpkin Recipes // A Life in Balance 2. Creamy Chicken Pasta // New South Charm 3. Clothespin Manger  // Christianity Cove Grab the code for our button here! <a href=”http://www.elliepetrov.com”> <img src=”http://i1286.photobucket.com/albums/a618/CreativeGeekery/pinterest-linkup-button_zpsb0f0dd86.png” alt=”Creative {Read More}

Wine’d Down Wednesday {60}

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Welcome to the 60th week of Wine’d Down Wednesday! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone that has been linking with us so far, we are beyond thrilled to have you coming back week after week and just love reading all of your posts! We were all so excited and overjoyed that so many of you want to come and share your awesomeness with us. Keep on sharing and spreading the Wine’d Down love Are you interested in joining our fun? Why not {Read More}

Ways I’m Avoiding Eating My Kids Halloween Candy

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  Halloween is over and what’s left is a pile of worn costumes, wilting jack o’ lanterns and candy- tons and tons of candy. More candy than we would ever eat in our lifetime. I, like most people, like some candy now and again- who doesn’t? But being an adult (with a crappy metabolism and barely enough time to workout) know that eating that candy has it’s repercussions…usually to my thighs. So I try and avoid eating that candy- at {Read More}