Hosting a Reading Party

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of EVEREADY®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Since my twins have started first grade, their passion for reading has just grown. Each day they spend time reading at school and they bring home lots of books to share every night at home. My four year old is sounding out simple words and getting excited about being as a good a reader as her sisters one day. To celebrate reading, I decided to surprise my girls with a Pajama Jam Reading Party. This was easy to do thanks to Scholastic and EVEREADY® who are teaming up to help families shine a light on reading, even in the dark!


Hosting a Reading Party - Find out how to have a Pajama Jam Reading Party at home. Perfect activity for a reluctant reader. #sponsored

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Black Glue and Salt Leaves

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We have been on a Fall Leaf kick here at Mess for Less. Recently, we made these Fall Leaves Window Stickers and they are still adorning our front window. As part of that project, I created a fall leaf printable. I loved how the printable turned out and I wanted to be able to use it again for another activity. I remember how we had made Fall Leaves Using Black Glue in the past and decided to make them again but add a twist by using my leaf printable and adding salt. If you have never used salt with watercolors before, your kids will love the textured art created when you combine the two. We used a similar process when we made Black Glue and Salt Watercolor Rainbows

Black Glue and Salt Leaves - get your free leaf printable and make these gorgeous, textured Fall decorations.
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Toasted Italian Sandwich - Food Fun Friday

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If I could, I would eat Italian food every day. This may have something to do with my being raised by a mother and grandparents who immigrated to the US from Italy. All I ate as a kid was Italian food. I have distinct memories of heading to the local Italian deli or salumeria, as it was known, to pick up freshly carved deli meats such as ham, salami and pepperoni. When we got home I would open up the packages and start eating the meats right away, not even waiting to make a sandwich. They were that good. When I tried Oscar Mayer Old World Style Pepperoni and Salami products, I was brought back to my childhood memories of the deli. I was so inspired by the fresh, authentic taste that I created a Toasted Italian Sandwich that has become my new favorite lunch. Try it and see if you don't agree!

This Toasted Italian Sandwich will become your new lunchtime favorite! #sponsored #OldWorldStyleOM

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