This post was sponsored by FLYJOY part of a fun new Microadventure series I am participating in but all opinions are my own.
Today’s post is a little different than my usual recipe. That’s right – no new recipe today, but I do have a fun craft idea. Not into crafts? Come back Wednesday. Looking for a craft to do with your kids for Valentine’s Day? You’re in the right place!
So why am I straying from my usual recipe posting format? For one, I’ve been wanting to incorporate some more family posts into g&c to share more life with Lars. To give me the kick in the rear and inspiration I needed to do this, I’ve teamed up with FLYJOY for a fun bi-monthly series in which I’ll be posting about different microadventures in which we get out and do fun things.
This month’s microadventure was to create or appreciate art. I have a growing list of art projects that I want to do with Lars, so this was the perfect opportunity to get me to actually do one of them!
A footprint art project seemed like the cutest yet easiest route to go, and since Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I decided to recreate this idea from Pinterest. I called up my sister-in-law to see if she wanted to spend an afternoon making Valentines with our boys. She was all for it!
We made two versions of the Valentine’s cards – one was an open-faced heart and the other was inside of a card. We used some fun stamps and paper that my sister-in-law had from scrapbooking (she’s much more crafty than I am!) and I think they turned out super cute!
One lesson we learned from making a Thanksgiving footprint craft is that paint is messy and a stamp pad is much easier. Not only is it less messy but it also creates a way cuter and more detailed footprint.
Of course, as moms of boys we have to be sure to keep ourselves fueled through out the day to chase them around. We made some hot cocoa with Rum Chata (um, YUM!) and I also love having energy bars to grab quick for a mid-afternoon snack. This is where FLYJOY Quinoa Bars come in.
What I love about FLYJOY Bars is the minimal ingredients used to make them and I can pronounce ALL of them! The bars are made from a combination of quinoa, chia seeds, flaxseed, oats, and nut butter. Then depending on the flavor (cashew cookie dough is my fave!) there are add-ins like unsweetened coconut, cranberries, dried blueberries, and cacao nibs. Along with that the bars are non-GMO, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, Kosher D certified and taste great, too. I absolutely love them!