Friday, October 19, 2012

Top 5 Plants To Have in Your House!

Do you have Plants in your house?  I mean real plants that you have to water?

Trust me I know it can be SO hard...but if you can find it in your week to water them and keep them alive, the benefits are totally worth it, not just for you but for your entire family! 

On our "Family Calendar" that is on the wall in our kitchen you will find in every week a specific day that I designate as my "Water Plants Today" day of the week.  And trust me I have had to move it a few times when I just did not get around to that chore for that specific day.

But when I do, I have to say "I love It".  Here is the collection in my home so far. 

That is 8 Real Plants so far!  I used to have 2 more, but I never said I had a Green Thumb :)  
Oh, and don't be fooled, I still have a few fake ones sitting around too :) 
This picture above is all of my plants sitting in the backyard because today is "Water Plants" day.

To help you start collecting Real Plants in your home, let me give you some of the top benefits as well as the Top 5 Plants to buy!


1) Convert Carbon Dioxide into Oxygen

2) Help to remove: trichloroethylene (used in inks and paint), 
benzene (found in oils and paints), and formaldehyde (found in particle board, foam, insulation).

3) Help to trap other toxins and pollutants in the air.
4)Beautiful for decorating any space.

5)Very Cost effective on any budget.

**Plants make great gifts, especially for a baby shower :) 

Top Effective Plants to Have in Your Home:

1)Spider Plant-(Natural Air Purifier and great for your kids rooms, just keep high or hang from the ceiling - Great Baby Shower Gift)
**Not poisonous.

2)Bamboo Plant-(great for your living rooms and tables)
**Can be toxic for pets if eaten. 

3)Peace Lily - Beautiful and great for removing benzene and formaldehyde in rooms. 
**Can be poisonous to Pets, so keep on table.

4)Golden Pathos - One of my Favorites, but needs water every week for sure. **They say they are poisonous if your pet eats it but my dog and cats have never tried.

5)Corn Stalk Dracaena - Beautiful plants, I have one in my above picture.  It is the first plant starting from the left. **There are over 40 plants in this family and some are poisonous and some are not. 

If you are really concerned be sure to always check if a plant is poisonous either online, or by asking your local nursery.  I have never had a problem with my pets but if you are concerned you can ask the workers at any nursery you go to :) Also, If you would like a more in depth post on plants let me know :)   

Happy Breathing Fresh Air, and Happy Friday!      


Friday, October 12, 2012

What I Wore Friday + My Great Deal at Old Navy

Yeahhh it's Friday!!!  

All Fridays are the best right, but for me this friday is so exciting.  I am headed to a Woman's Conference with some of my dearest friends to see "Beth Moore".  One of the best Christian speakers around (in my opinion).  Since it is at the Long Beach Convention center I can probably guarantee they are going to be pumping the A.C., so I am going to bring my new RED Peacoat Jacket, I got at the old Navy 1 Day Sale last week for only $15.  Which is regularly $34.94.  I got a few more things too...I can't wait to show you!

Happy Friday !!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Official NFL Cheerleaders 1st Ever Alumni Event

Hi Friends, I wrote this post for our Charger Girls Alumni Blog to share with all of our girls and since the NFL has been such a GREAT part of my life, I thought I would share it with you too.  If you are new to my Blog if you read my AboutMe you would find out that I danced for the San Diego Chargers for 7 Ah-mazing years.  And as a Veteran or Alumni I was asked to attend an event for all NFL Alum's with me representing the Chargers and Charger Girls!  I hope you enjoy it!
As my bags are packed, my spirits are high and the babysitter (aka my mom) is set to watch all 3 babies. Thank you Mom!!  
My husband and I are over joyed to be a part of the very first ever "Official NFL Cheerleaders Alumni" event taking place in Washington D.C. I will be representing the Alumni for the San Diego Chargers, Charger Girls.  How exciting is this!  
When you become an Alumni of any group it's always fun to attend events and reconnect, but to be able to be apart of such an Elite group in the National Football League, and representing the "Hottest Dance Team in the NFL" in my opinion is not only an honor but a blessing. I was a Charger Girl for 7 years.  My Charger Girl years were 99,00,01,02,05,06,07
Now let me give you the idea behind this new NFL Cheerleaders Alumni Group and the layout for what the weekend looked like for July 27th & 28th 2012.  Hosting this years 1st ever event were the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, which explains why the event was being held in Washington D.C.  The reason the Redskins wanted to host this was because this year 2012, marks the 50th Anniversary for their Cheerleading Team.  And 50 years is definitely a number to be Celebrated!  The Hotel hosting the Resort was the Gaylord National Hotel and Resort along with the Marriott.  I have to say that the Gaylord was sold out completely so my husband and I did not get to stay there but directly cross the street was a Marriott that had space for us.  WOW, let me show you what this amazing hotel looks like!
The Gaylord National Resort & Hotel in Arlington, VA

Now take a look at the river that this amazing hotel over looks! (This picture was taken by myself as my husband and I are taking a river boat over to Old Town Alexandria Virginia to walk around and eat dinner).  Oh, and that small Red building to the left of the Gaylord Hotel is the Marriott Residence Inn Suites where we stayed.  So it was actually perfect that we could just walk across the street to the events even though they were not held at the Marriott. 
Now that you know where we are staying let me show you what the Agenda looked like. 
"Reunion of Former NFL Cheerleaders and 
 The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders 50th Anniversary Celebration"
Friday, July 27, 2012

Directors Meeting
NFL Cheerleaders Alumni Director's Meeting

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders 2012 Calendar Release Event

Meet and Greet
(Due to overwhelming response to attend Meet and Greet the location and time had to be )
Dress:  Casual

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sponsored by Prime Executive Limousine
Tour of FedEx Field - 9:30-11:00am
Depart FedEx at 11:15am
Tour of Washington, DC - 11:30-1:30pm
Return to hotel at 2:00pm
Dress:  Casual

Tailgate Reception
Sponsored by EES
Atrium Area outside Cherry Blossom Ballroom
Registration, Vendor Tables, Silent Auction

Game Time!
Cherry Blossom Ballroom
Reunion of Former NFL Cheerleaders
Sit-down dinner, show, and dancing
The NFL alumni reunion will be combined
with the WRCAA 50th Anniversary celebration
Attire: Semi-formal - Sparkle and Shine!

Emcee: Larry Michael, Senior Vice President, and Executive Producer of Media, The Washington Redskins
Guest Speakers:  Governor Bob McDonnell, Former Redskins Great, Mark Moseley, Stephanie Jojokian, Director/Choreographer, The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Scheduled performances by The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders and former NFL alumni cheerleaders
 and recording artists Melissa Burnos (Miami), Meah Pace (Ravens), and Shaunte' Usual (Redskins)

Special Guest Appearance by 3-Time Grammy Nominated/Billboard #1  Jazz Artist, Ski Johnson

Music provided by DJKopec
As Brad and I arrived thursday night, that gave us all of friday day to tour downtown Washington D.C. and see some of the amazing sights.  This is what made this trip extra special for us.  Some of you might know this but many of you may not.  My husband Brad worked at the White House for President Bush Jr. in 2002 in the Department of Justice.  When we got married we had always talked about a trip to D.C. that we would take one day where he could show me where he worked and what his life looked like back then.
Well three babies later we were still dreaming and just talking about it.  Until, this NFL Alumni Event opportunity came up.  So thank you, NFL Alumni Event.....we finally made this dream happen.

Friday night as you can read on the itinerary we had a Meet & Greet.  We did not make it to the Redskins Calendar Release Party before hand because it was sold out.  It was open to the public and no spots were left.  But that's ok, we got to meet some of the girls saturday :) The Meet and Greet was great, and so fun getting to meet so many other ladies from the other teams who are now Alumni's of their NFL organizations.  I do have to say, all weekend so many people were so excited that a representative from San Diego flew all the way there to represent the
Charger Girls! 

Saturday!!! Yeah, it's finally here.  For any Football lover, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Today we got to go visit and tour the Redskins Stadium, "FedexField".  I can not tell you how excited I was to get to do this, and to be able to share it with my husband!  As an NFL cheerleader there are parts of the Stadium that you get access to, for example the Locker Rooms and Tunnels.  These are spots that are so special to BIG SUNDAY Game Day that the public never gets to see or experience like we do.  Sharing this now with my husband and seeing him excited and asking questions like "Does it look like this at Qualcomm, and "Do we have a dance studio in our stadium for the girls like they do?"  made my year.   It was even fun to laugh and say NO, all the stadiums are different. :) Here are some fun pics from inside their stadium.

In the picture above (left) of the field, the Big Screen says
"The Redskins Welcome the Washington Redskin Cheerleaders & Alumni Association To Fedex Field" 

In the 3 pictures above from left to right.  1st I am in the dance room in the stadium where the Cheerleaders get to practice on Game Day. This dance room is amazing...NO the Charger Girls do not have this.  We practice out on the field before each home game.  The middle picture is my husband and myself in the Players Locker Room sitting in their Game Day cubbies.  Last to the right is a big mural that is on an entire wall inside the stadium.

Above are pictures with some of the Redskins Cheerleaders!

What a great experience right, now I thought I would show you the group picture with all of the Alumni's that attended from teams across the NFL.

This experience was so wonderful but we still had a few more things to see.  Sadly we did leave the Stadium but now the Limo Bus we were on was going to drive around downtown D.C. for a little sight seeing.  Which worked out great because there were a few spots we did not get to see from our sight seeing the day before.  Here is a picture of all the Alumni's in front of the Capitol.

This was our last stop on the tour before we headed back.  As you can see on our itinerary we have a big night ahead of us.  So as the bus dropped all of us off at the hotel we had a little bit of down time to get ready for tonight.

The NFL Alumni Event is finally here.  We are celebrating the Washington Redskins 50th Anniversary as well as the NFL's 1st ever Cheerleaders Alumni Event. As we got to the banquet room each NFL Alumni got a large bag full of goodies and stuff for us from sponsors and the Redskins Organization.
The evening was wonderful, there was a dance performance from the Redskins Cheerleaders new team, guest speaker the Governor Bob McDonnell along with a slide show and music.  Oh, the food was pretty good too.  They even introduced us team by team and had us come up to show all the Alumni's at this event.  For this dinner event I was accompanied by one other former Charger Girl Alumni, Natalie Voight.

I have to say it again, the girls were so excited that representatives from San Diego flew all that way to be a part of this event.  It was such a wonderful weekend, dinner and event but even more special that I got to share it with my husband!  If you have never been in the NFL and you are reading this then I should say that in the NFL there are a lot of great opportunities you get to experience but most (not all) of them do not allow for you to bring a guest.  That is why I keep expressing how cool it was to be allowed to bring my better half with me to this.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my story and if you are an Alumni Cheerleader the next event is being set for 2 years from now.  From what we were told at the dinner, the next NFL Cheerleaders Alumni event will be in 2014 and held by the Atlanta Falcons. Also, if you would like to stay in touch with me and follow what my family and I are up to you can find me on my blog Three Water babies.

Once A Charger Girl, Always A Charger Girl!!


Friday, October 5, 2012


Hi friends, I am so sorry I am getting this info out SO late but if you have not heard...TOMORROW Saturday October 6th, 2012 is the Old Navy 1 Day Wonder Sale

 All Fleece Jackets will be on Sale for only $15.  

Now that is a great deal.  I am sure you are thinking, why would I buy a jacket, when it is so HOT?  Because friends, it is on SALE!  This sale is like a great deal on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving yah know.  So take advantage and get to your local store early :)  I think you can buy up to 5 jackets and get the deal on each jacket.  You will be so happy you did when it's raining out and you are wearing your new jacket! 

Don't believe me, check out the Old Navy Facebook page !!

Good Luck, and happy shopping :) 


Monday, September 17, 2012

Home Made Brown Sugar Body Scrub

"Home Made Brown Sugar Body Scrub"

Hi friends, here is a great Beauty gift you can make for a friend or yourself :) 

I just love to start making this when FALL comes around.  Its great for dry skin and a wonderful gift for anyone this Holiday Season!  

Here is What you will need to make the Scrub!

1) Brown Sugar Raw - it's a little rough so it's good for the scrub

2) Extra or Regular olive Oil

3) Optional - Pure Vanilla, or some sort of essential oil for the smell

Ok, lets GO..... this is Fast and Easy!

Put 1 cup of your Brown Sugar into a bowl, ADD 1 cup of the Olive Oil, ADD 1 teaspoon of vanilla if you wish, or just a few drops of your essential oil (be very careful, essential oils can be very strong, so I would say 2 drops is enough) and MIX!  To this batch I also added 1 tablespoon of Avocado Oil.
Mix until all the sugar and oil are blended together well. Next put it into a container, I use plastic because I keep mine in the shower and if it were glass and I broke it in the shower, that would be very bad. So my recommendation is a plastic jar :) 

Last, I wrap mine with some garland and add a spoon for scooping it out!  Its a great gift and I hope you try it. 


Sunday, September 16, 2012

What I Wore Sunday

What I Wore Sunday!

So let me just start by saying that one of my favorite things to do is go through my Blogger Reading List of all the Blogs I follow and look at their "What I Wore" Posts.  I love to see how other girls get dressed up and what inspires them to buy certain clothes :)  My absolute favorite posts!

So I thought I would do 2 things with my Post you what I wore to church today and tell you where I got my pieces, then later in the week try to re-make my skirt with my sewing machine...hahah again I said "TRY"  :)  

Top: $15 Found in a small shop in Corona Del Mar, CA
Skirt: H&M $24
Shoes: TJMax  $34
Earrings: A gift from my sister-in-law Cathy :)
Necklace & Bracelet: Brighton....not sure the price but both were on sale :) 

Oh, man looking at this picture I I need a tan, and my roots need a touch up...but this is me :)  Have a Blessed week!


Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday's FAMOUS 5 Ingredient Fix

5 Ingredient Fix With Cat Cora's Salsa
Hi friends, here is another dinner for you and your family to family loves it!!  This meal is Tacos, or Burritos which ever you prefer all topped with Famous Chef Cat Cora's Pineapple Salsa that I love.  I got this recipe about 2 years ago when my friend invited my hubby and I to Chef night at the MACY'S Home store in their beautiful kitchen section.  Only a few tickets were given out and we were so grateful that my friend chose us to spend the evening with them.  That night not only did we get to sit up close and watch Cat Cora talk to us and Cook for us, but we got to eat everything she was cooking.  It was an appetizer, meal (She did a Flank Steak topped with her Pineapple Salsa) and desert...oh yeah and Wine.  It was so amazing that I have added her Salsa to my list of favorites to make so I thought I would now pass it on to you :)  I hope you enjoy!
P.S. Cat Cora also signed my friends Cook book by Cat Cora...I was so bummed I did not have one, maybe next time...if that ever happens again :) 
All it takes is:
5 ingredients to make the tacos
5 sides to put on your tacos
5 ingredients to make the Famous Pineapple Salsa
1) Turkey Meat or Ground Beef
2) MISSION Taco Kit, that comes with the seasoning, taco shells and Red Sauce
3) Onions
4) MISSION Tortillas
5) Beans - I like to make the beans an option instead of the meat  or a side dish
To Make the Tacos, Brown your meat in a pan, ADD your Onions diced up, ADD 2/3 cup water with the packet of Taco seasoning from the kit.  Stir until the meat is cooked all the way through and you are done.  The taco meat is ready.  Put on simmer to keep warm.  Slightly cook the taco shells in the oven at 325 degrees for about 5 minutes, and warm up  your tortillas and beans.  We are almost ready to eat.
1) Lettuce
2) Avocado
3) Tomato
4) Lemon
5) Lime
**You Can do any sides you like, Cheese, sour cream, etc.....just cut them up and put out for your guests to apply to their tacos or burritos as they like.
1) Pineapple (Can or Fresh)
2) Rice Vinegar
3) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4) Red Onion
5) Lime
*She also adds Salt and Cilantro....I am not a fan of either so I put a few shakes of salt but NO cilantro.
To Make the Salsa, you are going to cut up your pineapple rings, or your fresh pineapple so there is NO skin left on it.  Dice the Pineapple up so it's in small pieces.  I used about 5 rings from my canned pineapple.  Put that into a bowl then ADD 1 TBSP Rice Vinegar, 2 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1/2 the Red Onion diced up, then squeeze the juice from 1 whole lime.  I also added a little bit of the pineapple juice from the can.  Mix it all together and you are ready to serve over your tacos.
*Cat adds 3 TBSP on fresh Cilantro and 1 teaspoon of kosher salt. 
And now Here is your MEAL!!!!
I hope you try it!  

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fall FOOTBALL Tea Time

What does Fall mean to you?  That is what the theme was at the Woman's Tea/Brunch Kick-Off at my church, Newport Mesa Church.  So my dearest friend Sara and I threw around a bunch of theme ideas and what did we come up with this year....."FOOTBALL" of course.  :) 
After all, for this football girl, FALL always means, Sundays full of Football, and Monday Nights big game every week.  My favorite time of the year! Go Chargers! 
So, I thought I would share with you a few pictures of our table since we were the hostesses and then show you a few of the other table themes.  For all crafters seeing what everyone else does is so fun. 
Football Table - Robin and Sara
Gift - Our gift for each lady was 2 packs of popcorn that Sara wrapped super cute.
(sorry for the shadows, we had umbrellas everywhere to help shade the patio)

We had a full table, and great conversation!

Here are some of the other tables...from left to right we have a lemon and lime sunflower table, next we have a candle wreath table, next a Sea Horse Beach style table, and last a warm Fall color themed table with gorgeous towels that were embroidered for each guest.  But altogether I believe we had probably 15 was a great Brunch!

Last, The guest speaker was a woman I have come to know and admire dearly Johanna Townsend.  She was the guest speaker and although she might joke that she went over her allotted time, I could have sat there for another hour listening to her.  Her speech was about "Life's Interrupts" and she shared great interrupts and then some not so great ones from her life.  But most of all she shared her struggle right now with Breast Cancer and closed her speech by saying "that each journey is all our own, and that she will continue to praise our Almighty GOD until her last breath"... it was such a wonderful speech and I was honored to be there to hear her...Johanna You are SOOOO LOVED :) 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Friday's 5 Ingredient Fix

Fridays 5 Ingredient Fix
Hi friends I hope you all had a great week and are adjusting to the new school year that we are all about to start into.  For us, it's preschool time and that means we have a new season of change.  As I am very excited for this new school year for our oldest son "Kai" (almost 4 yrs old) I find that my days are going to look very different than they have in the past 4 years.  
How will I still get all of my daily chores done?  That I am still trying to figure out but I do know how I can make it much easier when it comes to a fast, easy and healthy dinner meal.  So I thought I would share one of the favorites in our house with you.  

"It's my Chicken and Rice Meal"
But really let me be soooooo clear when I say, I am not a good cook and I will not claim to be.  But I do love to try and I tend to find something I love and make that a LOT.  So much that the hubby and kids are asking for something else.  
And since I have not made this one in a while I thought I would share :)
I hope you enjoy and try it!
All you need to buy are 5 ingredients:
1) Chicken - I get the boneless, skinless thighs
2) Onion - I like to use the White and since I love onions I use 2 large ones
3) Mushrooms - I prefer the bulb ones
4)Rice - I use white rice, but you can use brown too 
5) THE DRESSING - this is the KEY ingredient - if you use something else it will not taste the same :) 
Here is a better picture of the Dressing.  It is called GIRARD'S Light Champagne, and it is actually found in the salad dressing section of the grocery store, but I use it as the marinade.  Make sure to buy the "Light".  If you buy the regular one, I find that it has a thick oil base to it and it does not taste quite the same :) 
The Next steps are super easy, cut up your chicken and put them in a glass dish, then cut up your onions and mushrooms and put on top of chicken.  Last shake your dressing and pour over all the ingredients in the dish.  I like to use 2 bottles of the dressing.  It makes so much extra that we have plenty for lunches and dinner throughout the week. 

Now Cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to an hour.  Cook until your chicken is moist and cooked all the way through.  While my chicken is cooking I put the rice in the rice cooker and there you have it.  Once the chicken is done, my rice is keeping warm in the rice cooker and we are ready to eat.  Oh, the house smells so good at this point too :) 
Here is your meal.  Put your rice on a plate or in a bowl, then scoop out your chicken marinade and pour over the top.  You can also add any side dish you like.  I added peaches to this meal since I already had a great mix of proteins and carbs. 

Like I said Super EASYYYYYY!!!  I hope you love it.  Let me know if you do :) I would love to hear from you! 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Popsicle Stick Prayers

"Popsicle Stick Prayers"
Hi All, my name is Robin and I am pretty new to this blogger world but starting to get the hang of it thanks to my wonderful friend Summer at  I couldn't be more thankful that she is letting me crash her blog for the day to not only share my fun kids project, but to also GIVEAWAY a $20 JoAnn's gift card just for liking my FB page and then following my blog.
 Keep reading and I will give my links to enter the giveaway at the end. 
If you do not know me my blog is called "Three Water Babies"
and it is about the fun crafts that I do with my kids to help their creative minds exercise at such young ages, ( 3yrs, 2yrs & 1yr old) and then also to teach them to sit still for a length of time....focus, focus, focus can be hard for anybody at any age.  So daily we practice focusing on one thing for a period of time.  My challenge is to make it REALLY interesting, and if I can do that then I can usually get a good amount of attention from all 3 babies.  
Here is the fun project I did with the babies this past week. I call it "Popsicle Stick Prayers"! You are going to paint popsicle sticks on one end, then on the other end you will write a name of someone you can pray for.  Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Cousins, Friends, someone you know who needs prayer.  Then every night at bed time we let the kids pick one stick and we say a prayer for them at bedtime along with our normal bedtime prayers.  You go through all of the sticks and then start over when you have prayed for everyone.  The great part is you can always add another stick if you hear of someone who is sick and needs prayer.  It's a great way to teach your children the power of prayer and how to make it a part of their daily bedtime routine.
What you will need: 
1) Popsicle Sticks - This bag was on sale at JoAnn's for .97 cents  (I bought 3 bags)
2) Paint - these I found at JoAnn's for .57 cents each
3) Sharpies  - to write the names on
4) Jar or something to put your sticks in
5) Rocks, jellie beans or just something to fill the jar with so your sticks stand up
6) Paint Brush - I could not find mine so I used a sponge and just cut it up into small squares

Now you are ready to Paint your popsicle sticks.....oh the book is there so I can put the popsicle stick in between the pages to let dry (see the picture below) 
Here is a picture of how I used the book to let the sticks dry - Sorry the book is for my Medical Classes
Here is what ours looked like after the painting was done
Next is the fun part for the kids.  I actually did not let them paint the sticks but I told them that once they were all dry that they could color on them with markers while I wrote the persons name on each one.  They were totally happy with that, and so they colored on the back side of all the names :) 
Here is what they look like with all the names on them!
Last all you need to do is put them in a fun Jar that you can place in your home.  We keep ours in the kitchen since we are there all the time and it helps me to not forget about them.  Here is another trick, once you have pulled a stick and prayed for the person you can put it back in the jar upside down so all you see is the paint.  That helps you to know that you have already prayed for that person and to pick a different stick.  Once all of the sticks are showing paint, that means you have prayed for everyone and you now flip them all over and start again!
Our Finished Prayer Jar
I hope you enjoyed reading about our fun craft, and hopefully you will try this in your house too!  Now for the fun part.....Who wants to WIN $20 to JoAnn's.  
Here is what you will need to do.  
1)Like my Facebook Page
2)Become  GFC follower on my Blog Page PLUS Leave a comment
Thanks again to Summer for letting me share on her wonderful Blog :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Animal Time * A Fun Kids Project Using Flip-Flops

ANIMAL TIME!  -  Fun Kids Project

Hi Friends, I hope you are all having a wonderful week!  As we continue to search for fun things to do with our kids this summer, I came up with a super easy and fun project that your kids might love.

So in our house a pair of "Flip-Flops" are a hot commodity.  My daughter Makenna will steal any pair she can find, even mine for example that are way too big for her and she will claim them as hers and wear them all day.  So in the spirit of "Flip-Flops" I thought I would get the kids some new ones and spice them up!  

So I decorated them in fun ANIMAL faces....and they love them!  Here is what they look like and how you too can make these for your kids.

Here is how I made them: 
I bought this box of fun Animal Faces at JoAnn's Fabric Store.  The box was $7.99 - but with a coupon you can get it for half that price.  Or you can check their $1 bins, and they have single packets on sale for .50 cents....although the single packets do take a little more work for you.  On those you will have to cut them to size and use marker or sharpie on them to create the animal face.  I went for the box because all I had to do was hot glue the pieces together and it came with so many that we have lots of extras.

Next:  Once you have the box of animal faces, lay out the faces you want to make.  Next you will need a sharpie, scissors and yarn...oh and of course your flip-flops. Also, you might want to start heating up your glue gun at this point. You will see that most of the faces have 2 pieces to make the face.  Take the piece that will lay against the flip-flop.  Using your sharpie mark on the back side where you want to cut small slits to run the yarn through.  I did this so that I could use the yarn to tie the animal face to the flip-flop.  Here is what that step looks like.

As you can see, I made small cuts in the first layer of the animal face, then used my yarn to tie it to the flip-flop.  The next step is easy.  Just use your glue gun to put the rest of the animal face together.  As you do this you can try your best to glue your pieces over the yarn.  An there you have it, a super cute, fast and easy Animal Face Flip-Flop !!!

The kids just love them....they actually love them so much that we decided to make all the animal faces in the box!!!  Making the cost of the box all worth it.  Oh and if you are wondering about the flip-flops, those are on sale for .74 cents at JoAnn's Fabric as well.  

I hope you enjoy this project and continue having a great summer.

Much Love,