Thursday, June 28, 2018

Free Shoe Tying Class for Kids? Yes Please!!!

Did you know that Nordstrom offers free shoe tying classes for kids?  Well now you do!  The kids shoe department offers them on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 9:30 am (a half hour before the store opens).

My sister told me about this and said that your kids go in not knowing how to tie their shoes and they leave knowing how to.  So I took my kids and that was totally true for my son who is 8, but my 6 year old daughter didn't quite get it down, but came pretty close - she just needs a little more practice.

My son is tying his shoes now all the time by himself, helping his friends and his sister tie their shoes, and feeling proud.  When the class is over, they get a fun little print-out with instructions on shoe tying (see picture) and a fun prize bag and a balloon too.

It's free and totally worth your time to go.  Just call your local Nordstrom and speak to the kids department to get your littles signed up for this fun, free class.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Quick time saving tip for dinner!

Tonight I made beef tacos for dinner, and as I reached for the spice jar I made specifically for beef tacos I was thinking about what a time saver it is to have the spices already mixed and ready to go.  So I thought I'd share this recipe time saver tip with my readers.

We all have some recipes that require a bunch of spices, right?  Well instead of measuring out the spices for the recipe each time I make it, what I've been doing to save myself time is so simple.  I triple the amount of spices needed, and then I put it all into a spice jar, give it a stir and then label it for whatever recipe it's for, like "Fish Taco Seasoning" or "Taco Seasoning" and then I just sprinkle it onto the meats that I'm cooking and don't have to measure it out each time.

Here is the seasoning mix I did tonight, which I use on my beef tacos:

2 teaspoons dried minced onion
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic or garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

Triple it, put it in a jar, and you get to skip measuring it all out the next few times you make beef tacos!  You can save old spice containers or buy some spice containers here on Amazon.

Enjoy getting dinner on the table a little bit faster :)