Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

Do you have an artist in your home? At my house, my princess loves to draw, write, craft, and perform. She gets it from her mother. I am always on the lookout for materials she can use to create her masterpieces with. Bonus points if we can reuse or repurpose something in her art. Eco-Friendly is the way to be a superior artist after all. 
Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

Awhile back, I reviewed a box of back to school goodies including an Artterro doll kit. My girl adored the kit and ended up making dolls for her friends too. When Artterro got in touch with me a little while ago and asked if I would want to show off more of their products I said yes of course! After agonizing over which kit she wanted, a decision was finally made.

The Artterro Collage Jewelry Art Kit and an Art Journal Kit were delivered and I was relentlessly hounded until it was time to have a crafting playdate. 

Her friend is a lot like her, always making something. I knew these two would make excellent use of the jewelry kit. It took awhile to get started since choosing colors and patterns is soooooooo hard! But they finally were happy with their choices and got to work.

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

These girls are serious about their work. 

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

Words from the artists:

The colors are so pretty, look at these!

This is a lot of fun, can we get more kits?

I could do this ALL day!

Now I can make jewelry like we see at the store, and my dolls can wear matching necklaces.

Ooooo love it! - okay this one was me, but they did such a great job!

We could make jewelry to wear too!- my friend 

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

The finished products came out super cute and they had so much fun making them. They are planning on cranking out more eco jewelry pieces for me and her mommy too. Cute one-of-a-kind jewelry? Love! My daughter is saving the Art Journal for a “super, special project.” Whenever that is finished I will show it off. 

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

I love that Artterro was made by two moms on a mission! 

We are Forrest Espinoza and Jennifer Conn, two artists and mothers from Madison, WI. Years ago, we searched high and low for eco-friendly, creative art projects with beautiful materials, but they were nowhere to be found.  We started Artterro because we believe everyone is born creative. Sometimes the pace of our modern lives keeps us from making time for art; that’s where Artterro comes in! Our goal is to make it fun, easy and affordable for people to explore creativity with family and friends.

Artterro Eco-Friendly Arts and Crafts Kits for kids,  easy craft projects for kids, gift guide for girls #Giftguide

The Artterro web store is relaunching later this month.  Along with the full line of Eco Art Kits, the store will feature affordable, quality artist tools and extra materials, plus unique gift sets to make birthday and holiday shopping a breeze.  Be sure to follow Artterro on Facebook or sign up for their e-newsletter to hear about grand-opening promotions and specials later this month! 

Teachable Mommy readers are getting a special discount through the month of October. Enter “TM20″ during checkout for 20% off!

Which Artterro Kit will your artist love?


This post is sponsored by Artterro. I received free products for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own.

Johnsonville Pear sponsorship

If you are a soccer mom, football mom, or any sport mom you know how expensive team sports can be! For that reason and to tell everyone about this great FREE way to get money for your events/teams, I was excited to write this post about Pear. Johnsonville is partnering with Pear to sponsor your group. My Pear was created to help with the team sports at a local private school, the Virginia Academy Patriots

Johnsonville Pear sponsorship, #JohnsonvilleSponsors

Johnsonville apparel and charity sponsorship on is a simple way to raise money for your group. 

How it works:

  • Groups earn sponsorship money by creating a Pear for their group and sharing with others who complete digital incentives to earn more money.
  • Each group can earn up to $1,000 within a 10-day time frame.
  • That $1,000 can be used toward team apparel or can simply be a donation to the soccer team for team/league fees.
  • Each team member completes digital steps to earn dollars –
  • For every step team members complete, they’ll get dollars towards their goal.
  • The more tasks you complete, the more dollars you earn for your sponsorship.
  • At the end of the 10-day period, group leaders claim an online certificate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer or a check will be made out to the individual responsible for handing financials for the soccer team or organization.

Johnsonville Sponsorship Program 

It’s family time! Attention moms, aunts and girlfriends whose friends are like family. If you are in the Philadelphia, Pittsburgh or Baltimore areas, your social network can help raise $1,000 or more toward custom apparel! How? By getting sponsored by Johnsonville on Pear! Not a part of a group but your child is? You still qualify! To get started, create a sponsorship page on Pear & invite friends to join in. The more people who join, the more money your group can earn toward apparel and merchandise!
You can support the team I’m highlighting, the Virginia Academy Pear and create your own while you’re there! All it takes is a few simple steps and you are on your way to raising money for your team!
Free money for teams, group sponsorships with #JohnsonvilleSponsors

If you choose to create a Pear leave the link to your group in the comment section so we can all band together to support one another! Spread love and money :) 

*This post is sponsored by Global Influence. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.

Half Time Giveaway. Applegate Giveaway, #LunchingAwesome, Easy Kid Lunches

When I first heard about the new Applegate HALF TIME lunch kits I freaked out, in a good way. I loathe those other guys, the ones that rhyme with nastables, but the convenience factor is hard to ignore for a lot of parents. I see them all the time on field trips, even when the school says no to them. Meanwhile, I had stayed up the night before packing a healthy lunch for the kiddos and I. It wasn’t that fun, it took extra prep time, and I’m not a fan of a soggy sandwich. Every time, I was there in the kitchen wishing that someone, anyone would make something easy but good for them too. I thought it would never happen, but now Applegate has come to my rescue. 

I love HALF TIME™ for field, car, plane, train, any type of trip involving hungry children! These kits saved me on our long drive to South Carolina. And the upcoming pumpkin patch field trips I do not have to stress! A HALF TIME™ for each kiddo and this mama too. Who says kids get to be the only ones with a cool lunch? 

Applegate Half Time Giveaway


Applegate teamed up with Stonyfield and Annies to create the first pre-packed lunch kit with natural and organic ingredients. HALF TIME™ includes Applegate natural meats and cheeses (which have no artificial ingredients or preservatives, and are antibiotic- and hormone-free), Annie’s Homegrown crackers and snacks, and Stonyfield Organic YoKids Squeezers.

A recent survey found that 88% of parents thought pre-packed lunch kits were convenient, but 79% of those parents were concerned about the nitrates, preservatives and artificial ingredients in those kits. Now you don’t have to compromise between convenience and quality. Your kids get the “cool” appeal and you can lose the guilt.

Applegate sent the kids this very awesome package. We decorated the lunchbox together and worked on the activity book. I was super excited about the coupons, who wouldn’t be? The choosing of which one to try first, that was the hard part. In the end we all shared each one and the vote was they are all “yummy and super cool.” 

Ready to try out these awesome lunch kits for yourself?

Applegate is giving one Teachable Mommy fan a #LunchingAwesome prize pack including:

Half Time Giveaway. Applegate Giveaway, #LunchingAwesome, Easy Kid Lunches

    -All three varieties of HALF TIME: Turkey & Cheese, Ham & Cheese, and Bologna & Cheese

     -A draw-your-own lunch bag

     -A set of permanent markers


     -Activity book 

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield. All opinions are my own.

Chicken and Fried Rice One Pan Meal, Fried Rice and Chicken recipe, Easy Chicken and Fried Rice

Now that school and sports are back in full swing making dinner some nights can be a little hectic. I barely have time to remember my own name let alone make a gourmet 10 course meal and wash all the dishes that come with it. 

We love Chinese food and I have been working up the courage to attempt it at home for awhile. This dish was born out of that curiosity, the necessity for something easy, and the loathing of a lot of dishes. 

Chicken and Fried Rice


  • 2 cups leftover rice or instant rice
  • Chicken thighs cut into pieces (about 6 thighs)
  • Frozen vegetables- I used a stir fry mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Grapeseed or Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup of Teriyaki Sauce or Soy Sauce
  • 14.4oz can of chicken broth


  1. Heat oil in the Ozeri 12in Green Earth Pan until hot
  2. Add eggs and stir until cooked
  3. Break apart eggs into smaller pieces (think scrambled eggs)
  4. Add chicken and cook until browned
  5. Add chicken broth and Teriyaki sauce, bring to a boil
  6. Stir in vegetables and rice; cover the pan and let cook for 8-10 minutes or until everything is heated through 

Chicken and Fried Rice One Pan Meal, Fried Rice and Chicken recipe, Easy Chicken and Fried Rice

Chicken and Fried Rice One Pan Meal, Fried Rice and Chicken recipe, Easy Chicken and Fried Rice

The Ozeri Green Earth 12in Pan is joining my list of favorites. I have already reviewed the 8in and the 10in Ozeri pans, loving them both. There was no doubt that the big one, the 12in beast, would also find a place on my love list. I don’t always need to use such a big pan, but it is ideal for a stir-fry of any type, one pan meals, etc. 

Ozeri Green Earth Pans are completely non-stick without all the toxic chemicals found in traditional non-stick pans. The sturdy handle, deep sides, and large cooking surface helped me to keep all the recipe in the pan and not flung out onto the stove or countertops! This pan also has the textured cooking surface allowing the food to float, which means less cooking grease. Cleanup is easy and every Ozeri product is backed with a lifetime guarantee. You can see why I adore these pans.

You can buy the Ozeri Green Earth 12in Pan and other Ozeri products on Amazon today!

 Ozeri 12inch Green Earth Pan

I received a free pan for the purpose of this post. The links are Amazon affiliates. All opinions are my own.

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen! Win Frozen On Ice Tickets

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen! Win Frozen On Ice Tickets

I would ask if there is any Frozen fans in your house but that would be a silly question! We are big Frozen fans and when I heard that Disney On Ice was bringing Frozen to life I could not wait to see it. As shocking as it might seem, I have never seen Disney On Ice. Crazy right? Seeing Frozen on ice will be an amazing family experience!

Disney on Ice presents Frozen! will be coming to the DC, MD, and VA area next month at the Patriot Center and Baltimore Arena! Not only will be transported into the snow filled world of Arendelle but a few of my other Disney favorites are making special appearances too. We cannot wait, hurry and gran your tickets today before they are all gone!

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen! The heartwarming, Academy Award-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintery world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to your favorite songs, including “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” and “Let It Go.” Join royal sisters Elsa and Anna, the hilarious snowman Olaf, huntsman Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! 

Produced by Feld Entertainment, Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will also feature guest appearances by the beloved Disney Princesses as well as characters from The Lion King, Toy Story and Finding Nemo. Disney On Ice presents Frozen! will be at the Patriot Center from October 22 – 27.

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen! Win Frozen On Ice Tickets


Wednesday, October 22 _ Monday, October 27, 2014 

Show Times:

  • Wednesday. October 22 | 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday. October 23 | 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday. October 24 | 10:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. &  7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday. October 25 | 10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday. October 26 | 10:30 a.m.2:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
  • Monday. October 27 | 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, October 29 _ Sunday, November 2, 2014

Show Times:

  • Wednesday. October 29 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday. October 30 | 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday. October 31 | 10:30 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday. November 1 | 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m.
  • Sunday. November 2 | 11:00 a.m., 2:30 p.m., & 6:30 p.m.

Patriot Center Weekday Ticket Prices: $20, $35, $55 VIP, $85 Front Row

Patriot Center Weekend Ticket Prices: $25, $40, $70 VIP, $85 Front Row

Baltimore Arena Weekday Ticket Prices: $20, $25, $30, $50, $65

Baltimore Arena Weekend Ticket Prices: $25, $31, $41, $75, $100

Venue/Ticket Information: Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets via charge, by phone at 800-745 -3000; via; at the Patriot Center box office and at

To discover more about Disney On Ice, go to, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Disney On Ice Presents Frozen! Win Frozen On Ice Tickets, Frozen Coloring Sheet, Frozen on Ice Coloring Sheet 

While the kiddos color that, enter to win a family 4 pack of tickets to See Disney On Ice presents Frozen! at the Patriot Center on Monday October 27th 2014!


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I am a Feld Family Ambassador, and in exchange for this post and all time and efforts put into sharing my opinions and anything Feld Entertainment is offering, I was provided with complimentary tickets to Feld shows and opportunities to attend private Feld pre-show events. All opinions are my own. Feld is neither the a sponsor or endorser of this giveaway. The giveaway is god for the Baltimore Arena show on Monday October 27th 2014.

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