Coca-Cola Mini Family Time Review

  • DIY Tabletop S'mores Roaster

    September 15, 2015

    With fall on its way and the outdoors beckoning I thought it would be fun to create a table top s'mores cooker. Something small and portable but great for roasting marshmallows on. I am so happy with how it turned out!! Today I'm going to share with you how you can make your own tabletop s'mores roaster, but first we have to talk about a few things.

  • Dia de Los Muertos DIY: Muertos Bottle People

    September 9, 2015

    For this project, I wanted to come up with a fun and meaningful craft that moms could make with their kids. Something happy and cheering to relay to true spirit of Dia de los Muertos. When I was a kid, my dad loved Coca-Cola and always pointed out to me how the Coke bottle looks like a person’s body. One of my favorite treats when I’m crafting is to drink a bottle Coke® mini.

  • Creating a Back to School Goals Time Capsule plus Printable Student Goal Planner: Coca-Cola

    September 8, 2015

    After talking with my youngest daughter, Niyah, I decided to work on a special project with her. She is my creative child who helps a lot behind the scenes with styling, photography and projects. I knew combining her love for crafts with her school goals would motivate her and give us something to do together.

  • Chocolate Coke® Float

    September 8, 2015

    Chocolate Coke Float Punch-chocolate ice cream and Coke were a match made in heaven! Create a magical punch for your Halloween party!

  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Coke®

    September 8, 2015

    A hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Coke® with tender chunks of beef, onion, carrots, sweet potatoes, and peas is just the meal for a chilly fall night. A Coke® mini gives it a little sweetness and adds to the flavor. I’ve had great success using it in a number of recipes including BBQ sauce and the crowd-pleasing Coca-Cola Cake which is one of my all-time favorite desserts.

  • DIY Tabletop S'Mores

    September 8, 2015

    The crisp cool air of Autumn makes the perfect setting for some outdoor #MiniFamilyTime. Create this DIY tabletop s'mores maker using upcycled Coca-Cola® Mini glass bottles and use it to enjoy the great outdoors with your family this Fall.

  • Coke® Float Ice Cream

    September 8, 2015

    There are certain memories as a kid that you just never forget, especially growing up in a small town. I remember going to see my grandparents, and when my granddaddy got home from running his sawmill, he would take me to our small hometown square to stop by the little local pharmacy to get a Coke Float.

  • Mini Backyard Vacation

    August 18, 2015

    Have you realized this summer is almost over? I just did and was thinking it would be nice to do one more special something with my family. I came up with a bunch of things we could do, but after looking at my budget realized a full blown vacation wasn't feasible. So instead of a full blown vacation I decided to use some creativity. Once I figured out how much I could spend I decided to create a mini backyard beach vacation.

  • Coca-Cola Backyard Camping

    July 14, 2015

    Our family is busy - I am guessing yours is too! Finding time to be together as a family can be a challenge as they get older. There are softball games, basketball tournaments, friends, camps and summer jobs. Even with all the demands for everyone's time... we are constantly trying to carve out family time any way we can because it is important to us. So... we had a mini campout!

  • Coke® Bottle DIY Outdoor Bowling Game

    June 17, 2015

    We have a pool in our backyard and one of my kids favorite activities is to dream up games to play in the pool. There’s the “go down the slide and try to land in the inner tube game”, the “see who can push the inner tube the furthest with the squirt gun game” and others. This year we’ve added a Coke bottle Bowling Alley to the mix. I came up with the idea and the kids helped me finetune it.

  • Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce

    June 17, 2015

    Even after 18 years of marriage and 17 years of parenting, my husband and I are still a little uncertain about what our role is in celebrating Mother's Day and Father's Day for each other. We've tried everything from the Mama Bear-too-cold approach (resulting in breakfast comprised of carrot sticks, olives, graham crackers, and milk at 5:30a.m.) to the Papa Bear-too-hot-approach (which got us a clown-car full of oil soaked eggplant at a Chinese restaurant, but that's a story for another day.) This year, I do believe the boys and I have hit the Goldilocks/Baby Bear-just-right point with a day of fishing, and a grilled dinner for dad complete with a batch of homemade Bold Chipotle Coca-Cola Barbecue Sauce.

  • Banana-Peanut Butter Fritters

    April 20, 2015

    Banana-Peanut Butter Fritters baked in the oven are like mini stuffed biscuits and they are sure to be a family favorite. Made with refrigerated biscuit dough, they are super easy to make and only a few ingredients are required. Now that my kids are teenagers (15 and 18) it seems half my day is spent trying to keep tabs on what they are doing. If you have teenagers I’m sure you do the same.

  • Affordable Family Mini Getaway Ideas for Spring Break Fun

    April 10, 2015

    Figuring out a getaway for a family of five can be challenging. There are expenses and schedules and finding a hotel that doesn’t require you to bed share with your man-sized teen to worry about. We usually invest in one major family vacation a year, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to get outside and have fun with The Dudes or provide them with educational travel experiences on a more regular basis. We are fortunate to live within commuting distance to the nation’s capital, one of the top destinations for tourists both international and domestic. The beauty of this location is that there is something to be had for every member of your family. We find mini getaways that can easily please my sports enthusiast, my two history buffs, my roller coaster rider, and me (who really just needs a good meal to round out a day) without even leaving the area code.

  • DIY Coke® Can Succulent Planter

    April 10, 2015

    Today it was 77 degrees and sunny outside. Two weeks ago it was 5 degrees and there was a foot of snow on the ground. Am I allowed to think that Spring may have finally decided to make an appearance? The presence of 4 or 5 days with temperatures above 60 degrees has led me to believe that a gardening project is totally justified. Our local garden center is a bit short on flowers right now, so I decided to play around with some succulents to make a fun centerpiece for our table.