Tackle It Tuesday #127

by LisaW

Hello ladies! It’s Lisa, the Apron Queen- your resident tackler. Welcome to Tackle It Tuesday!  

Thanks so much to everyone who participated last week in our CLR Bath & Kitchen Tackle It Tuesday .

We had over 100 bloggers participate! And nearly 50 more of you tackled a non-CLR project. I just have to say You guys ROCK!  What fabulous tackles everyone had.

So, I bet you’re wondering who won the three $100 prize packages from CLR.

We chose the winners randomly, using Random.org. The winners are…

If you are a winner, please email us at info(at)5minutesformom(dot)com with your shipping information. Congratulations!

A big THANK YOU! also goes out to CLR for sponsoring this fun tackle and giveaway and to all of YOU for participating. :)

Well, I am doing a bit of my own tackling over at Confessions of an Apron Queen.

If you’d like to see me cooking up a quick, easy and delicious dinner for the Velveeta Casserole Challenge (and see me doing The Chicken Dance in my kitchen!), stop on by.

I’ll also be sponsoring lots of fun apron giveaways this week to encourage everyone to vote for my casserole on Thursday, October 30th. Don’t miss out!

Now, on with our guest tackler of the week.

5 Minutes for Mom’s very own Janice – the creator of Tackle It Tuesday – is tackling a fun project with her son Jackson this week.

Hi Ladies!

I missed you already! I just had to drop in for a “guest tackle” today.

“Tackling” is so in my blood after two years of Tackle It Tuesday, that whenever I do a project around the house my first thought is, “This would make a great tackle post!”

So, the other night, when Jackson and I tackled making something for the bake sale at school, I couldn’t resist grabbing the camera and recording the fun to share in a TT post.

At the previous bake sale, someone had been selling popcorn stuffed in surgical gloves. (Or some sort of “hands” as Jackson described it to me.) By the time Jackson got to the front of the line, this hot item was sold out. So of course, he wanted to make some when it was his class’s turn to provide the bake sale items.

I didn’t have any “hands” on hand, pardon the pun, so I suggested we make up little cellophane balls of popcorn. (Yes, I could have put them in ziploc baggies, but I thought we could fancy them up a bit.)

Jackson and I tackled after Olivia had gone to bed, so Jackson was already in his pajamas.

Of course, Jackson tried to eat as much of the popcorn as he could.

But we still had some popcorn left for the bake sale!

Jackson and I had a ton of fun together – and he got to stay up past his bedtime.

The next day, I volunteered at the school helping with the sale. I had a blast trying to manage the rush of kids attacking the bake sale table at recess and lunch.

And Jackson took full advantage of “working” at the table with me. I had a quite a “tab” to pay at the end. I think he ate about five or more treats!

It was definitely a fun and tasty tackle! :)

Join Us For Tackle It Tuesday

We’re making housework blog-able!

Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.

The project can be little or big – whatever you want. Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in getting our household tasks done. (It doesn’t even have to be housework… just whatever is on your To Do list.)

If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.


Happy tackling ladies…



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1 Robyn - Mom All Day October 28, 2008 at 12:05 am

Great idea! Fun for the kids to get involved with too. I’ll have to remember that one.

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2 The Apron Queen October 28, 2008 at 12:20 am

It’s a wonder any of that popcorn got to the bake sale! :) Too funny!

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3 Maddy October 28, 2008 at 12:47 am

Gosh! You’ve been doing this for 2 years already? That is a tackle in itself. Thanks so much for including photographs as I love it when bloggers are brave enough to take that step.

Almost worth investing in one of those popcorn machines! New one on me.
Best wishes

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4 Deb - Mom of 3 Girls October 28, 2008 at 12:56 am

Wow, looks like a lot of popcorn, and a lot of fun! I think we miss out sometimes – our school district doesn’t allow homemade treats for any school function due to allergy concerns. So not much incentive to sit down and bake with the girls very often.

Thank you so much for putting together and hosting the CLR tackle – it was a lot of fun, and I was absolutely floored when I came here to link up tonight and saw that I am one of the winners! You ladies rock! :)

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5 Jill Scott October 28, 2008 at 2:16 am

Thank you for hosting the tackle. I love to share.

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6 earthlingorgeous October 28, 2008 at 2:40 am

Oh my he does look like he had a lot of fun being the helper! Lotsa yummy popcorn in there! Lovely apron too! I hope you have a lot of sale!

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7 happyathome October 28, 2008 at 7:12 am

I’m all for the tastey tackles! Great job!

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8 The Happy Housewife October 28, 2008 at 7:41 am

That looks like a lot of fun! That would also be a great idea to give out during Christmas!
Toni

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9 Twisted Cinderella October 28, 2008 at 8:50 am

What a fun tackle! It sounds like he had a great time!

my tackle for this week is up

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10 heidi October 28, 2008 at 8:50 am

Yum!! I want some!!

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11 Amy October 28, 2008 at 9:09 am

Fun and easy for the kids to do…if they don’t eat it all first!

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12 susieshomemade October 28, 2008 at 9:28 am

Great tackle!!

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13 Shanna October 28, 2008 at 9:45 am

Looks like a tasty Tackle it Tuesday project! :) Yum! Do you have a recipe?

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14 Amber Jones October 28, 2008 at 11:03 am

Thanks for giving this to us.. we all need help tackling, and this helps keep me in check!

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15 Brandi October 28, 2008 at 11:34 am

That looks like a fun project! Have a great day!

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16 Lynne October 28, 2008 at 12:22 pm

Fun, Fun!

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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17 Steph October 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm

Wow I didn’t know there were still schools that allowed home made treats. It’s a big no no here. Too bad, I have great memories of making stuff for bake sales with my mom when I was a kid. Anyway, great Tackle, and great pictures. It looks like you had a lot of fun! :-)

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18 Jamie October 28, 2008 at 2:32 pm

isn’t fun to get the kiddos involved in stuff like that? I got my kids to help with chocolate chip cookies a couple weeks ago, and they absolutely loved it! Great tackle.

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19 Holli Seitz October 28, 2008 at 4:15 pm

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20 Doll Clothes Gal October 28, 2008 at 4:33 pm

Great post – fab idea to involve the kids too.

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21 Andrea October 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm

I am so happy to have found this. It is fun and keeps me getting things done.

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22 jobebybrandy October 28, 2008 at 6:22 pm

Great to hear from you Janice and seeing you having so much fun with your son making popcorn balls. I have several hands that love to help out in the kitchen also and it makes baking alot more fun with their own brand of help!!!

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23 Twisted Cinderella October 28, 2008 at 6:59 pm

Apparently, my comments were broken on my blog. It is all fixed up now, so come on over and let me know what you think of my tackle!

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24 Satsuki Rebel October 28, 2008 at 7:53 pm

I know that gloved one you’re talking about. I had thought of doing those for Halloween crafts but since I’ve got a nasty cold I probably won’t even manage the trick or treating piece. Lucky for me, my babe is still too young to know or care.

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25 Ashley October 28, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Mine was boring. All I did tonight was homework. I’m unpacking winter clothes tomorrow because it’s getting cold!

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26 CouponAddict October 29, 2008 at 10:22 am

Sorry I did not actually get it posted until Wednesday morning, I was having computer/internet issues on Tuesday. But itis up now. Post #80 My new clean kitchen table!!

Thank you!

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27 Wendy at Shopping Gems October 31, 2008 at 4:04 pm

I hope you got my email. I see my name listed above as one of the winners. Thanks a bunch. Please let me know if you received my shipping information. Thanks – Wendy at Shopping Gems

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