Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Snack Buckets

Lately, we have been into our little snack buckets:
They are PERFECT for outdoor snacking
I got these at Michael's for $1.00 each.

    We fill them with all kinds of snacks.  With the popcorn they each get their own bucket.  Otherwise, when Annie comes in for a snack (never fails) I hand her a bucket of fruit & she takes it out to the swingset to share with Bo & the neighbors.

In Spring & Summer we LOVE to spend as much time outside as possible.

I should warn you though...if you fill them with popcorn it is pretty light & sometimes it spills.   Rocco is happy about that!

They are perfect for snacking on the go.
Bo is off to the backyard to swing!

The buckets ALWAYS come back empty.


Marla said...

What a great idea, Libbie! But how do you get anything done being around those kids all day? I would get nothing done because of squishing their cheeks and kissing those noses. Too! Darn! Cute!

Andrea said...

Great idea! We use a similar bucket with our granddaughter.

PS: Sitka has an award for you at All Gods Creatures.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Well their Aunt to send them something to put in their buckets...OMG I love coming by here.
Libbie sweetie you tell Annie that I got her signed autographed magazines today and laughed and cried when I saw how she signed them. Of course I am taking a picture of them for my site.
I cannot ever thank you enough for all that you do for me...sending me these was just tooooo sweet of you and I will treasure them for ever and can not wait to send Kaci hers.
This was just what I needed this morning because really depressed over my injury...waiting on the them to call me now about an MRI. My back is swollen and they don't know what the cause is...really mad at me for doing this to myself.
Anyway will write more later going to take a pain pill and look at you and Annie again in GH..I am writing GH and thanking them for doing this article.
Are you guys still on cloud 9

Anonymous said...

So cute! Love this idea. And the popcorn with M&M's!!

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Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

How cute is that? Kids love little treats like that, anything will taste better from these buckets!

Sir and Miss said...

Hi Libbie,

Sorry it has been so long since I have left a comment. I still visit but never seem to have a spare moment to leave a message. Until now... I love your blog and I love the snack buckets! In fact, I would like one for myself filled with M&Ms and popcorn. Yum. Quite hungry now.



Anonymous said...

Who would not want to be a kid at your place....what great ideas you come up with. Hugs

Hattie said...

What a great idea! My boys are snack monsters. They would snack all day if I let them. I'm going to have to try that this summer. Thanks for sharing. Love that last pic of Annie & Bo. So loving!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

So sweet!
That Rocco, better make sure he doesn't munch on the stray bug that might crawl in through that door!

On second thought, they ARE a good source of protein! ;-)


Just Breathe said...

Those are a great idea. Thanks.

m.e (Cathie) said...

if we had snack buckets they would come back not empty...but filled with dirt :)

thanks Libbie for always visiting & leaving the sweetest comments ♥

MS/AC Fan said...

These snack buckets are making me think I should bring some eggs over tomorrow to make more choc chip cookies. MMmmmmmm nothing is better than a bucket of cookies.

Rosie said...

Oh Libbie,what a good idea, and so much fun to find healthy little treats to go in them...I'm sold, I want one too...color is not important...although I am rather partial to P*I*N*K*...but, really any one will do...;D
Still Smiling Rosie

Nezzy said...

What a bucket full of fun! Great idea, I think I will swipe it for my to go buy eight buckets now!!!

You have a wonderfully blessed day!!!

Windy Ridge said...

What a darling idea!

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koralee said...

Adorable....I need a bucket for my students would think that was the sweetest make me smile...and so do your adorable children. xoxoxo

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

:-) LOVE it! :-)

Polka Dot Daze said...

What a nice cheap idea!

Pam said...

I had to smile when I saw the popcorn/M&M bucket. When we were younger Lib, I remember one time when I was at your house, we made popcorn and decided to add M&Ms. I think of you every time I see that.

What a wonderful idea for snacks. You have the best ideas!