Tween Easter Basket Ideas from Jane
Want to create an Easter basket your tween girl will love? Jane has so many cute finds. Below are some of my favorites. Nearly all are under $10 and many ship free too. Check them out. Quantities are limited, so shop quickly! All links are affiliate links.
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Floral Fabric headbands: Reg. price $10. sale price $3.99
Glitter Custom Letter hairclip: Reg. price $12.99, sale price $8.99
Sterling Silver Sport earrings: Reg. price $19.98, sale price $9.99 plus free shipping
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Personalized Name hairclip: Reg. price $13.99, sale price $8.99
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Stretch Bracelet set: Reg. price $29.99, sale price $9.99
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Jane.com has so many great deals right now — from jewelry to gifts to home decor to clothes, you can find something you'll love for yourself or to gift.
Check out the following great deals. All links are affiliate links.
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DIY No Sew Pizza Costume
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This easy DIY no sew pizza costume is perfect for Book Character Day (Pizza and Taco) or Halloween. All you need are a few materials and a couple hours.
Ezra loves the graphic novel Pizza and Taco so thought it would be fun to be Pizza for Read Across America Week.
Pizza Costume Supplies
1/2 yard tan felt
1/2 yard red felt
1/2 cargo mesh fabric (I found this at a craft store)
Small piece of white felt
Small piece of black felt
Thin pool noodle
Black puffy paint
How to Make a Pizza Costume
Cut the tan fabric into a large triangle, then cut the red felt just slightly smaller, leaving extra tan fabric to roll the crust.
Trace the red felt triangle onto the mesh and cut it to be the same size as the red felt. This will look like your cheese, with bits of sauce poking through.
Hot glue the layers. When hot gluing the mesh, use a plastic knife to push the fabric into the glue so you don't burn yourself.
Using hot glue to adhere, roll a pool noodle at the top for your crust. Tuck and glue the excess felt on the sides. Of course, you could just roll the felt, but the pool noodle gives the costume a bit more pop and stability.
Cut eyes and a mouth with your white and black felt, then hot glue to the pizza.
Outline everything with black puffy paint to mimic the book character.
Hot glue the pizza to a black shirt.
This is such an easy costume and really cute! If you weren't doing the Taco book character, you could easily cut felt pizza toppings like sausage, pepperoni, peppers, etc. using different colors of felt.
My son wore black pants and black shoes to look like the black legs for his pizza book character. Khaki pants would have also worked though!
I hope this inspires you to make your own pizza costume.
Thanks to Everyday Reading for the amazing Graphic Novels book list that inspired my son to read Pizza and Taco!
The Best Nike Sports Bra and Leggings
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These Zenvy leggings and this Alate Ellipse Sports Bra are two of the best pieces I have in my athletic gear drawer. I find myself reaching for them constantly. The bra is incredibly supportive and the leggings are butter soft, flattering, and well made. I have never worn a better pair of leggings. They are an investment, but worth it for the quality.
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Walmart Sweater Clearance
Terra & Sky Women's Cutout Pullover Sweater: Reg. price $26, sale price $12
Free Assembly Women's Fair Isle Sweater: Reg. price $26, sale price $12
Free Assembly Women's Rib Turtleneck Sweater: Reg. price $30, sale price $8
Time and Tru Women's Camo Mock Neck Sweater: Reg. price $23.98, sale price $12.98
Time and Tru Women's Intarsia Sweater: Reg. price $19.98, sale price $11.98
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HOT DEAL: FREE Mel Science Kits for Kids/Teens
Do your kids like STEM boxes? If so, you must grab this free trial to MEL Science – they have kits for kids ages 5-16!
Two years ago we discovered MEL Science Kits and fell in love. Ezra gets MEL STEM and Elias gets MEL Chemistry. Affiliate links used in this post.
Right now MEL is offering MEL STEM , MEL Physics, MEL Math and MEL Chemistry for FREE – just pay $6 shipping. The kits, which come with up to 7 experiments/projects + lifetime access to 70+ VR lessons, 400+ DIY experiments, and science-related news, are regularly $34.90, so this is a steal. Every project is developed by scientists! If you have kids, you must grab this right away. They are perfect for boys and girls.
Note, you must decide within two weeks of ordering if you want to do a year-long subscription. At the end of the 14-day trial, if you have not canceled, you will be charged for an annual subscription.
Elias absolutely LOVES MEL Chemistry. It is far and away one of the coolest subscriptions I have found and unlike any other on the market. Seriously, if you have a son or daughter interested in science, you must try this.
Click here to order your free MEL Physics box (geared toward ages 8-14+). It's so hard to find great STEAM boxes that appeal to tweens/teens and MEL kits are really incredible. I'm freaking out that you can get it free!
MEL kits are also great if your kids love Kiwi Co. crates or Little Passports kits.
Click here to order your free MEL STEM box (geared toward ages 5-10). As someone who has tried A LOT of subscription boxes for kids, I can promise you that these kits are top-notch. Truly excellent every single time. We are always impressed. And you can't beat a free box!
Truly, there is nothing like these MEL kits. I feel like I have tried them all! Your kids will love them. You will be so impressed by the quality, learning and fun that they offer. And you can't beat free, especially during a time when we are all staying home.
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3 FREE Months of Audible
Have you wanted to try out Audible, but found the $14.95 a month cost prohibitive? Well, you're in luck because I've got the best deal Audible has ever offered on subscriptions. Affiliate link used in this post.
Right now in honor of President's Day, all new Prime member subscribers to Audible.com can get three months of Audible.com for FREE
THIS IS A CRAZY RARE DEAL! That's a savings of $14.95 a month. We have only seen this offered once in the past three years. (The Audible holiday deal was $5.95 a month, so this is wildly better.)
Audiobooks can often cost $17-$25 each for the most popular books, which makes this an absolutely astonishing deal. If you love audiobooks, or you want to read more but think you don't have the time, this is a can't miss deal on Audible.com.
This deal gives you full access to the Audible Plus library of free audiobooks, Audible originals and podcasts + one credit a month for books to add to your permanent library. I typically use my credit for the latest releases, like the new Prince Harry book, Spare. No long library lines for me!
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Listening to audiobooks has literally changed my life because they allow me to consume so many more books. Once I started listening to them, I couldn't believe all the opportunities I found for listening – like on my commute, during my morning walks, while doing chores and getting ready in the morning.
Note: After the 3-month trial is completed, you’ll automatically be charged $14.95 per month at the regular rate. If you no longer want to continue your subscription after the trial, go into settings and cancel your subscription (Amazon makes it very easy). This will prevent any automatic charges from showing up on your account. Or, you can call Audible and ask for the silver subscription, which is $14.95 every other month.
You will keep all books you purchase during this trial, regardless of if you continue your subscription or not. You just would lose access to the Audible Plus library.
Can I get the President's Day deal if I have had Audible before?
Possibly! Audible's algorithm is a mystery, so the only way to know for sure is to click this link and see what is offered.
If you don't see the Audible deal being offered to you, contact customer service to see if you can have the deal applied to your account. Click through to see if the deal is offered to you, and if not, send a chat or call customer service.
How long is this Audible President's Day deal available?
This sale is only available through February 20, so click right now to take advantage of it. Still not convinced on the benefits of audiobooks? Read this post for 6 reasons to love audiobooks.
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Las Vegas Must Dos – First Time Visit
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If you are looking for Las Vegas must dos and this is your first trip to Las Vegas, this post lists the must do shows and experiences to do for your visit.
Las Vegas is one of those places everyone has to go to once, and I finally made my first trip! I was in Las Vegas for a conference, but since it was five days, I had time to enjoy some must dos every day. As someone who doesn't drink or gamble, there was still plenty of Las Vegas must dos to enjoy. Here are my top 5 recommendations for things to see and do in Last Vegas if you are visiting for your first time. These ideas are great if you are there by yourself or with friends.
Take a Helicopter Tour
Las Vegas offers many helicopter tours, from short 10-minute rides to see the strip to longer trips to Red Rock or the Grand Canyon. A friend and I did a 2.5 hour trip with Maverick Helicopters to Red Rock (the Neon and Nature tour) and it was INCREDIBLE.
Definitely the highlight of the week for me and I would say if it fits within your budget, it is a must-do! Some helicopter tours are $125 for 10 minutes and this was $240 for 2.5 hours.
See A Cirque du Soleil Show
Las Vegas is known for having great Cirque shows, and while I was there I saw two – O and KA. O is the best Cirque show I have ever seen and KA was the worst (I have seen several touring Cirque shows in addition to the Vegas shows I saw). O typically sells out the fastest, and you usually can't get day of tickets to see it, so I would recommend buying tickets in advance. It is the best that Cirque does + a huge built in pool of water in the middle of the stage. I told my friend it was better than the Olympics. Absolutely extraordinary. We had seats on the floor, about 10 rows back and I thought they were perfect seats. We sat stage left, and I would say that center is a little better, but maybe not worth the extra cost. KA has some heavy cultural appropriation that made me feel uncomfortable and the stunts were not as impressive as other shows I have seen. I would definitely skip it.
Experience Criss Angel's Mindfreak Magic Show
The master magician Criss Angel's Mindfreak show is not to be missed. With astonishing magic tricks and stunts, it is a show you will remember long after your trip. Note, this is NOT a show for children. Also, I sat in the third row center and I would say this is a show you should try to get the closest, seats possible. The actual best seats for this show are rows 6 and 7, just right of center (as you look at the stage). Criss comes into the audience twice and if you have seats in this area, you have a good chance of giving him a high five/fist bump. Be sure to get to the show a little early to enjoy all the Criss Angel memorabilia in the lobby from his career.
Dinner at Giada
Las Vegas has many incredible restaurants, so make reservations in advance! We lucked out and got a table at Giada and it was the best meal of the week. I had the steak and it was one of the best steaks I have ever had. Don't miss it.
Spend Time at The Bellagio
Without question, The Bellagio was my favorite hotel we visited. I loved touring the Conservatory, which has a new design every three months. We had breakfast at Sadelle's and it was my favorite breakfast of the week. (Hash House A Go Go was also very good, but the ambiance was so beautiful that Sadelle's was my favorite.) Also, at night, you must make time to see the fountains in front of the Bellagio. They were so pretty.
Had I not been staying at the hotel attached to the conference venue, the Bellagio is where I would have stayed. It was stunning. My second choice would have been The Venetian, which was also lovely.
Visit Some Museums
Nothing is more iconic than Las Vegas neon signs, and a trip to The Neon Museum at night is a must. You'll learn some Vegas history and see some incredible signs up close. Definitely don't visit during the day – this must be done in the evening to fully appreciate the magic of these amazing signs.
We also visited The Mob Museum, which was a fascinating look into organized crime in America. The museum was extremely well done, with lots of information and interesting exhibits. Note: the museum does display multiple murder images, which my friend and I found a bit gruesome and distasteful, but it was still a neat place to visit.
Other museums worth checking out, though I didn't visit them on this trip: Pinball Hall of Fame, the Atomic Museum, the Las Vegas Showgirls Museum and the Hollywood Cars Museum.
Other Las Vegas Must Dos
I polled my Instagram followers what their favorite things to do in Las Vegas were and here are some of the most popular recommendations that I didn't mention.
- Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower
- Visit Hoover Dam
- Michael Jackson show
- Beatles Love
- Awakening at the Wynn
- Fremont St. Lights
- Valley of Fire
- The Smith Center (any show)
- Shop at The Venetian
- Rouge Show
- Blue Man Group
- M&M Store
- Coke Store
- Zip line near The Linq
- High Roller Wheel
- Xavier Mortimer
- Scoot city tour
- Omega Mart
- Ride a gondola in the Venetian
5 Money Books I'm Reading in 2023
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This year I am committing to reading these five books about money in 2023. All links are Amazon affiliate links.
We Should All Be Millionaires: A Woman's Guide to Earning More, Building Wealth and Gaining Economic Power
Turn Your Passions Into Profits: The Proven Path for Building a Rewarding Online Business
Die With Zero: Getting All You Can From Your Money
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