Amid the hustle and bustle of life with kids, every now and then a lazy weekend is just what the doctor ordered. (This is especially true when Mommy wakes up with a cold and Daddy is away at work.)
We often camp out in the living room for Family Movie Nights. However, Friday’s family movie night became a family movie weekend. (I’m sure my neighborhood appreciates me keeping my germs to myself. Don’t worry, the kids are the ones that gave me the germs!)
We do tend to play “The Floor is Lava” quite a bit but we don’t usually build forts for some reason. So my thanks goes out to the folks at Pop Secret for giving me the idea to have the kids build a pillow fort when I was too sick to take them outside and for sponsoring this post.
The Scrugglets surprised me with their fort building ability. First they made “rooms” with the couch cushions.
They then used a yard stick to serve as the middle “tent pole.”
The other day, I left the sugar bowl on the counter after making myself some coffee and my seven year old son decided to put a spoonful in his milk. With a huge smile on his face he told me that his new favorite drink is “sugar mixed with milk because it tastes AWESOME!” Then I went to put away the sugar and caught Pea double dipping strawberries in the sugar bowl… They are monsters, I tell ya!
So I’ve had the lyrics “my love is sticky sweet…from my head down to my feet yeah” running through my head a lot lately. (And if you get that reference you are just as old as I am, so there!)
This gave me a great idea on a special treat for our pillow fort staycation day.
Sticky Sweet Popcorn Treat
Pop Secret Butter Flavor
1 1/2 cups of marshmallows
2 tablespoons of butter
red and pink sugar crystal sprinkles
Melt the butter in a saucepan on medium low heat
Add the marshmallows and stir until they are melted too
Pop the Pop Secret popcorn in the microwave according to the directions
Pour the melted marshmallow butter mixture on the popcorn and stir while still warm.
Shake the sprinkles onto the popcorn and marshmallow mixture while it is still warm so they will stick.
You want the popcorn treats to me sticky but not one big marshmallow treat clump like rice krispy treats would be. These treats are perfect for Valentine’s Day too!
Pop Secret Popcorn wants to encourage families to have more fun together. That’s a campaign I can get behind! Be sure to visit Pop Secret’s facebook page to grab a $1.00 coupon to enjoy while you build your #PopSecretForts!
Upload your fort onto Pop Secret’s Facebook page for a chance to win a secret prize pack!