The Snack Bar is OPEN for business!

So I crossed on over to the “cool mom” side of life when I created this Snack Bar! Call me lazy or crazy or both but I along with my kids are loving it!

I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s kids constantly beg to be feed ALL DAY LONG!!! I get soooo tired of the asking for a snack that I had to come up with something!

These cute and affordable canisters helped me come to my solution! Tai Pan to the rescue!
The chalk board canister was $10 and the other two were each $4! I filled them with healthy snacks that I won’t mind them helping themselves to! Dollar store fat free animal crackers, goldfish and almonds!

And here is my reminder to “Ask mom” fist before they dive in! The rules are simple! They can have one bowl of snacks but it has to last them the entire afternoon! Ask once and you’re good!


And I scored the cute tiny red plastic bowls from Target on clearance for $1.40 and the white basket tray from a local thrift store for $1! So help yourself friends!
The snack bar is open for business!

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  1. 1

    That's a great idea! And Ezy pzy too, love it!

  2. 2
    the thrifty ba says:

    that looks so much btter than our 'snack bucket' which is as ugly as it sounds and is hidden away in the panrty.

  3. 3
    Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:

    Very good idea- and cute too!

  4. 4
    Love Being a Nonny says:

    This is such a great idea for so many reasons. The obvious of course but it also fosters independence and decision making skills. LOVE this idea! I will pass it on!

  5. 5

    Very cute!! I'm off to make our own snack bar now. :)

  6. 6
    Nancy Jacobs Basketmaster says:

    I love this idea. Thank you!!!!
    Blessings,
    Nancy

  7. 7

    Love the idea! So cute.

  8. 8

    Great idea for busy moms! I feel like I'm always getting snacks out anyway…why not have them all in one place!

  9. 9
    Loose Sparrow Arts N Crafts says:

    Where were you when my kids were little and were bottomless pits?

  10. 10
    ClassyGal says:

    That is such a great idea!!

  11. 11

    I love this! I'm having a :slapface: "whydidntIthinkofthis?!" moment! I think I will make a little sign for it too with hours of operation. My 'tween' son is famous for grabbing himself a snack from the pantry as I'm cooking dinner. Becca, you are genius!

    ~Kelli @ Smidgens

  12. 12
    apple wrangler says:

    you are a mamagenius! cant wait till mines old enough to help himself to goldfish and chedder bunnies!

  13. 13

    I apsolutely LOVE this idea! Love it. I think it would be the perfect solution to sit on my table each and every day. I need to go to Tai Pan. Maybe tomorrow!

  14. 14
    My Mercurial Nature says:

    This is quite possibly the BEST idea I've ever read…EVER! Can you tell how much I dislike hearing, "Moooom, can I have a snack? What can I have? Can I have this? Can I have more of that? Will you get me a …" AAAHHHH! This idea rocks. YOU ROCK! I'm doin' it!

  15. 15

    What a great idea! This is one I'll have to do!

  16. 16

    Awww! I think that is adorable and such a good idea!!!

  17. 17
    SunShineyRain says:

    You are gonna love yourself for doing this! I did something similar for my girls and it has worked out great! Now i don't have to stop what i am doing every five minutes to feed the hungry.
    Add a few granola bars and it even works great for husbands,lol.

  18. 18
    Heather @ Brace Yourselves says:

    This is such a cute idea Becca! I will have to pass this on to some other mothers with young kids!

  19. 19
    Creative Decor by Brooke says:

    Love that! Especially when your kids are younger. My kids are a little older so I just put snack item on the main shelf in the pantry and they visit that shelf often. Love your idea with the jars. Cute!
    Brooke

  20. 20
    crush. blog says:

    oh yeah, that would come in handy for us too!

  21. 21

    I LOVE this idea, my kiddos are always telling me they are hungry (even before I can clear away the dinner dishes they tell me they are hungry). I am totally going to use this!!

  22. 22

    What a great idea!

    I'm hosting a "Saturday is Crafty Day" party on April 24th and I'd love it if you stopped by!

  23. 23

    Great Idea!

  24. 24

    What an adorable idea! I bet your kids are lovin' it! So cute!

  25. 25
    Meet Virginia says:

    This is such a great idea Becca! I love it!!

    ~Morgan

    Meet Virginia!
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  26. 26

    Such a great idea!! I am going to have to create something similar. Thanks for sharing!!

  27. 27

    What a great idea. I always tease my kids telling them they must have worms since they're ALWAYS hungry. Another use for chalkboard paint too!

  28. 28

    I bought that same tall jar on the left for our pretzels–love Tai Pan! And I love this idea. Next time I visit Tai Pan I'm going to pick up a couple more jars and do the same thing. Oh, and Ikea's kids' bowls are really affordable and the perfect size for snacks!

  29. 29
    Shel at Dreamy Nest says:

    I've done something like this but mine doesn't look as good as yours. Wah!!!!

  30. 30

    Nice idea!!

  31. 31

    What a great idea!!

  32. 32
    [email protected] Charm says:

    OMGosh…this is such a CUTE and Handy idea…luv it! Hope you have a FUN week!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    I’m having a GIVEAWAY…come by and check it out…I think you will like it!

  33. 33
    456eleven.com says:

    Such a great idea!

    emily @ http://456eleven.com

  34. 34

    Brilliant!! And what a great way to make it kid friendly AND good looking!

  35. 35
    Ashley O says:

    Brilliant!!! It's amazing how many Goldfish they can consume in one day!! Thanks for the great idea!! I LOVE Thai Pan!!!

  36. 36
    Bonnie @ House of Grace says:

    That is a great idea!!! Love it. Have a great day!
    Bonnie
    Please check out my Earth Day giveaway at http://creatingahouseofgrace.blogspot.com/2010/04/earth-day-giveaway-2010.html

  37. 37

    Very cute Idea! I might have to take this idea from you! Ha! my boys would love to get their hands in those snacks.

  38. 38

    Brilliant! And I love that it gives them a little independence over their daily snacking!

  39. 39

    GENIUS! I'm all over this. But wait…I need a bigger counter now. Drat.

  40. 40
    Allison @ House of Hepworths says:

    Such a cute idea!

    xoxo

  41. 41

    genius. pure genius. can i somehow make my husband stick to something like this? doubtful.

  42. 42

    Such a cute idea! You ARE the coolest mom on the block with that setup!

    XOOX
    Jen

  43. 43

    Fantastic idea!

  44. 44

    Jars are great for displaying all kinds of goodies. I like to search stores like Good Will for cheap jars and transform them with paint and other materials.

  45. 45
    **** April **** says:

    well, you may be the coolest mom to them but you're the life saver for me! What an ingenious idea! KUDOS! I'm so copying you! :)

  46. 46

    That's cute. I like the "ask Mom" label

  47. 47

    I love this idea soo much, I just pinned it! Now I need to make up my own snack bar. =)

    ~ Catie

  48. 48

    Good day! I could have sworn I’ve visited this blog before but
    after browsing through some of the articles I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and checking back frequently!

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