Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Chick-fil-A Upcycle! #ChickfilamomsDIY

So awhile back I posted about being selected for the 2015-16 Chick-fil-a MomPanel, and since then we have had the opportunity to try many different items from CFA!  My family (almost) always gets calendar cards...it's awesome because I get to try things I may not normally try, and this year was even better because I've gotten to try even more items thanks to the MomPanel!

For Mother's Day, I received a very sweet card with some freebies and a challenge!  I was able to try the Southwestern Salad.....but I'm not a huge fan of spicy so I have it to my husband (who assured me it was a great salad!)...I tried the Cobb Salad, which I've never ordered until now.  It was SO good (I've eaten it twice since then!)

 ((This is my husbands Southwestern Salad))

So onto the challenge (my favorite part):

We were challenged to upcycle the salad container into something new.  I had to think on it for awhile, but I came up with a few simple ideas:

1) Reuse it for leftovers - it's even dishwasher safe!

2) Create a succulent garden - it's the perfect size and would make a cute little centerpiece. Check out this one from A  new dawnn.

3) Make a bird feeder - use your imagination and make it blend in with the surroundings. Check out this one from Dazed Jenn!

I just didn't think I wanted to do those things...so I kept thinking. And thinking. And I finally came up with a few practical, but still creative ideas!

1). A berry drain - rinse your berries in the black base  (I had bought a bucket of strawberries from a strawberry festival),  put the lid on tightly and flip container upside down onto some paper towels; there are already 4 small holes in the lid so it will drain and keep your berries from sitting in water!  This will definitely come in handy for blueberries, also!

2). Kid's travel kit - I have 3 daughters and they all LOVE to draw, color, create!  So with my 2nd container I made a travel kit to contain their 'stuff' in the car!  I included coloring pages, colored pencils (crayons are great in the winter, but WILL melt if left in the car during the summer in AL), a ruler, and a board book for drawing ideas.  This keeps the mess contained in the car AND it gives them a hard surface to draw on, WIN!

3). First Aid Kit - because boo boos happen:  we always have band aids, but that's pretty much it.  And with 3 kids we need more...especially during the summer months when we are outside so much. So with my 3rd container (I told you that we love Chick-fil-a right?!) I created a first aid kit to keep in our car!  I included neosporin, many types of band aids, gauze, tape, alcohol swabs, nail clippers, and more....and you know what? We have already had to use it once (on a minor boo boo).

I really hope you enjoy these #ChickfilaMomDIY ideas, and I hope next time you get one of these containers you'll think of what you can do with it!

Thanks again Chick-fil-a and the MomPanel!!
blog comments powered by Disqus