Weekly Publisher's Note July 26-August 1, 2021

CertifiKID Deals and announcements

By Brittany Joyner July 25, 2021

Hey y'all.

We've spent this week at home-playing with every old toy we could find and making ALL the new recipes! Thai Coconut Curry Chicken, German Pancakes, fish tacos.. Just trying to use every bit of food in my freezer. I love trying new things. Like, I rarely make the same recipe twice because there's just so many to try! My mom on the other hand, has the same 6 recipes in rotation every few weeks. Do you like trying new things or do you prefer routine? 

As promised, the Back to School Guide is live! It's full of back to school events, information about Killeen ISD, Belton ISD, and Temple ISD, and some fun back to school printables.

If you need activity ideas for this week: Here's 6 Things to Do this Week in Killeen, Belton, and Temple4 Olympics-Inspired Craft Projects Your Kids Will CheerandYour Kids Will Love Digging Into These Edible Sensory Bins.

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30% off Luuf Mattresses + Free Shipping only until Thursday 7/29

73% off Build a Head Life-Size cutouts, customizable wrapping paper, cupcake toppers, and more

50% off 2 Dozen Roses w/ vase + Free Shipping until Saturday 7/31

2 Months of ABC Mouse for $5 new customers only

I would love to get some feedback on what's most helpful and how I can be the best asset for all local families! Email with your thoughts and what you would like to see! (Formatting of articles, social media posts you'd like to see, article topics that would be helpful, any and everything)

I've got the calendar LOADED up with events for the summer, but if you find one I haven't please send-es it to me!

Thank you so much for keeping Macaroni Kid in mind while you plan your family fun this week! For event reminders, peeks into my days, and other fun content- follow me on Instagram!


I'm Brittany, your publisher for Killeen, Harker Heights, Belton, Nolanville, and Temple. I'm originally from Virginia and moved to Killeen almost nine years ago. When I am not watching my son's taekwondo and t-ball practices, you'll find me cooking or exploring one of the many parks and hikes we have here. I'm currently homeschooling my little dude and have a background in special education, so I'm here to be a resource for you!
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Happy adventuring!

Brittany ❤️