Friday, May 3, 2013

Latest Accessory

Just made a little something for the girls to wear while out and about. Just a precaution in case a little one decides to wander off....  PHONE NUMBER NECKLACES!


"Don't hesitate to live every moment out of your life in the best way you can because living is once, chances are rare and nothing is certain." ~ Nishan Panwar

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oh the Places We'll Go....

....and the things we'll do!

It's only February 28th and I'm already wishing it were summer. Being the planner that I am, and the first summer that I'll be staying home with my girls, I made up 2 activity jars to help the summer break go by smoother. Also hoping to eliminate the "Momma, I'm bored!" statements. At the beginning of the day, my 4 & 5 year olds can choose what we might do with our day!

I came up with a list of 99+ activities and places to go here in Minnesota. Some activities may only take 30 minutes, but they will be fun none the less. I wrote them all out on construction paper and put them in the corresponding containers

I will share my lists with you :)

The Things We'll Do:

  • Kid Yoga
  • Take a bath outside
  • Have a picnic 
  • Draw while blindfolded (play loud fast music, then play slow soft music)
  • Make a string telephone
  • Make a Marshallow Shooter
  • Make a pet rock
  • Pajama / movie day
  • Make and play with velcro sticks
  • Rainbow dancing - hoop with colored ribbon tied to it
  • Foot painting outside
  • Make mud pies
  • Make an edible necklace (Cheerios/Fruit Loops)
  • Paint with shaving cream
  • Science - mixing colours
  • Sculpt with Salt Clay

          You will need:
          1 cup flour
          3/4 cup salt
          1/2 cup water
          1/4 cup cooking oil
          Food coloring
Place the flour, salt and oil in a mixing bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Combine water   and food coloring then gradually add the colored water to the flour mixture. When you have created things with the clay, you can bake them to harden the clay. Put the oven on low heat (300ºF/150ºC) and bake for 1-2 hours.

  • Make bow & arrow with q-tips, popsicle sticks and dental floss
  • Make popsicles
  • Elephant Toothpaste
  • Exploding Bags
  • Texture painting with toilet paper and glue
  • Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint
  • Make a mosaic with magazine cutouts
  • Tye Die with Sharpies
  • Bird Feeder - Peanut butter/bird seed
  • Paint with fruit / vegetables (apples, potatoes, celery tops)
  • Mentos in Diet coke
  • Balloon Babies

           Fill up a water balloon and draw a face on it with a dark marker. 
           Wrap it in a paper towel, then hand your kid (4 and up) his new "baby." 
           See how long he can take care of it before it breaks.

  • Play in the sandbox - scavenger hunt for small toys
  • Fly a Kite
  • Make bubbles

          2 C. warm water
          1/4 C. good quality dish soap (i.e. – Dawn),
          A little food coloring or paint/Kool-Aid powder
          2 Tbsp. glycerine or corn syrup.

  • Red Light Green Light
  • Simon Says
  • Lawn Bowling - any ball and pop bottles
  • Hair Chalking
  • Marble Art
  • Make a slip 'n slide - old tarp and soapy water
  • Have a dance party
  • Make a volcano
  • Make ice cream

         In a quart ziplock bag, put in a cup of milk, a teaspoon of vanilla and . 
         In a gallon ziplock bag, put in a 1/3 of a cup of salt and fill the bag ¾ of the way full 
         with ice cubes.  
        Place the smaller bag inside the larger bag, and shake for 5 minutes.  Open and serve!

  • Build a rock garden
  • Water balloon fight
  • Sidewalk chalk art
  • Musical chairs
  • Spray bottle art (paper / colored water)
  • Make Noodle Pictures (glueing with uncooked noodles)
  • Make a Pillow Pile (take all pillows in the house, make a pile and JUMP! )
  • Toilet Paper Trail - each get a roll of TP and walk around the house or outside
  • Make Paper Dolls
  • Ice Cube Painting - freeze Kool-Aid
  • Plant Runner Beans
  • Have a Tea Party outside
  • Play Sports - volleyball, soccer, frisbee, T-ball
  • Make a fort - sheets / chairs - outside or inside
  • Plant a flower
  • Have a car wash
  • Play Tic Tac Toe with sidewalk chalk - make it BIG!
  • Finger paint with pudding
  • Cup Stacking - give the kids plastic cups and see what they come up with
  • Make our own bouncy balls
  • Make a bracelet / necklace
  • Backwards day - clothes backwards, dinner for breakfast, breakfast for dinner, dessert for lunch
  • Paint a picture with lemon juice, then leave in the sun for the day - see what happens
  • Salt painting
  • Grow a Sponge Garden
  • Make a Soap Cloud
  • Sprinklers
  • Play in the kiddie pool
  • Stories outside
  • Paint with water outside
  • Let's make a PVC pipe sprinkler
The Places We'll Go:

What are some of your favourite things to do in the summer?


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

52 Reasons...

...I love you. 

A happy NOT Valentine's Day to my hubby. He isn't a very big fan of what Valentine's has become --- too commercialized. So he got his gift today! 

Again, I found an idea on Pinterest and I decided to try it :) 

Gather the materials needed:

Deck of Cards
Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Card Stock 
Binding Rings
Ultra Fine Sharpie
Hole Punch
List of Reasons you love that significant other of yours :)

I then cut my card stock down to fit onto the playing cards and wrote my reasons down.

Next, take you Mod Podge, playing cards and 'reasons'. Apply a little Mod Podge to the playing card and then place your 'reason' down and apply more Mod Podge over top. Then let dry.

Once dry (I let mine dry over night) take you hole punch and punch 2 holes in each card. 

Put the binding rings in and you're done! 

"Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile." ~Elizabeth Browning



Tuesday, January 31, 2012


When Julia was born she was given the nick name Guacamole. (I hate it, but what can ya do).

We have a bunch of avocados to use and Julia has seem interested in food as of late.....watching me as I put food in my she got to have some avocado!

Avocado for Baby Guacamole. (first food)

very excited to be in her new high chair from Nana and Grandpa
not quite sure about it
not bad! 
Goodnight my little Guacamole Burrito :)