Thursday, March 31, 2011

April Fools!

Here's a little recipe to get your April off to a fun start :) You will need:

Vanilla Wafer Cookies

Grasshopper Fudge Cookies


Sesame Seeds

Use a Vanilla Wafer for the bottom "bun," put a little honey on top to help keep the "hamburger" fudge cookie on top, and then put a little honey on top to keep the top "bun" vanilla wafer in place. Put a little honey on top, and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Easter Lily Handprints

I got this idea from, and the kids and I made it a few years ago. It was a big hit with all the Grandmas as an Easter gift :)

Peeps make me scream

Although the little crafty thing the kids and I did last week with the peeps and gingerbread houses were cute, I am so tired of cleaning up smashed peeps all over the floor, the walls and the bottom of my shoe. Marshall (14 months) has been able to find every single peep and eat half while leaving the rest in a not so convenient place.  So I apologize if you to have spent the last week cleaning up marshmallow, next time we may just stick with bunnies/not marshmallow bunnies. Although motherhood is full of "oh he's so cute" it's not always lollipops and laughter, so I have found a sign to display for those not so cute days. :) Enjoy!!

I think I will add PEEPS!

It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.
Phyllis Diller


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

99 Ballons

I received a email with a video from my father-in-law and it just moved me. I sometimes get frustrated with my two children, and just want to throw my arms up in the air and say "this is to much for me to handle." Don't get me wrong I LOVE my children more than anything. This vidoeo brought me to tears when I watched it, and a wake up call to how blessed I am with my kids. Take a moment to watch and be truly grateful for the gift of motherhood.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tie-Dye Easter Eggs

Psychedelic eggs add a fun, funky touch to a traditional basket. And the decorating techniqe is so simple, even the littlest egg artist can help.

Matirals needed:
  • a colander

  • 10 hard boiled white eggs

  • 1/2 a cup of white vinegar

  • Vibrant food coloring ( I suggest McCormick neon food coloring)

  1. Place several hard boiled eggs in the colander in the kitchen sink and splash them with vinegar.
  2. Drip Yellow food coloring on eggs.
  3. Gently aggitate the colander for a few seconds to help the color spread. Let the color set on the eggs for 30 seconds.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with up to two shades (any more and your colors may get muddy), allowing each to set for 30 seconds.
  5. After the colors have set, give the eggs a light rinse with water and let them drain for a minute or two. Air- dry them on paper towels.

I hope you all enjoy this! I got this idea from

Graham Cracker Peep House

A fun activity for mom and the kids, although I believe my peep may be a chocolate covered bunny. Go here
  to get the step by step instructions :) Have fun!

Monday, March 7, 2011

club mom tomorrow!

Our topic tomorrow will be developing self-worth in our little people.

      -The difference a mom can make
      -The atmosphere of our homes
      -Belonging, Acceptance, Competence

 9am I will be packing some mean donuts, the coffee will be strong and your kids will be taken care of by someone else!  We look forward to hanging out with you.  Hope to see you there!