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Who am I? I'm a wife to my best friend. I'm 'mama' to two silly boys. I'm a full time mom, a cook, a housekeeper, a chauffeur, an errand runner, and a boo boo kisser. I'm a cake decorator and an aspiring crafter when I find time. Throwing parties are my true passion. I'm loving my life and trying to enjoy every minute with my boys!
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Easy No-Cook Play Dough

Making play dough from ingredients found around the house not only saves you money, but it's a fun and easy craft to do at home with the kids! Little ones especially love to help mix and knead the dough.


To start, gather your ingredients. You will need 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup of salt, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 packet of unsweetened koolaid.


Step 1: Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.


Step 2: Stir in the water.


 Step 3: Knead into a clay like consistency, adding more water as needed.


Step 4: Knead the koolaid into the mixture for color and scent.


 Knead, knead, and knead some more!


Step 5: Playtime! Enjoy :)

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Eggs, Cricut Style

Happy Easter!  I hope all of you had a fantastic Easter filled with family and friends.  We had a great day over here; started the morning off with a wonderful church service, followed by an Easter egg hunt out back with the kids, and now we're about to enjoy a delicious pot roast.  Yum!

I wanted to share some pictures of our egg dyeing adventure :).  I saw a wonderful tip in Family Fun magazine- just stick a hard boiled egg inside of a whisk and let the kids dunk it.  It worked wonderfully!  Wonder why I never thought of it before!



I set aside a few eggs for myself too.  I wanted to try a method I heard about- making designs on the eggs with my Cricut and vinyl before dyeing them.  I think they turned out super cute!


The only tricky part was getting the vinyl design to stick pIroperly to the curved egg.  There were some areas were it bubbled up on the edge, and a little bit of color got underneath.  But I'm pretty pleased, all-in-all :).

I think this one is definitely my favorite.

Loving the green!

Pretty in Pink


Have a wonderful rest of your Easter!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

April Fools!

Yes, I know April Fools has already passed.  But I still wanted to share our fun family dinner :).  I made yummy meatloaf "cupcakes" with mashed potato "frosting", and ice cream "mashed potatoes" with caramel "gravy".  They boys loved it, and it was tasty too!




I actually think I'll put the meatloaf cupcakes on my regular recipe list, since my 3 1/2 year old ate them with no complaints!