Saturday, October 29, 2011

Family Fun Night

This past Friday we did a family first: bowling. It wasn't cheap: $20 for 2 adult shoe rentals and 4 players at one game. However, we learned that games are half price on Thursday's. It made some fun memories!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sanity Saver: Clean Pumpkin Decorating

This pretty princess dress didn't quite survive the party, but its not fault of this clean pumpkin decorating idea! Stickers! I never even thought of this before.  We've decorated with Mr. Potato Head pieces and with paint, but never stickers.  These worked so well and were super clean.  The stickers we used were a foam kind and made for pumpkins, but I'm curious if regular foam stickers or paper stickers will work.  If not, maybe they just need some glue dots!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Clutter and Art Saver

I saw this at a friend's house and had to  snap it! What brilliant idea! This artist's board provides a perfect venue for drawings in a limited space. At our house, they are all over the fridge and walls! I think this could easily be a DIY project with a plank of wood, paint, and any saying.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

How to Make a Cookie Cake

My husband really likes cookies. That's an understatement. For our anniversary I considered buying him a cookie cake. At first the $8 price gave me pause, but then I decided it was worth it. As I picked up the package I glanced at the ingredients... Oops! There was so much artificial and unpronounceable. I put it back and decided to try myself. I spread my chocolate chip cookie dough in a springform pan (should be lined with parchment paper) and baked it about 25-30 minutes. (Check often-- the thickness will determine the length of time it takes). Then I decorated the cake and my husband sampled it before I thought to take a pic!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Today's recess

I walked out of the room for a few minutes to get my little 1st grader's table work ready, leaving the girls for some recess time after I had finished grammar and history with them. I came back to this picture! So sweet! I think you'd agree.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Easiest Homemade Ice Cream Recipe Ever!

This, you see, is the remains of the easiest ice cream recipe ever. You take one package pudding (we used pistachio), one 14 oz can sweetened, condensed milk, and 2 cups cold milk. Mix into ice cream maker, and churn. 20 minutes later you've got super yummy ice cream-like goodness! Can't wait to try another flavor!