Monday, May 25, 2009

YUMMY SCRUMMY WAFFLES!!


I have been making these delish waffles for a few weeks now!! My 8 year old remembered seeing the recipe in the book we have called "A Boys Book". I did a post about this wonderful book a loooong time ago (March 2008). Anyways....they are so yummy and so I thought I would share the recipe with you!!
2 c. flour
2 c. milk
1 Tbls. baking powder
2 eggs (use only the whites if you want crispier waffles)
1/3 c. oil
I put in like a 1-1 1/2 tsp. of vanilla for flavor but it doesn't call for it.
Mix it up and pour it onto your waffle iron and experience the yumness!!!
I would love to know if you try it and how you like it :o)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Summer Fun...........

I am loving these fun things for kids to make this summer from BH&G!!Bug Catcher

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Another FABULOUS project for the summer....

This is called The Great Cardboard Castle, made from almost all recyclables!! We have most of the items to make this awesome craft and so I think we will be creating this soon!! I love this and my boys do too!! If you would like to know how to make this click here!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A few fun things to keep your kids busy this summer....

Why not get your kids saving this summer?? And what a fun little piggy bank to make!!
This little piggy (bank) started off at the market as a water bottle. To make one, rinse an empty bottle with hot soapy water; let dry. Cut features such as eyes, ears, and nostrils from construction paper (ears should have tabs). Attach with double-sided tape, as shown. Tape paper around body. Hot-glue empty thread spools or large painted wood beads on for legs. Cut a slot at the top for coins, and a hole in back to insert a pipe-cleaner tail.



Super fun towel bag!!

Kid Towel Tote How-ToYou will need a large bath towel; ours is 35 by 65 inches.
1. Sew pockets into both ends of the towel: Turn the ends up 7 inches, and stitch sides. Stitch seams perpendicular to fold to make pockets; we made four on each end.
2. Make pocket ties to hold pockets closed: Cut two 7-inch lengths of cotton tape for each pocket. Hand-stitch ties to either side of the inside of each pocket, and tie.
3. To add a handle, turn towel over so the side without pockets is up. Mark two parallel lines lengthwise on the towel, each 12 inches in from the sides, and beginning and ending 12 inches from the folded ends. Overlap the two ends of a 94-inch length of 1-inch-wide webbing to create a continuous loop, and sew. Pin opposite sides of the loop to the towel along the marked lines, leaving equal amounts of webbing free at either end to create the handles. Topstitch in place with two parallel seams.
4. To fold the towel into a tote, lay it out with the pockets facing up. Fold the two long sides inward so they meet in the middle. Then fold up the short sides so they meet in the middle. Fold crosswise again, and the tote is ready to accompany kids to the pool or beach.




My kids have made these sponge balls and they LOVE THEM!!!!
Sponge Ball How-ToYou will need three 1/2-by-2 3/4-by-4 1/4-inch sponges. Use new sponges, and be sure not to wet them ahead of time; they are easier to cut straight out of the package. With a pen and a ruler, make five lines lengthwise on a sponge, each 1/2 inch apart. Use scissors to cut the sponge, using the lines as a guide, into six rods. Repeat with the other two sponges. Lay strips on top of each other in three layers, five to six to a layer. Cinch them across the middle with a piece of string; knot it tightly. Fluff pieces out into a ball.

HOPE YOU LIKE THESE THESE FUN IDEAS FROM MARTHA!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

DEALS OF THE DAY.......................


Dont know if you can see this super clearly but HOLY COW....I SCORED ON THE DEALS LAST NIGHT!!!!!!!! You all need to check out your Walmart stores and see if they have the "rip-roaring" clearance sales that mine do!!! Ok so what I have here is:
Big nice thick winter coat that is super cute with camo on it and a hood....are you ready... 3 bucks!!!
Two super thick sweatshirts.....2 bucks a piece!!!!
Cute t-shirt....3 bucks!!
Hulk and Iron Man PJ's.... 3 bucks a piece!!!
SO ALL OF THIS GREAT CLOTHING FOR MY BOYS...........................TOTAL OF $16 bucks!!!!!
Hurry and run to yours and see if they have any of these fabulous deals!!! Just had to share this with all of my bloggin buddies!! Hope you are all doing well :o)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A couple of fun things to make in a snap!

Check out these two super simple fun things to make.....


Make It: Embellished File Folders
1. Lay a file folder flat on top of a piece of scrapbook paper. Make sure the decorative side of the paper is lying facedown. 2. Trace the outline of the file folder onto the paper using a pencil.3. Cut along the lines of the traced file folder. You should have a piece of paper that fits perfectly onto the file folder.4. Use a glue stick to secure the paper in place.
I LOVE THESE FILE FOLDERS.....AND I THINK I WOULD DISPLAY THEM JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE SOOO CUTE!!!!






Make It: Creative Garland
1. Cut paper scraps in desired shapes and sizes. 2. Apply to a long piece of yarn using tape (we used about 3 feet of yarn). Make sure all of the paper scraps are secured on the same side. 3. Have your kid choose where she wants to hang the garland for a quick and easy way to decorate.
LOVING THIS ADORABLE SIMPLE IDEA TOO!
Ideas from BHG....love that website!!