Thursday, February 25, 2010

Spring is around the corner.............

I am so ready for spring!! Enough with the snow I say!!! Here are some fun ideas your kids will have fun with to get ready for spring!!!Isn't this fun?? It is called rain painting.... All you need is cardstock and washable markers and some rain! Have your child draw whatever picture he/she wants and then set outside in the rain (or for us...snow) and wait til the colors start to run and then bring inside to dry and hang for everyone to see!!!

Don't you love these adorable lights???? They are called spring bulbs made from plastic soda bottles!! Click here to make them!

How about this DAZZLING BUTTERFLY made from beads!! Too cute huh??

How fun is this little picture?? I found this on a preschool website and I thought it was adorable! For those of you who know the song "Popcorn Popping".... doesn't this remind you of that? All that is needed for this is constuction paper, brown paint and popped popcorn. Just have your child paint a tree with just branches and let dry. Then have them glue on the popcorn! That's it! Simple yet so cute!
Happy soon to be SPRING everyone!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Another delicious recipe (pumpkin, chocolate chip muffins) FREEZABLE!

Here is another recipe for today.... The yummiest Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe ever!!

Ok I will say this... it is not the most healthiest of recipes but ohhhh it is good! ( got it off the Internet a few years ago from a cooking website) This recipe does however make 32 muffins!! So, yes, they are perfect for freezing and they are perfect for these cold cold months! So here is the recipe:

3 c sugar

1- 15 oz can pumpkin

1 c. oil

2/3 c. water

4 lg eggs

3 1/2 c. flour

1 TBLS cinnamon

1 TBLS nutmeg

2 tsp. baking soda

1 1/2 tsp salt

1 c. chocolate chips

Mix sugar, pumpkin, oil, water and eggs til well blended. In separate bowl sift together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda and salt. Gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture just until well incorporated, then add the chocolate chips. Bake for 2-25 mins at 350 or until middle is set.


So see they are not that bad for us right?? All of those delicious ingredients are dispersed into 32 muffins instead of only 12!! He he he!

Easy Breakfast Burritos (that your kids will love)

This morning I decided I needed to get busy making foods that I can freeze! I don't know about you but my kids are RAVENOUS in the morning and when they get home from school. So I try and prepare ahead a little by making cookies or muffins and freezing them so if they are hungry they can pop them into the mic. and warm them up a bit. Well today I decided I would make some breakfast burritos (that I too can freeze) It was SSSSSSOOOOOOO simple!! All I did was this:
1.Took a dozen eggs and scrambled them with some salt and pepper.
2.Took some frozen hash browns and cooked them til they were golden colored.
3.Mixed the two above and added some chopped green onions and some REAL bacon bites to it.
4. Plopped a little bit of the above mixture on a flour tortilla with some cheddar/mozz cheese.
5. Rolled them up and wrapped them in suran wrap
6. Now I can put them into a ziploc gallon sized bag and pop them into my freezer!!!
Just thought I would share this easy little recipe with you all!


Monday, February 1, 2010

Great website for ~FREE SEWING PATTERNS~

Just thought I would share with all of you a great website filled with all kinds of free sewing patterns.... from kids things to purses and tote bags! (just scroll down through the page to see all of the patterns)