My 11-year-old asked for two things this Christmas, a new enclosure for her bunny, and this sewing kid from Klutz: In the past we have had alternating success with these craft kits. Some have a been a big hit and others still remain in their box, unused. This particular kit, I am pleased to report, … Continue reading Sewing for Kids
Pyrography, or wood-burning, as it is most often called these days, is the use of a hot metal-tipped tool to create marks on wood. Similar to a soldering iron and available at craft stores, you can get one of these nifty devices for as low as $10-$15. I have this one, which I purchased at … Continue reading Adventures in Wood-burning
Why everybody should paint something black.
I spent the later 2/3 of 2017 working on checking off bucket list items. It has been a much better process for me than making resolutions. Sadly, I have not yet achieved "regular blogging" status, something I strive for mostly as a way to chronicle and preserve our days. I have made progress, though, and … Continue reading I (finally) Made a Quilt!
I love Italian food, but I'm picky about meatballs. I have never found a store-bought meatball that I like, so I always make them from scratch. After messing around with many recipes, here is my favorite so far: Preheat oven to 350, cover a baking sheet with parchment, if desired. 1 pound of meatball mix … Continue reading Sarah’s Meatballs
Lucy has been wanting to do this for awhile and we finally got around to it today. It was perfect rainy day fun and super easy! First, mix 6 Tablespoons of water with 1 Tablespoon of Borax and mix well until dissolved. Next, in a separate bowl, mix 1 Tablespoon of white "school glue" with … Continue reading We made Slime!
All kids love to take a bath, and it's also one of my favorite ways to relax after an intense workout, an especially tough day, or just because! Bath Bombs make a bath extra special but buying them at the store gets so pricey! Once you see what goes into these things, you won't pay … Continue reading DIY Bath Bombs
My kids love scones for a morning treat, and as they are low in sugar (well, compared to the donuts and muffins they usually want!) I indulge them whenever requested. My oldest prefers lemon Blueberry but you can add anything to this recipe. In the past I've used this basic recipe to make Orange cranberry, … Continue reading Lemon Blueberry Scones
I'm psyched to share this recipe because it is so easy, quick and delicious! -1 egg -1 cup sugar -1 tsp lemon zest -2/3 cup milk -2 cups gluten free baking mix (I used King Arthur brand.) -1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen Icing: -juice of one lemon -about 3/4 cup confectioners sugar Preheat oven … Continue reading Gluten Free Blueberry Coffee Cake
I made the apron on the right two years ago and I've been meaning to make more ever since. It is fought over by my children at craft time, contains their wettest paint messes, and ha s clearly stood the test of time! I thought it was high time I made some more. First, find … Continue reading Upcycled Denim Apron