Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Cool Sock Snowman

This is a perfect way to use those socks you can't find the matches too. Get creative! Who says snowmen have to be white?

 You will need:

A white ankle sock **or any other color you desire

Baby sock

Toy stuffing

Fabric glue



Brown felt

Scrap of orange craft foam


Scrap card


Cut a small circle of scrap card and pop it in the toe of the ankle sock.

Stuff the sock to the heel.

The sock should now stand up on the card base.

Tie a length of ribbon around the sock where you want the scarf to be. It will help separate the sock into head and body.

Slip the baby sock onto the head to form the hat. Tie a piece of wool around the end and cut off the "toe" end of the baby sock.

Glue on twig arms (cut from brown felt), a carrot nose (from orange craft foam), eyes and a row of buttons down his front (from sequins or buttons).

Monday, December 12, 2011

Coming soon...

Holiday recipes and kids craft ideas should be posted next week! I'm a slacker as usual but thanks for still coming around:)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Banana Split Salad

This recipe is awesome and super easy! Makes 10 servings.


1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed

1 (21 ounce) can cherry pie filling

3 medium firm bananas, cut into chunks

1 (8 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained

1/2 cup chopped nuts


1.In a large bowl, combine the milk and whipped topping until well blended. Fold in pie filling, bananas, pineapple and nuts.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Sneaker Surprise!

Mila has began to embrace potty training. We are all very excited. I, being the primary diaper changer, am the most excited. I'm not sure how this happened today but I do have a theory. Earlier Mila was pottying, quite successfully I might add. Then after cleaning up the scene I realized that there was poop in my sneaker. I guess the moral of this story is Do not leave shoes in the bathroom. Luckily I noticed before putting them on:)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Almost time for summer...

Which means no school. My five year old, sadly enough, is counting down the days. I am thinking of how I am going to get everything I already get done in one day with two children done with three. What will I do with myself when all three of them are in school? People keep telling me I need to make time for myself...easier said than done. The other day while I was in the shower at 8:30 at night it dawned on me that this moment in the shower was the first time I had to myself all day. I hardly think 5 minutes in the shower qualifies as "making time for yourself". I also dont' believe that I should have to get up before the rest of the house to have my own time. I'm trying to work out a plan. Something safe and entertaining for the 5 and 2 year old to do on their own for 30 minutes of the day that requires very little supervision. Perhaps, they could accomplish this activity during nap time for the infant and I could get a much needed half hour of me time. I feel like as a society we are too dependent on the television as a babysitter so I would prefer not to go that route. This is my summer activity planning week so...I will get back to you:) Hope everyone is having a happy and fruitful spring!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


So I'm in this moving frenzy! Closing in 7 days and wanting to be out of this place ASAP. While it is all very exciting it is also exhausting and there is just so much stuff to do. Any helpful hints?

Check out Fiverr

Its a great way to find cheap kitchy gifts or even make a little money with your own unique skills:) I love it!

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