Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Decorate your Turkey Day Plate

The Idea Room has a fun idea for Thanksgiving Day and keeping the kids happy at the table while we dine.

Check is out HERE.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Turtle Burgers

A reader just sent me this idea:  Turtle Burgers!

Take a ground beef patty, top with cheese and weave some bacon on top for the shell.  Add some hot dogs for head, arms, legs, and tail.  Place on an oven rack, cover loosely with foil, and bake for 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Kind of creepy, but probably fun for the kids!

Thanks Patrick!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cupcake Stand

Or a stand to hold any sort of goodies. 

This will be really easy to make, and is easy to coordinate with any sort of color scheme you're working with! 

HERE is a link to the tutorial (in case you haven't figured it out already).

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


One of my all time favorite treats.  Best over an open fire, but not too shabby in the microwave.  I wonder if this gadget would improve it all that much?

Find it HERE

Saturday, March 6, 2010


We're tossing around the idea of having the girls share a room.  One of the problems I forsee in this is closet space.  Between the two of them, they already have more shoes than everyone else in the house combined.  This looks nice though...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Dyeing Pasta

I hosted a little Valentine's Day party for some of the kids' friends last Thursday.  I was trying to come up with some crafts and decided that they could make pasta necklaces.  But, I wanted to take it a step further and make the pasta fun colors so I dyed it.

It was fun, and might be great for a quick craft.

Just add about 2 tablespoons of rubbing alcohol (I bet vinegar would work too), and drops of food coloring to a ziploc bag.  I used about 3-4 drops of food coloring and my pasta still turned out fairly pastel so you might want to add more.  Add 3 or 4 handfuls of the pasta you choose and let it sit for a few hours.  I let the "red" go overnight in hopes of it developing a more deep color, but alas, that didn't work.  I just ended up with a coral color (which was suppose to be pink) and a pink color (which was suppose to be red).  Smoosh the liquid in the bag around every hour or so to make sure the pasta all gets it's fair shair of coloring.

Notes about stringing necklaces:

Don't use yarn.  It's not stiff enough to go through the noodles.  Twine would probably work better.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Record Bowls

This looks like a fun and easy craft to do.  I don't have any records, so I'd have to run to Goodwill (or my Dad's collection...which he might not agree with).  I know vinyl is definitely not food safe, but you could put a polyurethane finish on it if you wanted to serve food in these bowls.  Or just line them with plastic wrap when you use them.

Here is a good tutorial.