Friday, June 5, 2009

Team Gotta Have Faith Golf Outing and Silent Auction

I just finished up this set for Heidi's silent auction to benefit breast cancer research.  Heidi just finished her last chemo treatment, Yay,  and has tirelessly fought the disease for herself and others battling with the disease.  If you live in the Twin Cities area, please attend this event!  You can learn more about it here.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Save Children's Handmade Items

Congress is about to pass a new law that requires all manufacturers, sellers, of children's items to have their items tested. For small businesses, like myself, where most of our products are one-of-a-kind, this will close our doors. Testing would be cost prohibitive. I am all for making sure our items are safe for our kiddos, but for those of us who use natural materials and buy our supplies locally, and try to provide safe, handmade goods as an alternative to mass produced items, this is a blow. Vote here to have this law amended for small businesses!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

About the Prettiest Dress I've Ever Seen!

Available here:

Monday, November 3, 2008

Who are you going to pick?

I'm thrilled both of my kids know who is running for President and Vice President but I had a very interesting conversation with Julia on our way to drop off my husband's ballot.

me: who is running for President & VP
Julia: Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John McCain, Sarah Palin
me: who did we vote for?
Julia: stickers

Well, there you have it :) Politics according to a three year old! Go out and vote for your favorite sticker.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

courtesy of the craft flickr pool

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Easy Child's Backpack

picture courtesy of Martha Stewart Crafts

How cute is this backpack! Martha states it can be made in about an hour. Hmmm, have to test that out. I hope to be making one next week. Here is the tutorial. I will post pictures when it's complete!

I hope to start blogging a little bit more. I am also ramping up my dolce baby and hope to have a lot more new things in the coming weeks. I thought I would have a lot more time while my kids were both in school but Jackson is only in school for 3 hours and Julia is only in two days a week with different hours so I have limited time at home by myself. That time is usually spent cleaning or at the grocery store!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Homemade Kool-aid Playdough:

This recipe makes 3 1/2 cups of dough.
Tools and Materials

2 cups flour

1 cup salt

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar

2 cups cold water

1 packet of kool-aid (any flavor)

Wooden board

Plastic bag or container

Play Dough How-To1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the flour, salt, vegetable oil, cream of tartar, and water.2. Cook uncovered over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Stir constantly until the dough is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
3. Divide the dough into four equal portions.
4. Add 1 kool-aid packet to each portion and knead the mix into the dough to distribute it evenly. Kneading the color into the dough is the fun part -- kids will love it.
5. If you store the play dough in a plastic bag or airtight container, it will stay nice and soft and last for years.

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