Saturday, March 31, 2012

APRIL FOOLS DAY PRANKS

- Put green food coloring in someones black coffee and watch their teeth turn green.
- Replace the sugar with the salt
-Set a clock back an hour for someone going to work. See how far they get before realizing the real time.
- Get in your parents/friend/significant others car when they dont know, when they begin driving, whisper "Where do you think your going?"...(make sure they arent on a busy road)
- Tell your friends you are moving across the country. How long can you keep the joke up?
- Change your friends Ringtone to an embarrasing noise and call them when around other people.hahhahahaha
- Iphone has a cracked screen app. Thats always a good one!
-Blow up a bunch of balloons and set up a trap for them to drop all over when opening the door. This would be great for a kid!
-MY ALL TIME FAVORITE AND I ALWAYS GET MY HUSBAND WITH IT , rubber band around the sink hose, when they turn on the sink, they get sprayed!
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Prepare for April Fools

Is everyone ready to be tricked by tiny tricksters? April fools day is tomorrow and I'm sure there are plenty of you ready to fool someone and be fooled! Today I will post some good April Fools jokes for you and your littles. Check back later!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sun catchers!

Timmy and I are making sun catchers! I just got the idea off of some ones twitter post. They used beans and painted them, but had the same glue idea. We used a baby food cover, and filled it with glue. Then we sprinkled in tiny beads. They are now drying by the open windows. The glue will dry clear and these should look great! Timmy and I can't wait to see our finished art!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Scrapbook!

Pictures, Pictures, Pictures! Taking pictures is something my husband and I enjoy doing for us as well as for our kids. We feel it is important for them to have these memories when they are older. It is so nice to be able to look back at all of the fun things we have done together.

Scrapbooking is a great craft to start doing. It is fun, lets you be creative, express yourself and incorporate photos, stickers, fun colored paper and even quotes. How much fun does that sound?! Whats even better is your kids can help you or even make their own!

My newest scrapbook from ACMoore and the fun printed paper I bought to go with it!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fingers and Piggies

Check out my new page on here, fingers and piggies. Will be adding more ideas for our cute hand and foot prints to be turned into some pretty cute stuff!

Spoon Puppets!

This is a super cute idea I came across while on Pinterest. "Spoon Puppets"! You can make anyone or anything be a puppet, put them on a spoon and hold a puppet show!
borrowed from www.parents.com

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Feed Back and Ideas

I am writing this post asking for ideas and feedback on desired material to be seen posted in the future. I want to know what people want to see, what kind of crafts and hands on material ideas I should post to draw in an audience. Please respond and let me know how to improve and further grow in the blog world. Thank you.

Mosaic Ideas and Inspirations

Would love the back of my sink to look like this!Great Idea!, borrowed from: http://www.conspicuousstyle.com


 This is another cute project (acheivable unlike the sink right now) borrowed from http://www.google.com/imgres?q=heart+mosaic








This is my favorite, mosaic work on a coffee table, I am considering making one, borrowed from http://www.etsy.com/listing/54582142/coffee-table-tile-mosaic-reclaimed-wood?ref=sc_3

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Perfect Bag For Spring!

Supplies needed and Instructions are right on the Joanns website, follow the link under the picture!
Borrowed from:http://www.joann.com/garter-stitch-drawstring-backpack/prod110296/

Happy Spring!

The weather is gorgeous and the kids are happy, time to start some new crafts! Joanns Fabrics website informed me it is National Craft Month and they are having great sales! picture borrowed from:http://www.joann.com/project-home/

Monday, March 19, 2012

Yummy bunnies!

Borrowed from http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9Sg9um81t50/T2NuHkF6fEI/AAAAAAAACgk/ZW2yvZrAWyA/s1600/Chocolate+Chubby+Bunnies,+Peanut+Butter+Filled+Milk+Chocolate+Truffle+Bunnies,+Easter+candy,+chocolates,+recipe,+recipes,+sweets,+desserts,+food,+rabbits+.jpg

Great Way to Recycle!

Love this borrowed from: http://www.makeit-loveit.com/2011/12/holder-for-charging-cell-phone-made-from-lotion-bottle.html

UltraFest Wrap

I am in the process of crocheting my cousin a very brightly colored wrap to wear at a concert this week, she is going to love it!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Boston Bruins inspired

Crocheted baby blanket for some very good friends <3

Easter tree in the works

 Poked holes on each end of the eggs, blow out the insides.
 Empty Mason Jar
Before Decorating the eggs

French Crullers

French Crullers

from Doughnuts by Lara Ferroni
1 cup water
6 tbsps (3 oz.) unsalted butter
2 tsps (10 g) superfine sugar (I used regular sugar)
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup (135 g) all-purpose flour, sifted (I never sift anything)
3 large eggs
1-2 egg whites, slightly beaten
vegetable oil for frying
honey glaze
honey glaze
1 1/2 cups (150 g) confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp honey
3 to 4 tbsps milk or water
Bring the water, butter, sugar, and salt to a brisk boil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Stir in the flour all at once and continue stirring until the flour is completely incorporate. Keep stirring over medium-high heat. Lara says the more moisture you can remove, the more eggs you can mix in later which will result in a lighter pastry. When you see a thin film start to coat the bottom of the pan, the batter is ready. Transfer the dough to the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to stir the dough for a minute to help it cool. Turn the mixer to medium speed and add one egg. Don’t add the next egg until the previous has been completely incorporated into the dough. Then add the egg whites a little bit at a time (I used two egg whites) until the dough becomes smooth and glossy and holds a little shape (not much). Lara warns not to add too much egg white or else the crullers will become heavy. Transfer the dough to a large pastry bag fitted with a 1/2-inch star tip.
Fry the crullers in 2-inches (or more) of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. The oil should register 370°F. While the oil is heating, cut a dozen 3-x3-inch squares of parchment. Lightly grease the squares on one side (I brushed with vegetable oil) and pipe a ring of dough onto each of the squares. When the oil has reached temperature, carefully place a cruller, paper-side up, into the hot oil. Do this one at a time unless you like the idea of hot oil burns and other disasters. After a minute or so, I would use tongs and a sharp knife tip to gently peel the parchment off the cruller. When the cruller turns golden (about 2 minutes), flip it over and let it fry for another couple of minutes before removing it to drain on a cooling rack or paper towels.
Make the glaze: While the crullers cool, mix the confectioners’ sugar, honey, and milk together until smooth.
When the crullers are cool to the touch, dip the top of each cruller into the honey glaze and set on a cooling rack to let the drips run off. When the glaze has set, the crullers are ready to serve.
Crullers can also be baked. Preheat oven to 450°F. Pipe crullers onto a parchment-lined baking sheet at least 2-inches apart. Bake for five minutes then reduce oven to 350°F and bake another 15 minutes. Turn off heat, open the oven door a crack, and let crullers sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Glaze and serve.
Makes 10-14 (I made 12).

Borrowed from; http://userealbutter.com/2012/03/09/french-cruller-doughnuts-recipe/

Thursday, March 15, 2012