When asked what she wanted for her birthday, my soon to be three year old replied a “purple pony!” A purple stick horse was a must. I used my time at the kids’ gymnastics classes the hand sew the mane.
Looking for healthier alternatives to traditional spring candy? Sometimes buying bulk at the heath food store means less junk in the candy while being easier on your budget.
These cute little bags of bunny poo can be made with chocolate or dark chocolate covered dried fruit or nuts. Buy in bulk and divide into smaller bags. Add a cute little label, and your bunny poo is ready to go!
Click here for a free printable version of the Bunny Poo! labels. Just print out the page, cut them out, punch a hole, and attach to your own bag of “bunny poo.”
I came across a recipe online to make your own lotion bars. Since I have some people in my life who are constantly getting chapped hands during winter, I thought it was a grand plan. Unfortunately, I didn’t have the necessary ingredients. So, I set out to make a lotion bar with ingredients I actually did have on hand. When I first made these, I used silicone muffin liners to make individual bars. It worked very well and they popped out just like I thought they would.
Then I looked at these lovely little bars of lotion and reality set in. My family would not be gently putting these away, out of reach of little fingers which had already managed to grace the tops of each and every lotion bar. So I melted them all down and instead put the lotion bar into a container with a lid. This is more our speed and it stays protected, to an extent.
Success! My husband was into this as soon as he realized what I had made, and chapped hands of all ages have been nicely moisturized and protected since.
melt everything over gentle heat and mix together thoroughly. Pour into your choice of container or form and allow to cool. Enjoy your nourishing lotion bar or give them to someone who needs one.
October, and now November, have been pumpkin filled months for our family. Pumpkin hunting and then pumpkin baking and freezing have filled our home with a delicious aroma. Wanting some afternoon fun for my children, I made up a big batch of pumpkin pie play dough. It’s easy to make and smells divine…so much so that I keep finding myself sniffing it and playing with it. Homemade play dough is much more elastic and accommodating than store bought varieties. Inexpensive to make, you’ll probably find the ingredients around your home. No toxic chemicals and if your child does decide to try eating it, you won’t have to worry about ingredients or dealing with neon green poo later on.
Pumpkin Pie Play Dough
(one batch makes a nice amount for one child – multiply as needed!)