So, the domino master took a cereal box, spray painted it black, and then had his older brother cut out while circles (because he’s a better cutter than me) and taped them on top to make this Domino Valentine Box.
Be helpful (helful). A sign of your creativity? When you give us candy, and ice cream. Another good tip? Let us make our own calendars. And especially — show your appreciation for origami.
It seems all I have time for this last few weeks of school, is to snap this picture. I’ve been admiring this gardening “accident” for a few days now. This was a happy accident…we planted some peony bushes a few years back in pure white. And then last year, as the peony bush grew so [...]
As you drove away, I couldn’t help but remember, how you used to pretend you were a superhero, and ride around in the back seat of this very same car.
Every year, I find something like this laying around. The list. The big grand ideas. This list — better than any Mother’s Day gift…it’s priceless: Allow me to interpret: Ideas for mothers day: Diamonds Emeralds Rose — connected to origami dress Smarties Chocolate Radishes (Ratishes!) Poached egg…. maybe Barrett
There will be a fifth grade graduation this year — and an 8th grade one. God bless the mother who is willing to put together a video of the enitre fifth grade. She wants three pics of my fifth grader (What day, was it, exactly, that he grew up, she asked with a sting in her [...]
The process of drying sourdough has been, in a few words — aromatic (what is that smell, that is somehow — appealing?!) interesting, easy and fascinating. It all started by smearing some of my vibrantly healthy French sourdough starter on parchment paper,and just letting it sit and literallydry- out until all moisture was gone, and [...]
When the big boys were little, I took them to a clay class at the community recreation center about once a week. The girl who taught the class was a vivacious Italian, who spoke with a bit of broken English sometimes. She was so delightful, and the boys loved it when she would let them [...]
Isn’t Valentine’s Day the new Halloween? The sugar quotient that my boys will consume at school today frightens the dickens out of me. (Don’t even ask me about the 8th grader who left the house today with his Basketball Valentine Box, and a full bag of Smarties for everyone in his class.) Every single Valentine [...]
My boys were tired this morning. Getting those feet to hit the floor was challenging. They stayed up late last night, pencil in hand, writing — not jumping on the beds, not building Legos, not harassing their brothers, or sneaking downstairs for a glass of water. They were up late, laying quietly in their beds, [...]
He makes them for me all the time… whenever he sees a pretty scrap of paper, a gum wrapper — anything — he folds and folds, until he has a delightful little dress. Afterall, a girl can’t have too many dresses. I use them as bookmarks for the many, many books I have lying around [...]
With a bit of black spray paint, and some Batman symbols, available from google images, the cardboad Nike box Batmobile has been thoroughly transformed. Hard to believe this is the same set of carboard pices. For the wheels, we but out Batman symbols,and measured them in Word to make sure they would cover the circles with [...]
and I just started the dishwasher for the third time today. I could say more… like the fact that the dryer just stopped and it’s time to fold the second load of laundry for the day, I’ve swept the kitchen twice now. I have driven the car in short bursts to run here, drop someone [...]
There’s a little town, a few miles south of us, that sits in a pivotal spot. Situated between two major cities, with a vibrant railroad, the town has hosted dignitaries throughout its history. Charles Kuralt, visited this town on November 14, 1975, and said, “If only a man could have lived long enough, he could [...]
So, we dived back into our Advent Activity box last night. Catching up on all the things we said we wished to do, but didn’t. One of them was to watch The Star of Bethlehem. We finally watched it last night. At last, I hoped, I could put this issue of the star to rest. [...]
This is an incredible pesto. If you’ve been finding it difficult to jump on the kale-health bandwagon, because kale shakes aren’t cutting it for you, and you can’t quite master the fine art of making Kale Chips crispy — don’t give up yet. This pesto might be you’re ticket. (Kale is sooooo good for you….) [...]