Make This: 3D Butterfly Picture

Vaughn is still very much into butterflies, so when she wanted to get crafty one day, I knew this was the project. I wish I could take credit for this idea, but I can't. It was someone else's brilliant idea ....more

Friday Five(ish): Summer So Far

Hello! It's been awhile, so here's a little bit of what we've been up to. We spent 4th of July watching two of Vance's baseball games, enjoying fireworks with friends, eating the Barefoot Contessa's Flag cake, and looking adorable wearing matching mommy-daughter dresses ....more

Julia Child Printable Quote

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Julia Child Printable Quote

I've been cooking more lately and while the kids don't always eat it, it's so nice to have Justin look up from his plate and say things like, "this sauce is really good!" I've failed so many times. (So many times.) It's a great confidence boost to have a couple "wins" under my belt. Ever try heating oil up slowly in a sauté pan with a clove of garlic sliced into bigger pieces? ...more

2 Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Failure...Again!

I noticed the "2 ingredient Banana Ice Cream" BuzzFeed video going around and it reminded me of when I tried it back in 2011. I didn't think it was bad, but the kids thought differently and their reactions were hilarious. If you're wanting to try it, I think the way to go is to add other fruit and make it sorbet-ish. (I can't seem to get the video working. Oops.)...more
Denise That's a good idea! Would be fun to compare and contrast! :)more

2-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream Failure...Again!

I noticed the "2 ingredient Banana Ice Cream" BuzzFeed video going around and it reminded me of when I tried it back in 2011. I didn't think it was bad, but the kids thought differently and their reactions were hilarious. If you're wanting to try it, I think the way to go is to add other fruit and make it sorbet-ish ....more

Make This: Quick Copper Garden Markers

Every time we make a trip to Home Depot, the kids beg to pick up one more veggie to plant and I usually give them the go ahead because we're gardening, man! Getting our (gloved) hands dirty! Growing food! Making magic! And really, just feeding the deer, rabbits, and chipmunks, but more about that later. It's starting to look bushy out back, which means it's time to add garden markers so we can tell what's what in our batch of crops.  ...more

Make This: Quick Copper Garden Markers

Every time we make a trip to Home Depot, the kids beg to pick up one more veggie to plant and I usually give them the go ahead because we're gardening, man! Getting our (gloved) hands dirty! Growing food! ...more

Robert Rauschenberg's Key Lime Pie

One of my favorite artists, Robert Rauschenberg, loved making key lime pie and apparently was good at it because guests of his Captiva Island home always asked for his recipe so he kept photocopies of it on hand. I like knowing details like this about people and enjoyed reading about him in the recent story about him in the NY Times....more