Birthday Cake Chalk Pastel Art Tutorial

Birthday Cake Video Art Tutorial with Chalk Pastels at

We are in birthday season here at Hodgepodge! In honor of all birthdays, Nana shares a birthday cake chalk pastel art tutorial in video form. It is simple art lesson and fun for all ages! Art in just FIVE minutes! If you have been looking to add the joy of art to your days, try this! Beautiful results in a short amount of time encourage

Edible Sand and Other Allergy-Friendly Birthday Cake Ideas

edible sand dessert

How’s a bucket of sand for a 13-year-old birthday cake? Edible sand that is. It was just right for a birthday at the beach. All the ingredients are allergy-safe for our nut-free, egg-free crew. Plus it is just downright fun to make! This is our second year making golden Oreo sand. Be sure to click over to Household Ways for the edible sand recipe. Birthdays

Golden Days of Parenthood


Don’t miss the links to parenting resources at the end… Oct 2010 I hear his little feet coming around the corner. It’s busy, in-the-thick-of-it Sunday morning. I’m putting the ingredients in the crock pot for our lunch. His Daddy has dressed him. He’s ready to go. So he runs, pounding little shoes and slams full force. He hugs both my legs. Tight. “I wuv you,

10 Gift Ideas

Barbie Beach Bucket Gift

For Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, birthdays and more… 1. A Rose for Mother’s Day – We clip a rose from the front yard bush and wear it in honor of Mama on Mother’s Day. But it’s also tradition for my husband and the children to give me a new rose bush for the front yard. I have several lining the walkway now! “When I was

I’m Four. Let’s Go Some More.


“Push me high! Push me high and we’ll fly all the way up to the moon,” …he says through giggles on a sunny Saturday before his birthday number four. Just Wednesday he rode on a train around a mountain. The boy has to go. Loves things that move. It’s pure boy joy. Build a road. Make a ramp. Make the turn just so. Four. Four