Nana found another wonderful idea! She brought the supplies. Hand soaps from the dollar store. All the details and instructions can be found here: Brown Paper Packages: Soap All Dressed Up Though a bit of a time investment… (Nana and eight-year-old did most of the project outside). We definitely thought it was worth it. Patience required to allow the paint to dry in different stages.
The Saturday we made many projects as gifts (including birdseed wreaths) for Christmas, we also played with making homemade lip gloss. It was surprisingly simple. Ingredients like honey, vegetable shortening – and a packet of Kool Aide! Middle girl shares the recipe over on her blog, Middle Moments. More photos too! Click Homemade Lip Gloss
Youngest girl was to have her first friend party last week. Unfortunately we had to cancel at the last minute because of sickness. But we still may squeak in a celebration some how before Thanksgiving. The theme was Cookies, Milk and Bedtime Stories, an idea I got from Everyday Celebrating. The simpler the better, I say. Click over to Milk and Cookie Birthday for the
It’s time. Time to order shoes. So, today we pulled out all the shoes of years past. And it looks like we will only need shoes for the eldest two and maybe a pair for Lil’ Buddy. So I went to Lands End and printed out their handy measuring tool. (Just click on the link in the sizing chart for boys or girls shoes or
I’ve heard about this for a while. Yet it just sounded so… ‘too much.’ But then my mother started making it for herself. She brought us a gallon jug to try. Homemade laundry detergent. And it smelled good too. I started calculating in my head the cost of laundry detergent. That allergen-free kind we get at the wholesale club. It’s around fifteen dollars. And it
Four-year-old is eager to read. She’s shown interest in learning, in spurts, over several months. “Well, I can’t read it, so you’ll need to…” While we were on vacation, Nana and the younger girls made a beach Learn to Read book. Nana drew the pictures and authored the story. Seven-year-old colored the illustrations. When four-year-old awakened from her afternoon nap, she was so surprised! It’s