Monday, August 22, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Recipe for home made play dough (makes 5-6 cups/colors):
3 cups flour
1 1/2 cups salt
3 cups water
2 tbs canola oil
1 tbs cream of tartar
food coloring (I used gel)
Combine in pot (except for food coloring).
Heat ingredients on medium/low (#4 on my glass top stove). Stirring occasionally for approx 10 min.
Heat/Stir until your dough looks like this.
I took approx one cup out at a time, and kneaded gel food coloring in (WITH GLOVES ON!) till I got the color I wanted.
Art Nest. I made a double batch so I could have closer to 6 cups/colors of dough...since my kids love playing with play dough. It was really fun and easy to make...I am sure this will not be the last batch I make.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
My dear friend Elena taught me how to make this dish while we were on vacation together last week (she also taught me how to make homemade sauce and chicken curry). It is delicious on my salads I eat every day as well as on grilled chicken...pretty much any meat or fish. Thank El.
|This is what your scraps look like...|
|and you end up with this bowl of delicious!! (just add fresh garlic)|
Over the shoulder tie purse/bag.
Long Handle bag.
here on Sweet Charli blog for the tie over the sholder bag and here on Spider Woman Knits blog for the long handled bag (she made hers with 2 handles, but I like one longer handle for over the shoulder). I was able to make each bag in about an hour... the over the shoulder tie bag is definately more finished looking bag...the other one is more plain (but still perfect as a reusable grocery tote or roomy beach bag).
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I just couldn't stop taking pictures of our two adorable girls...Elena, I hope they grow to love each other as much as we do!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Climbing the dinosaur leg outside of the T-Rex restaurant.
I was also blessed with the chance to run to the Ann Taylor Loft Outlet Store (thanks El). I found a few great button up tops (one for my mom too) at prices that were ridiculously cheap. So FUN!