Mad Scientist Party – Part 2

mad science birthday party

If you haven’t checked out part one of my son’s Mad Scientist Party click here. It was all about the decor and preparation for this most excellent party. This is part two, the experiments. This was so much fun! I bought most of the experiments on this sight here. It is the coolest site ever […]

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Now THAT’S a Chip Bowl

underwear chip bowl

A co-worker of mine retired this year. He was the PE teacher at the Middle School where I work. We’ve worked together for 14 years. We coached together for 8 years. I couldn’t just let him leave without a proper farewell gift. So I made him a chip bowl. I know, so not appropriate. But […]

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Beautiful Blogger Award

Whoo hoo! Jasey over at Crazy Daisy has given me the Beautiful Blogger Award. I am touched (and completely surprised.) I can’t say thanks enough to everyone for stopping by my little spot on the web. I just love doing things with my kids and love passing along my adventures and creations. And I LOVE […]

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Mad Scientist Party – Part One

mad scientist birthday party ideas

My son just turned 7 this week. I can’t even believe it. Where has the time gone?!?!? Every year we start planning for the birthday parties months in advance. I realize that it would be much easier to just forget about it until a couple of weeks ahead of time and then plan like crazy. […]

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Candy Sushi

candy sushi

My daughter’s pre-school class has been learning Japanese all year. It’s so cool to hear her speak and she is so proud when she comes home and tells me the new words she has learned. At the school’s Spring Fling Bar-B-Que her class sang “Jesus Loves Me” in Japanese! In Japanese!!! She’s 5 years old! […]

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Homemade Magic 8 Ball

homemade magic 8 ball

I remember as a kid I used to love playing with a Magic 8 Ball toy. We would sit around and ask it all sorts of questions and all giggle at the answers. Okay, who am I kidding. I work in a middle school. I still play with the Magic 8 Ball in my office […]

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Homemade Candy Corn – Oh my!

homemade candy corn

My daughter’s favorite candy is candy corn. She LOVES it! But it’s super hard to find in stores if it’s not Halloween. So I figured there has to be a way to make it. How hard could it be, right? I mean, what is it? Sugar and more sugar. I can do that. (Well, at […]

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Homemade Crayons

I can only imagine that my Grandmother is looking down on me right now and shaking her head. I used to joke with her about saving all the tiny (and not to mention gross) pieces of soap and squishing them all together to make a big bar of soap. She used to say all sorts […]

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My First Award from Crazy Daisy

It’s funny how excited we get when we win something. Well, I’m euphoric. I won my first blog award for my Marshmallow Cresent Puffs. It was the Tuesday Tastes People’s Choice Award over at Crazy Daisy. Thank you to Jasey and everyone who voted for this fantastic recipe! I really appreciate it!!!

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English Toffee Dip

english toffee dip

I’m not exactly sure what to call this dip. The name that first comes to my mind is “bowl of total awesomeness that makes me want to actually eat fruit”. But that’s pretty long. So I guess I’ll stick with English Toffee Dip. A co-worker brought this into work a little while back and said […]

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