Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Thursday, March 24, 2011
My son loves everything Phineas and Pherb - we spotted these cakes and thought they were just great. We will make an attempt at making these ourselves.
If you don't know who Phineas and Pherb are, I included clip art of them, so you can see the likeness!
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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
It has been over a week since I have had my computer - my hard drive crashed and what a bummer. I have to reinstall all of my programs - I mean really, this is just horrible. I have not been able to do much crafting, so it might be a few days until I can post any new crafting creations. I am looking forward to getting everything up and going again.
Oh my, these are really cute and even something you could get your kids to help you make - maybe a rainy day project. Doesn't a cupcake look soooo much better on this cute little stand??!!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
I loved this idea so much and thought it was just incredibly creative. I know several people who can't eat sweets they would just love one of these fruit greetings. Print your own at home- the free printable is here...Check them all out (orange, pear, apple and more)! I know this is a "valentines" idea, but thought it would be cute for any day!
find it here:
Monday, March 21, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Who is St. Patrick?
People all over the world celebrate on the 17th day of March in honor of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Some cities have parades, most revelers wear green, and a few families commemorate the day with traditional Irish fare for their meal. However, not everyone may know who St. Patrick is.
Born in Britain during the 4th century, St. Patrick was kidnapped and enslaved by Irish raiders when he was a teenager. Although he was able to escape after six years and become a priest in Britain, he later chose to return to Ireland as a missionary, in order to help spread the teachings of Christianity to pagans. According to Irish folklore, he also used a shamrock to explain the Christian concept of Trinity to the Irish. In spite of continuous opposition from pagan leaders, he continued to evangelize for thirty years while baptizing newly converted Christians and establishing monasteries, churches, and schools. He died on March 17th and was canonized by the local church.
St. Patrick's Day was first publicly celebrated in Boston in 1737 where a large population of Irish immigrants resided. Nearly 200 years later, the first St. Patrick's Day parade in the Irish Free State was held in Dublin in 1931. During the mid 90's, the Irish government also began a campaign to promote tourism in Ireland on March 17th.
While many Catholics still quietly celebrate this day of religious observance by going to mass, St. Patrick's Day slowly evolved to become a celebration of Irish heritage. Through the years, along with legendary shamrocks, many symbols were included in festivities that are reflective of Ireland's folklore, culture, and national identity (think leprechauns, ethnic cuisine, and wearing green).Other places that join in on this celebration include Japan, New Zealand, Argentina, and Canada, along with many cities across the United States.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
I'm not a clock maker, or a hand craft person, but I just loved this clock - I think the buttons are just perfect. I can see lots of application of this design. I might just have to try me a button clock!
You can find it here:
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
Ilove making irish Soda Bread this time of year. This recipe is a WINNER:
Irish Soda Bread
3 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3/4 stick melted butter
1 cup raisins
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Tbsp baking powder
caraway seeds (optional)
Put all dry ingredients in a bowl including sugar and raisins, make a well and put in buttermilk and melted butter. Mix only until dry ingredients are incorporated. Split into 2 balls. Place on a greased baking sheet. Bake @ 350 50-60 minutes.
I add turbinado (cane sugar) on the top before baking I have also added cranberries and pecans instead of the raisins I do not use caraway seeds because it is more kid-friendly.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Just checkin in to remind you it's time for the Shamrock Shake at McD's...don't miss it.
more info here:
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Here is what my son and a freind made a few days ago - mini "hamburgers". I've seen these several places on the web and I had the items on hand.
They are made from:
vanilla wafers (like Nilla Wafers) for the bun
fruit roll ups yellow and red for the tomato and cheese
mint patty (like York Peppermint pattie) for the burger
coconut with green food coloring for the lettuce
real sesame seeds
a small amount of caramel sauce on top of the bun so the seeds stick
Monday, March 7, 2011
Ok, take one of those jars you have been saving and make it into a piece of art with these free printable vintage apothecary jar labels. You can often find colored jars at flea markets and garage sales too. I think these fall under the category of "cool".
Get the printable here:
Don't forget to take a look at my great Ebay listings!
Friday, March 4, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Well aren't these the cutest...And a clever idea. Kids of any age would love these!
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