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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Home Made Easter Basket


It may not appear sturdy, but it sure is! This little basket will hold as many plastic eggs and your child can fit into it! It is a blast to make and it takes lots of glue to create this basket. What kiddo doesn’t love using glue?

What you will need:

Construction paper

Paper bag





Cut out several flowers. For a small basket you need at least 20.

Using your markers, decorate your flowers or just draw a dot in the center.

Cut the paper bag into a piece approx. 12inX5in. (or any other desired size)

Cut a handle for the basket about 1in. wide.

Glue the ends together to form a circle shape.

Trace the bottom of the basket onto another piece of paper bag.

Cut out the circle. (cut the circle slightly bigger than traced so you have room to glue it on)

Glue the circle to the bottom of the basket.

Glue on the handle.

Glue on the flowers.

Allow to dry.

Friday, March 18, 2011

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun; Made From A Paper Bowl

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What you will need:

2 paper bowls

Green paint

Paint brush

Bowl for paint

Orange foam paper or construction paper

Pink foam paper or construction paper

Black tissue paper

Yellow foam paper or construction paper

School Glue


Hot glue gun

Googly eyes



Pour green paint into your bowl.

Paint one paper bowl green (on the curved side only).

Let the bowl dry.

Using the hot glue gun, glue the two bowls together, leaving enough room to create the face.

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Using the foam or paper, cut out the beard shape.

Using the school glue, attach the beard to the edge of the bowl.

Twist together a piece of black tissue paper and gently glue onto the top bowl. This is the belt for the hat.

Cut out a small rectangle from the yellow foam or paper and glue it onto the center of the black tissue paper. It is the buckle.

Glue on the googly eyes.

Using the pink foam or paper, cut out two small ovals for the cheeks and a smile face. Glue them on.

Isn’t this just adorable! I have to thank Gummy Lump for this awesome craft! You ROCK!


Recipe Thursday: Melissa’s Legendary Chicken Noodle Soup

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Here is a BUGDET FRIENDLY and LOW CALORIE soup guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.


3/4 cup Chicken soup base (winco sells this in bulk)

4 tbs. Onion powder

4 tbs. Garlic powder

2 cups of noodles

2 Chicken breasts

1 can of cubed carrots (don’t drain)

1 can of cream style corn




Fill a LARGE pot 3/4 full of water.

Bring to a gentle boil; add chicken soup base, onion powder, and garlic powder. Stir well.

In another pot, boil chicken until fully cooked.

Allow to cook and shred into tiny pieces.

Add the chicken and reduce heat to simmer.

Add the corn and carrots. Stir well.

Add the noodles.

Fully cook the noodles (approx. 20 minutes).

Let soup simmer as long as desired.

Eat up! Yum Yum!


I love to serve this with corn bread, but French bread would be delicious as well.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mr. Long Legs; Easter Bunny Craft

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What you will need:




Pom Pom

Googly eyes

Tissue paper




Cut out the shapes of the head, ears, dress, arms, legs, hands, feet.

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Assemble the bunny  by gluing the head and dress together.

Glue the ears to the head.

Glue the arms and legs onto the bunny.

Glue googly eyes onto the bunny and the pom pom for the nose.

Decorate the eyes as desired and draw a mouth for the bunny.

Decorate the bunny's legs.

Cut 2 3inch by 3 inch pieces of tissue paper. Using the tip of a pencil (or just use your finger) twist the paper and glue it onto the dress.

Cut out an egg shape and decorate it.

Glue the egg into the hands of the bunny and then glue the top of the egg to the bunny’s dress.


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Poo Poo Caa Caa; It’s a Poo Poo Party

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Well well well… Where shall I start…

Tonight as I was bathing my boys, I continually smelled an odor. It was a little faint and I just could not figure out what it was. My best guess was the trash can that really needed to be emptied.

However, I was wrong. It was POOP! I gasped as I saw where the poop was. Any guesses?

I found poop hidden under the bathroom rug. I thought to myself, “You have got to be kidding. My son would not do this!” On second thought, “Heck yeah, my son would defiantly do this”.

I had to inquire as to how the poop got there and I was dying to know the thought process behind this elaborate trick. If I am going to have to clean this up, I am hoping for a good laugh to go along with it.

As my son sat in the bath, our conversation went on like so:

Me: “Son, did you have a little accident today” (It was really not little but rather large and disgusting)

Gabe: “Uh… Yeah” (as he shy's away hoping to not get into trouble)

Me: “So, what did you do about it?”

Gabe: “Well moooommmmm, I am not a really good wiper.”

Me: “I know son. I can see that. What did you do after you wiped it?”

Gabe: “Put the rug on it.”

Me: “Why?”

Gabe: “I thought it would just go away.”

Conversation over. I was laughing too hard.

I grabbed a wad of toilet paper and picked up a few little chunks that were left. It was so incredibly disgusting and fowl smelling, that she who has a weak tummy, leaned over and puked. Here I am with my legs straddling the smeared poop, and leaned over the toilet puking up pizza.

I had to spray this poop with cleaner. It was pretty crusted onto the floor; so I let it soak for just a few minutes and I began to wipe it up. I had to actually scrub at this and that brought on another spell of the puking.

Needless to say, it is all clean and sanitized. It was pretty darn nasty but gave me a good chuckle.


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Clover Man Craft; So Cute You’ll Want To Cuddle Him


What you will need:

Construction paper
Pipe cleaners
Googly eyes


Cut out 4 hearts and glue them together to create the clover.
Glue on the googly eyes and draw a mouth.
Cut out four small hearts (they will become the hands and feet).
Cut out two strips of paper and by bending back and forth create an "accordion" look.
Glue the strips onto the bottom of the clover.
Glue two hearts onto the bottom of the "accordion" paper to become the feet.
Using two pipe cleaners create the arms. (bend back and forth)
Glue the pipe cleaners onto the clover.
Glue the remaining two hearts onto the pipe cleaners to become the hands.

Monday, March 14, 2011

I love you Flower

With the new web design comes a new feature. I am so thrilled to share with you my crafts via HD video. Today, I am sharing step by step how to make an I Love You Flower. This craft was such a hit, that even the neighbor girl had to make one after seeing it! It makes a wonderful keepsake and brought a little bit of spring into my life, as it is raining cats and dogs outside.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Toilet Paper Roll Leprechaun Kid's Craft

What you will need:
Toilet paper roll
Construction paper
Pipe cleaner

Cover the toilet paper roll in construction paper.
Use tape to secure it.
Create the hat by cutting a large circle about 3in X 3in.
Create the top of the hat by taping the construction paper together and making a tube shape.
Glue the top of the hat to the base and allow to dry.

Cut out a 1in. strip of black construction paper and glue it to the bottom of the hat.
Cut out a small square and glue it to the center of the black strip.
The hat is complete.
Draw a face for your leprechaun.
Cut out another 1 in. black strip and glue it to on the center of the leprechaun's body.
This is his belt.
With the pipe cleaner twist and shape a 3 leaf clover and glue it to the top of the hat.

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