March 29, 2009
March 27, 2009
This package will be on its way on Monday to my partner in Texas...I sure hope she likes avocados!
I lOVE THIS SWAP! and I haven't even received my package yet!!
March 14, 2009
We have dark carpeting (and 2 pre-schoolers) and it doesn't take long for the stairs to get covered with stuff. I actually sort of enjoy vacuuming the rest of the house, which is every other day with this carpet, but the stairs are evil!! They get done MAYBE once a month. In between I use a sticky lint roller when I can't stand the lint and blonde hairs that really show up on dark plum carpeting. Is there some kind of magic vacuum or appliance that would make this any better for me? Any one have any suggestions?
I ENJOY DOING LAUNDRY (really!)
I think it's the organizational aspect, the sorting, time planning (catch the dryer before cycle ends....I can't handle wrinkles!), folding, hanging........When my laundry is done I really feel like I've made a grand accomplishment!
I HATE EMPTYING THE DISHWASHER!
I don't mind washing dishes by hand or loading the dirty dishes, but....well, I have no explanation for this one.
I LOOK FORWARD TO CHANGING THE BED!
This one's obvious....wouldn't everyone have fresh, clean sheets every night if they could? This one also feeds into my liking to do laundry, a double treat for me!
This carries over into yardwork as well...I LOVE mowing the lawn, but I hate everything else about gardening and yardwork (don't even get me started on pulling weeds!)
I've been asked many times how house cleaning works in our 3 generation household. How did you decide who does what? Who cooks? Who cleans the kitchen or mops or dusts? The only explanation I can give is that we've never even really talked about it....if someone sees something that needs taking care of, you just do it. It's that simple. Everything seems to get done without any problems. It's been working for us for 5 years now, probably because we all seem to have different likes and dislikes so it all evens out! (except I have a feeling Daughter-in-Law hates vacuuming the stairs as much as I do!!)
I'm going to add a Gardner and a Maid to my wish list for when I win the lottery...but I'd probably just end up being one of those people who thinks they need to clean up before the maid comes!
March 8, 2009
I arrived early Saturday morning so we could have everything ready for our guests by 12:30
Our guests arrived dressed in their finest, ready for a special treat
Our Tea Party was HUGE success with everyone! It was such fun to do something that all ages could enjoy and share together. We will definitely be doing this again for more family members in the future. We're already thinking about what we'll serve when our Seattle family is in town! Granddaughter #2 loved all of this so much, from start to finish, that she is considering having a Tea Party for her 12th Birthday party in May........ YAY! another reason for menu planning and party throwing!
...but May is so far away!....hmmmmmm...I guess we'll just have to come up with another self-made ocassion in the meantime.....
March 6, 2009
These capes are made out of fleece and are super easy to make since you don't have to finish the edges of fleece.
A 20 in. wide cut of fleece will make 2 capes:
Cut a piece 20 in wide and 24 in long. Cut the bottom edge the correct shape for whatever super hero you are making. I rounded the corners for Superman, made pointy "bat-wings" for Batman, and a scalloped edge for Dora.
for the neck loop, cut a strip of fleece 2 in. wide and 16 in. long.
You can whip up one of these for your favorite little person in about 30 minutes, including cutting. And while you're at it, you might as well make two at once from your 20 in. cut of fleece and have an extra one on hand for a gift for your next birthday party invite!
These are going in the mail today to my friend and I can't wait to hear if Grandpa earns himself some good "brownie points" with superhero gifts for everyone!