Alzheimer’s Scarf

Had a request for this:

Source: heart-2-home.com via Cara on Pinterest

My sister in law requested it in black, white, and gray.  I’ve been working with the Lion brand thick and quick and I love it.  It’s just that, thick and quick.  It feels nice and is very satisfying to finish a project.

At any rate, my smartphone died on the long car ride so I lost my visual.  My very poor memory had it confused with this:

scarf

So, I ended up with something … unique.  I kind of hope she likes it.  Because if she doesn’t, I’ll just have to keep it for myself!

I thinks I’ll call it my Alzheimer’s Scarf:

Alzheimers Scarf
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Birthday Treat for the Class

It’s always a big hectic week when school starts.  Peyton’s birthday is usually on the first week of school.  That means a birthday treat.  This has advantages:  Something to be excited about for a little girl who doesn’t want to leave a happy summer.  And, disadvantages:  One more detail for mom to work on before school starts.

I like to try to set the pace with a healthy fun treat since we’re usually up first.  Fruit is always the “go to” food for fun and healthy.  Just got to dress it up a little to be convincing.  We usually make fruit kabobs.  This year I found these darling little cocktail forks at our local Meijer store.  Yahoo!!  Life just got a little easier.  Here’s the recipe:

1 pkg cocktail forks

1 pkg plastic cups

grapes

strawberries

apples

pinapple

raspberries

any various fruit

Premade fruit dip (optional)

Wash all fruits, and cut up as you wish.  Don’t leave out the pinapple.  The juice from the pinapple keeps your apples (and any bananas if you add that) from turning brown.  If you don’t use pinapple, you can dip your apples (or bananas) in soda pop to get the same protection.

Fill the cups with your fruit salad.  I did put a big rounded tablespoon of fruit dip in the bottom of each cup for a little added fun!

Print up a birthday sign to your hearts desire.  Here’s mine:  HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Cut the sign up into any shape.  I cut out a blast shapes on my Cricut since I just learned how to do that!

Put the cute little forks in the cup with the handle side down and attach the little birthday signs into the tines of the forks.  Voila!!  From healthy fruit salad to Fun Birthday Treat in minutes!

The kids loved the little forks and I heard that most of them took them home!

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For all my Pinteresting Friends!

Found a great idea on Pinterest:  http://pinterest.com/pin/100345897917013293/

I marked it ASAP.  We couldn’t wait to make our own bookmarkers for gifts for our family readers!! 

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And we made a snow globe.

If you can’t quite make it out, it’s Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. 

(By the way, does it snow in Bethlehem? Send me a comment, I’ve always wondered.)

To make your own: 

1.  Buy tiny little ornaments and cut off the string.

2.  Put a glob of E-6000 (or the like) onto the bottom of a little ornament and carefully put it in the bottom of a clear plastic bulb with long needle nose pliers.  Repeat for each little piece. 

3.  Let that set for a good little while… like over night at least. 

4.  Fill the globe with distilled water, your choice of glitter and snow,  and a dallop of glycerin.

5.  With a big glob of E-6000, glue a button to the lid of the ornament, threading the loopy dealy through the holes on the button with the cap of the ornament attached.  This will help create a seal.  (So far, everyone in this house has shaken it with a vengence and it hasn’t leaked yet.)

6.  Let it dry overnight.

7.  Enjoy!!  Snowglobes are double fun when you’ve made it yourself!

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A Nativity Snow globe!!

If you can’t quite make it out, it’s Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus.

(By the way, does it snow in Bethlehem? Send me a comment, I’ve always wondered.)

To make your own:

1.  Buy tiny little ornaments and cut off the string.

2.  Put a glob of E-6000 (or the like) onto the bottom of a little ornament and carefully put it in the bottom of a clear plastic bulb with long needle nose pliers.  Repeat for each little piece.

3.  Let that set for a good little while… like over night at least.

4.  Fill the globe with distilled water, your choice of glitter and snow,  and a dallop of glycerin.

5.  With a big glob of E-6000, glue a button to the lid of the ornament, threading the loopy dealy through the holes on the button with the cap of the ornament attached.  This will help create a seal.  (So far, everyone in this house has shaken it with a vengence and it hasn’t leaked yet.)

6.  Let it dry overnight.

7.  Enjoy!!  Snowglobes are double fun when you’ve made it yourself

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TaDa!!

My ice skate on Todd’s old sled!! Swoon…

(Now if only I could improve my photography…)

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Flip Flops Comfy Like Slippers!

Found this great tutorial on fabric flip flops. Oh, we’ll be making more of these!

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