DIY Suet Cakes

We just read “The Big Snow” by Elmer Hader and (if possible) Claire has become even more obsessed with birds. Having lots of wintry weather here like in the story, it was the perfect time to provide some sustenance to our feathered friends. Claire said I looked just like the old lady in the story when I through the remnants of the suet cakes in the … Continue reading DIY Suet Cakes

Celebrating Our First Harvest!

What’s tiny, red and tastes a bit spicy? Say hello to our first radish! Ok, so it’s not much, but I am SUPER excited to show off our first vegetable straight out of the hoop house.  Claire was so eager to pick something other than lettuce leaves (she’s been munching on them for weeks whenever we would walk up to water) so I gave in … Continue reading Celebrating Our First Harvest!

How To Make Bathtub Puffy Paint

I’m all about celebrating process oriented art, especially messy tactile experiences! My Cuisinart has been roaring away this past week shredding soap and mixing paint as I perfected this recipe for bathtub puffy paint. Using a cake frosting tip and a squeeze bottle, my three year old daughter created some fantastic 3D art in the tub! Clean up was a cinch. Handling the shower head … Continue reading How To Make Bathtub Puffy Paint

Homemade Art Materials Recipes

Ohdeedoh has a great round up of art materials that can be made at home. I posted this on my Facebook page but thought it worth mentioning here too – check it out! How to Make Flubber, Glurch, and Other Fun Art Supplies At Home I’m a big fan of homemade playdoh, we’ve had great luck with it and I often dye it with our … Continue reading Homemade Art Materials Recipes

Morning Rhythms

Ever notice when the morning goes well the rest of the day usually follows? I love the morning rhythm Claire and I found. I started to more actively involve her in the whole breakfast process and found that things went more smoothly and were more enjoyable for the both of us. It takes a little longer to get food to the table (and ourselves out … Continue reading Morning Rhythms