Friday, March 11, 2011

Home Knit Slippers

Great package in the mail.  I try to look at knit (I think...I don't even know) products and still don't get how they are made, but glad that someone else knows how to make them!

My 2nd pair of homemade knit slippers.  The most comfortable house sock I've ever had.  And these ones have the most adorable hearts on the toes.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Homemade Vanilla Extract

So, I thought we had more vodka but this was it.  Use what you've got!  The ratio of this amount to one vanilla bean was about what I found online to be appropriate.  There are a variety of opinions about the ratio's and wait times, so we'll see.  Just google it!

Vanilla Bean from Mountain Mama's.  It was $146.00 per pound but since one weighs nothing they just mark it as 0.01 of a pound, so 1.46. Buying several so the scale could actually read it would probably be a more frugal idea.

Glass jar, vodka, and split vanilla bean.
Shake, keep dark, and wait!

One week later (not pictured), it is a nice tea shade.  We'll see how long it takes to get a nice dark color.  Every day I swish it around it smells delicious!
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Waldo Canyon Hike

7 miles
dropping temeratures
great hike!
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Monday, March 7, 2011


In preparation for a busy and potentially stressful week I've made a bucket o' lunch goodies. Pre-bagged grapes, breads, sandwiches, and other various lunch items. Then in my stupor each morning I can pick a few different items and go. If you've seen my lunches, you konw they don't always go together as a nice ensemble. These might not either, but they will be fast!

It worked!  Lunch was just about the easiest part of my week!  Yea for planning a head!
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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Dr. Seuss Thing 1 Cupcakes

BIG frosting tip and disposable tube

Pre-baked cupcakes from Baker-noon frozen for later in the week

White frosting for the base and blue hair for the topping.  I did a big glob in the middle and then tapered it into somekind of "hair-do" and added blue sprinkles.
I forgot to get a picture after I cut out circles and wrote "Thing 1, Thing 2" and glued them on the cupcake liner.
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Saturday, March 5, 2011


So this picture has nothing to do with my craft because I don't want to show people who might be the reciepent of my craftyness. But isn't this an adorable fabric swatch! Yea craftyness
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This week I ended up doing a late afternoon baking extravaganza!
Chocolate Covered Strawberries - didn't last long.

Peppercorn Cheddar whole wheat biscuits
Not pictured: Black Russian Rye bread
Chocolate cupcakes
Poppyseed Blueberry Coffee Cake
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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Lots 'o Hits

So I don't usually check this too often but I was wasting time online and checked my school blog stats. 

They tripled last month! 

 I'm still trying to figure out how they would be so high, and not some kind of fluke.  Either way, it is exciting to think that perhaps people are interested in what is going on in our classroom.  Are you?  Go to More Than ABC's!

On my to do list:
See what comes next if people kept coming at this rate.
And why?!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

David: Seeking a Heart Like His

Loving this study and an awesome group of women!

Don't you just want this little guy following you around for a few hours?

Stuff I've Underlined This Week:

See what happens when we focus more on our battles than on God?  Our enemy appears bigger, we appear weaker, and God appears smaller.  wow!

God sometimes stays the encouragement of others purposely so we will learn to find it in Him.  (when it seems like we're alone...who should we be looking for?)

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