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Sunday, March 31, 2013

3/31








~~~~~Happy Resurrection Day!!!!~~~~~


what are your plans for the day??

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Matzo Brie

Passover has started. Passover celebrates the exodus of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. The food most commonly identified with Passover is matzo. When the Jewish people were fleeing Egypt, they had no time to wait for the bread to rise and the result was unleavened, flat bread (matzo).   I've found this yummy recipe on Kiwi.com for a Matzo Brei



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Ingredients
2-4 pieces of matzo
4 large eggs
3 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Directions
  1. Briefly run matzo under warm tap water until soft (not soggy). Squeeze gently and set on paper towels to drain excess water. 
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk eggs until well blended.
  3. Tear soft matzo into medium-sized pieces. Add to eggs along with salt and pepper. Stir until blended. If using one of the variations below, stir additional ingredients into egg-matzo mixture.
  4. Heat butter in large skillet over medium heat until melted.
  5. Cook the mixture until eggs are set, turning with a spatula to make large scrambled pieces, 3 to 4 minutes: Serve immediately.
Flavor variations:
Herb: Stir ¼ cup chopped herbs (we suggest parsley, dill, chives, and basil, in any combination) into egg-matzo mixture before cooking.
Smoked salmon: Stir ½ cup chopped smoked salmon and 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives or dill into egg-matzo mixture before cooking.
Sweet: Use an equal number of eggs and matzo pieces. Prepare as directed and top with either cinnamon and sugar or maple syrup. (this is the one I made YUM YUM)
Serves 2
Per serving (without flavor variations): Calories 470, fat 28 g, protein 17 g, carbohydrates 37 g, dietary fiber 1 g

Monday, March 25, 2013

#PlayDohPlus bird creation




Sign of Spring
#PlayDohPlus



Uplifting Spring time quote

Today is so sunny out--but such a chill in the air--need a little Spring time pick me up!

Quotations about Spring



No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb




The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring. ~Bern Williams


Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Pinterset Challenge with Own and Ulta

Top Ten Outside warm-weather activities for me

The arrival of spring isn’t all hustle and bustle. Sunnier skies, longer days, and warmer temperatures mean more enjoyable time outdoors.
 My  List of Warm-Weather Activities:

  1. walking
  2. biking
  3. gardening
  4. playing soccer
  5. playing vollyball
  6. playing freeze dance with the kids
  7. lawn beanbag games
  8. jump-rope
  9. reading a book---need a rest after that jump-rope!!!!!
  10. hanging the wash out side



that's my list...you enjoy any of those???


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WW ~First Day of Spring~ 3/20

Happy First Day of Spring
Tulips are pushing through!!!

at least we can go visit the Botanical Garden.




Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tom's of Maine Wicked Cool Toothpaste ~REVIEW~

Tried the natural toothpaste big kids love? NEW Tom's of Maine Wicked Cool! Toothpaste features mild mint flavor for kids 8+ who have outgrown fruit or bubblegum flavors but don't like strong flavors in many adult toothpastes. It's ADA-Accepted to help prevent cavities, and strengthens enamel and freshens breath. No artificial dyes, sweeteners or flavors.





Just had my son and daughter try out the toothpaste--we've used Tom's before 

but they didn't care for the taste of the original so much yet they really LOVE the

WICKED COOL flavor! "NOT SO SPICY"  ~son, "MY BREATH IS FRESH"  ~daughter


I love that its natural!! We give it 5 of 5 stars!







Thanks smiliey360 for the free sample!



Monday, March 18, 2013

Happiness is...






My kids had a day off of school on Friday , so they made some flowers to deco around the house for springtime. Son was the painter and daughter went the crafty route and made duck-tape flowers!!! I love having crafty kids NEVER have to buy decorations for the house!! =)

Do your kids like to craft??

Green for the day

I may not be Irish but I've found my Pot of Gold outfit!!!






Green for the day


Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tea Time

Tea Time


Clover canyon dress
$320 - oxygenboutique.com


Azuree
$185 - zalando.co.uk



Mar y sol
pinkmascara.com






I'm not a fashion blogger but I've been having a little fun over on Polyvore.com

This would make a great outfit for a Springtime Tea!!! You should check it out--WARNING it's just as addicting as Pinterest!!!!!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day 3/20

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Day, March 20th, is a celebration of this beloved character and story as well as the first day of spring. The World of Eric Carle celebrates this special day each year with fun, family-friendly activities and promotions for both mom and child. Here are a few crafts I've done(or will do) that were inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The character and all the yummy food in the book.


You Need
Embroidery hoop, paint, paintbrush, cardstock, scissors, contact paper, colored tissue paper, ribbon

Make It

  1. Paint an embroidery hoop in your child's favorite color. Cut the outline of a butterfly -- or any other shape -- from cardstock, to fit inside the hoop.
  2. Place the butterfly onto a piece of clear contact paper, sticky side up. Let your child tear up colored tissue paper to stick onto the wings. When you're done, place a sheet of tissue paper over the butterfly and add another layer of contact paper, sticky side down.
  3. Place inside the hoop and trim the edges. Hang with a ribbon near a sunny window.
?Stained Glass? Wall Hanging

Caterpillar to Butterfly Easter Craft

Supplies:
  • Clothespin
  • Pom poms
  • Glue
  • Small wiggly eyes/beads
  • Coffee filter
  • Markers
  • Toilet paper tube
  • Streamer
  • Tape
1)  Glue pom poms onto a clothespin to make a caterpillar
2)  Glue on eyes...I had to add a small piece of paper  to attach the eyes to the top of the clothespin  
3)  Use markers or watercolor paints to color a coffee filter
4) Slide colored filter into the pin

POOF







a delicious-looking ice cream cone that won't melt all over this ideal is from Parents.com.Paper Ice Cream Cone
This one is going on the make it list!!!!
Make It: Roll textured brown card-stock into a cone shape and secure with a brown brad. Crumble a piece of tissue paper into a ball, and help your child tape strips of colorful patterned paper around it. Attach to the cone. Use red buttons and a little hemp string for a perfect cherry topper.



A few other fun butterfly Crafts I've done  HERE


If you really want to make it a party day Check out my PINTEREST BOARD 

OK you have  some ideals Ready SET PARTY!!!



Thursday, March 14, 2013

Suzy Libermann's Hugo the Happy Starfish Books ~~REVIEW~~






I was please to be introduced to the wonderful wold of Hugo the Happy Starfish.
Right now my son is all about sea creatures so as soon as he saw the shark on the cover
I had no problem convincing him to read these books with me.





In  the Last Bully Hugo is a  cute little starfish in the ocean in this story he comes across several bigger fish who are sadly -bullies! After seeing his friend getting bullied, Hugo decides he's had enough. He forms the Anti-Bully Club and teaches the bullies a valuable lesson about respect.


By working together as a group, Hugo and his friends manage to show the bullies that there is always a bigger fish in the sea and that happiness comes from respecting others not bullying them.

The story is done in a great way to get your children to open up about what they might be seeing or have happening to them in school. It shows the power ONE can have to effect a whole group.




In the story The Secret to Happiness  Hugo is tired of feeling sad, one day he sets off to find happiness. After much searching, he discovers something that makes his heart do a somersault! Sharing with others is the only thing that makes him truly happy. Adults strive to teach children to share with their communities. Encouraging children to give teaches them empathy, as well as a sense of social responsibility. Children can feel empowered by giving and sharing with others. This book is a great way to teach EMPATHY. I like how colorful the books are and how easy the messages are given, showing how great Hugo feels when he learns to help others. Each book has a great spot for your child to add their own experience to the story by sharing a drawing. I also found the introduction of Spanish a very nice touch to the story.












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