Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The ELF on the Shelf!

A friend of mine just told me about this book and I am excited to be getting mine in the mail next week!!
You can find it Here or Here:)

What is it about? --
"This clever holiday book uses playful rhymes and an entertaining story to remind kids that Santa is watching who’s naughty and nice. The accompanying elf keeps an eye on children by day, reports to the North Pole after bedtime and returns to a different location in the home, creating a fun hide-and-seek game each morning."
And the parent reviews said it helped their kids behave better this time of year...
Well that sold me!!

Now I am crossing my fingers that it works;)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

○YuMmY pLaY-DoUgH○

Pumpkin Spice Playdough:
2 cups water
orange food coloring (or combine yellow and red)
2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 cup salt
4 tsp. cream of tartar
3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
2 cups flour

Combine all ingredients in large pan on stove. Over medium heat, stir until most of the lumps disappear and it thickens up to a dough-like consistency. Put on countertop and knead like bread dough. Store in a air-tight container.

Chocolate Playdough:
Mix together:
1 1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup salt
2 tsp. cream of tartar
Make sure you combine these ingredients until they are thoroughly mixed together. Then add 1 1/2 T. cooking oil and 1 cup boiling water. Mix and knead until you have a nice smooth ball of dough.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Roberts Give Away!!

Robert's Arts & Crafts is having a FREEBIE FRIDAY giveaway! Check it out!! There is a cricut cartridge involved!! Check it out, and enter to win!! :)