I am constantly trying to get my kids to eat their vegetables! While I can occasionally get the kids to eat broccoli and carrots, they won’t touch any green veggies with a 10′ pole. What’s a mom to do? Hide ’em! I’ve tried “hiding” the veggies many times unsuccessfully, until now!
The kids slurped up ever last drop of this blended drink!
3-4 ice cubes
Handful of spinach (stems and all)
1 cut up apple or pear
1 cut up banana
Splash of water
Blend until smooth… (Add a little more water if it’s too thick)
Even though this drink is an ugly green color, the kids didn’t hesitate to try it. I couldn’t believe they drank all of it! I’ll tell you that you mostly taste banana, for those of you grossed out by spinach. I actually like this and drink one each morning. I’m not brave enough to try kale yet..that is for another post.
To keep the kids quiet, for about an hour, we completed this little project. The kids picked out these bird houses from Joann’s for $1 each. The kids painted them with watercolor paints. While watercolor paint will fade in the sun, that just means the kids can touch them up over and over again! They have fun layering new colors and designs.
The great thing about these little wood houses, they are small and come in various styles. Buy a few and keep them on hand for a rainy day or in case you need a quiet hour to yourself!
I have a long hallway. And this is my hallway having a party…
Its amazing what zooming in on some streamers and balloons will do for ya! This backdrop was super easy and can easily be adjusted to any color scheme or occasion. And unless you choose to, you know perhaps for blogging purposes, you never have to zoom out and no one ever has to know that this is really just your boring old hallway. Fill that frame and all you see is a party!
My baby boy turns 1 today. *Tear* My baby turns 1 today! I made him this smash cake to celebrate. Chocolate cake with chocolate filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. The cake is decorated by piping large dots and then smearing them to one side. A little tedious but the effect is pretty great. I don’t know if you can tell, but I think he liked it. We literally couldn’t get him to crack a smile once the cake came out. He was all business!
Around here we’re preparing for my son’s school’s largest fundraiser of the year–the St. Paddy’s Day Bash! Last year it was great and most importantly it was successful in raising money to benefit our kids.
Leading up to last year’s event I made hats, cookies, a clever disguise, and the centerpieces for the event itself.
I’m getting into the mood again and made some four-leaf clover pancakes for breakfast this morning. I made my favorite pancake batter and dyed it green. I poured it into this squeeze bottle. I’m sure that somewhere out there someone makes and sells an appropriately festive pancake shaper, but I haven’t had much success with them in the past. The pancake always sticks and I end up frustrated and eating pancakes that look like a T-Rex had his way with them first. I’m in love with the squeeze bottle now. Lots of possibilities!