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Paint Stamps

I recently found a project on Pinterest I thought the girls would enjoy.  You take foam letters or shapes, we call them stickies, and put them on bottle lids, we used Gatorade.  Side note, one benefit of the stomach virus that never, ever, ever, ever leaves, suddenly you have a lot of gatorade bottle lids.

2013-04-12 14.35.54 2013-04-12 14.37.10 2013-04-12 14.37.42 2013-04-12 14.38.00 2013-04-12 14.38.56 2013-04-12 14.51.18 2013-04-12 14.53.39 2013-04-12 14.54.10It turned out ok.  At first, I wasn’t sure if it might be my third pinterest flop of the week, but the girls worked on their technique and got some pretty designs.  They voted we keep our “stamps” to play with again.  That is about as good as it gets, right?  Maybe next time we will try with stamp pads.  As soon as I figure out a cheap place to get some of those…

Here is Comes Secret Mommyhood Confessions

Patrice has been very different than I older two in one key feature…she has not liked tv or shown a preference for any character toys. The older two loved Barney.

Now let me say, my hubby and I are in the minority. We do not mind Barney. Not at all. But Patrice wanted none of it.

There is one characters I can’t stand…

So go ahead, guess who makes Patrice so excited she jumps up and down yelling “Yay.” And guess what mama has now bought several Elmo videos, some for now and some for her birthday? And guess what mama now has a Pinterest board to save Elmo ideas…yup, this mama.

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*both images in this post were found on Pinterest

Footprint Butterflies

I cannot wait to share this with you.  It is one of the first things I pinned on pinterest and last night hubby and I made them!



We used watercolor paints and paper. Wet paper before applying paint. Hubby painted each toe different but you could do all one color. Put feet, one at a time, on the paper so they are facing out from each other to make the wings, paint in body, head and antenae. Write in child’s name and year, frame. Please note you will need two people to do a young toddler, Patrice cried as the paintbrush tickled her feet; she kept kicking hubby so I had to hold one foot back.

My heart is absolutely bursting at the joy of having these.

Bright Fun Colors–Pinned It and Did it.

A few weeks ago I saw this, or if you’re not on Pinterest, this, and decided I had to try it.  But, contrary to what the instructions said, I figured it was pretty messy.  So it took a while to get my courage up…

We pinned it and did it!

Rainbow RiceTake 1 cup of white rice.Mix food coloring in a small bowl with 1-2 Tablespoons of white vinegarDump vinegar and food coloring mixture into plastic bag with rice. Seal and shake.