Creating Garden Gnome Costumes






I was honored to be able to make our annual family costumes. Every year we do a theme for the family (this year it is for all 16 of us – our family of 10, my sister Jen and her family and my parents)… This year, Mazy’s (my dad’s gun and cigar store) has one […]




Friday, October 31st, 2014

Essential Oil Tuesday – Homeschooling FUN – Gluten-Free Playdoh (play dough) + essential oils






1/2 cup white rice flour (You can use brown rice flour as well – I did when I ran our of white) 1/2 cup corn starch 1/2 cup salt 2 tsp cream of tartar 1 cup water 1 tsp cooking oil 4 drops Essential oils  (Peace and Calm  or even lavender – works wonders on […]




Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Spaceman Word Spacer – homeschooling






I am always looking for ways to help my munchkins on writing.  When I was student teaching, the kindergarten teacher had these COOL SPACEMEN word spacers to help the kids learn to space their word when they write. You will need a clothes pin, white paint, sky blue paint, a red and black sharpie.   […]




Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Pool Noodle “Stick” Horses – Summertime activities






I love Dollar Stores!! I found $1 pool noodles… I don’t have a pool… What am I going to do with them? I am going to make pool noodle HORSES! My little LONE RANGERS need these!!! These were so easy to make. We ended up making 15 of them for our house (and for the […]




Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Essential Oil Tuesday – Bath Fizzies






I don’t know about you, but I love baths. A few weeks ago, I posted about making your own bath salts.  These are more fun and perfect for the little girl in your house. Ingredients: 1 cup citric acid 1 cup baking soda ½ cup cornstarch ½ cup oil (almond oil or olive oil) 8-10 drops […]




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