Jul 24, 2014

Boys and Play

The aftermath of the assault on Dredd and his army of drones...boys and their imagination! 

Jul 16, 2014


I am not a big shoe person. I normally get by with one pair of boots, one pair of tennis shoes and one pair of black heels. However, I saw these shoes at Target the other day and my estrogen must has been in high gear because I just had to have them. And they are comfortable too! 

Jul 15, 2014

Homemade No Cook Kool Aid Play-Doh

So I took the plunge last week and Hotrod and I made play-doh. Now I am not a crafty, homemade kind of mom, however, I search Pinterest high and low to find a simple, fun play-doh recipe for us to try on those days it was too hot or rainy to go outside. I found this neat recipe over at Suzis Crafts blog (click the link to find the reciepe) and knew it was the one, why, because I can't stand the smell of store bought play-doh!

This recipe used Kool Aid as the coloring agent and it was great. I will say we followed the recipe closely except after the first batch we decided to add 2 packages of Kool aid to make the colors brighter. 

In the end we had a fun time making the doh! And I was happy because I was able to incorporate several lessons into one activity from money (buying the ingredients), reading the receipe, and measurements. Also I am not a professional photographer, the photos you see are taken from my iPhone from whatever angle I could get while helping out.

The Ingredients


More measuring

Mixing up the dry ingredients

What it looked like after mom mixed in the boiling water

Kneading the doh (his favorite part)

Our second batch kneading

The finished product cooling

Jul 14, 2014

Lucky Monday

I love it when I get an unexpected deal while shopping. Today I had a list of about 5 stores to hit while Hotrod was at Museum School and even though he has gotten better while we run errands, sometimes it is just quicker by myself. So I went to my first stop, Albertsons, 

and when checking out I recieved a high value coupon for JoAnn's which was on my list 3 stores down! 

I'll have a post about my JoAnn trip later and my next attempt at being crafty!