Monday, July 30, 2012

Munchkin Monday: Paint With Water

Sometimes it's hard to find things to keep the kids occupied in the summer.  At least for me.  I run out of all my fun plans in the first two weeks, and then all I hear is  "Mom, we're bored!" "Mom, there's nothing to do" "Mom, what is there to do?" and so on. So here's a quick, fun activity that the kids can do that cleans itself up. =)

All you need are:
 paintbrushes- any kind work

Just have the kids dip the paint brush in water and then they can paint the sidewalk or driveway with whatever pictures they want. If it's a hot day (as if there are any other kinds in the summer), fill up a kiddie pool and let them them play in the water and then they can use that water to paint pictures.  They'll never run out of space because the picture dries quickly and they can start their masterpieces all over.

It's nothing fancy, but it will keep the kids busy for a few minutes so maybe you can at least go to the bathroom without someone banging on the door. =)

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Foodie Friday: Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches

These sandwiches have become a family favorite for us cause they are SOOO GOOD! You have to try them out and see what you think! I'm sure you won't be able to stop with just one!

Hawaiian Ham and Cheese Sandwiches:
  • 2 doz King Sweet Hawaiian Rolls ( I use the sandwich buns instead of the rolls to give me a bigger sandwich and do 1 dozen. Don't mistake them for the hamburger buns. The package will say sandwich buns on it)
  • 1-1 1/2lb thin sliced ham
  • 12 slices swiss
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 4 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 2 TBSP poppy seeds
Cut the rolls in half. Place desired amount of ham on each roll. Cut a slice of Swiss cheese in half, then place on top of ham. Fold sandwich back together. Place sandwiches on a cookie sheet. Melt butter. Stir Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder into the butter. Allow to cool a bit. Pour all the mixture over the top of the sandwiches; it is okay for them to be soaking in the butter! Sprinkle poppy seeds over the top. Place some foil lightly over the top and refridgerate for 6-8 hours. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Olympic decorations


Okay now that is off my chest :) We can continue to see my obsession in full swing!
I really do love the Olympics to the point that when I was 5 yrs old my mom told me I was watching the divers and one hit his head. Well little ole me started to cry for him and was super upset. So my love for the games goes back at least 24 years.

These are some fun Olympic rings I made for our house. I debated what to use to get a good size but also a good low price :) These are foam (noodles) that i found in the pluming section of Home Depot They were only $.97 for each one and i cut them in half so i got 6 rings for $3. They are the 3/4 inch size. Then I went to Joann's and bought the cheapest solid fabric they had (which was also on sale) I bought 1/4 of a yard of each and used up most. The Yellow i used ALL because i had to overlap each wrap so much cause the foam inside is so dark. 

Everything ready to start! 

 I duct taped the noodles into rings. Tore strips of fabric the width of the tape. Then i started wrapping and hot gluing the fabric around the rings. Then I placed the rings where I wanted them and hot glued them together. If you wanted your rings to be linked how they are supposed to be then you should tape them into circles into a chain. Then wrap them in fabric (blue, yellow, black, green, red) then you would arrange them into the Olympic links.

It is late and I wanted you to see how big they really are. My 2 year old loved putting them on his head and down his body! 

Olympic Rings Necklace

I made this necklace the same way i made the cupcakes. Except I used the Olympic colors and rolled them into circles. I used the chain method for these (it helped them keep their shape better cause i didn't have to pull and tug so much). I made the blue, linked the yellow, black, green and red. then twist it into the right layout. Make sure you press the rings into each other a bit or you will have the ends pop free and move around. (super glue will fix that, not saying I did that or anything :p) 

COLORING BOOKS!!!!!!!! Okay i like to color with my kids too. so i figured these will be our coloring folders for during the games. I want to print some flag pages and medal count charts too for us to keep track of the medal standings. Where did I get these fun pages you ask......well here

Here is just a fun simple friendship bracelet i made using the Olympic colors. We are having a neighborhood kids Olympic party and I want to make each of the kids coming one of these bracelets to wear during the Olympics.

Keep your eyes open I have more Olympic ideas and posts coming your way!!!!!!!!!!

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wild Card Wednesday: Laundry Room Helps

Back when I was a Laurel in Young Women's I got this laundry stain removers list from my leaders at a preparing for the future activity night. I have used a couple of these and they do work! This list would be great for those times you don't have any Shout handy and have other cleaners already in your home. 

Laundry Room Hints 
Rubbing Alchol- grass stains

Ammonia- sweat stains

Baking Soda- odors

Cream of Tartar + lemon juice-homemade bleach

Hydrogen Peroxide + cold water- blood stains

Shampoo-ring around the collar, mud, and cosmetic stains

WD-40- salad dressing, grease splatters, crayon, lipstick
*Let set for 10 minutes, work in dish soap, wash, DO NOT USE ON SILK

PineSol- try on any stain

Dish Soap- olive oil/cooking oil and grease

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