26 September 2010

Colourful Garden Stripes

New striped fabric is making a debut in my etsy shop.


25 September 2010

Pure Nuttiness. And So Easy!


I posted about these gluten-free bad boys on ohdeedoh yesterday. Just 3 ingredients, not including the decorations. Points go to anyone who can tell me what these animals are ...
; )

23 September 2010

Gear Garden Fabric Just Arrived

A compliment to the Robot Gear Garden fabric, but this rendition is just the garden. Think of it as the time when the robots go in for tea.


UPDATE: now available at Spoonflower.

20 September 2010

Weekend Project — Stretching Fabric



We stretched fabric over some IKEA frames on the weekend with our new electric staple gun. Fifteen bucks worth of frames and some fabric I have been meaning to showcase for a while now ... and we have swished up one of our walls quite a bit.

For the full 'how to' check out my post on ohdeedoh.

18 September 2010

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Muffin making day ... yay! Thought it was time to stock the freezer. And for some extra fun I dug out this cool vintage muffin tin that Hubs inherited from his grandmother.



2 C. whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. coarse salt
3 over ripe bananas
1 1/2 C. blueberries, frozen blueberries stay in tact better than fresh
1 C. brown sugar
1/3 C. sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1/4 C. unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 t. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C). Grease muffin tin. Sift together flour, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, mash bananas and stir in sugar, butter, eggs, sour cream, and vanilla. Roll in the blueberries at the end.

Fold in flour mixture into banana mixture careful not to over stir. Nobody likes a tough muffin. Fill each muffin tin 2/3 full. The length of time you cook the muffins will depend on the size of your muffin tins; our mini muffins were done after 15 and the medium sized ones took about 20 minutes.

These mini guys are going in the freezer for future school snacks.

14 September 2010

Interview at Cascadia Kids

Cascadia Kids is a family travel site for Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Chock full of travel inspiration and tips it's a must-read when travelling in the region. Oh, and they interview families about their adventures, every week or so and guess who was interviewed this week? Yup. That's right. Me.



I know it's ridiculous but I feel like a bit of a rock star. Heh. Anyway, hop over and give it a read if you are interested in what sort of family shenanigans went on in Seaside, Oregon. So where would you want to go if you were in the Cascadia area?

13 September 2010

Fruit and Cheese Plate



· Strawberries
· 4 Apple-grape skewers
· 4 Crackers
· Babybel cheese with a car shape cut out of the outer wax coating

This accompanied some warm cut up, leftover chicken strips, in a thermos. I just realized that I forgot to include ketchup. That may mean the chicken strips come back un-eaten.

10 September 2010

From the Wee Archives

REVISITING POPULAR POSTS OF THE PAST

Today's archival post is from around this time in September 2 years ago: Urban Scavenger Hunt Printable.



To download printables, click here or the "printables" button in the sidebar.

09 September 2010

I Heart Cookie Cutters



· Bun stuffed with cheese with heart-shaped fruit leather on top and flanked by carrots
· Fig Newtons
· Asian Pear slices
· Cukes, heart-shaped
· Chocolate chips in the centre heart

03 September 2010

Fish Bowl Jello

Stumbled across this on Martha and just had to try it!

The gelatin recipe is interesting; you add your own food colouring so you can make the colour more subtle. Isn't it pretty? And the sweetness is toned down quite a bit too, which I like lot.



Once the gelatin is set, make slits with a warm, sharp knife and slip the little fishies in.



This little red guy is taking the plunge.





01 September 2010

Monkey Shake



We just popped these ingredients into a blender ...

1 C. Chocolate milk

1 Banana, peeled

1/2 C. Ice

2 T. Nut butter

Ooooo. Ooooo. Eeeee. Eeeee. Eeeee.
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