Monday, December 20, 2010

Peppermint Playdough

I made some peppermint playdough to take over to my nanny-ing job tomorrow for Reese and the kids to play with. I made it in Christmas colors, red, green and white. Here is the recipe I used, I liked not having to cook it over the oven.

1 cup water
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon peppermint extract (real or imitation)
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour ( I used a pinch more, just make sure the dough is not sticky)
2 teaspoons cream of tarter

Microwave the water 2 1/2 minutes, then add oil and mint. Then add flour, salt and cream of tarter. I mixed until dough was playdough-y then divided into 3 small balls and colored two, one green and one red and then added glitter for what the hey , its fun and I love glitter. Its smells wonderful and I know the kids will love playing with it.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Reese and her Butterfly

Reese's butterflies are getting older and may need to "fly away" soon, in face we only have one "baby" left, the others have already flown away. So Jeremy wanted her to get to hold one why we still had a chance and it wasnt very springy and young. Reese loved it. Props to her daddy for such a good idea.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Whoopie Pies

I made whoopie pies or homemade oreos tonight and Oh my Geezers they are AWESOME!!! I highly suggest you make them. They are good!! The recipe can be found here.

My Christmas Wish List

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme

TodaysMama and GameStop are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you.

1. What is your holiday wish for your family?

To be happy and healthy and realize the true reason for the season

2. What is your Christmas morning / Hanukkah Nightly tradition?

Reading Christmas books and opening one present and wearing our special holiday jammies

3. If you could ask Santa for one, completely decadent wish for yourself, what would it be?

A huge family vacation for all of us to go together all expenses paid by santa ;)

4. How do you make the holidays special without spending any money?

Just being together, nothing beats family time and bonding together as a family

5. What games did you play with your family growing up?

Apples to Apples, Monopoly

6. What holiday tradition have you carried on from your own childhood?

Decorations, Seeing Christmas lights

7. Where would you go for a Christmas/Hanukkah-away-from-home trip?


8. Check out GameStop and tell us, what are the three top items on your GameStop Wish List this year? Kinect, A PS3 and a DS