Archive for August, 2010

Don’t Forget Watercolors

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Sometimes I get so stressed trying to find things to occupy the kids that I forget the basics.

Like watercolors.

Over an hour a peace and quiet.

They’re cheap, they clean up pretty easily as long as you have down a weeks worth of newspaper, and old clothes (or in Alex’s case, no clothes), and the resulting artwork is generally quite pleasing, if you keep them away from black and browns.

How do I forget these things.

A Quick Snack. Frozen Bananas

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

I know, summer is coming to a close already, but pretty darn hot around here, so I thought I’d share a snack we reach for all the time to cool off.

Frozen bananas are a healthy alternative to all those freeze pops that invade the stores in the hot months.  And don’t worry if you’re not a big banana fan, they have a somewhat different, much creamier taste when frozen.

Just grab a bunch of bananas.  Peel them.  Cut them in half and put a wooden stick in the end.

For easy clean up.  We place a piece of plastic wrap on a large plate and then lay the bananas towards the center and cover with another piece of plastic.

The wooden sticks can be found at any craft store for about five dollars (make sure to use the 40% off coupon), and you’ll have 1000 to last for summers to come.

For a special treat, dip them in chocolate and roll them in coconut or crushed candies before eating.

For more frozen bananas check out Neverhomemaker and Choosing Raw.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.

Matthew 12:34

Who Says Chickens are Dumb

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Just look at Chirp checking out stock prices.

Sunday Scripture

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

And Abram believed the Lord,

and the Lord counted him as righteous because of his faith.

Genesis 15:6