"A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Boycott Nestle

Nestle free zone

I just added a Boycott Nestle banner to the bottom of my blog. Do you boycott Nestle? If you have no idea why people boycott Nestle click on it and see for yourself.

Monday, May 9, 2011

My New Recycled Basket

I needed a cool container quick. So I found some fabric and the glue gun in the craft box.
Here is the ugly plastic container. I am starting to hate plastic really bad. I think there is nothing good about it.
I found this piece of fabric. Perfect size!
I glued it to the side.
Then I glued it to the inside.
I just keep gluing along the inside edges.

Inside is all done.
I took the extra fabric and glued it along the front.
Yay, I like it!
I wanted to hang it on the wall so I needed to cover up the bottom. I took a piece of denim and glued the sides down.
More gluing :0
All done!
There it is on the wall. I have to put everything on the walls, because my kids get into everything.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The New Toy - That Keeps On Giving!

Ike gets into everything. I mean EVERYTHING! He got into the craft box and made a big mess of the craft sticks. I started thinking about what container to put these in. Hehe...this time I tricked him into picking his mess up and Sam helped.

I just grabbed a ball jar and put 3 slits in the lid. They love it!
Yay! They did it! Finally picked up their mess!
 This activity amazed me. They must have played with it 5 or 6 times in the same day. Thanks to this jar I was able to get housework done.

It is great for Sam's coordination. It will also be great for Ike to learn to match colors, learn his colors and counting. I do need to be careful the boys don't put these in their mouths. They have been in the craft box for years and they came already painted.