This is a fun last day a school tradition from family fun. Hang a welcome to summer banner for your children to bust through on their last day of school. We would love to hear your last day of school traditions.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I found this at Creative Crate last year and have been trying to figure out a way to make this work in our yard. We don't have a fence right now but I really love this idea. This is a great way to use sidewalk chalk without it being all over your front walkway. Stacie has a little explanation on how she did it. Very cute.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I have seen several ideas for house (or apartment) number flower pots and thought it was such a great idea. Every time I see them I love them. I think that they add such cute character to your front porch or front yard. They could be adapted to fit in any large or small space that you have. I found this one I love at The DIY Show Off.
Here is another great idea at Positively Splendid.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Looking for a way to contain all of your plastic grocery sacks? Many are moving to the reusable grocery sacks which we use once and a while also but we still use the plastic sacks for bathroom garbage sacks and many other things around the house. This little organizer is not a new idea but I thought I would share it anyway. Here is what you need.
cloth napkin or dish towel
8 in. of 1/4 in. elastic
10 in. strip of ribbon
I started with a cloth napkin I found on clearance on day but you could also use a dish towel which would create a little longer organizer. I folded it is half and cut it about 7 in away from the folded edge. Measure and mark elastic at about 8 inches.
Attach safety pin to elastic and thread through the existing hem of the napkin or towel.
Pull in through until you see your mark of 8 inches and then sew up the side creating a tube.
Turn it ride side out and attach your ribbon to the top.
Stuff it with sacks in the top, and hang it up in your pantry. I found this and some other kitchen organizing tip from Martha here.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Taco Seasoning Mix
4 Tbsp. dried onion flakes
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. corn starch or potato starch
2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. oregano
1/2- 1 tsp. dried minced garlic
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper flakes
Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container for 4-6 months.
*Make it once to see how you like it and then change the ingredients to match your taste. If you wnat it a little hotter add more dried red pepper flakes, or if you love garlic mix in a little more than this.
To make tacos: add 2-3 tbsp. taco seasoning to 1 pound cooked ground beef or chicken.