Tuesday, January 7, 2014

2014 hello ~ and a recipe!

Arctic blast? Polar Vortex? I don;t know but it sure has been cold. In Maine we are tough {we LOVE how tough we are} but even so, this is cold. When you can't send the littles outside much (and then they get sick) the cabin fever tends to set in fast!
We've been cooped up for over a week and then our woolies arrived in the mail (yes even mail still arrives in the North Pole) and today we made glitter playdoh.  It's cinnamon flavored so the whole house smells wonderful and it kept Little Bits busy for a loooong time!

I love this recipe because the dough is just the right consistency, there is no cooking involved and it's not too sticky!

A great new playdoh recipe for the new year!

You will need:

  • 2 cups plain flour (all purpose)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
  • Up to 1.5 cups boiling water (adding little bits at a time until dough feels right)
  • food coloring and glitter (we use Martha Stewart Fine Glitter)
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • Mix the flour, salt, cinnamon, cream of tartar and oil in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the boiling water
  • Stir continuously until it becomes a sticky like bread dough
  • Add the food coloring 
  • Allow it to cool down then take out of the bowl
  • Knead vigorously for a few minutes until all of the stickiness has gone //add a touch more flour until it feels not sticky!
  • add a few sprinkles of glitter and roll again and again until glitter shows







Saturday, September 14, 2013

Psssst!

Hey Dears,
 We have been quiet, what with the end of Summer and the Back to School~ness of September but most of all we have a surprise for you!
 Over the next few weeks we will be launching our very own website! Yup a dot com!
 We are so excited and have been working so hard, we thought we would share some of the images from our photo shoot with longtime loves Pretty Simple Productions!

What do you think?

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

We love this face!

The edited version
The Original


Z has been our mosey model for years, he is really growing! He just turned 6 this week, it's so hard for me to believe.
In addition to being our best boy model, he is also one of my favorite students of all time.
A few things to LOVE about this Birthday Boy:
His sense of humor, I love the way he makes a joke and his face scrunches all up as he laughs
He believes in gnomes (please 6th year don't take that away)
He's a little brother but at school he is the big man on campus
He watches me during circle and tries so hard and gracefully to learn through imitation
He thinks school goes on all the time, everyday
...
He's a puddle jumper, a mud pie maker, a dishwasher and my A-#1 tea pourer
My daughter adores him, he is the boy which all others are measured against (and she is only 4.5)
She once told me Z and her are to be married one day, oh we shall see little bits!
At our very first open house amid shaved ice dessert I looked up to see him at the tippity top of the play structure, his mom gave me a nod that it was okay and he has been climbing everything in sight since.
His parents and big brother  are really wonderful, the love they have for him shines through, can you see it?

He is the O.G.

Lots of love to this boy on his Birthday, and many returns...


Saturday, July 13, 2013

{pardon our mess}

we are very excited to announce that we are working on a new website, that's right a real dot com! all our own.
stay tuned for snippets and sneak peeks here until we go live!
xo