Making Chocolate Lollipops

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Welcome Spring and Hellooooo Rain. This past weekend it poured. All weekend long. So we stayed in and made the best of it by inventing all sorts of rainy day activities like playing with our new chocolate lollipop molds. Recipe 1/3 cup chocolate chips 1 heaping tablespoon of butterscotch chips. (N isn't super fond of chocolate, and we hoped that the butterscotch … [Read more...]

Coffee Filter Flowers

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We recently started using a Chemex coffee pot (next to Blue Bottle, it makes the BEST coffee ever -- anyone else with me?) and we had a stack of old filters collecting dust, waiting to be repurposed into watercolor coffee filter flowers! I mixed a little water to liquid watercolors, and added droppers. You could also use food coloring and scavenge droppers from old … [Read more...]

Dream Catcher

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"If you have bad dreams you have to spit them out of your mouth and into the dream catcher." After a recent visit with some friends in their new house, my daughter could not stop talking about a dream catcher that they had. And she wanted one for herself. Of course. She also wanted a lofted bunk bed, but this isn't a home decor blog, thank goodness! The great part about … [Read more...]

The Butter Experiment

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Last week we made butter! I have friends who made this fine food back in their grade school/scouting/summer camp days, but I haven't had this pleasure until now. As such, this was much an experiment for me as it was for my child. And it was SO worth it. This project appealed to me because it hardly cost a thing, it was super easy to make, and I was rivited by the process … [Read more...]

Felt Dollhouse Dolls

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If you had been there, you would have thought I found gold when I discovered an old handmade dollhouse in a second hand shop last year. It had real shingles, an attic, and even some built-ins like a toilet paper dispenser. It's the little things that make me happy. After hauling it home, I spent countless evening hours repainting it by flood lamps in the garage. The things … [Read more...]