Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organization. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2013

Earth Day Fun

This morning my kids were so excited that today is Earth Day.  To be honest, I really hadn't notice that it was this month until last Friday.  I realized last night that I still hadn't planned anything for the kids to do in order to celebrate.  So, naturally I went to Pinterest and Google.  I found several Earth Day printables and ideas.  I also decided to change up our routine.  Instead of starting in our classroom I thought it would be fun to start our day outside.  After the kids got dressed we headed outside to pick up litter in our neighborhood.
He was super excited to "clean up Earth"!

Always paying close attention to the smallest details.  He was picking up the extra, extra small pieces of litter.

more interested in dancing then picking up litter

proudly displaying their bags of litter

Our trash collecting ending early due to three unleashed dogs.  I could not believe it.  One of the houses had three unleashed (2 of which were very large) dogs!  Needless to say, we did not hang around to see if they were friendly.

writing about his litter collection 
the paper was bordered with little globes

coloring his picture of the Earth

also coloring her picture

After lunch, the kids decorated sugar cookies with blue and green icing.  We called them Earth cookies.

some licked more than decorated :)

Happy Earth Day!!!


Friday, April 19, 2013

Easy Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

We are having a garage sale tomorrow so I wanted to put together some treats to help keep the kids happy, happy, happy. :)  I altered a favorite recipe (of my cousin's).  It uses a cake mix as the base for the cookies.  It is super easy and super fast. What you will need:
1 box red velvet cake mix
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
powdered sugar (optional)

melt butter in the microwave

combine cake mix, butter, milk, egg in stand mixer

batter will be thick

add chocolate chips
I broke the handle of my spatula trying to stir in the chocolate chips!!! :(

scoop dough onto cookie sheet
bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes

let cookies cool on a wire rack

sprinkle powdered sugar over cookies


***While baking these wonderful cookies, my oldest son yelled (from upstairs) that the toilet flooded the bathroom....
I have learned with three children (two of which are boys) that this does not call for panic.  So I calmly ate another scoop of cookie dough, grabbed the old towels from the laundry room, and made my way upstairs.  Just another day. :)


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Pantry Rennovation Part 2

I finished!!!! Here are the pics of my organized and cleaned out pantry. If you remember, my goal was to re-do the pantry for $20 or less.  I was very excited to have a real excuse for going to the dollar store.
I purchased 12 baskets and two wire drawer organizers.

At our grocery store, I found an over the door organizer for $5.




(the best part...the floor space is empty)

over the door organizer

baking, spices, boxed goods

Overall, I am very pleased.  My grand total was $17.  I could still use one or two smaller baskets.  I will pick those up the next time I go to the dollar store.  I think when I need a mommy timeout, I will hide in the pantry!!!