Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Noodles to Dye For

My mom has been bringing home extra Disney's Family Fun magazine for us.  
We love the project ideas!  
This one is particularly easy and fun.  
It's not even super messy (don't you love that?!)

Here's what I learned to do (Thanks, Disney!)

1 teaspoon Vinegar
10-12 drops food coloring
About 1/2 cup noodles for each color

Mix vinegar, food coloring and and uncooked pasta in a ziplock bag & shake.


Spread noodles onto paper towels, turning over once while drying. 
(Doesn't take too long--20ish minutes)

 LOVE (most of) the colors!

 Even Bug can string 'em easily!

Bee making necklaces "for kids who don't have any Christmas presents." 
(Yeah, her idea after doing Operation Christmas Child boxes at church!)

Stored these in jars.  
Speaking of which, I have a lot of jars sitting on my counter.  
They are supposed to be inspiring me to think of a great way to re-purpose them.  
Still waiting for the inspiration.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Personalized Mugs & Hot Chocolate, OH MY!

 This morning, the girls colored their own mugs.  With my 25% off all purchases coupon at Michael's, I was able to get these mugs & the pens that came with them for 75 cents each.  Easy, inexpensive craft project.  Then we made hot chocolate.  Does life get better than this?! 
 Bailey liked coloring the inside of her mug more than the outside!
 Brooklyn wrote her own name--all the letters are there, even if they are on different lines.
Lovin' the hot chocolate!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Birthday @ Sarver!

Well, I'm a bit behind on blogging (surprise, surprise!).  For the first time  ever, we joined a wine club this summer, Sarver Winery in Eugene, Oregon.  The wine is fabulous and it's conveniently close.  At the beginning of October, we attended the our first release party.  Despite the rain, was a blast!  Plus, it was my mom & my birthday celebration.  Wine, family, and feast . . . pretty good birthday!
 Bug & Mommy!

 Dad, Jenny & Mom
 Mom with Bug!
Me & Mine  :)