My kids head back to school on August 9th. AUGUST 9th!!! How is it possible that we are a mere two weeks away from school starting. This year is flying by...which means the summer has flown by as well! I am sure some of you still have a few weeks of summer left so just stash this post where you can find it when you're ready to start!
We are pretty ready...I think! Uniforms are hanging in the closet. School supplies have been purchased, organized and are in the kids backpacks. We have back to school night next week, we'll get to see the teachers, classrooms etc and drop off all the supplies ahead of time. My third child is SO excited to be starting kindergarten and I am so excited for her too because her teacher is AWESOME!
I am feeling a little ahead of the game but I have some more things I feel the need to prepare. Along with the start of the school year also comes the start of my job for the year. I will be working in the afternoons program at the kids school. I am so excited to have this job again after taking a year off when Josiah was born. I am also a little sad to be leaving my two youngest while I go to work. Isn't that a constant struggle...when you're home all the time you want to work but when you're working you want to be home! Well, it is for me at least.
It's been a hot summer, and popsicles are a fantastic refreshing treat!
These strawberry watermelon popsicles are easy to make and a great recipe for the kids help create.
Hello readers! It's Molly from Just a Little Creativity, joining you again to share one of my son's favorite popsicle recipes. My youngest is almost 8 and has always loved helping out in the kitchen. He has a few cookbooks for kids, but is actually great at reading and adjusting recipes to his liking. These Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles were inspired by a recipe called Rocket Pops in the kids cookbook The New Junior Cookbook from Better Homes.
He's made these several times (they're his favorite) and has tried a lot of new combinations of flavors. When I told him I wanted to share his best one yet with the readers here, we decided on the strawberry watermelon combo. The flavors are summer inspired and FRESH!
Since we finally got around to painting and redoing our kitchen, I'm now trying to figure out how I want to decorate the space.
I had a few ideas of what I wanted such as farm house touches, perhaps a little vintage, it was now that fact of me finding what would work in our newly revamped space.
I knew I wanted a sign of sorts.
Did I want something that said Kitchen, Bakery, Eat... I wasn't against it but it had to be the right sign.
So while I was browsing around Hobby Lobby for some accessories I saw a sign that said "gather." I thought that would be perfect for the kitchen but the sign was too big for the space so I thought, what if I made one!
I sure am happy it is almost the weekend since Travis has been working late days with training, weekends included, and with this week coming to a close means that we are that much closer to the end of that.
It’s pretty hard to find someone who doesn’t love a chocolate chip cookie. They’re a classic and a staple for a reason—they’re delicious! What you will find, however, is a multitude of preferences when it comes to those cookies. Some people love thick, chewy cookies, and some people love thin, crispy cookies. I’m partial to toasted pecans in my cookies while others don’t want any nuts near theirs. What we can agree on it this—they’re always room for a great chocolate chip cookie recipe, and I’ve got one of my favorites to share with you today.
These cookies feature an ingredient that isn’t used often in baking, but it really brings something to the party. It’s malted milk, and it makes all the difference. The addition of this ingredient instantly makes the cookies more toasty and complex tasting, but it definitely retains the chocolate chip deliciousness. The finished cookies are crispy on the edges, softer in the center and so good you’ll find it difficult to stop at one.
Every week we bring a different fun tip or trick and this month we are all about Sewing tips!
This week I'm sharing Seven Great Sewing Time Savers - these are great ways to speed up your sewing projects and make everything easier. Something I can definitely use more of!
So let's dive right in!
Time Saver #1: Use craft supplies in fun new ways!
When I'm sewing multiple rows on something, or even just something with a wide width, rather than having to stop often and measure my seam allowance, I have a fun way to keep track! I add a strip of washi tape right onto my machine to mark where to line up the edge of my fabric. It can be moved easily and it's cute too!
Another Friday means another new Craft Tip. A new month means a new theme!
In case you're new to our series, each month my friends Bev, Kara, Allison, and myself will be bringing you a new craft tip, with a different theme each month. We just finished up organization tips in June, and we are moving on to sewing tips for July!
I am certainly no expert seamstress. I'm self-taught and have only been doing it for a few years now. I don't know all the "jargon" and certainly look up my fair share of "how to's" on Google. I also like to try things my way which may seem outside the box to your average sewer. But, if it works it works, am I right?
This little bottle is my sewing secret. I know what you're thinking... glue??? With SEWING??? YES!