A Few of my Favorite Things

Friday, July 12, 2013

Entertaining Sadie

This past week Cleo (my almost 10 year old) has been at sleep away camp.  That left just Sadie (my energetic 6 year old) and I to make our own fun! I have to say at times it can be tricky to keep this little 6 year old entertained, but this week, we did some pretty fun things! 

Monday- We spent the day at the pool

Tuesday- We took her new library card to the library and picked out some books, and she signed up for the Summer reading program! This little thing cracks me up! She is always so determined! The program requires that you read 15 books by August 4th and this week Sadie has read 7! 

Wednesday- Sadie got to meet baby Luke! Then she helped me make more of my homemade pasta! Yum!

Thursday- Sadie invited a friend over and we made homemade pizza and homemade kool-aid dough! It was so much fun! 

Everyone needs to try this out!

What you need:
1 1/4 Cups Flour
1/4 Cup Salt
1 Kool-Aid packet...any color
1 Tablespoon Cream of Tartar
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 Tablespoon canola oil
Wax paper
Helping hands

Making the playdough:
Mix Flour, salt, Kool-Aid and cream of tartar. Add boiling water and oil. Mix with spoon until cool. Then mix with hands to form ball. Add flour if still sticky.
Play on wax paper.


Cleo comes home today and I am so anxious to hear about her week away!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Bacon Cupcakes...yep its a thing

For the cake: 
3/4 Cup Softened Butter
1 1/4 Cups Sugar
4 Egg Whites
2 1/4 Cups Flour
2 ts baking powder
1 ts Vanilla
1/2 ts Salt
3/4 Cup Milk
1 TBS Cinnamon

Cream Butter and Sugar together. Beat in egg whites and vanilla. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture and stir in milk gradually.
Bake 16-18 minutes at 375. Cool before adding frosting  

2 8 oz packages of cream cheese
1/2 cup softened butter
2 cups powdered sugar
1 ts vanilla
1 package of bacon 
1 Cup maple syrup

In a Med. bowl cream together cream cheese and butter. Mix in vanilla and add sugar gradually.  Store in fridge.  Fry bacon until crispy.  Before removing from skillet pour a line of maple syrup down each strip of bacon. Once cool, crumble bacon over iced cupcakes and drizzle with leftover syrup. Enjoy! 

4th of July Crafts

The girls and I had a really fun time preparing for 4th of July!

First we made yummy 4th of July cookies

Then we made Festive Tiaras

The last thing we did was "Firework" painting!  I had the girls dip koosh balls we got at the dollar store into red and blue paint and smack them onto poster board!

They had so much fun...I think maybe a little too much fun! Haha! 

Click on the little links to pin on Pinterest

I hope everyone had a fun and
safe Fourth of July! 
-Mrs. Mock
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