Monday, February 27, 2012

i do so like green eggs and ham!

celebrate dr. seuss's birthday friday march 2nd with some seuss-inspired cookies

here's a cute and simple treat for the kids to do too.

green eggs and.....bacon???

just three ingredients:

white chocolate chips
green m&m's
pretzel sticks

voila! perfect snack to send to school for dr. seuss's birthday
or even st. patty's day

and the original cute!!


Friday, February 24, 2012

downton abbey

have you seen the show downton abbey on pbs? i love it! i didn't start watching until this year but was able to catch season 1 on netflix. the only downside to the show is there are only eight episodes per season! i need more. now i have to wait practically a whole year for season 3.

i just stumbled across these cute paper dolls on pinterest via danyelle.
these may just help me and my friends get through the next ten months...

thomas and o'brien always up to no good!

love mr. pamuk down there in the corner!

you can print these off here and create your own downton abbey stories until season 3 begins!

do you watch downton? who's your favorite character?


Monday, February 6, 2012

100th day of school self-portraits

today is the 100th day of school at my children's school. i came across this adorable self-portrait idea on pinterest and thought it would be a great classroom activity for my daughter's 1st grade class. her teacher agreed! we did some practice portraits at home first; one for each of my children.

what will i look like when i am 100 years old?

aren't they cute? and they are so easy.

here's what you need:

black card stock
patterned cardstock
manila folders (for faces)
white painters pen
paper doilies
cotton balls
googly eyes

i cut each piece of clothing and let the kids draw their own faces and arrange their hair

i love how each portrait had its own personality

wouldn't they look darling in a shadowbox frame and hung in a mudroom or kitchen?