July 23, 2011

Pancake scribbler - drawing with pancake batter

July 23, 2011
"What do you want for breakfast?"
I ask my kids this every morning. Usually I get a blank stare or an "I don't know." 
Sometimes they will get creative and invent a new type of pancake batter, or smoothie. Sometimes they request chocolate cake waffles, or just cake.  

This time they requested "pancakes in different shapes." 

I don't know about you but I am not a pancake artist.  My pancake talents stretch as far as Mickey Mouse ears.

But this time I had a Great Idea!!! Instead of pouring on the pancakes, Squirt 'em on!

I had an extra mustard container hanging around my house. You can pick these up at the dollar store. 
I snipped the top to make the opening large enough for the thick batter and funnelled in my batter.  


It worked like a charm!
Now I can make whatever shapes I want, as long as they are flippable.
I thought about writing "good morning" but soon realized that I would need an extra wide spatula to flip such words. I settled with the more convenient "Hi" pancake for my hubby.

 I made the boys letter pancakes and they ate them up and asked for more. And with my picky eaters, that's saying something!
S for Simon.

Simple, quick, cheap, and fun!   You have to try this!
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July 19, 2011

{ watching the parade }

July 19, 2011
I'm working on some new projects to add to my blog. In the meantime, here are some pics of my boys in their 4th of July tees and handmade cargo shorts.

We spent our holiday in my hometown here in Arizona. The largest fire in Arizona's history just blazed through our beautiful forests and nearly destroyed our little town. But still, only weeks after a full evacuation, our town was buzzing with life as the population boomed for the small town celebrations.

I am so grateful for our little hometown and the firefighters who saved it. It gives even more meaning to the saying on my boys' tees.

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July 2, 2011

Happy Independence Day!

July 2, 2011
I am enjoying my favorite time of year in my hometown in the White Mountains of Arizona. The air is cool and fresh and the population of this small town is going through the annual 4th of July boom. 
To make things even more fun, I also celebrated my 10 year high school reunion! I always wanted to show up to my class reunion looking better than when I was 18. Thin, fit, successful, rich, with super powers.
In reality, I'm 15 pounds heavier than normal because I just had a baby, my body is stretched and wrinkled, and my successful career consists of changing diapers and wiping up spit up (It's not glamorous but I love it!) 
 The reunion that I have dreaded for the last 10 years turned out to be not so bad. I actually had a great time seeing old friends that I have lost contact with, and others that I "see" on facebook everyday.  I had to drag my hubby came with me, and since he graduated from the same small high school (my graduating class was only about 170 students) he met up with some of his long lost buddies too. Good times.

All I'm trying to say is that I love this small town and the people who live here.

Monday is Independence Day and since I am a t-shirt making kind of woman I decided to throw together some new 4th of July shirts for my older boys. I thought you might like to see what my kids will be sporting to enjoy the festivities of this weekend.

Land of the Free
Because of the Brave 

(It's much easier to read in person, I promise.)
The eagle and stars are printed with dye remover and the words are in white and silver ink.

I added a star silhouette on the backside.

Enjoy your 4th of July Celebrations!

I'm feel so blessed to be a citizen of such spectacular country!

God Bless the USA!
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