Wednesday, March 16, 2011

stay tuned...

Due to some serious hacking/malware and not to mention copyright issues on 
"blogpress" (the blogging application I use to blog from my phone) and E-Blogger's lack of protection for the safekeeping of my information... I am temporarily stopping my blogging on this site and I am currently re-launching my blog at a different location.
So stay tuned for the new address...

Thanks for reading and following our adventures.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Unicorn Birthday Party!

Honeypie turned 6 this month!  I know... time flies.
So what better way to celebrate this year than with a magical unicorn party for my huge unicorn lover!  I made unicorn headbands for the kids to decorate during the party.  Here is how I made them... I used poster board paper.

I taped the horn closed and notched the bottom to be able to glue it to the white brow band.  Kids used glue and gold glitter to decorate the horn so it did not matter if you could see overlapping on the paper.  It got covered with the glitter.

I hot glued the horn to the brow band.

During the party everyone decorated their unicorn headpiece with glitter and markers.

We played pin the "horn" on the unicorn.  
Honeypie helped make horns for all the children.

She drew a giant Unicorn on craft paper.

Even daddy played! It was a hit.

We read "the little lost unicorn" and "unicorn wings".

Had plenty of unicorn balloons...

And unicorn goodies for goodie bags.

We painted unicorn houses to go with our little unicorns 
(found these at Michaels!)

We had a visit from a chocolate colored unicorn too!! 
 Everyone got to ride him!  He was very friendly and was named popcorn.

I made the cake of course!  

and I made vegan cupcakes with unicorn cookies on top as well.


"Six" comes only once and this one was another birthday to remember.
Magic and friends and sweetness!!
Happy birthday little one.

~ ^_^

Sunday, March 6, 2011

This moment...

I love "Amanda Soule's photo posts over at her blog "soulemama", in which she captures a moment in her life in just one or two photos.
Here's ours today...

Daisy scouts skate day!
Everyone did so well for beginner skaters! Love the positive energy in each and everyone!

-- Post From My iPhone

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Snow happy!

The robins are pecking at the ground in our garden, as the weather seems to be bringing some warmer days.  As the last of our snow melted away, we soaked up all we could before this loooooong cold end of winter.
We read these 2 very cute books we thought we'd share, "snow happy" by Patricia Hubbell and "Snow" by Cynthis Rylant and both inspired snow happy fun.  
We even went a bit "Jackson Pollock"  on that perfect infinite white snowy canvas with some snow painting fun!
(By the way... for those of you who do not know Cynthia Rylant... please fo to the library and check out some of her books!!! They are beautiful!  Most are very poetic like the one we read  here but some like the "Henry and Mudge" series, are just plain cute and funny.  Very adored here.)

So true no?

(We painted on the snow with watered down tempera paints on a squeeze bottle)

snow happy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Brown rice crispy treats

Last week we made a great healthy version of the old marshmallow rice krispy treats recipe you might have eaten as  a child. (Think kelloggs).  Our version is high in protein, has no high fructose corn syrup, is marshmallow free and vegan!! 
What more could you ask for??
oh yes, it was delicious!
Here is the recipe.

Brown Rice syrup and nut butter rice Crispy Treats


2/3 cup of almond butter or cashew butter or peanut butter

2/3 cup of brown rice syrup

6 cups of brown rice crispy cereal or puffed rice cereal

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

( Chocolate chips or dried fruit 1/2 cup or more)
**(I used dried blueberries and shredded coconut)


Put your nut butter, rice syrup, and vanilla into a small sauce pan and heat over a low heat until the mixture becomes warm and syrup like.  ( a few minutes)

While your nut butter  and syrup are heating, spray a large bowl with a little cooking spray before adding the rice cereal.  Pour the nut butter syrup over the cereal and combine until all of the rice crispies are evenly coated .  (You can use a spatula or even your hands) 
*If you are adding dries berries or fruit, add them now.  If you are adding chocolate chips, wait until the combined rice and syrup mixture has cooled a bit so that the chips do not melt.

Transfer the mixture into a baking dish (like a Pyrex) that has been lightly coated with non-stick cooking spray or use parchment paper on a cookie sheet/tray (which is what i used).  Pat them down tightly on all sides including the top and form into a rectangle.  Cut into squares once they have cooled.
YUMMMMM!  Even better than the ol' marshmallow recipe and so good for you!.

**We added with a spatula some of that melted brown rice syrup and nut butter mixture over the top of the cooled rectangle and sprinkled shredded coconut over the top and it was fabulous!!! 

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