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Such Pretty Things. I have such a treat for you all today...an interview with Christina Strutt, of Cabbage and Roses fame!

Such Pretty Things

Her newest book, Living Life Beautifully, has just been released by CICO Books and I was thrilled to have the chance to ask her a few questions... Q. Coke Float Cupcakes.pdf. How to Keep a Glass Shower Clean. My last two homes have had glass showers in the master bath.

How to Keep a Glass Shower Clean

I’ve decided that whoever invented glass showers wasn’t actually in charge of cleaning one! It only takes one shower to have the glass become spotted and dirty after a thorough cleaning. When we put our Florida home on the market last year, we had to do a few things to make it more attractive to buyers. One of the things my realtor advised us to do was give the grout & caulk a thorough cleaning before we put the house on the market. Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake. Welcome!

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

If you're new to The Finer Things in Life, you might like to subscribe for free updates. Subscribe via RSS to read updates in your favorite feed reader, or via email to have new posts delivered directly to your inbox. Thanks for visiting! One of my favorite things to do is to peruse church cookbooks for “old” recipes and make them new. That’s what I did with this one, using a few of the many pounds of Granny Smith apples I constantly find on Manager’s Special. Apple Cinnamon Coffee CakeBatter:1/2 c. butter3/4 c. sugar2 eggs1 1/2 c. sour cream1 tsp. vanilla1/2 tsp. salt1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. baking powder2 cups flour4 apples, peeled and diced (I used Granny Smith.)Filling and Topping:1/2 c. sugar1/4 c. brown sugar2 tsp. cinnamon1 c. nuts (optional)Cream together butter, sugar, and eggs.

We’re counting down to Halloween. We’re ready to count down to Halloween with this fun crafty paper chain.

We’re counting down to Halloween

We’ll be removing one chain off this cackling witch everyday in October, getting us closer and closer to the 31st, Halloween! Supplies for Witch Halloween Countdown: paper – we used black, purple, and green art paperscissors or paper slicerglue or tape2 googley eyesblack markerwhite crayon 1. Make the witch face: Cut a large triangle out of the black paper for the witch’s hat. Irish Crochet Lace. Crown Hill. Craft blog. Image attribution: / CC BY-SA 2.0 (This post was originally published on the now-defunct "Make & Meaning" blog.)

craft blog

When I think of the word craftsmanship, it evokes thoughtfulness, confidence, a commitment to doing things well, and skill. Of those things, the only one that you definitely can't have out of the gate is skill. No one is born an expert on a given craft or trade. According to Matt... Crochet School. Sorry I've taken so long to post this very last post of the crochet school series.

Crochet School

Would you believe me if I said I don't want it to end? Haha That's not the real reason, although it is a little weird to be writing the last crochet school post (for now). Free Patterns - Download Free Patterns. Kitchen Pantry Reveal ! I {finally} completed my pantry makeover!

Kitchen Pantry Reveal !

I mentioned in June {wow it took me a while to finish this} that I was going to redo my kitchen pantry here. I ripped out the old shelves, painted, stenciled, installed new shelves, and organized all my goods. Here's a before/after shot: I will definitely be writing a couple more posts about the project explaining the steps... but for now I just want to sit back and show off my final reveal! The organization makes me so happy! No Heat Curls - Moms Who Wear High Heels and Swear. The Worsted Crochet Blog. Recipes, recipe ideas, ladies fashion advice - Woman and Home. iCrochet. Crochet Patterns, Free Crochet Pattern. First Grade and Fabulous. Annemarie's Haakblog. DIY/How to/Household. This Reading Mama - Aspiring Mum. Style & Beauty. Sodaplay.com.

DIY flower pots. Things we used Plaster of ParisStyrofoam ballsChenille stems/pipe cleanersPaint and brushes This activity is good for pre schoolers and above.

DIY flower pots

Start off with painting the Styrofoam balls to make the flowers. Big A made a game out of it by challenging herself to paint the whole ball without getting paint on her fingers. She has to hold the ball in her left hand and paint with her right while rotating the ball to get paint evenly all around.Well, I guess she lost steam because she was burnt out from this extra-ordinary fine motor activity for at least 7 balls.

Baby A’s goal on the other hand was to get as much paint as humanly possible on her body while getting as little as possible on the ball itself. Step :1 Paint the balls We set all the balls to dry and wrapped up the project for the day. Next step we made the flowers and a sun using pipe cleaners. Note: The sparkly ones may seem cute but they are only mediocre performers as stems. Step :2 Make the petals using pipe cleaners. Environments Resources. Welcome!

Environments Resources

Environments is the early childhood professional’s source for the best and most appropriate early childhood classroom equipment, children’s furniture, cribs, educational toys, and math, science, and language curriculum materials for child care and early education. You’ll find Family Style Dining, building blocks, dramatic play props, trikes, wooden manipulatives, and other early childhood classics - plus tons of Environments exclusives. This is the “right stuff” for the social growth and cognitive development of children from infants and toddlers through preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten ages.

Great Projects To Do With Kids. Preschool and Kindergarten Readiness - School Sparks. Spoonful.  Meet Penny. Tips and Tricks for Life. DIY Clothes. Kitchen Pantry Reveal ! DIY/How to/Household. Great Mom sites. The Activity Mom: Colors and Numbers with Stickers. The Activity Mom Sharing Activities and Ideas that Make Learning Fun Get Our Activities by Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Colors and Numbers with Stickers July 19, 2010 by Nicole 4 Comments We have quite the collection of stickers so I gave B these activities to try. The first activity was to sort the stickers by color. Then, he put the corresponding number of stickers in each square. Make It and Love It. Make, do & friend. Cooking with Rinku. DrunkDuck: The Webcomics Community - Main Page. DIY Designer Knock-Off Things to Make. The Crafty Crow. Mininova : The ultimate BitTorrent source! Montessori Online Training. Instructions: How to Spring Clean With Nontoxic Home-made Products - Environment - GOOD. Tackling spring-cleaning this month? Us too. But there's no sense in doing it if you're going to create a big mess for the planet (and your body) in the process. Cleaning up your act isn't as straightforward as running to the pharmacy and picking out a bottle covered in claims of eco-friendliness and biodegradability, however.

When it comes to home cleaning products a lot of eco claims are unverified and—worse—unverifiable, with rare exceptions like Seventh Generation. Instead of wondering what kinds of toxic chemicals you're flushing down the toilet or dumping down the drain every time you decide your apartment's gotten a little grungy, stock up on a few things listed below, and keep these easy recipes handy. All-purpose cleaner. Windows and mirror cleaner.

Floor soap. Carpet deodorizer. Tubs, countertops, and sink scrub. Oven cleaner. Natural drain cleaner. How to Clean Every Room in Your Home with Items You Already Have. *Gasp! LookatthatWeim! * Ahem. Ok, I'm rational now. Notebook and pencil folder tutorial.pdf.