"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails.
I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp.
I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbors children.
I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someone's garden.
I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and the tears of a friend on my shoulder.
I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."
— Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Friday, December 4, 2009

Some FUN

Easy Bird Feeder
The neighborhood feathered friends will love visiting your yard for this homemade treat. Mix peanut butter and vegetable shortening; melt in a microwave for 1 and 1/2" minutes on high. Mix in quick-cooking oats, cornmeal, and flour. Pack mixture into two paper cups, then cool. Remove from molds, and place in mesh bag, plastic clip side down. Secure open end of bag, and hang feeder from branches at a good height above ground

Bath time finger paints

If it’s bath night at your house and your looking for a quick and easy paint for the bathtub, I’ve got one for you.
1 T cornstarch (I used waaayyyy more)
1/3 cup dish detergent (you may want to use something that won’t make your kidddies break out if they decide to paint their bodies. I used an eco friendly brand)
Food coloring

I of course doubled the recipe because 1 is never enough! But 2 was!! It was really too much but it can be saved and used later.
So mix it all together and continue to add cornstarch until desired consistency. Seperate into smaller containers or ice cube trays and mix food coloring in. Then let your kids make a huge mess in the tub and just rinse it away!! Or better yet you can always make a print of their work by laying a piece of paper over the fingerpaint! Have fun!