Thursday, February 19, 2009

Simple Supper

I LOVE a SIMPLE supper!! We tried a new bean soup recipe last night! It was delicious! AND simple enough for my 8 year old to make. We served it with some yummy homemade bread. Find the recipes here(soup) and here(bread).

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I really wanted to get this posted before Valentine's Day, but it is tax season and my CPA husband has had the laptop under HIS control a lot lately and it is only going to get worse. Guess it is time to break down and start using the KIDS desktop:)
This is a fun treat and project that you could adapt for any holiday, occasion or just to make some one's lunch extra special with a sweet treat and note. I LOVE the heart paper clips. I am going to be using those all the time to attach sweet notes for my hubby and kids.

I made these YUMMY sugar cookies for the kids to take to school for their teachers. Check out The Sisters Dish for the recipe.

I made the bag toppers in just a couple of minutes. So easy!

This is how to do it:
Cut a white piece of card stock to the width of your bag and about 6-8 inches long. Fold it in half lengthwise.

Print Happy Valentine's Day(or whatever saying) on a piece of paper and cut the strip out.

Punch out a scalloped edge circle from some scrapbook paper and a piece of vellum paper. I used the super awesome scalloped punch that my sister gave me for Christmas. LOVE IT!!

Put it all together. Attach scalloped scrapbook paper to front of card stock, then layer vellum on top of that. Top with your word strip. Make a heart shaped paper clip(instructions here at How about orange...). Clip the folded card stock with your embellishment onto the bag. I just used plain old scotch tape to put the pieces together, because I didn't want to go upstairs to find my 'scrapbook' adhesive.

Sweet and simple.