Saturday, October 30, 2010

cleaning gloves

Don't we all hate cleaning!?! I know I do, and to be honest, these gloves probably wont make me like it, but at least I might smile while I am cleaning.  I followed this tutorial here
I bought the gloves at IKEA (but I have seen some pink ones at Albertson's last year, and white and purple at Target a long time ago.  I just buy colored gloves when I see them at a good time.  I bought the oilcloth at a local craft store, Ben Franklin Crafts (but i have ordered laminate fabric online before, and it worked great too).

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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

best $12 ever spent

I had heard of people using Mr. Potato Head parts for pumpkins, but I did not want to buy a bunch of Mr. Potato head parts.  Then I found these, made just for pumpkins.  I could only find them at KMART, I looked at Walmart and Target and did not succeed.  They are actually only $3.99, but I bought 3 packs, so the kids could have a big variety.  I only used half of them, if that.  These entertained two three year olds for an hour (they did not leave their chair once).  Best part, they could do it completely by themselves.  I love carving pumpkins as much as the next guy, but with a helpless three year old, it can be the pits.  This was so clean (I actually got the entire kitchen really clean, while the kids did it at the kitchen table), they are interchangeable, I can save them for next year, and I think they turned out pretty cute.  I could even save my pumpkins for Thanksgiving if I take the parts out.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010


I know I have been slacking, and every post starts with that lately.  I really have just been loving summer, way too much to come inside and sew.  However, it is getting colder, and Christmas is coming, I have a big project to do list, so I will be hanging around here more often

My husband and I just got back from a fabulous anniversary trip, and got to eat at my all time favorite Mexican restaurant in La Jolla California (Su Casa).  Their table-side guacamole is TO DIE FOR!  My husband hates guacamole and all things avocado, and he can't get enough of the stuff.  They make it at the table, so I this time I wrote down all the fabulous ingredients

Avocados (they used one)
Chopped Tomatoes (spoonful)
Half orange juiced 
Half lime juiced
Chopped onion (spoonful)
Chopped jalapenos (depends how hot you like it, we had two spoonfuls)
Chopped Cilantro (spoonful)
Garlic salt (spoonful)

I think the orange juice and the garlic salt are what make it so perfect.  I can't wait to make some at home