Thursday, April 29, 2010

Family Rules Project

If you've been around the blog block a time or two, then I'm sure that you have seen the family rules canvases that are super popular right now. I can't be sure where I first saw the idea, but I think that it was over at The Pleated Poppy.

{Photo Credit: The Pleated Poppy}

I loved the idea of it, but it wasn't exactly my style. So, I took the idea and made it my own! Busy Bee, Hubby & I brainstormed and came up with these family rules to live by. The last two are Busy Bee's and possibly my favorite, "Leave a trail of loveness" (loooooove this) and "no coffee in the family room" (don't ask)!

I plan on printing this on canvas and hanging it in our office. I'll let you know how it turns out!

In case you have trouble reading them, here they are:
be kind & speak nicely
mind your manners
sing & laugh & dance & play
clean up after yourself
always tell the truth
believe in yourself
be grateful
keep your promises
count your blessings
work hard & play hard
give your best to your guest
no coffee in the family room
leave a trail of loveness

Bee Happy,
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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday Words

In honor of Earth Day, I thought that I would share one of my favorite quotes with you!

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
- Native American Proverb

Bee Happy,
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Swedish Pancakes

{Photo : Taste Of Home}

I tried my hand at making a family favorite this weekend! They were a delicious change and so yummy with blueberries on top. They must have passed the Busy Bees Household test because I got a "Thumbs Up!" & a "Put these in the rotation!"

2 eggs
1/2 t. salt
1 T. sugar
1/3 c. sifted flour
1/2 c. milk
1 t melted shortening
(batter will be thin)

butter for frying
berries for topping (optional)
Beat the eggs and add the milk and flour gradually along with the sugar and salt. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat and brush with butter. Pour 1/4 cup batter into center of skillet. Lift and tilt pan to evenly coat bottom. Cook until top appears dry; turn and cook 15-20 seconds longer. Repeat with remaining batter, adding butter to skillet as needed.


Click here to print this recipe! They are sized as a 3 x 5 to fit perfectly in your recipe box.

Bee Happy,
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Friday, April 9, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt Recap

The Easter Egg Hunt turned out to be great fun! We kept it simple and didn't too much planning - knowing that it would be all over in a matter of minutes! We followed it with an ice cream picnic and some of the kiddos stayed around to play!

In case you are planning your own for next year, here are a few ideas!

We created cute carrot shaped favors with Wilton 12 inch pastry bags, some polkadot (of course!) ribbon and some of Busy Bee's favorites - chickadees cheddar cheese snack crackers. For the babies in attendance we filled them with sweet potato puffs by Gerber. And since those babes wouldn't be able to enjoy the goodies in the eggs, we got them little books as a favor too.

We had extra baskets on hand in case our friends forgot theirs and made sure to have a first aid kit handy (although we didn't need it, thankfully).

We filled about 2 dozen eggs per child and one extra large one. We also hid mini bottles of bubbles. We decided against doing a "golden egg" or putting cash in one because we didn't want anybody feelings to be hurt about not getting the "big" prize. All in all, it was a great success and I'm looking forward to next year - and hitting up the clearance department for cute decor!

Bee Happy,
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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Make Your Own Lacing Cards

Today Busy Bee and I made our own lacing cards! They were "sew" simple ;)! I simply trimmed some characters that Busy Bee had colored or painted. The watercolor books worked the best because they were thicker paper and also did not have anything on the backside. Then we laminated them and punched holes around the edges, using a heart shaped punch for a little whimsy!

Bee Happy,
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Flowers

Nothing says Spring to me more than these beautiful egg carton flowers! I just love the color combos!
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