Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Kid Tip and The Winner!

Tuesday's WC: 1490

Princess Kayla drew from a hat this morning and the name Natalie came out of the hat. So, Natalie, email me your info and I'll get your prize to you. Also-if you would rather not have the tin and glasses, let me know and I'll give you my back up prize. :)

I also want to thank Melane for my blog award!! I'll be picking that up later on today and I'll post about it tomorrow. You are so kind, THANK YOU!

So, today's tip is probably a couple rolled into one. I have a young prince that can't do arts and crafts or make goals or write with me. So, to keep him busy (other than threatening the Princesses so they play with him) I put flour in a shallow baking dish (metal, not glass) and gave him a couple of cars, a baby spoon and some cookie cutters. He had a blast playing in the flour and I didn't have to worry about him eating it, because it wouldn't hurt him. If you are the type that listens to music while you write, jam it loudly and let the kids dance. Even the young prince left me alone for a couple of songs while they twirled in the living room. :)

And, the last recipe of this week is not edible. Well, it would be, but it's not going to be very yummy. Play Dough!!
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 tsp. food coloring-any color
1 cup water
2 Tblsp. cream of tartar
1 Tblsp. vegetable oil

Combine flour, salt and cream of tartar in a saucepan over medium heat. Add water, oil and food coloring. Stir for 3-5 minutes. It will start out looking like a globby mess, but it will turn into dough-keep stirring! Remove from heat once it looks more like playdough. Then remove from saucepan and knead dough. It will be hot! Refrigerate in a plastic baggie or tupperware container. My kids could never wait for it to cool completely, so they worked with it while still warm-which is great for cold, rainy days.

I'm so honored to be part of this blogging community, I wanted to take the chance to thank all those who read my blog every day-or even once a month, I'm flattered. :) You all give me hope and encouragement to keep going. You all make me smile, and you all make me a better writer.


  1. Sweet! I never win anything. I love the play dough recipe too. I'll have to try it out.

  2. Who knew you could make Play Dough?! My kids will coin me Mother of the Year for sure with this tip.

    Thanks Kristi!

  3. Great tips! I love the music one. I usually listen to my I-Pod, but my kids would love it if I played it aloud. Congrats to Natalie and to you for the award.

  4. You absolutely deserve the award. I love visiting your blog! I love the playdough recipe. I think my kids will have fun playing with it.

  5. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment on my blog! Happy to find you!


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