Monday, March 29, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday- Blue/Purple

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth
Today our theme for Muffin Tin Monday was Blue/Purple!!

Purple Jelly Beans-Tulip shaped PBJ w/ grape jelly-Purple Goldfish- Blueberry Yogurt

UNO and DOS enjoyed these for their bedtime snack!

Chocolate Crown of Thorns

Today we made these super-duper easy Chocolate Crown of Thorns.  I saw them on a post from Catholic Icing and knew they would be a messy fun project for UNO and DOS.  Evann from Homeschool Goodies also said to add eggs to it to transform it to a bird's nest!

All you need is Baking Chocolate and Pretzels.
I just followed the directions for melting the chocolate.
I lined a baking sheet with wax paper and drew a circle on the back side.
I was thinking the circle would be easy for the kids to "shape" the Crown.
UNO stirring the pretzels and chocolate...
DOS added her at a time...YAWN!!!
TRES looking on with a red star sticker stuck to her upper lip...too cute!
I made this one earlier in the day.
Our crown of thorns

NOTE: Less is more. 
The one Evann made was thinned out a lot better than this one but hey...
It was my first one. 

UNO and DOS ended up eating their bowl of chocolate covered pretzels, while watching an Easter Video...which was ok with me.

I LOVED this idea and look forward to making this one of our Holy Week Traditions.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Home Grown Hearts: GIVEAWAY: Magnetic Pom Poms

Home Grown Hearts: GIVEAWAY: Magnetic Pom Poms

Hey moms! You have to head on over to Home Grown Hearts to sign up for these awesome Magnetic Pom-poms! Erin even made them herself! Check out her blog for other awesome preschool ideas!!

Make sure you let her know Vallimasoos from Family of the Vine sent you!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday- Spring Chicks!!

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

There was not a theme for Muffin Tin Monday! I cut out some cute chicks... and made a quick tin for the kids.  UNO was ready for his snack and said..."NO, don't take a picture!!"

Well I did!!! *blowing raspberries*

Enjoy with your eyes!
Pears-Pineapple-Strawberries w/ chocolate-Cheese
 UNO did smile for me...
DOS made a puzzle!

Well I'm no Spring Chicken but this worked out for me!
Head on over to MTM to Chick...uh I mean Check out other ideas!!



It was a lucky day for us as we were able to catch the leprechaun at the Dodgers/White Sox Spring Training Day!!! ...not so lucky for the Dodgers...sigh!
Hey...this cutie looks familiar... the LEPRECHAUN!!
 TRES is definitely our Pot of Gold!

Did you catch a leprechaun too???

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rainbow Cookies

Today we made Rainbow Cookies!  I saw them on Catholic Icing and knew I had to make them!  They are so bright and beautiful!

I used the recipe a friend of mine gave me:

Sweet Lainey's Sugar Cookies
6 c. flour                   4 eggs
2 c. sugar                  4 sticks of butter
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
Mix dry ingredients. Mix wet Ingredients. 
Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes.

I then added the food coloring to make the colors of the rainbow!!
DOS with her dough.
I sure do hope the leprechaun leaves a pot of gold at the end of these rainbows!!

Since I had left over cookie dough, I attempted to make a Green Celtic Knot Cookie. I would have made more but TRES woke up I ran out of time!!
"Knot" bad...*he he*

Gotta go!  I need to set the traps for the Leprechaun!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday- Green

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

This weeks theme for Muffin Tin Monday is Green/St. Patrick's Day! I had so many green great ideas storming through my head but after a long, lazy weekend...I never made it to the store!  Here is my tin with things I already had...It turned out great!!

Enjoy with your eyes!
 Green M&M's-Cheese w/Cilantro leave-Ravioli w/pesto-Grapes

Click the above button to see other Green Muffin Tin Ideas!
 TRES and her asparagus!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tea Time Thursday

While flipping through some of my favorite blogs, I came across moms at On a Whimm and Adventures of a Flake doing a Tea Time Thursday!  I didn't see any other post other than from 2009 but am hoping they start this up again!!  (hint-hint)

So here are pictures from our first TEA TIME THURSDAY!!!!

We had a great time at our Tea Party hosted by Grammie!!
Someone forgot to tell DOS it was Tea Time...not nap time!
Our place setting
A beautiful "flower" at each setting...
A Chicken salad flower with a cherry tomato and an asparagus stem
Strawberry Jam, Creme Fraiche, Scone w/ currants
UNO getting excited...
The view from my chair
The BEST part!
DOS enjoying blueberries
DOS stirring her tea...

Thanks Grammie!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday- Theme-YELLOW

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

I love Muffin Tin Mondays!! Today, I actually had to have breakfast before I put this together, if not...I would have eaten all the snacks!!
I decided to do a SWEET, SALTY, SOUR, SPICY Yellow Snack Tin!! I thought it would be cruel...uh I mean fun to play with the kids' taste buds!  It worked out really well ...the tins were returned empty!!

Enjoy with your eyes!!
Funyuns, Mustard w/ pretzel sticks, Lemon pudding, Jelly Beans
Lemon, M&M's, Cheese, Pineapple
Yellow Carrots, Bugles, Lemon Heads, Golden Raisins

DOS lovin' her lemon pudding!
UNO with his tin...
you should have seen the look on his face when he tried the lemon...classic!!

TRES managed to sneak a yellow carrot...she wanted to be in the post!!

Head on over to MTM to see other sun shiny yellow ideas!!


3/15/10 - Color Series - Green/St. Patty's
3/22/10 - No Theme
3/29/10 - Color Series - Blue/Purple
4/05/10 - Colors of The Rainbow
4/12/10 - No Theme