Amy's stunningly simple pumpkin-carving tip: We use a dry eraser marker to sketch out the face of the pumpkin. After everything was cut out, a wet paper towel wiped away all the marker and no lines were showing on the face. Um, duh. Why didn't we all think of this years ago? Speaking of pumpkin […]
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If it’s raining in your neighborhood, the tissue covering on the classic lollipop ghost doesn’t fare too well. Here’s an alternative.
blog.giddygiddy.com via Design Mom I'm not usually a pinata person, but what I love here is that it's easy enough for a kid to make! Plus, it would be a great way to use up some of your kids' Halloween candy. Step-by-steps at giddygiddy.com.
via www.instructables.com No time or inclination to carve pumpkins? Grab your Sharpies and a bag of clementines (or other small citrus fruits) and make your own posse of mini Jack o'lanterns! (This link came across my Twitter stream and for the life of me I can't find the original tweeter. Whoever you are — thanks […]
Who else routinely uses 1-2 ribs of celery, then, a week later, opens the fridge to find a sad, floppy bunch destined for the compost pile? My solution: mirepoix. Mirepoix is the French term for the finely chopped onion-carrot-celery mixture that forms the base of many soups and sauces. Chances are you've got some carrots […]
unschoolplus.blogspot.com via @Caterina on Twitter I was just going to just retweet this, but the picture was so great I wanted to be sure y'all saw it. Thanks for passing it along, Caterina! More: Best of Parent Hacks: Easy Halloween Tips
Megan of Not Martha created these deliciously creepy pot pies using store-bought pie crust.
Not long ago we were talking about parenting kids who tend toward negative thinking. Combatting my son's pessimism is one of my most persistent parenting challenges, and I recently had an unexpected opportunity to model a different way of thinking. Our car was broken into and essentially cleaned out. This isn't the first time — […]
via www.bellapamella.com Quick and easy way to keep track of your kids' school portraits! For long-term storage, I suggest acid-free envelopes, but, in the short term, this is a fantastic way to keep all the portraits in one place. Thank you, @irishgirl, for the pointer! By the way, Twitter and Facebook are great ways to […]
Martha Stewart Crafts Department via blog.craftzine.com In case you didn't know, owls regularly produce owl pellets: blobs of regurgitated bones, fur, and other bits that doesn't make it through their digestive tracts. Once dried up, these little nuggets of wonder are fascinating to dissect, as they provide a mostly-intact accounting about what the owl just […]