I found A LOT of gems this week. A LOT.
- Amy at Teach Mama posted an idea for toddler fun that requires only bottle caps and construction paper. We’re going to start saving bottle caps for this.
- Allie at No Time for Flash Cards made a homemade balance beam for her son to play with
- Amanda at kiddio posted nine ways to keep your toddler happy on long car rides
- Tsh at Simple Mom asked moms of preschoolers what 3 essentials they don’t leave home without
- Leo at Zen Habits posted advice on encouraging kids to love reading
- Michelle at Scribbit posted instructions for making an apple galette – similar to an apple pie, but made on a cookie sheet instead of in a pie plate – using a very easy homemade pie crust
- Michelle from Scribbit also posted instructions for making six different kinds of apple cider, along with her thoughts about each one
- Jerri at Simply Sweet Home posted a recipe for pistachio dessert salad
- Tasha at Hectic Calm posted a recipe for Tex Mex Egg Rolls. I’ve never heard of such a thing, but I am going to make them soon. I can’t wait to try them!
- Elodie at Momelo’s Blog posted a quick and easy pizza dough recipe
- Jaclyn at The Blossoming Skillet posted a recipe for whole wheat pita bread
- NerdMom at Nerd Family Food posted a knock-off of the Olive Garden’s amazing Zuppa Toscana Soup
- Kristen at Frugal Antics of a Haried Homemaker posted No Bake Reece’s Peanut Butter Bars
- Amy at Mom Advice posted a cost comparison for homemade versus McDonald’s Happy Meals
- Elise at Simply Recipes posted instructions for cooking and eating an artichoke
- Dana, The Homesteading Housewife, posted a recipe for homemade shamrock shakes
- Kelby Carr reminded readers about her Sustainable Kitchen Project and also invited us all to join her. I’m definitely in!
- Melissa from The Inspired Room posted tips for using an inspiration notebook or decorating board at Blissfully Domestic
- Carole at Common Sense Living gave suggestions for spring cleaning
- Sandra at Craft and Create posted a summary of her great pumpkin adventure, followed by a recipe for pumpkin fritters
- Emily at Remodeling this Life is getting back to the basics in 2009
- Tonya at Currently Crafting posted tutorials for two great projects this week – a washcloth mitt and knitted Easter buddies
- Kellie from Greenhab: The Browns Go Green posted a tutorial for quilted fabric coasters at Make It From Scratch!
- Cara at repurposeful posted suggestions for reusing old blankets as new clean up cloths
- Michelle at Scribbit posted a tutorial for making a doll baby’s cradle from an empty oatmeal container
- Jessica at Zakka Life posted a tutorial for creating a simple hanger that will hold your cell phone and its cord while it’s charging
- Heather at Maternal Spark posted Ten Creative Moms (and included links to their blogs and Twitter pages)
Do you have a great craft idea that involves a 1/4 yard of fabric or a fat quarter? IÃ¢â‚¬™m always looking for some! Send them my way, please!
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