Kitchen Fun!

Posted by Stitchblade | 6:58 PM Jun 29, 2008


So while the younger girls were napping Morgan and I decided to tackle making our own laundry soap. This has been being discussed at The Granola Chicks Board recently and heck I wanted in on that fun. Also a great money saver and a great project to do with Morgan. We used ZOTE, Arm & Hammer washing soda, Mule Team Borax, and Orange EO. Actually we threw in a bar of Ivory and a bit of Dr B's Castille....I like soap. The directions we used can be found here.






It will not be ready until tomorrow evening. It is supposed to sit for 24 hours and should gel up some. Its pink...I like pink.

Then the wee ones woke up and hmmmmm lets make chocolate chip cookies!



Patience patience!!!



10 min is entirely too long for Emma apparantly!


They all stuffed themselves full of cookies and were a chocolate mess (missed that pic op) and Morgan volunteered to give them baths! How awesome! So I had a bit of time to post our day in pics.

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We love Summer!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Stitchblade | 10:18 AM Jun 27, 2008





Every summer my little entrepreneurs set up a lemonade stand. Last year they made a couple hundred dollars and I am not even kidding. At one point a police officer stopped to buy some and ending up directing Lemonade stand traffic! So far they have done the stand for the past 2 days and made $18.00. This money was spent on 2 new Hermit Crabs and more sand bedding.


Swimming is another great thing about summer! Morgan had a softball party at the local public pool. They had a blast and Lauren was a lot more comfy there then I thought she would be!

The local Ice Cream shop is amazing! It is so old school. They make all of their Ice Cream right there. The best malts EVER!

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It's Thursday!

Posted by Stitchblade | 8:55 AM Jun 26, 2008

Thursdays are stocking days for The Granola Chicks Ring! Here is my stock for this week!

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Love the 4th! oh and a contest!

Posted by Stitchblade | 1:31 PM Jun 20, 2008


How exciting....the 4th of July is getting closer and closer! It is one of those things you just don't seem to outgrow! I have not made plans for this years 4th yet though. Pretty nice that it falls on a Friday though. Wouldn't your little one look so cute wearing this to the parades! It is available in my etsy. Stitchblade.etsy.com
What do you have planned for the 4th? Let me know in my comments. The best idea gets a prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Such a blogging slacker....But check out my thrift store scores!

Posted by Stitchblade | 5:13 PM Jun 13, 2008

Yea I suck at keeping up with a blog...but I have tons of excuses. Maybe one day I will tell you all my excuses. But for now I want to share my thrift store scores of the day.
BEHOLD.....


I really wanted a second bread maker and this one was perfect. Even has a Jam setting! Came with the manual and everything....looks like maybe it was used once and then never again! Only $3.09! SCORE!



Then Morgan found this:


Electric Tart Burner with 3 Yankee Tarts....FOR $1.09! I've never bought a Yankee Candles Tart. I heard they were pretty pricey though. I normally get all my tart goodies from Missy @ Missy's Tempting Tarts





On a side note...if you order from Missy, put my name "Brandy" in the coupon code area to get a discount!





Whats next you ask????





Brand New Smithsonian Crystal growing kit! $2.10!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh and this...wow..BRAND NEW IN THE BOX as well...... $2.60!!!

Oh and this....$2.10 (NEW IN BOX)

Then we found this and the kids are all totally diggin it! GeoSafari with a bunch of complete card sets! $5.15!!!

So that was our thrifting...I think we made out like bandits..... :)

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