>> Monday, July 25, 2011


Music by Elizabeth Mitchell.


Bear Mt.

>> Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bear Mt State Park

We went to Bear Mt. State Park for the first time today, after living here for almost three years. Fools! Why in the world did we wait so long....

The place is beeeeaaautiful in the summer and can't even wrap my head around how gorgeous it is each fall. There's a nature trail/zoo, hundreds of picnic tables wrapping around the main lake, an outdoor ice rink, an old timey merry-go-round, a huge pool with a spectacular view, you can easily spend an entire day soaking it all in and would be a great place to have some sort of a family reunion/get together.

GO! If you're ever up here, GO!

Bear Mt State Park

Bear Mt State Park


Just Add Sand

>> Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Took only a handful of evenings to complete! Probably because I was so excited to see the finished product, AND Joe was awesome, took Quinn for the majority of a weekend morning to let me sew without Quinn's little paws wandering around the table.

Got the pattern from MADE, the towel from Wal-Mart (don't hate, I had to go there to buy the bias tape because I'm not going to drive 40 minutes to the nearest JoAnn).

Can't wait to hit the beach!


>> Saturday, July 2, 2011

Homemade Finger Paint

Made some finger paint for Quinn yesterday! Super easy. You'll neeeeeed:

1 1/2 cups water
1/2 cup cornstarch
food coloring

That's it!

Mix the water and cornstarch in a small pot until well mixed. Turn on the burner, to medium, keep stirring until it thickens up to whatever consistency you're looking for. Note though, it'll thicken up a little more as it cools.

Transfer the 'paint' to whatever containers you'll be using and add the food coloring.


And since it's just water and cornstarch,
it's ok if your kiddo decides to do this: