Friday, December 16, 2011

homemade"silly putty"

I saw a pin on that had two intriguing features--homemade silly putty and a DIY lightbox. I found the recipe for the glow in the dark silly putty at This is my first batch and here are some things I noticed: 1. the texture isn't exactly like store bought silly putty (it's kind of clammy) 2. I'm not super sure about the glow in the dark paint--I used the rustoleum version, and it has some of the latext smell (and therefore chemicals). Sofar, no ill effects, but I am making sure the kids wash their hands after they play with it.

The kids deem it a success, and it was a sure thing for the "I'm bored,can we watch TV blues."

As far as the lightbox,I'm not really thrilled with it, but it's what we have a budget for at this point.

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Sunday, December 4, 2011


Ok, so this shot is totally blurry, but Abby noticed I was taking pictures and that was the end of that. This is one of her favorite hang out spots.

This year Bennett helped me put the ornaments on the tree. Last year we invested in an artificial tree because my and the kids' allergies were acting up. Have to say, it is SO much easier, even with me minutely adjusting every branch.

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