The commercial! They dropped the "Father's Day" concept and went a different direction, but I think it has a really cute vibe.
Look for Whim and the boys around 1:05. Don't blink, though!
Sunday, December 1, 2013
One bag of cornstarch
Several pumps of lotion*
Miles and I couldn't keep our hands out of it, either. It was so soft and since I used my precious lemongrass lotion, it smelled heavenly.
This is definitely going to be a fake winter tradition!
*It's not an exact science. Just mix it up, and if it's not holding its shape well, add a little more. If you're at all sensitive to chemical smells, use a naturally scented or scent free lotion.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Lennon doesn't know that people don't really say hip hip hooray!
He shouts it when he's excited, and it's so classically him.
Hip hip hooray, Mom's home!
Jam sandwiches for lunch!? Hip hip hooray!
I'm not going to be the one to tell him.
Besides, I almost let it slip a few times today, myself.
Whim and the boys taped a commercial for Ikea today and it was ridiculously fun. As if Ikea needed any more reasons to be my favorite thing.
they we got to play in the model bedrooms while we waited, which I always want to do every time we go there.
It's a promo for Father's Day (Dec 5th in Thailand) and it's supposed to go online Monday...but I'm skeptical. I'll post a link if it really does.
The boys had a blast, reveling in all the attention, and it was so quick and easy. Afterward, Whim dutifully took them straight to the toy store to "teach them a lesson about earning and the value of money."*
And it's Friday. Isn't that enough to justify a few hip hip hoorays?
*aka Whim has wanted a remote control car since Miles was a fetus.
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Thanksgiving Day means one thing in this house: Christmas trees!
No turkey, no pumpkin pie. No cousins and boiling cranberries and waiting for the parade to start. But... we have our tree. It's not the same special moments that I loved as a kid, but it's a new kind of special.
Ikea came through again with live Christmas trees.
So I had just the plan for our old artificial tree...
I even splurged on cute Ikea wrapping paper for their advent books.
Happy thanksgiving! And Merry Christmas trees!
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Did you know you can bake cookies in a muffin tin?
Theoretically. If, for example, your five year old scrubbed your (only, nonstick) cookie sheet with steel wool and you didn't want to buy a new one.
You could still make lovely, thick cookies. There wouldn't be any complaints. They even make perfect circles.
They boys and I made pumpkin cookies this way, over the weekend. We replaced/reduced the 1-1/2 cups of sugar with 1/2 cup of honey (and used olive oil instead of butter since we didn't have any) and they were soft, with just enough sweetness. Actually, by the time we drizzled them with cinnamon glaze, you didn't miss the sugar at all.