How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such.

How to keep a child busy for hours in the summer: DIY: Giant Ice Cube Awesomeness - filled with plastic animals, dinos, and such. And I'm sure you could put in food dye before its frozen to color it like the ice block in the photo.

Time-out bottles. Fill a bottle with 3/4 water, one bottle of glitter glue, & ultra fine glitter. Then send this bottle with your child to timeout and they can watch it settle to calm them. Once the glitter is settled their time is up! if they mess with the bottle their time out time is longer...

Calm-down & time-out bottles: Fill a bottle full of water. Add one bottle of glitter glue & ultra fine glitter. Send this bottle with your child to timeout - to watch it settle and calm him/her. Once the glitter has settled, time-out is up!

This is my most requested slice! Clinkers Slice is so easy to make and you don't even need to turn the oven on.

Clinkers Slice

This is y most requested slice! Clinkers Slice is so easy to make and you don't even need to turn the oven on.

Peppermint Cereal Squares Recipe

Peppermint Cereal Squares

Peppermint Cereal Squares Recipe -Our 15 grandchildren expect me to make several batches of these minty treats each Christmas. The quick-and-easy preparation is appreciated during a hectic time of year. —Carole Coe, South Sutton, New Hampshire

Mat-sack. Great for cars, Lego etc. spread it out on the floor to play on and when you're done, pull the strings to cinch it up. Easy tidy-up! Tutorial I used as a guide is here: http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2011/04/26/toy-sack-tutorial/ (only thing I did different was to use backpack strapping for tabs and parachute cord for the drawstring)

Mat-sack. Great for cars, Lego etc. spread it out on the floor to play on and when you're done, pull the strings to cinch it up. Easy tidy-up! Tutorial I used as a guide is here: http://pinksuedeshoe.com/2011/04/26/toy-sack-tutorial/ (only thing I did different was to use backpack strapping for tabs and parachute cord for the drawstring)

Fly, my pretties!

Baronial banner project for We made silk banners for past and present barons and baronesses of Rowany. They were displayed at the tourney and processed into the hall with the people they represent.

The 'we get along' t-shirt. 5 minutes in this or time out, you chose.

5 minutes in this or time out, you chose. I soooo need to do this with ny girls.

Morning High-Fives

Morning High Fives

Get rid of the plastic! Re-usable snack/sandwich bags. Tutorial over here: http://www.cottonbottommama.com/2012/03/reusable-snack-bag-tutorial.html?m=1

Get rid of the plastic! Re-usable snack/sandwich bags. Tutorial over here: http://www.cottonbottommama.com/2012/03/reusable-snack-bag-tutorial.html?m=1

Lunch/Snack Bag. Tutorial for it over here: http://www.cottonbottommama.com/2012/03/reusable-snack-bag-tutorial.html?m=1

Lunch/Snack Bag. Tutorial for it over here: http://www.cottonbottommama.com/2012/03/reusable-snack-bag-tutorial.html?m=1

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