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Easy Homemade Slime – 4 Ingredients – No Borax involved!

The dog days of summer are upon us and we're home with the kids wondering how to keep them busy.  Listening to kids complain about how bored they are, or worse yet seeing them spend half the day playing video games is making me crazy. I know I'm just about ready for school to start again and for football practice to begin.  So I decided it was time for some homemade slime! Kids of all ages love homemade slime, even my grandson's ever complaining friend Chase!  They think that making ...

Crocheted Jelly Fish Toy – Amigurumi – Free Pattern

As you may know by know my youngest daughter will be having her second child this summer and she's kept me busy with all sorts of baby projects.  She's been searching the internet for all sorts of cute and adorable things that I can make.  One of our favorites are these adorable crocheted jellyfish.   They're very easy to make, beginners will catch on real quick!  And those curly tentacles, well think of them as free form crochet, you can make them as long as you want and as ...

Good Financial Planning Has Positive Effects on Families

We make financial decisions every single day - from planning a birthday party to setting aside money for the children’s college education, among other important life choices can affect the whole family. With debt per capita increasing from $51,810 in 2005 to $67,010 ten years later, healthy financial management has never become more relevant. According to the National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Families, financial planning and money management plays an important role in ...

Steamed Chicken Adobo Buns – Adobong Siopao

The steamed or baked asian bun.  What exactly is it.  Well Filipinos call it "Siopao", in China it's called a "Bao", and in Hawaii we call it "Manapua".  These names all refer to the same thing.  That soft spongy ball of dough filled with a variety of fillings like sweet char siu pork, chicken curry, Chinese sausage, or sweet black bean paste; then steamed or baked to perfection. Siopao, Bao, Manapua, or whatever you want to call it is a family favorite.  It can be an appetizer, a snack, ...

Crocheted Hightop Sneaker Booties -Newborn Size- Free Pattern

As you know my daughter is having her second baby this summer.  That means she's kept me busy making cute baby items she's finding on Pinterest and Instagram!  So of course she came across these crocheted hightop sneakers that look like the ever popular Converse Chucks. I searched high and low (no pun intended) for a pattern to make these crochet hightop sneakers.  There are actually several out there for free and for a fee.  The patterns run about $5 on Ravelry where even I post some ...

4 Chef Knives That Are Worth The Investment

The chef’s knife is one of the most indispensable kitchen tools. It does pretty much everything you ask it to do – dicing, cutting, mincing, deboning and julienning. A chef knife’s utility extends even beyond the kitchen. Want to crack open a beer? Cut the packaging off a present? Cut a piece of a cloth off of an old t-shirt? The chef knives got you covered. If you are reading this, you probably know how vital a chef knife is to the inner-workings of a kitchen, but maybe you got ...

Octopus Amigurumi – Free Crochet Pattern

My youngest daughter is due to have her second baby this summer.  This means I've got to get busy making baby stuff.  Of course my daughter sent me a list of crochet projects ranging from baby blankets, swaddles, booties, and stuffed toys.   I thought I'd begin with the cute Octopus Amigurumi. First of all  Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed yarn critters.  While the art has been known in Japan for decades it only became popular in the West recently in ...

GIFTS FOR NEW MOMS

Article Source: Cute Gifts for New Moms If you are here, then a close woman of yours just had a baby and you want to congratulate her on this significant event. We suppose that in this moment you have no idea of what to present to a young parent, so we have prepared a list of great gifts for your dear person. You can get anything that you think to be suitable or just useful; the modern world allows us forget about the traditions and celebrate the children’s birth as the other signific...

Construction Themed Boy’s Birthday Party

I just love a themed birthday party!  Don't you?  Having 5 grandchildren and a client base of party loving people keeps me pretty busy planning and designing birthday parties.  One of my favorite boys' party themes is a Construction Party! I recently designed party stationary and decor for Misty one of my most enthusiastic clients.  We designed construction theme items for her son Myalz's second birthday party.  I just love the construction themes, there are so many possibilities.  From ...

FATHER’S DAY GIFTS IDEAS

Article Source: Unique Father’s Day Deliverable Gifts Father’s day is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June, which means it’s June, 17 in 2018, and June, 16 in 2019. We’ll not talk about the history and the meaning of this holiday — only about the father’s day gifts. You’ve opened this page because you didn’t know what to get for father’s day, not because you wanted to read an essay about this day, right? What to get dad for father’s day? We’ll start with three ...