Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kettle Corn

I decided to try my hand at making my own kettle corn. We love Kettle Corn! It is really easy & pretty tasty. You may want to change the salt to sugar ratio depending on your taste. Give it a try!

You will need:

1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup salt

In a large pot with a lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the popcorn. When the oils sizzles, sprinkle the sugar over the kernels. Cover and shake the pan until the popping slows down, about 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and toss with the salt.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


There will be no more pirate party posts. We had a change in plans & ended up in Arizona over little man's birthday. We had a swimming party instead. I still have a few things up my sleeve for a pirate party...maybe next year!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Kiddie Neck Pillows

If you googled Procrastination..I think you will see my picture! I have had the stuff to make the kids' neck pillows for 3 months. Of course I put it off until the night before our 12 hour road trip. Luckily..they were VERY easy to whip up, even for me!

I started to do a tutorial, but realized that I didn't have time. It is probably the easiest thing to sew. I let the boys each pick out a fleece material. I had them cut to 1/2 yard each, but had a bit left over! I drew a "U" shape on a piece of paper. I like to use paper from the kiddos easel.

I pinned the pattern piece to my fabric & cut it out. Make sure you leave some extra for your seam.

Once you have your two right sides together. Sew around leaving a big enough opening to fill your pillow. Once sewn...turn right sides out. I filled the pillows with stuffing from an old pillow. I worked perfect & was FREEEE!!!

In no time..I had little neck pillows ready for the road trip ahead. Whip stitch your pillow opening closed & there you have it!

They LOVED their neck pillows & used them the whole ride!


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