Thursday, February 26, 2009

New Listings

New Custom Design
I have also listed a lot of my resells. I will be listing more this week. I will also be selling Gymboree, Boys and shoes. So check back often.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Science fun

StL. Science Center
While my brother Nick was in town we went to the Science Center. I think every parent in St Louis had the same idea. It was Presidents day and cold. So what do you do with your kids when you can't send them outside to play. ;)

Nick and the kids with the friendly Dino.

"I hope it doesn't eat me"

Diggin for some fossils

Checkin' out the fossils.

Here is a little science to do with your kids.

Make your own Marshmallows

What You Need:

  • 2 envelopes of plain, unflavored gelatin
  • ½ cup cold water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar

What to Do:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the cornstarch and confectioner’s sugar. Grease the sides of a 9” square baking pan, and place a sheet of parchment paper or wax paper, cut to size, along the bottom and then grease that, too. Use a bit of the cornstarch mixture to dust the bottom and sides of the greased pan.
  2. Now place the contents of the two packets of gelatin into a small saucepan, and mix in the ½ cup of cold water. Let it stand for one minute, and then cook and stir over low heat until the gelatin is fully dissolved. (What’s happening? The water has spread out the special protein fibers that make up the gelatin, and the heat has dissolved their original bonds. That’s why the gelatin seems to “dissolve” into the water.)
  3. Now pull out a mixing bowl, and blend the granulated sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla. Add the gelatin mixture, and beat the whole mixture thoroughly—for up to 12-15 minutes—with an electric mixer. Watch the mix become thick and creamy. Pour it into the greased baking pan, and let it stand at room temperature for at least 4 hours. (What happens: the protein bonds will begin to re-form as the gelatin cools…but now it’s mixed with other ingredients, so it will hold them together, too, in classic “marshmallow” texture.
  4. After four hours, or overnight, place the white sheet on a cutting board which has been sprinkled with the remaining cornstarch-sugar mixture. Cut into cubes with a knife (hint: it’s helpful to dip the knife into hot water first, to keep marshmallow goo from sticking!)
  5. Roll the cut-up marshmallows in the cornstarch mixture to keep them dry to the touch…and then devour!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Belated Valentine

Valentines Day
Maggie was so excited for her Valentine party at school. I was a little behind on making her an outfit. So I whipped this up the day before. I love the insa pattern. It is so quick and easy.

Maggie making her valentines for her class. I love how detailed she got with them. We had a lot of fun making them.

Friday, February 6, 2009

I do not like them Sam I Am!

Green Eggs and Ham
Well I am a little behind on getting my listing up. The big Winter Storm got me a bit behind. Please go check out my listing and all of BLB for great Suess listings.