Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reading Greek Coffee for fun

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For Mr. BBH's birthday we went out with some friends.  I have a friend who likes to pretend to read the coffee. 

Cup from here
 Greek and Turkish coffee have sludge from the coffee grounds in the bottom.  

First the person who wants the fortune has to drink all the liquid and then flip the cup onto the saucer and wait for it to cool down.  Touch the top of the cup to see if it is cool. 

Then she looked inside to see what the patterns looked like on the inside of the cup.  We looked on this website if there were things that we saw and wanted to see what it meant.  

Such a fun thing to do with friends!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Growing by leaps and bounds

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I feel like I brought a curse upon us by writing about germs.  We have been sick on and off for the past month.  Baby Bear is in preschool and Mini Bear goes to a daycare program there a few days a week so that I can go to class and student teach for my masters program.  

Baby Bear had a hoarse voice and every day she complains that she doesn't want to go to school.  I kept her home yesterday to prevent her from getting sicker and to spend a little extra time with her while Mini was still in daycare.  I got called after lunch that Mini had the stomach flu and I had to pick her up.  

I am scared of barf!  Luckily the one and only time that Baby Bear did it, she was with my mom and it appears to have been from the heat.  I had NO IDEA what to do and it was scary and horrible but I got over it and took care of Mini.

Today she is feeling better and so it is just the two of us.   She is not as much of a snuggler as Baby Bear, but today she is very snuggly! Plus now she is crawling and pulling herself up.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Getting Geared up for Chanuka Gifts Already?!

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So one of my favorite bloggers came out with her Hanukah Dress already!  But really, it is not too soon since Hanuka is next month. 
Click on the image to go to Lilblueboo!

Calling all Crafters!
What kind of DIY gift ideas or handmade gifts are you going to buy this year? Please share any handmade or DIY gifts with me and I would be happy to post them on the blog!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Handmade DIY Halloween Costume Roundup

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I saw some really cute costume ideas online that are DIY tutorials that I love! You can buy/make them for Halloween, a dress up chest, or Purim!

30 minute Mermaid skirt 
DIY with instructions

Bird Wings 
DIY with pattern

Sock Monkey
DIY with instructions

Cupcake Costume
DIY with instuctions.  Would be great to make with EcoFi Felt {the one that uses 100% recycled bottles}

Scrappy Unicorn 
DIY with instructions

Super Hero Costume
DIY for the novice crafter but so stinkin' cute

 Scuba Diver
Gives you a list of supplies

Fox Costume
Shows images of how she made the costume

There are so many really cute TuTu costumes but this tames the girly down a bit.

I researched all of these costumes to make sure that I gave proper credit to the designer and blogger who posted them.  Please send me any corrected information if there are any errors. 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Easy Fluffy Eggs

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I saw this on TV and decided to do a test of what works better. Regular fork beaten eggs, or ones that you put in a drink shaker.  Must be the Master's program that I started since I am now questioning everything and researching it.  {oh, yeah.. I started a Masters in Education program called the Detroit Teacher Project though UM}

I took a martini shaker and shook for exactly 60 seconds.  Then I did the fork beater for 60 seconds.  I cooked both and here is the outcome.  You can see even that the shaker eggs are double the thickness.  I really don't like paper thin eggs personally and Mini Bear LOVES eggs for breakfast. 

martini shaker eggs vs regular made

Ok, so you're saying "I can do the same in a blender." The thing about the blender is that you have to take it out and then take apart to clean.  

martini shaker in the dishwasher

Even with the Magic Bullet requires that you take the rubber seal out when you clean it, so you save a few steps.  I found this shaker on Amazon for the best price/good rating.  There were a few that were $6 on prime, but they only had 3 stars.  

eggs and veggies

PS. those cherry tomatoes came from my garden!

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