One of these days, I’m going to be the type of blogger that gives you a craft or food idea *ahead* of the holiday. You know, so you have enough time yourself to actually make it, if you’re so inclined. Today just won’t be one of those times. Hey, it’s all I can do to actually get things done in our house before the holiday hits, let alone be ahead of the curve for you guys. I’ve only been blogging for six years now; eventually I’ll get the hang of it. In the meantime, I can still share, and you can bookmark, and you’ll be all set for the NEXT time the holiday rolls around. You can start a holiday file in your filing cabinet, like I have.
I am busy as a bee making these little carrot goody bags for the kids to take to their respective classes tomorrow. Only 28 more to go. I am filling ours with whole grain goldfish, but I have seen them filled with Cheetos. Madeline would have certainly loved that, but that’s not how I roll. Orange jelly beans or M&Ms would be fun too though!
The secret to the carrot shape? Use cake decorating bags! Genius, right? At first, I bought clear treat bags and was going to tape the sides in to make the cylindrical shape, but then inspiration struck and saved me boat loads of time. Since I still have an article due to Betty Crocker tonight, saving boat loads of time is pretty awesome. The only drawback to the decorating bags is that Wilton stamped their logo on each bag. I just cut the bags from the logo up and solved that problem.
A little tag slipped inside and green curling ribbon tying the top, and you’ll be the coolest mom in the class, guaranteed.
April 20, 2011, Photo #109
Today was the first day that featured blue skies, a smidge of sun and no rain in the last week. Although the calendar might say it’s Spring, the weather has been anything but. I do believe we’ve had rain every day for the past five; April showers indeed. No sooner did Nick come home from school, he was outside with Madeline in the backyard, shoes off, playing with buckets of water, hoses and bubbles. To say they’re desperate for a bit of sunshine and warmth would be an understatement.