Once there lived an ant and a grasshopper in a grassy meadow. All day long the ant would work hard, collecting grains of wheat from the farmer's field far away. She would hurry to the field every morning, as soon as it was light enough to see by, and toil back with a heavy grain of wheat balanced on her head.
My eldest daughter is now in Kindergarten and the preschool days are behind her. Sniff, sniff.
I kept every scribble, every restaurant coloring place mat, every Froot Loop necklace in a box. A BIG box. I love her art! I celebrate her art!
Someday I'll have to give that giant box to her, plus another 10, full of elementary school art. And then there is the awkward junior high art... and those boxes will most likely sit in her garage until she has to tearfully throw them all away because she's moving to an apartment in New York. SO sad.
OMG, I made my very own candy necklace! Pretty cool huh?
You can make these in whatever color you want... mine are pink and purple for Valentine's Day.
Alright let's start. This is easy, I promise!
4 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/4 cream of tartar (this is a powder in the spice aisle - makes everything shiny, but it's optional)
1 tsp of flavoring if desired
1 tbs cocoa powder (if you want them to be chocolate flavored)
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Does your child's classroom exchange valentines? Jessie Jane shares two great ideas for homemade cards that are much cuter than the storebought ones. They're easy to make, fun to decorate and oh so adorable!
Glitter paper (available at any craft store)
Googly eyes (optional)
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