Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Currently Naartjie

I don't always love Naartjie, especially not for my boys. But, I'm really not impressed with too much else out there right now. I am really liking a few items, especially if they're on sale. I don't pay full price at their prices.

Everywhere has these bubble shorts, but I love them (especially with tights underneath). And even more so now that I can buy girl things.

And even a few things for my boys.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Phoebe's Revolt

My aunt Carma gave this to me when I was a little girl. I just came across it the other day. I can be stubborn just like the girl in the book, however I would have never argued with ribbons and bows when I was a kid. One of the greatest things about having children is discovering their little personalities....can't wait to see what my baby girl will be like.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Food Coloring Paste/Gel

I was informed by "W"s pre-school teacher that gel/paste food color is the best to use for easter egg dyeing if you want those vibrant colors. We used these and they turned out beautifully and I really like that you don't get a smudge spot where the dye rubs off on the bottom when you sit it out to dry. The pinks wouldn't dissolve in the water/vinegar for some reason, hence our spotty egg.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Smaka Cheese Slicer

I am a big fan of cheese slicers. One problem, most of them are poor quality. I've bought expensive slicers and believe me, no matter what the cost, if they're 2 pieces (wooden handle), they will eventually break. So I snatched this one up at IKEA. It's great and cuts thick slices. They also make my favorite grater.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MCP Premium Fruit Pectin

All pectin is not created equal. Don't waste your time with other brands. I promise if you use MCP, you will never use anything else again for freezer jam. Just one hitch...it's almost impossible to find. Amazon was sold out, but is carrying it again now. The only local place that I have found is Winco for an amazing $1.98 a box, enjoy!