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  1. 1st …..spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on two mini candy canes.
  2. Then …..cut the miniature candy bar in 1/2
  3. Add your miniature candy bar and put a little teddy graham in between.
  4. Let it sit overnight


Sweet Candy Wreath

You will need

  • Green Life Savers
  • Red Shoe String Licorice
  • Foil
  • Pizza Pan

Its simple preheat your oven at 250 degrees

  1. Line the  pizza pan with foil
  2. Take the life saver candy and arrange them into a circle all touching
  3. Place in oven for 6 minutes until thay start to melt together
  4. Let the candy cool for 10 minutes
  5. Take the candy off the foil and make tie a bow on it through one of the lifesavers roll

Many Uses Of Vinegar

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Daycare, Home

Cleaning Solutions

  • Coffee Pot and Tea Pot Stains – Take an equal amount of water & vinegar let it sit in the pot for 30 minutes… or more depending on the stain. Rinse good when you done
  • Furniture Polish Booster — Simply add a few drops to the polish you have now and instant boost
  • Brass 7 Copper Cleaner – Take an equal amount of Lemon juice and vinegar …Apply Carefully just glazing the item with the material. Let stand 5-7 minutes. Take a fluff-free cloth and polish off
  • Tile & Other Heavy Duty Surfaces –Wet a cloth with lukewarm water, wring it out. Add some vinegar to the cloth. Apply to the surface. Let dry. Buff it with a clean fluff-free cloth
  • Stainless Steel Pans (and other utensils) using bicarbonate of soda and a towel moistened with vinegar
  •  Window Cleaner- Pint of warm water 2 teaspoons of vinegar and mix
  • Marble, Tiles and Paintwork Cleaner   – ½ a pint of paraffin mixed with a ½ pint of vinegar. This mixture can also cleans most (not all) types of furniture.
  • Dust (small metal objects like bolts) place object in vinegar until the residue dissolves  

  • Whitewash and Distemper Splashes – wipe off with vinegar
  •  Steam Iron Mineral Deposits  —  take an equal amount of vinegar and water, let it steam out
  • Removal of stickers and gooey residue — Soak the item in vinegar till the pieces float apart. Be careful what you apply the vinegar on, some things can have vinegar sitting on it for longer than others
  • Winter Salt From Shoes – Wipe the shoes off with a wrong out towel in a mixture of equal water and vinegar


  •  Ring around the Collar (and Cuffs) – take an equal amount of baking soda and vinegar. Make it a thick paste. Take a toothbrush (old toothbrush) scrub it onto the stain. Leave for an hour and wash it like you normally do
  •  Face Towel, Dish Towels get slimy, smelly and sour — soak in vinegar and water overnight. Rinse out in clean water in the morning and wash the cloths normally
  •   Ink stains—soak in vinegar for an hour and then wash.

  •   Maintain the colors on stripes cloths— Wash in Warm water, add 1 cup of vinegar and use the same amount of detergent you normally would.
  • Whitewash and Distemper Splashes in cloths –  soak an hour  vinegar then  wash normally
  •  Fabric Softener– mix 2 cups bicarbonate of soda, 2 cups vinegar, and 4 cups water and a quarter cupful to your final rinse
  • Scorched Laundry Boil Juice from lemon, 2 ounces of Fullers Earth, 1 Cup of Vinegar, ½ ounce of soap …Spread over scorched article …Leave to Dry. After it has dried wash as normal.


Traveling Food Ideas

Posted: October 7, 2011 in Daycare, Food, Home, Life, Parenting, While Out

Summer Road Trip #1: Car Snacks

 3 easy snacks for the road or camp ground.
1) Empty peanut butter jar + celery sicks
Finally a way to have p.b. and celery without the mess. Fill an empty jar with an inch or two of peanut butter and then fill with celery sticks. Kids get a yummy snack without sticky fingers and the car stays free of kid schmeer.
2) Empty sour cream container + empty baby food ja
A quick way to pull off carrots and dressing without the dragging the jar along or buying those expensive to-go dressing singles.
3) Empty 32 oz. yogurt container + single serving yoplait
Easy peasy fruit slices and dip. So yummy straight from the cooler at a camp site or rest stop.
So there you go–easy straight-from-the-recycling-bin solutions for eating well on the road.


Posted: October 6, 2011 in Crafts, Daycare, Food, work

no need for instructions

Kiss a Mouse

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Christmas, Crafts, D.I.Y, Daycare, Food, Holiday, work
Total Time Needed:
1 Hour

Sweeten up the Christmas tree with a collection of chocolate mice ornaments.

  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Pink felt
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided carpet tape
  • Fishing line
  • Self-adhesive googly eyes
  • Curling ribbon
  1. Remove the tags from two Hershey’s Kisses. Cut out mouse ears from pink felt, about 3/8-inch high. Using double-sided carpet tape, affix the bottoms of the ears to the flat side of one of the Kisses.
  2. Tape an 8-inch loop of fishing line behind the ears to form a hanger.
  3. With more double-sided carpet tape, join together the two flat sides of the Hershey’s Kisses, with the mouse ears and fishing line loop pointing up. Add a pair of self-adhesive googly eyes.
  4. Slip a tail — a 4-inch piece of curling ribbon — under the foil. Now, see how they run (or disappear) from your tree!

Snowman Gift

Posted: October 6, 2011 in Christmas, Crafts, Daycare, Food, Holiday

Ok…. My kids are getting older and don’t like doing crafts anymore so I will make my daycare kids 🙂 Their parents will love them !

1. Start with a Half Pint Canning Jar.  (these are the Better Homes & Gardens Brand from Wal-Mart…I love the top)
2. Fill it with Mini-Marshmallows

3. Make the Brim of the Hat using Black Paper or Fabric (it should be stiff though, so use Cardstock or Construction Paper or Felt) The most difficult part of this whole project…sizing the brim.  Basically it’s a circle with a center Circle cut out of the middle that just fits over the open rim of the jar but llisn’t big enough that once you slip it over the, it will be flimsy.  So just slightly small than the lid cover.
Different jars will have different openings, so once you find that perfect balance, just use that as your pattern!

4. Cut a piece of black ribbon to wrap around the lid of the jar…to complete the top-hat look.

5. Give that man a face!  I used Puffy Paints, but regular acrylic craft paint works too.

6. You can stop here if you’d like.  And gift your little snowman with a couple bags of hot chocolate.  Everything up to this step, including ALL materials cost me ~$2.50 per gift set to make 12.

7. Thanks to my new friend, Amy…there can be MORE to this Snowman…take another jar and fill it with Hot Cocoa Mix.  (I didn’t have a large jar, so I used the individual serving packets.  It fits 5 servings)

8. Hot glue some buttons on it…and Hot Glue your Marshmallow Jar to the top of the Cocoa jar.

9. Use up some ribbon or Scrap Fabric for the scarf! (I just cut the ends for “fringe”)

***EXTRA BONUS TIP:  adding a third jar to the bottom full of peppermint candies.  Alas, there’s no running to the store while I’m blogging during naptime, so you’ll have to imagine it for me!