How to Make a British Phone Booth from a Cardboard Box

This post is sponsored and inspired by VTech.

Our big girls Scarlet and Clare (almost 7 & 8 years old, can you believe it?) don’t get to see each other often so they love to catch up on the phone. Having a land line and an affordable and durable cordless phone from VTech gives them the independence to give each other a call “just because” without their moms hovering over them waiting to retrieve their cell phones. Ugh, aren’t moms soooo annoying?

Cardboard box phonebooth

Clare loves to chat with Scarlet and plot their next rendezvous from her new cozy DIY phone booth. Maybe they can convince their moms to take them on a girls’ meet-up in London! Don’t doubt them, these girls are very convincing. And if not, they can enjoy the charm of England at home with a DIY cardboard British phone booth made from a wardrobe box. (more…)


Fabric Friday

Fabric Friday on Pretty Prudent

Can you tell from last week’s bright orange fabric and this week’s new pink fabric that we are itching for spring? Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics, Circa 52, Tree Stripes Pink is so darling I can’t even handle it. I just want to sew up spring dresses with this cute print. The Mini Mod Dress and Snappy Toddler Dress are two of my favorites, so I think I’ll start there. What sewing plans do you have for this spring?

Enter for the chance to win one yard of Monaluna for Birch Organic Fabrics, Circa 52, Tree Stripes Pink, and find out who won last week’s Fabric Friday after the jump…



Rainbow Trout Baked in Foil With Tomatoes, Herbs and Spices

New York Times Rainbow trout in foil

I’ve been working hard to not let our crazy after school schedule get in the way of healthy dinners. I’m on the look out for stuff I can prepare quickly earlier in the day and then pop in the oven for a fast and awesome meal when we get home. My kids have recently fallen in love with fish so this foil-baked rainbow trout, basically the perfect easy fish recipe, is our new favorite quick healthy dinner.

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Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail

Grapefruit and Rosemary Beer CocktailI have spent the last week packing up for a big migration to the Pacific Northwest. Although the sunny skies of LA have been a treat, I’m looking forward to being surrounded by stunning shades of green. The other day was especially grueling, so Grant brought home a case of IPAs. He is a beer drinker, and I lean more towards cocktails, so we melded them together to make this refreshing Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail. Needless to say, this tasty libation has made packing a whole lot easier.

Learn how to make a Grapefruit & Rosemary Beer Cocktail after the jump…