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Spearmint Kitchen shares a simple DIY to modernize a fussy ol’ set of silverware. I want to do this!

It’s getting oh-so-Texas-hot here so flip-flops are on the agenda. Love this tute for Interchangeable Flip-Flop Back Straps for the wee ones.

I think Clare would go nuts for some supervised pin usage (she is obsessed!), making a sweet tissue topiary. So fun and pretty for a party!

I just picked up a copy of this lovely book, Morning Song: Poems for New Parents, for an expectant friend. It combines classic and contemporary poetry with work by Alice Walker, Dylan Thomas, Pablo Neruda and Sylvia Plath among many others. I can imagine her reading this during the late night feedings, which are OVER FOR ME for the moment! Woot!


After Jaime’s adventure in decorating with black royal icing, It was interesting to read How to Color Royal Icing Black from Sweetopia.

As a hankie collector, It was fun to see these Vintage Handkerchief Ideas.

Sponsor Fabricworm has added a TON of beauties to their sale section! Check out all that AMH voile in the 30% section!

And over on Babble:
A Letter to My Baby: 6 Mother’s Day Messages from Moms
I’m wondering what to do about the boobs while traveling sans baby
10 adorable parties (if we do say so ourselves) to inspire your next shin-dig.
5 Great Hand Sanitizers, if you’re into that.
4 Maxi Dresses for under $25
Blast Off! Awesome Rocketship Playhouse!
A Son is a Son til he Gets a Wife: Are you a Toxic Daughter in Law?
Calypso St. Barth for Target. Did you get anything? I snagged a few adorbs tunics for the girls but missed out on the pouf. waa! Did you find any goodies?

Have a beautiful weekend Mamas! I’ll be finishing up a last-minute project, attending a baby shower for a lovely friend and wondering why everything in my garden is turning yellow. How about you?
Any comment could win you the oliver + s pattern of your choosing from fabricworm.



Jen @ My Own Road

Thank you so much for linking to my topiary tutorial! You just made my day ๐Ÿ™‚

As for my garden, all the crazy rain we've had around here is starting to pay off. Maybe I'll actually be able to keep it alive this year…


I am dying for an Oliver and S pattern. Why don't I just buy one online….I am cheap…err, I mean prudent!:) and I'd rather win one!

Matt and Cristin

I'll just be surviving! I will be lucky if i get this insane pile of clean laundry put away….they may have to call a search party for me ๐Ÿ™‚ . i can't figure out how we go through SO MANY CLOTHES!!!!
on a more happier, mother-y note…we're hoping to spend it w/ my parents at their nome = mini roadtrip!


I'm not sure what the hubby is gonna let me do! He'll have to watch all 4 kiddos (under 5 years old!), so probably something local and quick. Heck, I'll take what I can get! ๐Ÿ™‚
thanks for all the links. I bookmarked almost all of them!


I am a brand new reader, and I just LOVE your blog! So much inspiration and so many fun things to do. I'll be finishing a Ruffle Scarf using your pattern for my MIL for mother's day.


I have been wanting to try an Oliver + S pattern FOREVER! ๐Ÿ™‚

I'm giving away a pair of earrings on my blog. Head on over and enter if you'd like. ๐Ÿ™‚


I'm hoping to finish up my baby girl's crib bedding. I would LOVE for the entire nursery to be done this weekend…baby steps…


I'm thinking cornflake cookies for a mother day park picnic. I thought I'd share the recipe. Its a winner and great for the littlies. 

Choc Cornflake Cookies
125 gm butter (chopped and at room temperature)
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup S.R. Flour
1 cup cornflakes
1 1/2 cup extra cornflakes, crushed a bit,  to coat
1/3 cup choc chips                        
1/3 cup sultanas                                      I use 1 cup of one or the other or a mix of one or two – just as nice without the choc chips
1/3 cup chopped glace cherries      Or if your like me and don't like cherries swap it for dried cranberries. 

Preheat oven to moderate (180 degrees) and lightly grease or line a 2 trays with gladbake.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla. Beat
Fold in flour and 1 cup cornflakes and the one cup of choc chips (or combination of sultanas, chips and cherries)
Roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and roll in crushed cornflakes
Place on tray 3 cm apart and bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden
Cool on trays

Good cooking. 


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