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Father’s Day Salt Dough Handprints

Looking for a quick , easy, messy craft for the boys of course I turned to Pinterest!   The original source from the picture I pinned is from The Imagination Tree. It’s a really cute, really fun craft.

This is part one of the craft.

Materials needed (per child): 

1 cup salt

1 cup plain flour

1/2 ish cup of water (play around with it, might need more or less depending on how long they play with it!)

That’s it!  All the materials needed are in our cupboards already.

Flour & salt in a bowl.

Add water & get messy!

Once playtime is finished, roll into a ball.

Flatten & press hands for imprinting. The big one had the great idea to be sure to do ‘which handed we are’ which means left for him & right for the little one.  I wouldn’t have even thought about doing it that way!

Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours.  We ended up flipping ours after 3 hours and baking a little more.  They were a little wet still on the bottoms.

Before baking…(lefty)

After baking…(righty).  We didn’t paint ours yet. Going to save that as an activity to do with daddy.

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Wacky Wednesday

I consider myself to be a rather patient person. I can handle crying newborns, testing-the-limit toddlers, cranky people and almost any stressful situation.  It takes quite a bit to get my feathers ruffled.

In regards to cooking however there are two things that I don’t make.  Pancakes and deviled eggs.  For some reason these two items take just the right amount of patience and attention.  I tend to flip pancakes either too early (runny) or too late (burnt).   I also have not hard-boiled eggs for the same reason. I either forget how long they were in the pot or I pull them too soon!  It’s unbelievable that I can make just about anything except these two!  My husband makes the pancakes in this family and I had given up completely on making deviled eggs.

Traveling through Pinterest the other day I ran across a pin explaining how to bake eggs to hard-boil them.  I have never heard of this method!  A perfect tutorial for wacky Wednesday.  I’m sure I might be the only one that hasn’t heard of this but this is for sure the method for me.  I can make anything in an oven!!

Bake the eggs at 325 for 30 minutes. You can put the eggs in a cupcake pan. I didn’t. I put them right on the rack with a cookie sheet underneath just in case one broke.

Recipe for deviled eggs (from Deviled Eggs).

6 hard-boiled eggs, peeled and cut lengthwise

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tsp dijon mustard

1 tsp chives, chopped finely for filling

1 tsp chives, chopped for garnish

3 dashes of hot sauce (you choice)

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Paprika for garnish or a light sprinkle of chili powder for extra kick

Peeled eggs after baking in the oven

Sliced in half (per my oldest who didn’t want to do them lengthwise!!)

Our completed deviled eggs!!!  They tasted fantabulously yummy!

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Salad Socialista

Today I’m a salad socialista.  What does that mean? It means I’ve joined in on the Salad Social this week.  What a great idea for summer.  Salad lovers unite!

Come join The Salad Social at TidyMom sponsored by The International Olive Council’s Add Some Life.
Salad Social
This is one of my favorite summer lunches. It’s easy to make, easy to pack to go and kids love it!

Chicken Waldorf Salad


4oz of shredded chicken

1/2 cup of finely chopped walnuts

1/2 cup red seedless grapes, sliced

1 sweet apple (cored and chopped)

3Tbsp mayonnaise (Kroger brand is my personal fave)

1Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Few dashes of celery seed (or 1/2 cup of thinly sliced celery if preferred)

Lettuce (optional)



Combine chicken, apples, grapes and walnuts in large bowl, shake to mix. Add lemon juice and celery seed.  Add mayonnaise and mix.  Serve over lettuce or enjoy as-is!!  Serves 1-2.

Core/slice apple, add lemon juice to apple (keeps from turning brown)

Slice grapes

Grapes/apples sliced

Add apples, grapes and chicken

Mix, add celery (or celery seed as shown)

Add mayo & mix, chill until served (serve on bed of lettuce if desired).

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