Sunday, September 9, 2012

My blog has moved

So it is official I have moved my blog. I have also changed my name of my blog to Out of the box. So come visit me at my new blog home at Tumbler at  out of the box paper goods. Thank you for being so supportive.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Etsy finds this week

 Etsy this week and I have added some more vintage games. A Bingo game, a Crossword game very similar to Scrabble and Anagrams. Check them out here.

                                 So stop by and take a look. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Recipe card: Pie crust chips

I was recently looking at one of my favorite blogs King Arthur flour. They had recipes for leftover pie crust and like any good lazy cook I thought I can make this even simpler. So I did. 

 Here’s how: 
 1 Frozen Pillsbury dough pie crust 
 Cinnamon and sugar 
 1/2 cup melted Butter

 Roll out pie dough about 1/2 inch and put butter on dough and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on it. Cut into long pieces. put in oven at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Watch carefully. If want original recipe go here

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kid's conner : Starting of new school year on right foot

As you might know I am a nanny ,but I was also preschool teacher for over three years. I feel my knowledge might help you guys out so I am starting a new segment called kid’s conner. I will give you  helpful tips that have worked for me when working and living with small children.

This week I want to give you hints on how to start preschool on right foot. 

  1. You may be amazed at how little preschool teachers make and let me tell you for the amount of work they do they should billion dollars a day. I am talking twelve dollars an hour.  So on the first day of school bring in a gift. It can be as simple as gift card to Starbucks or if you are crafty here are some great ideas from Pinterset. Oh and let me tell you stay away from Bath and Body works it seems to be everyones favorite gift and I use to give it away. Even the smallest gesture is appreciated.

  1. Come early on first day of school and talk to teacher. Ask them about themselves and get basic fell for them. Note anything that they are interested in. Being able to talk to teacher about anything will make it easier to talk to them about more difficult things. It is relationship that means you need to make an effort. Try checking-in daily if you can.     

  1.   This might seem obvious ,but treat the teacher like a person. Greet them and ask how they are. Tell funny stories about the child they are watching. Let them be part of your life by sharing part of yours. Volunteer for outings or parties if you can. They are fun to go to and it gives you feel for how the classroom runs. I myself have been to a lot of parties as teacher and as parent/ caregiver and it will only an hour or so. It's complete chaos and really is fun.  It take a village to rise a child and you want to be part of it.

I really hope you have a great school.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New in my Etsy store

I have some new items at available at my Etsy store here

As you might remember my Mother’s board game collection seen my pervious blog. I am putting some of these games up for sale and some handmade goods. 

So stop by to see them all.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Mad Hatter Tea party

We had mad hatter tea party this weekend. It went well. It is always a lot of work,but I was very happy with all the decorations. My wonderful mother in- law helped me with the food. Candice did the cookies and cupcakes. 

We had a good crowd and was nice to visit with family and friends.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Queen of hearts and card craft

It would not be wonderland without queen of hearts and her soldiers a deck of cards. So I decide to make a mobile of cards.  Really easy fishing line, cards and hole punch. Hole punch cards and tie fishing line to it. You can make it as simple or as complicated as you want. 

           Here are some more ideas for your cards.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Recipe card: Pesto rolls

It has been insanely hot here in Southern California and when weather is like this you never want to cook. I want to sit on the sofa and sweat. However, I saw on Pinterest a roll that had pesto in it. When I went to link the not only was it in another language , but they wanted me to make my own biscuit dough.  There was no way that was happening in this heat. So I simplified it by using  Pillsbury crescent rolls.

 What need :
Pesto we like Trader  Joe’s Pesto
Pillsbury crescent rolls
Cookie sheet

Open the rolls and spread out on cookie sheet ungreased. Open pesto and spread evenly on rolls and roll up into crescents. Throw in oven and fallow directions to cook the rolls on package, Enjoy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Handmade Tuesday: DIY fun party straws

Handmade Tuesday is party straws. Everyone these days loves to have straws with silly Prop attached to it so why not DIY it.

  • What you need:
  • Paper straws Kikkerland/ straws
  • Scrapbook paper 
  • Super glue
  • Die cutter moon shape/hearts whatever you want
  • Sharpie/ marker

Cut your shape out. I did half moon shapes and hearts.  I add with my pen a smiley face.Then take straw and super glue the cut out to the straw. let dry. Be careful to not super glue yourself to anything. Be silly.


Monday, August 20, 2012

Alice Wonderland/ Mad Hatter week

So this week you may feel like you fell down the  rabbit hole with me. That is because you have. I am living and breathing “Alice and Wonderland/ Mad hatter” crafts. 

This first thing I will share with you this week not really something you would use everyday. It is part of my outfit using the old wooden thread spoils.I made a sash.  

If you have lived under rock for last month or two you might not know that old wooden spoils are all the rage. So here are my top ideas of things to do with wooden spoils. Keep crafting.