Petunia Pickle Bottom Outlet Sale

Starts today, 8 am Pacific time.

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I’m not shopping today. BC already told me he’s getting me a new diaper bag for Mother’s Day….from the top of my closet. Jerk.

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Gratuitous Easter Clothes Picture

Yes. Yes that is the best shot we could get of Campbell. Why do you ask?

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And oldie, but a goodie

Happy Easter!

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Lip Gloss

Whilst (love that word) we were tie dyeing eggs, Macy had a couple of friends over. They were B-O-R-E-D. Apparently grown women talking about childbirth and cutting up sweaty old dude neck ties does not equal the best time 8 and 9 year old girls have ever had. Heh. Who knew? Anyway, Macy has this book. There are directions in it for making lip gloss. The book went missing right about the time we started making the gloss, but it’s really simple. All you need is petroleum jelly and flavored drink mix (aka Kool Aid — you’ll probably want to use a pink or red flavor).

The directions say to empty the packet of drink mix into a bowl and then add water to make a paste. This will seriously take way way WAY less water than you think…like a couple of drops. Then you’re supposed to add petroleum jelly and stir it all up. If you do this, you will end up with a color that is not appropriate to be worn by anyone who is not a hooker. I would suggest that you put the petroleum jelly in another bowl and add the drink mix paste to it in VERY SMALL amounts until the desired color is achieved.

Put it into containers and you’re done! We found the containers at Dollar Tree (8 for $1) in the craft aisle.
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Tie Dyed Eggs

A couple of neighbors came over yesterday afternoon and we decided to try this. I bought a lot of 100 ties on Ebay 3 or 4 years ago when I made Macy a tie skirt, a la Blossom, so we used the leftovers.


***Still can’t upload pics from my computer. Apparently it’s an issue with Vista? Blech.***

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New computer = no pictures

We bought a new computer in like December and finally hooked it up. Unfortunately, every time I try to upload a picture, the whole system freezes up. Too bad for you. I had some good crap to post tonight, too. Maybe I’ll raid BC’s laptop whilst he’s out….

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Freezer Jam

The project this weekend was freezer jam. I got 24 jars done Saturday night and another 6 jars done on Sunday. I discovered a new product…Ball’s No Cook Freezer Jam Fruit Pectin. I’ve made jam for years, but I’d always used regular pectin and just followed their freezer jam instructions. Never again. I’m hooked on the new stuff for sure. Why?

No boiling
No adding lemon juice
No 4 cups of sugar per batch (only 1.5 cups to 4 cups of fruit with this stuff)
No stirring for hours ’til all that sugar is dissolved
And, it’s cheaper

I got about 6 8oz containers per batch, even though the package says it yields 5.

I also found these. Love ‘em!

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Breakfast of Champions

Macy has orchestra Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:30, even when she’s off track. I think that’s cruel and unusual punishment. Thankfully, my fabulous neighbor Tara picks Macy up and I go back to bed. Don’t judge. My nearly 1 year old *just* started sleeping through the night last week. I’m TIRED.

When I finally rolled out of bed the other day, I found this:

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