Friday, 19 October 2012

Rebel sleepers

I'm not sure what's normal for how kids like to sleep. I thought a bed.

Since about July, Bella & Ben have been sleeping on the floor of their bedrooms (only sleeping in their beds a small handful of times).

Now that Finley's on the move... I put him to bed on his back - with his head on the left (the head of the bed)... And whenever I come back in he's done a 180* and is on his tummy.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

My new fave way to make KALE CHIPS

Kale... Mmmm
I'm kinda addicted to this green goodness. (hence my coffee & kale chip breakfast today)

Last night I made (and ate so fast and burnt my mouth) the best batch yet!

Maple-sesame kale chips

Fill a baking sheet with washed, dried, and torn kale.
If you're smarter than I was, you'll use parchment paper to line the sheet.
Toss kale (or massage) with a few tablespoons of oil. (I used olive, but I'm pretty sure coconut oil will be my next and most delish way).
Then drizzle with 2-3 (or more if you've got a real sweet tooth) tablespoons of pure maple syrup. (again, you can massage, or toss).
Then sprinkle the kale with 2-3 tablespoons of sesame seeds.

(you can do this at almost any temp. I prefer to not go above 300 though. @ 300 degrees, they take about 20 mins.
You can go much lower, ie, 100-110 to preserve more nutrients, but this takes much longer).

Check on them about half way through baking.

Cool (very important step... Just ask my roof of my mouth and tongue)

Eat!! (repeat!)


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Word game

A few days ago I printed a few sight words on cue cards (really, I've been meaning to do this for what seems like years).
The kids play memory with it (so there's two of each word, they match them).
We started with some sight words (like: and, the, me, is..) and quickly added our family and pet names.
The kids can read almost all if them... Even still two year old Ben! It's pretty cool, those kiddos amaze me sometimes.
I guess it goes to show what a young child's brain is capable of!
(they now ask to play first thing in the morning some days, instead of tv!)

Monday, 1 October 2012

A few mini makeovers!

Every once in a while I crave change... I get antsy and need an update!

Here are a couple before and afters:

Bangs, and a slip covered sofa!!
Thanks to my gal buddies Eryn @ Bouj (sofa) & Chantelle @ Code Red salon

Hmmmm, what's next? (I'll probably change a room around..)
(cant rotate)