So many things catch my eye each week which I want to share with you. I’m starting a weekend roundup to share a few of my favorite things. Enjoy!
I am totally in love with the Love Bugs featured in 40 Easy Valentine’s Day Desserts for Kids from Classy Mommy. I’m not in love with the red food dye. Hmmm. I think I’m going to see if I can modify these with fruit-based candies from Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods.
If you need to gussy up a dessert at the last minute for Valentine’s Days, make some simple heart-shaped dessert toppers using scrap paper and tooths (source Crafting a Green World). If you have a little time, add a name to each one and a few sparkles.
There’s something in having a short list on those days when I feel overwhelmed. Usually, I have a lot of outside commitments that pop up at the last minute, or I didn’t think about the flow of my day when I scheduled something. In Zen Productivity, Leo Babuto shares 8 tips for managing the anxiety-ridden days including making your list short and not touching your inbox or email.
How I Tricked My Family into Saving Money from Laura Quinn on Yahoo News
I’ve built several of my vegetable beds using the Lasagna Gardening method. Homestead Mania explains how to use cardboard, normally thrown away or tossed in the recycling bin, to turn a lawn into a vegetable bed. Cardboard makes a great weed barrier when you recapturing part of your lawn.
Sunday Afternoon Craft Time with Kids
Mothers of Cub Scouts know it’s Pinewood Derby time. Sugar Bee Crafts shared tips for making a fast Pinewood Derby car while staying within regulations for the Derby.