Saturday, August 28, 2010

Back To Basics~Homemade Happiness

{I am a woman on a mission. A mission to declutter our home and our lives. To make more and buy less. To find the things we truly love in life and hold onto them. A mission to get back to basics. The progress is slow as I work full time (at home) and have a husband and baby to care for. However, what I have accomplished has made a great improvement in our lives.}


First let me explain something, each of our daycare children have their own assigned color: red, blue, green ,teal, orange, pink, yellow, and purple. We use these colors for everything possible (sippy cups, wash cloths, plates, bowls, silverware, band aids...etc). It's become kinda fun to try to match colors to children.

Today is our little purple girl's second birthday. For her little party here at daycare, we made homemade playdough. Pretty purple playdough that is, with a lovely light lavender scent.

1 cup flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
1 tbsp. oil
Purple food coloring
5 drops of lavender oil

Mix dry ingredients; add wet. Cook low until ball forms. Knead until cool. Add flour if sticky.

The children love to make and play with playdough (especially the scented kind). We've also made chocolate, using cocoa powder instead of food coloring and lavender oil.

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