Homemade Play Dough

Rainy days are the best to work on crafty projects. Today I decided Jillian was ready to play with some play dough.  A friend of mine gave me this recipe and it works fantastic! Most play dough recipes are really grainy and do not feel like real play dough. This one however comes out almost like the real thing!

Homemade Play Dough

2 cup flour
1 cup salt
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
mix dry ingredients together

2 cups water
2 tablespoons oil
food coloring (typically whole bottle full if it’s the small ones from the store)
mix wet ingredients together in separate bowl

Mix all ingredients into one bowl.

Cook over medium heat until dough looks like mashed potatoes.

Knead until cool. Play and enjoy!

Store in airtight container

It get's thick like mashed potatoes

 

 

Wordless Wednesday

Making Sushi

On of the items on my 30 before Thirty is to try my hand at making my own sushi. When groupon had a coupon for a sushi making class I just couldn’t resist! Adrian and I had an amazing time! The other people who were registered for the class never showed up so Adrian and I had a private lesson with the chef! We made 1 hand roll, 1 cut roll, and 5 pieces of sushi. If you live near us and are interested here is the website http://www.rollingsushiworkshops.com/ . The Chef was talking about adding some advanced courses. Adrian and I are considering it since we had so much fun with the class.

Sarah's Sushi

 

Adrian's Sushi

 

 

 

 

 

Scrapbooking Olivia’s First Year

Here are my scrapooks for Olivia’s first year! I am so happy that it is finally done!  This is one more thing to cross off my 30 before Thirty list!  From now on my scrapbooks will include both of the girls 🙂

Click here to view this photo book larger

 

Click here to view this photo book larger

Click here to view this photo book larger

Thank You Natalia

Our good friend Natalia is taking a screen printing class. She chose to do a Andy Warhol inspired print using a picture of the girls. Here is the end result, they are so fun!!

Discovery Science Center

The Discovery Science Center currently has a Sesame Street exhibit. Jillian and Olivia had fun exploring the different activities. They loved dancing with Grover and playing in Hooper’s Store.

After exploring the Sesame Street exhibit we played with the main exhibits. The girls really enjoyed the toddler area because there were blocks and a slide, go figure haha.

 

The Discovery Science Center currently has a Sesame Street exhibit. Jillian and Olivia had fun exploring the different activities. They loved dancing with Grover and playing in Hooper’s Store.

After exploring the Sesame Street exhibit we played with the main exhibits. The girls really enjoyed the toddler area because there were blocks and a slide, go figure haha.

 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This year was a pretty uneventful St. Patrick’s Day. I worked in the morning and then did homework when I got home. I did get to play with the girls for a little, here are some hipster pictures from my phone haha. My camera is missing and I’m concerned it may have been stolen. 🙁 We can’t seem to find it anywhere!!! Have you seen it? Found it!

I’m opening it up

So up until now I’ve made my posts comment free. I think that with my new design(Adrian recently finished)  I’m going to open up my comments to everyone. Since this is a personal blog I will be monitoring the first posts (I hate spam). This is why your comment may not show up immediately. This should be fun, not everyone is on Facebook so this is a way for other’s to comment on things going on in the Barnes’ household. Ahh the world of blogging has sucked me in. I have so many subscriptions in my Google Reader it’s ridiculous. Thank goodness for my Evo and a Reader app. I get to fuel my addiction on the go!

Wordless Wednesday

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VEGAS!!!

My girlfriends and I spent the weekend in Vegas for a bachelorette extravaganza! We had such a blast being silly in Vegas! Here are some pictures that document our adventures.

New Lipstick!! (30 before Thirty) I received a complement on it by a Michael Jackson impersonator.

I broke my heal, and Nolan, the director of something, was able to find black duct tape to repair my shoe, I was able to enjoy the rest of the night.