Ice Skating, Ice, Ice, & More Ice!!

This Winter we are trying out some new activities in our home. One of which is Ice Skating. Not sure we are ready for the Olympics but we are certainly enjoying our time spent at the rink. 

I recently found a post on how to make this cute little “Ice Skating Rink” complete with an ice skater. I of coarse had to do it since it coordinated so well with our new hobby. If you make one…be sure to leave me a comment with a link back to yours so I can check it out!!

Supplies Needed:

  • White Card-stock
  • Blue crayon 
  • Blue Water Color, paintbrush, water
  • Salt
  • Cotton Balls
  • Green Construction paper for trees
  • Glue & Scissors 
  • Choose your Skater
  • Crayons (for coloring your skater)
  • Cardboard (optional) we used this as the base and then glued our pond on top for sturdiness 

How to;

First color a pond shape onto your white cardstock. Then, cut and glue to your card board for sturdiness. Taking the blue water color paint…paint over your colored drawing. Sprinkle with salt to give your pond a glistening affect.

To create skating marks in the ice while it is still wet take anything pointy but not too sharp (a retracted pen, the end of kids scissors, etc.)

While the pond is drying color your skater, make trees (out of green construction paper), and glue cotton balls around the outside edge of your pond (making snow).

Lastly cut and glue your skater and trees in place (careful to leave a tab on the end of both for folding…this is so they will stand)

Voila…you have your own indoor skating pond!

We have also been busy learning about the Arctic, Polar Bears, and Penguins…so I made these yummy treats last night!!

You Need;
Ice Cream
Ice Cream Sandwich
Whip Cream
Chocolate chips

These were super easy and very yummy!! 1 scoop of ice cream on each plate, cut an ice cream sandwich for ears, form the face using whip cream (as much or little as you would like)…you could also use coconut for fur but my kids won’t eat it. Using the chocolate chips give your new friend some eyes and a nose!!

Boo says…”mmmm…thats good Mommy”!!

Ice Cream Garbage Bowl

January is well upon us and when all else fails eat “Ice Cream”!! Well, that motto works in my family at least. This year has thrown us a few curve balls as the new year always has a tendency to do so for my family. We have had some really bad days, some good days, and we have some new adventures up and coming!!

In order to rid our house of the insane amount of holiday candy, cookies, etc. we all made a “garbage sundae” with all the fixings. Can you say yummy? We added sprinkles, caramel, chocolate syrup, M&M’s, little candy’s, crushed cookies, and basically anything that was sitting around left over from the holidays. What didn’t go in the bowl went in the garbage!! What a great way to get rid of all of those half eaten bags of unnecessary junk food.

Pumpkin is in deep thought. I know in her mind she was trying to figure out how to make it last!!

Now onto business;

I have recently switched from SAHM to WAHM…now I say that but truth, is I don’t think I have ever really stopped working since I had children. I have cleaned houses, created businesses, sold on Etsy, babysat, this that and 100 other things to make a few extra dollars. I am blessed to not necessarily “have to” work, but I think it is just in my blood. I do not know any different. Interestingly enough, I do not typically go “find” work it always seems to “find” me.

This year two very exciting opportunities have “found me”and I’m excited to share them with all of you!! I am working for my Dad’s Real-Estate firm and I will also be taking on an up and coming freelance writing position.

More details to come!!