Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Evidence of my domesticity

Some of you may not believe I have great homemaking skills. Maybe due to the fact that I can't thread a sewing machine, I don't use exotic spices and my craft supplies consist of a box of crayons and a tablet of construction paper? Well, today I am going to prove you wrong with my photo evidences (is that plural? or should it be 'evidi' as in 'cacti'? ehhhhh, I'll google it later). Anyway, enjoy!

EXHIBIT A: Proof that I do not let a penny go to waste. After spending LOTS of pennies on this jar of Nutella (those commercials where the kids eat it on whole wheat toast sold me!) I made sure that we didn't prematurely throw the container away. I think after this picture was taken I still managed to make it last on another whole loaf of bread.....




EXHIBIT B: Hub had a Birthday and wanted some weird fruity thing called pineapple upside down cake. Bless his heart though-- he remembered he was going out of town the next day for several days and the rest of us would not be able to consume the leftovers so he opted for a more family friendly mint ice cream cake. I think the picture actually makes it look prettier than it really was....

Exhibit C: Valentine's Day containers. Ethan wanted a simple box that he basically mauled with markers. And by the time it made it to school on Monday he'd added pirate flags and toothpicks and all sorts of paraphernalia. Ike went for the classic milk jug look. Replete with blond wig, Santa hat, and warthog teeth. Mitch was the smart one who kept his from last year. I even think there was still candy in it...... 


Exhbit D: I am most proud of this accomplishment even if my jealous sister said they looked 'homemade'. I found an online tutorial for no-sew tutus and made some for my girlies for V Day. It was embarrassingly easy and quick and I'd make some for the whole family if I could get my boys into ballet.

 There are a ton more ways in which I am a homemaking goddess and would induce Martha Stewart into salivating with envy, but I only had pictures of the above. Use your imagination to wonder what I do with my ground wheat.....

11 comments:

T said...

I think the tutus are cute (see how I resisted saying "tutu cute"... you're welcome)

I always love when the valentine boxes get used for multiple years, too much work for 15 minutes of fame.

that said... I did nearly force Maryn to build a new one with me this year... because last year's was a bit of a parental embarrassment (she made it in school) and I had a great idea :) Now we just have to hope that she is still into Rapunzel for the next 4 years.

cold cocoa said...

Wow- did Noelle do most of the legwork on the cake? The thing is, we all know it tasted great. I think a great skill is knowing where you can cut back your time. Baby, you chose right.

I don't know what your sister was talking about, because those tutus look boutique-quality. No, really- you know they all look pretty much the same but the price on some of those? 25 buckaroos? I want to see you in yours now.

stephanie said...

I already knew you were a domestic goddess! but that is hard to hide from someone you lived with for the best years of your life.

The tutus are adorable and so are the girls in them.

The Allreds said...

I want to know the secret of how to make the tutus easily. I made one for Sara for Halloween and it was a BEAST! Should have looked online for a "tutorial!"
And anyone who values a trifle bowl and knows how to use it(and wouldn't give that type of wedding gift away) is a domestic goddess to me! I might have a picture of one of your beauties you could add : )

T Daley said...

LOVE the tutus! You are AMAZING! (but we already knew that)

Nicole said...

I think you are pretty amazing! I love the tutu's.

Heidi said...

You rock! And the mint ice cream cake has me salivating. My fave thing ever--now that I am old I can't eat mint or wheat. Or sugar. Weep for me.

LC said...

You're totally in charge of the ladies craft this year. Can't wait. Should I bring my wheat grinder?

Diana said...

I know, I know---that Nutella commercial was very convincing. Which is why I buy their product now at Sam's Club. And every container gets scraped to the last chocolatey bit.

Sher said...

I love your kind of domesticity -- it's kind of like mine except I haven't even had a child that asked for a Valentine's box for years. Perhaps I just don't get the memo and that is why Jake brought his home wrapped in his broken coat? I would have totally been the hero if I had thought to make tutus when my girls were little. I could make them some now but ... well it would make me laugh if they put them on.

Matt and Cristina said...

I love all the ideas I get from your blog... getting kids to eat whole wheat toast with Nutella, how to recycle empty milk cartons, and of course the tutus...I'm all ears if there's no sewing involved!