Thursday, November 29, 2012

Portable North Pole - Real Life Santa Videos

As Christmas is nearing, our little Santa believers are becoming very anxious! Portable North Pole offers an amazing video personalized just for your little ones. Not only is the video amazing, but it is free. You can purchase the HD quality video for download for only $6.99. I purchased the above video, and it is the exact same video you receive free, just downloadable and in HD. Both of my children will get to view their videos from Santa today, I'm just hoping they are as excited as I am. "Keep the magic alive!"

My 3 year old's reaction to this video:
My 23 month old's reaction to the video:

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Day #2 Of Sanity


My 23-month old's attention span with the playdough was very minimal, which is expected for most activities at this age(Unless, of course, it's something they know they are not allowed to mess in). On the other hand, my 3 year old, could have played all day. He was busy kneading, poking, and rolling out the dough. They both enjoyed the fact that you could mold animals out of the dough. I, of course, was dubbed the molder, making elephants, dinosaurs, kittens, and whatever else their little hearts desired.


Instead of exploring the millions of possibilities playdough provides, Natalie was busy meddlin' in the miniature Christmas Town on our bar counters.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Homemade Playdough Recipe

My sanity for tomorrow starts tonight, with homemade Playdough for tomorrow's adventures.
This is a widely known recipe for homemade Playdough. It smells & feels just like the PlayDoh brand.
-3 cups of flour
-2 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil
-3 Cups of Water
-1 Tablespoon of Cream of Tartar
-1 1/2 Cups of Salt
-Food Coloring(Jell-O Mix, or Kool-Aid Packet can be used to color)


Mix all of the ingredients in a large pot.
Begin cooking on Medium-Low heat. (I left my stovetop temperature inbetween the 2.5, and 3.)
Stir frequently. (Towards the end you will be constantly stirring because the mixture will feel as if it is sticking to the bottom.)

The mixture will start pulling away from the sides of the pan in about 10-15 minutes, and will feel almost impossible to stir.
When the mixture looks like the picture above, remove from heat.
Let the mixture sit, and cool.

Remove the mixture from pot, and place on a piece of wax paper.
Start kneading it until it looks smooth like the above picture.

P.S. If your mixture feels a bit sticky, and not so playdough-like, DO NOT FRET :), stick it in the fridge after kneading for a quick consistency change.

This will be tomorrow's adventures for my little ones. Every child is different, so I will be updating you all on how long my children were entertained, and the outcome of their playdough creations. :)

-Hooray for sanity adventures!



I have been a young, single mother for quite some time now. I am 23 years old, with two toddlers, ages 3, and 2. On top of my children not being in daycare, I am a full-time student, and a nanny to a crawler. I have decided to blog my sane, not so sane moments, and the small to big things that have helped my sanity.