Turtle Power!

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Heroes in a half shell, Turtle Power!

My boys are really into the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles right now. So when Eli’s school sent out a note asking for cake donations for a cake walk at his upcoming school carnival, I figured I’d bring out the old cake pans and practice up! I had to make sure I could still do it. My mom gave me my old cake pans a few years back on a trip home, so I decided to bring out my trusty 30-year-old TMNT cake head! I bet my brothers remember this one, I probably made 50 of them when I was little.

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Lego Heads


If you know my son, Eli, you know how obsessed with LEGOs he is. How exciting to have another builder in the family :) Anyway, it was raining this past Sunday so I pulled out the candy melts for a little LEGO treat. We actually had everything at the house for this, so we didn’t even need to get out of our PJs. How awesome is that? They were just so easy to make, here’s how…

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Hickory Bench

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ME! I just went home for a quick trip to South Dakota, and this fabulous surprise was waiting for me when I got back. Jameson made it! How totally awesome, I’m so impressed!!!!

We had a big snowstorm in Oct 2011 that took a bunch of our trees down. We had to remove some of our massive pines, and as the workers were removing them, they said we should keep the nice hickory tree that had fallen in our front yard. So… we dumped it in the empty lot next to us (the one we don’t own, shame on us) and completely forgot about it. Well, I forgot about it. Clearly Jameson did not. He said he always wanted to do something cool with it, and he liked the simple bench that I built for the GO deck. So while I was away with the boys, he brought it to a saw mill in Burlington, CT. They ran it through for $20. My table saw wouldn’t have been able to handle that size cut.

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