Monthly Archives November 2011

Foiled Again

A few weeks ago, I was thrilled when I found a brand new “Elf on a Shelf” kit at our local thrift store for $8.00.  Basically, this elf shows up around the holidays and hangs out in various locations in your home.  Each night, the elf races back to the North Pole to report on…
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Red Cabbage

In my family, we have a rather odd traditional Thanksgiving dish. My parents meshed dishes from each of their family’s heritage to come up with our typical turkey day menu. From my dad’s German roots, we get pickled red cabbage. It is somewhat like sauerkraut, but sightly sweeter and more flavorful. While others might crinkle…
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Getting ready for baby… 4 months in advance.

I am not a very neat or organized person. I’ve never even really wanted to be one. My mom…. She is very neat and organized. Like obsessively so. (Though she will deny it, trust me – I’m the one who had to live with her.) My penchant for “piles-o-crap” (as she calls them) drives her…
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Smacksy Sunday Links

photo Thanks to my friend Spider for pointing me in the direction of the glorious Dog Fort. Enjoying this peek into Lucy Chadwick’s homes from The Selby via Zara. And Lovely Owl, of course, Lovely Owl. Happy Sunday.
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Saturday Six: The Non-Grinch List

Lest you think my heart has grown two sizes too small, here’s a happier list of things I DO like this time of year. 1)  Holiday Cards Christmas Cards are like reading People Magazine articles about people you actually know. Call me crazy, but I actually LOVE getting holiday cards.  I love seeing how people’s…
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Friday Freebie: Falling Leaf Language Activity

I was checking out some other speech therapy blogs this week and came across a great post from Jenna at Speech Room News on how she used some foam leaves to work on “wh” questions with her students. Her post inspired me to think up a fun activity to target toddler and preschool language skills…
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Crock-pot Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Tonight, I promise you easy… easy like a sunshiney day easy. (You know… I’ve never really understood that phrase… but I digress…) Crock-Pot Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup serves: um… at least 6, lol cook time: 6 hours total Ingredients: 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup 2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth…
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Paper Roll Turkey

It’s the last Thanksgiving craft before the big day.  This is a great one to have the kids do while you are preparing  the most hyped meal of the year.  I bet most of you already have the supplies for this fun kids craft.      And if you don’t now, you will soon. Supplies…
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A Very Smacksy Thanksgiving Menu

Okay, so I haven’t posted recipes in a long time, but Thursday is Turkey Day and I assume you’re all still eaters . If you’re here in the States, you may be wanting these recipes about now, and if you’re somewhere else, you might want to go for it anyway, because this stuff is just…
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Painting with Cups

Today we played with cups again (hence the title of my post, no?). I wanted to do something that she could really get into, and mess is usually best! I got all the supplies together, and I decided we’d learn about size and the relationships of size difference. I set everything up, and after I…
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