Roo's Casa

August 12, 2009, 4:49 pm
Filed under: Crafts, Kids, Summer

IMG_7829IMG_7824train We found these great stencils at our local book store.  The stencils come in a little book with about 6 stencils in them.  They are made by Dover Publishers and were only a dollar for each little book.


Super Mario Brothers: Gummies and Perler Beads
August 6, 2009, 11:52 pm
Filed under: Christmas, Crafts, Gifts, Kids, Summer

IMG_7752IMG_7753IMG_7754IMG_7758 My six year old is crazy for Super Mario and he happened to spy these gummy candies at Target today.  He also made these Perler Bead mushrooms.  There are tons of these designs on Flickr.  I just looked closely at the design and wrote down the pattern row by row.  He is planning to make more of these designs for his Christmas presents. They are supposed to be coasters.

Strawberry Smoothie: Dairy Free
August 5, 2009, 5:21 pm
Filed under: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Recipes, Summer

My family loves Jamba Juice and so I have been trying to find a similar recipe to the all fruit strawberry one.  I adapted our recipe off this one on  Recipe Zaar.  Here is our version:

1 cup apple strawberry kiwi juice ( I found this juice in the frozen section)

1 cup frozen strawberries (about 5 1/4 ounces)

1/2 cup frozen sliced bananas (2 1/2 oz)

1/2 cup- 3/4 cup ice ( we like more ice so I tend to use 3/4 cup) (I have been using 1 cup lately)  

Blend all of these ingredients in a blender.  I do have to stop every now and then to mix it to make sure the blender chops up all the chunks.  The makes a very tall glass of strawberry smoothie.