So... a compilation, huh? Yep. Let me introduce myself. My name is Kelley and I am the mother of two wonderful children, Maddie and Spencer. We also have three crazy, but loveable dogs- Roxy, Norman and Penney. My husband, Allan is a fantastic, hardworking entrepreneur who makes sure we are all well taken care of.
Because we're always crazy busy, I'm always looking for things to make my life easier. That's where the compilation comes in. I scour the internet (especially Pinterest) and find things to not only entertain my kids, but also cut down on my cleaning time, my cooking time and last but not least, (if it ever happens), my work out time. Basically anything to make my life easier and more fun.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sneaky Leprechaun Feet

So... a compilation, huh?  Yep.  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Kelley and I am the mother of two wonderful children, Maddie  (9) and Spencer (7).  Of course, everyone says their children are wonderful, right?  We're supposed to- we're mothers!  Haha!  Well anyway, we also have three crazy, loveable (but not  always wonderful) dogs- Roxy (9), Norman (6) and Penney (2).  My husband, Allan is a fantastic, hardworking entrepreneur who makes sure we are all well taken care of.

Paints a rosy picture, right?  Now, let me tell you... I "homeschool" my kids through an online public school.  Not gonna lie.  It. Can. Be. Rough.  While I love my kids, my dogs and my husband, our crazy busy schedule and the kids being always around makes me look for things to make my life easier.  That's where the compilation comes in.  I scour the internet (especially Pinterest) and find things to not only entertain my kids, but also cut down on my cleaning time, my cooking time and last but not least, (if it ever happens), my work out time.  Basically anything to make my life easier and more fun.

So... This past weekend was St. Patrick's day.  I tried to be all cutsey and make "Shamrock Shake" cupcakes.  Okay.  I go to the store, pick up white cake mix, Duncan Hines Frosting Creations starter and their chocolate mint flavoring.  We're good to go, right?  Nope!  I started mixing everything together and realized we're out of eggs!  Good thing bananas can be substituted for eggs... Not so good when you've added peppermint extract to the batter...  My daughter said, "These taste like banana bread with a hint of mint."  Let's just say, attempt at fun failed.

Well I felt bad about the failed cupcakes, so I decided the "leprechaun" needed to come.  (Since they are no longer in Brick and Mortar (B&M) public school I try to make sure they're not left out of holiday festivities.)  This attempt at fun did wonderfully!  The little leprechaun snuck in the house, left footprints all over the shower and bathtub, peed green pee in the toilet (complete with footprints) and absolutely trashed the kids' bathroom.  The kids were so suprised the next morning when they woke up!

Here's a picture of the footprints on the shower wall:
 
Now, you may be asking, "How did those sneaky, little leprechauns leave their footprints on the wall?"
I will tell you how!

1. Make sure your kids are fast asleep.
2. Sneak into their bathroom or whereever the leprechaun will be leaving footprints.
3. Take watercolor paints (sold at any craft store or some grocery stores.) I used the little cheap-o ones that the kids had to get at the beginning of the school year.  These are easy to wash off skin (aka no evidence), and easy to wash off surfaces (aka little-no mess for mom).
4. Make a fist. 
5. Paint the side of your hand green.
6. Press your hand whereever leprechaun footprints are needed. (Use right hand for right foot, left hand for left foot).
7. Dot paint above hand print for toes.
8. Continue as needed!

I hope that gives you some ideas for next year.  I hope to see you all next time for some more of my wonderful compilation!
-Kelley-

No comments:

Post a Comment