January 29, 2009


It sure has been rewarding this winter, being EVER so practical and making zany projects-for our home...virtually free...with common household items found around the house! It's things like this...that adds a little sparkle to all of our days and hopefully good memories to look back on! Tommie and I dug through the recycle bin and pulled out odds and ends to use-to freeze colored water in... we set them outside (for two days!) and them brought them in...we made candle holder centerpieces out of them!

My in-laws came over for birthday dinner... and although I made an "upside down rhubarb cake"...too ugly to show.... (but very good!) we celebrated with this ice cake!

Sometime, I'll have to tell you about our kitchen table! Okay, how about now? We have a rectangle shaped table...we ordered a piece of glass for the top..I decorate "under the glass"...depending on the time of year! This week was a big birthday week....so I bought plain lime green wrapping paper...ran it the length of the table...sprinkled foil confetti over it and then set the glass on top! Normally, our world map resides there.... which has been a tremendous learning tool...without even trying! It has aided me in teaching geography...I mean, when you eat three meals a day--looking down...staring at the map...how can you not know where Easter Island is? smile-wink-nod!

Here's a picture of how we started this project...... by the way, we used food coloring and washable paint! And, I tucked handfuls of snow around the yellow candle above... I used tea candles- which burned for about two hours........

I'm off to blog about PROJECT AUTOMATON! See you over at TWISTED EDUCATION!


Diosa Domestica De La Locura said...

Your home is amazing!


~Byn There said...

Just stopping by to be impressed and amazed as always. But really I think you should have shown the ugly cake so the rest of us don't feel as inferior. (smile)

Lisa said...

Wow, that is really cool! I wondered what you were going to do with the colored ice. In fact, I was even wondering about it in the shower this AM! LOL Tell me please where you ordered glass for your table and exactly how you did that. And is it expensive? We have a big rectangular dining table and I think it would be cool to put stuff under there.

Wee Pip said...

I love your table, that is so neat! We could really use a map right under our noses at all times - so many times a place name comes up and we scrounge around the house for a map or a globe.

rainydaymichele said...

Great ideas! I've thought about doing that to our dining room table for awhile now!