Where have these 10 years Gone?

Always Happy!

Sweet Brother...today!
Those eyes!

Always a great smile
A true Knight at heart

Already thinking about his 3rd slice!

Loves his little sister!

No more baby face!

Happy 10th Everett!

Wednesday is Create Day

Start of a Vet Playset

Wednesday is now dedicated to be my create day! So I thought we would have a little fun! I have been doing lots of painting for orders and stocking up. All thought it is always great to get to paint it can get a little dull. I decided to take one day a week to put the orders aside a just create. I have a HUGE list of ideas and things I want to make but don't get the time to do them.

Paint in rows for stock and orders

 This decision has renewed my spirit and now I have this lovely day to look forward to right in the middle of my week. I also get a great satisfaction at getting to do giveaways and sharing my creations with others. I decided instead of doing it for someone else blog, I would do it on my facebook page and blog here.

Custom Playbox $114.00 value


So here is how we will do it:

Go to my facebook page: 


Enter an idea for a playset/playbox and you get (one) entry at winning it.
If we get a few good ideas we will vote to narrow it down to just one, everyone will get to watch me create it on my blog and then the contest will happen her where you can enter more times to win!


Educational Toys

These painted toys are part of my Educational Toys. These are great for learning pattern making, sorting, counting, and adding to other elements for preschool learning.
 Education needs to be hands on for all ages but mostly for under 5 years old when the road map of the brain is being laid out. Early education in a book and on the computer is good but hands on learning makes a connection to what they are learning.

Pattern Making Mushrooms

Rainbow sorting mushrooms and sorting bowls

24 Counting Mushrooms

Stand and Fight

Where did the fight go? When did the people who stood up against the wrongs in this world get so "tired"? I am talking about this law, CPSIA. I am reading and hearing so much about people giving up. It makes me mad; it makes me cry. I think of our ancestors and how hard they fought for us to have the freedoms that we have.  Where would we be if they didn't fight, if they gave up?

I know many are trying to stay "positive" and change...

Phebe Phillips Commencement Address from Taylor Davis on Vimeo.

....but this just made me cry. As I watched her give this speech, I envisioned our Great Women standing behind her in their sashes, standing strong for Women's Suffrage with tears in their eyes. What would they say to us?  Would they be proud? They had the same fears and the same things they would lose ( kids, families, etc), yet they fought not just for their own rights, but mine and yours! Many went to jail to stand  up for their rights; would you? They fought for every generation that followed them, as we must for the next generation. This CPSIA Law is wrong. It will destroy the handmade and small businesses that provide quality items to babies and children.

Let's not throw in the towel and give up until we fight. We have not even begun to fight. The day the call goes out I will be ready... ready to put down my paint brush, pack up the 4 kids, gather the organic snacks and meet you in DC to march and fight...I will even make the signs!

Who is with me?
For more information about this Law:

Too Hot to Cook - Crock Pot Chicken Wings

Summer Cooking on Planet Glurple
I have a few tricks for summer cooking. Fire up the grill or pull out the crock pot. I love crock pot cooking but the secret is all in the timing. If you do it right, plan what you will make, thaw any meat in the fridge over night, add ingredients in the morning, and you will eat a wonderful meal at dinner with little effort. This is great for the busy working parent and the stay at home mom who never really gets to stay home!!

So lets start of with something easy and fun!
Crock Pot Wings!!

This is a really flexible recipe and you can add to it as you see fit.
1-2 lbs. of Chicken Wings
1/3 Cup of Soy Sauce ( Wheat Free Brand for those that are on a gluten free diet)
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of ginger (fresh or ground)
1 Tablespoon of Honey
1/3 Cup of minced onions (I used green onions)

Put it all in the crock pot cook on low for 6 -8 hours

Crock Pot Chicken Wings with a Side of Pan Fried Potatoes

Stocking Day - Hyena Cart

At noon today (E.S.T.), the team shop over at Hyena Cart will be newly stocked with fresh, beautiful handmade natural kids gear. Hyena Cart is an online shopping site focussed on handcrafted family-friendly and earth-friendly items.

Lots of items are one of a kind, and all are made by artisans from the NaturalKids team behind this blog.

Part of the shop update includes these beautiful pieces:

a mini pink Waldorf baby doll (by PolarBearCreations)

6 natural wooden eggs from ImaginationKids

organic baby wipes from CurlyMonkey

wooden ocean wave stacker by TheEnchantedCupboard

organic baby sheep blanket from SewnNatural

originally posted on NaturalKids Blog