I learned this way back in the day when I was in girl scouts. It’s the perfect family time craft in the spring/summertime.
Making a DIY Pine cone bird feeder!
First, you need to take the kids out on a pine cone hunt! You could even get some dollar store supplies before you head out on your journey. Grab a cool bag to collect them in, a little magnifying glass etc…then they will be all set to go on a super secret mission!
Then all you need to do is spread peanut butter on your pine cones, roll them in bird seed and hang them up! Easy Peasy!
Adrian isn’t old enough to make one himself but he is the best pine cone collector out there and he helped me pick just the right spot to hang it….
We hung the bird feeder and I put Adrian on the patio next to his Wagon to play while I went inside to grab the laptop. That way I could work on this post while he played in the yard.
To give you a better picture of the situation My laptop was at arms reach inside the back door, I was inside long enough for the screen door to close.
When I returned I see Adrian looking very confused.
Then I noticed that his cheek looked like a baseball player with chew in it.
Yes, I FREAKED OUT!
I swooped the mystery object out of his mouth IMMEDIATELY!!
What was it you ask?
I could see it as I pulled it out of his mouth and I screeched! It was seriously like something out of the movie Aliens.
That will teach me to leave him in the yard unsupervised for ANY amount of time!
He crunched a nice hole in the snail’s shell too (as you can see). So yeah, I had to dig tiny bits out of his mouth.
Then it was off to the bathroom to wash his mouth out and brush his teeth, which he loves.
So, for him, that confusing moment was over and he giggled the entire time.
Me? I’m not giggling….I’m grossed out.
Just a day in the life! 🙂
This weekend the weather was perfect for some fun in the yard
Thank you Nanny and Papa!
We check out all the pretty flowers
While I take pictures of my Hummingbirds.
Hope you enjoyed your weekend as much as we did.
Seriously, why is every Momma always out of Bread, Eggs and Milk? It’s always one or the other or ALL!
Thank goodness to meal planning, I only go grocery shopping once every two weeks (I’ll share my meal planning tips with you guys soon, we save so much money doing it). Since this weekend is one of my shopping weekends, we’re getting low on some things. Today I planned to have breakfast for dinner (One of our favorites! Honestly, who doesn’t LOVE Bfast for dins?)
Some Jimmy Dean maple and brown sugar sausage – my absolute favorite, Eggs – I eat mine fried with a runny yolk but since my fiancée thinks it’s absolutely disgusting…I make a large batch of scrambled eggs, some buttered toast and a nice cold glass of milk to drink it down. <—sounds perfect right?
Ok now let’s minus the bread and milk cause I’m OUT!
I don’t know if it’s just me but I can’t eat breakfast without some sort of bread. There’s gotta be toast, biscuits or an english muffin present or I won’t be satisfied.
The original recipe calls for:
- 2 cups of All-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 3/4 cup of sour cream (I used fat-free)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons of water (I doubled it to 3 tablespoons)
I’m sure that recipe would be perfect just how it is with some jam etc, if that’s the way you’re going but I wanted to add some savory za-za-zing to it.
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (I used mild)
Lets’ get baking!
Roll the dough out and cut your circles, as you can see I used a glass
(I don’t even have a circle cookie cutter, that’s how much I
Pre-heat your oven to 450 and bake between 13-15 minutes, depending on your oven.
(This is not shown in the picture but you will need to line your pan with foil or parchment paper)
This recipe yields 10 biscuits
and I don’t wanna get all Paula Deen on you but I definitely ate them with butter. Butter makes everything better (except your health)
They are fluffy, chewy, cheesy, and so good!
Enjoy!! (Unless you’re on a diet) 🙂
This morning I made a big batch of yogurt covered treats for Adrian. He’s been teething and recently just got his second tooth. The poor stinker is miserable, but these (and Tylenol) take his mind of things for a bit :).
Yogurt covered Cheerios to start! I used Organic Strawberry/Banana Yogurt.
I mix them up really good so they are covered on all sides. Then just pop them in the freezer for about 20 minutes so they set up.
I make him bananas too…