February 21, 2010

new blog

Hi, Looks like I'm quitting, because I have more passion for toys and games than for housekeeping. Sad, isn't it?

So, my sister and I started writing about fun things over here: sestrenki.blogspot.com

"sestrenki" means "sisters" in Russian. But it's a pet word (more or less: sestra=sister, sestrenka=sis), and it can apply to both sisters and cousins.

Please, come over.

February 3, 2010

This made my day.

Source: blog.craftzine.com

January 16, 2010

Sock dust-buster

A frugal tip of the day is Reuse your old socks as dust busters! Slip one on your hand and give those shelves, baseboards, window sills a quick swipe.

January 8, 2010

January 1, 2010

Happy New Year, my friends.
May all your dreams come true.


December 14, 2009

Tinker tree

The tinker tree I've made for my daughter's room got featured on Ohdeedoh.com:

And as if the tree weren't enough, this homemade little crochet piggy is just about killing us with the cuteness.

Thanks Ohdeedoh. You've made my day.

December 5, 2009

Holiday project #2

Post-it calendar
There are lots of things happening in December. The Hanukkah, New Year (which is the main winter holiday in our family) and our daughter's 4th Birthday. She's really excited about her party. I think she spends every second of the free time in school asking other kids whether or not they will be coming to her party. At least that is the only thing she reports to me when I pick her up.

Have you ever tried to explain to a 4 yo why her party is not tomorrow, but on 19th? Time is an abstract thing for little kids. So, we make a post it calendar. We took 31 post-its, still attached to each other; and she wrote numbers 1-31 on each of them. Then we marked the important events like Birthday and Party day and holidays. She tears the leaf off every morning. And we talk about how many days are left till XXX. Also it gave her a change to practice counting and writing numbers.
You can make a last minute Advent calendar or just like us - a "busy month calendar". We like ours a lot and we might continue to make our own calendars.