Sunday, September 27, 2015

The Museum of Flight

We hadn't been to The Museum of Flight for about seven years, so when I heard about Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live's free admission day, and saw that The Museum of Flight was on the list of museums, we jumped at the opportunity to visit it again.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Golden Gardens Park

I've heard so many good things about Golden Gardens Park for so many years! When I found out the weather was going to be nice this week, I decided I'd take my kids to the beach, and Golden Gardens Park sounded like the perfect place to take them.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Backyard Bounty

My parents have an amazing backyard overflowing with fruits and veggies. This year they allowed me to pick more than my fair share of fruit. But I had so much that I actually had to figure out what to do with it all before the fruit went bad!

Here are some of the transformations made:

Saturday, September 19, 2015

EMP Homeschool Day

One of our favorite homeschool opportunities lies at the base of the Space Needle: EMP Museum! What's totally awesome is that they have actual Homeschool Days where we take a workshop and then enjoy the museum at a discounted price.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Homeschool ID Cards

This year, I decided to join the Homeschool Buyers Co-op so we could join other homeschoolers in order to purchase educational programs and aids at a discounted rate. The prices are fantastic, and joining is free, so why not?

One of the freebies I was given upon joining was the ability to print out my own homeschool ID cards complete with photos. After thinking about it for a bit, we decided to name our "school" Two Dog MakerSpace because we have most of our workroom set up in our dining room (aka the dog's room). We make things, we pet the dogs, we make more things... the name just makes sense.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Easy Dog Cupcakes

I can't believe our little dogs already turned one! We've had such a fun time with them that time has absolutely flown by. Ah, the joys of dog ownership!

My daughter insisted we throw a mini dog birthday party, so I dropped by Mud Bay natural pet store to pick up gifts and decided on some baggies of bulk treats and a new, strong-built "Esmeralda Turtle" Fluff & Tuff dog toy.

But I couldn't stop there. Of course I couldn't. I just had to make some Doggie Cupcakes.

I picked up some ready-made cupcakes from a bakery (ours were vanilla and lemon gluten-free, vegan cupcakes from Flying Apron) and I decorated them with items I already had at home.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Time to Do Some Illustrating!

I'm trying my hand at a little more illustration. My paintings take too darn long! So until I feel up to doing more of them, I'm just going to do a few of these instead. I haven't added color yet, but I like it already!