Earlier this week when I posted our adventures in the snow, Susie left a comment with the idea of bringing the snow in. Thanks Susie! We tried it out. Biggest Brother wasn’t much of a fan, but the other 2 sure were. It kept the 20 month old busy for nearly an hour! That is no small feat. He kept smiling at me, “Snow. Snow. Snow.” Of course, the Star Wars Lego men found their way into the tub.
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When they started getting bored I introduced water bottles with colored water (food coloring). That bought me another 20 minutes!1.10tub--21.10tub--3

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I don’t know what the food coloring would do to grout, so be aware of that. There are tons of other things you could add to it…maybe bury treasures to find. The clean up was easy and it didn’t involve layers of clothes. Not as fun as outside for my oldest boy (and myself), but for the younger ones it was great. Typically they are so loaded down in layers they don’t really get to play in the snow, this was perfect for them….and nice for me!

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  • Christian @ Modobject at Home - Perfect! And, I love the colors. Your boys will remember the snowy, special event.

  • christina larsen - For the Lego guys it is an instant Ice Planet Hoth. How Fun. I may have to think about that. My son would have a blast. :)

  • the inadvertent farmer - Oh that is so cool…no pun intended..really! Too bad all we have here is rain. The kids are itching to get out in it but mama wants to stay in by the fire! Great post, Kim

  • Georgia Davis - What a great idea! My kiddos got to enjoy some Oklahoma snow at Nana’s house too. Gracie loved it and Lyla cried. You can’t win them all. Oh, thought of you yesterday…we went to IKEA!

  • ashlee - amazing idea!! i am so doing this…next time it snows…most of mine is melted

  • cassie - As soon as my husband came home for lunch I told him about this post and asked if he would help me lug all of the snow upstairs to the bathroom. My kids loved it and I have just spent the entire nap time sending photos to grandmas and grandpas and posting a blog about it myself. Thanks for the idea. It nudged me from lurker to commenter so I’ll tell you I love everything about your blog!

  • lea helmerich - what a darling blog. love it!!!!

    come visit mine for young mommies.

  • Kate - Oh what a great idea! Thank you!

  • Penny Sheehan - When the boys were smaller- now they are 25 and 27, I used koolaid and lemonade power. works great and wont stain. Also jello is good too

  • Jess - So smart! I’m gonna go round some up tomorrow and let ‘em all have at it!

  • Rainbow Snowman « ……………………………………………………. - [...] the snow in some other ways besides the traditional snowballs, snow angels, and snowmen. I thought this idea was genius. Although I knew it would be a disaster indoors at our house. So I made up the [...]

  • Indoor Activities | Mom Upside Down - […] Snow Inside! We had a big snow storm, it was like 80 below and school was canceled (AGAIN!). What’s a mommy to do? Bring the snow inside! I scooped up big bowls of snow and sat the kids down at the kitchen table for some snow building fun. We played with their plastic animal figures in the snow and made tiny snowmen until the kids hands turned blue. We moved the snow to the sink and added warm water to give our animals bath. They were at this for over 2 hours!!!! No snow? Try shaving cream…a bit messier, but equal fun for the kids. My inspiration. […]

So the Homies Award Finalists were announced and I am pretty excited about one of the finalists! This little blog ranked about 12th out of about 123! That is shocking and exciting to me. So a big THANK YOU to those of you that took the time to list me as one of your favorites! Now…go on back over to Apartment Therapy and vote for your favorite finalist. I won’t tell you which rainbow colored finalist I am voting for. Like I would try to sway your vote. Whatever. As if.

Really, go visit the 6 finalists blogs and cast a vote for your favorite

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  • the inadvertent farmer - “Like I would try to sway your vote. Whatever. As if.”

    Whatever.

    As you wish…

    Off to vote! kim

  • Sophie - For me, there’s no need for you to sawy my vote. I’d vote for Mge any day (:

  • meg duerksen - ahhhh…thanks.
    let’s post more about this. ha ha ha.
    something was screwy and i never saw this post or the snow post?! weirdo rama.
    at least i saw it now.

    happy sunday to you!

Now I admit this DIY tutorial is more of a joke than for serious purposes, but HEY I figured there are others of you out there that would like to rock it with a bit of glam. We recently became the owners of RockBand and I like to pretend I can sing – which I totally can’t. AND singing is more fun when the mic has a bit of sparkle. The boys think it is funny and “gross”. The bigger deal they make out of it only encourages me more – one day they’ll figure that out. So here’s to you Carrie!

My inspiration:

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Step 1: Cut your fabric to size. I didn’t use actual measurements…

Step 2: Sew the long edges together

Step 3: Put it on your arm and rock it 80s style

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Step 4: Sew down one of the shorter edges. Probably better to use matching thread, but I didn’t have any on hand.

Step 5: Measure how long it needs to be to overlap with velcro

Step 6: Sew down the other edge (don’t judge my master sewing skills)

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Step 7: Take a break and laugh at your son trying to teach his baby sister how to sing in the mic. There is about a foot clearance between her crib and the sewing machine.

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Step 8: Sew down a strip of velcro on the under side

Step 9: Sew down the opposite velcro on the top side. This piece will be sewn on a bit diagonally if the mic is wider at the top and narrow at bottom

Step 10: Make sure it all fits together

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You can tell by the coloring of the pictures that this tutorial didn’t just happen in 5 mintues (though it should have). I got about 1 step done at a time over 3 days…hence the daylight and night flash pictures. Oh the joys of creating with 4 kids in the mix! And there you go…a glam RockBand mic cover.

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  • Kari Sanchez - LOVE IT! My daughter received a microphone for Christmas and loves Carrie Underwood- this is great! She loves to sing in church…haha, Baptist Church meets Rock Star microphones!!! Thanks Ashley!

  • Jeannette Swan - You are hilarious!! Rock on!!

  • Erin - That’s awesome, Carrie Underwood better watch out!

  • Lesley - Too funny! I think I need one of these for my mic now :)

  • christina larsen - Thanks for the laugh this morning. :)

  • Amber Zimmerman - Haha. . .I love this! My fave tutorial of the year. ;-) For my next karaoke performance maybe? ;-)

  • Rachel - Oh my gosh, so funny! Love it!

  • Kara - totally brightened my day! Thanks!

  • amanda torres - Girl, you are one HOT Rock Star!

  • ashlee - you are too funny!!!

  • the inadvertent farmer - You are one rockin’ mama…great job! Kim

  • Jess - I am totally going to have to make one of those for my mom! She would love it!

  • Lacey McKay - You are too cute!