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Saturday, January 23, 2010

rainy days

we played indoors most of the week enjoying new toys and games we had gotten for christmas and the boys' birthdays.

liam gave us a lesson on how to use the bow and arrow which was a gift from aimee. he has been quietly practicing with it and teaching himself to use it since christmas and has declared himself an expert. patrick and i are getting better with his guidance and boy does he love guiding us.

we also made gluten free play dough this week with a recipe i found on the internet. so exciting to make such a great dough that is gluten free. here is the recipe i used:

1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 cup organic corn starch (no GMO's here!)
1/2 cup sea salt
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp olive oil
1 cup water
vegetable dyes

for the holidays, my friend who has this business, www.aromaessencesbykarin.com, gave us doughs made with vegetable dyes and essential oils. we all loved them and tried to replicate what she had made for us. they are so wonderful! the colors, scents, and texture. wish i took better photos, but maybe next time.

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I am Allison said...

Nice to see you updating again. Love the look of the blog. I read your quote at the bottom from Byron Katie, and I remember feeling inspired by that statement when I read it in her book. It really stuck out to me, as I see it did for you as well. Keep up the posts! I enjoy seeing what you're up to and what I can learn from you. :)

Lisa said...

hi allison, thanks for reading! thanks, too, for the blog background info. yeah, love that quote. need to reread it daily.