Monday, November 25, 2013

I seriously have a terrible slacking problem when it comes to blogs, however I love the idea of having one. We do so much as far as learning activities and crafts that I feel like I should share our journey. I used to blog regularly years ago and was very successful at posting a few times a week. My goal is to do this blog right and post at least weekly. So here I go one last try if I cant get it right this time, I'll give up .

AND a motivational picture will help me get going

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Oatmeal socks!

So way back when my older two kids were toddlers I blogged. Then somehow life made us all a bit too busy. I think  a lot of it had to do with moving to the city but now were back to a small quiet town with our own home and yard. This is a first for us as we have always been in apartment buildings and never had our own space. Its an amazing switch for us. We are able to do so many things we once dreamed of. SO the point was I now stay home with just one toddler and he is amazing but I get bored and don't want to spend my entire day cleaning so I decided to start my blog again. If nobody reads it that's ok it will be a great record keeper!

The weather is getting colder and I really love fall especially in Vermont but I hate being cold. Some of my favorite things about fall in Vermont are the smells, the crisp air, cinnamon, amazing comfort food cooking, the smell of the leaves. I also really dig Halloween and the decorating. But I hate being cold. My feet really hate being cold. As it gets cold our skin dries out a lot especially my little Lady. I felt like it was a perfect time to make oatmeal socks since we just replace all the kids old socks with new.

If you don't already know oatmeal is great for the skin and it really helps us battle eczema, but if you just put it straight in the tub you will have a mess to clean up. so we fill up socks.

Here is my method.

Old or mismatched socks, oatmeal, a cup


After collecting everything I needed It was time to enlist my toddler helper to keep bringing over more oatmeal. I first placed my sock into the cup and rolled the cuff over the rim of the cup.


Then fill with oatmeal

next you simply pull the sock out of the cup and stretch the sock  so you can tie it up. If this does not work you can use a rubber band or hair tie to close it.

that's it! then keep going make as many as you want and marvel at your supply of oatmeal socks!

Soren really loved this so much he had to take a bath right away. Just turn on the water and throw one in.

After I usually hang it to dry and use it a second time. Then I either untie it and dump what's left in the toilet or just throw it out. Which I always feel bad about but I did reuse a sock 2 times more then it would have been used. If you make some let me know how you like them!