Tuesday, December 21, 2010

An Excellent Helpful Hint!

I doubt you'll need this info today...
but then I didn't know that I would either.

Did you know that to take "tape sticky"
off hard surfaces you can mix up a paste 
of baking soda and water?  Rubbing this 
onto the sticky residue will gently scour it
off without a big mess!


Another discovery today....
This was on the kitchen counter.

It has been in process for a while...
baked and partially put together but
time and space has not allowed Chelsea
to get back and finish it.

Last night she and Jonathan stayed up 
with every intention of watching the lunar 
eclipse and worked on this together.

I don't know if they watched the eclipse, 
or not, as they are still sleeping.
But, I do know that they made this 
very cute gingerbread house
which looks even better in person.

Gotta run!


Tracy said...

The children in this home have been staying up far later than the parents lately, too. We slip off to bed while they remain full of life in the kitchen and living room, singing, playing games, and enjoying one another. With Mac home from college the entire house changes.

I love Chelsea's house, and I'm guessing that Jonathan enjoyed helping, too.

Great tip, and no, I didn't know that before. I'll be trying it next time I have a sticky issue.

Vee said...

Cute gingerbread house! If they're still sleeping, I think you're going to hear a lunar eclipse story.

jAne said...

thanks for the sticky remedy!
the gingerbread house is awesome
and staying up late is overrated, unless you're under 30. wink.

Karen said...

I remembered the eclipse, for once, but couldn't justify trying to stay up with the many too-short nights lately.

LOVE the gingerbread house! They did a great job on it and I bet they had a lot of fun together.

Carol said...

I've always wanted to make a gingerbread house. I'm putting it on my list of things to do with Ethan & Emma (baby's name!) when they're older.


Elena said...

They did a great job on that gingerbread house. It is very cute!

Mrs.Rabe said...

We stayed up and watched until almost 3 am! It was science!

Anonymous said...

The gingerbread house is cute! I didn't stay up to watch the eclipse. However, I did wake up twice during the night at the time that the eclipse would have been happening. It was too cloudy here to see anything.

LV said...

Thanks for the tape suggestion. They did a super job on the little Gingerbread House. I forgot about the eclipse.