Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A duck walked up to the lemonade stand...bopbopbopbadadabop!

These school holidays my kids have been realy wanting to make Lemonade and sell it on a stand outside.  Our little neighbor also wanted to help out.
I thought what an absolulty cute idea.  So the kids googled 'homemade lemonade'.
We found a recipe and we made was actually alot simpler than I thought.
I helped the kids make the lemonade and the dad of the little girl next door set up the stand with the kids.

How cute are these lil' munchkins.
The new buisness venture was a roaring success with most neighbors buying more than one cup of ice cold lemonade.  Even the home icecream man that comes around every saturday morning bought a cup, i was so impressed!
Gee, I LOVE our little neighborhood!!
At 50c a cup, they made about $9 between them.
I was impressed and proud.
This was the song {learnt from school} that inspired the whole idea.

Here is the recipe we used...

Perfect Lemonade Recipe { got from here }

Prep time: 10 minutes


1 cup sugar (can reduce to 3/4 cup)

1 cup water (for the simple syrup)

1 cup lemon juice

3 to 4 cups cold water (to dilute)


1 Make simple syrup by heating the sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar is dissolved completely.

2 While the sugar is dissolving, use a juicer to extract the juice from 4 to 6 lemons, enough for one cup of juice.

3 Add the juice and the sugar water to a pitcher. Add 3 to 4 cups of cold water, more or less to the desired strength. Refrigerate 30 to 40 minutes. If the lemonade is a little sweet for your taste, add a little more straight lemon juice to it.

Serve with ice, sliced lemons.

Yield: Serves 6.


Monday, January 16, 2012

I've been wanting to blog about this for quite some time but I've had issues with uploading pics, for some reason.  Anyway, after a looooooong process I was able to download some pics tonight {apologies for the sideways poics...not sure what happened there as Ive turned them}.
At the start of last school term My husband and I told Little T that if he tried his hardest at school we would throw a party for him in the summer holidays.
We'll im happy to say he did exceptionally well the last term of school so he got his party.
He thought of a 'dinosaur' theme as he & his little mate Jay, is totally into them at the moment.  Its so cute.
So we picked a date, made a list of names and got organising.
I looked up and it was a total life saver.  I downloaded, printed and cut and pasted EvErYtHiNg!!!!
It saved me a ton load. 

We used all of lil' T's dinosaurs as table decorations.
I also had a strip of green and white spot fabric that I hadnt used yet sitting in my sewing box.  I decided this would be perfect for the table runner with all the little dinosaurs standing on it.

Both the kids helped by making the chain draped above the table.
Great job, I think!

I did it all so cheap.  I made 90% of it all.  The cups i purchased from Ikea at .99c for a pack of 10 and I wrapped the dino logo around the cups.  I even made the personalised hats.
Yummmmmm....Homemade dino pizzas, nuggets and sanwhiches, as well as dino rocks {meatballs} and Lava sauce {tomato} and mud sauce {B.B.Q}

Dessert: chocolate cupcakes with dino toppers {also printed out on the computer}

Homemade popcorn {with home made popcorn cup}
When the fun & games were all over everyone went home with a fun party bag and a bag of 'dino skeleton' cookies....

We had loads of fun and so happy we did it.  it was great hanging with 'the boys' for the day ♥