Portland has totally come alive this summer. We found a very cool open-air market this past weekend, and it's a must-do destination. The East End Vend is on the corner of Congress Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Portland.
Now that we have some distance from trick or treating, many of us have a stash of unwanted candy. Whether it's nuts or nougat, (what is that anyway?), you probably have some candy to re-distribute!
Here are some suggestions:
Put it in the freezer and save it for decorating gingerbread houses during the holidays or winter vacation break
Save it for birthday party favor bags
Use it to fill a pinata
I'm always looking for craft ideas to keep the kids busy, especially on rainy days. This inexpensive dining room table project was a hit. I went to Michael's Crafts and got the female styrofoam heads on sale for a few bucks each. I picked up some Modge Podge while I was there for 6 dollars, and the kids hit up our neighbors for their old magazines...
What do you do with a couple of stir crazy kids on another snow day? I'm lucky because they like to craft and so do I. Since we had a heads up that snow was on the way, I had a chance to gather my supplies for this one.
Here's what you'l need:
White plates- I bought mine at, where else?..Do...
The glue gun got me! But wow, are these holiday sweaters UGLY! Just the way we like them! A WBLM listener will win his and hers sweaters, hand crafted by me, to wear to our Ugly Holiday Sweater Party this Friday night at Ocean Gateway in Portland!