moo recipe cards

like the ball popper balls, this is one of those things that I found and got excited about and wanted to pass on. i have all these recipe cards i've made and have been printing out as photos (which then have to be trimmed slightly to fit in a recipe box). but the photos stick together and aren't all that strong and get dirty and blah.

so i searched for a site that prints professional postcards. i found 14 that do it but you have to order like 500+ of the same design.

then i found they do postcards (among other things). and you can order only one of each! hooray! they're wonderfully thick and laminated (for wiping off messes) and they slide around on each other like a kid on a slip and slide.

they have some guides for creating your cards. they're pretty simple to figure out. they just help you keep essential parts of your design far away enough from the edge so that it doesn't get clipped.

so i put together a bunch of our recipes (typing onto other people's flickr photos, creating them with digital scrapbooking thingers, scans from magazines or handwritten pages)

the rounded corners were my own doing. i just didn't want you looking around for that option on the website.


no tutorial but i'm betting you could figure it out.
and i'm betting someone small would appreciate it.

playskool ball popper replacement balls

(boring yet effective post title that i'm hoping will come up in google so future moms in search of the same thing can find it quick)

step 1: do you have a ball popper? you should get one.

step 2: how many of the 5 balls that come with it do you have? 5? that's crazy...will you come clean my house?

step 3: imagine your kids having like 17 times the fun as balls come out 4 at a time high into the air and they're cannonballed with rainbow goodness

step 4: click right here for the magic form that can make that happen

step 5: wait a while. when I sent in my form I got a letter saying that they were out of stock. then weeks later I got another letter saying that it had been too long and they have to cancel backorders after that long. then the next week my $12 check was cashed and we had 15 extra balls in the mail!

step 6: designate one of your children to be the gatherer after the flurry of balls that is about to ensue

p.s. no word on ordering the pink/purple ones. sorry, girlies.

this is a test

for me to see that i still know how to blog