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Category: Homemade Gifts

Pinterest Weekend Wrap-Up


During the school year, I have my kids primarily at my house during the weekends. It’s a bit of an unconventional set up, my ex and I share 50/50 custody, rather than the traditional; all week at moms, weekends with dad. I end up at dad’s house once or twice during the work-week as well…

Confession… and a DIY

Homemade Anti-Perspirant Deodorant - All Natural | Yinmom, Yangmom

It’s yet another confession-time here at YMYM! I’m stinky.  Sometimes very stinky.  And, since I work from home, I don’t need to shower first-thing.  Some days I’m sitting here working, stinking this whole house out, and I comfort myself by pretending that I’m having a contest to see how stinky I can get.  Only, it’s…

Smooshing Some Dough

Snowy White Dough Ornaments - Yin Mom, Yang Mom

In an effort to increase that loving feeling that is just so needed in this complicated world, I’ve been spending more time lately doing crafty stuff with the kids, for two reasons: 1. Cold weekends are a huge catalyst for cabin fever, (kids bouncing off walls, making mischief). Crafts contain the mess to one room,…

Yarn. Yeah Baby.


About 4 years ago I became obsessed with yarn.  I learned to crochet (thanks to the Happy Hooker), and made a whole bunch of wool longies.  If you’re unfamiliar with that concept, basically it’s a wool diaper cover.  For those who don’t cloth diaper, be prepared for a combination of horror and mystification:   http://www.diaperpin.com/clothdiapers/article_wool.asp Later…

I was sorta wrong, a little right, but mostly wrong.

I made another one with a pinched crust and it was much prettier, but of course I forgot to photograph it.

I’ve been meaning to post about this for a while now.  A while back Allie told me about her pie crust recipe.  I told her that I felt store bought, refrigerated dough was adequate. She didn’t believe me.  I was adament.  She wouldn’t buy it. I realized it was time to break out the big…