I guess you never know when something as simple as disappearing for 15 minutes can inspire such creativity. The other day, my children had one of those blissful days where they seemed to get along all day–they played, they sang, they drew pictures, they went outside, they dressed up. It was magical.
So when I told the two of them I was slipping away for a quick shower, they must have realized this was their chance to sneak into the kitchen and get creative. A few weeks ago, Emma created this little snack, and she's been riffing off that idea ever since.
But they really outdid themselves this time:
pretzels, sandwiched around peanut butter sprinkled with brown sugar, chocolate chips and sprinkles.
I won't discuss the mess, or how hard smashed sprinkles are to remove from white kitchen linoleum floors, or how mysteriously empty the chocolate chip bag was, or the ring of wet chocolate around their lips, or how much brown sugar was sprinkled across the table top, or how they reached into the pretzel jar with fingers covered in peanut butter, or how I'd mopped the kitchen floor on my hands and knees that morning…..
I will say, they tasted pretty good, in small doses.
Meanwhile, I've had a little list of things I've wanted to share with you burning a hole in my back pocket. And now, this morning, I can't find that list anywhere….but I do remember a few:
Have you seen the new Lotta Jansdotter, Simple Sewing For Baby book? Lotta + babies + crafting? Be still my heart. Be watching here for a little review/giveaway coming up soon. Meanwhile, if you're lucky enough to be close, Lotta is hosting a Launch Party in her Brooklyn, NY studio, Friday, May 8th from 6-9pm.
Also, the people at Peek, who so generously donated a Peek to giveaway on this blog a few months ago, emailed me and asked me to mention their new promo for mother's day. And since they're such nice people, and really this Peek is just right for someone like my mom, who wants to be connected but is better with a scaled down version of this fancy-schmancy smartphone stuff, this could be a great little Mom's day gift. Just puttin' out the word.
And because it's been a really long time since I've shared some flickr favorites. Here's a little photographic inspiration for your Thursday morning. Hoping it's sunnier than mine! C'mon sun. Show your face.
17 comments on “showered with inspiration”
So I am not alone… when the shower goes on who knows what will happen!Great flicker love!
I love your story of your children’s creativity!Great Flickr inspiration!
What amazes me about kids is that they will find every sugary, artificially colored item that is in the house, even if 98% of the shelves are filled with nutritious items. But, you have to admit the snack your kids made makes quite a presentation, and the peanut butter serves to hold it together not just physically, but nutritiously as well!**************Also, thanks for the flickr inspiration. Who needs magazines for eye candy anymore with what you can find on flickr?
Looks like they had a grand time! Everything tastes better with sprinkles, right?
I’m getting a toothache just looking at the photo!
That snack looks beyond yummy! I would have mixed up something similar if I was little like that and my mom was away.
what a blissful day it sounds like you had!
It is WAY too early for me to see those “snacks” and not feel sick…..I’ll check back in an hour or so…. 🙂
I love that your children let their creative juices flow in the kitchen…and despite the mess it looks like they had fun.
I think I could hear the plotting whispers all the way in Syracuse!
I love their energy and creativity.
Those Flickr shots WERE like candy for us grown ups:) Love the energy. love the creativity. Love the vibe that comes clear across the internet:)
Hi Molly,This made me smile and wonder if I could stay calm if this happened in my house. They look pretty good though so maybe worth the mess. Love your blog which I have just discovered x Will return for sure x
What a sinful looking snack. Although you don’t want to talk about the mess…those ones are sometimes the best messes. One you will remember and giggle about for years to come!
I stumbled over here from your Habit blog. Found that from a friend to knit with.
I have a few new blogs to enjoy now;)
Happy Mother’s Day!
Those sweet treats look pretty snazzy with the sprinkles. I”m not going to let DD see the photo – she might be inspired! LOL!
My perfect day…every one getting along.
Pretzels, sandwiched around peanut butter sprinkled with brown sugar, chocolate chips and sprinkles? Sounds pretty good to me!