she and whim


It’s Halloween costume extravaganza in the living room. Spark and I have had lots of fun working on everyone’s getups while they’re at school. We dyed his costume today – with black. Lots washed off, and lots didn’t. I’m not a glove wearing kind of gal, so it’s all good. :)



The red fabric is part of Spark’s disguise… any guesses on what the little guy will be??




Col 4:6

My Collee was invited to a Bible Study with girls her age. They’re learning verses each time and this week she’s learning:


Colossians 4:6 “Let your speech always be with grace, as though seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should respond to each person.”


Isn’t this excellent? My sweet oldest said, “Oh, we need this!” Love sibling love. :)




Last week she was supposed to memorize Prov 3:5-6. And her mom (ahem, that’s me) scrambled to make a printed version to help her “remeberize” it. It’s not cute, and barely designed, but it got the job done and we all learned it. It may be vain to not post here, but if I ever get around to redoing it I’ll post … but really,

ain’t nobody got time for that!”  (I ♥ Sweet Brown!)


{design © claire sneau : for personal use only}







I have one little critter that likes to pull pranks (like throwing her fake cockroach into my shower – ack!), two that love their plastic animals, and another that is getting into the pre-teen years and I don’t want her to forget the little kid inside…



and inspired by my cousin’s prank on his kids,



I added a little friend to the short’s school lunches today :)


I picked them up from school and they were talking all over each other about finding their man-eating snake – and my prankster congratulated me on a job well done. Means a lot coming from the pro.


This just in: a snake wrangling short dropped a whole roll of toliet paper in the can – which was thankfully flushed prior to the mishap. Not a prank, just felt like it. Zing!





Fall is here! And with the new season and holidays approaching, I am again trying to think of new, easy, kid-friendly treats we can make and ALL eat. (Remember that Spark has loads of food allergies, and dear dad has Celiac.) My little gal also had a friend coming to play today, and I was racking my brain on something fun to make for snack time! And then the heavens parted, and I remembered a childhood favorite that my mom would make – fried flour tortilla quarters covered in cinnamon and sugar… and thankfully Spark and Sam can eat corn tortillas! I threw in some cookie cutters and now we have a fun new treat we all can enjoy.



To make, all you need is:

> flour tortillas (I love how the flour tortillas puff into 3D when fried), or corn if you’re allergic/intolorant (they’re flatter and crisper, like a chip – but still yummy!)

> oil for frying

> cinnamon and sugar

> cookie cutters


Use the cookie cutters to cut out tortilla shapes (the younger ones needed a little help cutting all the way through).



In a pot or dutch oven, fry the shapes on both sides. (I fried the corn tortillas before the flour, just to be allergy safe.)



Using tongs, remove and place on a paper towel covered plate, then immediately coat with cinnamon and sugar.



And devour!!! (bwah-ha-ha!)



And if you’re a grown up, brew some magic bean with these tasties and your already fantastic fall day just got even better ;)



wife + four littles =
creating, michief,
yummies, parties,
wisdom, wonder,
outdoors, ruckus,
whatever other
whims we conjour.