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If You Give a Teen a Kitchen Project...

Chances are, he'll make a mess.

When you see the mess he's made, you'll want to pull your hair out.

Pulling your hair out hurts, so instead, you realize that kitchen lessons are important.

Important lessons remind you that sometimes...

Life gets a little messy...

And chances are, if you're getting messy, you're living life to the fullest!

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  1. Oh dear...I've got 3 boys that will be teens one day! I guess I'm going to have to get rid of my "control freak-ish-ness"! Right now, the only mess they make is with their toys and Playdoh. I despise Playdoh!

  2. I love it! My daughter and I recently discovered those books at the library...she loves them!

  3. One thing i struggle with is learning to keep my obsessive "control everything and keep everything clean" personality in check when the kids are exploring in the kitchen. They learn so much from hands on really took it in stride. Way to go Mommy! By the way...LOVE these books!!!

  4. I wanna know what he made, I see chocolate and a mixer, do tell ;)

  5. Hi! :) glad you saw my blog :) It looks like you're pretty good in photography yourself! :) I love your sidebar pics of your kids! :)

    To answer your questions- I use a canon 40d for my professional stuff and a canon rebel for my family stuff (everyday pictures).

    I DO use photoshop and lightroom to edit- and trust me, they ARE confusing but if I can figure it out (at least I have a little figured out!) than anyone can figure it out! :)

    The "look" of a lot of my pictures are thanks to "actions" in CS5- the nostalgic and dreamy gloss that a lot of them have, its all due to a click of a button :)

    I'd love to talk more photography with you! :)

  6. I'm glad I'm not the only one "living life to the fullest"! Growing up my mom always had a double standard: if she cooked, we washed dishes because she had cooked after all. Then if we cooked, we washed dishes because we made the mess after all! The kicker is that both of my kids have taken "cooking classes" at the local junior college where they learned all about cooking do's and don'ts including proper handling of equipment and CLEAN UP! Oh well, like you say, what's life without a little mess.


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