Happy Valentine’s Day

Salt Dough Recipe

Happy Valentine's Day from The Eco Chic & Family!   Thanks to an inspiring post a few days ago over at Green & Clean Mom I decided to do a little crafting with my kids this week and make some Valentine's Day gifts.  We love playing with clay and dough but we've never tried making our own salt dough. Our salt dough recipe (for a small batch): 1 cup flour 1/2 cup salt water (add a little at a time) Directions: Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and slowly add water until you have a dough that is the consistency of play dough.  It shouldn't be sticky to the touch so you may have to add a little more flour until you get the right consistency. I let my son make the dough and both of the kids created their Valentine's.  We used simple cookie cutters for most of the hearts.  I tried to make some thumbprint hearts but they didn't turn out so cute.  They had a lot of fun playing with the dough and my daughter even attempted to eat some of it.  (Don't worry it's safe to eat ... [ Read More ]

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Eco Chic


How was your Valentine's Day?  Mine was very low key and relaxed.  I've been battling a cold for a few days and have lost my voice, can't breath through my nose, and am generally pitiful.  Hubby and I don't normally exchange big gifts on Valentine's Day but he always does something special.  Today was really cute and unusual.  He got me a candy bouquet in a small white vase.  Each 'flower' is a different hard candy in red, pink, or white wrapper.  He also sent me a tweet and a Facebook message at midnight so I would see it when I woke up.  He knows me so well. I am such a slacker (that combined with the way that I feel) that I didn't even get him a card.  But I did make breakfast for him...his favorite...grits, eggs, and bacon!  He didn't seem to mind that there was no card or Hallmark inspired gift. My son got some wonderfully yummy chocolate treats.  While I am very eco-friendly around the house our food selections don't really follow suite.  I only buy organic food on rare ... [ Read More ]