PinBusted or PinTrusted: Upright Pantry Storage

The finished product. I crammed soup cans and peanut butter onto the shelves. It works, but nothing bigger will fit. Note the towel with the Star Wars Imperials cross-stitched on it (found on Etsy and completed by my sister and brother-in-laws).

This upright pantry storage I saw is thousands of dollars cheaper than remodeling and flooring our kitchen, but would still give us much needed kitchen storage. Was it worth it?

Rock Candy: Failed Recipe or Lesson in Science?

Our final attempt at making rock candy gave us big results! Images: Cathe Post

Over the past month we have been experimenting with making rock candy. In true scientific fashion, we have done the experiment multiple times changing variables to see how the outcome changes.

Don’t Miss Maker Faire Kansas City

Kansas City is actually a pretty cool place to be a maker. It’s one of a few locations of the larger “featured” Maker Faires. The other locations are Detroit, Newcastle (UK), Rome, and Tokyo. It’s still about one tenth the size of the World Maker Faire in New York, but over 10,000 attendees is still not bad. If you’re in the midwest, it’s worth the drive.

Weekly GeekMom Video Playlist

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Summer vacation is here! Or, it is looming in the not-so-distant future. Either way, kids are getting edgy and are requesting video suggestions to keep them entertained for a few minutes. So, this week’s video playlist features videos the GeekMom writers’ kids enjoy.

Create a Homemade R2D2 Costume

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Do you have a Geekling who wants to be R2D2 for Halloween?  Is your Geekling older than a toddler and therefore can’t really fit the commercially-available costumes?  In 2008, right on the heels of Star Wars: The Clone Wars in theaters, my 3 1/2 year old son wanted to be R2D2. With just a trash can from our local home improvement center, spray paint, a

Get Clean For Halloween

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My Halloween radar recently went off when I came across this great idea and I just had to share it with you all. Cheryl over at That’s What Che Said had the fantastic idea of buying soap, removing the label, and decorating it yourself. She tells you the how to at the link above. I ended up making some out of soap and some out of sanitizer bottles.

How to Make Hello Kitty, Keroppi, and Badtz-Maru Cupcakes

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I have a daughter turning five, and she has a problem. Two problems, really. The first is an inability to decide what she wants for a birthday theme. The second is a mommy who thoroughly enables this indecisiveness. Last year it resulted in a cake shaped like Gotham City with a bat signal on top of a Hello Kitty village with a Spider-Man web connecting