***Correction to Blueberry muffin recipe two posts back!!! baking powder should be in teaspoons not tablespoons. So sorry about the mistake, hopefully no one made bad muffins before the correction (3 teaspoons baking power). See recipe if you would like a few extra details I discovered tonight making them again. :)
Our simplified allowance system so far pictured below. We started out with mason jars and tickets...it was bulky and I thought quite ugly to look at on top of the piano. So now we have shot glasses with bells. They start with 10 silver and 3 gold for the month. The silver ones can be taken away for bad behavior. Silver bells are earned for extra jobs we give them above and beyond their normal chores. And gold bells are given if they do a really big job without being asked (which again, can't be taken away for bad behavior). Some days there is quite a lot a of bell swapping into the reservoir jar-some days not. It's been working surprisingly well though. :) They get a dollar per bell at the end of the month; two go to church and one goes right back to me after I hand it to them for taxes. ;)
And then there is Mimosa and a Masterpiece. Luke was amazing enough to come with me on a date night here. I think they probably sell quite a lot of mimosas to poor boys that get brought in against their will. Luke was a good sport though, really.
Here is the image we were supposed to paint, it's a play on Stary Night with an Indy skyline :)
The owner sweetly offered to take our picture...ha...such a winner. ;)