All signs are pointing to baby K following the path of her big sis as a petite artiste. She demands (in no uncertain way) to be a part of every activity we do. But when we're dealing with slime-making supplies or other less-than-taste-friendly materials, it's a constant struggle to grab toxic items from her tiny… Continue reading Tasting Painting: Edible Art
A couple months ago, at our family's Art & Crafts Fair, I purchased an awesome sugar scrub from one of my favorite vendors. The scrub is dubbed "Awake" because it incorporates a number of enlivening essential oils, like peppermint and a variety of citruses. Miss R became obsessed with using it as part of her… Continue reading Orange you a Sugar?!
Miss R and I were hard at work today on arty-crafty-slimey projects. One positive result of being internet deprived is that there's more (too much?) time for hands-on activities. I'd like to say that my family is becoming more Zen-minded and present and less device-attached, but in truth we're all going a bit crazy. Still,… Continue reading Nebula Painting on Glass: Fine Art for Kids
*For quick access to the Jupiter Juice recipe, scroll on down. Since returning from our two-week-long summer sojourn back east, we've been living in a house overrun by wildlife and without access to the outside world. At least, that's what it feels like. Here's the recap. First off, the bobcats returned while we were gone… Continue reading Disconnected, Overrun, and DIY Jupiter Juice “Blood”
After a heat-induced mini tantrum on the way home from school (it's truly almost too hot to handle, and we're not even in the technical throws of summer yet), R needed some zone out time inside. Thank goodness the house was indeed cool because it kept me from losing mine (my cool -- haha) while K… Continue reading A Kinetic Cupcakery
Dare I say that I think our home is finally purged of stomach buggies? It's been one rough week since our return from NY. After K began mending, I took her place as the sick-pukey-cranky baby-mommy. Thanks to some care taking from my own mommy, I rested and recovered, only to pass the monster onto… Continue reading DIY Princess Glitter Globes
Scroll down for sliminess, because I first need to exhale. Today was a day! Just one of those days where I felt like my head was clouded and I found everything annoying -- like stomach tightening, blood boiling annoying. I'm usually an upbeat, fast-paced and positive person, so my tolerance for my own orneriness is… Continue reading A Day of Cloudy Heads and 3-Ingredient Fluff Slime
With a sick kiddo (who just swapped screams for sleep) beside me, I feel a bit paralyzed -- scared to get up without waking my tiny but mighty monster. Sooo, it's a pretty excellent time to reminisce about our weekend festivities. I'm pleased to report that we threw an awesome birthday party. The weather was… Continue reading A Carnival Corral Birthday Party
Hey there, dolls and guys! I decided to photo-blog a few of my in-process chalkboard signs and themed displays for the carnival birthday corral this weekend. Guess I'm trying to stay positive and not fret the forecast! But first, here's what's doing in chez R and K (scroll down if you're here strictly for signage).… Continue reading Signs and Decor: Carnival-Themed Party Prep
I'm enduring a week of weather stalking and anxiety. I downloaded six new weather apps on my phone, and I'm checking forcasts more often than I'd care to admit. Why? Well, with K having just turned 1 and R about to turn 5, I planned a larger-than-life OUTDOOR Carnival. You know, a petting zoo with… Continue reading A Foreboding Forecast and Weather App Stalking
I'll start with a disclaimer. This just may be my last kid DIY post wherein Borax is on the ingredient list. R just adores generating goopy substances with her own little hands -- truly, what kid doesn't? And so far Borax hasn't been an issue for us. R knows not to put her slime hands… Continue reading THE PERILS OF SLIME AND DIY BOUNCY BALLS!
Scroll down just a bit for some EVER-GREEN and slimy content because I will first be breaking a cardinal blogging rule. Yep, I'm going to discuss my ephemeral present before sharing this awesome and always relevant recipe. This post is being composed as I fly over the crystal blue waters of the majestic Pacific. We just waved… Continue reading Slip N’ Slime: No Borax Slime Recipe