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Clear Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

Clear Pink Glitter Valentine Slime

So, it looks like we’re on a roll with this slime thing. First, we made this sparkly gold glitter New Year’s slime, and now this — Pink Glitter Valentine Slime. If you look closely, you can see the tiny little heart shaped glitter inside. As […]

DIY Kids Sushi Plate: Vegetarian

DIY Kids Sushi Plate: Vegetarian

Sushi doesn’t have to be daunting. All you need is a little rice and seaweed, which we always have on hand. And veggies of your choice. It doesn’t have to be fancy either. Usually, I do like to make real sushi rolls, but sometimes this […]

Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

Happy New Year, everyone! What are some of your new year resolutions? We ended our 2017 year with some delicious chocolate covered fruit. Because it’s chocolate covered fruit, that’s why!

Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

As shown above, can fruit look more delicious? Moreover, can it look more tempting?

Chocolate covered kiwi lollipops with sprinkles

If you are pressed for time, but need to make something quick and delicious, this is it. Which is exactly what happened with us. With our New Year’s party fast approaching, this was the best dessert I knew that would satisfy both kids and adults alike. Altogether, it was a huge success.

chocolate covered oranges with sea salt flakes

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The best thing about this dessert is that it’s super easy to make. All you need is:

Fruit – I used organic strawberries, kiwi and mandarin oranges.
Dark Chocolate – I used Guittard brand
Sprinkles (optional)
Sea Salt Flakes (optional)
Coconut Oil
Lollipop sticks

Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas

In brief, all you need to do is melt the chocolate with coconut oil on the stove using the double broiler method and simply dip, sprinkle and cool. Easy.

So the big question is, was anyone able to stay up until midnight?! I’m a night owl at heart, so I was up. But my husband was out like a light. *sigh.

Chocolate covered Fruit: Easy Dessert Ideas for kids and adults.

Happy new year!!!! Let me know what yummy things you guys made for the kids and your family in the comments! Or head over to my Instagram and connect!

Chocolate Covered Fruit

Ingredients

  • Kiwi, Strawberries, mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate
  • 1-2 tsp of coconut oil
  • sea salt flakes (optional)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Wash and dry strawberries - keep stem on
  2. Peel and cut kiwi in thick slices
  3. Gently push lollipop stick into the middle of the sliced kiwi
  4. Peel Oranges
  5. Using the double broiler method, melt dark chocolate and coconut oil over a gentle simmer mixing with a spatula until melted
  6. Dip the fruit half way in and set down on parchment paper
  7. Sprinkle with sprinkles or sea salt flakes if desired
  8. Let cool in room temperature or in the freezer for approx 15 mins
  9. Enjoy!
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Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

Clear Glitter Slime for New Year’s!

So what do you guys think? Is slime here to stay?! Or will it be a thing of 2017?! I’m not entirely sure, but we thought we would end the year with a bang, and make some cool, sparkly, clear glitter slime. There are so […]

Mini Gingerbread Loaf with Real Ginger

Mini Gingerbread Loaf with Real Ginger

Every year, I try to make something nice for my neighbors and friends. In the past, I’ve made DIY hot chocolate jars, Anthropologie-inspired mason jar snow globes, peppermint bark with peppermint Joe joe’s and organic peppermint coconut oil sugar scrub. This year, I decided to […]

Pom Pom Ornaments For the Christmas Tree

Pom Pom Ornaments For the Christmas Tree

It’s been non-stop, cray-cray busy this holiday season. With family coming, house cleaning and organizing, baking, party-going, shopping, wrapping, errand-ing, it’s been a complete whirlwind. But we still managed to get some of these cute pom pom ornaments done for our tree, which looked great by the way next to our simple salt dough ornaments.

I mean, you all know how much I love pom poms. A few Christmas’ ago, I went nuts and made pom pom everything. Including these necklaces which I still LOVE. And this colorful pom pom garland, too.

But this Christmas, we decided to go more in the direction of ‘sweet and simple.’ Don’t we always?  Just take a look at these pom pom ornaments, will you? 
Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

Seriously. How pouf-y and adorable are they? And the best thing is, you don’t need much.Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

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All you need are two items.

  • Yarn. I bought red, green and white.
  • And a handy little pom pom maker.
  • Optional: I found these little wooden star shapes at the Target dollar aisle.

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

My 6 year old can make these pom pom ornaments with her eyes closed. It’s so easy. All you need to do is lift the flaps of the one side of the pom pom maker and wrap the yarn around until nicely covered. Then do the same on the other side. Once fully covered, close the flaps and take a sharp pair of scissors and snip along the middle of the wound up yarn. Once both sides are snipped, tie a piece of yarn through the middle tightly. I make sure to do a couple of tight knots. And then release the flaps one by one, take the pom pom maker apart by actually pulling it apart and TADA – you made yourself a fluffy little pom pom . There should be enough string hanging to be able to tie the string so that you can hang your ornament. Christmas Tree Pom pom ornaments

Next:Christmas Tree Pom pom ornaments

Next:Christmas Tree Pom pom ornaments

If you don’t have a pom pom maker, then you can also use a fork. Click here to find out how. I give step-by-step instructions there.

Pom Pom Christmas Tree Ornament

As for the wooden star, I just hung it on a piece of yarn and simply attached it to the pom pom string.Christmas Tree Pom pom ornaments

Tada! I really wanted to get this post out, to give ideas to anyone looking for any last minute Christmas crafts or DIY Christmas tree ornaments to do with the kids. My daughter loved making these. And of course she did. Because she’s like me. She loves pom poms, too. How could you not?!

Ok, I think I’m getting a little loopy. It’s late and Countdown to Christmas has begun!

Happy crafting, everybody!  Happy holidays.

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Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

Christmas Cookie Cutter Salt Dough Ornaments

So… we decided to do something fun this Christmas and make some cookie cutter salt dough ornaments. My husband used to make these when he was a kid, and since hearing about it, my daughter has been asking non-stop to make them. So I finally […]

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

Hey guys! I’m totally in the Christmas giving spirit this year and I’m going to gift one lucky mama something — NICE! I’m having my first GIVEAWAY to say thank you to all my readers and support! Just a few of my favorite things to […]

Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

Simple and Fun Breakfast for Kids and Toddlers

I’m totally reminiscing right now of my daughter’s toddler days. Especially since I got sent these cute plates from Oogaa Baby! My first time winning something on Instagram! Aren’t they so cute?? So today, I decided to make my daughter a simple toddler breakfast. Haha. And she loved it.

The perfect over easy egg, toddler/kid breakfast ideas.

These plates are actually perfect for her because she’s not a fan of her food touching (god forbid) the egg touches the pomegranates. Sigh. But I love that they are BPA and PVC free, non-toxic, and you can even bake with it in the oven. I cut her toast into star shapes, gave her a side of juicy pomegranates and a perfectly cooked over easy egg.

Star shaped Egg Dippers: Healthy breakfast for toddlers and kids.

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She loves dipping her toast into the yolk. Which by the way, is the only way she likes to eat her yolk. To cut out the stars, I used a star shaped fruit and vegetable cutter.

The perfect over easy egg, toddler/kid breakfast ideas.

As for the egg, I love to cook our eggs on our little 5 inch cast iron pan. Heat a little olive oil a little under medium. And then carefully crack an egg while pan is hot. Let it cook for about 4 minutes. Then flip with a spatula carefully, and cook for another minute. The perfect over-easy egg. If you want the egg cooked all the way, let it cook for an extra minute or two until fully cooked through.

Oooh, I also won this cute stainless steel flatware from Delight Flatware, which my daughter also loves. And if you want to get the divided silicone plates, you can find them here.

I’m thinking, I’m not just reminiscing, but totally having baby fever all over again. My little girl is growing up too quickly! *crying

For more simple toddler breakfast ideas check out our no butter no sugar toddler muffins!

Easy Healthy Breakfast Idea for toddlers and kids. How to cook the perfect over easy egg.

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Perfect Over Easy Egg

Ingredients

  • One Cage Free, Hormone Free Egg
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat cast iron pan on little under medium.
  2. Once pan is hot, carefully crack egg. Make sure not to break the yolk.
  3. Cook for approx 4 minutes.
  4. Take a spatula and carefully flip over egg and cook for additional minute.
  5. Add pinch of salt and pepper.
  6. Poke with your knife and let the yolk run.
  7. Dip toast into egg!
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Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies the Whole Family Will Love

Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies the Whole Family Will Love

For someone who actually doesn’t like oatmeal that much, I sure do love baking with it. I’ve made delicious no sugar strawberry banana oatmeal muffins, perfect little granola energy bites, animal shaped oatmeal cookies, mini oatmeal pumpkin toddler bites, and now this: Healthy oatmeal breakfast […]