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Painting Flower Rocks with Markers

Painting Flower Rocks with Markers

I wish I was a crazy plant lady, with a crazy talented green thumb. Flowers and plants everywhere. But I’m not. I have a hard enough time keeping my succulents alive. A couple of years ago, I created a mini garden for my then toddler […]

Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

Fun Rainbow O’s Edible Necklaces for Kids

For my daughter’s final bake sale of the school year, I had wild ambitions to make fancy cookies, lemon brownies and gooey sprinkled rice Krispy squares. Of course — In brown paper packages all tied up with string… But as it always seems, the night before, we fell short […]

15 Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under $50-ish That’s not Chocolate and Flowers

15 Sweet and Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas under $50-ish That’s not Chocolate and Flowers

15 Sweet and Simple Mothers Day Gift Ideas That's Not Flowers and Chocolate

Sometimes it’s just the small and simple things that matter to show your mother you care. Besides the homemade card and DIY picture frame, the usual bouquet of flowers and chocolate… Why not throw in something else small and thoughtful and unique. Right? Like these. I would definitely like these.

All recommendations and opinions are my own. Just so you know, I may receive a small commission from the links on this page. 

  1. When you want to take your coffee to go, in a fancy clear glass cup.
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    Joco 12 oz Reusable Coffee Cup

  2. When you only have time to apply your eyeliner once.
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    Stila All Day Liquid Eyeliner

  3. For a mid afternoon pick me up.
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    Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater

  4. Sunglasses that won’t break the bank because you know they will get lost or broken within 6 months.
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  5. Cute, minimalistic succulent pots, because well we can all take care of a succulent. Right?
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    Pack of 4 – 2. 5 Inch Ceramic White Round Succulent Plant Pot

  6. The trendy moisturizing, color changing lipstick you keep wanting to try but never buying. With gold flakes and a real flower inside. *I actually have one and love it. It’s super moisturizing and applies like a stain. Just apply and go.
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    Kailijumei Flower Jelly Moisturizer Lipstick and Gloss

  7. For the mom who forgot to jump on the initial pendant bandwagon. It’s never too late.
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    Rose Gold Initial Disc Necklace

  8. To replenish tired all day skin.
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    Pure Body Naturals Dead Sea Mud Mask

  9. For moms who don’t have time to shower everyday. So for basically, all moms.
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    Philosophy Amazing Grace Dry Shampoo

  10. Beach season is coming. A cute tote for mom is a needing.
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    Vera Bradley Striped Tote Bag

  11. And to go along with the dreamy spa weekend trip. A colorful weekender.
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    Ban.Do Getaway Weekender Bag

  12. Not only is beach season coming, but picnic season also. Need.
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    Govino Stemless Shatterproof Wine Glasses

  13. People say if you make things more accessible and organized… Good things happen.
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    2 piece Acrylic Make up Organizer

  14. A new fancy set of Riedel Crystal tumblers for mom’s much deserved evening glass of wine.


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    Riedel set of 4 Fine Crystal Wine Tumblers

  15. And a cute pair of Soludos Espadrilles that will last you all summer!
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    Soludos Women’s Classic Flat

    Treat yo’ Mom! This Mother’s Day!

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas

If there’s one thing that doesn’t go old in our house, it’s beads. My daughter loves making jewelry. As do I. And I thought, why not fill some clear plastic eggs with beads and string. It’s colorful. It’s shiny. It’s not as good as candy, […]

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween?

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween?

Halloween Crafts
For those of you who know me, I’m a wannabe ‘minimalist.’ I try to live by the philosophy ‘less is always more.’ And ‘quality over quantity’ for everything.

Except when it comes to crafts.

I love EVERYTHING about it. And ALL of its colorful clutter.

For every occasion, (Halloween, Christmas, Easter etc…) I binge buy anything holiday related so that my daughter can create anything she desires.

Halloween Crafts

Shiny Beads & String.

Halloween Crafts

Giant Pom Poms. Yarn. Paper. Glitter.

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Masks & Fuzzy Stickers…

I mean, this is just some of the stuff.

Usually, to keep all of it somewhat orderly and at bay, I organize everything into bowls and glass jars. I then lay them out on our table for easy access. Subsequently, while trying to find some bowls to hold all of my addictions — I came across this NIFTY little video.  (You have to click to watch how cool and easy they make it look.) And decided to try and make similar glitter bowls in Halloween themed colors to hold everything together.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

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All you need is some Mod Podge, Foam brushes, balloons and glitter.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

Mix the mod podge and glitter half and half. Paint thick coats, 3-4 layers, letting them dry couple hours in between. My 5 yr. old was totally able to handle this.

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Once dried overnight, pop the balloon, trim the edges and TADA!

Halloween Glitter Bowls

Glitter bowls.

Halloween Glitter Bowls

You can make them big or small depending on how big you make your balloon.

They are obviously not that sturdy, or at least mine weren’t, but will definitely hold steady for the month of October. And my daughter has an entire month of Halloween to get messy and go crazy creating, crafting and letting her imagination take over – Wild.

For more Halloween glitter, check out our glittered Halloween pumpkins. Super sparkly. And easy.

Happy month of Halloween!

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And… I’m BaaaaaaAACk!

And… I’m BaaaaaaAACk!

So it’s been a while, I know. And no excuses. But, I guess you can say, it’s been quite a year. Els completed a successful year of PRE-K. My husband is as busy as ever with a huge slate of movies/tv shows in development. We […]

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Preparing for Preschool: What you Didn’t Expect

Preparing for Preschool: What you Didn’t Expect

There’s a children’s book by Rosemary Wells, titled: Mama Don’t Go! If you aren’t familiar, it’s about a little girl named Yoko, who’s excited to start school and make new friends. But the problem is, she doesn’t want her mom to leave. So she stays. […]