Simple Crafts. Healthy Recipes.

Tag: mommy blog

Creative Unicorn, Monster and Cat Pumpkins for Kids

Creative Unicorn, Monster and Cat Pumpkins for Kids

Part two of decorating pumpkins! Because y’all know how much we LOVE decorating pumpkins. Last week we made really cute and colorful drip paint pumpkins, which I thought was a big success. This week, as per my daughter, we decided to make creative unicorn pumpkins, […]

Colorful Rainbow No Carve Drip Paint Pumpkins

Colorful Rainbow No Carve Drip Paint Pumpkins

rel=”attachment wp-att-3423″> It’s pumpkin season! Everyone knows, that’s my favorite season. Because we LOVE decorating pumpkins. We’ve made glittered pumpkins and jeweled pumpkins but never did we try – rainbow drip paint pumpkins. Until… NOW. These were so fun to make. All we needed was some acrylic paint […]

Painting Flower Rocks with Paint Markers

Painting Flower Rocks with Paint 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 and thought that was a feat in itself. But this year, I thought, why not have some fun and ‘fake it till we make it,’ if you will.

Painting Flower Rocks. Crafts for Kids. 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 and thought that was a feat in itself. But this year, I thought, why not have some fun and ‘fake it till we make it,’ if you will.

Painting flowers on Rocks with Markers. Cute craft for kids.

(For your convenience, affiliate link.)

I found these Oil Based Paint Sharpie Markers, and thought my daughter and I could paint our own flowers onto all our rocks we already had strewn around our front patio/garden.

Painting flowers on Rocks with Markers. Cute craft for kids.

We’ve painted rocks before with acrylic paint and brushes like our fun Halloween rocks, but these markers were way easier to use. More precise. And so vibrant.

All we had to do was wash the rocks with water. Let dry. And begin painting. So easy.

Painting Flowers On Rocks

Aren’t they kinda cute?

We made so many together this summer. We will definitely be scattering these around our garden to take us all the way through fall/winter — carrying all of our summer memories with it….

For similar posts, keep up with me on Facebook and Twitter!  And Instagram for all our latest LA adventures. 

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

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. […]

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas for Kids

Simple Candy-Free Easter Egg Ideas for Kids

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? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

Who Says Glitter Can’t Mix With Halloween? Make Your Own Glitter Bowls.

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 […]

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 rescued a tiny little puppy, named, Bear. And oh, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor.

Like I said, it’s been quite a year!

But now, I’m back into the groove of things and excited to get this blog back up and running. So many new recipes, crafts and mommy-isms to write about. And not to mention hilarious puppy anecdotes and musings.

My brain, thankfully is fine and healthy! It was shocking for sure. Extremely rare. And also benign. And with successful surgery and radiation, completely on the right track.

I look back and am so thankful to my friends and family that supported me. Without them, I don’t think I would have been the same smiling, laughing patient that I was. I remember my friend staying up all night and hand feeding me pudding. My mother cooking me every meal so that I could avoid hospital food while she ate nothing. My brother shedding a tear when receiving the phone call. And my husband and daughter being so brave and strong even when things felt so scary and alone.

And through all the poking and prodding, going through major brain surgery, being bedridden, and rehabilitating… I can’t help but look back and think, (as cliché as it may sound) I wouldn’t change a thing.

I learned that kids are resilient. And with the proper words, actions and guidance they can get through anything. Els, never spent a day without me let alone a night. And she went 2 weeks, strong. She went 2 weeks being a 4-year-old that showed support and understanding. And seeing that, made me strong.

I never shed a tear for myself during that time. Only for her. This, I guess is parenthood.

img_5966
Little Bear. Rescue. Poodle Mix.

If you like my posts make sure to follow me on facebook and pinterest! And keep up with me on twitter and instagram for the latest!