Learn how to make your own chalk with this crafts project from the book eco-friendly crafting with kids. When Little M and I are feeling especially creative and in the mood to be artsy, one of the first places we look for inspiration is Kate Lilley’s fabulous crafts blog, minieco. The projects are innovative and eco-friendly, the pictures are gorgeous, and the materials are, for the most part, inexpensive and easy to find. I’ve written about some of the projects we have found […]
Snuggle up to a warm and cozy winter with aden + anais dream blankets. We are finally starting to notice a change in the weather here in Santa Monica. There is a slight chill in the air and people are bundling up in sweaters and scarves. Little M and I enjoy taking our walks in the crisp cool mornings and he is often cozy in his sweater, jacket and hat. But for the days when it is really cold outside, […]
Learn how to make this adorable doorknob mailbox from the fun and funky crafts book You Are Awesome: 21 Crafts to Make You Happy. I came across Abbey Hendrickson’s amazing blog, Aesthetic Outburst while searching for easy projects to do with Little M. The blog details Abbey’s crafts projects and life with her husband and their adorable kids. In a nutshell, they moved back to Abbey’s hometown in rural New York and she found herself at home, with two kids, struggling […]
As much as I enjoy shopping for the best in baby products, I have to admit that I love all things DIY (do-it-yourself) as well. I enjoy painting and crafting projects with Little M, but I have never really been much of an expert in sewing or designing clothing. Which is why the thought of knitting something never even crossed my mind. All of that changed when I came across this incredible blog called What to Knit When You’re Expecting by […]
I have always been a firm believer in getting kids involved in the kitchen. Letting children take a hands-on approach to cooking encourages them to enjoy their meals and will also hopefully lead to a healthier attitude towards food in the future. While it may not always be easy to let your little one help out, I find that there are usually small jobs that Little M can do. Of course, having kid-friendly kitchen products always helps! Read on for […]
I’ll let you in on a little secret. I am an avid online shopper. I can search for the best deals from the comfort of my home, add products to my cart with a quick “click, click”, and then it’s all “magically” delivered straight to my door. Best of all, I don’t have to lug an active (and usually impatient) toddler around to numerous shops to buy what I need. But I am also an eco-conscious parent and I am […]
I recently came across this lovely furniture collection from Dutch company Kast Van Een Huis. The unusual house-shaped furniture and storage lockers are inspired by the architecture of the Amsterdam canal houses. Perhaps best of all, they are eco-friendly and non-toxic. This stylish storage solution would be an adorable addition to any child’s room.