We all agree that we have only one Earth and we must take care of it. But as parents we must also teach our little ones to love it because Earth is their home. Earth Day is a special day to share different ideas of how we can show some love to our beautiful planet. At home, we have been making some crafts, and even some Earth Day cookies! Happy Earth Day!
If you have never painted with acrylic paint, paint pouring is perfect for beginners. I love making this type of art with my little kids. It is easy and fast to make. All you need is canvas, acrylic pouring paint, varnish, a brush, paper or plastic cups, gloves, and a cover to protect your surface.
So you start by pouring a coat of white paint on your canvas. You can evenly spread it with a brush. Then, in a cup, pour the colors that you would like to use in your piece. I always start with white, and add the other colors in layers. Next, gently pour the colors on top of your canvas. You can do this in many different ways as you like. They are no mistakes! Finally, just rock your paint gently from one side to the other, from the top to the bottom, until the paint moves in the wave patterns that you like. Let it dry for about two days before applying your varnish.
Below are all the the materials I like to use (you can click on them to purchase them):
Wishing you all a blessed and joyous Easter.
My little daughter is into baking, so for this Easter she wanted to make some Easter Bunny cupcakes.
I found this decorating kit from Wilton. Click here to find it. I loved the design. It looked so cute on our Easter table!
So my mom used to make this recipe for me as a child. I used to love these Jell-O Easter Eggs, and I still do! The recipe is very easy and inexpensive. All you need is to empty about a dozen eggs by removing the insides through a very small hole, wash them, and fill them with Jell-O. After cooling them, gently crack them around, run them through hot water for about 2 seconds, and peel them.
You can also use different layers of Jell-O to make stripe designs. It will take a little longer between cooling layers to add the new ones, but if you had the time go for it!
My daughter loves decorating sugar cookies. It is a fun activity to do with your little ones. You can make your own cookie dough or you can get a cookie mix. To see the one I use from Betty Crocker click here.
After getting your cookie mix, the next thing you need is your decorating materials. We love pink and white cookie icing and sprinkles. For these, I like Wilton cooking icing (click here) and their sprinkles (click here).
I love this idea a friend came up with for a birthday party! Just fill one cute teapot with a bouquet of flowers and you get a beautiful vase.
You can also use the teacups as small vases to decorate the table. It’s my favorite center piece for Sunday brunches at home.
The aloe vera plant is an amazing skin food. It is packed with skin healing and anti-inflamatory properties, which makes it my favorite skin product. All you need to do is get your hands on one aloe vera leaf and extract the gel from it. The process is very simple. Just take your leaf and wash it, peel it, dice it, and store it in the fridge.
I like to squeeze a small aloe cube on my palm and then spread the gel all over my face after cleaning and toning. There is no need to wash it off as it dries fairly quick. It leaves your face smooth and lightly moisturized. It is the best face primer I have found, plus it is completely natural. You can use it everyday to keep your complexion smooth and clear.
So it’s Spring Break! and one of my favorite destinations is Vail, Colorado. Having a family ski vacation at Vail is very baby friendly. Staying at a resort that offers day care for your kids is a must, specially if you want to hit the slopes with your hubby instead of taking turns babysitting the kids.
My top choice is Beaver Creek Resort, which offers a great daycare service for kids as small as newborns. Their daycare is conveniently located two stories below the ski lifts. And if you are still breastfeeding, like in my case, you can easily ski down the slopes a couple of times, breastfeed your baby, have a nice lunch, and ski a couple of more times before picking up your kids at 4pm.
The resort also has an ice skating ring and family tubing. In addition, just because your kids don’t ski yet they don’t have to give up the slopes. Beaver Creek has a couple of gondolas for those riders on foot, so that everyone can enjoy the magnificent view.
This year the weather was around 50F during the day, and the skies were clear and sunny. It was the perfect weather to enjoy warm chili and beer sitting by the slopes and to take the kids around to enjoy the snow.