Last year we started a series on Dollar Store Valentines that we got great feedback on, so we’re continuing with it this year. They’re simple and creative ideas for school valentines from things you can find at your local dollar store. We’ll be sharing a couple ideas each week until Valentine’s Day. Our first are these rainbow candy sticks attached with a STICK with me note.
Keep reading for more and also a couple ways we’re making it easier for you guys this time…
I love waking up on Valentine’s Day and making a special family breakfast. We’ve had our fair share of heart shaped pancakes and pink milk, but today we’ve partnered with noosa yoghurt to make it extra special: a gourmet yoghurt fondue! Colorful fruits, delicious noosa yoghurt to dip them in, and a variety of crunchy toppings. Here’s how to put it together…
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After the holidays full of chocolates, sweets and an insane amount of leftover stuffing, I can’t help but feel like it’s time for a serious detox when the new year comes around. Also, I feel like my appetite is out of control (do you?). The best thing I can do is rid the house of sweets, but the second best thing I can do is making a healthy (and beautiful) smoothie bowl each morning filled with fruit, fiber, and protein that will fill me until lunch. Here’s how we made our persimmon smoothie bowl that’s both filling and delicious…
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Germany as a partnership with Lufthansa Airlines. It was all very serendipitous. My two younger sisters had been planning a trip to Berlin for months and I was able to join them there after visiting Munich area. Germany was incredibly beautiful and fascinating. It also felt like an important time in history to visit that country given it’s 20th century history. Keep reading for a ton of photos and lots of thoughts about the trip…
By Assistant Editor Ashley
By Assistant Editor Ashley
ALT Summit, a conference for bloggers and influencers, is just around the corner. Are you going? If so, what are you wearing? I’ve curated a few ideas below. Also, don’t forget to say hi to Liz and go hear her speak!
Window drawing! This is such a simple idea to entertain snowed-in (or otherwise bored) kids. We made two designs over the break: a tree on one window and polka-dot snow on the other. It felt so winter-y and peaceful. I’ve seen window drawings before mostly on store windows and was curious about how it was done. We did a little research and experimenting. Here’s what we found out, and 3 tips for doing it yourself…
As you read this I’m flying eastward on my way to Germany! I’ll be in Munich for 2 days and then flying up to Berlin for another 4 days to meet up with my younger sisters there. It’s a partnership I’m doing with Lufthansa Airlines who is promoting their new routes to Germany from San Jose Airport. I’ll be giving you a full report in a couple weeks, but I’m crazy excited about this trip for a few reasons: it’s been a great start to the year to have something fun to look forward to, I get to meet up with my sisters, and it feels like a total adventure to be traveling alone (well, me and my breast pump). Sidenote: solo on an airplane for 12 hours without kids, but with snacks and movies all to myself? Spa day! Don’t worry, we have some great posts this coming week while I’m gone including winter window drawings and a fun hair tutorial. Be sure to follow along on my Germany adventure on Instagram and Instagram stories.
See you next week, here are some links to explore:
10 realistic New Years resolutions you might be able to actually keep
Loved seeing how this holiday surprise played out. So incredible.
The pantone color of the year was a surprise to me
Simple kid long johns are always cute
A great 2017 calendar you can print out
Tree inspiration for next Christmas
Best frozen treats from Trader Joes (according to bon appetit!)
Good advice about making friends as an adult (it’s hard!)
If you’re in the market, a good rundown of the best baby carriers
This rainbow maker is a cute idea
These are mouth watering!
Such great DIY pantry labels
Lastly, have you seen Moana? So good, and we can’t stop listening to the soundtrack every afternoon while making dinner
We have three birthdays between early November and early December in our family. It’s a bit chaotic combined with holidays. This year, I made a couple changes. First off, we’re now the proud owner of a legit refillable helium tank. I’m so sick of buying and transporting balloons. I considered buying a disposable tank but couldn’t stomach the carbon footprint for just one party. Second, after hanging our mediocre felt birthday banner for the second birthday, I decided to make my own in time for the third birthday. I still love felt banners, but I wanted it to be more updated with balsa wood. I really like how it turned out. Here’s how to make it…
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