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My Schlage Sense Keyless Front Door!

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[This is a sponsored post. All opinions and enthusiastic outbursts are my own.]

I remember exactly when I starting coveting thy neighbor’s home, it was the moment I saw her open her front door… without a key.

She has a Schlage Sense™ keyless front door.

But the thing is, I live in LA. All my neighbors have all the things. Pools, basketball courts, outdoor kitchens… None of it ever really got to me that bad- until I saw a front door with keyless entry. THAT sent me over the edge of manageable jealousy.

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So when Schlage® asked if I’d like to receive a Schlage Sense™ Smart Deadbolt and write about it I said, “You have no idea how much YES I have for you.”  Continue Reading…

DIY, Family, Recipes

Mott’s School Lunch Videos on PopSugar!

Thrilled to represent Mott’s school lunch videos on PopSugar! In our first video I talk about making school lunches fun- which might help get that food into our little ones’ bellies!

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Click here to watch the video on PopSugar: Creative Lunchbox Sandwiches!

May all the lunch boxes go out full and may they all come home EMPTY. Amen.

Do you have fun ideas to make school lunches fun? Tell us in the comments!

Happy Back-to-School everyone!

 

Career, DIY, Makers

Correcting Yellowface Interview on CCTV

I’m going to be honest. I’ve never been more nervous in my life than I was on the set of CCTV America talking about my project Correcting Yellowface. OK, doing the Today show was pretty nerve-wracking, but at least I had a gazillion things to demonstrate and it was only 4 minutes. This was a sit down interview. In a high-tech studio. With a women I’d never met. Talking about a heavy subject. FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES. May Lee introduced herself to me beforehand and even though she was super cool and personable- someone I’d want to hang with outside of work- meeting her didn’t take away the anxiety I had about speaking publicly about my project. CCTV is broadcast all over the world, in millions of households, and it’s super-broadcasted (that means I don’t remember the numbers but it’s ridiculously high) all over China.

However painful, this I learned: I did not die. Yet again, I put myself out there and I. did. not. perish.

If I can do it, you can too. Put yourself out there today. Do the scariest thing you can imagine. ‘Till your pits sweat and you sincerely think you might pass out.

Tell me about it after. You’ll be able to. Because you won’t be dead. xox

Family, Featured, Parties

Madeline Birthday Party Video

Hey Party People! So I’m experimenting with my new Canon 80D and decided to make a short video about Smalls’ Madeline Party. I’m loving the quality of the DSLR- a serious upgrade from my iPad! What do you think? Oh, and what do you think of the party?! I’ve just upgraded my sound situation as well, so stay tuned for bigger and better videos!

Crafts, DIY, Videos

Kid Crafts: Emoji Jars

You guys! The girls and I show you how to make EMOJI JARS on our latest episode of Kid Crafts! Too cute!! I, of course went for a laugh-cry emoji because I feel like this is my motherhood baseline. Which emoji are you feelin’ today?

While you’re over there on the YouTubes subscribe to Awestruck and my channel- HomeMadeMimi!

Crafts, DIY

Kid Crafts: Popsicle Stick Memory Game

Summer is still in full swing over here– hope you’re all enjoying yours! Today on Kid Crafts we’ve got a super sweet popsicle stick memory game that you can make with your kids. Make it and pack it on that last road trip before the school year begins! (Oops- Sorry. We’ll pretend like the s-word doesn’t exist and these days are just gonna go on and on…;))

~xo

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Kid Crafts: Mermaid Spoons

Hope everyone’s having great summer! Today on Kid Crafts, Leah and I show you how to make colorful mermaids out of a disposable spoon and yarn. Check it out and subscribe to HomeMadeMimi and Awestruck for more videos! By the way, despite the title… these are NOT just for girls, merpeople are for everyone!!

Build, DIY, House

Property Brothers’ New Book: Dream Home

Now might be a good time to let you in on a secret: we’re remodeling! Yup. We’re in the early stages- measuring, sketches, permits… but come November we’ll have to get into temporary housing because mama’s finally getting her upstairs master suite. Aw. yeah. We’re also pimping out everything else in the house- kitchen, bathrooms, windows and floors….

At least that’s the plan. I tend to get a little lost in the numbers. Let’s see how far we get with our budget. And then, you know me– I’ll DIY the rest.

If only I had JONATHAN and DREW from The Property Brothers to help me!  Oh wait– I do! I met them last night at Orchard Supply Hardware and got a copy of their new book- Dream Home The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing your Perfect House. And I have another copy FOR YOU! I’m also giving away a $25 gift card from OSH so keep reading! Continue Reading…

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