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Inside Out Family Costumes

Who loves Sadness? Me!

We really didn’t have to think too hard over who was our favorite Inside Out character… Smalls is disgusted by most greens, Bigs is a smart girl who loves Joy, I’m obsessed with turtlenecks and often dwell in the sadness of my youth… and although Jonathan isn’t the embodiment of Anger at all, it was funny for us to see him red-faced and spiky-haired.inside out, family costume, hollowed Our plan was to turn this into a holiday card that read, “No Fear in 2016. The card never happened but the ‘no fear’ part did, so I guess that’s all that matters.   Continue Reading…

DIY, Featured, halloween, Holidays

Three Little Pigs Family Costume

Every year I go on the hunt for the easiest family costume in the history of Halloween. The year of The Three Little Pigs family costume I might’ve found it. I know many of you don’t have the time and energy to think about this stuff- so I thought I’d share. Maybe this one works for you guys: Pink hoodies. Jeans. Crocheted pig and wolf snouts and tails. We were warm, we were bonded by theme and we huffed and we puffed all around town in comfort and style.

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Crafts, DIY, Videos

Kid Crafts: How to Make Snow Globes

Hey Everyone! Pearl and I show you how to make snow globes today on Kid Crafts. Now, I know a lot of you claim to not be crafty. I hear it all the time. “I’m sooo not crafty.” “I do not have one crafty bone in my body…” etc. etc. You are my favorite kind of people.  Because you are so easy to prove wrong! Stop judging yourself, watch this video, grab a thing, and glue it to the inside of a mason jar. Don’t overthink it. The glitter stays in the jar of course, so there’s no mess. And the glitter storm- the glitter storm is the magical moment that you deserve. xo

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Crafts, DIY, Videos

Kid Crafts: Glitter Magnets

Hey Homies! This week on Kid Crafts the girls and I made glitter magnets. Yes, that’s right. I let them openly craft with glitter in the dining room- PIGS MUST BE FLYING UPSIDE DOWN IN THE COLD VALLEY OF HELL! Seriously, they had so much fun though, and the result are these beautiful little jewel-like magnets. Check it out and let me know how yours turn out! What fun things have you and your kids ben making? Let us know in the comments! xo

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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!

mott's, pop sugar, creative lunches, creative lunchbox sandwiches

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

Crafts, DIY, Family, 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?

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