Browsing Category

Holidays

Charity, Holidays

This Christmas Give to Heifer

The Heifer catalogue is here! You know the one- “The Most Important Gift Catalog in the World”!

heifer international, giving, charityI’d received these catalogues for years, but this was the first year I talked to my kids about what this organization actually does. In short- Heifer provides the tools necessary to help families be self-sustaining. One of the biggest ways they do this is through their animal program. Yes, animals are tools! Purchasing an animal through the Heifer program can empower a family by providing them with products that can be sold such as milk, eggs and honey.  Continue Reading…

DIY, halloween, Holidays

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.

three little pigs, family costume, halloween Continue Reading…

Crafts, DIY, Holidays

Kid Crafts with Leah and Michelle: 4th of July!

Fourth of July weekend is suddenly upon us! Are you ready?  Leah and I have two easy crafts you can DIY with your kids. We’ll be heading to our amazing local parade and to a friend’s house to BBQ, look for us in these t-shirts!!

That is, unless Pearl happens to be in New York City showing her work at the MOMA. 😉

While you’re over on Youtube be sure to subscribe to Awestruck, Living with Leah and ME, HomeMadeMimi. Thanks and see you next week for more Kid Crafts! xo

For more July 4th fun check out these patriotic posts…

Kid-Friendly Sparklers How to make faux sparklers with metallic paper and straws

Chasing Independence An essay about the joyful pain of raising children

Codependence Day That time we fought (and made up) at the parade. xo

 

Crafts, DIY, Holidays

My new YouTube show! Kid Crafts with Leah and Michelle

Haayyyy! Hope everyone is doing well and has their Father’s Day gifts ready to go! Still need a card? We’ve got you covered- check out my new YouTube show with Leah Ashley-  Kid Crafts with Leah and Michelle! Each week Leah and I work with my kiddos on a new project. Pearl and Vivi did such a great job- I’m sooooo proud of them!!

While you’re over there subscribe to Awestruck and head over to our channels (HomeMadeMimi and LivingWithLeah) and subscribe there as well! Thanks everyone and see you next week!

Happy Crafting! xo

DIY, Holidays

The Case for a Pre-emptive Pinkalicious Costume

Smalls wanted to be Pinkalicious for Halloween. You know, the protagonist from the book where the kid eats too many cupcakes, turns pink and the only way to remedy the problem is to eat green foods?Pinkalicious_1

I was really hoping she’d choose to be Wonder Woman.  

I love Halloween but it stresses me out. Trying to get everyone fed, dressed and photographed before they run off. And no matter how much I’ve planned it out— when it’s time to take a picture, no one’s cooperative or it’s too dark or they’ve already run off with their friends to gather the first of the sweet treats. Even when I made the matryoshka costumes— those pics were taken on a off day, not on Halloween. Continue Reading…

Crafts, DIY, Holidays

Kid-Friendly Sparklers

Happy Fourth of July, Fellow Americans! Before you fire up those bottle rockets and roman candles, don’t forget to let the little ones in on the action.sparklerscover

These kid-friendly sparklers are super easy to make and little digits will remain attached to little hands.

I don’t remember much about the Fourth of July as a 3-year-old– just a bunch of grown-ups talking in hushed voices about dangerous things. There may have been a few car rides from Massachusetts to more firework-friendly New Hampshire. I learned about “China” not because my ancestors came from there, but because the good stuff was made there. I also learned the difference between “legal” and “illegal.” Continue Reading…

Crafts, Holidays

Modern Matzoh House

Happy Passover! Tonight we’ll attend Seder at a friend’s house but I’ll never forget last year’s celebrationwhen our family visited.Modern Matzoh House

Creativity was in full force… A Passover play. A knitted Seder plate egg. And this modern matzoh house!

It looks like someone ate the mezuzah before I took this picture. Hmm. They also ate the door so I guess we’re still safe.

If you’d like to learn how we made this modern matzoh house read all about it here.

For more matzoh house inspiration click here.

Good luck making your own! Please share your links in the comments below so we can feast our eyes on your fabulous architecture.  :)

Subscribe To Home Made Mimi

Subscribe To Home Made Mimi

Join my mailing list to receive all my latest news and updates.

Thanks for subscribing.

Powered byRapidology