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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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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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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…

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

Beauty, Career, DIY, Women

My Adventures Correcting Yellowface

OK you guys. This might be my favorite DIY project ever. It’s personal. And it’s weird. And I’m a little giddy about it. Excuse me while I go giggle behind my delicate Asian hand. 😉 It’s called Correcting Yellowface.

correcting yellow face, michelle villemaire, asian, diversity, hollywoodA few weeks ago, in a fit of frustration over the history of Hollywood whitewashing, I felt an urge to do something. I started taking pictures of myself. Not just random pictures. I took pictures of myself as Asian characters who were played by white women in film. And it felt sooooo good.

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Charity, Crafts, DIY

Monument Street Yarnbomb!

If you’re wondering what happened to lower Monument street, let me explain…yarnbomb, national women's history month, women's history month, yarn

It’s a yarn bomb. In honor of National Women’s History Month. After about two weeks, the pieces will be taken down and transformed into blankets for women transitioning out of homelessness. Last year I yarn bombed the Village Green as a way to bring joy to the community while giving back at the same time. It was so well received I decided to do it again. I’m a sucker for a few smiles.   Continue Reading…