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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ART PRINTS :: Week 3 - 30 Day EC Creative INK Challenge


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Hello! I am already sharing week 3 of the challenge which means I am currently in the LAST week! (sad face) I still can not believe it but I do have some fun plans for something with these after this is over that I can not wait to share with you! Since starting the 30 days of creative INK challenge, I have enjoyed interacting with you daily and I hope this next 'thing' I have planned will help continue that! Please, if you haven't already, join me over on Instagram to see what I will "ink" for the day and get in a 'fan suggestion' soon as there is only a few days left to do so! 


There have been quite a few of you, who have qualified to receive a FREE art print from me thanks to your 'fan suggestion' that I chose to ink for you all. In fact I believe I have quite a few 'fan suggestions' coming this last week! ;)

Again, in case you missed my opening announcement about this a couple weeks ago, here is a re-cap of sorts:


- for 30 days, I will share my daily creative "ink" that I have hand lettered for the day via Instagram
- get involved by suggesting a phrase, word, song lyric, quote . . . anything you want, as a "fan suggestion" of something you would like to see me "ink" 
- receive the print you suggested via email, if I choose your suggestion
- more than ONE winner will have their fan suggestions picked so anytime you see me post, feel free to offer a suggestion in the comments as I am writing them ALL down ;)
- the hashtag for this challenge is #30daysECcreativeINK



Here is what WEEK 3 of the #30daysECcreativeINK brought us . . .


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If you missed WEEK 1 or 2 of the EC Creative INK Challenge, you can catch up here: 
Week 1 EC Creative INK Challenge

Week 2 EC Creative INK Challenge 

Feel free to also leave a comment here on the blog with your suggestion too! I look forward to hearing your suggestions and giving you all some new creative "ink"!










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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

HOME :: 5 Must Haves for a Tween Bathroom

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Today I am sharing a peek into another HOME project that I have in the works that I hope to be sharing with you soon. I am currently in the beginning planning stages of making over my daughter's bathroom and giving it a tween makeover! Her bedroom received a makeover a little over a year ago and she loved helping me pick out things and having a voice into what we did. I thought it would be fun to do the same and give her a tween bathroom!

She will be turning TWELVE next month (I can't even believe it) and she is in LOVE with teals and blues, like A LOT!!!! You will see those colors in her bedroom reveal as well, that I am (still) working on, so I was not surprised when she picked this color scheme for her bathroom. Like I mentioned we are in the beginning planning stages . . . meaning we have started shopping for things because hellooooooo, that's the FUN part and we've talked about what we are going to do, like paint her sink cabinets this super awesome color of teal BUT we haven't actually done any of the work yet. LOL No worries though as I have some time carved out soon to work on this project and when it's finished, since all of the shopping is pretty much done, it will get used quicker! We'll eventually get there and when we do, it's gonna rock! ;)

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In the meantime, I thought I would share my TOP 5 must haves for making over a tween bathroom! Can a lot of these tips be used on ANY bathroom? Sure these will be specific to hers but they can help in any old bathroom! Hope you find a tip for your next makeover! ;)

1. Amazing towels
Who doesn't love getting brand new towels? I mean they are sooooooo soft and fluffy, so when we ran across these on sale, we went ahead and snatched them up. One tip that I have always done in her bathroom that I love, is finding ONE patterned towel and then matching up solid colors with it, like we did here with this chevron printed towel that she HAD to have! Just grab a patterned one that you love and then coordinate matching colors from it and it will give you some variety in their bathroom that will keep it anything but boring! (wink)

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2. Storage
My daughter LOVES to organize items and I am pretty sure I can see a future with her blogging about it (kidding, not kidding?) so I am pretty sure that choosing storage items to fit what she needed was her favorite. Make sure to pick up storage in all sizes. This set of three blue baskets we found are nice and soft, so storing extra washcloths, towels and essentials that she needs everyday fit into them perfectly. Plus they are pretty to look at too so if you have the counter space to leave some out, do it! If not, under the sink they go to do their job! Try to find some smaller baskets too. We found these cute wire baskets in the dollar section of a store we were in the other day and they work so good for holding those hair ties, lip gloss and those bazillion bobby pins.

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3. Soap
We love soap. We buy a lot of soap. Both my daughter and I have a slight obsession with it. BUT we are picky about what we use, meaning if it doesn't smell good, it stays at the store! We are always on the lookout for a fun scent and we love foaming soap too, there is just something about it that feels good when washing your hands, so when we found these new Softsoap scents on our latest trip to Walmart, we were pretty excited! Plus we NEEDED to get new soap for the bathroom and did you notice how these will match her color scheme perfectly? Hmmm hmmm . . . love them. The best part is, this Softsoap Liquid Foaming Hand Soap is a premium product at a great price. And the smell. I mean these scents are perfect for the bathroom: whipped cocoa butter and jasmine and white cotton.

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4. Artwork
I must say that the artwork for a room makeover is MY favorite item to shop for. I love seeing what I can find that will fit perfectly in the space. I decided that I am going to do a small wall gallery in her bathroom and I wanted to find inspirational pieces that will uplift her as she is getting ready for school every day and make her feel good. I believe that artwork must do a couple things: match your room, make you happy looking at it, be well designed and be a little different. If it does those things, then it IS worth purchasing. Of course all of the artwork was approved by the girl, she loved what I found. YAY!

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5. Extra touches
For my daughter's bathroom, the extra touches would be items that a 'mom' thinks is needed to complete the space. Those extra touches that make the bathroom functional or safe or add that final piece to make it feel good when you walk in. 

A new bathmat so she doesn't slip because 'safety first'!!!!!! (wink) A new bath towel wrap for her to pamper herself with because ever since I introduced her to these she loves using them. And of course a bathroom is NOT complete without some sweet little flowers added by the sink or perhaps on a shelf!

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Hope you enjoyed seeing a peek into the beginning stage of her bathroom makeover! I have other things planned that I will save for the reveal but it's always fun to share along the way! 

By no means was my daughter the ONLY one to get something new and fun the other day . . .I made sure to pick up a new soap for me because I love soap too remember. Plus it's for the kitchen so it doesn't count as a gift, just something we 'needed'. ;)

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Which of the three new Softsoap Liquid Foaming Hand Soap scents do you think you would enjoy sitting on your sink? My favorite smell out of all of them is definitely the Whipped Cocoa Butter! Please let me know below as I would love to hear from you! ;)

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ART PRINTS :: Week 2 - 30 Day EC Creative INK Challenge

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YAY! We are already in week 2 of the challenge which means I am half way through this! I can not believe it as I am having such a blast with this and getting to chat with you all about the amazing suggestions you keep coming up with! The 30 days of creative INK challenge, has made it possible to interact with you daily and I could not be happier! I love that you all have joined me over on Instagram to see what I will "ink" for the day and if you haven't yet, feel free to join in now as I have plenty left to ink for all of you! 


Some of you have even qualified in receiving a FREE art print from me thanks to your 'fan suggestion' that I chose to ink for you all. In fact I believe I have chosen about THREE fans so far this past week and may be planning on a couple more very soon! ;)

Again, in case you missed my opening announcement about this last week, here is a re-cap of sorts:


- for 30 days, I will share my daily creative "ink" that I have hand lettered for the day via Instagram
- get involved by suggesting a phrase, word, song lyric, quote . . . anything you want, as a "fan suggestion" of something you would like to see me "ink" 
- receive the print you suggested via email, if I choose your suggestion
- more than ONE winner will have their fan suggestions picked so anytime you see me post, feel free to offer a suggestion in the comments as I am writing them ALL down ;)
- the hashtag for this challenge is #30daysECcreativeINK



Here is what WEEK 2 of the #30daysECcreativeINK brought us . . .




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Unfortunately last week, I was hit with a sickness that wiped me out for FOUR days but I still had my sense of humor . . .  as this is what I shared on day 2 of the sickness to make light of it . . . 

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Just keepin' it real folks! ;)

If you missed WEEK 1 of the EC Creative INK Challenge, you can catch up here: 
Week 1 EC Creative INK Challenge

Feel free to also leave a comment here on the blog with your suggestion too! I look forward to hearing your suggestions and giving you all some new creative "ink"!









Are you loving the "eye candy" here?

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Looking forward to seeing you again! :)

Monday, March 16, 2015

RECIPE :: Easter Bloom Pudding Cups + FREE Printable

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Spring is almost here plus Easter is right around the corner and this time of year I love thinking about fun recipes to make for the upcoming holiday. I especially love coming up with a fun recipe that my daughter can help out with because what better way to spend some quality time together than bonding over a fun recipe that we get to eat afterwards? ;)


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 The other day when we stopped in WalMart, my daughter wanted to look at the Easter aisle (of course) and on the other side of it, we spotted these new super Snack Packs. She already packs a Snack Pack pudding in her lunch every day for school (just like her momma used to because hello - they taste great!) so this new super size definitely jumped out at us, plus the new Easy Open lids make it easier to open now, so we picked some up. Then the next thing I know we are talking about making fun springtime snacks with them to celebrate Easter and having a little creative fun that resulted in buying some mix-ins for the Snack Packs.

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Since we both LOVE to draw, we decided to make a snack that we could be creative with. One where we could 'draw' flowers, then plant those flowers in some 'dirt' and maybe add a cute little sign for fun! Before you knew it, we had selected our mix-ins choices, put them in our cart and we were ready to get going! 

I love the way they turned out. I loved getting to spend a little quality time with my girl making some fun food art and then I loved enjoying these delish treats afterwards. I firmly believe ANY way you can teach your kids to be creative is a wonderful thing . . .especially if they get to play with their food to do it! ;)


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Easter BLOOM Pudding Cups recipe:

Ingredients:
- Oreos
- Nilla Wafers
- Honey Maid grahams
- various colored icing tubes
- sprinkles or other candy to decorate
- 6 straws (cut in 1/2 to make 12 stems)

What makes this so much fun is the possibilities are endless of what you could use to make these flowers!

 
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Directions:
- crush up 2 Oreos for every Snack Pack you will be using
- divide the Honey Maid grahams into pieces like in photo 
(**tip- use a spatula edge when breaking apart to get a clean straight line)
- begin 'drawing' flowers on the Nilla wafers and grahams using any technique you like
- to attach Nilla wafer 'flower' to straw, just squeeze some icing on back, push straw into icing and allow to dry

  
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Add some springtime fun to those pudding cups by downloading this FREE 'Bloom Where You Are Planted' tag to complete this fun project! Just print, cut out tags and attach to a straw or a lollipop stick with tape or glue.
 

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Make sure to arrange your Snack Packs on a cute cake stand or on a plate to add to the fun. Sprinkle the crushed Oreos on the top of each pudding cup and insert your 'flowers' and your FREE tag for some adorable Easter BLOOM pudding cups all ready for your Easter celebrations with your family or just an afternoon activity with your kids! Plus did I mention how good these are? Yup, but don't take my word for it, try it yourself and let me know what mix-ins you try! Make sure to grab this coupon for Snack Packs before heading to the store and if you are looking for more mix-ins inspiration, you can check out some fun ideas here.



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 What mix-ins are you likely to try with your Snack Packs? Please let me know below so I can try what you are thinking up next time! ;)





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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

ROUND-UP :: Big Hero 6 IDEAS

     
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If you love movies, then I am sure you have seen Big Hero 6 or at least plan on it at some point soon. Heck, you may even have a kid that wants a Big Hero 6 party for his birthday! It is a very popular movie right now but it is so cute! I highly recommend seeing it.

Today I wanted to share a round-up of some amazing ideas for the movie Big Hero 6, whether you just want a simple fun recipe or to create a fun family movie night in. But, like I mentioned, maybe you are looking for ideas to incorporate into a party for one of those kids of yours. ;) A few of my friends and I have been hard at work to bring you some amazingly awesome IDEAS for you to use! Have fun and let us know if you happen to be inspired!






If you are looking to make some amazing desserts such as honey lemon cupcakes, wasabi pudding or perhaps mochi cat mochi, then you definitely want to check out my friend April and her Easy Big Hero Desserts because they are just so much fun!

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I love good yummy snacks to munch on while watching a movie and this Big Hero 6 Snack Mix from Rebecca, has all of my faves in it including some Snickers (my fave) and is so easy to make!


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If you are looking for an amazing popcorn recipe to make for the kids that just happens to look like Baymax, then check out my Baymax Popcorn Recipe because it is sooo soooo good! Trust me, I have requests to make it again this week and I just made it! ;)

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All of this talk about popcorn has you needing a popcorn box right? Whether you are serving straight up movie popcorn, trying my recipe here or one of the other snacks, you can use these FREE Baymax popcorn boxes to hold all it and your kids will think you are a rockstar!

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Before you sit down to actually watch the movie, you may want to think about getting your craft on with these fun Baymax felt masks by Lindsay because there is nothing like getting into character with your kiddos to have some fun! Plus they will think you are one cool momma! ;)


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Along with some more yummy snack ideas for their Big Hero 6 movie night, my friend Stephanie created a HERO printable so her kids could jot down their thoughts afterwards about what they think a hero is. What a great teaching moment with this movie. I just love this idea! 


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 I am certain, without a doubt, that Big Hero 6 will be bringing it's fair share of kids parties in the next few months. I know it's already started so if you find yourself wanting to throw one for your kiddos or if you have a kid that really wants one, then start here and check out Britni's Big Hero 6 Movie Night Party ideas.

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I hope this round-up has inspired you or given you a few ideas to try for your next movie night or party! Make sure to give one of these amazing recipes a try as well and we would love to know if you were inspired! Have you seen this movie yet? 







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