Berries Smoothie

Frozen Berries Smootie

The smoothie season is over I know! It’s time to make pumpkin spice anything rather then drink frozen fruit. But I am not ready to say Good Bye to summer. Not yet! And it’s still pretty warm here.
A while ago I bought a bag of frozen berries and stuck them in the freezer only to forget that they are there. A big waste since it’s a bag of organic locally Colorado grown berries. I took the bag today to make a delicious smoothie, just what I needed to enjoy during the couple of hours I have for myself while Maya naps.

Frozen Berries Smootie

What you need:
A cup of frozen berries (any of your choice)
A cup of whole milk (I never drink anything like reduced or 0 fat milk, but feel free to use whatever kind of milk you like)
One tbsp whipping cream
One tbsp coconut butter
Two tbsp whole milk plain yoghurt
A little honey to sweeten (optional)

Directions
Place all the ingredients in a blender and, well, blend! Blend until the mixture is smooth and if you have to use more milk do so!

Pour in a glass, put a straw and enjoy!

Kids Arts Studio Paper Vase And Flowers

Paper vase and flowers

I was looking at a glass vase with some really pretty flowers when I got the inspiration for this paper art project. I thought it’d be great to recreate a vase and flower arrangement with paper and get kids involved in colouring, shaping and flower arrangement.

The only thing that went slightly wrong in this project was that I used the same weight paper for both vase and flowers. So when I try to make it stay upright it tilts on one side. We put it on the fireplace rack and it leans on the wall to stay as it is.

The paper for the vase has to be significantly heavier than the paper you use for the flowers. Maybe even a cardboard would be best. Which adds yet another dimension for this project since a cardboard is open to a lot of decoration and creativity.
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Diy Whipped Body Butter Recipe

DIY Whipped Body Butter Recipe

I tried to make a whipped body butter a couple of months ago after finding this very popular recipe on Rawmazing. My first attempt was poor and resulted in a complete waste of coconut oil. Frankly I did not follow the exact instructions in the recipe so I thought I’d give it a second shot. Well, I never usually follow the exact instructions for any recipe I find. This was true for the second time I tried making whipped body butter but luckily it turned out great! So I thought I’d share my experience too.
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Weekend Links

weekend links

Here is what I have been loving on the internet lately

Why creative people function better in a clutter. Great read!

The Ice Bucket Challenge video that went viral!

Lostmy.name is a great website to create a personalised book for your child!

Is there such a thing as a good psychopath? Read this!

If you are refrigerating your butter stop right now! Here is why!

A great read about the unschooling movement!

I want this necklace and these shoes.

I want to make this sour cherry shake!

Have a great weekend!

Sole Eating

Baby eating on her own

I have seen babies a lot younger than Maya who feed themselves on their own. It is my fault she never picked that skill earlier. I didn’t let her eat by herself because I was dreading the mess she would leave behind. But since she started day care two days a week she started eating by herself pretty quickly and in fact now doesn’t let me feed her at all. I was frustrated at the beginning having to deal with yet another cleaning after her but now I really enjoy watching her feed herself and find it great fun.

Maya is a toddler and mess is what toddlers do. I think I am coming to peace with it and now actually enjoy her messes. She is the sweetest thing ever and watching her grow and learn new skills every day is as exciting and amazing as can be.

This is her breakfast cereal all over her face!
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Palette n1 i Love You Little One

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I have seen a number of bloggers to share their own colour palette inspirations. Colours taken from a favourite photo or a simple arrangement of favourite colour shades would make a great colour theme for a wedding, baby shower, baby nursery, etc.

I have been planning to start creating my own palettes for a while. The idea was inspired not only from other blogs I read but after looking at some of Maya’s colourful toys which have amazing colour combinations. I think combining colours from her favourite toys, books and outfits would be great to theme with her nursery, shoes, photographs etc. It is just a great way to find inspiration and ideas.

One of the books she enjoys a lot to look at is the lovely I Love You Little One by Nancy Tafuri. It has really pretty illustrations and beautiful colour tones.

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My first palette is inspired from the cover illustration and I named the palette after the book.

Colour Palette