I love to have fun with paper, food, paint, music and events and just being creative in all of it. However, I don't feel the need to be a perfectionist nor a professional in any of my creations. I wish I could have a blog JUST about the art of cooking, photography, sewing, art, mothering, jewelry making, card making, dancing, gardening, deep spiritual thoughts, decorating, poetry, party planning, baking.... and the list goes on but I can't. I don't think I was created with the ability to focus on one task. I like all of these hobbies layed out before me and the freedom to pick whatever I choose depending on the mood or time I have.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Valentine's Day Bath Fun

Making bath time fun for Valentine's Day is easy with this activity. You can get all the details over at my new blog Inspired by Familia here.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Creative Valentine's Day Crafts for Kids

We are slowly but surely moving all of our post from here over to our website Inspired by Familia.  You can get the details on how to make this fun craft here.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Edible Chocolate Play Dough Recipe

This is definitely a win-win recipe not only do you get hours of fun with play dough and you also get to eat it. I will be sharing with you two activities to have fun with this play dough at Inspired by Family our Play Dough in a Jar Cupcake Fun and at Spanglish Baby our Your Very Own Chocolate Factory craft.

Now you don't have to tell your kids not to stick that in their mouth or not to play with their food. They can actually eat this and play with it.

Edible Chocolate Play Dough

3-4 cps powdered sugar
3/4 cp cream cheese
3/4 cp powdered milk
1/2 cp Cocoa powder (baking kind)

Mix ingredient in a bowl. You don't want it to have a sticky consistency so start with 3 cups of sugar and if it's still sticky add a some sugar or milk powder.

My son is two and we made it together. He got to put the ingredients in and mix it and of course make a mess.  Note he wass wearing an apron and the bowl we used was large.

Monday, January 21, 2013

DIY Valentine's Day Treat Favors: Sewn with Love

 You can find this super easy and inexpensive craft over at my new blog: Inspired by Familia here

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tooth Fairy Printables in Different Languages

tooth fairy receipts in different languages

In the past month we have had quite the dentist appointments for my boys so this got me thinking about the Tooth Fairy.  It's looking like one of them will have metal in his near future.

I shared about our Tooth Fairy Traditions here and how we not only celebrate the Tooth Fairy but we also get our little mouse friend from my Hispanic background. Since reading The Tooth Fairy Meets El Raton Perez by Rene Colato Lainez, a fun read for children, it has inspired me to bridge both of our cultures with the tooth fairy tradition. We shared with our boys that "we" are the tooth fairy just like we did with Santa Claus but in both situations they still want to play along like there is a Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus and we don't mind playing along with them.

When it finally dawned on me, that not everyone has the tooth fairy (duh), I wanted to make a neutral printable to fit with any culture and one for those who have the Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez (Latin America and Spain celebrate with El Raton Perez) and the French also have a mouse but his name is La Petite  Souris. I know many countries just throw their tooth up on the roof or place it in interesting places so hopefully one of these printables will be able to work with your tradition.

Tooth Fairy Receipts in Different Languages

Here's one for those who are in bi-cultural English speaking families: The Tooth Fairy and El Raton Perez. To print just right click on image and copy and paste into your document.

tooth fairy receipt

This one is blank so that you can fill it in with what corresponds to your own traditions:
tooth fairy receipt 1
For our Spanish speaking friends whose tradition incorporates El Raton Perez:
tooth fairy receipt in Spanish
For our French Speaking Friends whose tradition incorporates : Le Petit Souris
tooth fairy receipt in french

Does the Tooth Fairy visit your house or do you have another tradition? I would love to hear about your tradition?