July 11, 2020

Pool Floats + Toys || Our Favorites


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pool floats
pool floats

Our collection of favorite pool + float toys we've collected this summer!
Half are shown above + the other half have yet to be seen over in Instagram : )
All are listed below.
(All thanks to our 2 Birthday summer girls)





Flamingo splash pad sold out (similar here)
+ or


July 7, 2020

Paper Plate Crafts || Summer Part 2


A full video demo for this Unicorn paper plate craft can be found here, over on YouTube! 

hermit crab paper plate craft
June's Paper Plate Craft! 

Hermit crab demo can be found  here.  Separate demo for the bucket + matching shovel is  here.  From here on out I'll create, share + demo a new paper plate craft design each month!  So if you liked these crafts, you might also like our other summertime paper plate craft designs Part 1 found  here.

Lastly, a suggestion box for August design's will be up in Instagram stories 1 week before on Tuesday July 28th! I'm excited to see you over on Instagram then to let me know what you'd like to see next!! : )

Warmly, Steph

June 29, 2020

Homemade Star Marshmallows + S'mores Summer Treat

homemade marshmallows 4th of july treat

Ingredients
Butter (grease pan)
Confectioners’ sugar for coating pan + making shapes!
2 (1/4 ounce) unflavored powered gelatin envelopes
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Red + blue food coloring

homemade marshmallows 4th of july treat

Directions

|| 1 ||
Coat cooking pan with butter and then add on a thin layer of confectioners’ sugar.

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In a heavy saucepan combine granulated sugar, corn syrup, salt and 1/3 cup of water. Play over heat and bring to boil. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Continue to boil without stirring for 1 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 seconds.

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Turn mixer to low speed and pour hot syrup into the softened gelatin while gradually increasing the mixer speed to high and beat for 5-7 minutes until marshmallows form a thick whisk. Then put mixer on low and add in vanilla extract. Then if desired, add food coloring (cleaning bowl between batches).

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Using a spatula scrape the marshmallow into your coated (butter + confectioners’ sugar) into the pan. Let sit at room temperature for 4 hours-overnight.

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Sprinkle confectioners’ sugar onto a large clean surface or cutting board, for your "marshmallow making shape space." Then, using a rubber spatula and sprinkles of confectioners’ sugar, pull the entire flay lay of marshmallow out of the pan and onto your "marshmallow making shape space."

||  7 ||
Spray your desired cookie cutter with nonstick cookie spray and or lightly coat with butter. Then dust star cookie cutter with confectioners’ sugar to prevent sticking. Lastly, you can make your shapes! and have fun!

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Happy 4th of July mom friends! 
While staying close home, it really feels good to make things festive + fun over here.  : ) 

Warmly, Steph




June 23, 2020

DIY Play Kitchen Makeover

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Play Kitchen Makeover
Custom sister portrait C/O Dapper + Darling
White play kitchen inspired by Marisa over at  hellobabybrown
(all hardware is spray painted champagne gold above) 


Anything else, feel free to ask!

Warmly, Steph




Play Kitchen Makeover

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June 22, 2020

Girls Gift Guide


girls gift guide

4 year old

Pink polka dot pool 
(promo code welcome10 for %10 off first costumers!)


baby girls gift guide

1 year old



These were almost all of the girls favorite things! Mini ice cream shop, cake pop play set + cash register have been continued hits over here! (I do keep the coins and dollar bills from the cash register up high for Emma right now) though Abby LOVE's playing shop with all of us! Candy shop, sweet shop, milk shop. shoe shop you name it... we've done it.

Hopefully there's one or two fun ideas here for you + your little ones while we're all close to home! Anything that sparks the imagination + supports creativity seems to really encourage Abby in going back + playing with the toy again... a new adventure each time! + Something I myself, find very helpful! ; )

Hope all is well with you + big virtual hug mom friend!

Warmly, Steph



June 17, 2020

She's A Berry Good ONE || Emma's 1st Birthday

first birthday baby girl berry

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Custom Cake Topper CO/Modern Birch Co

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first birthday baby girl berry
first birthday baby girl berry

first birthday baby girl berry

first birthday baby girl berry
first birthday baby girl berry
 Happy 1st Birthday sweet baby Emma! Your spirit,  happiness and giggles give me life during such a challenging time in our lives! Soooo thankful for your joyfulness within our home and I'm beyond delighted with the fact that you made me a girl of two!! Can't wait to see you waddle around in little rompers all summer long : )

Love, Mama



Sources + Links
White balloon garland set  ||  Berry balloons Mama Jots DIY  ||  Berry Headband C/O Lulebloom  ||  High chair  (spray painted champagne gold) ||  Berry Good cake topper C/O/Modern Birch Co  ||  She's a berry good one sign C/O Modern Birch Co  ||  Bar chart  ||  Pink Bucket  ||  Emma's Dress (sold out- similar here)  ||  Happy Birthday garland  ||  Pink 1 balloon

June 8, 2020

Abby's 4th Unicorn Birthday || Social Distance

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Happy Big 4th Birthday dear Abby! I can't believe how incredibly happy and loving you are in all you do! I truly adore your kindness for others and I promise to help nurture this quality within you for years to come! Your soul is meant to shine bright + help change our world! 

Love, Mama

4th unicorn birthday
Birthday prep

3 weeks before:
Emailed entire family + asked them to sign up for a FaceTime call. Then write + send a text, email, mail a card, etc on why they loved Abby. All of them sent a gift : )

1 week before:
Emailed everyone the time they signed up for + asked if changes needed to be made!

1 day before:
Wrapped everyones gift the night before of her big day! + "magically" decorated the downstairs. 
(Heads up! I was up until 2am making all the "magic" happen as we all do.. for our little ones) 

Abby's Birthday!
6:00am
Blew up star balloons + clear confetti balloon. Then attached them to each gift/family.

7:30am
Woke up Abby + surprised her with a unicorn healthy breakfast! 
(Toast, yogurt, sprinkles + berries)

8:30am
 little sis was up first! Placed the gift outside our door + rang the doorbell!
This kicked off the day! 

Every hour the doorbell would "ring" for Abby! She would then open up a card + gift from someone in our family at which point we would immediately call to "thank them" and they would wish her a very Happy 4th Birthday!

The day was magical. 


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Resources + Links


June 1, 2020

Sister Summer Basket

Summer Bucket
||  Flamingo baby splash pad (sold out similar here + here + here)  || Gold Shovels were a DIY

Since it's our first official week without "At Home Preschool!!!" both girls will be gifted this together later on in the week as 1/2 joint Birthday gifts we have planned for them! This may be the only year I can get away with that (I know)  : )

Let's connect again soon! + See you over on Instagram!

Warmly, Steph






Summer bucket

May 26, 2020

Paper Plate Crafts || Summer

paper plate craft girls summer hats
Baby Girl + Girl Summertime Hats demo can be found on YouTube,  here!

paper plate craft narwhal
Narwhal demo can be found by clicking  here for full YouTube tutorial.

Unicorn Pool Float paper plate! Craft video demo can be  found here, and keep in mind this one is certainly advanced, however at the end I share a few ideas on how you can simplify this one!

Paper Plate Craft mermaid tail
Mermaid Tail
Click  here to see full video demo!

Paper Plate Craft seashell
Pink Seashell
Click  here, for a full video demo on how we made our seashell.

Paper Plate Craft summertime girls
Click here to see full video demo on how we made our girls into summertime girls : )

It's been so fun to hear and see how these crafts are helping you and your little ones while we're all at home! + I'd LOVE to see what you end up creating! Feel free to tag me over in Instagram so I can see, share + highlight you + your creativity! 

Warmly, Steph