March 2, 2021

Easter Series || Paper Plate Crafts

Easter Egg paper plate craft

Flower crown decorated Easter egg for our first paper plate craft this Easter holiday season! All the pinks, purples and soft colors in general are inspired by my 4.7 year old who loves all things girly + princess. Full demo breaking down how we layered everything, can be seen  here. 


February 28, 2021

Sun + Rainbow || Paper Plate Craft + Toy


paper plate craft sun and rainbow

Spring weather maker + shakers as a craft/toy which I thought would be fun as it is educational for our girls! We used uncooked noodles and both we're created in 25 minutes post bedtime. Full 33 second demo on the rainbow raincloud can be seen here + the golden sun, here! 

February 26, 2021

Five Friday Finds || Easter Basket Series


girls Easter Basket

Every Friday until mid March, this page will be updated on Friday's to kick off a new fun series we're calling, "Five Friday Finds!" hosted over in Instagram! Basically, I'll briefly share 5 Easter Basket finds as the girls items are coming in. Some weeks I'll add in new small business launches and or things I think you would like! Below is this weeks!

Emma's Basket (21 months)
Pink donut shoes (general spring purchase)

Abby' Basket (4.5 years)

February 17, 2021

Spring II Paper Plate Crafts

rainbow paper plate craft

It may not be a pot of gold at the end of our rainbow, though it still sure is magical! Video demo on, "How To" in 33 seconds can be watched,  here!  Spring II paper plate craft series is kicking off this week + I couldn't be any more excited about some new light and bright designs coming to  Mama Jots website -  Instagram -  YouTube + now TikTok (my goodness yes, I'm in!) Then last, my  gold scissors (which I've been using + loving for over a year now) you can find here.

If you liked this one, you might like last years (start of the series)  here!

February 10, 2021

Daddy-Daughter(s) Valentines Brunch

valentine brunch
valentine brunch
valentine brunch
valentine brunch
valentine brunch
valentine brunch

daddy-daughter valentines brunch

This is one of our favorite traditions as a family since we started doing it with Abby via 2019 (year 3 now!) Using our DIY upgrade pink table and chairs set, I always do a little decor with a few balloons either up in the air or down on the floor. You can see last years brunch  here + our very first one  here! 

Resources + Links:

3 Tier White Heart Tray

Emma's Dress

Emma's Bow C/O Sweet Melon Co

Emma's Gold Shoes

Abby's Dress

Abby's Bow - ZoZu Baby 2019

Abby's Gold Shoes

Heart stir sticks C/O Modern Birch Co

Table + Chair Set (DIY - Spray Painted)

All garlands Pearl + Jane

Daddy's Shoes 

February 2, 2021

Paper Plate Crafts || Valentines Day

paper plate craft valentines day
Fancy Chocolates from a chocolate box for another Valentines Day craft for littles! Complete demo can be found  here!
Valentines paper crafts
Heart air balloons! This concept was for the girls Valentine's Day basket late year which you can see here. Then to see under 1 minute how we made these, watch here! 

Valentines paper crafts
Red + pink heart Valentine holders with a nice pocket to hold all those notes from family, friends + or classmates! To see how we made this 3D, a video demo can be seen here!

January 28, 2021

DIY + Free Valentine Printable Adventures

 Kelsey Klos x Mama Jots (Steph)

free valentine printable
free valentine printable
free valentine printable
free valentine printable

 Kelsey Klos  + I collaborated on designing 3 magical backgrounds for your little mini maker to color + create this heart day holiday season!  With all this time being spent at home I knew putting together a mini coloring activity for Abby's class of 9 (included her!) was something she'd love to give as well color herself! While equally, being a gift to the parents.   : )

My friend Kelsey is a creative force within herself styling and designing constantly for small businesses including her own co-owned company,  House of FeteAlong with a recent magazine spread in Good House Keeping + Green Wedding Shoes. 

So today... we're so excited to bring you this fun little DIY/activity/Valentine to help celebrate + encourage all the mini makers and holiday heart lovers alike! Truly can't wait to see all the fun + colorful + magical worlds they will create! Then come find us on Instagram! @kelseyklos @mama.jots

Click  here  to download the free Valentine coloring adventures! 

DIY Supplies
Burgundy card stock 
Pink card stock
(+or download printable version here)
Gold sticker letters 
(+ or divide giant mini colored pencil box and place in cookie bags)

January 22, 2021

Valentine Play Kitchen || Decor

valentine play kitchen
valentine play kitchen
valentine play kitchen
valentine play kitchen

Cake pops! Sugar, and all things sweet was the theme for decorating our play kitchen this heart holiday season by pulling out all the sweet treat play food we own + then putting them out on display! With our  cake pop toy front + center. Then we updated our menu with sprinkles, love + sugar which you can  click here to download for free!

Replaced the  star chandelier with hearts which we painted pink + gold. Then lastly added a fun pink Valentine princess cape to our collection. Everything else we already owned + pulled together in creating, a "sugar" theme for this heart holiday season!


January 13, 2021

Hug Craft || Valentine's Day

hug craft valentines day
hug craft valentines day

hug craft valentines day
hug craft valentines day

Craft Hug!
 Traced the girls hands then cut around them by leaving an inch or so in making the mitten shape on the other side. Next, added  sticker letters to each mitten, "A Hug From Me" on hand + "To You!" on the other! Over on  Instagram, you see us make the entire craft start to finish.

Enjoy + Virtual Hugs

Warmly, Steph