Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bits and Pieces

A few photos from the last week...

I gave my hula hoop a makeover by wrapping it in strips of vintage fabric, love how it turned out!

 taken at a pool party we went to last week with frineds

 I love century plant blooms!

from our family brunch outing, we saw a volkswagon show on the way

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Shop Update

I finally got some time to add some new goodies to the shop!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

ginger peach smoothie

Not only is this icy treat refreshing, it's very soothing if you have any tummy troubles! On to the recipe:

1 cup frozen peaches
1 banana, fresh or frozen
1" fresh ginger root, peeled
1 cup light coconut milk
1 tablespoon honey

Add all ingredients to your blender and blend on high until smooth.

serves 1-2

Monday, April 13, 2015

What I Wore // Sunday Brunch Date

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Yesterday hubs and I went out for a brunch date and tried out a restaurant we hadn't been to yet. It was a breezy, not-too-hot day and perfect for strolling around downtown and by the water too.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie

We got a huge bag of frozen organic cherries from BJ's the other week, so they've been making a regular appearance in my smoothies :) Who says you can't eat clean and treat yoself at the same time? This cake-inspired smoothie is a delicious treat and it's packed with antioxidants...yay!

Vegan Black Forest Cake Smoothie
Serves 1-2

1 cup frozen cherries
1/4 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup cashews
1 cup coconut milk (I used the So Delicious culinary lite coconut milk)
1-2 tablespoons maple syrup

Blend cashews and coconut milk until smooth. Add all other ingredients and continue blending. Enjoy!

Monday, April 6, 2015

DIY Sleepy Cat Air Freshener with Essential Oils

I recently did a thorough cleaning of my car. While it was nice to finally have it clutter-free (I hate to admit the thing had been neglected for months :/), it still wasn't smelling as fresh as it could...So I came up with the idea to make my own air freshener with essential oils since they are way better for you than the artificial chemicals used in the store-bought car fresheners. I wanted something with some personality, so I decided on this patchwork kitty :) This project is a good way to use up any felt and fabric scraps you have laying around. It also makes a great gift, I made one for my hubby and mom as well. Each cat takes about 30 minutes to complete. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Koala Crate Review

Last month we signed up for the Koala Crate. It is a subscription box for 3-4 year olds. It includes all the materials needed for three hands-on projects. Every month is a different theme, this crate was colors.

 This is everything that came in the box:

  • jumbo crayons
  • watercolors
  • banner and cord
  • soft color dice
  • color sheets
  • coloring flashcards
  • instruction booklet
  • Imagine magazine (partner with Highlights)
First we played the "color scavenger hunt" where your child rolls the dice, then finds the color sheet to match the color rolled, then searches for an item in the house of that color and places it on top of the color sheet. Little A loved it! 

Next, we decorated our banner triangles with crayons and watercolors...

Then we experimented mixing colors by holding two of the color sheets up to the light to see what color is made.

Then we used the watercolors again to paint the flashcards.

I loved that the magazine was reminiscent of Highlights magazine, because I used to read that as a child :) Little A spent quite some time paging through it, we have yet to finish all the activities inside.

Bottom Line: I definitely recommend this subscription. I felt that the materials are high quality and it is a great hands-on learning tool. We love getting surprises in the mail and the Koala Crate doesn't disappoint! You can find a coupon for your first box here. This company also has subscription boxes for older children as well, so be sure to check them out!

Have you ever tried a children's subscription box? What did you think?

Friday, April 3, 2015

What I Wore // Among the Wildflowers

The wildflowers are in full bloom where we was lovely seeing them and all the bees buzzing around them on our family nature walk the other day.

outfit details:
tee and sweater- Urban Outfitters
jeans- Gap
mocassins- Minnetonka via Amazon
crystal necklace- Belle Hibou
earrings- Modcloth
sunnies- Urban Outfitters

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fab Etsy Finds

We've been having computer issues for the past week or so and I haven't been able to blog, but hopefully they're resolved now :) Here are some of my favorite finds from Etsy lately: