Saturday, December 8, 2012

FAMILY: Natural dye for homemade playdough

Wow, this is a great recipe for a homemade natural dye playdough. 

Raspberries and strawberries, Rose petals, Turmeric are just a few of the natural dyes you would use for these.

Click on for instructions on How to extract your dye

Playdough recipe

½ cup of flour
½ cup of dyed water
¼ cup of salt
½ tbsp cream of tartare
½ tbsp cooking oil
Combine all the ingredients in a pan
Put the pan on a medium to low heat and keep stirring until mixture forms a ball
Allow it to cool a little and knead it on a well floured worktop.

This recipe is for a non-edible playdough. Please also remember that natural dyes stain, so wear something old :)

Taken from MiniEco.

DIY: 3D Paper Diamonds

I have a special place in my heart for paper crafts, and i love this one from MiniEco!

to make go here for the template.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

BITE: Blendtec Wildside and Twister Jar Series Giveaway and Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe and BlendTec are giving away Blendtec Wildside and Twister Jar! Right in time for the holidays. That's a gift I would love for MYSELF!

Enter the giveaway here:

Monday, November 26, 2012

WELL BEING: Natural Lip Scrub

your lips need some loving too..

  • 1 empty container
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of olive oil (or try jojoba!)
  • A few drops of honey
Stir everything together and voila!

photo and recipe taken from

Friday, November 23, 2012

DESIGN: Geometric Mobiles

I've always like paper crafts. This one is just awesome, and i'm not even going to try to figure out how it's done!

Stu Hughes of Vancouver, Canada creates geometric spheres as a relaxing hobby. Impressively complex designs, his mobiles are perfectly balanced with spheres that suspend gracefully from wooden dowels.

See more of Stu's dramatic mobiles in his Etsy shop Celestial Visions.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

DIY: Lego Gift Boxes with Free Templates!

These lego boxes from Lines across My Face are just so awesome i can't wait to make them.
They are awesome for gift wrapping and fun DIY projects with your little ones. 

For the tutorial go HERE!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

FAMILY: Great Citrus Lane Deal on Groupon!

3-Month Subscription from Citrus Lane for only $35 instead of $75!

If you aren't already a member of groupon join here

Each month, Citrus Lane draws on recommendations from actual parents to fill themed boxes to the brim with toys, books, and parenting supplies. Better yet, they do it all with your child's age and developmental stage in mind. Discover best-of products from brands like Skip*Hop, Green Toys, and more, sure to delight kids and, like a meteorite filled with raspberry jam, leave a minimal impact on the environment. The boxes are themed by month, and past themes have included “Fun in the Sun,” “Art and Music,” and “Bed and Bath.”
  • Monthly boxes full of mom-tested kid’s products
  • Themes have included “Art and Music” and “Fun in the Sun”
  • Past products have included toys from Plan Toys, Plum Organics snacks, and Episencial sunscreen
  • Tailored to each child by their birthday
  • For tots aged 0–3

Sunday, October 21, 2012

DIY: Tree Branch Lamp

Check out this awesome DIY Tree Branch lamp project by A Bit of Bees Knees.
I'm thinking about making this for nursery...

DESIGN: Book Bed

Now you can literally curl up in the pages of a good book! Yusuke Suzuki designed this bed to look like a giant book - with pages that you can turn! Awesome!

DESIGN: Giant Colored Pencils in the Forest

A few years ago, Helsinki-based Artist Jonna Pohjalainen spent the summer at an environmental art workshop in Pedvale, Latvia. She arrived there supply-less, but with an open mind. Every day, she would sit quietly, taking in the rural landscape, sharpening her pencils and watching the sunset. It was during those quiet moments that she got the brilliant idea to transform the gray aspen logs that surrounded her into gigantic color pencils.

FAMILY: Clementine's Natural Crayons

This is a great product from Clementine. They are natural soy crayons that are a smooth and creamy alternative to traditional crayons made with paraffin wax. They are made from Kosher soy wax, mineral pigments, beeswax, carnauba wax, vegetable stearic acid, calcium carbonate (chalk), natural brazilian rosin, and titanium dioxide. No chemical dyes or additives. Would love to try them one day.

FOOD: Lemon Quinoa Cilantro Chickpea Salad

You can do so many things with Quinoa. It's healthy, full of protein, and super easy to make.

This salad is both refreshing and nutritious. To make, go here and scroll down a little till you find it.

Feel free to add your own touches like ingredients, spices, herbs, and any of your favorite flavors. there is no right and wrong with cooking!

DIY: Nail And String Letters

Jen from JK JK shows us how to make this awesome nail and string wall art.

Perfect idea for a new nursery! ;)

Lolapop is popin

first post, first pop

Saturday, September 1, 2012

My photography

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All images © 2005-2013 Maya S.

Please ask me if you would like to use any of the photos anywhere else. Thank you & Enjoy :)
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