I’m always on the hunt for some healthy kids snacks! I try to keep sugar out of the house, my boys are already wild enough! These are our favorites for lunches, on the go and around the house.
Little Duck Organics makes yummy tiny fruits, great for kids 1+, no added sugar. Case still loves them and he is two. Flat pretzels are just cool cause they are flat…the salt + peppers ones get those little taste buds going. Who doesn’t like goldfish? I like to buy the whole grain ones because you can’t even tell the difference! Sunmaid raisins are a classic, not too many though or else. Pouches are perfect for those picky eaters (we have one over here) Great way to sneak those veggies in. Our faves are from Ella’s Kitchen and GoGo Squeez. Did you know that they are now included in the kids meals at Arby’s? Way better choice than fries. Speaking of potatoes…we are big fans of sweet potato chips. Food Should Taste Good’s original flavor only has three ingredients! And our last favorite healthy snack to chomp on is Oat My Goodness granola, made with just a 1/4 of a cup of sugar! Jax loves the dried mango in the sunrise flavor. Oh and they will ship for free this week, so enter code OMGWAKEUP when you place your order!
What are your little one’s favorite healthy snacks?
I’m sure you have a little artist in the family who is making masterpieces from cotton balls, empty toilet paper rolls, paper plates, and penne pasta. We do over here! They are the cutest, but just can’t save them all. So I decided to make a book before the new school year begins. It will be a great way to document every year how their talents have grown. It is also an easy way to share with others without having to fumble a huge stack of greatness. The first step is to gather all the of finger painted, googly-eyed art, coloring pages and worksheets that you want to include and photograph them. Below are some tips that might help…
> take photos in a bright room with lots of natural light
> lay the artwork on a piece of white poster paper for consistency
> try turning off your flash
> a tripod can help keep your camera steady
Next step will be making the book…stay tuned for part two!
Chinos are not just for weddings and family photos. All those fun colors, I mean why not rock them all year? So before you put them in the hand-me-down pile because they are starting to look like highwaters or the knees are worn out, just alter them!
ALTERED NO. 2: THE CHINO CHOP (or cuff)
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
pair of chinos
scissors or fabric shears
1. Gather your supplies.
2. Cut to desired length, fray the ends. (washing will do the trick too!)
3. Trim any super long threads.
Note: Of course this will work with any type of pant, not just chinos. If you are hesitant about chopping, try the cuff…just fold each leg up twice.
As most of you parents know, kids outgrow clothes super fast! This style series is a way to share some simple ideas on how to alter your little one’s clothes, style them in a new way + find a way to add a little life back to them…maybe they will start rocking those hand-me-downs! Whether it be dyed, bleached, chopped, painted, so many possibilities…ALTERED will be your helpful guide to style your little ones.
Look at this sweet shared room! I had to show you all since I was just discussing whether to move the boys together in one room or not. My long time internet, instagram, tumblr, mom friend, Amber of Eva & Owen and her family just recently moved, they live in Brisbane, Austraila. I think she did an awesome job creating a space for her little ones, Eva and Owen. Love that rug! Read what she says about their room…
After we sold our first home, we decided that once we moved, Eva and Owen would share a room. While they’re not going to share a bedroom in the future, I like the idea of siblings having a shared space when they’re little. The idea behind this decision was to also create a playroom, rather than two separate bedrooms. With the majority of their toys and puzzles in the playroom, this room is primarily used for sleeping and “quiet time” activities like reading. And for sentimental reasons, I love the Oliver Jeffer’s print above Owen’s cot. It’s from one of my favourite Children’s books The Way Back Home, which begins with “Once there was a boy…” I love that it evokes the idea of adventure and exploration.
I never really had a theme or idea of what I was going to create, so it has slowly evolved as I’ve added new pieces. The Oeuf mini library would have to be my favourite piece in their room. I’m a huge book lover, so this is perfect for storing some of their book collection, as well as a nice way to display some of their toys.
The biggest challenge with creating a girl / boy shared spaces was creating something that reflected each of their identities without having to be completely gender neutral. Eva’s bedding is very girly using mismatching pink patterns from a variety of stores (Country Road, Serena & Lily, Dwell Studio and Land of Nod); whereas the artwork over Owen’s cot and above the bookcase add a boyish element. I needed something to tie it all together, and the Gold Bar rug from Land of Nod seemed to fit perfectly.
Oeuf mini library / Leander cot/toddler bed / Land of Nod gold bar rug / Pinhole Press acrylic name frames / Domanyne bed frame / BlaBla knit pillows + dolls / pink wire basket / Adairs side table + lamp / whale print / octopus print / boy and boat print / geometric gem print / girl and boat print / to the moon and back print / metal ‘e’ letter / wicker baskets, thrifted / garland, diy using felt balls
photos by Amber
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