DIY

Get crafty with these easy do-it-yourself ideas and projects. DIY crafts add a special personal touch to Baby's space and to your home and are definitely one-of-a-kind!

Quick Homemade Applesauce to Please Toddler Tummies!

Last week, my family and I went apple picking. It’s a tradition we do each September, and it’s one that my girls absolutely love. This year, we picked a TON of apples. I have plans to make a few apple pies and maybe an apple cake, and with the rest, I made homemade applesauce.

There are about a million homemade applesauce recipes out there, all calling for different things. Some use lemon, some cinnamon. Some, you add apple cider, some you just add water. And what I’ve discovered is that it really just depends how you like it. I like my applesauce unsweetened, a little tart, and fairly chunky.

With the apples we handpicked from the orchard, I came up with the easiest homemade applesauce recipe…

Capture Picture Perfect Moments with This DIY Photo Station

We just don’t take pictures like we used to. With cell phones, selfies, and social media, we’re often looking for that quick snap instead of a planned photo. So with our recent party, we tried to fix that by giving our guests a place to create a perfect photo op.

Take a look at how we built our custom Sailboat Photo Station.

The Importance of the Family Selfie

Selfies are the new thing. Originally, I thought a selfie was just a picture you took of yourself, alone. But as it turns out, you can have as many people in the photo as possible, as long as you are taking the photo yourself.

One of our new family traditions is to, of course, take a selfie whenever we can: Saturday mornings when we’re all laying in bed, in the car about to embark on a family roadtrip, or during a fun family outing (like apple picking, below). I know they are silly, and I’m fairly certain every professional photographer would roll their eyes over the photo quality, but I actually love taking family selfies. Here’s why…

Cool Whip Painting

My girls have always loved sensory play. They love to explore new tastes and textures, sounds, and smells. They REALLY love anything that makes a mess. We’ve been doing Cool Whip painting for several years. It’s especially great for little ones who love to put everything in their mouths! Here’s how you can do your own Cool Whip painting at home…

Baby Nursery Inspiration: Frida Kahlo

I love nurseries. I love designing cozy little spaces that our children can grow into and love. These days, people are getting so creative when it comes to baby rooms. It’s no longer pink for girls and blue for boys. If you look on Pinterest, you will see an array of different themes, colors, styles — I love it. It got me thinking about what I would do if I had to design another nursery.

Frida Kahlo is one of the most famous Latina artists of all time. She is well-known for her use of vibrant colors and self-portraits. I think it’s important for Latino children to grow up learning about their culture and art — so this led me to digging around for some inspiration for a nursery based off of Frida’s work.

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